I understand it must be frustrating.
But a serious question, there are lots of posts where people say they *need* pi in their life, for their project as if their life depended upon it.
The question is, does your project *really* depend on your having one in your hands? Especially as you called yourself a developer it sounds like you're not a hardware guy.
My planned RPi project is software only, and really.. I don"t even need RPi for it. I"s perfectly possible to write software for on linux without one, and fine tune it later. Hell, I may even develop parts of it on windows, and just make sure it compiles and runs on pi down the line. (i"m going full screen opengl though).
Is your project really going to make the autumn launch worse, or is that ego talking?
My project is damn cool to me, but I don"t think its going to make much difference to the world at large – I do hope if it comes off how i"d like it might inspire at least one person, possibly get featured on a blog as a 'cool thing' but thats it.
Is your project really so pi specific you can"t do it without a pi, or the pi vm?
Is your brain clouded by your (understandable) disappointment so much you can't see another way out?
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