xoris grabs the RGB color value of any pixel on the screen and dumps the color's name to stdout. The output can be printed either as hex (#b0958e), as a triple of decimal RGB values (229 229 229), or as an abstract name (gray90). xoris has only been tested on displays with a bit depth of 24 bpp.
furious_tv is a PVR backend that uses an SQLite database to hold XMLTV listings data. Using that data, it can automatically execute commands to record TV shows off of a capture device (multiple capture devices are supported). If Shuriken is installed, furious_tv can also automatically power the system on/off for recordings to save power.