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November 21, 2013, 04:41:33 AM
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Hello,

On Sept. 1st I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital with broken ribs, a broken leg and a serious head injury. My physical/mental state after returning home was poor, and I did not want to deal with any klondike issues for some weeks after that. I am ok physically now.

At the end of October I started reading through over 1300 emails I had, deleting ones that I could not help with and saving the ones relating to orders. After much procrastination, today I read this forum thread to catch up on everything that has happened. I avoided it for several weeks because I was sure it would be a colossal disaster, and everyone would be ready with pitch forks to blame me. I'm happy that bugs were found and fixed and that people are able to get decent hash rates, but I don't think I can help further with development (except perhaps push up previously completed bootloader code I wrote but never debugged).

At this time I want to try to handle refunds for orders that were never shipped for those requesting them. I have very little funds left for this due to a large medical bill here (no insurance), and having to pay for a friend's motorcycle (which seemed to vanish while I was gone). I am able to refund most of the orders at least partially if not fully. Maybe fully. I'm not sure.

I also have heaps of k16, k1, klego and picngo boards, stencils and other stuff here which I can ship for anyone who actually wants them at this point. I also have full parts and Avalon chips enough for about 12 k16s, which I intended to build myself but never started.

The last few weeks have been challenging for me and I have not wanted to deal with any of this. I came close to not returning here at all but decided it's better I try to deal with refunds to the extent I can, and at least let people know that I never planned to drop out, or scam anyone.

I hope you'll accept my apologies for being so late to speak up here. Posting sooner may have alleviated some concerns, but I don't feel I would have been able to help with technical matters, and didn't want to get involved again.

I'll try to deal with my emails related to requests soon. I have not read my PMs here yet and will try to skim through those in the next few days.

Chris.


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I think I can speak for almost everybody involved in saying good luck, sorry about your luck, and glad to hear from ya!

I do hope you'll still drop some of your wisdom on us from time to time. I'm a hobbyist, and long out of the loop, so I loved this project even though I couldn't participate directly. You and the other brainiacs working on this gave me a hell of a lot of education, all for the price of lurking on a forum I was gonna be lurking on anyway.

I've crashed a few bikes in my time. On a "good" crash, it still hurts. Take your time and recover. I think most of us just wanted to know you were ok.

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November 21, 2013, 08:59:22 AM
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Welcome back Chris Smiley

I can fully understand what you have passed since i 'm in the same situation you are now and if everything goes well, i will recover my health sooner than 3 months from now.
I have my 18 avalon chips available and i like to get involved in this K16 project but because of my illness i can't make PCB of it. Also i like to buy a KIT like with PCB, usb loader, parts, etc. Are there any like this available?
I can only pay through paypal because BTC price is increased toooo high! Please PM.

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November 21, 2013, 09:12:12 PM
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Welcome back! I wish you a speedy recovery  Smiley
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November 21, 2013, 10:13:22 PM
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Welcome back! I wish you a speedy recovery  Smiley


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November 21, 2013, 10:35:30 PM
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Are you interested in building kits or would you prefer someone else to take this on?   I guess you're looking for a buyer for the lot?

Thanks,
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Welcome Back, so good to hear your still in one piece.
If you could put together some kits to clear your components and help with refunds I would still like to build one or two for sentimental reasons, its been a real roller coaster ride.
Don't feel bad, health should always be priority. Life is short.

Best wishes

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November 21, 2013, 11:35:11 PM
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Welcome back!!  Sending you well wishes for your quick recovery and good health!!
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November 22, 2013, 03:47:05 AM
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Hi Chris, I'm glad you're OK. Thanks for all the hard work you put into the Klondike project and thanks for making it open-source so it could continue while you were recovering.

Did you ever get that floor put in? :-)
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November 22, 2013, 04:50:21 AM
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Jeezus BkkCoins !

I hope you get better and better by the day!! These things can happen to anybody.

Please let me know if you need anything at all. Feel free to PM me.

The K16 is a reality. I'm sitting here looking at a few of them hashing away.

You did beat BFL. My friggin Jalepenos are STILL not here.


Take care.


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November 22, 2013, 05:01:28 AM
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Jeezus BkkCoins !

I hope you get better and better by the day!! These things can happen to anybody.

Please let me know if you need anything at all. Feel free to PM me.

The K16 is a reality. I'm sitting here looking at a few of them hashing away.

You did beat BFL. My friggin Jalepenos are STILL not here.


Take care.




After all the screw ups by Avalon,you still got Klondikes before BFL Huh WOW  Shocked

When did you order BFL stuff Huh

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November 22, 2013, 09:26:16 AM
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Hello,

On Sept. 1st I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital with broken ribs, a broken leg and a serious head injury. My physical/mental state after returning home was poor, and I did not want to deal with any klondike issues for some weeks after that. I am ok physically now.

