Once upon a time I had a blog that I used rather irregularly (the last post from then was over four years ago). At some point I may try to import those old posts, but in the mean time I think it's time for something new. Last Tuesday I received my Raspberry Pi in the mail, which I have been gleefully toying with since. Giving the number of different configurations I've already toyed with, I decided I ought to document some of what I've done.
My first attempt was to reproduce my HTPC configuration, a Debian-based box running XBMC on Nvidia ION hardware. There are plenty of ways to get XBMC running on such a system (it's x86 after all) and there are plenty of distributions even built for such a thing. However, my setup has some unique requirements.