twidge is a client for microblogging sites such as Twitter and Identica (identi.ca). It is extremely versatile, can be customized to work the way you want to work, and can be combined with other tools to do just about anything. It can be used interactively from the shell. It is useful directly as-is, and with simple shell aliases can make a highly efficient system to do exactly what you want. It is perfectly capable of being your only client for microblogging. It can also be used in an automated way, via cron(1), or it can even integrate with your email system.
datapacker is a tool to group files by size such that they fill fixed-size containers (called "bins") using the minimum number of containers. This is useful, for instance, if you want to archive a number of files to CD or DVD, and want to organize them such that you use the minimum possible number of CDs or DVDs. In many cases, datapacker executes almost instantaneously. Of particular note, the hardlink action can be used to effectively copy data into bins without having to actually copy the data at all. datapacker is a tool in the traditional Unix style; it can be used in pipes and call other tools.
xtee (cross-tee/expanded tee) is a program for building complex pipelines. It resembles the tee command, except that instead of copying stdin to stdout, it copies an input file to stdout and stdin to an output file. You can use xtee for building things like a bidirectional HTTP filter (using netcat and sed).