Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies were published a few times as a set of cards — the idea being to choose a card at random when you were stuck in your work (music, that is for Eno), and this random thought would help you figure things out a bit.
The Oblique Strategy Status package includes 2 Applescript applications. The first, iChatObliqueStrategyStatus, will run once and change your status to a random strategy. The second, iChatObliqueStrategyStatusRepeater, is for the more gear-headed I guess. It basically runs as an Applescript application that stays open and changes your status every 5 minutes to a new strategy (keeps your buddies guessing).
*Update :: 20060120 :: Corrected the strategy array to fix an errant odd character that was in the original content source which caused one of the strategies to truncate.