November 4, 2017

The Ideal Distribution

The Ideal Distribution

There are, at the time of writing, about 35 distributions which support the Raspberry Pi according to DistroWatch. This includes linux distributions, and a few BSD flavours too. Picking one should be easy, given what seems like a broad range of options. But... things are never what they seem. I have some very exacting requirements for a linux distribution I use.

November 3, 2017

The RPi Boot Process

The RPi Boot Process

The RPi B was the first single board computer I owned. It had been a while since I had played with a SBC. Sure, I had done some messing around with some eval boards and SoC reference boards as part of work, but nothing quite as sophisticated and finished as an RPi.

November 2, 2017

Raspberry Pi Fascination

Raspberry Pi Fascination

I am a huge fan of these credit-card sized devices. I love the idea that this tiny, solid-state bit of circuitry can outperform an 80's super-computer. I am totally enamoured with how easy tinkering and tweaking is. I am absolutely thrilled with how easily they are available. But most of all, I am thoroughly enraptured by the vast ocean of applications for this magnificent piece of hardware.