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Title: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 07:13:21 am
Hi folks,

As many of you are aware, I finally finished correcting/updating my coin tags. I am now ready to start documenting my entire collection by taking photos and posting them online.

My preference is to create my own website. If that doesn't work, I will post the photos here in Forum. But I want to give that (creating my own website) a try first.

I've never done this before, and my knowledge of computers is from the 1980s. But I have a mechanical mind, and I learn fast. My niece and her boyfriend are going to be assisting me. But neither one of them has ever created a website before.

Using GoDaddy, I already created a domain name. But that may not have been necessary.

I asked owner Joe if he would host my website, and he said yes. But this situation creates a lot of questions.

If Joe hosts my website, will I still have to install Wordpress or something similar? How do I do that?

Can anyone recommend any good online tutorials for this specific situation (where Joe will be hosting my website)? Most online tutorials that I found are for people who don't have someone else hosting their website.

What type of software will I need, if any?

How do I physically go about creating the website?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 08:03:34 am
Meeozorp

I hope Doug chimes in on this as he is the founding genius of numismatic website designs. Although I started my site a dozen years ago, Doug's was the Ur-coin-website.

One big question is where you'll store your thousands of picture files. Writing a basic webpage to display the pics with your text is relatively easy. You can just write the website yourself, using html, following the guidance here

 http://www.w3schools.com/html/

This is appropriate for very simple text based websites, with pictures hosted elsewhere. The pictures are then embedded wherever you want using what's called the "html code" for an image. Most picture hosting websites will have a html code for each picture, either below the picture or in some drop down menu. Usually the picture html code has a width and length dimensions in pixels, which you can change to get it the right size.

That's what I did. I uploaded my pictures to Flickr, then just wrote a simple webpage in 2004 to include text, links to other webpages of mine, and embedded pictures using the html code Flickr gave me. It's quite fun and not so difficult. It has the great advantage that you are not dependent on a website-design programme which might go out of business or change pricing. Then you just give the code (as a text file) to whoever hosts your website eg Forum. And that's it.

An alternative is to copy the code of any website you like. For example Nick Molinari might be happy to let you reuse his code. You could also use my code but I wouldn't recommend it for a start because my website is vast, and as well laid out as Naples. So choose a simple website as a template. Your browser will have an option to look at and copy the code of a website. However I would warn that copied code may be much more complex than you would expect, especially if originally written using some professional website design software. It's rarely a simple option. At least if you write the code yourself you will understand it. Which means you'll be able to adapt it as the years pass. I'm in year 12 of my website. I guarantee that the website design programs from 2004 are all long out of business.

Then another alternative is to use something like WordPress which will allow you to put together a basic website quickly - but without you writing or understanding the code.

A fundamental question you'll need to consider is whether the pictures for the website will be hosted by the website host (such as Forum) or on another site (such as Flickr). If your website host also hosts the pictures it may seem initially simpler but there may be space limitations or limits on individual picture sizes. And it means that if you transfer your website to a different host, you would need to reload all the pictures again.

Other alternatives is to just use picture gallery software: Upload your pics to Forum and add your own text. Or to a photo hosting website such as Flickr, and add your text. Frankly the reason the Forum website awards died out is because gallery sites have replaced self designed websites (and gallery sites weren't eligible). You can add lots of text on such sites nowadays.

You can also consider setting up a facebook page for your collection, and adding all your coin pictures there.

I recommend you buy a beginners book on the subject (Idiots guide to making your own website).

I also recommend you design and upload a very simple website (for example with the classic text "Hello World", followed by a single coin image) before you go too far. That'll give you insight into the different steps in the process.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Arados on October 11, 2015, 09:00:33 am
Very sound advice from Andrew.

I ran my own website many years ago and used HTML codes, eventually i gave up due to the enormous effort of keeping the site updated (this website was not numismatic related). I personally found the coding hard work and tedious, albeit educational.

A couple of years ago i started my own FLICKR account, this was influenced by the great work Andrew had achieved with his site. Simultaneously i started designing my own wordpress blog/website, this endeavour took me at least one and a half years. I lost count of the number of times i started from scratch before finally being satisfied with the appearance. Eventually i settled on a similar look for both my FLICKR and wordpress sites, using the same avatar and background images.

Both of my current sites are drag & drop, this method helps me enormously due to lack of time i can spend updating.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 11, 2015, 10:01:10 am
Meep, You can certainly borrow any code you want from my site, but I wouldn't know how to find it or what any of it means.  I guess you have to determine which method you find easiest to work with. I don't have time to learn code and I like the categorical layout Wordpress offered, but learning how to use wordpress as a fixed site takes time and patience too.  However, after the books are finished we'll probably switch over to the same gallery software that Forvm galleries use (Coppermine), which I think will be neater for the large areas (Neapolis, Gela, etc.).


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 11, 2015, 10:03:14 am

How do I physically go about creating the website?

Meepzorp

This is the bottom line answer.

First you create a web-page(s) using HTML code. This can, if necessary, be created on a simple word-processor such as Notebook. When finished change the file extension to ".HTM" or ".HTML". If you want to see what such a page looks like go to http://forumancientcoins.com/historia/coins/r6a/r23791.htm and right click and select 'View Page Source' (I assume you are using a full size Windows computer). You will see the web page as plain text and be able to identify the descriptive texts from the normal web-page. You will also see many 'tags'. You need to define many things, such as font sizes or line returns, using tags. Tags are also used for defining links to other pages to insert pictures.

You may decide that this is too much and use software such as Wordpress to create web-pages. You can create web-pages in Word although I wouldn't recommend it. Although I have some 800 pages on my web-site, I basically created a half dozen basic pages and made the rest by copying and editing.

What happens when you have created your web-pages? First of all, you don't have to upload them to see if they work. You can view them in a browser direct from your hard-drive by double clicking on an HTM file (in Windows Explorer, for example). When you have the name and password of your web-space (my name for example is ftp://forumancientcoins.com/historia) upload all your files (including any file structure). Note the 'ftp' in my address. That takes you to a file structure similar to what you see in Windows Explorer and you can copy and paste or drag files as you would there.

I have to disagree with Andrew about storing pictures. Keep the picture files with the HTML files, not on a separate server. This is the code for the page outlined above. < IMG src="r23791.jpg" width="500" height="250" border="2" > -very simple. As I said, I have some 800 odd pages with the same amount of pictures all in the same place with no problems.

I hope that answers your basic question. The devil is in the detail, of course.




Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 10:29:19 am
Peter

I believe on most points we are saying the same thing. We are both saying "write the html yourself" as first option. You've brought some of how you save and upload webpages down to a simpler level. I think the w3schools site is one of the best to explain how to write html.

On the picture storage, your answer is probably more suitable to Meepzorp than mine. I perpetually ran into limits in storage (most recently, 100 MB) in my website uploads. This is because my site refers to gigabytes of pics - my pics click through to higher resolutions, and also the sheer size of my site (half million words with 3000 embedded pictures, many illustrating multiple coins). If one is content modest pic size, a few hundred pixels per coin, then storage as part of a webpage may be indeed the best answer.

Andrew


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on October 11, 2015, 11:14:15 am
Why not simply use GoDaddy's "Website Builder"?
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 11:34:14 am
Hi folks,

First, thanks to everyone for the replies.

My computer doesn't have a word processor. Will that be a problem?

Pete: I followed your instructions. I clicked on the link, then right clicked, and then selected that option. It directed me to the code page. It looks very complicated. It also looks like extremely tedious work.

Andrew and Pete: Why are you advising me not to use Wordpress and to write the code myself? Is there a reason for that advice? What are the negative aspects of it?

Nick: Why do you want to switch to Coppermine? Is it more complex than Wordpress? Will I have a problem if I use Wordpress?

I minored in computer science when I was in college back in the 1980s. And I was familiar with several different computer programming languages form that era (Basic, Pascal, Fortran, C, Lisp, etc.). However, the prospect of learning a new code seems daunting (and very time-consuming) to me now. I really want to get this rocket off the ground. I was supposed to start taking my photos in the Summer of 2013. I'm over 2 years behind schedule already. Plus, Nick may want to use some of my MFB photos in his upcoming MFB reference book, and he has a hard deadline. I really don't want to waste any more time learning a new code. A previous poster stated that Wordpress is the way to go if you want to get your website up and running quickly.

Can I install Wordpress in a website hosted by Forum?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 11, 2015, 12:01:16 pm
I think you could have Forvm host a wordpress site, but that might be more complicated and involve installing the wordpress program.  I never had to do that for my wordpress site (at least I don't think I did), since it is hosted there.  My site is essentially a highly modified blog that is all fixed pages, and the homepage is a fixed page, whereas blogs usually show the most recent post. However, wordpress (especially fixed sites) are not easy, and all website creation involves a lot of tedious work.

Maybe you should do the photography first and then work on website development, so as not to take on too much at once.  With the amount of coins you have, and the fact that you want to photograph the written tags of the descriptions (which I advise against), this might be advisable.

The greatest advantage to writing the HTML would be that you know the framework of the site and can go to any server you choose.  I have no clue about the essential framework of my site and if wordpress decides to charge me $100 a month my website dies (I think).

Also, why not just start a gallery here on Forvm instead of your own website?

Nick


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 11, 2015, 12:06:07 pm
Meezorp

Andrew and I were just trying to give you options. Even if you use Wordpress or similar there will still be a learning curve. I used a program which is no longer available so I won't name it. But once I created the first few pages I now copy, paste and edit.

Wordpress or any other program does not get loaded onto a website. You use it to create your web-pages on your hard-drive and then just copy those web-pages onto your web-site.

I agree with Nick.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 12:13:25 pm
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Andrew and Pete: Why are you advising me not to use Wordpress and to write the code myself? Is there a reason for that advice? What are the negative aspects of it?

Meepzorp

Since you've made clear that you are comfortable with technical matters and code, and that you were wary of an automated approach, I think at least you should learn a little basic html skills. Because ultimately everything you publish, whether written yourself or using help such as Wordpress, is translated in html. Trying it yourself allows you to understand "what's under the bonnet" (I think in the US you say "under the hood").

The disadvantage of writing the html yourself is you won't easily be able to make beautiful layout styles easily that may need complex code. And you have to learn it, and it'll take more experimentation. For example when your webpage all turns bold after a certain point, you'll need to search for where you omitted the command. There's no graphical user interface with html - you can't select text and click a "bold" button.

The advantage of writing the html yourself is that a simple webpage should look exactly as you want. If you ask for a table with varying column widths, with a picture to the right, that's exactly what you get. And you'll understand what's under the bonnet, so if something isn't right you can fix it yourself.

The advantages/disadvantages of programmed web page makers are the reciprocal of these.

Even if you decide on a WordPress approach, I think its useful, indeed essential, to understand html anyway, to know what's under the bonnet. I do recommend the w3schools tutorials as a good way to get into html. So maybe the answer is to get some basic experience with html, and do some practice pages. Then switch to a programmed web page maker to produce easy and nice results.

By the way, if you've struggled through Fortran, then html will be a doddle. There's not much in it at a basic level. You will need a good text processor, and I recommend htmlkit (find it via Google). Htmlkit colour codes the different sorts of html commands, ensuring you don't lose that I used as an example! Even better, you can preview your webpage as you are writing it.

I do worry a bit however when you say your PC doesn't have a word processor. Not so much because you need one, but because you've apparently never downloaded a free word processor such as Opendoc. If you are getting into web page publishing, you'll need to be comfortable with downloading and using tools such as htmlkit, and with searching for help, which may need you to download other things. I've made the same point about your photo editing program - you need to download and personally evaluate various tools, and if necessary know how to uninstall programmed that are not for you. And many programmes will require up to date operating systems or web browsers to work well, including necessary plugins such as Java. You can write html on a basic Windows XP machine, and htmlkit will work on such a machine, but I couldn't guarantee that XP with IE6 (if this is what you have) will be suitable for everything.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on October 11, 2015, 12:20:54 pm
Meepzorp:
I am not advocating using code.
I abhor html code, in that I am totally ignorant on it. That's why I use Frontpage 2003.
Use Wordpress if you like. Reviews by dummies like me say Wordpress is more difficult than Frontpage 2003. Others say Frontpage is stone age software. Just right for me. :-)
However, step number one for you is to take a pencil and paper and draw your home page!!! And subsequent pages.
Then go on to putting it into Wordpress or something even easier, like Frontpage.
You might find a used but registerable version of Frontpage 2003 on eBay or other places.
You just have to decide, then do it.
You would not need word processing software, in that you type directly into, say, Frontpage.
You already have a domain, but you may have to download an ftp client software, like free Filezilla, to upload your work to your domain site, if that is what Godaddy requires. Or maybe they have their own ftp client upload software.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 12:22:06 pm
...and the fact that you want to photograph the written tags of the descriptions (which I advise against)

Nick

Hi Nick,

Why do you advise against it?

I just spent 6 months re-writing my tags. And one of the main reasons I did that is so I can just take photos of my tags instead of writing everything out again online. If I am not going to be taking photos of my tags, then I just did all of that for nothing.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 12:24:38 pm
Postscript - just to say I agree with Nick and I agree with Peter. We are all saying basically the same thing, and we all think that some low-level html skills will be very beneficial. A good webpage may last decades. Doug Smith's webpage is into its third decade (1990s, 2000s, 2010s) and hopefully will have decades to go. I used AltaVista when I made my first pages (who remembers AltaVista?). Today's programs probably won't exist in ten years. But html is forever. So even if you use other tools to make your page, understanding html will allow you to manually tweak it, and may save you from disaster in the future.

One of our Forum colleagues made a very beautiful website about 10 years ago. About 3 or 4 years ago I asked why he hadn't updated it in a while. He said it was because he no longer had any way to access the editor programme (can't recall whether it was because they'd asked for a lot of money, or because the program was no longer supported). Backs up Nick's concern.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 12:31:30 pm
Also, why not just start a gallery here on Forvm instead of your own website?

Nick

Hi Nick,

There are 2 reasons for this:

1) As I mentioned above, I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online. If I use Forum's gallery, I don't know how that would be "do-able". For one thing, I'd be combining 4 or 5 or 6 photos into 1 photo instead of 2 photos into 1 photo. Also, no one else does it that way. I think it would look ridiculous in that setting.

2) Considering the way that Forum's gallery is set up, I don't know if what I have in mind would be "do-able". I'd like to do multiple folders. And folders within folders within folders. Also, I'm not 100% sure of the arrangement of the coins in Forum's gallery. It appears to me that they are in simple chronological order (by when they were added). I want to be able to customize the order.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 12:41:42 pm
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Andrew and Pete: Why are you advising me not to use Wordpress and to write the code myself? Is there a reason for that advice? What are the negative aspects of it?

Meepzorp

Since you've made clear that you are comfortable with technical matters and code, and that you were wary of an automated approach, I think at least you should learn a little basic html skills. Because ultimately everything you publish, whether written yourself or using help such as Wordpress, is translated in html. Trying it yourself allows you to understand "what's under the bonnet" (I think in the US you say "under the hood").

The disadvantage of writing the html yourself is you won't easily be able to make beautiful layout styles easily that may need complex code. And you have to learn it, and it'll take more experimentation. For example when your webpage all turns bold after a certain point, you'll need to search for where you omitted the command. There's no graphical user interface with html - you can't select text and click a "bold" button.

The advantage of writing the html yourself is that a simple webpage should look exactly as you want. If you ask for a table with varying column widths, with a picture to the right, that's exactly what you get. And you'll understand what's under the bonnet, so if something isn't right you can fix it yourself.

The advantages/disadvantages of programmed web page makers are the reciprocal of these.

Even if you decide on a WordPress approach, I think its useful, indeed essential, to understand html anyway, to know what's under the bonnet. I do recommend the w3schools tutorials as a good way to get into html. So maybe the answer is to get some basic experience with html, and do some practice pages. Then switch to a programmed web page maker to produce easy and nice results.

By the way, if you've struggled through Fortran, then html will be a doddle. There's not much in it at a basic level. You will need a good text processor, and I recommend htmlkit (find it via Google). Htmlkit colour codes the different sorts of html commands, ensuring you don't lose that I used as an example! Even better, you can preview your webpage as you are writing it.

I do worry a bit however when you say your PC doesn't have a word processor. Not so much because you need one, but because you've apparently never downloaded a free word processor such as Opendoc. If you are getting into web page publishing, you'll need to be comfortable with downloading and using tools such as htmlkit, and with searching for help, which may need you to download other things. I've made the same point about your photo editing program - you need to download and personally evaluate various tools, and if necessary know how to uninstall programmed that are not for you. And many programmes will require up to date operating systems or web browsers to work well, including necessary plugins such as Java. You can write html on a basic Windows XP machine, and htmlkit will work on such a machine, but I couldn't guarantee that XP with IE6 (if this is what you have) will be suitable for everything.


