> Is the source for the two apps you refer to available somewhere?

Yes. They can both be found in the Ada section on my web

 - http://hugin.ldraw.org/Ada/ordlistetjek/
 - http://hugin.ldraw.org/Ada/#ldraw_org_motm_vote

Both of them will need some adjustments to be used in
another environment than my machine (and I haven't spent
much time writing documentation).

"Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen."