So I started messing around with trying to install Image::Magick on my wife's WinXP box. All previous attempts had failed miserably so I wasn't holding out much hope.
It installed like a charm - first time. Get the bloody flags out.
Then I whipped up a quick Perl prog to resize images. My wife thinks this is the greatest thing since sliced bread as now she can resize all images in a directory without opening them up one by one in Photoshop. This got me a few brownie points