Hi Andrew,

First, out of all the computer programming languages I learned in my youth, Fortran and Lisp are probably the ones I am least familiar with. I was most familiar with Basic and Pascal. But that was 30 years ago.

Second, I have a Dell computer that was built in circa 2007-2008, model Inspiron 1525. It uses Windows Vista.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 12:49:54 pm
Postscript - just to say I agree with Nick and I agree with Peter. We are all saying basically the same thing, and we all think that some low-level html skills will be very beneficial. A good webpage may last decades. Doug Smith's webpage is into its third decade (1990s, 2000s, 2010s) and hopefully will have decades to go. I used AltaVista when I made my first pages (who remembers AltaVista?). Today's programs probably won't exist in ten years. But html is forever. So even if you use other tools to make your page, understanding html will allow you to manually tweak it, and may save you from disaster in the future.

One of our Forum colleagues made a very beautiful website about 10 years ago. About 3 or 4 years ago I asked why he hadn't updated it in a while. He said it was because he no longer had any way to access the editor programme (can't recall whether it was because they'd asked for a lot of money, or because the program was no longer supported). Backs up Nick's concern.

Hi Andrew,

I see your point.

But I could always learn html at that time in the future, if and when it becomes necessary.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 12:52:39 pm
You'll be ok on computing power then. But you will need to download a word processor because that's the only practical way to draft your webpage text. Whether you use html or a web page maker, there's a presumption that you'll copy and paste your text sections from a word processor (or perhaps from spreadsheet fields), as the editing capabilities in html text editors, or in webpage makers where you fill in fields, will be very limited. You also need to save your text somewhere that's not in an ephemeral programming tool, and in a version you can use and edit offline when not connected. That again points to a word processor or spreadsheet. Somewhere you can save and edit your own data offline.

If you even once understood BASIC as a kid, html will be easier. It's just a series of commands that say "make the text look like this", or "place the text or images here" or "link to this here". There's no complex logic. The only thing you have to continually remember is that each command needs a stop command eg "stop making the text look like this". That's it. I've explained all you need to know. Simpler than BASIC.

I agree that you can learn html later, as you suggested. But you can do both without much difficulty - use a webpage editor, and practice a little html for fun and understanding too.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on October 11, 2015, 01:03:54 pm
Also, why not just start a gallery here on Forvm instead of your own website?

Nick
1) As I mentioned above, I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online.

Meep,

If I understand your comment above, your plan is to include photos of your tags as your coin descriptions on your website with no further text description of the coins.  While this approach will certainly save inputting time, I fear it will not create a very useable website, for you or anyone else, as your coins would not be searchable by description.  Will you at least include the standard reference citation numbers in html text with respect to each coin?  I would hate for you to go to all this effort, only to have a website that no one can search.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 01:08:37 pm
You'll be ok on computing power then. But you will need to download a word processor because that's the only practical way to draft your webpage text. Whether you use html or a web page maker, there's a presumption that you'll copy and paste your text sections from a word processor (or perhaps from spreadsheet fields), as the editing capabilities in html text editors, or in webpage makers where you fill in fields, will be very limited. You also need to save your text somewhere that's not in an ephemeral programming tool, and in a version you can use and edit offline when not connected. That again points to a word processor or spreadsheet. Somewhere you can save and edit your own data offline.

Hi Andrew,

A previous poster wrote that I don't need a word processor. You just stated that I do need one. Who is correct?

To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't planning on putting much text in my website. Once a viewer is beyond the home page, there will be very little, if any, text.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 11, 2015, 01:11:40 pm
Also, why not just start a gallery here on Forvm instead of your own website?

Nick
1) As I mentioned above, I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online.

Meep,

If I understand your comment above, your plan is to include photos of your tags as your coin descriptions on your website with no further text description of the coins.  While this approach will certainly save inputting time, I fear it will not create a very useable website, for you or anyone else, as your coins would not be searchable by description.  Will you at least include the standard reference citation numbers in html text with respect to each coin?  I would hate for you to go to all this effort, only to have a website that no one can search.

Hi Cara,

You posted as I was writing my previous post.

Yes, your understanding is correct.

Thank you for pointing this out to me. I'll take this fact into consideration. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 11, 2015, 01:19:51 pm
Why not simply use GoDaddy's "Website Builder"?
PeteB

+1

Copy and paste and you're done.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 01:36:07 pm
You'll be ok on computing power then. But you will need to download a word processor because that's the only practical way to draft your webpage text. Whether you use html or a web page maker, there's a presumption that you'll copy and paste your text sections from a word processor (or perhaps from spreadsheet fields), as the editing capabilities in html text editors, or in webpage makers where you fill in fields, will be very limited. You also need to save your text somewhere that's not in an ephemeral programming tool, and in a version you can use and edit offline when not connected. That again points to a word processor or spreadsheet. Somewhere you can save and edit your own data offline.

Hi Andrew,

A previous poster wrote that I don't need a word processor. You just stated that I do need one. Who is correct?

To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't planning on putting much text in my website. Once a viewer is beyond the home page, there will be very little, if any, text.

Meepzorp

Indeed you don't "need" a word processor though it is rather odd not to have one since good word processors can nowadays be downloaded for free. You can indeed save all your info in your website programme (such as, the recommended, GoDaddys website builder, or WordPress, or htmlkit, or whatever). You also don't "need" to know html. You also don't "need" to build a website at all, since as you've explained all your data is in pictorial form, so nothing is really gained by having a website rather than uploading the pics in an online gallery. Ultimately you don't "need" any of these things since you have your coins and your corrected tags and can just enjoy them without an online presence.

So ultimately you don't "need" anything at all. But you may "want" some of these capabilities.

Having read this entire thread, and understanding your computing capabilities and wishes, to be frank I'd go the Online Gallery route, include your tags in the same photo as the coins, arrange the galleries into albums for each numismatic area, and you're done. No need website. Forum offers a free gallery function. For my purposes I prefer to use Flickr.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 11, 2015, 01:46:21 pm
Copy and paste and you're done.

Copy from ... what? (Meep apparently had no electronic records, nor even Office software to retain such). Is GoDaddy website builder oriented towards a wholly image-based approach?

But anyway I think with what I now know of Meepzorps wishes, uploading to some form of gallery rather than building a website, sounds best.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 11, 2015, 02:39:20 pm
The tags weren't a total waste of time.  You made a lot of corrections and will have a hard copy with your coins.  But using a Forvm gallery and typing in the info is your best option in my opinion.  I find writing my gallery descriptions fun.  Just take your time and do a few a day as you photograph them and edit the photos.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 11, 2015, 02:47:31 pm
Copy and paste and you're done.

Copy from ... what? (Meep apparently had no electronic records, nor even Office software to retain such). Is GoDaddy website builder oriented towards a wholly image-based approach?

But anyway I think with what I now know of Meepzorps wishes, uploading to some form of gallery rather than building a website, sounds best.

Godaddy let's you place picture and text boxes where you like.  You can make a template and then just drag and drop digital images into the boxes.  The only thing you'd have to do is type out any description into the appropriate text box.  Or copy and paste it into the box (but he has no digital info).

But I agree, forum's gallery is the easiest and costs nothing.  Thanks Joe!  Start with a forum gallery.  Forum's gallery let's you create folders and arrange your coins in any sequence you choose not just by date or name.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on October 11, 2015, 04:02:28 pm
I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online. If I use Forum's gallery, I don't know how that would be "do-able".
 Meepzorp

You could insert your photos of your hand written tags into the description box just as I have done with the added photo on one of my coins here.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-90199

I'm not 100% sure of the arrangement of the coins in Forum's gallery. It appears to me that they are in simple chronological order (by when they were added). I want to be able to customize the order.
Meepzorp

FORVM's software automatically arranges the coins in each gallery alphanumerically so you would have to work within those constraints to arrange your coins in the order you would prefer.

Alex.



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 11, 2015, 04:33:01 pm
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 11, 2015, 04:34:31 pm
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.

+1


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 12, 2015, 12:45:44 am
An idea that might combine the best of both approaches
- put the coins and the tag images in a set of Forum galleries
- set up a one page website that explains your collecting philosophy and gives links (perhaps each with a foreword) to each of the galleries on Forum

That would be a simple text website (you could add a few pics to tempt visitors) easily written using any of the tools we've discussed. And it gives you a home page that you can keep and develop longer term if you eventually want to host more of your own content. And it can be hosted by Forum too.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: dougsmit on October 12, 2015, 12:26:30 pm
This thread has gone on too long for me to add anything of use save opinion but since Andrew mentioned my antique HTML code pages, I do feel entitled to an opinion.  I would not have a web page on coins except for a desire in 1997 to learn simple HTML and coins ended up being what I used as a subject.  I despise programs that write code for you and am always confused when I see the output of these things.  I started by writing the simplest of pages and added a new feature to the code each time I learned a new trick.  I learned the Image map so I could have that big photo on my home page and since that time only used it one more time on my Favorites page.  I learned to do Tables which made many things easier to format.  Modern web pages have a thousand bells and whistles I do not understand or want to.  I do not do Java/Javascript.  I do not have a routine that optimizes my pages for viewing on phones --- and I won't.

I suggest finding a SIMPLE page you like and  bringing up  "View Page Source" ( right click and select it on my computer).  Copy that code and figure out what each part did for the display.  Then change the photos and text to your material and play around with it until you get what you want.  Easy way?  No! However I did it this way and am OK with my results.  You will notice I have not been nominated for any awards for website design.

I use an HTML freeware editor that is no longer supported by its author but I like it.  Most new ones are more complex than I want.  The advantage of this is a few shortcut buttons that places some codes easier than typing in the long form.  I suggest finding one you like.  Mine is HomeSite 1.2 for Windows 95 but it runs on Win 10.  There is a version 5.5 available from freeware distributors but I have no experience.

Complicated for me:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/

Simpler:
www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac36owl.html
view-source:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac36owl.html

Even simpler:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/wabisabi.html

Most simple:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac23.html
view-source:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/feac23.html

Feel free to copy, dissect and learn.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 12, 2015, 02:15:23 pm
I really like Doug's support for writing your own code - this doesn't just apply to Meepzorp but for everyone considering online publication. It matches with the views provided by me, Nick and David at the start of this thread. When you write it yourself, it'll be simple and do just what you want. I did mention one website owner who lost the ability to edit his own page. To that I'll add my own story. I said I started with an AltaVista page. I used the 2004 equivalent of the "GoDaddy" make your own webpage software. It was a bit frustrating as I could never get the layout as simple and clean as I wanted - the drag and drop rarely produced exactly what I had in mind. But I lived with it ... until in 2007 I got an email from AltaVista saying they were closing website hosting and telling me to save my html code. I did. And when I looked at the code behind the drag-and-drop website designer, that I had made, it was the most incoherent piece of nonsense imaginable. I could never edit it into anything useful. I got a coin friend help me then create an absolutely bare simple template such as the examples Doug gave, and dropped my text and picture links into it. After that catastrophe, reinforced by the "uneditable webpage" fiasco of a friend that I mentioned, I resolved never to publish anything online except where I understood (and probably wrote) all the code myself. Two examples of fiascos with a "GoDaddy webdesigner" equivalent taught me never to go automatic again. It's all manual from now on.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 04:39:24 pm
You'll be ok on computing power then. But you will need to download a word processor because that's the only practical way to draft your webpage text. Whether you use html or a web page maker, there's a presumption that you'll copy and paste your text sections from a word processor (or perhaps from spreadsheet fields), as the editing capabilities in html text editors, or in webpage makers where you fill in fields, will be very limited. You also need to save your text somewhere that's not in an ephemeral programming tool, and in a version you can use and edit offline when not connected. That again points to a word processor or spreadsheet. Somewhere you can save and edit your own data offline.

Hi Andrew,

A previous poster wrote that I don't need a word processor. You just stated that I do need one. Who is correct?

To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't planning on putting much text in my website. Once a viewer is beyond the home page, there will be very little, if any, text.

Meepzorp

Indeed you don't "need" a word processor though it is rather odd not to have one since good word processors can nowadays be downloaded for free.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know that.

My computer is my niece's old computer. When my sister bought this computer back in circa 2007-2008, it was supposed to have a word processor (Microsoft Word). She paid for it, but it didn't have one. At first, she thought it was in the computer. When she realized it wasn't, she thought it was contained on a disk that came with the computer. If such a disk ever existed, she never found it. By the time my sister realized that (a) the computer didn't have a word processor, and (b) there was no disk, it was too late to do anything about it. When she called Dell, they told her that it had "expired". And, despite the fact that she had paid for it, there was nothing that anyone could do at that point.

When she gave the computer to me a few years ago, I also tried to rectify the situation. I called both Dell and Microsoft. I was told the same thing, that it had "expired". So, my sister paid for something that she never got. Now, I am screwed because the computer is mine. I am stuck with a computer with no word processor in it.

Can you provide examples of "good word processors" that can be downloaded for free?

Thank you.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 04:44:52 pm
The tags weren't a total waste of time.  You made a lot of corrections and will have a hard copy with your coins.  But using a Forvm gallery and typing in the info is your best option in my opinion.  I find writing my gallery descriptions fun.  Just take your time and do a few a day as you photograph them and edit the photos.

Hi Nick,

A few a day???!!!

Are you out of your mind?

I have 2,000 coins. At that rate ("a few a day"), it will take me years.

I'm not re-typing everything all over again. That option is not on the table. I'm committed.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 05:09:06 pm
Copy and paste and you're done.

Copy from ... what? (Meep apparently had no electronic records, nor even Office software to retain such). Is GoDaddy website builder oriented towards a wholly image-based approach?

But anyway I think with what I now know of Meepzorps wishes, uploading to some form of gallery rather than building a website, sounds best.

Forum's gallery let's you create folders and arrange your coins in any sequence you choose not just by date or name.

Hi Jay,

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know that.

Can I create folders within folders within folders in Forum's gallery?

Let me explain myself. Here is what I was intending to do:

My intention was to create a website with a homepage listing different areas:

Greek Italy
Greek Sicily
Greek
Roman Provincial
Roman Republic
Roman Imperial, Augustus
Roman Imperial, Tiberius-Romulus
Byzantine
Medieval Italy
Medieval

These areas would all be "clickable" links.

Let's say someone clicked on "Greek Italy". It would then go to another page listing the different countries/regions:

Apulia
Bruttium, Bretti-Petelia
Bruttium, Rhegium
Calabria
Campania, Cales
Campania, Capua
Campania, Neapolis, silver
Campania, Neapolis, bronze
Campania, Nola
Campania, Suessa Aurunca
Campania, Teanum Sidicinum
Frentani
Lucania
Samnium
Etc., etc.

These would also all be "clickable" links. It may be even further broken down than that. My Campania, Neapolis coins may be broken down into 10-20 different clickable links, because I have so many of them. I have an extensive Campania collection. But I think you get the picture.

Let's say someone clicked on "Campania, Neapolis, silver, part 1". It would then got to another page. That page would list between 5 and 20 or so coins (per page). And there would be several photos of each coin.

That was my intention.

Can I do something like that in Forum's gallery? Is there a limit to the number of folders (or folders within folders within folders) I can have?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 05:14:37 pm
I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online. If I use Forum's gallery, I don't know how that would be "do-able".
 Meepzorp

You could insert your photos of your hand written tags into the description box just as I have done with the added photo on one of my coins here.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-90199

Alex.

Hi Alex,

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know I could do that.

How do you do that?

However, the bottom photos look a little small. Is there a limit to their size?

Also, is there a limit to the number of photos I can add at the bottom? For some coins, I may need to add 4-6 photos at the bottom, in addition to the 2 main photos (which may be stitched into 1 photo).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 05:18:10 pm
I'm not 100% sure of the arrangement of the coins in Forum's gallery. It appears to me that they are in simple chronological order (by when they were added). I want to be able to customize the order.
Meepzorp

FORVM's software automatically arranges the coins in each gallery alphanumerically so you would have to work within those constraints to arrange your coins in the order you would prefer.

Alex.

Hi Alex,

What exactly does that mean?

I'm receiving conflicting information here (from you and Jay).

Who is correct?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2015, 05:19:10 pm
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.

Hi cmc,

How do you do that?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 13, 2015, 06:27:19 pm
The tags weren't a total waste of time.  You made a lot of corrections and will have a hard copy with your coins.  But using a Forvm gallery and typing in the info is your best option in my opinion.  I find writing my gallery descriptions fun.  Just take your time and do a few a day as you photograph them and edit the photos.

Hi Nick,

A few a day???!!!

Are you out of your mind?

I have 2,000 coins. At that rate ("a few a day"), it will take me years.

I'm not re-typing everything all over again. That option is not on the table. I'm committed.

