Topic: Chumby 8 can be hazardous to your health!
I've had my red C8 in my son's room since just after he was born a little over two years ago. The clock has been a welcome companion during the long nights with him and we use it often to play music to help him sleep. He loves some of the gentle animations that he sees during the day too.
Unfortunately, it got banished last night. He was already a bit agitated due to an ear infection, and I had him standing up on the changing table. The C8 started rebooting, something that happens every couple of days in my experience. However, he happened to be watching it at the time, and as soon as the Blue Octy animation came on, my son got incredibly frightened. So frightened that he grabbed on to me tight and bit down on my shoulder! Fortunately, the bite didn't break the surface, but it did leave a bruise.
This morning, he was still asking about the octopus in a very worried fashion. It made me very sad to think that one of my favorite gadgets frightened him so.
So... any hack to the startup files to bypass the animation? I think I'll just swap in the Infocast 8 instead after a few days of absence and see how that goes, since it doesn't show any animations when starting.