announced that they're letting anyone add Google gadgets to their webpages, including blogs of course. Automatically updated weather forecasts, calendars, webcams, games, utilities/tools, searches etc (and of course Google Videos, yet another way to add them!) - there's a big range of ready-made gadgets for you to choose from.
In terms of Google Gadgets, this is exactly the development I'd been waiting for. I think it's worth learning how to create gadgets, now! The possibilities seem endless...
Updated 6 October: well looks like I missed the Google Blog post about gadgets when I posted. This update is both a blatant attempt to get my post on the "Links to this post" list of the Google Blog post, and also to test the pinging of Blog Search which I'm about to blog about.