I've been soooo busy with work. I wish I had more time to write, but until I do, all I can do is keep scratching down my ideas. The list grows long...
In the meantime, a work related thing you might find interesting. We (Xerox) use a company called Direct Smile to provide customized images that are specific to a customer. It might have your name, company name, etc. worked into the picture.
It's pretty cool and you can try it for yourself if you like.
Obviously, it's not manually done when we contact thousands of people at once, but you get a feeling for the underlying technology. Enjoy!