Not exactly what you are talking about, but last.fm has something that tells you if the artist you are listening to is on tour and provides show dates.
Seems like you could just set a password and post it somewhere in a room that is not accessible to guests. Change the password every week.
I've had one of those on my keychain for 5 or 6 years now.
I've got one of those vibrating "power" razors, and its actually one of the best razors i've ever used, too bad the damn blades are 17 dollars a box.
I name my home machines after baked goods. Cupcake, Donut, etc.
When i was in college in Savannah GA, we would scrape a penny perpendicular to the ground for a few seconds and flatten one side, then put it in the dime slot. It would give you maximum time on any meter in the city. Eventually we just got a pair of tin snips and cut hundreds of pennies and kept them in the car for parking.
crazybump does an excellent job of this already. we've been using it since early beta at the studio. http://www.crazybump.com/
One of the main additions the quadro cards provide are hardware overlay planes which maya requires to draw certain gui elements