7Feb

AWS Headaches Vol. 1

Ran into this problem the other night after cloning an AWS instance, and trying to use a newly minted EBS.

Launched an AWS instance and got:

Server.InternalError: Internal error on launch

Luckily thanks to the internets and google came across the solution on:

Ville's Corner: Did you get "Server.InternalError: Internal error on launch" when launching an EBS-booted Amazon EC2 instance? Check your device name....

and turned out just needed to switch:

/dev/sda

to

/dev/sda1
6Feb

Auto-Switcher Pools

Seems like auto switching pools are all the rage, these days, and it makes sense if you consider the rate at which new coins keep popping up. If you don't have time to pay attention the to crypto markets daily, and really only care about a specific coin, then automatically switching to the most profitable coin and having it auto-convert these multi-pools are a godsend.

While I originally started with switchercoin, after a while I started to question it's profitability and thought about looking into some of other auto switching pools. To simplify things I compiled the list below in that event that others may be searching for something similar.

Feel free to leave a comment if you know of other pools that I missed, and I'll add them here. Hopefully I'll get around to reviewing them at sometime, and even prepare a comparison post.

Site Auto Converts To Fee
http://www.altcoinspool.com/index.php BTC 2%
https://pool.trademybit.com/home/ BTC 0.5 % - 2% (If Auto-switching)
https://hashco.ws BTC 2%
https://switchercoin.com LTC 2%
http://www.middlecoin.com BTC 3% + ~0.4% (~3.88%)
https://www.multipool.us/ BTC 1.5%
http://wafflepool.com/ BTC 1%
http://stats.altcoinplex.com/ BTC/LTC/DOGE 2% + 0.3 - 0.5%
http://megamultipool.com BTC/LTC 2%


2Feb

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