Topic: chumby <-> desktop interaction
The only way I see some of the widget like Digg or Google News headlines being useful is if I can tap the chumby and have the currently summarized story show up in my browser. One way to do this is to write Firefox plugin to listen to the chumby server for these kind of events. A simpler short term solution might be to have a chumby console webpage that I have to keep open. This could check using AJAX (of course!) for new click events from the chumby server, and load the content in a page frame.