Sometimes, I think I waste too much time trying writing custom scripts to perform functions similar to existing open source ones. Part of my problem in that regards is that I’m a control freak: there is always some special set of features that aren’t included in available packages, and I always convince myself that it would be easier to write it from scratch then hack apart an existing number.
Case in point: I was helping my friends at Flying Rhinoceros figure out what to do about integrating a live help into their flash heavy sites. Not having the time for that sort of undertaking, we began looking for available solutions. While none where specifically meeting our needs, we did find one that we could modify quite easily at Darren’s Script Archive. For easily modded flash/php type things, that place is the best. And even better, incredibly cheap!