Ever since leaving my job in IT i have had a diminished interested in the whole topic. I have obviously continues to use my computers but merely to complete set tasks rather than as utilising them as a hobby and for something to enjoy.
All that has changed with the arrival of my Raspberry Pi. In a week of owning the Pi I must of run more than 12 different operating systems. I am trying to get a working version of AirTunes through libshairport, I thought this was going to be an easy task, it appears not!
But that has what kept me going, I found myself willing the latest change not to work. Just so I had to spend some more time researching and fiddling. That hasn’t happened with computing for a long time for me, perhaps I am just used to the Apple “It just works” philosophy nowadays.
But whatever it is I am really enjoying computing again. The Raspberry Pi is so accessible in terms of cost. At under £30 and SD cards being incredibly cheap I can have a fully working computer for just over £30! I wish such cheap computing had been available when I was younger! I used to have to save up for around 6 months just to afford an optical drive!
There are so many exciting projects out their utilising the Raspberry Pi and I can’t wait to start trying some of them out. I am trying to get Sian interested in sending one into near space, could be a great little project for us to do together!