The very simple control protocol is a protocol for M2M (machine to machine), home automation, and similar things. This package includes programming tools, daemons, and userspace tools for using this protocol.
With OGSS (Open Gmail SMS Shell), you can control your computer with SMS text messages. All you need is a cell phone and a Gmail account. OGSS uses Python and libgmail to fetch messages from your Gmail account and run the included commands on your computer.