HTML Image Page Builder and DBTray are two interesting programs I found at Sulaco - Software I have written.
The first program converts an image file to an html text file. Replacing the pixels in the image with colored text to match. Pretty neat effect.
The second program, DBTray, puts a Icon on your clock tray that does most of what MS SQL Enterprise Manager does, database info, SQL scripts, SQL query analyzer, etc.
There is another program simular to HTML Image Page Builder called BG_ASCII. It is a stand alone program that converts image files to ASCII art.