Pi Zero

I picked up a Raspberry Pi Zero last week – It’s tiny!
Pi Zero

What’s more, it was free on the front cover of MagPi Magazine.Mag Pi Magazine

Whilst I was waiting for the USB On-The-Go cable and Micro HDMI adaptor to be delivered, I tried one of my original Pi SD cards – but didn’t see any LEDs when powered up. One key difference on the Pi Zero – it has an activity light but no power LED. It also needs the most recent firmware upgrade to boot a Pi Zero, which is why I didn’t get any indication on power-up. A quick rpi-update on my original Pi, and it boots nicely.

Now what should I use for my first project? Mono seems to have made big jumps since I last played with it, so I may see if I can use it to run some C# code.

Speedtest CLI and Speedtest Logger – Part II

Speedtest Logger - Fixed

Result! This is what the graph looked like in the week Virgin managed to fix their congestion issues.

Things have been much better since, this is the view of the last month, with decent speeds for the last two weeks:
Speedtest Logger - 1 Month

And Virgin Media gave me a discountĀ for the inconvenience too!

You can find the project on GitHub atĀ https://github.com/jamielaundon/speedtest-logger.