Well I haven't been here in months and so I've missed a lot. I see that FPGA / ASIC mining has pretty much taken over now. I still have my GPU miners running. They don't make much, pays the electric bill and maybe an extra $20 for my self each month. I'm just wondering if any one can point me in the right direction as to what pool would be best for someone still GPU mining. I hear good things about p2pool. I also read that LTC is more profitable to mine than BTC at the moment but I can't see how that is with the current exchange of 1 LTC = 0.006 BTC.
So basically what would be the best thing I could / should do if I still wanted to GPU mine?
p2pool seems to have worked out some of the kinks that turned me off it a few months ago. I'm running on it now and am very pleased with it. One note, I suggest running it locally, with port forwarding for 9333 (p2pool) and 8333 (for bitcoin) so that you have optimum info to work with. Theoretically that should reduce your stale rate. Lastly, keep your local version up to date. Using older versions is asking for trouble.
The most popular public p2pool, p2pmining, got hacked not too long ago. The point of p2pool is to use your own resources and not rely on a public pool, that can have dishonest operators and/or be hacked.