Bitcoin qt testnet mining camp

M9 1a8 8 0 1 0 0 16A8 8 0 0 0 9 1zm. Ive done numbers with calculators and all that but given I cant work out accurately what the ‘normal’ difficulty for testnet is, I dont know where in the range of numbers I’ve seen is right to consider normal. 2nd – How can I be sure bitcoin qt testnet mining camp I’m actually mining, not that I’m just computing useless hash after useless hash thats getting sent to a black hole somewhere?

I have managed to generate zero bitcoins. Plus the hour trying various gpu mining things on and off. Since I can send and receive bitcoins without issue. I gave up trying to testnet mine since I was able to use a generous faucet to borrow some for testing. But the geek in me is very very irritated at not having worked out what was broken and fixing it. And now I’m in the situation where I’d like to put my own machines horsepower back to work mining on the testnet in order to speed up the transaction confirmation times, even if its not by much, so im stumped.

Edit — More specific hashing figures. I lowballed my numbers a fair bit. So, yeah all that and no coins. I plugged your rig statistics into this calculator, and I find that you should be getting 60 blocks a day at difficulty 1. Seems to be oscillating between 1 and 42 at the moment. Maybe you should try running for longer. How can I be sure that I’m actually mining, not that I’m just computing useless hash after useless hash thats getting sent to a black hole somewhere?