Here are some software packages and utility scripts I wrote that might be useful
to the general public.
This package can help in organization of a conference. It can handle
on-line applications, submission of abstracts, upload of electronic
presenation, creating conference WWW pages etc.
Also, using only subset of coonf's features one can set up WWW interface
for easy insertion of any data into relational database and subsequent
WWW access to this data.
Written in Python. Current version is coonf 0.9.11 (beta) [2012-02-27].
[example WWW site 1]
[example WWW site 2]
Retrieves postscript or PDF version of eprints from the
Written in python. Current version is gethep 2.1 [2012-03-05].
Usage: gethep [-s|-d] arXiv/number (e.g. 0911.1374)
-s save to file [default]
-d display in viewer
Gets BibTeX info (and keywords) for a paper specified
by either arXiv.org
eprint number or texkey. Uses
database. This is useful for creating and updating your list of
references. Even if you don't use BibTeX this script can help you
in checking whether and where some eprint has been published.
Written in python. Requires requests and BeautifulSoup packages.
Current version is getbib 2.0 [2014-02-19].
Usage: getbib arXiv/number
hep_filter is python script that intercepts daily abstract
announcements by arXiv.org,
calculates a score of each abstract according to keywords from
your scores file and than reorders abstracts so that the ones most
interesting to you come out on top. Resulting email is then forwarded to
Current version is hep_filter 0.6 [2007-08-24].
Backup script. Uses dump(8) and splits level 0 backup into multiple
volumes that can be burned to CDs/DVDs. It can automatically mount
remote NFS filesystems. Developed on FreeBSD but should work on
other *nixes as well.
Written in Bourne shell. Current version is baak 1.0 [2003-01-30].