I am working to preserve the Radeon 5770 that did it. Eventually it’s destined for a shadow box hanging on the wall. I mined the block just after the network halving of payouts so it worked out that I was pooled with thousands of other miners. sometimes I miss slushpool.
I met a pile of incredible people. Bought some amazing toys (for science), some i’ve even got working. Saw some talks and demos. Talked to some of my heroes and listened to even more. I saw Ladar Levison talk about epoxying your ports and adding thermite to your hard drives. I played with the ECU of a fake car! now i just have finish building the DarkNet Badge! enjoy my pictures. The hat data is still being analyzed. I’ll try to build something out of it eventually.
As you can see, it did turn out to be hardware, a GPU and CPU (ouch!). The flash storage was not it, but I figured that out eventually. This has been an issue since October! With many fixes attempted. It was a bit of a blow to my pride eventually having to turn to Apple, but they stepped up and got it done with only mild frustration on my part. Plus, they picked up the tab as my warranty is certainly expired. There comes a time when you realize that a fix would require more parts then you had at hand. I have been enjoying my functional desktop again, just in time for the new iMac Pro to make it obsolete.
Trading technology with my friends left me with some exciting new toys. Now with a bit more time since these devices were introduced there are lots of interesting demos for each. Though similar, these are very different devices and not intended to be used together. I am excited to see what they are capable of. Anything to replace the flat pointer driven systems we seem to be stuck with. I think I’ll integrate my Leap Motion with the Oculus i have on loan. So far, it’s hard to type without triggering my Myo Constantly.
The fun “i️” i bug in iOS 11.1 on a 6s plus.
UPDATE: Fixed in iOS 11.1.1!
I rebuilt my Mac Pro software completely and it appears to have
resolved the idle hanging problem. It is alway an annoying amount of work getting everything up and running again. It’s nice to have everything fresh and clean and worth it to finally have a stable desktop. The most frustrating part of this kind of solution is that nothing is learned. How? Why? No answers, but at least an end to the frustration!
UPDATE! – Nothing is resolved! it just took over 48 hours for the problem to return. 😤
Silver lining was my brief use of screensavers and discovering John Coats work to bring the beautiful Aerial flyovers from the Apple TV to all macs. Looks amazing on 3 screens!
Update! – It’s finally fixed!