Meepzorp

Apparently you can post pics of the description in the spot reserved for text, as Alex mentioned above.  I wasn't aware of that option so you should be all set now.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jordan Montgomery on October 13, 2015, 08:54:04 pm
You'll be ok on computing power then. But you will need to download a word processor because that's the only practical way to draft your webpage text. Whether you use html or a web page maker, there's a presumption that you'll copy and paste your text sections from a word processor (or perhaps from spreadsheet fields), as the editing capabilities in html text editors, or in webpage makers where you fill in fields, will be very limited. You also need to save your text somewhere that's not in an ephemeral programming tool, and in a version you can use and edit offline when not connected. That again points to a word processor or spreadsheet. Somewhere you can save and edit your own data offline.

Hi Andrew,

A previous poster wrote that I don't need a word processor. You just stated that I do need one. Who is correct?

To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't planning on putting much text in my website. Once a viewer is beyond the home page, there will be very little, if any, text.

Meepzorp

Indeed you don't "need" a word processor though it is rather odd not to have one since good word processors can nowadays be downloaded for free.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know that.

My computer is my niece's old computer. When my sister bought this computer back in circa 2007-2008, it was supposed to have a word processor (Microsoft Word). She paid for it, but it didn't have one. At first, she thought it was in the computer. When she realized it wasn't, she thought it was contained on a disk that came with the computer. If such a disk ever existed, she never found it. By the time my sister realized that (a) the computer didn't have a word processor, and (b) there was no disk, it was too late to do anything about it. When she called Dell, they told her that it had "expired". And, despite the fact that she had paid for it, there was nothing that anyone could do at that point.

When she gave the computer to me a few years ago, I also tried to rectify the situation. I called both Dell and Microsoft. I was told the same thing, that it had "expired". So, my sister paid for something that she never got. Now, I am screwed because the computer is mine. I am stuck with a computer with no word processor in it.

Can you provide examples of "good word processors" that can be downloaded for free?

Thank you.

Meepzorp

A good alternative to Microsoft Office is LibreOffice. You can find it at https://www.libreoffice.org/ and it includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program and a few other office programs and it seems to do everything that I ever needed Microsoft Office for.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 13, 2015, 08:57:29 pm


I'm receiving conflicting information here (from you and Jay).

Who is correct?

Meepzorp

I am correct  ;D


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 14, 2015, 12:39:26 am
A good alternative to Microsoft Office is LibreOffice. You can find it at https://www.libreoffice.org/ and it includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program and a few other office programs and it seems to do everything that I ever needed Microsoft Office for.

Openoffice is also a well known alternative:
http://www.openoffice.org/why/index.html
It's been around for decades, and is slick and professional. Completely free as is Libreoffice.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on October 14, 2015, 04:04:50 am


I'm receiving conflicting information here (from you and Jay).

Who is correct?

Meepzorp

I am correct  ;D

 +++  ;D


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 14, 2015, 03:47:48 pm
I am planning on taking photos of my hand-written tags instead of re-writing everything again online. If I use Forum's gallery, I don't know how that would be "do-able".
 Meepzorp

You could insert your photos of your hand written tags into the description box just as I have done with the added photo on one of my coins here.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-90199

Alex.

Hi Alex,

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know I could do that.

How do you do that?

However, the bottom photos look a little small. Is there a limit to their size?

Also, is there a limit to the number of photos I can add at the bottom? For some coins, I may need to add 4-6 photos at the bottom, in addition to the 2 main photos (which may be stitched into 1 photo).

Meepzorp

Hi folks,

Alex explained to me in a PM how to do this. It sounds complicated. And I don't fully understand every aspect of it, but I understand about 80% of what he explained.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 14, 2015, 03:51:01 pm
Hi follks,

I'd like to thank mont and Andrew for the free word processor references.

If and when it becomes necessary for me to use a word processor, I will take that into consideration.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 14, 2015, 04:18:21 pm
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.

+1

Hi folks,

So, how do you do that?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 14, 2015, 04:29:01 pm
Hi folks,

How do you create a folder within a folder within a folder?

Because my collection is so massive, I think I need an intermediate step (like a city, for example) between "Greek Italy" and the actual coin photos.

For example, I have several hundred Magna Graecia coins. I can't put all of those photos on one page. I have several dozen Neapolis coins and possibly more than 100 Campania coins. Because of the size of my collection, I must break it down and sub-divide it.

Or should I just break it down at the first step? Of course, that creates a situation where I could have literally dozens of folders (and possibly as many as 100 folders) at the first step. Is that even possible?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 15, 2015, 09:05:14 am
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.

Hi cmc,

How do you do that?

Meepzorp

Sorry...was away for a while.

Besides the predefined sort options for the pictures in a GALLERY, if you go into the GALLERY you want to work with and select EDIT....towards the top will be a button to SORT MY PICTURES.  You can then move pictures UP or DOWN in the list to create a custom sort pattern.

But if you're starting from scratch, developing a file naming convention that will automatically sort them how you want them might be best.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:06:10 am
The tags weren't a total waste of time.  You made a lot of corrections and will have a hard copy with your coins.  But using a Forvm gallery and typing in the info is your best option in my opinion.  I find writing my gallery descriptions fun.  Just take your time and do a few a day as you photograph them and edit the photos.

Hi Nick,

A few a day???!!!

Are you out of your mind?

I have 2,000 coins. At that rate ("a few a day"), it will take me years.

I'm not re-typing everything all over again. That option is not on the table. I'm committed.

Meepzorp

Apparently you can post pics of the description in the spot reserved for text, as Alex mentioned above.  I wasn't aware of that option so you should be all set now.

Hi Nick,

No, I am not "all set now". I'll explain why below.

Alex answered me in 2 PMs. I don't know why. I'll try to post his explanations/instructions below so that everyone will understand why I can't use Forum's gallery.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:09:00 am
Hi folks,

This is what Alex explained in his first PM:

The easiest and quickest way would be for you to download all the photos of your tags into one folder then open two windows in your computer. On one window have the folder with all your tags on it displayed then use the other window to download your coins and instead of writing a description of your coin into the box simply go to the window with your tags displayed on it - right click on the appropriate tag and choose "copy image location" - return to the description box and paste the script. At the beginning of the script add img inside two square brackets [] and at the end of the script add /img inside two square brackets []. continue as normal and your tag picture will be in the box. There will no doubt be a limit to size but I haven't found it and there should be no problem in adding your photos or filling the box with your tag description.
 
I am sorry if my description is too long winded but if you have any difficulty in understanding what I am talking about lease don't hesitate to send me a PM.

By the way by using that image code you can also insert photos etc into your PM's as well.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:11:10 am
Hi folks,

This is what Alex explained in his second PM:

You don't have to put all your tag photos in a folder but it would be much easier for you to paste them across to your coins when you upload them if you did. Also Joe would prefer for linked photos to be hosted on FORVM. You won't be able to transfer your tag photos directly from your iPhone into the description box - the photos will have to be hosted somewhere on the internet (FORVM, flickr, website, whatever) which is why I suggested a FORVM folder. They will all be together and you will know where they are.
It is not complicated it is just my poor way of communication I think.
Yes, I mean two browser windows - so that you can flick easily between the two when you are adding your tag descriptions to your coins. You would be using one window to download your coin pictures into your FORVM gallery and the other window to copy the photos of your tags from into the description box.

Two points to note though, if you in the future delete the photos of your tags from the folder you have downloaded them to they will also be deleted from the description box of your downloaded coin. Another good reason for downloading them to a FORVM folder.

And secondly you will have a folder in your gallery which contains all your tag photos together - which in fact might be no bad thing as you will easily be able to access them on line and update them too without too much difficulty.

I know it sounds complicated - I have just reread what I have written and it sounds complicated to my old brain too but really it isn't. Perhaps your niece could explain it better than I.

If I can help any more just ask away. I will try to be as clear as I can.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:32:21 am
Hi folks,

Coming into this, my intention was to create my own website. Several Forum members tried to convince me that I should use Forum's gallery instead. They almost had me convinced. I was almost "there".

But Alex's explanation only reinforces what I've been suspecting all along, that Forum's gallery is just too inflexible for my needs. It's not flexible enough for my situation.

According to Alex's explanation, Forum's software has some sort of "block" on people downloading secondary photos (the ones that appear below the primary photos in gallery entries) directly from an iPhone. There is no way to download my tag photos directly from my iPhone to Forum's gallery. In order to pull this off, I must first create a separate Forum gallery folder containing only tag photos. Do you see how ridiculous (and wasteful) this is?

I am going to be forced to load and/or paste my tag photos twice. I am also going to have a separate Forum gallery folder containing literally thousands upon thousands of tag photos (with no accompanying coin photos) only to repeat those same photos when I create my coin entries.

This is absolutely ridiculous. It is repetitive and wasteful. And it will be time-consuming.

So, now I am back to where I started. I have come full circle. Unless anyone has any other useful suggestions, I am going to start creating my own website, hosted by Forum, of course.

Taking the advice of several members, I will not be using Wordpress or anything similar. And I'll learn basic html code. I'll also probably be copying someone else's code as a basic template.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:34:11 am
Alphanumeric may be the default, but you can arrange your images in FORVM's galleries in several other methods.

Hi cmc,

How do you do that?

Meepzorp

Sorry...was away for a while.

Besides the predefined sort options for the pictures in a GALLERY, if you go into the GALLERY you want to work with and select EDIT....towards the top will be a button to SORT MY PICTURES.  You can then move pictures UP or DOWN in the list to create a custom sort pattern.

But if you're starting from scratch, developing a file naming convention that will automatically sort them how you want them might be best.

Hi cmc,

Thanks for the advice. You posted as I was typing.

But I think I'll be creating my own website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 09:47:57 am
Hi folks,

I'd like to thank everyone for their advice and suggestions. I really appreciate it.

Now, once I "get down in the trenches" (actually creating my own website), I'll probably need more advice as I go along. I've never done this before.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 15, 2015, 09:50:46 am
This thread has been very popular.  I have to admit I only skimmed most of it.  A few comments...

Forum offers FTP websites.  You write the site on your computer using whatever software you like and upload it using FTP.  That is all we offer for hosting your own site.

FrontPage 2003 was great.  Unfortunately, the code that it produces is now out of date. The people in charge of the WWW change the code regularly. For example, < center > had been changed to < middle > (for some purposes), and < i > (for italic) is now < em > (for emphasis).  Yes, it seems stupid.  I suspect it is to keep professional webmasters fully employed (among other things).  Most things still will work but some don't and over time there will be more and more problems with outdated code.  

One way to to have your coins and their tags display nicely in the gallery would be to merge the images.  The gallery already expects you to merge the images of the obverse and reverse, merging the tag too would not be that much of an additional step.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 15, 2015, 10:20:51 am
 
One way to to have your coins and their tags display nicely in the gallery would be to merge the images.  The gallery already expects you to merge the images of the obverse and reverse, merging the tag too would not be that much of an additional step.

Except as Andrew has already pointed out he doesn't want to enter any text in the description, only the photos of handwritten tags which makes searching for key words impossible.  That would be the case if it was in the gallery or on a web site...


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on October 15, 2015, 11:19:15 am
Meepzorp:
Are your new tags hand printed/written or typed?
There is OCR software available to convert either into digital, editable files.
Google it.
The drawback is, of course, a lot of work in converting your 2000+ tags . However, as your collection grows, this may be an option that allows more flexibility in adding new acquisitions to your web pages.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:19:24 pm
One way to to have your coins and their tags display nicely in the gallery would be to merge the images.  The gallery already expects you to merge the images of the obverse and reverse, merging the tag too would not be that much of an additional step.

Hi Joe,

As Jay pointed out above (he posted before I had a chance to reply), Andrew has already suggested this to me in the past.

There are 2 problems I have with this:

1) Not all of my coin tags are 2 sheets. Some are 3 sheets, and at least one is 4 sheets. Plus, I have the dealer tags sandwiched in between to maintain some sort of pedigree. In addition to that, some dealers provided me with very old (antique?) tags. Those are also sandwiched in between my handwritten tags. So, in some cases, in addition to the 2 coin photos (which I may merge into 1 photo), I could also have as many as 4-6 more photos. That's not counting the 2 coin photos. The grand total could be as high as 6-8 photos per coin.

What happens if I have an odd number of photos (like 3 or 5)? How do I merge them all into a uniform square or rectangle? The only solution would be to include a "blank" photo (background only).

2) The more photos I add and merge into that 1 Forum gallery photo, the smaller my coins are going to be in the photo. If I have 6 photos, the coins are going to 1/3 the size of the coins in other members' photos. If I have 8 photos, the coins are going to be 1/4 the size of the coins in other members' photos. Do you see the problem?

And that is bad enough in the single gallery photo. In the preceding page, where there are photos of dozens of coins to click on, my coins will be so tiny that viewers may not be able to see them. The coin size will be divided by a factor of 3 or 4.

This "solution" will not work. The only way that I can post my photos in Forum's gallery (without significantly reducing the coin size in the photo) is if Forum's software is altered to allow me to download my tag photos directly from my iPhone. But I think that is too much to ask. I think I'm better off just doing my own website.

Plus, in addition to this problem, I never fully resolved the problem of the number and/or arrangement of all my folders. This becomes an issue when someone has 2,000 ancient coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:27:59 pm
 
One way to to have your coins and their tags display nicely in the gallery would be to merge the images.  The gallery already expects you to merge the images of the obverse and reverse, merging the tag too would not be that much of an additional step.

Except as Andrew has already pointed out he doesn't want to enter any text in the description, only the photos of handwritten tags which makes searching for key words impossible.  That would be the case if it was in the gallery or on a web site...

Hi Jay,

My original intention was to enter zero text in the description. But Cara pointed out to me that doing so will make it impossible for someone to to search using keywords. In my response to Cara (above), I stated that I would address this issue, probably by adding minimal text (enough for someone to do a search). I'll probably write the country, city, emperor, reference number, etc. In fact, for my "clickable links", instead of loading my photos twice, I may just add the reference number in the template. A viewer can then simply click on the reference number to be directed to the proper page containing the photos. I'll see.

I already promised Cara that I would address this issue.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 15, 2015, 03:34:06 pm
The only problem with that is what if someone doesn't know the reference number and is using your site for attribution?  You see the more typed information you supply the more search functionality you have and the more useful the site becomes.  I guess you need to figure out what the purpose of the web site is.  Is it to simply display all of your coins or is it to be used as a learning tool so that people can search and attribute their own coins? 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:35:07 pm
Meepzorp:
Are your new tags hand printed/written or typed?
There is OCR software available to convert either into digital, editable files.
Google it.
The drawback is, of course, a lot of work in converting your 2000+ tags . However, as your collection grows, this may be an option that allows more flexibility in adding new acquisitions to your web pages.
PeteB

Hi Akro,

My tags are hand-written. They are neatly printed, not script. If you want an idea of what my tags look like, you can look at my photos in the "Compulteria" thread in the Greek section of Forum.

Thanks for the suggestion. But I really don't want to add another significant step to this whole process. I'm already juggling numerous things to try to pull this off. I still need to learn about photography, using the iPhone, cropping, stitching, editing, downloading to the computer, and then simultaneously posting the photos on my flash drive and the internet. I don't want to add more complexity to the whole process.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:42:29 pm
FrontPage 2003 was great.  Unfortunately, the code that it produces is now out of date. The people in charge of the WWW change the code regularly. For example, < center > had been changed to < middle > (for some purposes), and < i > (for italic) is now < em > (for emphasis).  Yes, it seems stupid.  I suspect it is to keep professional webmasters fully employed (among other things).  Most things still will work but some don't and over time there will be more and more problems with outdated code.

Hi Joe,

I agree. That's why I decided to listen to other members' advice. And I've decided to write the code myself instead of using Wordpress or something similar.

30 years ago, I knew several different computer programming languages, including: Basic, Pascal, C, Fortran, Lisp, etc.

I was most familiar with Basic and Pascal. When I was younger, I could program a computer in either one of those 2 computer programming languages blindfolded and with one hand tied behind my back. :)

Of course, that was 30 years ago. But, as Andrew pointed out, html should be a piece of cake compared to Basic.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:55:00 pm
The only problem with that is what if someone doesn't know the reference number and is using your site for attribution?

Hi Jay,

I thought of that. But something has to serve as the "clickable link" in my website.

What do you suggest?

By the way, a photo isn't so great for searching purposes either, especially for a newbie, and especially if the photo is small (as it usually is in those website templates).

By using the reference numbers as "clickable links"in my website template, someone can simply click through the coin photos in the same order they are arranged in the selected major reference book, until they find what they are looking for. For example, I was planning on using RIC for my Roman Imperial coins, SNG ANS for my Magna Graecia coins, Sambon for my Campania AE MFB coins, MIR (Varesi) and/or CNI for my Italian Medieval coins, etc.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 03:59:06 pm
I guess you need to figure out what the purpose of the web site is.  Is it to simply display all of your coins or is it to be used as a learning tool so that people can search and attribute their own coins? 

