My first experiment was trying to use AIR new native processes to make a command line client for ColdFusion. It didn't pan out. But the api I used to make it was easily adaptable. I combined it with a socket listener event gateway to make a ColdFusion telnet server.
The video shows it in action.
Like it? Want more. Let me know. In the meantime the project is available on RIAForge.com and github, please feel free to fork it and play with it.