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UnQuarantine

Adds a shortcut in the Services section of the right click menu to remove the "quarantine" attribute from downloaded files.
Doing so prevents an alert when they are opened, and sometimes a very long delay.

How to use:

Extract the zip file and open the resulting file. Automator will prompt you to install it.
Then you can right click any file, folder, or selection of files, and select Services -> UnQuarantine to remove the "quarantine" attribute from it.
Supports OS X 10.7 and newer versions, on both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs.

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macOS Patches for Unsupported Macs

I previously worked with Collin Mistr (dosdude1) to create patches and drivers, including support for older GPUs and USB controllers, for running unsupported newer macOS versions on older Macs. They have been incorporated into his macOS Sierra Patcher, High Sierra Patcher, Mojave Patcher, and Catalina Patcher.

Their source code is available at the bottom of the first post of this forum thread.

ClearDownloadLog

Program that clears your Mac's log of downloaded files to protect privacy. Run it manually, or put it into Login Items.
Supports OS X 10.5 and newer versions, on PowerPC, Intel, and Apple Silicon CPUs.

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Android

NowKeyboard

A quick way to search Google through text, without waiting for Google Assistant to open. Replaces your shortcut to Google Assistant.
Also enables the use of the Google Go app through the search assistant shortcut.

How to enable after installing:

Android 4.0-4.0.4 (with Google Now unofficially installed): Long press the Search button (if your device has one), and tap NowKeyboard, then Always.
Android 4.1-5.1.1: Swipe up from the home button (or long press the menu button if your device has one), and tap NowKeyboard, then Always.
Android 6.0-7.1.2: Select NowKeyboard in Settings -> Apps -> Gear icon -> Default apps -> Assist.
Android 8.0 and newer versions: Select NowKeyboard in Settings -> Apps & notifications -> Default apps -> Assist & voice input.

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LauncherHijack

An app that enables use of Nova Launcher on Amazon tablets, which is blocked by Amazon, via an exploit I discovered.

Another user made a much improved version; please use it instead.

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USB Fortress single-board computer

I designed the USB Fortress, a cheaper alternative to the Inverse Path USB Armory single-board computer, in Geppetto. It has not been produced, due to a lack of time and funds, but the design is Creative Commons licensed so anyone can produce it themselves or create their own modified version. Email me if you do.

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OLPC XO Activities

When I was younger, I made programs (known as "activities") for the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop.

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ProxyDNS

Tool written in C which bypasses DNS-based internet censorship even when port 53 is intercepted. Runs on all POSIX compliant OSes. Includes its own tiny single-purpose Linux distribution for secure and efficient use on the Raspberry Pi.

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iOS Jailbreak