TIP OF THE WEEK:   As part of the Windows virtual memory system, the swap file keeps your computer from running out of space for programs and data when you've filled up your RAM (random access memory). It uses hard disk space to simulate more RAM. If you let Windows manage swap file settings, you're slowing down your system because Windows changes the swap file size as and when it sees fit. Take control by setting the swap file to a fixed size.
Right-click on My Computer and select Properties. In the System Properties window, click the Performance tab and the Virtual Memory button. Select "Let me specify my own virtual memory settings." To fix the swap file's size, enter identical values into the Minimum and Maximum boxes. You need around twice as much virtual memory as you have RAM. After entering your settings, click OK. Windows will warn you about changing your settings. Click Yes anyway, then Close. When you're asked to restart your system, do it. Now you need to fix the file's location. Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and run Disk Defragmenter. When complete, your swap file should be in a fixed place on your hard disk, and your system should operate faster.

PLUGGER'S PICKS:  Swap meets are great for collectors, a chance to get a desired collectible.  Look here for some unusual collections!
Museum of dirt

What a collection!

Swizzle Sticks International

Tissue Box Cover Collection

A collection of frogs

Unbelievable PEZ collection

another unbelievable one - barfbags?