I'm not sure I understand.
Your device was officially dead in 2011, when Chumby Industries went out of business.
At that point, if this had been any other product from any other company, it would have gone in a landfill.
The *only* reason it's been doing *anything*, including the clock, was because of two things:
1) From December 2011 through February 2013, the service was financed by a company that wanted to be unnamed and the systems maintained entirely by volunteers, including myself.
2) From February 2013 through July 1 2014, the servers were paid for by me *personally*, and maintained by me and a couple of volunteers, primarily forum users "Doktor Jones" and "diamaunt".
Whatever you may have paid for the device, it's somewhat irrelevant - that money went to someone else, not the entity paying for the infrastructure behind the current service.
I have bills to pay - I asked for donations as many suggested, and that did not cover the costs, as much as I appreciate the generosity of those folks that donated. The only choices were to find a recurring revenue stream that covers the recurring costs, or simply shut the whole thing down.
The spirit of the device includes "hackability" - and I have changed *nothing* that affects that. If all you want is a clock, all you need to do is a simple "debugchumby" script on a USB to launch the LCARs clock on your device at boot.
Here's the URL to the LCARs clock:
http://chumbyfiles.s3-website-us-west-2 … sclock.swf
You should be able to download that onto a USB dongle as "lcarsclock.swf" and create a "debugchumby" file with the body:
chumbyflashplayer.x -i /mnt/usb/lcarsclock.swf
You won't have any music or alarms of course, since you're not using the Control Panel that comes from the servers at that point.