the 'newbie' restriction on this board is stupid.
that said. i guess i'll add +1 to my total posts count.
i'm rannici. i'm somewhat of a freelance/consultant/web developer though currently weirdly part of a fascinating small social media website creation company (intelmarx http://www.intelmarx.com/
) hosted in altoona, pennsylvania.
.. if you're looking for a company that can build pretty snazzy drupal/socialengine type community web portals, AND help with marketing outreach services, AND provide tutorial-based one-on-one help in learning how to use and administer a social media web presence, then please feel free to get in touch with them ..
as for me.. i've been following bitcoin for nearly this entire last year,
but was hesitant to invest in my own mining rigs...
i missed the whole mining boom in may/june,
but negotiated with intelmarx at the end of june to let me use their electricity (and utility closet) to experiment with bitcoin.
i missed the huge mining boom in may,
and despite everything that i read that said mining was dying or completely unprofitable at this point, or that asics were going to corner the market,
i made the plunge anyway.
currently i have four mining rigs, comprised of 5 radeon hd5970s and 1 radeon 6990.
they look like this: http://www.amazon.com/MYOPENPC-Transparent-Acrylic-Station-motherboards/dp/B004TZ56GU/ref=lh_ni_t
one rig has 3 radeons running side by side, and the others are simply 1 videocard per motherboard setups.
all of them use windows 7, with guiminer and phoenix (with the newest phatk kernel), and are currently hashing at about,
4 GH/s on btcguild.com.
i currently am looking to add two more cards, and then i'll probably stop.
i don't entirely expect to make up the money that i spent on the rigs,
but like the idea of making minimum wage for doing practically nothing once they are set up.
... and with the stock market the way it is, this is a 'better' investment for me at the moment. and it's fun.
so yeah. hi.