Hi Jay,

No, the purpose of my website is not to simply display all of my coins. I've never been a "show off". Believe me, I am the antithesis of that.

My website is intended to be an educational and research tool, in addition to documenting my collection online.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2015, 04:05:47 pm
You see the more typed information you supply the more search functionality you have and the more useful the site becomes.

Hi Jay,

I know.

Originally, I was planning on having 5-20 coins per page, with no template - just clickable links on the preceding page.

After thinking about it, I've decided to use a template with clickable links, and only one coin per page.

At the top of the template page and coin page, there will be a brief description of the coin(s): country, city, emperor, reference number, date posted, etc. Would that be enough for searches?

I can always add text at a later date.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 15, 2015, 04:36:04 pm

At the top of the template page and coin page, there will be a brief description of the coin(s): country, city, emperor, reference number, date posted, etc. Would that be enough for searches?

I can always add text at a later date.

Meepzorp

I rarely search for a coin by a reference number because if I know the reference number there is really no need to search.  Also reference numbers change with new editions and some have multiple references (RIC, RSC, Sear...).  Which do you search for?   If I don't know the attribution I will simply enter what I know about the coin such as Emperor, deity, what they are holding like spear, shield, lituus, eagle, victory and any other items I'm sure of.  The more searchable words the better.  Think about what you enter when you are searching for a coin.  I agree you have to put them into some sort of category and reference number chronology but I don't think the ref# and city, emperor is enough for a useful search.  


It's a huge job either way so better to make it as useful as possible from the get go.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 16, 2015, 07:09:17 am
Meepzorp,

You need to put keywords, that you want to be searchable, at the top of the web page in the <TITLE> section. That way web spiders pick it up. The more a particular page is visited, the more likely that page becomes searchable. If you buy yourself a book about HTML you will be able to read how to optimise searchbility.

You are correct if I understand what you are proposing, that a hierarchy is needed starting at the home page rather than just a string of interlinked pages. Take a look at my website, below. Ignore all the fancy pictures and menus, just follow the links and see if that makes sense to you, in terms of construction.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 16, 2015, 06:11:37 pm

At the top of the template page and coin page, there will be a brief description of the coin(s): country, city, emperor, reference number, date posted, etc. Would that be enough for searches?

I can always add text at a later date.

Meepzorp

I rarely search for a coin by a reference number because if I know the reference number there is really no need to search.  Also reference numbers change with new editions and some have multiple references (RIC, RSC, Sear...).  Which do you search for?   If I don't know the attribution I will simply enter what I know about the coin such as Emperor, deity, what they are holding like spear, shield, lituus, eagle, victory and any other items I'm sure of.  The more searchable words the better.  Think about what you enter when you are searching for a coin.  I agree you have to put them into some sort of category and reference number chronology but I don't think the ref# and city, emperor is enough for a useful search.  


It's a huge job either way so better to make it as useful as possible from the get go.

Hi Jay,

I see your point. And that is true of sites like acsearch.

But sites like Wildwinds aren't searchable in that way. At least, I don't think they are.

In this context, my website may be similar to Wildwinds.

However, in addition to the information I mentioned above, I will try to add basic descriptions. For example, I may write something like:

"Moesia, Nikopolis, Caracalla/temple, Moushmov 123"

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 16, 2015, 06:27:23 pm
Meepzorp,
You are correct if I understand what you are proposing, that a hierarchy is needed starting at the home page rather than just a string of interlinked pages. Take a look at my website, below. Ignore all the fancy pictures and menus, just follow the links and see if that makes sense to you, in terms of construction.

Hi Pete,

Yes, you are correctly understanding me. I definitely need some sort of hierarchy, sort of like a "tree" in the Pascal computer programming language (to draw an analogy).

I like the layout of your website and the way that the links flow. It has the hierarchy that I need.

Can I use your website as a guide? Is it okay if I copy any portion of the code?

I never intended to have all of those "fancy pictures". I just need to have clickable links (like the type that is usually highlighted in blue). In fact, I'm not even intending to have photos at all in the template/grid page, just clickable links in the rectangles.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 17, 2015, 07:18:38 am
Hi Meepzorp,

That sounds good. By all means copy any of my web-pages. You will find that you can erase 95% of the code to achieve what you want.

Why not try it straight away so as you can get an idea of what is involved. This is how:
Go to the page you want.
Right click and select 'Save Page As' and save.
Open Windows Explorer and find the page you just saved. It has an .htm extension. The picture (.jpg) files will be there separately.
Right click on the htm file and select 'Open With' (or similar) and select NotePad (Yes you do have a word processor!).
You can now view the code and content. Make a few changes. Get rid of unwanted code (the large menu sequence for example) and change the text.
Save and then go back to Windows Explorer and double click on the file you have just saved. The modified web page should appear in your browser.
See what your editing has done and then go back and experiment.

Hope that helps,

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:06:48 pm
Hi folks,

On Friday, I clicked on the link that Andrew provided, which took me to the html tutorial pages. I read every chapter. On the first read-through, I absorbed and understood about 80% of it. It appears to be a fairly easy code to master.

This weekend was a "washout" for me in terms of having any free time. On Saturday, I helped my niece with a major research project. We spent all day working on it, and we are still not done yet.

Today, I had a party to attend. Believe me, I don't like parties, and I never did. I am the antithesis of that (someone who likes parties). I rarely attend parties, even family functions. But it was my sister's 25th wedding anniversary, so I had to be there.

This week, I have a busy week. One day (I think Tuesday), I have to finish helping my niece with her research project. On Thursday (tentative), my niece and her boyfriend are supposed to be coming here to teach me numerous things (photographing coins with an iPhone, cropping, stitching, editing photos, downloading photos from my iPhone to both my flash drive and the internet, etc.).

Somewhere in there (Monday?), I will try to review the html tutorial pages to see if I can absorb any more of it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:09:20 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

By all means copy any of my web-pages.

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thank you for the offer. I really appreciate it. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:13:48 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

You will find that you can erase 95% of the code to achieve what you want.

Peter

Hi Pete,

After reading the html tutorial pages that Andrew referred me to, and after re-reading your website's code, I suspected that (that I can erase about 95% of the code). Thank you for confirming what I suspected. I was going to ask you that, but you answered me before I even asked. You appear to be one step ahead of me and/or reading my mind. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:18:21 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

Why not try it straight away so as you can get an idea of what is involved. This is how:
Go to the page you want.
Right click and select 'Save Page As' and save.
Open Windows Explorer and find the page you just saved. It has an .htm extension. The picture (.jpg) files will be there separately.
Right click on the htm file and select 'Open With' (or similar) and select NotePad (Yes you do have a word processor!).
You can now view the code and content. Make a few changes. Get rid of unwanted code (the large menu sequence for example) and change the text.
Save and then go back to Windows Explorer and double click on the file you have just saved. The modified web page should appear in your browser.
See what your editing has done and then go back and experiment.

Hope that helps,

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thank you for explaining how to do this. I didn't know how. I was going to ask you how to do that. But, again, you answered my question before I even asked it. Thanks for anticipating my questions and answering them without me even asking. I really appreciate it.

I can't do it just yet. Joe has asked his webmaster to set up my web page. But, to my knowledge, he hasn't done it yet. It's coming soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:31:06 pm
Hi Pete,

After reading the html tutorial, I understand that anything that appears after the "<meta" symbol is not displayed. It is for internal purposes only.

After looking at your website's code, it seems that everything that appears after the "<meta" symbol isn't even related to your site. It doesn't appear to have any connection (to your website) or useful function. The code that it contains appears to be totally unrelated to your website. I found that strange. Can I just delete all of that and still have a functioning website?

As I mentioned above, when I was younger, I was very familiar with Basic and Pascal. After reading your website's code 3 times, I understand about 2/3 of it, and where everything fits in. But I am very confused by everything that appears after the "<meta" symbol.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 09:39:56 pm
Hi Pete,

I want to ask you about the template/grid that contains the clickable photos in your website.

After reading the html tutorial, I now have a very rudimentary understanding of how to create it. I also understand how to do line breaks.

But what happens when you need to add another coin, and it must be inserted in the grid (not at the beginning or end)? After every fourth photo, your grid goes down to the next line. Does the code automatically compensate for that? Or must you manually alter the code every time you need to insert a new coin? If that is the case, then every line break after the insertion location must be moved, right?

Maybe I won't do a grid.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 18, 2015, 10:07:53 pm
Hi Pete,

I have another question. It pertains to the opening line in your website's code.

Do I have to copy everything exactly (word for word) as it appears between "<!DOCTYPE" and "EN">"? Do I need to write a variation of that?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 19, 2015, 04:22:39 am
Hi Meepzorp,

Glad you have made some progress. The 'meta' reference you quote is in the 'header' and is usually <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"> on my web-pages. It is just there so that non-standard characters -particularly Greek in this case- can be inserted into the text. It does no harm to leave it there. You will probably want to be able to have Greek characters on your pages in the future.

My menu routine is quite long and can certainly be erased. Look for the comments <!-- START OF MENU --> and <!-- END MENU --> (but make sure you leave </head> in place though). Most of the rest of the code is to do with formatting; i.e. font size and colour, text alignment etc.

Do go ahead and experiment. It can't do any harm. Just remember that most tags need an end marker such as <B>Comment:</B> (bold) and each new line of text needs a < br >.

Good luck,

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 19, 2015, 06:21:38 am
Meta tags are not for internal purposes only.  They are used to provide site information (page title, page description and keywords) to search engines, among other things.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 19, 2015, 07:40:34 am
Meta tags are not for internal purposes only.  They are used to provide site information (page title, page description and keywords) to search engines, among other things.

Meta tags are used to provide information to search engines, but also to declare character encoding (of the web-page). I refer you to 'HTML, XHTML & CSS Sixth Edition' by Elizabeth Castro, page 59.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 19, 2015, 07:55:05 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

Glad you have made some progress. The 'meta' reference you quote is in the 'header' and is usually <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"> on my web-pages. It is just there so that non-standard characters -particularly Greek in this case- can be inserted into the text. It does no harm to leave it there. You will probably want to be able to have Greek characters on your pages in the future.

My menu routine is quite long and can certainly be erased. Look for the comments <!-- START OF MENU --> and <!-- END MENU --> (but make sure you leave </head> in place though). Most of the rest of the code is to do with formatting; i.e. font size and colour, text alignment etc.

Do go ahead and experiment. It can't do any harm. Just remember that most tags need an end marker such as <B>Comment:</B> (bold) and each new line of text needs a < br >.

Good luck,

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thanks for the reply.

I was actually referring to the second "meta" in your website's code, not the first one. If I am not mistaken, it appears that the second "meta" refers to the dropdown menu. Since I won't be using a dropdown menu, I assume that I can erase all of the code that pertains to it.

When I wrote my previous posts above, I wasn't aware that the menu at the top of the page (in blue and white) is actually a dropdown menu. That's why I couldn't figure out why that code was there. It didn't make any sense to me. Once I realized that it is a dropdown menu, and I hovered my cursor over it, I now understand the reason why that code is there. Now, I "get it".

I won't need any of that code. So, yes, I can erase quite a bit of the code.

But what about the information contained in the second "meta"? It contains the word "Author" and a person's name. Do I erase that also?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 19, 2015, 08:01:08 pm
Hi folks,

Once Joe sets up the website, how do I start the whole process? How do I get the ball rolling? What is the first thing I do?

Back when I thought I was using Wordpress, I read the tutorial. That tutorial explained how to get started. But I'm not using Wordpress now. I'll be using Pete's website code as a guide, and I'll be writing my own code. Do I follow the same procedure to get started (as if I am using Wordpress)? Or do I do something different?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 19, 2015, 08:07:16 pm
Hi folks,

Once I get rolling, how do I create a new page?

Once I've created that new page, I must place that information in the clickable link on the preceding page (in the code, of course). That way, when someone clicks on it, it will go to the desired page. But the new page must be created first in order to have a web address to place in the code of the preceding page.

I assume that's how it is done, right?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on October 20, 2015, 02:22:01 am
There are numerous tutorials online on how to write simple web pages. There is no short cut, you need to read them.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 20, 2015, 04:27:34 am

But what about the information contained in the second "meta"? It contains the word "Author" and a person's name. Do I erase that also?


The menu uses a small Java program written by the "Author" who requires a "credit" for providing for free, but as you will not be using a menu you can erase that section.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 20, 2015, 04:43:46 am
Hi folks,

Once Joe sets up the website, how do I start the whole process? How do I get the ball rolling? What is the first thing I do?

Back when I thought I was using Wordpress, I read the tutorial. That tutorial explained how to get started. But I'm not using Wordpress now. I'll be using Pete's website code as a guide, and I'll be writing my own code. Do I follow the same procedure to get started (as if I am using Wordpress)? Or do I do something different?

Meepzorp

Firstly, you don't need to upload to your web-site to check that everything works. So get a few pages written and their links, etc., checked direct from your hard disk in your browser as described above.

Uploading to your web-site is simply a question of transfering files from your hard disk to the server hard disk that Forum allocates to you. As someone has already recommended, I suggest that you use the free program Filezilla.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 20, 2015, 04:47:53 am
Hi folks,

Once I get rolling, how do I create a new page?

Once I've created that new page, I must place that information in the clickable link on the preceding page (in the code, of course). That way, when someone clicks on it, it will go to the desired page. But the new page must be created first in order to have a web address to place in the code of the preceding page.

I assume that's how it is done, right?

Meepzorp

That's more or less right. I normally copy an existing htm file and save it under a different file name and then change the details within the new page, such as links, images etc.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 20, 2015, 08:18:21 am
I have asked Sorin to set up the website space, but he works his own schedule and hasn't checked in yet at all this week.  Once he gets to it, it will only take him a few minutes.

But, there isn't any reason to wait for him to start making pages.  You make the website on your computer and then upload.  

You will also want to google FTP and learn how to upload your pages once you have created them and the space is set up.    


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 20, 2015, 07:38:02 pm
There are numerous tutorials online on how to write simple web pages. There is no short cut, you need to read them.

Hi areich,

That's not the problem. I think I've pretty much figured that (how to write simple web pages) out by now.

The actual writing of the code isn't the problem. It's all of the other stuff (uploading, etc.). That's what I now need to learn.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 20, 2015, 08:18:03 pm
Hi folks,

I'd like to thank everyone for their advice, especially Pete and Joe for their suggestions in recent posts.

I hope to get around to doing all of these things (looking up Filezilla, FTP, etc.) soon.

Unfortunately, this week has not been a good week for me. In fact, it is one of the worst weeks I've had in a long time. Everything is going wrong.

On Saturday, I got stuck helping my niece almost all day. And we are still not done yet.

On Sunday, I had my sister's 25th wedding anniversary party to attend.

Monday, I was free.

Today (Tuesday), I was supposed to finish helping my niece. But she got stuck working at the last minute. And I wound up "getting appointed" to take my mother to the hospital for a routine procedure.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), I'm supposed to finish helping my niece with her research project.

On Thursday, my niece and her boyfriend are (tentatively) scheduled to come here to teach me numerous things about photographing coins.

On Friday, I have a medical appointment to have my blood drawn. It's routine. I do it once a year.

And, on top of all of that, I don't feel good this week. For some reason, my Lyme is flaring up. I've had trouble breathing and felt lightheaded intermittently all week. I'm having trouble thinking straight, and I keep feeling like I am going to pass out. This week is the sickest I've been all year. This happens sometimes. It is probably viral. Chronic Lyme Disease is basically an auto-immune disorder. If something (like a virus, for example) stimulates my immune system, I get sick.

I think I picked the wrong week to try to learn new things.

It looks like I may not be able to make any significant progress (with regard to my website, etc.) until next week.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on October 22, 2015, 03:20:59 am
There are numerous tutorials online on how to write simple web pages. There is no short cut, you need to read them.

Hi areich,

That's not the problem. I think I've pretty much figured that (how to write simple web pages) out by now.

The actual writing of the code isn't the problem. It's all of the other stuff (uploading, etc.). That's what I now need to learn.

Meepzorp

That's what tutorials will tell you.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 22, 2015, 09:41:04 pm
Hi folks,

It appears that my Lyme flare up may be starting to let up. My symptoms are lessening for the last day or 2. Fortunately, these flare ups are usually shorter lived now. 10-15 years ago, my Lyme flare ups would last for months and months on end, where I'd be bedridden and deathly sick. As the years go by, the severity and duration of these flare ups appear to be lessening, which is typical of chronic Lyme Disease. However, it is Winter (virus season), so it is only a matter of time before something else comes along that stimulates my immune system.

As expected, I haven't made any progress with regard to my website. Last night, I received an email form Joe's webmaster that it is ready to go.

Yesterday, I had to help my niece finish her research project.

Today, my niece and her boyfriend came here and taught me numerous things about photographing coins.

