The absolute worst moment in my daily computing experience is waiting for my machine to boot. Getting from the boot screen to the desktop happens pretty quickly, but from finder loading to usable state is another story.
Part of the problem is all my menu bar items. They’re all being loaded at the exact same moment, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to need another machine just to run last.fm, wakoopa, twitterific, and evernote.
A sweet little automator script (or applescript) can clear this little problem up by delaying the load times of each item so that they load one at a time. You can check out the directions here.