Topic: local network access
I'm working on making a Chumby widget that uses uTorrent's JSON API to display the progress of bittorrent downloads on a PC that is on the same network as the Chumby.
After a few hours of experimentation, I've managed to get it to work perfectly when it runs from my USB thumbdrive. Unfortunately, when I upload the widget and assign it to a channel and run it that way, it doesn't work.
Does anybody happen to know exactly what the differences are between running a widget from a thumbdrive and running a widget via a channel? Some of my best ideas for Chumby widgets involve this kind of communication with a computer on the Chumby's local network, so I'd really like to figure this out.