Unmaintained Free Software Wiki

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.

Feed your cats remotely using Linux and Python

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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 ;-)

My Crazy Hacks wiki is now online!

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So, finally, I have disabled the old Crazy Hacks site which was running on and replaced it with a wiki. The site is now available at

So, what exactly is Crazy Hacks?
Crazy Hacks is a wiki of crazy computer-related projects. The mission of this site is to give you a comprehensive overview of what some geeks do, when they have way too much spare time on their hands.

As you might have noticed the wiki provides an RSS feed, which I syndicate here on my homepage (see the "Crazy Hacks Wiki" block) on the right...

Please feel free to contribute to the wiki. Everyone can add and edit pages there...

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