The links provided below are directed toward very useful and innovative utilities that are provided free of charge by their developers.
Spybot-S&D - Great free spyware scanner.
Trillian - Trillian is a fully featured, Windows chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC, Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware.
Adium X - Adium X is a fully featured, Mac OS X chat client that supports AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more...
MythTV - MythTV is a homebrew PVR project.
VLC - VideoLAN Client (VLC) s a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
A Fun Little HackBack in the days of 14.4 Kbps modems, university Unix
servers were a common haunt for students. A basic command
called 'finger' displays user profiles. After a
clever trick, my profile became the most well known
on campus. - Small Chaos
Needle in a HaystackMythBusters, "Episode 23," investigates just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack... Egos fly as the MythBusters get competitive in creating the supreme needle-finding machine. - Discovery Channel
A Walk Through LimaHoofing it when exploring a new place provides a deeper look into the character and culture of a region. Motoring through, areas and neighborhoods where the locals actually live are glanced over and ignored. You never know what serendipitous experience awaits when taking the time to explore on foot. - smallChaos Adventures™
Google WhackingRules for the Googlewhacker, legal words and dictionary results required when using a search engine to find fewer results, or exactly one result. - googlewhack