USB C Cables

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.

Coding

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.

Phone

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Well, I am getting really fed up with my Moto G4+.  It has started to suffer from the phantom touch issue they can end up with.  It is getting worse and worse too.  I pre-ordered a HTC U11 through Sprint since they are my carrier and I also get two free Amazon Echo Dots with it as well.  I haven’t had a HTC phone for quite a while, so I hope it is good as it sounds like it will be.

Cryptocurrency

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Well,

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.

w00t

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.

New plugin

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.

Theme

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.

Time

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.

Insurance

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Well,
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.

Laptop

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Well,

A long time ago my Ultrabook died. I’ve been using my dad’s laptop for now (as he has a desktop and I no longer do). I am saving for a nice shiny new Gigabyte P55Wv6-PC3D so if you could order stuff though my support us page I would appreciate it. Also, the link to the laptop will give me a kickback if you order through it. I have a long way to go for the laptop so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.