Mining Monero: some CPU benchmarks

August 18th, 2017 by

I recently heard about Monero (it’s a crypto currency like Bitcoin) and read up on it a bit. It’s fairly amenable CPU mining on recent machines, so I figured why not mine some? I’ve been curious to toy with these coins for a while, and I’ve been kicking myself for not buying some Bitcoin a…

How to install NetBeans 8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 with OpenJDK 8

May 19th, 2016 by

I recently tried to install NetBeans 8.1 on my fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04, and I ran in to some difficulties. The first of which is that OpenJDK cannot be easily found in the new Ubuntu Software application. To install OpenJDK 8, you will need to open terminal and use the command “sudo apt-get install…

Making a 12AX7 substitute from two subminiature 6247 triodes

November 6th, 2015 by

I have a handful of these 6247WA subminiature triode tubes that I bought way back when I was getting interested in tube electronics. They were very cheap, and thus good for experimenting with when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Now that I’ve graduated to more common and more expensive tubes, I’m…

Custom 1×8 combo tube amp: build log #3, finished!

May 26th, 2015 by

I’ve started putting together the electrical parts of the amp. This is where the real fun begins! This log is going to be rather picture-heavy if I can help it, with explanations placed where pictures are worth too few words. First comes the power input section. The power transformer gets mounted in its holes, as…

Easily root Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with Framaroot

May 7th, 2015 by

I’ve been searching for an easy way to root my Samsung Galaxy Proclaim for some time now. There used to be a way to do it using ODIN and some custom ROMs, but the links I found through Google using this method have gone dead. Luckily, I came across a one-click-root app today that worked…

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