SEND YOUR PHOTOS
A great way to stay in touch with friends and relatives who live out of town is with photo sharing Web sites. There are a number of these sites available; some of the most popular ones are
Picture It! on MSN (PictureIt.MSN.com), and
Ofoto.com. Usually free of charge, these services offer space on a server for you and others in your community to store pictures. Each site's process for uploading pictures is different, but all are fairly easy to figure out. Most also offer reprints and gifts, such as mugs and T-shirts, that you can order from the photos. With photo sharing Web sites, you can take your pictures in the morning, and have friends around the world viewing your pictures that afternoon.
Hear your Caps Lock: Assign a sound to the Caps Lock key and never accidentally type in all caps again. Click Start>>Settings>>Control Panel. Open the Accessibility Options (if it's not there, you'll need to install it using your Windows disk), and from the Keyboard tab, check Use Togglekeys
Save Some Space
Whenever you install a new program or download updates, the installation procedure will often place a 'readme.txt' file onto your hard drive. Unless you plan on needing the file in the future for reference, delete it. One note: Before deleting the readme files, read them.
Change Icons For The Holidays!
If you want to change icons on your desktop to reflect your holiday spirit, or lack thereof, then simply right-click the icon you want to change (Note: My Computer, Recycle Bin, Network Neighborhood and My Documents cannot be changed this way) and select Properties. Click the Change Icon button and either select a new icon and click OK, or select Browse and find one on your hard drive.
Whenever you run across an interesting icon, you can download the icon files from the Internet and save it in a folder to use later, when the occasion or holiday arises.