playerdo is a script for controlling a variety of different media players from a single command line interface. It is intended to be used with keyboard shortcuts, especially the media keys (play/pause, next, etc.) found on many keyboards. It automatically detects which media player is running and tries to do the right thing.
timeplotters is a collection of command line tools for visualizing temporal data. It is especially useful for visualizing data from ad-hoc program logs, helping you to spot patterns and anomalies that you would not otherwise see by just watching how the program works or by looking at the logs with the naked eye. Its input format is tailored to event types typically seen in program logs, and the visualization methods are tailored to the questions typically asked about program performance (e.g. distribution of activity durations).