I started to play around with it a while back, but just dropped it. Syncing with Geth was just not working for me. Eventually, I got onto Parity, a different Ethereum-compatible node written in Rust. It was able to sync, and pretty quickly (less than a week), and I’m poking around in there.
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Yikes, for the first time in decades, I bent the delicate pins on an AMD CPU.
It happened because I pulled off the heatsink-fan, when the grease was still relatively new (it was only a few weeks old, and didn’t check that the CPU had been pulled out of the socket. I then proceeded to wipe the old grease off. The pressure from wiping may have bent the pins.
Continue reading How to Straighten Bent CPU Pins
The file is located in the same folder as the document. It’s named .~lock* so you need to make the hidden files visible to see it.
I just downloaded the Parity Ethereum node, and it’s an old fashioned terminal-based program. Here’s how to make a launcher for it so it’ll integrate with the GNOME desktop. It should also work with KDE, but I haven’t tried it. Continue reading Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu
A couple weeks ago, I rebuilt my old computer with a new motherboard purchased for disaster recovery in case my original mobo died, but had some problems with crashing. The problems seemed to be related to RAM. Some configurations crashed pretty quickly, and often, and other ones were pretty stable, but nothing was as stable as the system I was hoping to retire. Continue reading Crashing Computer: Recovering from Disaster Recovery Plans