Widgets are portable chunks of code that let you easily add content and features to your site. Here are two great widgets that use the TypePad APIs. You can grab the widgets and start using them immediately or download the code if you want to dive in further.
I totally know that Natalie wrote this doc because it references ada lovelace. And now I have my five latest posts from my microblog in my sidebar on ambienttraffic.net. And it only too me five minutes to implement!