Really funny FAQ. the website is good source for deals
pretty useful guide
I loved the Eclipse IDE for java development. I was pretty delighted that they had a IDE customized for C/C++. On windows it can work with cygwin but for some reason takes a lot of time in indexing the source code But on ubuntu its really neat.
If you like driving in scenic roads, check out this website before going on your next road trip. It gives info on the roads designated as scenic in all the states in the US. I hope to cover most of them :)
If you are still using Windows XP and have been using it long enough to get tired of the look and just want to get a new look for your desktop, try this vista transformation pack. The good part of this is that it doesn't hurt the performance that much.
Nice replacement for the date and time display.