(Continued in next post.)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 22, 2015, 10:23:24 pm
Hi folks,

Everything you can imagine that could possibly go wrong, did go wrong today.

My niece finally brought her old iPhone 4 and cable here. As instructed, she charged it and deleted several hundred photos to make room. She had about 1,500 photos on it. She deleted about 700 of them. There are still about 800 of her photos on it.

They were here for about 2 1/2 hours. We didn't get much accomplished.

I decided to start with 3 Magna Graecia (Apulia) coins. I spent about 1 hour taking photos and experimenting. I took several photos of each coin. I got scared because the photos looked very dark on the iPhone. But they transferred much better. I kept the best photos and deleted the rest.

We had problems like you wouldn't believe. My computer is very, very "twitchy". It is also 8 years old.

The iPhone cable was acting up. If you just touch it or move it so much as 1 mm, the iPhone will shut off and reboot. It did this about 15-20 times today.

My computer kept freezing, about 8 different times. We had to shut it down and re-start it all over again, 8 different times.

It turns out that, on my computer, you can't have the iPhone and flash drive connected to it simultaneously. The computer will just freeze. We had to keep dis-connecting the flash drive so that the iPhone could download the photos. For some reason, on this computer, it won't let you download photos from the iPhone while the flash drive is connected.

We initially tried to do everything under me. But the computer kept freezing, and it wouldn't obey commands. This computer used to be my niece's old computer. She is still the "admin". She is still the primary user. I am a secondary user. For some reason, this computer will only do certain things (like download photos form an iPhone, for example) while it is operating under the primary user. It will refuse to do them if it is operating under a secondary user (me). It took us a while to figure this out.

I don't want to permanently store approximately 10,000 photos on the hard drive. It will significantly slow down the computer. And, initially, I didn't want to temporarily store the photos on the hard drive either. It is extra steps. Unfortunately, this computer will let you crop photos only if they are stored on the hard drive. It won't let you crop them if you are transferring them from the iPhone to the flash drive without using the hard drive. The "fix" icon (for cropping photos) is dark. It is a dead link. It only turns white and becomes a usable link if the photos are stored on the hard drive. So, now, as I am going along, I must delete the photos from both the iPhone and the hard drive. Extra steps.

Because of all these unforeseen problems, it literally took us about 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes !!!) before we finally were able to store even so much as one photo on the flash drive.

At that point, my niece and her boyfriend were here for 2 1/2 hours. And we were just transferring our first photo to the flash drive. They had to leave because my niece had to go to work. In fact, she yelled at us (me and her boyfriend) 4 times that they had to leave. So, her boyfriend literally had less than 5 minutes to teach me things (cropping, storing, etc.). And she was screaming at us the entire time. She rushed us so much that I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know if I was coming or going. Obviously, there were questions that I didn't get to ask. Later tonight, when I tried to organize things, I had to look things up online.

(Continued in next post.)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 22, 2015, 10:30:50 pm
Hi folks,

So, it appears that this is "do-able".

But there are complications because my computer is so "twitchy" (possibly because it is 8 years old). And there are going to be extra steps involved.

By the way, considering the fact that I used an iPhone instead of a digital camera, the photos came out fantastically well. They surpassed even my most optimistic expectations. I can't believe how nice they turned out. I can't wait to post them in my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2015, 03:52:38 am
Hi folks,

Last week was hectic. This week, I should have more free time.

I think I'm about ready to download Filezilla. I've looked at several FTP/Filezilla tutorials online. I think I'm getting the hang of it.

If I am understanding correctly, the "files" (which appear in the bottom half of the Filezilla screen) are the individual web pages that I will be creating. Is that correct?

And, every time I need to create a new web page, I simply create a new file in Filezilla. Is that correct?

I assume that the "folder" (which appears in the top half of the Filezilla screen) is the title I give to my website. Is this correct?

This means that I will have only one folder, but but thousands of files. Right?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 27, 2015, 05:20:25 am
Hi folks,

Everything you can imagine that could possibly go wrong, did go wrong today.

My niece finally brought her old iPhone 4 and cable here. As instructed, she charged it and deleted several hundred photos to make room. She had about 1,500 photos on it. She deleted about 700 of them. There are still about 800 of her photos on it.

They were here for about 2 1/2 hours. We didn't get much accomplished.

I decided to start with 3 Magna Graecia (Apulia) coins. I spent about 1 hour taking photos and experimenting. I took several photos of each coin. I got scared because the photos looked very dark on the iPhone. But they transferred much better. I kept the best photos and deleted the rest.

We had problems like you wouldn't believe. My computer is very, very "twitchy". It is also 8 years old.

The iPhone cable was acting up. If you just touch it or move it so much as 1 mm, the iPhone will shut off and reboot. It did this about 15-20 times today.

My computer kept freezing, about 8 different times. We had to shut it down and re-start it all over again, 8 different times.

It turns out that, on my computer, you can't have the iPhone and flash drive connected to it simultaneously. The computer will just freeze. We had to keep dis-connecting the flash drive so that the iPhone could download the photos. For some reason, on this computer, it won't let you download photos from the iPhone while the flash drive is connected.

(Continued in next post.)

Meepzorp

Meep,

Based on this initial report, I highly recommend you buy a new laptop and digital camera.  You could get both for about $750 all in, but I would go ahead and spend $1000 on a nice computer, maybe even a desktop, and about $200 on a camera.  You don't want to be working with such "touchy" equipment when you are beginning such an enormous project.  In the end, having the right equipment will save you enormous amounts of time and aggravation.

Nick


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 27, 2015, 06:45:03 am

If I am understanding correctly, the "files" (which appear in the bottom half of the Filezilla screen) are the individual web pages that I will be creating. Is that correct?

And, every time I need to create a new web page, I simply create a new file in Filezilla. Is that correct?

I assume that the "folder" (which appears in the top half of the Filezilla screen) is the title I give to my website. Is this correct?

This means that I will have only one folder, but but thousands of files. Right?

Meepzorp

Meepzorp,

Not quite. Filezilla is simply a 'Windows Explorer' for the web which enables you to upload previously created HTM and JPG (picture) files onto the web-server. It is NOT a means of creating web-pages. Initially you would set up Filezilla with your web-site password. When you are ready to upload look for the files that you created (on hard disk or flash drive) in the left hand pane. Drag the files from the right hand pane to the left hand pane. The right hand pane now shows the files that are now on the Forum server, which is now your website.

Regarding computer problems: If you are truly short of hard disk space then that may the cause of your computer instability. Check out how much space you have with Windows Explorer. Remove any old unwanted files (but not ones that are used by Windows or applications). If they are still needed, move them to the flash drive.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 27, 2015, 06:54:48 am
Regarding computer problems: If you are truly short of hard disk space then that may the cause of your computer instability. Check out how much space you have with Windows Explorer. Remove any old unwanted files (but not ones that are used by Windows or applications). If they are still needed, move them to the flash drive.

Anything less than 15% empty space is bad and can cause problems.  Less than 10% empty space likely will cause problems.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2015, 09:29:10 pm
Hi folks,

Everything you can imagine that could possibly go wrong, did go wrong today.

My niece finally brought her old iPhone 4 and cable here. As instructed, she charged it and deleted several hundred photos to make room. She had about 1,500 photos on it. She deleted about 700 of them. There are still about 800 of her photos on it.

They were here for about 2 1/2 hours. We didn't get much accomplished.

I decided to start with 3 Magna Graecia (Apulia) coins. I spent about 1 hour taking photos and experimenting. I took several photos of each coin. I got scared because the photos looked very dark on the iPhone. But they transferred much better. I kept the best photos and deleted the rest.

We had problems like you wouldn't believe. My computer is very, very "twitchy". It is also 8 years old.

The iPhone cable was acting up. If you just touch it or move it so much as 1 mm, the iPhone will shut off and reboot. It did this about 15-20 times today.

My computer kept freezing, about 8 different times. We had to shut it down and re-start it all over again, 8 different times.

It turns out that, on my computer, you can't have the iPhone and flash drive connected to it simultaneously. The computer will just freeze. We had to keep dis-connecting the flash drive so that the iPhone could download the photos. For some reason, on this computer, it won't let you download photos from the iPhone while the flash drive is connected.

(Continued in next post.)

Meepzorp

Meep,

Based on this initial report, I highly recommend you buy a new laptop and digital camera.  You could get both for about $750 all in, but I would go ahead and spend $1000 on a nice computer, maybe even a desktop, and about $200 on a camera.  You don't want to be working with such "touchy" equipment when you are beginning such an enormous project.  In the end, having the right equipment will save you enormous amounts of time and aggravation.

Nick

Hi Nick,

Economically speaking, it is not possible for me to do that at this time.

We just had to figure out how to get it to work. I must go under my niece because she is still the "primary user" or "admin" for this computer. Also, I must remember to keep removing the flash drive before I attempt to download photos from the iPhone.

The problem isn't the iPhone. It's the cable (I think). If needed, I can always buy a new cable down the road. They are cheap. I'll see once I get everything rolling.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2015, 09:40:47 pm
Regarding computer problems: If you are truly short of hard disk space then that may the cause of your computer instability. Check out how much space you have with Windows Explorer. Remove any old unwanted files (but not ones that are used by Windows or applications). If they are still needed, move them to the flash drive.

Anything less than 15% empty space is bad and can cause problems.  Less than 10% empty space likely will cause problems.

Hi Pete and Joe,

Thanks for the advice.

When my niece first gave me this computer a few years ago, the hard drive was full. I couldn't do much of anything with the computer. I kept getting a message stating that the hard drive was full and that I needed to clean it out (delete some things). I did that. I deleted everything that wasn't essential.

I just checked my computer. It has 2 hard drives.

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2015, 09:57:19 pm
Hi folks,

I just switched users. I checked the hard drive information with the computer under my niece. In fact, I am under her name right now, as I'm typing this. The hard drive information is the same. It didn't change.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 28, 2015, 01:12:23 am
Hi folks,

I just downloaded Filezilla client. I think it was successful.

I also added my website link to my Forum profile.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 28, 2015, 01:42:34 am
Hi Meepzorp,

That sounds good. By all means copy any of my web-pages. You will find that you can erase 95% of the code to achieve what you want.

Why not try it straight away so as you can get an idea of what is involved. This is how:
Go to the page you want.
Right click and select 'Save Page As' and save.
Open Windows Explorer and find the page you just saved. It has an .htm extension. The picture (.jpg) files will be there separately.
Right click on the htm file and select 'Open With' (or similar) and select NotePad (Yes you do have a word processor!).
You can now view the code and content. Make a few changes. Get rid of unwanted code (the large menu sequence for example) and change the text.
Save and then go back to Windows Explorer and double click on the file you have just saved. The modified web page should appear in your browser.
See what your editing has done and then go back and experiment.

Hope that helps,

Peter

Hi Pete,

I re-named and saved your website page to my hard drive. I found it and opened it using Notepad.

There are about 1,000 extra "<span" and "/span>" tags inserted in the text. Why? Can I just delete all of them? Do I need to add them when I am editing the code?

Also, the opening line (<!DOCTYPE HTML......) is different. When I re-save it, do I need to go back to the original opening line?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on October 28, 2015, 02:32:05 am
Regarding computer problems: If you are truly short of hard disk space then that may the cause of your computer instability. Check out how much space you have with Windows Explorer. Remove any old unwanted files (but not ones that are used by Windows or applications). If they are still needed, move them to the flash drive.

Anything less than 15% empty space is bad and can cause problems.  Less than 10% empty space likely will cause problems.

Hi Pete and Joe,

Thanks for the advice.

When my niece first gave me this computer a few years ago, the hard drive was full. I couldn't do much of anything with the computer. I kept getting a message stating that the hard drive was full and that I needed to clean it out (delete some things). I did that. I deleted everything that wasn't essential.

I just checked my computer. It has 2 hard drives.

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp,

I think it will be good to make sure your hardware is stable before going any further. You don't want your PC to crash in between.

Sorry if you already mentioned this. Did your niece give you the PC? I.e. does she want it back? If she doesn't, I'd suggest cleaning it up some more, because you have about 100 GB taken up.

The "cleanest" way will be to put the Windows installation disc into the DVD drive and reinstall Windows on C drive, but if that is not possible then you may want to go through any unnecessary downloads and remove them. Movie files for example.



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 28, 2015, 04:07:47 am
Regarding computer problems: If you are truly short of hard disk space then that may the cause of your computer instability. Check out how much space you have with Windows Explorer. Remove any old unwanted files (but not ones that are used by Windows or applications). If they are still needed, move them to the flash drive.

Anything less than 15% empty space is bad and can cause problems.  Less than 10% empty space likely will cause problems.

Hi Pete and Joe,

Thanks for the advice.

When my niece first gave me this computer a few years ago, the hard drive was full. I couldn't do much of anything with the computer. I kept getting a message stating that the hard drive was full and that I needed to clean it out (delete some things). I did that. I deleted everything that wasn't essential.

I just checked my computer. It has 2 hard drives.

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp,

I think it will be good to make sure your hardware is stable before going any further. You don't want your PC to crash in between.

Sorry if you already mentioned this. Did your niece give you the PC? I.e. does she want it back? If she doesn't, I'd suggest cleaning it up some more, because you have about 100 GB taken up.

The "cleanest" way will be to put the Windows installation disc into the DVD drive and reinstall Windows on C drive, but if that is not possible then you may want to go through any unnecessary downloads and remove them. Movie files for example.



Hi trav,

Yes, my niece gave me this computer. No, she doesn't want it back. But I don't think she wants her photos deleted.

I don't have the Windows installation disk, so that option is not possible for me.

How do I manually remove "unnecessary downloads"? I don't know how to do that.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 28, 2015, 04:18:04 am
Hi Pete,

There are also numerous "&lt" and "&gt" tags added to the code on my hard drive.

Additionally, there are numerous "html-attribute-name" and "html-attribute-value" tags added.

None of this is in your website code. Why did all of these tags suddenly appear? Can I just delete all of these tags that were added?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 28, 2015, 04:40:07 am
Meepzorp

On html, each time you've a question you can find the relevant w3schools page by googling for example "html span command". And then when you get to the w3schools page, browse around. For example you'll find that span identifies a section of text (for the purposes of formatting) that can be inside a line, whereas div identifies a section of text that must start with a new line. I've never once consciously used the span command (it might be embedded in bits of code I snitched). But if your draft contains html elements that you aren't sure of, then you may have started with a too-complex template to begin with. Did you look at the code for the three simple pages Doug showed you as example? If you started with a very simple template then you won't need to be removing things you don't want, you'll just be adding things you do want which you'll learn as you go. That's much better.

In general, start with googling the relevant w3schools, and just look around for related w3schools pages, and build up from a very simple webpage (rather than building down from a complex page you don't understand). We are coin experts here, not code experts, and we won't be able to help debug as you go.

I recommend htmlkit (google it) as an excellent html text editor that allows you to see your page immediately as you edit it. Didn't hear you mention it, but I still recommend it.

On the PC: Sounds like there's a massive amount of files still to be cleared from its hard drive. You'll need to do that to make progress on your big project. Your life would be so much simpler if you just sold a handful of coins and bought a low-end modern pc, and a compact camera with a basic macro function. In my collecting experience about 10% of coin budget gets spent on books and about 5% on equipment in the broadest sense. Your massive tag-rewriting exercise probably identified duplicates or unimportant varieties you no longer need. Just sell a few via Forum and get the right equipment!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 28, 2015, 05:24:31 am
Hi Pete,

There are also numerous "&lt" and "&gt" tags added to the code on my hard drive.

Additionally, there are numerous "html-attribute-name" and "html-attribute-value" tags added.

None of this is in your website code. Why did all of these tags suddenly appear? Can I just delete all of these tags that were added?

Meepzorp

Meepzorp,

To be honest, I don't know. I gave you a simple method to 'try out' web page creation, but that is not method I use myself. At this stage I would take Andrew's advice and use 'htmlkit' (and his other advice).

You actually only have one hard disk, which is 'partitioned' into two virtual drives, C and D. The D drive probably contains files that would normally be on an installation disk.

If your niece has photos she wants to keep why not just move them -to a flash drive -to a CD if you have a recordable drive - or online to a Flickr account maybe.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on October 28, 2015, 05:30:01 am

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

I am sorry to say Meepzorp but I think that your computer is severely underpowered, especially for what you are trying to use it for. I don't think that it has the capacity to even store all your photographs. From what I can see you only have a maximum of around 33 GB of free space and that I'm afraid is nothing at all these days.

Regards

Alex


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 28, 2015, 10:31:23 am

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

I am sorry to say Meepzorp but I think that your computer is severely underpowered, especially for what you are trying to use it for. I don't think that it has the capacity to even store all your photographs. From what I can see you only have a maximum of around 33 GB of free space and that I'm afraid is nothing at all these days.