At the end of October I started reading through over 1300 emails I had, deleting ones that I could not help with and saving the ones relating to orders. After much procrastination, today I read this forum thread to catch up on everything that has happened. I avoided it for several weeks because I was sure it would be a colossal disaster, and everyone would be ready with pitch forks to blame me. I'm happy that bugs were found and fixed and that people are able to get decent hash rates, but I don't think I can help further with development (except perhaps push up previously completed bootloader code I wrote but never debugged).

At this time I want to try to handle refunds for orders that were never shipped for those requesting them. I have very little funds left for this due to a large medical bill here (no insurance), and having to pay for a friend's motorcycle (which seemed to vanish while I was gone). I am able to refund most of the orders at least partially if not fully. Maybe fully. I'm not sure.

I also have heaps of k16, k1, klego and picngo boards, stencils and other stuff here which I can ship for anyone who actually wants them at this point. I also have full parts and Avalon chips enough for about 12 k16s, which I intended to build myself but never started.

The last few weeks have been challenging for me and I have not wanted to deal with any of this. I came close to not returning here at all but decided it's better I try to deal with refunds to the extent I can, and at least let people know that I never planned to drop out, or scam anyone.

I hope you'll accept my apologies for being so late to speak up here. Posting sooner may have alleviated some concerns, but I don't feel I would have been able to help with technical matters, and didn't want to get involved again.

I'll try to deal with my emails related to requests soon. I have not read my PMs here yet and will try to skim through those in the next few days.

Chris.


Welcome back!

You got us all worried man. Good to hear you're alive (literally!). I hope Bicky (Bicknellski) didn't pester your inlaws too much Smiley

Sit back, relax, let the others carry the torch for a while.

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November 22, 2013, 10:05:35 PM
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Welcome back BKK.
Glad to see you are well now.

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November 22, 2013, 11:33:44 PM
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Woahh thats crazy!
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November 23, 2013, 03:22:30 AM
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Thanks Bkkcoins check this 20 chip Smiley
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November 23, 2013, 06:23:45 PM
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I would be interested in some Avalon chips and the raw board materials. I would like to try fabricating this board myself as it seems fascinating. I am glad you are okay, and recovering from your accident. If you can help, PM me Smiley
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November 23, 2013, 06:45:28 PM
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Thanks Bkkcoins check this 20 chip Smiley
http://imgur.com/8Ay47f2.jpg

 Curious. Did you perchance build a custom version of CGMiner with the "went idle before work was sent" adjustment ?
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Thanks Bkkcoins check this 20 chip Smiley
http://imgur.com/8Ay47f2.jpg

 Curious. Did you perchance build a custom version of CGMiner with the "went idle before work was sent" adjustment ?
No.. I still get the occasional USB error messages but they don't affect hash rate or cause disconnects.
 
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Lol at this pic. Why the stacks of floppy drives as a stand?

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November 23, 2013, 11:50:14 PM
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Hello,

On Sept. 1st I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital with broken ribs, a broken leg and a serious head injury. My physical/mental state after returning home was poor, and I did not want to deal with any klondike issues for some weeks after that. I am ok physically now.

...

Chris.

Heh - Chris, I read your description and actually found myself able to understand the circumstances quite well Smiley
(I had a motorbike accident ... with a truck ... Sep/11 16 years ago ... (major) broken leg and ribs ... though I was lucky - no head injuries)

Anyway, during your absence I've rewritten a lot of the Klondike driver for cgminer
(been working with the klondike team)
I've had a few small questions about the driver that seem to have been resolved - but would be good chase you up in a few weeks if possible (I'm very busy with another driver for the next week or 2) just regarding the changes that zipiju has suggested regarding expected hardware limitations (I've been overly wary of having the default settings too high)


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Thanks Bkkcoins check this 20 chip Smiley
http://imgur.com/8Ay47f2.jpg

 Curious. Did you perchance build a custom version of CGMiner with the "went idle before work was sent" adjustment ?
No.. I still get the occasional USB error messages but they don't affect hash rate or cause disconnects.
 
Yeah the messages basically mean that my driver changes may need more tweaking to maximise performance (e.g. as zipiju's change suggests) but they also represent quite a minor loss in performance.
I get the message every so often on a 2xKLN setup at 333Mhz (that's also mining with another 140GH/s of 5 USB devices on the same machine)

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Lol at this pic. Why the stacks of floppy drives as a stand?

To let the air flow completely through the units,it dropped the temp by 2C  Cool

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November 26, 2013, 01:39:39 PM
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Has anyone tried avalon gen 2 chips on a k16 board?
I saw at one stage Avalon said the chips were pin compatible.

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