Looks very interesting, homer1324.
I note a working weather widget. Was that the self updating object you mentioned?
Yes and no.
As of right now, this weather widget is NOT working- i disabled the script until I could figure out a legal and classy way to use it without breaching TWC TOS.
I do have something right now but I am waiting for permission from TWC.
Essentially, this theme will have its own domain (website dedicated to it) from which it will get updates on the theme itself, tutorials from me, places to submit a bug report or suggestions, and updates for my works in progress on the theme.
more importantly, my plan for the weather widget to work, is to have my site take the feed from TWC using my code and liscence and then have the widget get its feed from my site.
That way, no TOS are breached since it would be my server taking a hit rather than TWC.
I of course, DO NOT want to step on anyone's toes here and have sent TWC an email just to be sure that they're ok with this. I'll include the copy if they agree
Another thing that I forgot to mention regarding this theme; while artwork is important and is a very crucial aspect of making a theme, I don't claim to be an artist.
The thing this theme brings that no other does (as far as I know) is the powerful scripting behind it, and its functionality.
The images are nothing to brag about and a lot of them weren't even created by me. Of course that means that alot of permissions and credit must be obtained but I absolutely DO NOT mind doing so:)
after all, artists do deserve credit for their work.