Regards

Alex
Meepzorp's computer is, I believe he said, 8 years old. People (including me) were making web-pages on computers similar to his at that time. HTML pages are simple text files and require no more computer power now than they did then. True, picture files are much bigger now. However, Meepzorp is storing his pictures on a separate flash drive. For his web-pages they will need to be cropped, stitched and re-sized. On my web-site, JPG files are rarely more than 40 KB and the HTM pages 10 KB. So he should easily be able to create a large number of web-pages on his hard disk and after they are up-loaded, move them to his flash drive as well.

Computers do slow down with age due to all sorts of things; start-up programs, unwanted background programs, hard disk fragmention, memory (RAM) problems, etc. The solution would be to re-format the hard disk and reload Windows. However, I have to own up that I have never done that myself!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 28, 2015, 11:24:44 am
I think the issue is with the photos, not the webpage size. Unedited full size images will be 5MB each. 2500 coins, 2 sides each, and same space again to allow for work in progress, different size images for webpage work, temporary duplicates, making backups (original plus edited image for example). 50 gigabytes. Plus another 20 or 30 gig for all the other things a PC might be needed for. But it sounds as if his pc can still cope with it, if only much of that 100GB (videos?) is cleared. I suspect the operating components occupy less than 20 gig and 100 gig could be vacated. However given the issue with file transfers that took an hour each, it might really need a clean new operating system to restore it. But Meep has a large coin collection - so the issue is resolved in an instant if some spare coins are converted to hardware.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 28, 2015, 11:37:17 am
I don't keep any photos, documents, files, anything at all, except for program files on my hard drive. It is all on the cloud now. If you use the cloud, there isn't need for a lot of disk space on the computer.

Other advantages of cloud storage are that you can access everything from anywhere on any computer, tablet or phone. There is no need to back-up, because it is done for you. Also, when a hard drive dies (and they all do eventually), replacing it is extremely easy and no files are lost. 

I just had a 1 terabyte hard drive die and I replaced it with a much smaller solid state drive.  I think nothing will speed up a computer more than a SSD.  Mine boots in seconds.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 28, 2015, 01:13:18 pm
Andrew,

Meep says that he has bought a flash drive to save the raw images (although others have said it is not large enough). So he should be able to transfer a few pictures at a time onto the hard drive (from the flash drive), edit the pictures, create the web-pages and upload them before transfering the next batch. The finished web-pages could be moved back onto the flash drive. He doesn't need back-ups -his website is his backup.

Picture size as viewed on the web-page is defined by the IMAGE tag. The same image can be viewed at different sizes at different locations; only one JPG file is needed. The image should should be reduced to the size of the largest IMAGE tag. Most of the pictures on my site are 250x250 pixels and the JPG files the same so only require the quoted 40 KB.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 28, 2015, 03:36:26 pm
Andrew,

Meep says that he has bought a flash drive to save the raw images (although others have said it is not large enough). So he should be able to transfer a few pictures at a time onto the hard drive (from the flash drive), edit the pictures, create the web-pages and upload them before transfering the next batch. The finished web-pages could be moved back onto the flash drive. He doesn't need back-ups -his website is his backup.

Picture size as viewed on the web-page is defined by the IMAGE tag. The same image can be viewed at different sizes at different locations; only one JPG file is needed. The image should should be reduced to the size of the largest IMAGE tag. Most of the pictures on my site are 250x250 pixels and the JPG files the same so only require the quoted 40 KB.

Peter

All true but Meepzorp says he has had significant problems with his PC transferring items to and from phone and usb drive that make the setup apparently unworkable. And while the eventual webpage storage area including image files may be small, any sensible person always keeps a copy of the highest grade image of each coin irrespective that low grade images may be used in the webpage (or may not..). For practical purposes I often have several versions of images - pre-edit, post-edit, and specifically purposed images, eg sized for upload on forum or with different backgrounds or whatever. As Meep will also be photographing tags (a great idea) there'll be a host of other combinations. Lots of storage space. Yes they may all be kept on the cloud or on usbs but given the pc limitations and problems I'm hearing of, having local working files makes some sense.

All this debate is so unnecessary however. For a solid year without stop there have been hundreds of post advising Meepzorp how to cope with barely adequate or possibly inadequate tools (PC, camera, software). We know that he has a substantial coin collection. Having the right tools is just part of the hobby. So maybe sell some coins, and use the proceeds to buy the right tools. This thread seems rather like giving a plasterer extensive advice on how to plaster a wall using a table spoon and a carving knife, rather than just telling him to buy a plasterer's trowel. We all love Meepzorp's cheerful and helpful contributions to Forum, and we are really trying to help with advice. My advice remains unchanged since six months ago: Buy a discount low-end brand new PC and basic camera with macro, and start this immense and important imaging and web project with modern and appropriate equipment.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on October 28, 2015, 07:52:39 pm
Andrew,

Meep says that he has bought a flash drive to save the raw images (although others have said it is not large enough). So he should be able to transfer a few pictures at a time onto the hard drive (from the flash drive), edit the pictures, create the web-pages and upload them before transfering the next batch. The finished web-pages could be moved back onto the flash drive. He doesn't need back-ups -his website is his backup.

Picture size as viewed on the web-page is defined by the IMAGE tag. The same image can be viewed at different sizes at different locations; only one JPG file is needed. The image should should be reduced to the size of the largest IMAGE tag. Most of the pictures on my site are 250x250 pixels and the JPG files the same so only require the quoted 40 KB.

Peter

All true but Meepzorp says he has had significant problems with his PC transferring items to and from phone and usb drive that make the setup apparently unworkable. And while the eventual webpage storage area including image files may be small, any sensible person always keeps a copy of the highest grade image of each coin irrespective that low grade images may be used in the webpage (or may not..). For practical purposes I often have several versions of images - pre-edit, post-edit, and specifically purposed images, eg sized for upload on forum or with different backgrounds or whatever. As Meep will also be photographing tags (a great idea) there'll be a host of other combinations. Lots of storage space. Yes they may all be kept on the cloud or on usbs but given the pc limitations and problems I'm hearing of, having local working files makes some sense.

All this debate is so unnecessary however. For a solid year without stop there have been hundreds of post advising Meepzorp how to cope with barely adequate or possibly inadequate tools (PC, camera, software). We know that he has a substantial coin collection. Having the right tools is just part of the hobby. So maybe sell some coins, and use the proceeds to buy the right tools. This thread seems rather like giving a plasterer extensive advice on how to plaster a wall using a table spoon and a carving knife, rather than just telling him to buy a plasterer's trowel. We all love Meepzorp's cheerful and helpful contributions to Forum, and we are really trying to help with advice. My advice remains unchanged since six months ago: Buy a discount low-end brand new PC and basic camera with macro, and start this immense and important imaging and web project with modern and appropriate equipment.

I agree. Speaking from personal experience, the typical lifespan of a PC is about 3-4 years. 3 years if it's heavily used (like everyday), 4 or maybe 5 if it's not. At 8 years old, the hardware may fail at any time. That will be unnecessarily frustrating for your project. If the hard drive decides to die, you cannot retrieve your work at all.

As for how to remove unnecessary files.. it may be better to look through the folders manually and look at any unusually large ones (i.e. folders containing several GB).

Finally, you may want to check with your niece if there's anything she wants on the PC? It's a little strange if she gave you the PC but may want to keep the pictures.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on October 28, 2015, 10:59:33 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

Just to recap my thoughts, if I may.

You will need time for your website project. When I think of coin websites I instantly think of Andrew's on Republican coinage and Doug's on the Severus legionary series. It's certainly not an easy task. It is a mammoth task, especially if you will be writing your own HTML. What's more, you still need to take photographs of all your coins. You will need time, lots of time to work on it. Therefore it'd be good to make sure your equipment is good to go first. It may save you a lot of heartache and frustration.

As was mentioned by others, the best solution is to get a new, budget PC and a new camera. It will instantly solve your equipment problems. If that really isn't possible due to financial constraints, then you need to resolve the existing PC problems. The thing is, if your PC is indeed 8 years old, then you will potentially have both hardware and software problems.

There's nothing that can be done about potential hardware problems (hard disk failure, malfunctioning USB ports, motherboard, graphics card failure, power supply unit failure etc) beyond opening up the PC, identifying which part is faulty, purchasing a replacement and installing it. If a single part connected to the motherboard dies, the whole PC won't start. It's a big hassle. Of course the hardware may not fail, but if the PC is really 8 years old I'd be really surprised if it lasts much longer.

Besides the hardware problems, your PC's software needs to be cleaned up, like the storage space. Besides the storage space issues, over the last 8 years of usage the computer's registry is probably clogged. Depending on whether the previous owner is tech savvy, there might even be spyware on the PC which will make browsing the internet annoying. All this can be resolved if you reinstall Windows, but if you don't have the installation disc that is not really possible.

I'm sorry if I sound disheartening. I do hope you complete your website and I look forward to reading it. I just feel you need to settle the basics (functioning equipment) before proceeding further.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 12:41:49 am
Hi folks,

Thanks for all the responses. I'll respond one step at time.

First, yesterday, I figured out how to delete unwanted stuff (files, etc.) from my hard drive. I went through the hard drive for each user (me, my niece, and my sister). And I manually went through every file. It took me about 2 hours. I deleted anything that was no longer needed. I deleted about 300-500 files. Most were small PDF files.

I don't understand why there is such little free GB left. There were no films or videos stored on the hard drive. Everything I deleted was small - less than 50 k, and most were 1-2 K. After all that work, it barely put a dent in my free GB. My free GB went up by a fraction of 1 GB. That's it.

My niece's photos take up slightly more than 1 GB. My sister's photos take up 411 MB. If my math is correct, that means that the total photos on the hard drive take up about 1.5 GB. That by far takes up the largest memory space.

There really wasn't anything else on the hard drive that would take up significant space.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 12:51:03 am
Hi folks,

In the past 10 days or so, I studied the code for one of Pete's pages. That was the page I had decided to use for my website template. I knew exactly what to delete and where to delete it. Prior to that, I had studied html, using the link Andrew provided.

When I saved the code to my hard drive and opened it in Notepad, I got thrown a massive curve. There was about 10 times the amount of code. There were thousands of extra symbols in the code (span, etc.) that weren't in the code on Pete's page (from "view source'). The amount of code literally exploded by about ten-fold. That threw me for a loop. It took me about 30 minutes just to delete the code for the dropdown menu.

Something that should have been easy turned into a major project.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 12:54:19 am
Meepzorp

I recommend htmlkit (google it) as an excellent html text editor that allows you to see your page immediately as you edit it. Didn't hear you mention it, but I still recommend it.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the tip. I'll consider using it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 12:59:24 am

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

I am sorry to say Meepzorp but I think that your computer is severely underpowered, especially for what you are trying to use it for. I don't think that it has the capacity to even store all your photographs. From what I can see you only have a maximum of around 33 GB of free space and that I'm afraid is nothing at all these days.

Regards

Alex

Hi Alex,

It was never my intention to store all of my photos on the hard drive. I'll be transferring them to a flash drive and then deleting them from the hard drive as I go along.

But I must temporarily store them on the hard drive in order to crop them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 01:01:19 am
You actually only have one hard disk, which is 'partitioned' into two virtual drives, C and D. The D drive probably contains files that would normally be on an installation disk.
Peter

Hi Pete,

I figured that. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 01:12:13 am

This is the hard drive information the computer is providing to me right now:

1) OS (C:)   23.4 GB free of 136 GB
2) RECOVERY (D:)   3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

Of course, this is the information I'm getting with me as the user. I don't know if the hard drive information will be different when I go under my niece (because she is still the "primary user" for this computer), which is precisely what I will be doing when I'm creating my web pages and uploading the pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp

I am sorry to say Meepzorp but I think that your computer is severely underpowered, especially for what you are trying to use it for. I don't think that it has the capacity to even store all your photographs. From what I can see you only have a maximum of around 33 GB of free space and that I'm afraid is nothing at all these days.

Regards

Alex
So he should easily be able to create a large number of web-pages on his hard disk and after they are up-loaded, move them to his flash drive as well.

Hi Pete,

Thanks for suggesting that. I didn't know I could do that. Maybe I'll do it.

Can I store them on the same flash drive the photos will be on? I think it is a 32GB flash drive.

But I don't know if I was going to keep all of the website pages anyway. As you and others pointed out, you really only need one page (or a few) that you keep customizing. Once I upload it, I can change it for my next page, right? It doesn't have to be on my hard drive once it is on Joe's server, right?

I really only need 1 or 2 or 3 website pages on my hard drive at any one given time, right?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 01:17:02 am
Computers do slow down with age due to all sorts of things; start-up programs, unwanted background programs, hard disk fragmention, memory (RAM) problems, etc. The solution would be to re-format the hard disk and reload Windows. However, I have to own up that I have never done that myself!

Hi Pete,

You are right. It is becoming a problem. My computer is 8 years old, and it has significantly slowed down in the past 6 months. And it keeps freezing too.

I can't re-load Windows because I don't have the disk.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 01:24:49 am
Andrew,

Meep says that he has bought a flash drive to save the raw images (although others have said it is not large enough). So he should be able to transfer a few pictures at a time onto the hard drive (from the flash drive), edit the pictures, create the web-pages and upload them before transfering the next batch. The finished web-pages could be moved back onto the flash drive. He doesn't need back-ups -his website is his backup.

Peter

Hi Pete,

You are correct. That was exactly my intention all along (mostly).

But I am not saving "raw" images in the flash drive. They are cropped. My flash drive will contain the exact same images that I'll be uploading to Joe's server. In fact, my first batch is done already. They are all cropped and transferred.

I think my flash drive is 32 GB. Is that enough to store approximately 10,000 cropped photos?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 01:45:59 am
Hi folks,

After cleaning it out, here are my updated hard drive numbers:

OS (C:) 24.7 GB free of 136 GB
RECOVERY (D:) 3.59 GB free of 9.76 GB

It looks like I gained 1.3 GB by deleting files.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 29, 2015, 02:24:20 am
Computers do slow down with age due to all sorts of things; start-up programs, unwanted background programs, hard disk fragmention, memory (RAM) problems, etc. The solution would be to re-format the hard disk and reload Windows. However, I have to own up that I have never done that myself!

Hi Pete,

You are right. It is becoming a problem. My computer is 8 years old, and it has significantly slowed down in the past 6 months. And it keeps freezing too.

I can't re-load Windows because I don't have the disk.

Meepzorp

Windows Vista is space hog that gets worse with age. One problem is it accumulates temporary files forever. Here is the Microsoft recommendation to reduce these:

Cleanup 1
Remove all temporary files from your computer. To do this, follow these steps:
1.       Click on start search box.
2.       Type %temp% and press Enter.
3.       Delete all the files in the temp folder.
Note: Leave the files which refuse to delete.

Cleanup 2
Delete any temporary files that may be left over from CD and DVD burning. Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder
And delete the files.

Cleanup 3
Run Disk Cleanup from the location (Start) > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools.

Cleanup 4
If you don't use Hibernation you can save space in hard drive space as the amount of RAM that is installed by turning it off. In a Run window, type powercfg.exe -h off (note the two spaces) and press Enter.

Cleanup 5
A fix not mentioned by Microsoft is to go to the control panel, programs, and Uninstall programs that don't look like Microsoft or system programs, and which you don't knowingly use. Be careful - you can test if its safe to remove a program on http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/. If you do uninstalls, it may leave temp files so consider doing it before 1 and 3 above.

If these don't help, the problem may lie with very large dll files from previous versions of software. Users report these potentially taking 20 gigabytes or more (Vista taking 35 gig rather than 15 gig) and it may be much worse with your older machine. The only way to deal with this is to reinstall windows, which you can't do as you don't have the disks. But you can buy, on eBay, Vista original disks with product key for less than $50. And if you have the windows product key - it may be on a sticker on the machine - you can buy a repair and reinstall disk for less than $10. Or you can upgrade to Windows 10 for $119. Your PC probably has enough capacity to run 10 - it actually requires less than Windows 7. Be aware that bug and security support for Vista stops in 2017 so I think you are going to need a new operating system or PC eventually.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 02:49:39 am
Hi folks,

I downloaded htmlkit (the free one).

Do I need the "tool" version (the one you must pay for) in order to see my website before uploading it?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 29, 2015, 02:54:48 am
Hi folks,

I downloaded htmlkit (the free one).

Do I need the "tool" version (the one you must pay for) in order to see my website before uploading it?

Meepzorp

No. The free version has all you need. When you open a file containing html code there's two tabs. In one tab you edit. Switch to the other tab to see the results. Go back to the first tab to edit and correct errors. The paid-for version is just a later release with more bells and whistles. Free is fine.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 02:57:53 am
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for all of that information about Windows Vista. I never knew that.

Something is eating up an awful lot of my hard drive space, but I don't know what. I should have substantially more free GB, but I don't. There is really nothing on my hard drive. I should have about 10 times that amount of free GB.

