James Woodhall AKA SideShow Jim is one of the lead developers at Ikanos click here for his blog.
You can download these Gadgets free from the Windows Live Gallery here.
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AccuWeather: Displays 5-day weather for multiple cities on your Windows SideShow device
Live Messenger: Provides basic remote control functionality for Windows Live Messenger
System Health: System Health allows you to monitor your PCs performance and check up on basic system stats.