Unlock RTX 3060 mining hash rate

There has been lots of news coverage around the recent mistake made by Nvidia with their RTX 3060 driver allowing uninhibited mining hash rates: a great round-up from The Verge. A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations. The driver has been removed, but there are lots of copies in circulation. There are still some limitations, you must have a monitor attached and can only run a single RTX 3060 at a time....

March 21, 2021 · 3 min · Tom

Honeygain docker-compose setup

So Honeygain has finally arrived as a Docker container and this article will give you everything you need to build your own docker-compose YAML file for faster deployments. You can see the docs provided by the Honeygain devs on the matter here: https://honeygain.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018979919-How-to-run-Honeygain-on-Docker-Linux- However, they do not provide a nice way to deploy time and again from a docker-compose file, scroll down for a template! At the time of writing, you are permitted to run the service on two devices per public IP....

March 4, 2021 · 2 min · Tom

Unraid USB Controller Passthrough - VM hot swap USB

For the longest time, I have been running VMs on my Unraid server and had the need to passthrough USB devices. I will be the first to admit that I have too many computers and a shrink might classify it as an addition. Coupled with my quest for a clutter-free desk, I have been faced with the issue of swapping USB devices like a keyboard and mouse, from one machine to another Unraid virtual machine (vm)....

March 3, 2021 · 3 min · Tom

Collect bitcoin price data with python and Coinbase

Cryptocurrencies have been back on the popular agenda lately, thanks mostly to the surging value of Bitcoin. I have been interested, but not massively invested in cryptocurrency for many years. If I had the courage to buy and hold all those years ago, I might be writing to you from a beach – I assure you, this is not the case! I have been getting into InfluxDB lately and its fantastic ability to store heaps of time series data....

February 2, 2021 · 6 min · Tom

Writing to an InfluxDB server with Python3

A quick GitHub gist for anyone looking to write to an InfluxDB server with Python3. This is a generic function that accepts three inputs; as an example, I am using temperature data in degrees Celsius. Turning DHT11 readings into beautiful graphs in Grafana Once you have your data in influxDB, a great way to visualise it is using Grafana. I hope to bring you more posts in the future about visualising your python data with Grafana....

January 19, 2021 · 1 min · Tom