Monday, August 6, 2018

My Progress

I post on this blog because my portal tells me people do visit this site. Who knows why ---- maybe to check up on me after the dark history my life had to go through.

Don't worry, things are really lightening up in my life ----- the worst part about my life today is the persistent memories of the past, and a small amount of continuing problems with one member of my family (not much we can do about that though and it's not a big deal).


So::::

In Guitar:::  My C-Chord still has problems.  My other chords all sound "strummy".  My C-Chord sounds "plucky". It's just not right. I get my fingers in the right position, but it just, often, doesn't turn out right. Pray for my C-Chord.



As for using my 1.4ghz Mac Mini with only 4gb of RAM when updating Bitcoin Core -----

I increased my "dbcache" to about 800 - I think ---- I have "par" set to -1 and

I noticed that the way it seems to run best or fastest is to set the NICE on the app to 20 and then move my cursor into a corner and let the hot corner turn on the screensaver.

Just a moment ago I came back from 15 minutes of the app updating this way, and I was getting 0.12 or 0.13 percent per hour.  After turning off the screensaver::: the update process did begin to slow down again.



so::: to check your nice:::

the command is:

ps -O nice -p (your process PID here)

To update your nice::::

sudo renice 20 -p (your process PID here)





And lastly, I thought I'd try developing a small utility on this new 1.4ghz machine -----

I have to say, this is a slow machine.  A faster machine would really speed up the process I'm sure.


And I still have to figure out exactly what I'm doing to build that small utility anyways.

Who knows if I'll ever figure it out.


NOTE:::

In the manpages it's confusing to figure out if -20 or 20 is high priority.  I've come to understand from experience that 20 is most likely high priority. I might be wrong. The documentation is confusing.

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