//This script writes to the status bar
//A neat trick indeed
hourMin = new Date(); var h = hourMin.getHours()
var m = hourMin.getMinutes()
var firstname = prompt("Write your first name in the box below","Write it here")
alert("Welcome " +firstname+ ". It is " +m+ " minutes past " +h+ ". Thanks for coming.")
Gives you the alert box:
Reload to see it again.