Brian K of Oregon brought to our attention an error in our Altura Reference Manual that affected his ability to get new software onto his Altura. The manual mistakenly identified Pin 1 on the ISP header as top-left, where it usually is, and where it is in the Macchiato. In fact, the header in the Altura is essentially upside down. A tiny dot on the PCB indicates the bottom right pin as Pin 1. This has been corrected and the github instructions updated. When looking a the manual, make sure the number 022718 appears at the top of the table of contents! If not, clear your browser cache and download it again.
The long and the short is this: when your USB-tiny programmer is connected correctly, the Altura LED and 3-digit display will light up.