I wanted to integrate Twitter tweets as Asides into another blog I was setting up. The excellent Twitter Tools from alexking.org did exactly what I wanted except that the posts created had comments and trackbacks (pings) open. There was no option to default the comments/trackback status.
I wanted comments and trackbacks for Asides to be closed for now, so a quick hack was in order. I suppose I could have added new options to make this configurable but I was too lazy. :p