Raspberry Pi

This year, Santa brought me a Raspberry Pi, which is a teeny-tiny computer that runs Linux¬†(How small is it? I’ve eaten cookies that were larger that the Raspberry Pi.)¬†This evening, I powered it up for the first time. It works:

pi@pi ~ $ uptime
02:49:03 up 1:53, 1 user, load average: 0.09, 0.08, 0.07

Getting it on the network required a bit of foolery. I had to edit /etc/network/interfaces:

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid name
wpa-psk password

Attempts to find usable, up-to-date documentation for this file have met with little success. It’s all voodoo. I read some web pages, guessed about a few things, and – presto! – it worked.