Your web site options for finding out the current BTC -> USD exchange rate SUCK.
Run this miniapp on a cron job and you get it, simple, readable, easy as pie.
important note for complete fucking idiots
At the risk of stating the obvious, btcusd.gilesb.com does not constitute financial advice. Absolutely no guarantees are made regarding the usefulness, accuracy, or freshness of the data. The miniapp functions purely as a convenience for busy people who are curious enough to keep an eye on Bitcoin but not serious enough to pour their entire life savings into it.