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by alefzero
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reunited with an old VAM friend
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Reunited with an old VAM friend

The first VAM discovery I had was the 1896-O VAM-10A, nearly 20 years ago. It was a PCGS MS62PL though. So I could not responsibly keep it like a first dollar to frame and put on the wall. Long since sold and probably in a major set today. Well, here at Long Beach, someone walked up with a box of co...
by alefzero
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Whoops!
Replies: 11
Views: 352

OT: Whoops!

Lost its marvelous reverse toning. Mistakes like this should not be possible.

https://canadiancoinnews.com/pcgs-accid ... -old-coin/
by alefzero
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: A couple of FUN show purchases
Replies: 15
Views: 707

Re: A couple of FUN show purchases

I bought absolutely nothing at the show. It was an enormous exercise in self-control too. Did enjoy seeing others' acquisitions a great deal though. Almost as satisfying? Hmm.
by alefzero
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Orlando FUN Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Orlando FUN Roll Call

Never have been prepared to go to a major coin show so fast and early. Bringing all of the Trade dollars, since I am doing a presentation on Trade die varieties. Also bringing baker's dozen of certified ancients, my better certified Ikes and Silver Eagles, a bunch of rare Colonial currency, some Dan...
by alefzero
Mon Jan 02, 2023 9:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

The problem is that twelve years later the database service, the operating system, and the web service daemon all have changed quite significantly. Even after locating all the new places configurations are, the OS implemented new security beyond just the firewall (which also changed) that was pruden...
by alefzero
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange question on the 1900-O/CC vams
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Strange question on the 1900-O/CC vams

I had brought that up earlier but had not followed it up. There also are no O/CC prooflikes. Maybe Roger has seen some documentation relating that they were returned unused reverse dies? Reusing reverses in Carson City over years, too, is something to pursue. I know it was an extensive practice for ...
by alefzero
Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

I found out there is armor in the newest versions that do not allow httpd to connect to mysql, sendmail, etc. Ran a net advised tool and it destroyed the root filesystem and would not reboot. Rebuilding from scratch. The copying will require 12 hours and then I can do all of the reconfiguration. I s...
by alefzero
Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

Interesting. This came up in my Facebook "Memories" this morning. So this means that we got 12 years out of the last server.
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by alefzero
Sun Jan 01, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

The old box shut down at about 10:30pm last light. It only overheated. I moved the physical box to the garage where the internet broadband connection is and where my wife can get to it in my absence. If it shuts down from overheating while at the show, I can call my wife and have her turn it back on...
by alefzero
Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

I was able to fix the password encryption. The database connection is apparently the final problem to solve. So I set the real registry server to respond now to the original URL but it will hand it over to the temporary server. The temporary server now has a red warning bar on the login page warning...
by alefzero
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

Everything is up and running on the new server except one thing. The latest mkpasswd that encrypts your password to see if it matches has changed. The worst case would be everyone would need new passwords. The older mkpasswd did short encryptions with 2-character salts, the old UNIX /etc/passwd thin...
by alefzero
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

Code is all installed. I believe I got all of the needed packages installed too. The coxe.net server was stopped; the database backed up; and is enroute to the new server. Takes about 5 or 6 minutes. Then set the static address; move it into the data center; and bring it back up. We would then be on...
by alefzero
Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

Here is the deal. The registry server died and I could not recover it easily yet. There was a backup of the code area on 27 Sept, before I left for the last Long Beach Show. Only things missing are the three months of uploaded images after that date and a few very minor bug fix code changes. The dat...
by alefzero
Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

The rehosted server died. It overheated and didn't restart because the keyboard wasn't found. It got inadvertently disconnected when I deinstalled the original server. PS2 connector -- that's how old the system is. I plugged the keyboard back in and restarted. Should run for now. But I will see if I...
by alefzero
Thu Dec 29, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Orlando FUN Roll Call
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Orlando FUN Roll Call

I didn't see a thread here for the show, so starting one. Who is planning to attend the FUN show next week in Orlando? Will you make the VAM Thing on Friday afternoon? Are you setting up? I will be set up at corner booth 319 (Select Rarities). Also at the table will probably be Brent (fogie) and And...
by alefzero
Thu Dec 29, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SSDC Registry Status
Replies: 35
Views: 1112

Re: SSDC Registry Status

Any update on this? Am I the only one that's been trying and failing to get in for the last couple days? Try the link above and here ( registry.coxe.net ). The update is that the Registry will continue to run rehosted on this very old server. The only things missing presently are the image uploads ...
by alefzero
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a question for RogerB
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: a question for RogerB

[/quote] ??????? Where are the business strikes for 1895 -P....????? did they ever exist ???????probably in Colorado in JR.s safe :lol: :lol: :lol: [/quote] They repunched the final date numeral on an unused 1894 obverse die. But a mistake was made and they used a 6 instead of a 5. 1896 VAM-20 are t...
by alefzero
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-8
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 1891-CC VAM-8

There is a minor cud developing near the first left star. This places it later than the VAM-8 discovery coin, which also exhibits clashing which is nearly gone on this coin. As clearly as I can tell, the gouge through the wreath bow that is present on this coin is not on the VAM-8 discovery coin. (W...
by alefzero
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: a question for RogerB
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: a question for RogerB

Looks like it spans all issues, from the nickels through gold. Larger format gold would certainly bias it up when including the metal as would the nickel alloys bias it down.
by alefzero
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1891-CC VAM-8
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: 1891-CC VAM-8

Should probably document the reverse legend crack too.
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