CSS Image Trickery
Both of these articles come from the newest addition to my RSS feeds sohtanaka.com. First off is an article on adding effects to images with some CSS and HTML. Pretty neat and shows much of what you can do without encasing the entire effect in an image.
Photoshop Texture Brushes
Staying in Sync
Many designer use gmail and I also use Google Calendar cause I can sync it everywhere. Now google just released a cool tool to make syncing gcal and ical easier. Wish I had this last week when I synced up my gcal at work and my freelance and my mobile and my PC at home. Ah well the work is done.