There’s been a fair amount of hype in the technical press about the Pi Zero (see https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/pi-zero/) recently — and fair enough. Very cheap, reasonably powerful, and as small as you could ever imagine for a fully fledged linux computer. I’ve been showing mine off to friends and family, just because it’s been small enough to fit in my pocket without noticing it.
But what’s the point if it’s not doing something useful. Tonight I finally fired it up.
I am, in fact, writing this post on the Pi Zero.
First impressions, when I got it free with a magazine, were “wow! Tiny, cheap, powerful — the world’s my oyster!”
Second impressions were less positive. [Read more…]