Monday, June 19th, 2017
I am officially running a Sia host at home. Currently at around 4.8997TB of storage. I need a lot more SiaCoins for collateral though. Currently at around 12,000SC and I’m thinking in need somewhere around 1,000,000SC for the amount of space I have. But this combined with my Monero mining & Bitcoin loans are a way to make some extra money so I’m happy.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Well, since I’ll be getting my new phone this Friday, I need to find some USB C cables. The one cable it comes with just won’t be enough for me…….To bad Amazon is full of cables that aren’t safe to use.
Monday, June 5th, 2017
Well, I am working on an Android app for supportXMR.com which is the Monero mining pool I am part of. I’m using Xamarin so I can code it in C# (which I know better than Java). Its going ok, but I’m running into an issue communicating with the API. I hate TLS, it is so difficult to troubleshoot.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
I got back into the cryptocurrency world. I’ve been mining XMR at https://supportxmr.com/. Really good people there. I’ve also been investing in Siacoin and offering storage to people. Finally I’ve been using the Poloniex Lending Bot to automate Bitcoin loans to make more money. I’m just about to the point where I can afford a remote starter for my car. Really looking forward to that since my car no longer has the time to warm up on my drive to/from work.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Wife and I did our taxes last weekend. Really like how much we are getting back. My dad also had a HP Envy Touch Slimbook that he gave me, needed a new HDD. So I put my 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD in it. Won’t run much for games, but it is a much nicer laptop than the Lenovo I was using (i5 vs i3, weighs less, etc). No DVD drive in it, but I can survive without that for a while. Eventually, one will be on sale at Amazon and I’ll pick it up. I’d get a BluRay burner, but they still cost an arm and a leg, maybe a reader though.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
I have added the Amazon Affiliate Plugin. This will make it a lot easier for me to post a link here. Just like this one.
Monday, December 12th, 2016
I decided to change out the theme on my site. Even though I’ve always had a PC at home, classic Mas OS holds a special place in my heart since it’s what my elementary and high school had growing up.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Well, it is getting close to the time Leighton will make is appearance. We still have so much to do but it will be great when he’s here. Scheduled C-section for delivery and two weeks off “work”. Not sure how Lucas will react yet, but it is exciting.
In other news, I have installed RetroPIE on a Raspberry Pi 3, used an Ada Fruit script to move its root volume to a USB SSD so it boots a lot faster than the MicroSD card did (also loads games faster too) and it should be more reliable.
Finally, I managed to get an Up! Plus 3D printer for free. So far so good on using it. I like seeing stuff print and I have plans to make a yarn baller for my wife and a Wind Energy toy for my brother’s kids.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Just got our insurance plans/premiums for next year. They are super expensive but I cannot blame my employer, I definitely blame our government for it.