Yesterday was just unlucky. Not only did a server crash at work, but the How-To Geek Vista gadget just stopped working. After learning how to debug sidebar gadgets (more on that later) I finally found the problem: Our gadget had been blocked by Feedburner.
I followed up with them and they confirmed that they had blocked our gadget for excessively hitting their servers. Crap!
So… I’ve modified the gadget to use the How-To Geek feed directly from this site instead of from Feedburner, and I’m releasing version 1.1 for everybody.
At least this time we won’t end up getting blocked…
We are having an issue with the gadget at the moment, so it’s been removed. Please contact the Geek directly via email if you have any questions.