I have a Konfabulator widget called Buddy Stalker which will monitor the status of your instant message buddies and display the results on a timeline -- it's pretty neat. There are a couple of things that I would like to change about it, though: (1) it polls iChat for status information and I would prefer for it to ask Adium, and (2) I'd rather not run Konfabulator. To address the second issue I thought I would try porting this widget over to Dashboard. However since it is the nature of the program to constantly poll iChat, I am not sure that this will work because Dashboard seems to halt the operation of the widgets when they aren't on screen. Can someone confirm/deny this? cliffs: Is it possible to have a Dashboard widget continuously processing in the background?