Script that locks the screen when the lid is closed on ubuntu 11.10 plus. Awesome.
Gimmie is a unique desktop organizer for Linux. It's designed to allow easy interaction with all the applications, contacts, documents and other things you use every day. An updated panel if you will.
Walk through on how to get Unity to look like pre-unity, whatever that means. Involves changes to several config files, installing gnome-fallback, might be worth it failing alternatives.