Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform task and performance monitor. It features global process monitoring, system load history (CPU, memory, network, and disks), disk information, network connections, detailed information and CPU, and memory percentage history per process.
nimsg (the Network Instant MeSsenGer) is a compact, server-based chat program. Its features include the ability to chat with more than one person at the same time, the ability to post multiple times in a row, and the ability to let users choose their in-chat nicknames. It can be used as an alternative for IRC, for those times where you just want to have a small, local chat room.