Turns out the hard drive I thought was due to fail, had actually failed. The nice thing is that I wanted to rebuild it anyway and I will never have to open this Mini again. Maxed the RAM and installed a SSD drive.
Finally broke out my new 4th edition Talisman game. Lots of fun, but I need some expansions.
Shotzie, who survived multiple coyote attacks in Topanga, died in my wife’s arms today. He was 16 (we think).
My new Samsung Galaxy Note II came to me today. My first Android since I got it running on my original iphone. In other words, this is the first time I have had my own full featured and power android device. My first impressions are quite favorable. I am amazed at all the things I can do without voiding the warranty. It is highly configurable. Expect a detailed analysis from me soon.
It finally happened! I have been mining for almost two years now. casually. I joined a pool in the last year (after 6 months of nothing) I am not trying to make a living with this, I just had an OpenCL card in a system that is already on 24/7. I wanted some BTC to play with. I had a bet with myself once the tiny earnings from the shared pool started to come in. Would I earn 50 BTC with the pool before finding a block? In a shared pool, you don’t collect the blocks you mine, but instead share in the blocks on all contributing members. Blocks originally were worth 50 BTC. Just recently, the payout was reduced to 25 BTC for a block. This is particularly funny because I had already mined approximately 35 BTC with the shared pool before I finally hit up on a block. Obviously I squeaked out a victory in my little experiment, but it is really just the roll of the dice.
Blobs are fetched, IPSWs Downloaded, iDevices Backed Up! Now the wait for the latest public jailbreak continues. The latest team includes @pimskeks, @planetbeing, @pod2g, and of course @MuscleNerd. Supposed to drop early tomorrow, but some suspected (myself included) that it might get released on “Funday.”
This jailbreak will support EVERY iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or iPad Mini running iOS 6.0-6.1. No doubt that atv2 support will come quickly after. No news yet about atv3.
Today I finished the final steps in officially correcting the spelling of my last name. I only wish my grandfather was alive to hear the tale. It really was a surprising amount of paperwork.
Check out this amazing tour of the International Space Station: