progress, slowly

The cgminer interface is coming along, but slowly. I have it loading some basic stats, and think I’ll release an update with monitoring-only capabilities as soon as I pretty up the interface and add a bunch more stats.

Here’s where it’s at now:

cgminer_gpu_early

What’s next?

My mining rig is noisy. It has a couple of video cards in it with whirring fans on them and an external fan pointed at it. It’s also in my living room, where my TV is. To watch TV, I have to go upstairs, fire up my computer, log into my rig, bring up the cgminer screen and turn down the intensity on each card to quiet down the fans.

This is annoying.

I don’t like being annoyed, so I’ve decided to add basic support for cgminer (and its derivatives, like sgminer) to Shibe Helper! As long as you’re on the same network as your rig, you’ll be able to view a bunch of stats about the rig and control certain parameters.

How long will this take?

I’m not sure – hopefully I’ll have something ready in a week or two, plus however long the app store approval takes. I might just release some basic read-only functionality like checking hashrates/GPU temp/pool first, then a more thorough set of stats and control later (possible as a “Pro” version).

Shibe Helper 1.0 submitted for review

After several long weeks, Shibe Helper 1.0 is ready to be released to the world!

It has three main features:

  • A wallet viewer for viewing the balance of a Dogecoin wallet
  • A mining pool viewer for watching your hashrate, pool balance, and round progress
  • A profit calculator, which has the standard features and will tell you how much you can expect to make mining Dogecion with your current setup

Hopefully the review process won’t take too long, and the app will hit the store in a week or so.