Topic: It Has Ceased To Be
I have a Chumby. A One, I think, kind of padded black thing. It was my alarm clock for the longest time, then it started being a bit unreliable so it moved from a position of importance to a position of nice to have around-ness.
It's died. In fact, it's just stuck in a circular boot thing, where it gets so far then resets itself. Actually, this happened a few months back and I haven't -- yet -- dropped my subscription because I feel like you guys need the support even if it's not delivering anything to me, except lumpishness.
I think -- because I think I recognise the symptoms -- the power supply isn't quite giving it the juice it needs to work properly.
Which is an issue. Here in the UK -- where the Chumby was never any sort of a big deal, sadly -- even finding something that might work is going to be a challenge.
Do I let it go to the Chumby graveyard, in the knowledge that the world is now so full of internet-connected gadgetry that it'll never again be anything much more than a curiosity? Or do I try to resurrect it, with no guarantees that my guess is right?
If I try to resurrect it, what do I do about a power supply? Is there anything out there that might help me find something that'll do the job?
If I accept that it's died, do I allow myself to feel guilty?
(Its place was taken by a 5" Echo. All very modern and up with the in-crowd but somehow, its personality just isn't the same. )