repla can turn any command into a shell. It does this by prepending the name of a command to each commandline before executing it. It can also add lists of arguments which are often needed, either prefixed or affixed to the commandline. It really shines with vcs or build commands, such as git, svn, hg, make, configure, etc.
ApplPi is a stochastic noise machine that creates a soothing background noise for those who can't work in complete silence or need to mask distracting noise. It creates sound similar to any noise machine, but it's more musical and harmonic. Additionally, you can control the frequency (note) of the sound and choose from built-in presets of noise/sound.