After the recent arrival of my new son Jacob, the inevitable huge amount of photos have been taken and my library has started to grow and grow. Now, it has always bugged me that the Windows desktop background image is static and you have to manually change it to something different when you 'feel the need', well this is no longer the case.
A friend pointed me in the direction of this handy little piece of software called John's Background Switcher by a guy called John Conners. It's got functionality to hook up to all sorts of online photo albums such as Flickr, Picasa, Phanfare etc and its really easy to use. Just point it at the albums you want to include, choose the type of background image you want (I really like the snap shot which creates a bunch of random polaroid looking images).
The following images I stole from John's site, which I am sure he won't mind because I am promoting his application, but they give you a good example of what the application does.