Distributed MP3/Ogg Encoder is a distributed MP3/Ogg encoder/ripper front-end. To use this you run one script to rip a CD into .wav files, and you run the other one on as many computers as you have. This second script examines the .wav files, encodes them, and writes them out as .mp3 or .ogg files. It has FreeDB support. Requires a ripper program, an encoder program, and a few Perl modules.
GtkFirecracker is a set of two small programs (gfcontrol and gfirecracker) built to control the Firecracker X-10 device through software. They are GUI intefaces to BottleRocket, a command-line controller for the Firecracker. Gfcontrol gives you a list of devices numbered 1-8, and a selection for the house code. Gfirecracker is configurable; you can have as many buttons as fit on your screen, and have custom text labels for each one.