I was thinking it would be nice to have an appindicator for StackExchange that would change color for a few seconds when an answer or question is voted up or down, etc. It would display your reputation, the most recent badges, a list of the most recently affected questions and it would provide a list of the n newest unseen questions. The latter can be easily implemented by using webfeeds. But what about the other things? Is there an API for that -- perhaps even for Python?