Jerry it is beautiful.
Wait! I went through all that work to show my pretty little pull down notification and now you want me to hide it! Are you crazy?
I just worry that if it is always there, it will be ignored, perhaps because the tasks in the portal don’t pertain to all users? When portal tasks are completed, it goes away. When there is work to do, it shows up. Which raises the question: when visible, who should be able to see it, so they can work on it? I’m driving you down the murky road of globals and acl… On second thought, maybe you should just leave it alone…