I ran across this list of interesting tools by Scott Hanselman and there is some good stuff to look at it. I've always had a fondness for small special purpose (and mostly free) tools (software or woodworking!). I've made a note to start my own page with some original ideas on tools soon.
I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.