MCM is a set of tools that ease the management of multiple servers. It's aimed at network or system administrators who need to connect to different servers by different means every day. It can be used via an ncurses interface without requiring an X server, and via a GNOME-based GUI.
GTK+ Recent Files Scrubber is a compact, lightweight Python script which uses GTK's RecentManager to watch for updates to all globally-available "Recently Used" lists (the ones which appear in Open dialogs and the like) and filter out anything in the folders you blacklist. Blacklist entries are hashed to make reading the blacklist not worth the effort.