Now. My question is .... WHY. How often do you sit there and stare at your desktop? What is the point of such a useless thing? Okay, lets install a program on our computer that wastes cycles updating things that we will never see because we have numerous full screen applications running on top of all my fancy widgets!
I have a dual monitor setup at home and at work, and on BOTH computers, BOTH monitors *always* have a full screen application on them. Multiple full screen apps, even. If I don't have full screen apps running on them, I'm probably not at my computer, thus, don't fucking care what's currently displayed on my precious widgets!
Let's take a look at the first few widgets at Widget Gallery.
Classic memory: Right. A game in a widget. I can possibly see some use for this, but I'd rather do something else. Verdict: Use it a couple times, throw it away.
eBay Widget: Because having your browser open on your "My eBay" page isn't enough, we need to have a widget telling us what the last 12 searches on eBay were for. Verdict: Stupid/Useless.
Buzztracker: I don't know what this is. Verdict: I'm going to assume stupid since it just looks useless.
Showtime: We all need constantly updating movie times on our desktop, right? Especially since they DONT FUCKING CHANGE UNTIL MOVIE RELEASE DAY... Just open your damn browser and go to Fandango on Friday or something and get the movie times. Verdict: Stupid/Useless.
Battery Bezel: Doesn't windows have one of these already, just not as pretty and not as hard on CPU usage? Verdict: Stupid/Useless.
Alcohol Calculator: BRB my widget says I need to check the beer in the fucking brewery in my attic. Verdict: Retarded.
Well i'm tired of looking at these widgets. And you're probably tired of me bitching. The point is, this is just a stupid program/idea that quickly loses it's novelty. I didn't even have to install it before I got tired of it. I just got tired of looking at it on my coworkers' computers. It's a stupid fad just like blogging and podcasting. I'm going to get to work making a widget that has strippers. I'm going to put VirtuaGirl out of business. See ya.