I don't really know what, if anything I'm going to do with this blog. Probably nothing. But for now, I'm going to use it as a public place to dump things that are interesting to me. For example I've been looking forward to the upcoming release of the Raspberry Pi. I dug out my old Eee PC 701 netbook to start working on a few of my ideas for these little things. I'm not sure performance-wise how they compare but the netbook is really feeling slow these days. I just tried running firefox on it from work via SSH X forwarding and it was pretty much unusable. I'm sure my home uplink speed is part of the issue but it seems like 1.5Mps should be adequate. It's faster from a local LAN connection but still not great. Which brings me to the inspiration for this post. I just stumbled across Dropbear on the rpi forums. It's supposed to be a less resource intensive than OpenSSH. I'll give it a try on the eeepc and if there is a noticeable difference I'll be sure to use it on the rpi.