Re: Possible to always have time showing?
The ultimate "easter egg", of course, is that the device is open enough that with sufficient skills and cleverness, one can make it do anything one wants within the restraints of the hardware. Ironically, that may be *more* frustrating to those without the skills, since the Holy Grail Chumby is there but just out of reach. If the device were closed, then one could at least be comforted that there's nothing that could possibly be done.
Your entire post was very well said, but I especially like this post. That's how I feel with the flash based nature of making the chumby useful without tons of extra engineering effort.
I'm a software engineer, linux guru, but cannot get going with the flash stuff... Kinda off-putting for me to actually "develop" for the chumby. Instead, I tinker with things like kernel proc entries to control my chumby remotely. I might post on this some day soon when my code is cleaned up and I have everything ready to stick on a USB stick for people.