The goal was to get something out that was sufficiently functional for people to be able to continue to use their devices once Sony pulled the plug.
And you succeeded in a way that still makes me smile.
As one of those who was forced to put up with months-long outages with the Sony servers, authentication failures and enough negligence to put me off buying anything with a Sony logo on it for quite some time, I can happily report that since my Dash was rescued from the sinking ship that was Sony's infrastructure I have had zero downtime. None. That alone is worth $3/mo. Before it was weekly and sometimes for months at a time.
I'm 60 years old and have been programming (that's what it was called before the kids changed it to "coding") for more than three decades and once I get some free time I intend to contribute to the Chumbysphere, but in the meantime I want to thank Duane and everyone else who managed to do something unique on the Internet of Things...rescue an orphan.