this isn't totally wp related, but partially, yes.
1. flickr, facebook, mybloglog....and numerous other sites. how do they do it really?
everytime they have new info for a specific "badge", the badge is visually updated. what is the code they are using?
2. would it be possible to randomise images in a js-compatible website and get the images to appear in a wp .com blog using an html code?
3. to prevent hotlinkng, some people resort to switcheroo, which is basically a single image. is it possible for switcheroos to enable different images to appear according to specifically set commands?
if anybody here knows the secret formula, please share!
an artist or image-hungry blogger can greatly benifit from things like this.