You cannot help anybody who is unwilling to, or incapable of, helping themselves. This applies equally to drug addicts, alcoholics and Giffgaff'ers! - Please use the search option before asking for help. No doubt you will find what you are looking for! You will learn so much whilst doing that also. -- You are entitled to judge me in any manner, if you feel you must. You do this with no understanding of me as an individual and therefore your assessment is naturally flawed.
It is actually surprisingly tricky to brick your G1 during the rooting process - the most common cause of bricks is when changing the SPL, but this is something that you don't have to do (it is required for certain ROMs, but you can easily just avoid those).
If you would like assistance in rooting your phone then let me know or find me on twitter @andywicks.
Did you miss me? Sorry I've been away and not replying for so long. I've had some things going on in my life that put lots of projects on hold.
I've picked up development of this project again and will report back with progress in due course.
Could this be adapted to be a dashboard widget for Mac pretty easily?
It's funny you should mention that. I've been working on a desktop widget for the Nokia N900. This works in an almost identical way to the Mac widgets. It will be really easy to port it over and I think that I might actually switch primary development to the Mac version as the Qt Web Runtime implementation on Maemo is still very "testing quality".
Image of the N900 version is shown below: