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October 3rd, 2020

  • October 03, 2020

I did end up ordering a Mac MiniMac Mini
I bought a Mac Mini 2020[[Apple Canada Mac Mini page::lmn]] at the [beginning of October 2020]({% link _posts/journal/2020-10-03-journal.md %}). I got the higher end model and bumped the processor to the 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7, but everything else base – 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
32GB of RAM ordered from OWC.
To research:

External Webcam: Wirecutter Webcam Reviews. The Razer Kiyo Streaming Webcam comes with a built in ring light.
External storage: for FilecoinFilecoin
Main marketing website: https://filecoin.io/

Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that stores files on the internet, with built-in economic incentives to ensure files are stored reliably over time.
https://docs.filecoin.io/

Created by [[Protocol Labs]].
blockchain sy...
as a new home desktop PC, so now I need to order RAM.

I had previously looked up OWC RAM, and I can order direct from them. Are there local places in Vancouver? Listed as resellers, dmac don’t list the 2018/2020 Mac Mini and Simply doesn’t seem to list the right RAM either.Why don’t small businesses keep their websites up to date??? OK, guess I order direct from OWC, Total cost was $258CAD including shipping and duties.

OWC have one eGPUeGPU
External GPU for computers that can’t have full size video cards installed internally, like a Mac MiniMac Mini
I bought a Mac Mini 2020[[Apple Canada Mac Mini page::lmn]] at the [beginning of October 2020]({% link _posts/journal/2020-10-03-journal.md %}). I got the higher end model and bumped the processor to the 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7, but everything else base – 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
32GB of RAM ordered from OWC.
To research:

External Webcam: Wirecutter Webcam Reviews. The Razer Kiyo Streaming Webcam comes with a built in ring light.
External storage: for FilecoinFilecoin
Main marketing website: https://filecoin.io/

Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that stores files on the internet, with built-in economic incentives to ensure files are stored reliably over time.
https://docs.filecoin.io/

Created by [[Protocol Labs]].
blockchain sy...
or a laptop. Usually connected over Thunderbolt 3.

eGPU.io Community and Review site https://egpu.io/
eGPU.io Buyers Guide: https://egpu.io/best-egpu-buyers-guide/ (updated all the time, loads super slow)
Apple support doc1 on eGPU support: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544
Razer https://www.razer.com/ca-en/gaming-egpus/Razer-Core-X/RC21-01310100-R3U1
Blackmagic eGPU [[Blackmagic...
enclosure, the AKiTiO Node Titan (as well as bundles that include AMD graphics cards). I haven’t done any research on eGPUs yet, other than noting that Apple had the Blackmagic eGPU available for sale from them directly.

External storage is a whole other thing. I looked up the FilecoinFilecoin
Main marketing website: https://filecoin.io/

Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that stores files on the internet, with built-in economic incentives to ensure files are stored reliably over time.
https://docs.filecoin.io/

Created by [[Protocol Labs]].
guide to storage mining and basically you need a $3KUSD AMD machine at a minimum to do mining. Just syncing the Filecoin blockchain (which I do want to experiment with), needs 12GB per week:

If you don’t wish to mine, but would still like to run the Lotus client for the purposes of keeping a wallet or interfacing with the network, a system with 2-4 CPU cores, 8GiB of RAM, and enough storage for the Filecoin blockchain should be sufficient (the current testnet chain grows at about 12GiB per week; improvements to reduce this storage requirement are ongoing).

Like I said, researching the right combination of external enclosures and drives and such is for another time. I’ve never really stored a lot of media on drives / at home.


Biked over to Hinge Park and hung out with @cambel and @catthekin:

We sort of talked about Fifth Generation ManagementFifth Generation Management

I want to talk about an idea I call fifth-generation management. 1/ [[Fifth-generation management is an emerging style of management we don’t know much about because it doesn’t actually exist yet.::highlight]] But it is guaranteed to emerge post-Covid because historically, big sharp disruptions have reliably triggered discontinuous changes in management culture, and it is already clear that this one is doing that.

By [[vgr]] from his [[Breaking Smart]] newsletter https://breakingsmart.subst...
, but only in between other topics.


Messed around with a FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
Discord chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

timing log of publishing this site.


Path of Exile now has a MacOS client! 26GB download, and hard to find the links required.