Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Google Gadgets

I've been wanting to add some economic charts to the sidebar since I started this site. There's not much one can use, at least not legally. This week, Google/Blogger announced they are offering a huge amount of new gadgets, so I've been looking them over. They list 370 new gadgets in the finance section alone. Upon further review, about half of them aren't working or are under construction. Several are in foreign languages and there are about 15 or so that get repeated fairly often. I'd say there are about 50 new usable gadgets.

I thought at first I had finally found what I was looking for. On second thought, I have much better sources than google for these things, and the idea occurred to me that I should just build my own. I'm somewhat contrarian so I don't look at the same numbers as the rest of the herd. I know just enough HTML to be dangerous, and what's a blog for if not to try out a few experimental ideas? The more I think about it, the better I like it. So, I'll spend my weekend building an economic section to the sidebar. On a scale of 1 to 10, how geeky is that?

1 comment:

Marion said...

It sounds geeky but fun. In my mind any time I am learning I am having fun. So are you going to go home grown or use some ready made?