There are no films or videos at all on it. And the photos are only taking up about 1.5 GB.

My sister may still have the Windows installation disk. But, knowing her, she probably doesn't know where it is. Hypothetically speaking, let's say she finds it. Re-installing it may solve many of these problems? Will it wipe out all files, including ones I'd like to keep?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 29, 2015, 03:05:32 am
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for all of that information about Windows Vista. I never knew that.

Something is eating up an awful lot of my hard drive space, but I don't know what. I should have substantially more free GB, but I don't. There is really nothing on my hard drive. I should have about 10 times that amount of free GB.

There are no films or videos at all on it. And the photos are only taking up about 1.5 GB.

My sister may still have the Windows installation disk. But, knowing her, she probably doesn't know where it is. Hypothetically speaking, let's say she finds it. Re-installing it may solve many of these problems? Will it wipe out all files, including ones I'd like to keep?

Meepzorp

It will probably wipe your file (there may be an option to keep files during reinstall but I wouldn't rely on it and it may be better NOT to choose "keep files" given you are trying to eliminate unnecessary files). But you can save your files in a USB drive before reinstalling. And it should dramatically improve performance. One warning however - when you reinstall from the original disk, the PC is then going to have to download and install a decade worth of security upgrades. That's going to take a long time. It might take a solid week work. I'd probably try the recommended easy cleanup steps first though.

I'm not recommending you do this reinstallation. I'm just providing information about what Microsoft says are fixes to your problems. My recommendation is buy a brand new PC. Or even a Chromebook (better performance at lower cost) if you've an excellent internet connection. Otherwise a PC as you can store data locally and make use of more freebie programs.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 29, 2015, 04:57:33 am
Hi folks,

In the past 10 days or so, I studied the code for one of Pete's pages. That was the page I had decided to use for my website template. I knew exactly what to delete and where to delete it. Prior to that, I had studied html, using the link Andrew provided.

When I saved the code to my hard drive and opened it in Notepad, I got thrown a massive curve. There was about 10 times the amount of code. There were thousands of extra symbols in the code (span, etc.) that weren't in the code on Pete's page (from "view source'). The amount of code literally exploded by about ten-fold. That threw me for a loop. It took me about 30 minutes just to delete the code for the dropdown menu.

Something that should have been easy turned into a major project.

Meepzorp

I really don't know where that extra code could have come from. Are you sure you actually saved the edited page? Did you re-open the same file? Easy mistakes to make.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 29, 2015, 05:11:59 am

I am sorry to say Meepzorp but I think that your computer is severely underpowered, especially for what you are trying to use it for. I don't think that it has the capacity to even store all your photographs. From what I can see you only have a maximum of around 33 GB of free space and that I'm afraid is nothing at all these days.

Regards

Alex
So he should easily be able to create a large number of web-pages on his hard disk and after they are up-loaded, move them to his flash drive as well.

Hi Pete,

Thanks for suggesting that. I didn't know I could do that. Maybe I'll do it.

Can I store them on the same flash drive the photos will be on? I think it is a 32GB flash drive.

But I don't know if I was going to keep all of the website pages anyway. As you and others pointed out, you really only need one page (or a few) that you keep customizing. Once I upload it, I can change it for my next page, right? It doesn't have to be on my hard drive once it is on Joe's server, right?

I really only need 1 or 2 or 3 website pages on my hard drive at any one given time, right?

Meepzorp

You can use the flash drive just as you use the hard disk. It can store any type of file. Open Windows Explorer - you should see the hard drives C and D. The flash drive as probably E.

My memories of Windows XP and Vista are a bit hazy, but I think you should be able to create and edit files directly on the flash drive.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 05:15:15 am
Hi folks,

In the past 10 days or so, I studied the code for one of Pete's pages. That was the page I had decided to use for my website template. I knew exactly what to delete and where to delete it. Prior to that, I had studied html, using the link Andrew provided.

When I saved the code to my hard drive and opened it in Notepad, I got thrown a massive curve. There was about 10 times the amount of code. There were thousands of extra symbols in the code (span, etc.) that weren't in the code on Pete's page (from "view source'). The amount of code literally exploded by about ten-fold. That threw me for a loop. It took me about 30 minutes just to delete the code for the dropdown menu.

Something that should have been easy turned into a major project.

Meepzorp

I really don't know where that extra code could have come from. Are you sure you actually saved the edited page? Did you re-open the same file? Easy mistakes to make.

Hi Pete,

Yes, I opened the correct file.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 29, 2015, 05:24:32 am

Hi Pete,

You are right. It is becoming a problem. My computer is 8 years old, and it has significantly slowed down in the past 6 months. And it keeps freezing too.

I can't re-load Windows because I don't have the disk.

Meepzorp

I think the 'installation disk' is probably the D drive and could be used as such. I'm not going to recomend you do so. Your best bet would be to get hold of a Windows XP (not Vista) and completely re-install as Andrew suggested. That way you would get rid of many of the problems that have been flagged up.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 05:28:35 am
Hi Andrew,

I did steps #1 and #2 in cleanup #1.

There are several temp files on my hard drive. They are all empty except for one. That one is 320 K.

There are also 2 files labeled "BCD-templates" (or similar). They appear to be Microsoft files. I won't touch those.

There are a few files under those that also appear to be Microsoft files. I won't touch those either.

I didn't delete any temp files.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 29, 2015, 05:55:48 am

But I am not saving "raw" images in the flash drive. They are cropped. My flash drive will contain the exact same images that I'll be uploading to Joe's server. In fact, my first batch is done already. They are all cropped and transferred.

I think my flash drive is 32 GB. Is that enough to store approximately 10,000 cropped photos?

Meepzorp

That's good thinking. Cropped images will be much, much smaller than the raw images.

I want to point you to the IMG tag which displays your pictures. For example: < IMG src="e0110.jpg" width="500" height="250" > In this instance the image will be diplayed at a size of 500 x 250 pixels, regardless of the actual size of the picture. You can have any size you want but once you have decided on a standard size, you should re-size your cropped pictures to match that size. The reason is that pictures that are larger than needed will slow down your web-site and of course take up much more room on your flash drive (although you might want to keep copies of un-re-sized pictures).

I thought I should say that before you got to your 10,000th web-page!

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 29, 2015, 07:29:36 am

Hi Pete,

You are right. It is becoming a problem. My computer is 8 years old, and it has significantly slowed down in the past 6 months. And it keeps freezing too.

I can't re-load Windows because I don't have the disk.

Meepzorp

I think the 'installation disk' is probably the D drive and could be used as such. I'm not going to recomend you do so. Your best bet would be to get hold of a Windows XP (not Vista) and completely re-install as Andrew suggested. That way you would get rid of many of the problems that have been flagged up.

I'm supportive. Vista is possibly the crappiest OS ever, and your current experiences prove it. In the last 40 years the only truly great MS operating systems were MS-DOS6, Windows 3.1, Windows XP, and probably (based on feedback to date). Windows 10. Either of the latter two would suit: If you get XP it should be cheap and you'll need good virus/firewall protection from a different source.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2015, 07:49:30 am
Hi folks,

Using htmlkit, I created (from scratch, but using Pete's code as a template) a test home page for my website. It came out nice. And it was very easy, and fast too. I saved it to my hard drive.

Using Filezilla, I kept trying to upload it to Joe's server, but it wouldn't work. Using "Qiukconnect", I connected to Joe's server with no problem.

My computer stored my test home page in my "recent" folder on my hard drive. But, for some reason, when I was in Filezilla, it wasn't there. It wasn't listing it as a file. Every time I clicked on my "recent" folder, I would get dis-connected form Joe's server. And I'd get a message stating "connection aborted".

On the bottom half of the Filezilla screen, left side (my local computer), there are no files listed in my "recent" folder. It is an empty folder. But my hard drive's "recent" folder contains numerous files. Files that are on my hard drive are not being listed in Filezilla. According to Filezilla, these files don't exist. But they do exist.

Does anyone know what the problem is? Why is Filezilla indicating to me that files don't exist when they do exist?

And why do I keep getting dis-connected from Joe's server every time I click on my "recent" folder?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 29, 2015, 08:08:00 am
Good you are making progress.

"Recent" is not an actual folder - it is just pointing you to the real folders that contain your most recent work. It's best to create a new folder (if you haven't already done so) and save everything there. For existing files do a 'saveas' and select the new folder.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 10:04:51 am
Hi folks,

I have another question.

I am going to be uploading approximately 2,000 web pages to Joe's server. Obviously, when a visitor visits my website, I want him to see the home page first. How does Joe's server know which page is my home page? In other words, out of the 2,000 web pages I'll be uploading, how will Joe's server know to display that page first and not one of the other 1,999 web pages?

Or am I  mis-understanding something here?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 10:18:07 am
"Recent" is not an actual folder - it is just pointing you to the real folders that contain your most recent work. It's best to create a new folder (if you haven't already done so) and save everything there. For existing files do a 'save as' and select the new folder.

Hi Pete,

I assume that you mean to create a new folder in my hard drive. When I save the file from htmlkit, how do I get it into that new folder I just created? When I saved my test home page, htmlkit simply placed it in my "recent" folder. I didn't direct it to do so.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 10:38:33 am
Hi folks,

I just noticed something.

The code I created in Notepad (which I deconstructed from Pete's code) went to both my "recent" folder and my "downloads" folder on my hard drive. But the code I created using htmlkit (which I constructed from scratch) only went to my "recent" folder on my hard drive, and not to my "downloads" folder. Why is that?

How do I get my htmlkit saved files to go into my "downloads" folder?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 11:03:56 am
Hi folks,

I think I figured out how to move files in my hard drive.

First, I created a new folder in my hard drive, as Pete advised. I searched the file, which took me to the "recent" folder. I clicked on the file, and it appeared in the area below. I then clicked on "organize" and "copy". I went to the folder I just created and clicked on "paste". I think it worked.

Now that the file is in my folder, I'll try Filezilla again to see if I can upload the test home page to Joe's server.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 11:32:07 am
Hi folks,

I tried to upload it again. I don't know if it worked.

Several things happened. I successfully connected to Joe's server. But, in the top area of Filezilla, I got a message stating "Insecure server, it does not support FTP over TLS". However, the connection stayed intact.

I dragged the file (my test home page) from bottom left to bottom right. It appeared in bottom right.

In the area below, it states "successful transfers (1)". I assume this means that my file (my test home page) was successfully transferred to Joe's server.

However, 2 strange things happened:

First, I got dis-connected from Joe's server again. And I got that "connection aborted" message again.

Second, I clicked on my website link in my Forum profile. And my test home page isn't there. Nothing changed.

I don't understand this because the transfer was successful.

What happened?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 11:34:51 am
Hi folks,

I have another question.

I am going to be uploading approximately 2,000 web pages to Joe's server. Obviously, when a visitor visits my website, I want him to see the home page first. How does Joe's server know which page is my home page? In other words, out of the 2,000 web pages I'll be uploading, how will Joe's server know to display that page first and not one of the other 1,999 web pages?

Or am I  mis-understanding something here?

Meepzorp

Your home page file should be called index.htm
Alternatively you can give it the same name as the website -plus .htm of course.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on October 30, 2015, 11:37:08 am
Meep,
When I click on your website link, I am directed to a vanilla webpage with the word "test" in the top left corner. It has appeared that way for a couple of days now. Is that the test page that you've been trying to upload?


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 11:43:44 am
Hi folks,

I have another question.

I am going to be uploading approximately 2,000 web pages to Joe's server. Obviously, when a visitor visits my website, I want him to see the home page first. How does Joe's server know which page is my home page? In other words, out of the 2,000 web pages I'll be uploading, how will Joe's server know to display that page first and not one of the other 1,999 web pages?

Or am I  mis-understanding something here?

Meepzorp

Your home page file should be called index.htm
Alternatively you can give it the same name as the website -plus .htm of course.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I didn't know that.

Maybe that's why nothing changed in my website.

What do I do now? How do I remove it from Joe's server, re-name it, and then re-transfer it again?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 11:45:06 am
Meep,
When I click on your website link, I am directed to a vanilla webpage with the word "test" in the top left corner. It has appeared that way for a couple of days now. Is that the test page that you've been trying to upload?

Hi Cara,

No, that is not the test page I was trying to upload. That is the page Joe's webmaster placed there.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 11:50:31 am
Hi folks,

I have another question.

I am going to be uploading approximately 2,000 web pages to Joe's server. Obviously, when a visitor visits my website, I want him to see the home page first. How does Joe's server know which page is my home page? In other words, out of the 2,000 web pages I'll be uploading, how will Joe's server know to display that page first and not one of the other 1,999 web pages?

Or am I  mis-understanding something here?

Meepzorp

Your home page file should be called index.htm
Alternatively you can give it the same name as the website -plus .htm of course.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I didn't know that.

Maybe that's why nothing changed in my website.

What do I do now? How do I remove it from Joe's server, re-name it, and then re-transfer it again?

Meepzorp

Yes, just erase it on the server, rename your file and transfer again.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 12:16:15 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 12:33:48 pm
Hi folks,

I just tried something else.

I went back into Filezilla and re-connected to Joe's server. I erased the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there.

I clicked on my website link again. The test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there is still there, after I deleted it. This is getting stranger and stranger,

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 12:41:23 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp

As I said before, "recent" is not an actual folder, just a 'pointer' to the actual folders and files. That is why Filezilla is seeing your file as "index.lnk".

You should have created a folder for all your files on the C drive. Navigate to that folder to create, save, copy and upload (from Filezilla) your files.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 12:44:30 pm
Hi folks,

I just tried something else.

I went back into Filezilla and re-connected to Joe's server. I erased the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there.

I clicked on my website link again. The test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there is still there, after I deleted it. This is getting stranger and stranger,

Meepzorp

Just refresh your browser. I just checked. It's gone.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 12:47:52 pm
Hi folks,

I just tried something else.

I went back into Filezilla and re-connected to Joe's server. I erased the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there.

I clicked on my website link again. The test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there is still there, after I deleted it. This is getting stranger and stranger,

Meepzorp

Just refresh your browser. I just checked. It's gone.

Peter

Hi Pete,

It's not gone. It is still there. At least, it is for me.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 12:55:14 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp

As I said before, "recent" is not an actual folder, just a 'pointer' to the actual folders and files. That is why Filezilla is seeing your file as "index.lnk".

Peter

Hi Pete,

As I explained above, htmlkit is placing my saved files in my "recent" folder. It is not placing it in any other additional folders, as my Notepad was. My Notepad was placing it in 2 folders, my "recent" folder and my "downloads" folder. But htmlkit is placing in only one folder, my "recent" folder.

How can it (the file in my "recent" folder) be "pointing" to an actual folder if that file doesn't exist in another folder? How can it be pointing to something that doesn't exist? I don't understand. I am very confused.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 12:59:47 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp

You should have created a folder for all your files on the C drive. Navigate to that folder to create, save, copy and upload (from Filezilla) your files.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I don't know what this means. You lost me. I can't tell you how confused I am right now.

I did create a folder on my hard drive. And I transferred my htmlkit files from my "recent" folder to that folder before trying to upload in Filezilla.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 01:09:22 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp

As I said before, "recent" is not an actual folder, just a 'pointer' to the actual folders and files. That is why Filezilla is seeing your file as "index.lnk".

Peter

Hi Pete,

As I explained above, htmlkit is placing my saved files in my "recent" folder. It is not placing it in any other additional folders, as my Notepad was. My Notepad was placing it in 2 folders, my "recent" folder and my "downloads" folder. But htmlkit is placing in only one folder, my "recent" folder.

How can it (the file in my "recent" folder) be "pointing" to an actual folder if that file doesn't exist in another folder? How can it be pointing to something that doesn't exist? I don't understand. I am very confused.

Meepzorp

YOU decide where a file goes, not Htmlkit, Notepad or any other program. When you save a file, navigate to the folder you want to save it in. When you open a file or upload it navigate to the correct directory. Forget the "recent" folder.

Don't worry about the 'test' file you erased. When you manage to upload your home page, that is all you will see.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 01:26:18 pm
Hi folks,

I erased my file from Joe's server.

I went into htmlkit and changed the name of the file to index.htm. I went into my hard drive and moved the file from the "recent" folder to the folder I created. I went back to Filezilla, connected to Joe's server, and dragged the index file to the right. It stated "successful transfer". It is on Joe's server.

I clicked on my website link in Forum, and it is still not working. My test home page still isn't there.

I don't know what is wrong.

I noticed one thing though. In htmlkit, I named the file "index.htm". But, in Filezilla, the file is named "index.lnk". I don't know why.

Meepzorp

As I said before, "recent" is not an actual folder, just a 'pointer' to the actual folders and files. That is why Filezilla is seeing your file as "index.lnk".

