Those of you who aren’t willing to content yourselves with the feed from this blog, who are willing to brave seeing my mug on top of every page just so you can read these posts in all their original glory… your sacrifices have not been in vain.

Over on the right-hand side, you’ll see a new little widget I’m trying out. It’s called a Lijit, and it uses Google to search not only this blog, but large swaths of my entire range of Web-2.0-y goodness… as well as my whole blogroll. Take it out for a spin, and let me know what you think in the comments to this post.

For a more in-depth explanation, have a look at my post about Lijit on Social Signal.

My first feature request – I wish you could opt to style Lijit yourself in CSS. Instead, the widget’s Javascript snippet brings in a bunch of inline CSS styling of its own… including some that made it too wide for my blog’s layout. I’ve had to rejig the page to accommodate it, which is pretty much the exact opposite of how a well-behaved widget should work.

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