Well its up and running. I stopped by the store this evening, which despite their name does NOT sell walls, and picked up an SD card and some batteries for an old KB/mouse set, so I could set up my new Raspberry Pi. It was surprisingly easy Raspbian comes as an img file, so just use “dd” (in unix/linux) to image your sd card, load it into the device, connect KB/mouse and a display, and you’re good to go.
I wonder how well it would run xastir. This thing is cheap enough to be a killer high altitude balloon flight computer.