So I've been trying to get my picasa albums displayed in the sidebar for a while now... as yes - i finally have it working... more later...
so this week I've been a little idle but I've made up for it by spend^H^H^H^H^Hwasting my time on social networking websites.
I've finally given in and joined myspace because some people find that it's uptime is so much better than other messaging providers that use standard-based messaging systems like SMTP (email). I have 11 friends already which isn't half bad for being 20hrs-old myspace-virgin. ;)
One thing that bugged me about blogger for a while was that you couldn't easily add content to the sidebar from other sites... since i last checked though Blogger have lauched a better page layout editor (myspace sucks in this field too btw) which is pretty easy to use.
Thanks to the folk on the blogger discussion list at work (yes - working at Google does have it's advantages) I have managed to add my picasaweb albums to my sidebar and they'll be automagically updated whenever i add new albums. sweeet! :)
Here's the link if you want to do the same: blogger beta widget for PicasaWeb
Finally - I've started using lastFM. I had investigated using it before but never really got around to adding the plugins to my audio players / putting music on my laptop. However before we went to New Zealand I added a ton of music to my laptop so it's actually working out quite well... I've also added my recently-listened-to list to the sidebar.