Hamster enhanced by a little helper showing current duration. Mouse over for activity name and category

Update: now hamster is hosting the helper itself so all you have to do is update and install hamster from sources and restart docky.

Grab the helper from here. Due to a bug in current stable docky, it is dying when trying to install a helper. So your best bet is to go into ~/.local/share/docky/helpers, copy the .py file from scripts folder of archive in there and the .info from metadata folder copy into the metadata. Restart docky and the helper should be there now (settings -> helpers -> enable).

In order to work properly it will require hamster from sources.

Once ready – launch the standalone hamster and the helper will pick it up. Maybe pin it to the docky so it doesn’t go anywhere.
The circular badge thing will appear whenever something’s being tracked.