Heh, heh. If I have baffled the legendary Raincoaster even for a second, then I must have learned something in all this time :)
It is a simple flash widget processed via VodPod. Here's the code:
Actually I did this with the info on this reply:
I use it and suggest its use quite frequently to allow Flash widgets in Wp.com. It has been a lifesaver for a few people over here.
The original question in the spanish forums was for a clock on the sidebar, and we couldn't get it to work like that so I suggested this as an alternative.
Glad to contribute with the RSS feed issue. It can be pretty handy sometimes. I'm surprised its use is not more widespread. Now you can share the joy also :)
Another option to update a blog via RSS might be via posterous and Google Reader. With GReader you can email articles to anyone. In theory you can send posts you like to posterous.com and if you have the Autopost service enabled for your WP.com blog you should be able to update it also.
Haven't seen many RSS feeds that notify you via email, but that might be another option, although I think posterous depends on you sending stuff from a specific email address so that might not work. Feedburner might not qualify for this for this same reason.
Hope this has answered your question gentlemen ;)
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