So it seems that, while I don’t have a lot of code that would work as projects, I do have a fair bit of code that works as gists.
I posted a new gist I simply call
notify which allows you to give custom messages in the message tray in a programmatic way. I often use it in conjunction with kTimer. I have only tested this script with Gnome 2.x-3.2 but it very well may work in KDE or other desktop environments.
If you find
notify useful, please leave a comment!