Just to keep you updated: I installed a small GEOLOC world map image on the right-hand side, yesterday.
It's similar to the Hitmap, which I installed before, but also differentiates between users which are currently visiting the site ("online" users), which are shown as green points, and those who have visited the site in the past but are not currently online (the red points).
The service in its basic version is free, but if you are willing to pay for it you can have more features, e.g. detailed statistics, higher resolution maps and - probably the prettiest feature - a Flash-based map, with the online users shown as "blinking" dots (have a look at an example).
All in all pretty nice eye-candy, if you ask me.
Update: Hm, lots of people on the web seem to have the Flash version. I wonder if they really all pay for that, or if you can have that in the free version, too...
They are indexing the closed captioning data of some TV shows in the US and grab some screenshots from each show.
I'm looking forward to further improvements of this technology...
I recently found a nifty RSS reader for the desktop, called akregator.
akregator is a KDE application which allows you to collect and read RSS/RDF/Atom feeds from news-sites, blogs, whatever. I tried some other RSS readers, but akregator seems to meet my needs best. It's especially quite fast, even with lots of feeds (I currently have more than 100 feeds on my list).
akregator has been named KDE App of The Month in January 2005.
Today I have moved my site Unmaintained Free Software to another server, again. The URL didn't change, so no need to update your bookmarks or anything.
In the next few days or weeks, I'll be migrating the whole content of the database to the new Unmaintained Free Software Wiki, which is in beta stage right now, but you can already play with it and add/change stuff.
As soon as the content is migrated, I'll remove the old site and the wiki will become the authoritative source.
I hope that moving to a wiki will, on the one hand, foster collaboration and encourage people to contribute, and - on the other hand - simplify and speed up the management of the site itself.
All content will be licensed unter the terms of the GNU FDL.
So, if you know of any unmaintained project or want to take over maintenance of a currently unmaintained project, go ahead.
There's a cool article by Chris McAvoy in the January issue of the Linux Journal titled "How I Feed My Cats with Linux".
He's using an inexpensive controller, a serial port and a small Python program to feed his cats from the web.
There's also a post about the project on the weblog of the author.
Ok, now this definately qualifies as a hack, so I'm off to Crazy Hacks to add the project ;-)