Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New USB hub for bitcoin mining.

Got my new powered hub (Plugable® USB 2.0 7-Port Charging Hub) for my Raspberry Pi Bitcoin mining. Works perfectly!

ThePiHut's HUB hub simply didn't have enough Amperage to give each ASIC miner plugged the power it wanted.

I'm running a mix of miners that I found cheap on eBay which I thought might be an issue but cgminer seems to be handling them fine.

Hopefully when I have some more funds I can start looking at renewable energy sources as currently the power draw, even on a Raspberry Pi doesn't seem economical for the gains. For the moment i'm not in it for that, just for the fun of experimenting!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 Released, This Is What’s New (OMG Ubuntu)

Main features:

  • Change to systemd
  • Unity 7.3
  • Compiz 0.9.12
  • Linux kernel 3.19 (4.0 didn't make the cut)

Application updates:

  • LibreOffice
  • Firefox 37
  • Thunderbird 31.6
  • Shotwell 0.20.2
  • Nautilus 3.14.2
  • Evince 3.14.2
  • Rhythmbox 3.1
  • Totem 3.14.1
  • GNOME Terminal 3.14

If you do fancy shoving kernel 4.0 into it: