I spend a lot of time in a CMD window.  I mean a lot of time.  Often I'd like to open a web page, but opening up Internet Explorer and navigating my way to the page in question is such a chore.  I'm lazy.  I don't like mouse-clicks.  Enter the quicky batch file.

    traffic.cmd - This checks my local traffic conditions (thanks to the excellent folks at the WSDOT)
    @start http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/seattle/I405_53rd.htm


    weather.cmd - This tells me the current conditions in my area
    @start http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/golf/local/98052

You get the idea...

Edit: Changed inadvertant italics