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If you are still using an NVidia 1080 Ti card, and are trying to compete with the 2080s and 3090s these days, you need to up your hash game. There has been a tool around for the past 2 years to help with this. It is specifically designed for teh 1080 Ti cards, and has increased my hashes in the area of 50% per card. I wanted to preserve the software on github, so I created my own fork of it. The fork will not be updated, or worked on by me. It is just there so we all have a place to draw from in the long run.

For my setup, I am running Ubuntu 20.04.01, headless, and an Nvidia 1080ti. My miner is T-Rex with the setup from this guide:

Back to the guide

On your miner, open a terminal
sudo bash
cd /tacticalware
git clone
mv ETHlargementPill/ ohgod
cd ohgod
chmod +x OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2
screen ./OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2

You will see the following message:

Your system is now capable of running at 50% greater speed.

Since you used screen you can close this connection and it will still run.
To reconnect to this screen you can resume it by opening a terminal again
Typing sudo bash
Then screen -r

All that is left is to start up your mining software, configure it to mine ETH or ETC and start mining.

Enjoy the extra hashes!

The hardware that I used in this guide:
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (QTY 6):

Motherboard (QTY 1):

CPU (QTY 1):

Memory (QTY 1):

Hard Drive (QTY 1):

Risers (QTY 6):

Power Supplies (QTY 2):

Add2PSU (QTY 1):

Power Switch (QTY 1):


The most recent Windows 10 update, went through my computer and started tagging many of my crypto wallets as threats, then it automatically quarrantined them. HUGE FAIL by Microsoft. I did not want their Defender app enabled after the update. I did not want it to scan my system.

To restore your newly quarrantined items, do the following:

Open Windows Security
Select Virus & threat protection
Click Protection history
In the list of all recent items, filter the Quarantined Items
Click all of the newly identified and restore

That’s it! Thanks for reading


Teamviewer has been a constant headache in 2020. So I have had to find a teamviewer replacement…and have found Chrome Remote Desktop. So far my experience has been good. Quick, easy install. I can still remotely manage my mining rigs. This guide shows how I connect to a system that runs during the day for a dedicated user (who owns it), and mines at night. When he has an issue, he contacts me and we setup a Chrome Remote Desktop support session using the following excerpt from this link

Share your computer with someone else

You can give others remote access to your computer. They’ll have full access to your apps, files, emails, documents and history.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, type, and press Enter.
  3. Under “Get Support, “ click Download Download page.
  4. Follow the onscreen directions to download and install Chrome Remote Desktop.
  5. Under “Get Support,” select Generate Code.  
  6. Copy the code and send to the person you want to have access to your computer.
  7. When that person enters your access code on the site, you will see a dialog with their e-mail address. Select Share to allow them full access to your computer.
  8. To end a sharing session, click Stop Sharing.

The access code will only work one time. If you are sharing your computer, you will be asked to confirm that you want to continue to share your computer every 30 minutes.


Needless to say, I have been mining a while, and have some crypto that I want to keep track of. How do you do this, you ask….Well I just have to Connect Power Bi to CoinMarketCap, list my coins, and off I go. This quick and easy guide is how I will connect Power BI to CoinMarketCap.

Open Power BI
Click File
Select New
Click Get Data
Select From Web
Click Advanced
For URL Parts you will want to enter in the following:
In the HTTP request header parameters(optional) first box, type in
In the Second Box you will want to enter in your CoinMarketCap API Key

To get the API Key, use the web browser on your computer (Not inside Power BI) and go to
Sign up for an account if you don’t already have one
If you do have an account, login
Hover over the API Key box and click Copy

Back to Power BI
Now in the Second Box you will want to enter in your CoinMarketCap API Key
Click Ok
Power BI will now connect to CoinMarketCap

In Power Query
Click data
Select list
Select the To Table button
Use defaults and Click OK
In the Column header, click the button on the top right
Click (Select All Columns)
Select Ok
Click the the Column1.tags header, click the button on the top right
Select Extract Values
Hit the Drop Down
Select Comma
Click Ok
Click the the Column1.quote header, click the button on the top right
Place a checkmark next to USD
Click Ok
Click the the Click the the Column1.quote header, click the button on the top right
Place a checkmark next to USD
Click the the Click the the Column1.quote.USD header, click the button on the top
Click (Select All Columns)
Select Ok

Click the Save Icon at the top left

Click Close and Apply

Documentation on the various CoinMarketCap commands can be found at


This one is quick and easy guide on how to Disable the GUI, for those of you who are like me, and do not want the extra processing cycles wasted on a gui…Here you go.

