Topic: Chumby Birthday Celebration- "roasts", toasts, fun facts... web party?
The sixth "birthday" of Chumby is coming up August 25. Wikipedia says it "premiered on August 25, 2006 at Foo Camp and was released to around 100 alpha release testers." Of course, there were versions before, but why quibble. *HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUMBY!*
I hope we all can at least take some space in the forum to say some nice (or interesting) things about the people and events who brought this to us, and the early alpha testers, and the other folks that were floating around back then. One of the few remaining folks that comes from (before) day 1 was Duane, of course. But just as interesting could be some of our "unboxing" days, especially from WOOT.
And it would be great if people like bunnie could stop by and "sign the guest book" and maybe offer a memory or two. Or maybe Pesident Obama could issue a proclamation. Maybe we could all get invited over to Chumbyland for some cake. I've already run across a couple of tidbits I'll post later. Hopefully, it would be nice to just have "Happy Birthday" posts by great contributors like Develephant, zurk, Ratzfatz, and all. And I've noticed some users from way back like Kathleen pop up on the forums lately. I'd love to hear from more.
I guess we can't come up with online party games, but I'd love to hear some stories. I guess there was always a lot of good office chit-chat. Maybe we can hear some stories now since there's no office or company or Entrepreneur.
So if nothing else, sign this "guest book" and thank all who made this device better than ever for 6 years- I think that's about 120 in computer years. Still free and healthy, and open-source, putting the users first, Happy Birthday Chumby!
(I'm not sure if this was the right place to post this- kind of out of the way. Any suggestions?)