Offtopic: Due to some unknown reason, all of today's featured software run on Windows only. No, Microsoft didn't bribe me, though I wish they did. :P
Xentient ThumbnailsXentient Thumbnails replaces the icons of
JPG, JPE, JPEG, JP2, J2K, GIF, PNG, BMP, WBMP, EMF, WMF, PCX, PBM, PGM, PNM, PPM, RAS, TIF, TIFF, and TGA
files with tiny thumbnails of the actual images so that you can get an idea of what images you're looking at before you actually open them. Since a picture is worth quite a number of words in this case, here's one to save me from wasting 1000 words.
Do note that these thumbnails take up a tiny bit of space on your harddrive (default cache setting is 31MB for 2000 thumbnails), but if you want, you can configure it to take up 0MB. Xentient Thumbnails runs on Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP and works wherever icons are shown, whether it's the Desktop or Windows Explorer.
RapidTyping Typing TutorImprove your touch typing skills with RapidTyping Typing Tutor. As you frantically type out the letters shown on the screen, cute fishes will swim about in an attempt to distract you.
Although it can be turned off, I left it on since I'm not easily distracted. :) At the end of each lesson, I was presented with my stats, which included my accuracy (95%, 96%) and number of characters typed per minute (125, 166). (Pathetic I know, but I'm no touch typist and I improved in the second lesson.) RapidTyping Typing Tutor runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and includes a portable version so you can practice on the go.
YawcamYawcam aka Yet Another WebCAM software, is a free webcam application that packs plenty of features. Take a few snapshots and combine them into a movie. Stream your video online and monitor how many viewers you're broadcasting to. If you're low on bandwidth, opt for the ftp/http upload option, which will periodically send images to your ftp/http server. It even comes with a built-in webserver so you don't need to setup one.
Yawcam runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and requires Java, DirectX and Windows Media Player to be installed.
You demand more posts? Maybe if I could type faster... :)