I am not interested in joining a pool nor buying fancy hardware. I just want to mine on my macbook in the background, and play my luck.
I've installed the official Monero GUI app, and it's mining using 1 CPU thread.
At the bottom of the screen, there is a little status text that most of the time simply says "Mining at 0 H/s", and sometimes jumps to 50 H/s for like 3 seconds.
First, is it normal that it only intermittently shows a positive hashrate?
Second, is there a better way to "see" the mining in action? I don't know maybe something more verbose that shows every time it attempts to solve a block, with some stats about what happened?
The daemon log only prints once in a while, and what it prints does not say much:
Height: 1502864/1502864 (100.0%) on mainnet, mining at 0 H/s, net hash 760.04 MH/s, v6, up to date, 8(out)+0(in) connections, uptime 0d 6h 8m 31s
I don't mind using some command-line tool instead of the GUI (as long as it works on macOS and lets me throttle it to only 1 CPU thread).