Yesterday I had yet another round with the Calendar Gadget bug after installing the latest IE 9 updates, but I managed to make it work again. Microsoft really should do something about it, because judging by the number of hits on my article from Google it's hardly a localized problem. Meanwhile I thought I could share something with you, a little extension I made for the standard weather gadget last year and it has proven useful since. I assume most Europeans are totally lost when someone tells the current temperature in Fahrenheit degrees, I know I am, so I wanted to have at least an idea what the normal temperature values look like, to get used to it and be familiar with at least 10 degree ranges. My little extension doesn't do more than displaying the current temperature with the user selected temperature scale, then with the secondary scale. As I use Celsius primarily, it's Celsius / Fahrenheit display for me, like you see on the examples below.
The forecast is displayed only by using the primary scale due to lack of screen estate. Maybe I will upload it to the official gadget gallery too, but for now it is fine to be hosted here. If you'd like to host your own gadgets, all you need to do is registering the .gadget MIME type as application/x-windows-gadget in your web server (fairly easy in IIS) and you're in business, Internet Explorer will offer installing it on opening the file.