After experimenting with the Ethereum Wallet client on a linux machine I decided to install on my MacPro with OS X 10.11.5. I installed the latest Ethereum-Wallet 0.8.1 app from github and launched the app. I soon noticed that the sync would appear to freeze at various points and never achieved a full sync. This despite multiple force quits and restarts.
After some poking around I found a nice summary of the problem and a workaround I wanted to share.
I’ve been watching my ethereum payouts steadily decrease from my cloud mining contract. At the current rate of increase in network difficulty, my payouts will approach zero in about 118 days. But my contract is for 365 days of mining. Interesting.