Jul 18 2017
Well, I installed & enabled Jetpack on here. Hopefully it helps the issue of the site looking horrible on mobile phones. If you notice anything wonky, please let me know ASAP.
Jul 17 2017
Got the two free Echo Dots that I got for pre-ordering my phone. Both are setup, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. Looking then so far. Kind of worried that the one in the bedroom will end up lighting up in the middle of the night. Hoping not though. Really disliking the skill for my Sensi thermostat though. All I can do is set a temperature I want, raise or lower it n degrees. I cannot turn the AC/heat on/off. Hopefully it gets updated to allow this.
Jul 17 2017
My phone got its full Alexa integration today. So far its pretty neat to use. Adjusted the temp on my home thermostat a couple of times to try it out and verify that worked. Also got in the beta test of the skill for the Monero mining pool I’m in, that is awesome too. Also got my code for my free echo dots last week, they arrived today. I’ll get them setup tonight and hopefully not confuse myself with saying the key word (thankfully you can update it on the echo devices, can’t on my phone). I’m planning on putting one upstairs and one in my bedroom, and eventually getting a smart outlet for my wife’s nightstand lamp (and possible other lamps too).
Jun 19 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.
Jun 5 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.
Jun 2 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 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.
May 25 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.
Feb 16 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.
Jan 12 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.