if you frequently have to toggle between two network adapters in Windows, it can become a hassle to keep opening the Control Panel widget, right-click, disable/enable adapter, etc. For example, you may want to turn off your wired connection and connect to wifi, then switch back to wired, etc. With Python and this 'admin' library (also attached to this post for download), you can just place a shortcut on the desktop and double-click to enable/disable a particular adapter.
AutoHotKey is a powerful Windows automation tool, capable of doing pretty much anything you could do yourself on your PC. I have a number of scripts I run regularly (or always have running) to speed up my work and/or make it more accurate and efficient. One of my favorite scripts responds to the key combination of Ctrl-Alt-0 (that's a zero). When I press that combo, a couple things happen: 1) First, the script checks to see if the machine is connected to WiFi, and if so, grabs the name of the WiFi's SSID.
Background Network drives allow multiple users on the same network to have acccess to the shared folders/files. However, if you have two different sets of network drives (at work and at home, for example), it can be a hassle to manually map drives when your computer 'resumes' on the new network. For example, if I'm at work, all my network drives are available. When I go home and connect to the local network, my work network drives disappear (that's fine, they're not available anyway) but my home network drives don't automatically map. The same is true when going from 'home' back to 'work'.