Tax Software Fail, BitCoin Update with a Fork and a Fridge Replacement – HGG333

We join Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #333 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network



We join Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #333 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network


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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Cryptocurrenty, Bitcoin, Belkin, BOINC, Mining Rigs, SIAcoin, Security

We moved the show with Amber from LastPass to December 11

Wieger is back next week with an all Drone Show.  Dave and Keith Join

The Beard

The Shirt

  • Big thanks to Addy for coming on the program last weeks and her help with the new HGG shirts.  Get your HGG T-Shirt now!  Shirts are ready –

New back in the day segment on HGG.  Contact me and we can discuss

Tax Issues

  1. Tax software fail – turbo tax has the wrong calculations for the standard deductions.  Not in my favor.  Refiling on paper.  I think I will go with that method from here on out.
  2. The IRS has a pretty good website.  You can get all current and prior forms at

Mining Updates

I am using 2 GTX 1060s in the Studio Core i7 box .  Nicehash running full speed.  $2 to $3 a day.  65 to 75 a month.  About $20 in power each month.  Here are the cards I have been using.

ASUS PH-GTX1060-3G GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix Fan Edition VR Ready HDMI DP DVI Graphics Card

Join us on the Home Server Show Forums to chat about this conversation –

You can help me by using Coinbase.  Help grow the digital currency community and earn free bitcoin.  Using digital currency is more fun with friends! You can invite your friends by sharing the provided link. Once your friend buys or sells $100 of digital currency or more, you will both get $10 of free bitcoin

Use this Link –



Get more on BOINC at

Most of the rest of the PCs are running BOINC with CPU processing against the World Community Grid.

World Community Grid (WCG) is an effort to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects that benefit humanity.[4]Launched on November 16, 2004, it is co-ordinated by IBM with client software currently available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android operating systems.

Using the idle time of computers around the world, World Community Grid’s research projects have analyzed aspects of the human genome, HIV, dengue, muscular dystrophy, cancer, influenza, Ebola, virtual screening, rice crop yields, and clean energy. As of April 2017, the organization has partnered with 466 other companies and organizations to assist in its work, has over 58,000 active registered users, and a combined total run time of over 1.4 million years

How to Earn Gridcoin with Pool Research via – – This will get you started if you want to use BOINC processing to earn GRC Coin.


Wieger and I still continue to work with SIAcoin and their storage coin offering. WHAT IS SIA?   I have almost 85GB and Mike is just over 500Gb now.  The average price is about .35 cents a TB.  Really cheap storage for those using it.  More info at

Jon has got me thinking about security and taxes with all this mining activity.  If you are joining me on this adventure, it needs to be on your radar too.  Selling coins is a taxable event.

You can follow the SIA experience on Facebook at

Some interesting issues?

  1. Do I want to give these new Coin wallets my Drivers license?
  2. Can I keep these coins with cloud wallet or should I download them to a hardware wallet?

There is a Crypto currency Topic set over at Home Server forums.


CrashPlan Update

Migration to CrashPlan Pro will be complete tomorrow.  1.3 TB moved back up.  Totally my fault.  Using the HP N40L as the Home Server now.  Stablebit Drivepool installed and ready for some upgraded drives.  3 x 1TB.  Need a little bit more space.  Will pull some over from the Drobo.

You can get more info on Crashplan at

Got some recommendations for how you label your drives?


Random Questions

What have you been watching on YouTube – Besides some updates on Crypto currency, Some lawn mowing and a couple in Idaho build a house.  What is that?

Have you gotten into the habit of covering your webcam?

I have been telling this story over the last several weeks but the new fridge is in.  BACKSTORY – But the belkin power meter on it.  $27 a year in power.  200 on the old fridge and $65 on the freezer that is about to go.


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