Xurgency is a terminal/console application for the Gnome Desktop to inform the user by flashing the taskbar if a process like emerge, make, wget, or updatedb is ready. For your convenience, ready-made 'Emerge', 'Make', 'Wget', and 'Updatedb' scripts are provided, but it will work with all console programs.
yeahwm (yet another h* window manager) is a minimalist window manager based on evilwm. It supports Xinerama and respects aspect size hints (useful with Mplayer and tvtime). It features creative usage of the mouse, tabbed titles that can be repositioned (BeOS-like), and good keyboard control.
zufall is a simple program to change the background periodically. It takes one or more directories with images as a parameter (no GUI) and sets a randomly chosen image as background. If there is a border remaining, its color is the average color of two corners of the image. This mostly fits the image very well. It doesn't work if the root window is hidden by another program, like in Gnome or KDE. However, it is possible to execute a configurable command to effect the change whenever the image is supposed to change. A script to do this in Gnome is included.