Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor
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The Unnecessary Toolchain

I take a certain joy in completely unnecessary complexity for solving problems.

At night, I have no visible clock. Clocky is unlit, and the traditional alarm clock is on the other side of Rakeela, so I can't read it either.

I finally solved it! Since I always wanted a Chumby anyway, I made an all-clocks channel and made my new Nokia N810 pretend tp be a Chumby and display it while it charged overnight. Let's break this down:

* General-purpose Linux handheld
* with a wireless Internet connection
* Downloading a loop of Flash videos of clocks
* intended for a different device
* Which it has an emulator for
* while plugged in with a British power cord with an American adapter on the end. (They sold me a UK set and a power plug adapter, apparently what they had on hand.)

...because I needed an illuminated clock.
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