After Ian posted this on his blog I thougth I would follow suit. (He always seems to find the cool stuff.)
This very nifty site allows you to create tiled background images for use wherever you may need them. At first I thought “yuck, I stopped using backgrounds long ago”. But after playing with rotation, colors, and opacity I found that a pretty nice tiled background can be useful when applied right.
It is very difficult to do a good job on tiled backgrounds, but this site makes it easy.