Getting started with crypto currency mining on your own desktop PC

A lot of people have heard about Bitcoin by now, however mining it on a normal desktop PC is a complete waste of power and thus money. You need highly specialized hardware for Bitcoin today.

So instead you can mine some of the lesser currencies, that are still on the rise.

I’ll go over two currencies, which are very easy to get started on, AND are usually profitable on desktop PCs.

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Optimizing Ryzen

There are a few tweaks involved in getting the most out of any of the AMD Ryzen CPUs.
Here I’ll cover these, so you can get the most value out of your system.

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Split tunnelling with vpnc the easy way

I recently switched to running a clean Ubuntu Server with i3 as my window manager – this meant no more network connect, and thus I couldn’t simply use the checkbox “Use this connection only for resources on its network”.

So running a barebone vpnc, I finally figured out a simple way to split the traffic, so only traffic intended for the remote network runs through the VPN.

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