Last night when I should have gone to sleep already, I found a couple of things that were basicly a digital dream come true.
Dream come true #1 is called PicLens and it basicly provides an interesting 3D way of viewing different media directly in firefox(and a few other browsers). It's great for flickr, youtube, and deviantart users because you can browse thousands of pictures and videos in seconds.
Just make sure you have a fast connection!
Dream come true #2 is called LiveMocha, and it's a community based website for people wanting to learn a second language. It's based on a technique of learning involving looking at pictures and hearing native speakers, to learn a language the natural way. It's somewhat similar to Rosetta Stone, but much much more affordable(free vs $220 a level).