Log into your system

Open a terminal

sudo bash

systemctl set-default multi-user

Reboot your computer

Voila…headless mining rig

Mining LOKI with RX 580 Nitro on Windows 10

  • Crypto

Quick How-To Guide

I was recently approached by a gamer who had built a system over this past holiday season and wanted to get into mining with some of his rig’s spare cycles. We chatted a bit and decided LOKI had the most promise, so here is a quick how-to on what we did for his rig.

Download and install the LOKI Electron wallet from:

Once the wallet is downloaded, install it, create a loki address, and copy your wallet seed. You will need that in case you have to reinstall it somewhere else, some day.

Now for the fun part

Download the latest version of XMRIG from here (this will be your mining software)

Unzip the file to your desktop. You may have to add some exceptions to your Anti-Virus for it to work, because AV loves to throw all sorts of false positives

Once it is unpacked, open the XMRig Folder

Right click on START.BAT

Select Edit

Delete everything in this file, and replace it with the following:

@echo off 

xmrig.exe -a cn-trtl --donate-level 1 -o -u WALLET-ADDRESS-HERE -p w=Rig1 -k -o -u


Save the File, and Exit

Now double click on Start.bat

You will see your machine start mining LOKI

CLINFO Number of Platforms 0 Error

Running CLINFO Returns The Error “Number of Platforms – 0” Even With AMD Drivers Installed

This happens in Ubuntu Server 18.04 and most likely other versions.  To fix it run the following:

sudo apt install mesa-opencl-icd

HUSH Wallet UI – Waiting for Daemon to Start

HUSH Wallet Continually Fails to Start

Updating the wallet to the latest version 0.72 causes an error where the daemon continually fails to start and you can wait or close the wallet.  To fix the error on Windows 10, perform the following:

Open up your Windows Explorer and navigate to the root of C:\

In the Search Box, type hushd.exe and hit Enter

When the file is found, right click on it and select Open Folder Location

Select the full path in the bar at the top and copy it.  It will be something like C:\Program Files\hush\etc…..

Now open a command prompt

Type cd C:\Program Files\hush\etc….. (here you will put your actual path in instead of mine C:\Program Files\hush\etc…..)

Once you are there type in the following:

start hushd.exe -daemon -reindex

Now leave the black boxes open, and Open your HUSH Wallet.

You should see the blockchain begin to download all over again.  This will allow you to get access to the wallet, once everything is synchronized


Install NVidia 1080Ti Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

NVidia 1080TI Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

How to guide for installing drivers for the NVidia 1080TI Video Card

sudo bash

echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf

echo options nouveau modeset=0 >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf

update-initramfs -u


Login and then:

sudo bash

dpkg   – -add-architecture i386

apt-get update

apt-get install build-essential libc6:i386 -y

apt-get install pkg-config
apt-get install xorg -y

Login and then

sudo bash

mkdir /installs && mkdir /installs/drivers && mkdir /installs/drivers/nvidia && cd /installs/drivers/nvidia

Find the drivers from here:

Make sure you select the drivers for the Linux 64-bit operating system

Then run
wget and the link that was provided above

Once it is downloaded you will need to run
chmod 755 ./NVI*

This will begin the installation

Install the 32-bit compatibility libraries

Install and Overwrite with the full version of libglvnd if prompted

Select Yes to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to automatically update your X configuration

Click OK when the installation has completed


Login as your normal user

Type nvidia-smi to verify all of your adapters show up

That’s it.  Thanks for reading!

The hardware that I used in this guide:
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (QTY 6):

Motherboard (QTY 1):

CPU (QTY 1):

Memory (QTY 1):

Hard Drive (QTY 1):

Risers (QTY 6):

Power Supplies (QTY 2):

Add2PSU (QTY 1):

Power Switch (QTY 1):