I was bored, and I wanted to play with the API, so I came up with this little script:
It's coded in Python and has only a single image dependency.
Here is a screenshot:
Here's the source code (it's tiny, so I have no reason to host it on an external site):
import urllib, gzip, cStringIO, simplejson, pynotify, gtk url = 'http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/464744' # I would change this, unless you want to monitor my account ;) connection = urllib.urlopen(url) response = connection.read() connection.close() info = simplejson.load(gzip.GzipFile(fileobj=cStringIO.StringIO(response)))['users'] pynotify.init("PyOverflow") message = pynotify.Notification("Stack Overflow", "Reputation: " + str(info['reputation']) + "\n" + "Number of questions: " + str(info['question_count']) + "\n" + "Number of answers: " + str(info['answer_count']) + "\n" + "Number of up votes: " + str(info['up_vote_count']) + "\n" + "Number of down votes: " + str(info['down_vote_count']) + "\n" + "Accept rate: " + str(info['accept_rate']) + "%") message.set_icon_from_pixbuf(gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file('icon.png')) message.show()
And here's the image the script would be looking for:
As it took me a while to figure out the JSON and API part, I might make a Python API for this, just for fun.
Any suggestions are welcome (don't worry, I will make this thing a bit more versatile)!
icon_urlvia stackauth.com/1.0/sites (though you should cache it).