Computers

Posts about modern computers and peripherals

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX

Installing pfSense on the WANBOX is a simple task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes.  There are many operating systems that can be installed on The Geek Pub WANBOX.  Also supported is OpenSense, Ro...

4 in 1 PCIe Risers Tested and Explained

When building a GPU based mining rig you're obviously going to need a bunch of GPUs. These GPUs will be connected to a single motherboard. That immediately becomes a problem. Most motherboards only have one or ...

Is Alexa Safe?

I recently gave a tour of my home network. I walked around my home and showed all of the different electronic components of my home. This included the firewalls, routers, switches, cameras, and all of the devic...

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 ...