I found this golden nugget of code which displays the date/time in the upper right hand corner.
It got me thinking. There is so much wasted space on the top banner bar, it would be nice to put some type of scrolling text (right to left or top to bottom) in the empty void from an input from msg.payload. Maybe that space could be used for a simple status, who knows. It's endless.
Maybe something else exists out there, but I haven't been able to find it.