I grew tired of typing some of the same long commands into my terminal; especially ssh commands to log into a myriad of remote machines. I needed a way to create bookmarks or shortcuts to these long commands that I use on a regular basis. So several month ago I decided solving this problem would be a good opportunity to dabble into some Ruby (which I'd been meaning to do for a long time).
The script is freely available on Github.com: https://github.com/nrambeck/Go
I was able to find a ruby command-line template as a starting point (I can't recall where I got the template from).