Yesterday, the Swiss web community held its last one-digit (9th) Web Monday at LIIP. Arnaud Bertrand from House Trip, Sven Rizzotti from Syndc and Andy Waar from Mag Mag Media pitched their case, the rest enjoyed. The 10th installment is already being ramped up, more over here.
Thanks for using Views Auto-Refresh and glad it's working out for you! The new version at http://drupal.org/project/views_autorefresh now uses an area handler to allow site builders to set it up. It should be functionally equivalent to the Views Hacks version, in addition to the bug fixes that went into it since it moved.
Not sure I understand your question fully.
If you try run this on your local without a web server you might get a bunch of errors or no unicorn at all. Vectron uses Ajax requests to get the SVG file, for this you need to have a local web server or run it on a real environment. More about this issue can be found here.
If your question is of a different nature why not ask it over on Stack Overflow, where you can ask your question to a broader audience. I'm sure somebody there will have had the same challenge as you.
I am sorry but I never have used Statuses. I can confirm moist of your steps. But you don't need to clone your original view. You have to duplicate it. (I assume that your original view is not a page)
In my example above i have a View-Pane. And the autorefresh part is a page. So I had to built the whole view as a page again so i can give it a path.
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