Computers and Electronics

How to fix common problems with your PC, server, or software packages.

Repairing the Commodore PET 4016

A few episodes back on The 8-Bit guy, David restored a vintage Commodore PET Model 4016. However, he left one thing incomplete. The space bar didn't work.  Since it wound up in my museum, repairing the Commodor...

Mining with a CPU (without a GPU)

When most miners think of mining, they tend to have visions of stacks of graphics cards (GPU) all lined up mining their favorite crypto-coins. It's true, a GPUs are great at mining and you can mine lots of diff...

Using Dual Power Supplies for Mining

Mining. You're probably sick of hearing about it!  But its in the news. Its on TV shows. Its all over blogs. Well, not mining specifically, but cryptocurrency. Specifically a certain type of cryptocurrency call...

Windows vs. Linux for Mining

I recently published several videos and articles on building and optimizing mining rigs. In both builds I used Windows. Mostly because I had never done some of these things and I knew it would be much simpler t...

Overclocking the AMD RX 580 for Mining

Mining is literally going insane! People are snapping up both GPUs for mining as well as ASIC miners faster than manufacturers can make them. This has led to explosive growth in those markets. It's also let to ...

Building a Mining Rig

After the tour of my mining rig I had a lot of comments asking to do a build a video of a mining rig. So today we're building a mining rig! I'll walk us through some of the changes from the original mining rig ...

Antminer Alternatives

If you didn't already know, mining has become a booming business. Everyone and their brother it seems are getting into mining cryptocurrency. This has led to a huge demand for GPUs when mining alternative curre...

Eaton Breaker Flashing Red

Electronics and error codes are all around us. Even our toasters these days connect to the Internet! It's probably not that surprising when your breaker keeps tripping to find out that they too have error codes...

Best Power Supply for Mining Cryptocurrency

When building a GPU based mining rig, research shows there is a lot of misinformation going around that makes it difficult to decide what to purchase. This has a lot to do with the nature of mining. Its somethi...