Fun with widgets

I've been having a lot of fun with Rob Cooper and Joshua Marinacci's AB5k Widgets for the World system. It's vaguely like Mac OS X's Dashboard, Vista's Sidebar, and Yahoo's Widgets, except that it works everywhere: OS X, Solaris, Linux, Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, ...). Anywhere Java runs. It also lets you use all the Java APIs: 3D, networking, all of it... Very cool.
April 8, 2007