It has been a while...
There are a number of subjects currently on my mind. One is Microsoft Active Directory, and how to manage it using scripting.
(And, as I am -- in work-related things, at least -- a programmer first, a Unix and Mainframe admin second, and a Windows admin last, I tend to do a bit more scripting than the "average" Windows admin at work. But I digress)
I came upon this site, with a tagline of "Real men don't click". They've got some nice ideas there.
And when you're trying to deploy a "legacy" application (which, at this point in time, seems to be any application that's not built using the .NET Framework 2.0 or later... never mind that that is still in Beta), you can look around at AppDeploy.com.