My Experience Bitcoin Mining: A One-Month Experiment

When the price of a single bitcoin went over $200, it was time for a second look. It seemed too good to be true: you run a program on your computer for a while, and then like magic, cash appears! To test this “free cash” mechanism, I set up some gear and mined bitcoin 24/7 […]

Bitcoin Mining Notes: Problems and Solutions

Here are several issues I ran into during the one-month bitcoin mining experiment.  The hardware and software config are detailed in that post. P:  High number of “HW Error” messages with DiabloMiner. S:  Switched to cgminer. It does not appear to have this problem using the exact same hardware. P:  Fans on the Sapphire 7950 […]

Raspberry Pi Time Machine Problems/Solutions

Problem After building a makeshift Time Capsule using Debian Linux and parts I had lying around — a Raspberry Pi and Thermaltake BlacX hard drive dock — there were numerous intermittent problems and ultimately misleading error messages like: The identity of the backup disk has changed The backup disk is not available Sparse bundle could […]