Internode has been selling Chumby, its hard-to-describe programmable Internet gadget/toy/tech fetishist's dream, for a few weeks now, and the ISP is keen to encourage the development of more Chumby widgets that supply Australian content. If you've got some basic programming chops and fancy winning a Chumby, there's a competition running offering up Chumby prizes for the best efforts. If you want a basic course in building Chumby widgets (not too hard if you can handle basic Flash and RSS), check out this overview on the Chumby wiki.
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