AutoWallpaper is a cross-platform desktop wallpaper changing utility. It automatically (or manually) changes the desktop wallpaper at a specified time interval set by the user. It runs in the background with a system tray icon that is visible when the application is running. It is written in Visual C# .NET 2008 (Windows versions) and Qt 4.4.3/4.5.0 (Linux/others).
Chev is a sane by default vulnerability check script that checks NIST and US Cert RSS feeds for a short list of software that you configure. It has two levels of priority, warn and critical, which allows for easy use with Nagios as a stand-alone script or in a cron job. Just add strings for your major pieces of software and chev will tell you when a vulnerability has been released.