Well, after getting a little bit tired of playing DS (and most of the maps and siegelets available), I thought it would be interesting to spend some of my free time in a more productive way.
So, I started my first modding project
This isn't something spectacular of course, but it serves at least three purposes:
1. It is a nice exercise for me in order to learn how to mod.
2. It fills a small gap in the UI (from my perspective, at least).
3. It will allow me to contribute something (insignificant as it may be) to the community.
As you can see in the attached screenie, the BufUI mod displays a window with all the buffs that are active on your character along with their timers (which become red when less than 10 seconds remain). It supports a maximum of 12 buffs (I never used more than that) instead of the 3 that are displayed on the dock bar. It is displayed/hidden by right-clicking on the dockbar and you can click-through it.
It is still in the development phase (not all categories of spells are supported yet) and there are a few little bugs that need to be taken care of. I'm also considering the possibility of displaying spell icons along with the descriptions (Xaa's idea).
I hope that I will have a working version soon in order to release it. Any comments and/or suggestions are welcome EDIT: Stable version released (including LoA version): Download section