before i dropped vonage a month or so ago for the comcast triple play. i used to use this shell script bound to a quicksilver action to dial my phone. eliminating the need to deal with the pesky phone dial pad.
this grabs the phone number to dial from your system clipboard. (via the use of the pbpaste command. users of non-OS X platforms should adjust to something appropriate. i seem to recall that gnome had something similar.
in the interests of posterity.