The Final Pieces Have Arrived

I’m cheating a bit here because….I’m about to start up the rig for the first time so here is a “teaser” for now. These parts took some frustrating amounts of time to wait for but will they be worth it?

Cryptocurrency Miner – The Farm Begins

I’ve been mining on my main desktop for some time now and have made approximately $100. At this point, I’m looking to grow the farm and my systems’ capacity for more hashing power than I currently have available.

My desktop will be upgraded from a Phenom II to a Ryzen 3 processor and will receive a motherboard that has 4 PCI-E slots (2 x16 slots and 2 x1 slots).

Here is the picture of the case and power supply that I’ll be using. The case is a vintage Asus Vento ATX that I purchased for a Folding@Home farm that I was maintaining. The power supply is a refurbished 500W VisionTek power supply. It’s a cheapie but I’ll give it a shot.

VisionTek Power Supply
VisionTek Power Supply

My Phenom II will be moved to this “new-old” case and the RX560 that I currently have in-use will also be moved. I have an RX570 8GB video card that I have on the way and I’ll install that into my main desktop.

Tuition to Wage Ratio Since 1970.

TuitionToWageRatioInteresting results after trying to actually sift through sources on news articles and reading comments on CBC news sites about inflation, generation this and that. I seriously think that this graph shows it pretty damn clearly. Here, unlike news articles without listed sources, are my sources so you can check my numbers as published by the faculties/universities themselves.

Can we put the rebuttal from a lot of the now older generations claiming that we are “spoiled?” Each generation has its challenges and the populace from each generation is divided differently with regard to income. Not everyone from the boomer generation was rich and not everyone had the same opportunities as everyone else. The same applies to modern times folks.

What do we see?

In 1970, you could work 18.75 hours/week for 4 months (summer vacation) and pay for a year of school. In 2016, you must work 136.85 hours/week for 4 months (summer vacation) to pay for ONE year of school, that’s 19.5 hours/day for those 4 months by the way. That gives you about 4.5 hours of sleep, plenty for a young teen! Spread it out over a year? Sure, that’s 45.62 hours/week for 12 months! See the issue folks? Let’s try to stop pretending that “you had it hard too” because education these days is absolutely and insanely out of reach for middle class children to pay on their own.

The goal here is to show everyone that the numbers are what they are and that it’s an issue for everyone. I think the article written by the CBC was built to hedge Canadian generations against each other and if you read the comments, that is what certainly happened.



New Website For Tracking Personal Projects and Getting All of “that” Info Back Out To The Land Of The Internet

New Page!!!!


Hello All,

Welcome to my website where I will start tracking any of my personal projects on the go. I tried doing this earlier but could not devote sufficient resources to keep the site up and running, keep useful content out in the open and generally didn’t have the nudge I was looking for.

I’ve been recently relieved of my duties at the company I worked 3.5 years for because of a company acquisition deal. I shall take this opportunity though, to renew my roots and re-focus my own personal goals may they be personal goals or career goals.

“Sometimes you need to take a step backward before you can take two steps forward” – Dr. Bose

Thank you!

Brodey Dover