I have a cool new widget on my blog sidebar on the left. It's a marvelous hack from MrBalky that shows an up to the minute listing of the Now Playing List on my TiVos. Kind of a lifestream of TV crap.. I love it.
A while back MrBalky created the TiVo Now Playing Widget using his own resourcefulness, bits and pieces off the Internet, and parts of old Toys from his collection. I immediately loved it for the hack it was and wanted to install it on my blog. Alas, it was not to be until recently when TiVo turned on the API that allows HTTPS query's of the HD Models (it's worked for a while for the low resolution models).
TiVo Blog Widget is a fun hack that has several moving parts. Here is a graphic to help understand the data flow.
Some things you build, just because you can :-)