This has been a really helpful topic for me.
The circuit picture appears to be from Fritzing (fritzing.org).
Fritzing looks like a great way to generate pictures and schematics of sketches, it even shows connectivity and highlights things that are not connected.
you need to upload your photo to your choosen online photo storage site,eg photobucket
To put a picture into your post just get its URL and then do this :
I'll be generating some images with fritzing, putting them on photobucket and embedding them in topics very soon
If you get continuity between +5 and Ground with no power applied... I can't explain that one.
I did get continuity without power applied but I was using a very cheap tester. I have borrowed a proper meter and it shows a resistance of about 0.9kohms between +5 and GND. So yes there was continuity but I guess the resistance means its not a short and it represents the power supply circuitry.