Monitoring WildBlue Satellite Usage

Where I live I have no access to cable or DSL for broadband internet. My choices are dial-up or satellite, so the decision is clear, I went with satellite through WildBlue. I signed up with them through Dish Network since they’re a partner. I’m mentioning this because what I’m about to explain, I’m pretty sure…

Internet Storm Center Gadget

Decided to take a look at Google Desktop and see what it takes to actually create a gadget. Turns out it’s nothing more than Javascript and XML along with the Google API, so I thought I’d start small and just create a gadget that would simply grab the alert status graphic over at