If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and ride public transit, you should check out this iGoogle Gadget that makes tracking buses easy. You can set up to 3 stops (perhaps near your home/work) and it will show all the latest arrivals in real-time.
It's a great way to make sure you don't wait in the rain, or miss your next bus. Go here to add it to your iGoogle page(if you don't use iGoogle currently it's easy to sign up).
Once you have added the gadget to your homepage you will see instructions on how to add stops. You can click on the link at the bottom of the gadget to search for stops (on the 511.org website). If you like the gadget you can use the link at the bottom of the gadget to give feedback or promote it (on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc...).