Qataki is a shell script that you can use to read/post notices from the command line in a simple manner. It supports Identi.ca, Twitter, and StatusNet. You can post, reply, retweet, or send direct messages; read personal, public, and user and group timelines (last statuses); read messages directed to you (i.e. where you are mentioned); read messages in context (conversations available only for Identi.ca/StatusNet); and search for notices.
fnf is a script that provides a list of a Twitter user's friends and followers. If you provide a username (and optional proxy), fnf will generate two files: USERNAME.followers and USERNAME.friends, consisting of a list of Twitter screen names and real names separated by " :: ". This data is easily used in scripts or imported to spreadsheets.