Cold Storage: Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Cold Storage

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Cold StorageIn previous installments, we’ve discussed the nature of cold storage and built a cold storage solution using an inexpensive netbook, Lubuntu and Electrum. Today we’re in the home stretch: We’ve built our new toy, we just need to learn how to use it. 1 […]

Cold Storage: Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Cold Storage

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Cold StorageYesterday I posted part one of my first ever multipart video series and I’m proud to announce that part two is now available. This time around, we’re actually building a cold storage system using a relatively inexpensive netbook, Lubuntu and Electrum. 2 tips so far0.00826259 […]

Cold Storage: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Cold Storage

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Cold StorageThere’s a local Bitcoin lunch I go to most Wednesdays. It’s about the sort of thing you’d expect, a good core group of regulars and a rotating cast of interested novices hanging around, sharing knowledge. What surprised me is that nearly all of these […]

ASICMiner Block Erupter Teardown


All right, so less of a teardown and more of a “take off the one removable part and take pictures” but if I used the right words all the time you guys would never find my stuff on Google, right? Regular readers are probably aware that a while back I received a couple of demo […]

ASICMiner Erupter Video Unboxing and Review


As many of you are probably aware, I’m an avid Bitcoin miner and I’ve been getting my hands on some pretty nice gear lately. I recently demoed Butterfly Labs’ first entry into the ASIC mining category and now ASICMiner is giving me the opportunity to review their ASICs too. Of course the products are hardly […]

The Silky Smooth Sounds of Nerddom

Codex Nerdicus

Or, y’know, my dorky voice talking with an old friend about nerdy stuff. You could describe it that way too… I’ve been so busy with all the drama and illness lately that I damn near forgot to mention my latest project – a podcast called Codex Nerdicus. My old friend Dave Wolfe and I have had […]

More ASIC Delays From Butterfly Labs

ASIC wafer

It’s no secret which side of the Butterfly Labs love/hate fence I fall – I think they’re great guys who make good products. I talk to Sonny and Josh pretty regularly and eagerly await the release of their ASIC product line, but even I have to call a duck a duck: BFL is terrible with […]

First Avalon ASIC Arrives – Meh


Hey look everyone, it’s a box with fans! In all seriousness, though, this is kind of a big deal. Avalon has officially won the hard fought battle to be the first ASIC manufacturer to actually ship a product. How that product will withstand competition and hold up under 24/7 use and abuse, only time will […]

Coding In My Sleep Goes to CES

CES Logo

It’s been a slow couple of months here at Coding In My Sleep – between the Bitcoin world taking a much-needed breather (read: nothing much happened) and my personal life exploding/imploding (read: bought a house) I have not been my usual post-a-day self. Well today I break that streak: I’m heading to the 2013 International […]

News Thieves: Am I Over-Reacting?


The outright thievery of content is nothing new on the ‘net. Most of us remember the case of TheOatmeal vs FunnyJunk and its particularly humorous conclusion but sometimes the answers aren’t so cut-and dry. The legalities and specifics of various situations are hardly clear but it seems like the ethics should be. It’s also entirely possible […]