Play around with Cairo: Check!
One thing that has been sitting on my TODO list for a very long time was playing around with Cairo. No longer! Yesterday I spent a little time on hacking a Cairo based equivalent of KDE's Filelight (Which BTW is one of the two programs that KDE has but GNOME really lacks, the other being KCacheGrind). The result after two hours is this:
This screenshot shows the development tree of my Syrep tool.
This tool has definitely nicer anti-aliased graphics than Filelight, doesn't it? The source code is here: fring.py. Anyone interested in turning this into a proper GNOME application?