Peter

Hi Pete,

As I explained above, htmlkit is placing my saved files in my "recent" folder. It is not placing it in any other additional folders, as my Notepad was. My Notepad was placing it in 2 folders, my "recent" folder and my "downloads" folder. But htmlkit is placing in only one folder, my "recent" folder.

How can it (the file in my "recent" folder) be "pointing" to an actual folder if that file doesn't exist in another folder? How can it be pointing to something that doesn't exist? I don't understand. I am very confused.

Meepzorp

YOU decide where a file goes, not Htmlkit, Notepad or any other program. When you save a file, navigate to the folder you want to save it in. When you open a file or upload it navigate to the correct directory. Forget the "recent" folder.

Don't worry about the 'test' file you erased. When you manage to upload your home page, that is all you will see.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I didn't know that.

I went back into htmlkit. I saved the file directly to the folder I created. But it saved the file the same way. When I went back into Filezilla, the file is still listed as index.lnk, not index.htm.

What am I doing wrong?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 01:50:51 pm
Hi folks,

I went back into htmlkit again. I tried again. I repeated what I did before. This time, it worked. I don't understand it because I did the exact same thing.

It saved the file as index.htm, and it saved it to the folder I created on my hard drive.

I went into Filezilla. It was listed there as index.htm. I dragged it over to the right. The transfer was successful.

But, for some reason, my test home page still isn't there. It is still not working.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 30, 2015, 02:18:47 pm
Hi folks,

I went back into htmlkit again. I tried again. I repeated what I did before. This time, it worked. I don't understand it because I did the exact same thing.

It saved the file as index.htm, and it saved it to the folder I created on my hard drive.

I went into Filezilla. It was listed there as index.htm. I dragged it over to the right. The transfer was successful.

But, for some reason, my test home page still isn't there. It is still not working.

Meepzorp

It's there!  +++

You just need click the refresh button on your browser.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on October 30, 2015, 02:24:24 pm
Yep.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 30, 2015, 02:30:05 pm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/Meepzorp/

Something is there...


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on October 30, 2015, 02:42:54 pm
  +++  Well done, Meep!! You're on your way now. :laugh:


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 30, 2015, 02:51:18 pm
Awesome!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:07:48 pm
Hi folks,

I went back into htmlkit again. I tried again. I repeated what I did before. This time, it worked. I don't understand it because I did the exact same thing.

It saved the file as index.htm, and it saved it to the folder I created on my hard drive.

I went into Filezilla. It was listed there as index.htm. I dragged it over to the right. The transfer was successful.

But, for some reason, my test home page still isn't there. It is still not working.

Meepzorp

It's there!  +++

You just need click the refresh button on your browser.

Peter

Hi Pete and folks,

I did click the refresh button on my browser. In fact, I clicked it numerous times. It still wasn't there.

I waited quite a while (maybe 20-30 minutes or so), clicked the refresh button a few more times, and it still wasn't there.

I just checked it now (a few hours later). Now, it is there. It appears to be working.

Apparently, I  must wait for it to appear. Is there some sort of delay between the point where I upload and the point where it actually appears? If yes, what is that delay?

Is that delay variable for different members? The reason I am asking is that I got this impression. Earlier, when I deleted the test file that Joe's webmaster had placed there, other members (including Pete) were seeing it as being gone long before I was. For me, I was still seeing the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there long after I deleted it and uploaded my own test page. Other members were seeing the changes I made long before I was, despite the fact that I clicked the refresh button numerous times. That's why I am asking if there is a variable delay.

I assume that I must deal with this delay every time I upload a page? If true, how can I check for errors?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:19:32 pm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/Meepzorp/

Something is there...

Hi Joe,

Yes, I see it now. Apparently, as I explained above, there is some sort of delay. And that delay appears to be rather long. As I explained above, I waited approximately 20-30 minutes and clicked my refresh button numerous times. And it still wasn't there.

And that delay appears to be variable because other members were seeing it long before I was, despite the fact that I clicked my refresh button numerous times for about 20-30 minutes.

But it is there now. And that "something" is my test page that I created. So, it appears to be working.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:20:16 pm
  +++  Well done, Meep!! You're on your way now. :laugh:

Hi Cara,

Thank you. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:20:56 pm
Awesome!

Hi Nick,

Thank you. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:27:05 pm
Hi folks,

I'd like to thank everyone for helping me through this phase (or "leg") of my journey. I really appreciate all of the advice. I couldn't have done it without your help.

Believe it or not, writing the actual html code was the easy part. It literally took me less than 20 minutes to write the code (from scratch) for that entire test web home page.

The hard part was trying to figure out how to save it properly (in the proper hard drive folder) and then upload it. That took me 4 hours.

Now, I need to figure out how to upload photos and links.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2015, 09:58:48 pm
Hi folks,

I just noticed something. Maybe there isn't a delay after all.

When I uploaded the website file to Joe's server earlier today (several hours ago), my computer was under my niece as user (because she is the "primary user" or "admin" for this computer).

When I just checked a few minutes ago to see if my test home page uploaded, the computer was under me. It appeared to be working.

I just switched users. I am now under my niece again. I just checked my website. I am still seeing the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there. My page that I uploaded isn't there.

What is going on? Why can I see it when the computer is under me but not when the computer is under my niece?

By the way, I explained above (in earlier posts in this thread) why I had to go under my niece to do all of this. My computer will let me access certain hard drive functions only if the computer is under her. If it is under me, it won't let me perform certain functions - I assume because I am listed as a "secondary user".

This is very strange.

Can anyone explain this?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 12:04:31 am
Hi folks,

I added some "bells and whistles" (links, etc.) to my website. Feel free to test them out. Let me know what you think.

I haven't added any photos yet.

How do I obtain the file name (including jpeg) of my photos so that I can add it to the code?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 31, 2015, 03:38:31 am
When I just checked a few minutes ago to see if my test home page uploaded, the computer was under me. It appeared to be working.

I just switched users. I am now under my niece again. I just checked my website. I am still seeing the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there. My page that I uploaded isn't there.

What is going on?

Did you Refresh the page? The old Forum page might cached. Each account will have its own browser settings and caches.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 04:12:00 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 04:13:40 am
When I just checked a few minutes ago to see if my test home page uploaded, the computer was under me. It appeared to be working.

I just switched users. I am now under my niece again. I just checked my website. I am still seeing the test page that Joe's webmaster had placed there. My page that I uploaded isn't there.

What is going on?

Did you Refresh the page? The old Forum page might cached. Each account will have its own browser settings and caches.

Hi Andrew,

Yes, I refreshed the page numerous times.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 31, 2015, 04:50:55 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp

Yep. Size and link and logic and way you show flips all work perfectly.

Even though you're limited for the moment in camera quality (until you get a better one), you could easily enhance the photos you have using Photofiltre (free version) - the autoadjust settings in Photofiltre wil make everything much clearer.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 31, 2015, 05:26:11 am
Meepzorp,

That's looking good!

Why don't you just work under your niece's account? The computer won't know the difference and would save you a deal of confusion.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 31, 2015, 06:49:45 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp

It looks great.  I didn't think it would, but it does!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on October 31, 2015, 06:58:32 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp,

Your coin picture looks very dark on my monitor. This is just an observation, I don't know of course how your coin appears on anyone else's equipment, but I do not have any problems with other peoples' uploads. Having said that, perhaps it is just because the coin you have chosen is a particularly dark colour which is difficult to photograph - I have several of those myself which I have never uploaded simply because I have not been able to successfully photograph them.  :)

Alex


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 31, 2015, 07:07:44 am
Holding down the control button when you refresh should override the cache.

Maybe he changed it already but the coin is not too dark on my monitor.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 07:49:50 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp

Yep. Size and link and logic and way you show flips all work perfectly.

Even though you're limited for the moment in camera quality (until you get a better one), you could easily enhance the photos you have using Photofiltre (free version) - the autoadjust settings in Photofiltre wil make everything much clearer.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the advice. But I don't want to add any more complexity to all of this. The way it is right now, it is probably going to take me several months (or a year or more) to complete this project. I don't want to add any more steps. The photos are "good enough" for me.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 07:51:13 am
Meepzorp,

Why don't you just work under your niece's account? The computer won't know the difference and would save you a deal of confusion.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I can't access my website via Forum when I am under my niece.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 07:54:06 am
Hi folks,

I added photos to my first web page. I think that page is done.

I made the photos 500 x 500. Is that okay?

Let me know what you think.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp,

Your coin picture looks very dark on my monitor. This is just an observation, I don't know of course how your coin appears on anyone else's equipment, but I do not have any problems with other peoples' uploads. Having said that, perhaps it is just because the coin you have chosen is a particularly dark colour which is difficult to photograph - I have several of those myself which I have never uploaded simply because I have not been able to successfully photograph them.  :)

Alex

Hi Alex,

When I took the photos with my iPhone 4, they looked very dark. In fact, I got scared because they were so dark. But, when I transferred them to my computer, they lightened up automatically (all by themselves). And I think they look fine. Maybe it is your monitor or equipment.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 07:56:54 am

Maybe he changed it already but the coin is not too dark on my monitor.

Hi Joe,

No, I never changed it. What you see now are the photos I originally uploaded.

Thanks for the confirmation (that they aren't too dark on your monitor). It must be Alex's equipment.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 31, 2015, 07:59:05 am

Maybe he changed it already but the coin is not too dark on my monitor.

Hi Joe,

No, I never changed it. What you see now are the photos I originally uploaded.

Thanks for the confirmation (that they aren't too dark on your monitor). It must be Alex's equipment.

Meepzorp

It's dark for me too, on both phone and monitor. Just try the Photofiltre PC app, see if it makes your photos better. Google it. You only need to open the pic, press the autoimprove buttons, and close it. You are better getting this checked now when you are right at the start of your project.

I should add that the auto correct buttons in photofiltre don't lighten the pics, but increase the contrast in lightness and in colour so there's more definition at the same overall light levels.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 07:59:30 am
Holding down the control button when you refresh should override the cache.


Hi Joe,

Thanks for the advice. I'll try that the next time I'm under my niece in Forum. Right now, I'm under me.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 08:04:10 am
Hi folks,

Why are my photos perfectly fine for some members but too dark for other members?

They looked perfectly fine to me, and Joe stated that they weren't too dark for him. But Alex and Andrew are seeing them as too dark.

What can explain this?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 31, 2015, 08:07:52 am
Every computer, operating system, browser, monitor, and every minor variation of each of them displays differently. Every webmaster has to live with this.  You probably do want your photos to be a bit brighter than the one posted.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 31, 2015, 08:08:12 am
Hi folks,

Why are my photos perfectly fine for some members but too dark for other members?

They looked perfectly fine to me, and Joe stated that they weren't too dark for him. But Alex and Andrew are seeing them as too dark.

What can explain this?

Meepzorp

You are using a desktop monitor that's plugged into the wall and can make things bright as the sun. Most people most of the time nowadays are unplugged on phones or laptops. It's pretty rare these days for people to use desktop computers,


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 08:14:32 am
Hi folks,

Why are my photos perfectly fine for some members but too dark for other members?

They looked perfectly fine to me, and Joe stated that they weren't too dark for him. But Alex and Andrew are seeing them as too dark.

What can explain this?

Meepzorp

You are using a desktop monitor that's plugged into the wall and can make things bright as the sun. Most people most of the time nowadays are unplugged on phones or laptops. It's pretty rare these days for people to use desktop computers,

Hi Andrew,

Correction:

My computer isn't a desktop. It's a Dell laptop computer, model Inspiron 1525.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 08:30:10 am
Holding down the control button when you refresh should override the cache.


Hi Joe,

I am under my niece's account now. I just tried that. It didn't work.

I am still getting the test page that your webmaster uploaded.

For some reason, I can't see my website when I'm under my niece's account. When I'm under my account, I can see it.

This is very strange.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 31, 2015, 08:35:33 am
Not strange.  Your computer has saved a copy of the page as it once was and displays it instead of the current page. It is a browser setting intended to speed up page loading. The old page is saved in your niece's cache. Change her cache size to zero and it will not save pages and will show the current page. Holding control and clicking refresh should refresh the cache.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2015, 09:19:52 am
Change her cache size to zero and it will not save pages and will show the current page.

Hi Joe,

I don't know how to do that. How do I do it?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on October 31, 2015, 09:24:04 am
Hi folks,

Why are my photos perfectly fine for some members but too dark for other members?

They looked perfectly fine to me, and Joe stated that they weren't too dark for him. But Alex and Andrew are seeing them as too dark.

What can explain this?

Meepzorp

Your first uploaded coin looked fine but the next two do appear too dark.  I agree with Andrew.  It is a very simple fix that you should adjust for now at the initial stages.  I would lighten them in a program too, but that is just my opinion. The photos are clear, as in well focused, just too dark.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on October 31, 2015, 09:39:26 am
Meep,

I think your elegant website design looks and functions great!  I have just two complaints: (1) the darkness of the coin photos (as seen on my smartphone), and (2) the textured photo background, which I find a bit distracting (perhaps because I see more detail in the background than the actual coins due to the lighting).  Your photos look sharp - I think brightness/lighting is the main issue.  If for time management reasons you don't want to deal with post-production processing of the photos, then I recommend you buy a small but powerful, gooseneck photography light, which will allow you to direct strong light at the coins at angles that will maximize contrast and visibility. I think that will greatly improve the photos at a cost of maybe $40. On the other hand, the post production program tbat Andrew recommeded  is free!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on October 31, 2015, 09:48:55 am
I timed how long it took me to open a picture in Photofiltre, auto-correct both brightness-contrast and colour-contrast, save the photo, and close Photofiltre. Slightly over 7 seconds, clearly less than 8 seconds. Just to kill the idea that photo-processing is going to add much time to the project. You could adjust all 4000 photos (obverses and reverses) in one 8 hour day at that rate. I suspect we'll spend more time discussing whether to post-process than just doing it.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on October 31, 2015, 10:12:50 am
More feedback: The photos are very dark also on my Dell PC with windows 7 and on my iPad2.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on October 31, 2015, 11:51:17 am
Meepzorp,

Yes, pictures are very dark on my desk-top and tablet. I often find that pictures that look fine on my computer donít always look the same on the web-page. Iím not sure why.

Yes, there are many programs that can adjust and correct pictures, but you canít beat making them right in the first place.

Dark coins are always difficult to photograph. Try using a mid-grey plain background. Also, to avoid the shadow of the coin merging with the coin itself, try placing the coin on a small object to lift it above the background. Try using a supplementary light as described above. There is plenty of advice on Forum.

You have correctly written the code to give a 500x500 pixel display. The pictures themselves can be any size and the web-page will make them fit the 500x500 box. However, if the height and width of the picture itself are different (you have one 460x420 for example) then the image will be stretched unequally on the web-page and you will end up with oval looking coins. Just make the picture height and width the same, say in this case 420x420.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on October 31, 2015, 06:38:09 pm
How to set the cache size to zero depends on what browser you are using.  I don't even remember how to change them, but the settings on our browser undoubtedly have a menu. Explore the browser settings menu and you will figure it out. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on October 31, 2015, 06:39:44 pm
They are dark for me too and I also find the background distracting.  A simple solid color or white background would be best.  The bigger this gets the more tedious it is going to be to find a coin, especially if you don't know the reference.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on November 01, 2015, 01:49:14 am
This kind of navigation is fine if you're looking for something in particular but maybe you should have a button "display all coins in this category" (or similar). It's a bit tedious clicking through all the categories. Some auctions do this and I usually don't bother.

For me and I think most casual visitors, the links like "SNG ANS 639" are not particularly useful. If you say you have a whole lot of coins, this may be a very time-consuming way of displaying them, both for you and for visitors.
Maybe you could just have a page on coins from Arpi? The pictures of the tags with the description could be smaller and frankly, the additional pictures of the tags:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_1.htm

are a waste of space and bandwidth.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 01, 2015, 03:46:27 am
This kind of navigation is fine if you're looking for something in particular but maybe you should have a button "display all coins in this category" (or similar). It's a bit tedious clicking through all the categories. Some auctions do this and I usually don't bother.

For me and I think most casual visitors, the links like "SNG ANS 639" are not particularly useful. If you say you have a whole lot of coins, this may be a very time-consuming way of displaying them, both for you and for visitors.
Maybe you could just have a page on coins from Arpi? The pictures of the tags with the description could be smaller and frankly, the additional pictures of the tags:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_1.htm

are a waste of space and bandwidth.

Well I agree that all Arpi (and similar situations) should just be a single page, which can be modified when new coins are acquired.

I don't agree at all about the tags. I think this is revolutionary - it'll be the first collection in history to display the handwritten collectors notes (which might at time include symbols or diagrams) as well as the provenance on the same page. This is going to become the model many collectors will wish to follow. No doubt there'll be some more elegant display solutions over time, but this is groundbreaking. RBW who published all his provenance data in his sale catalogues had marvelous tags and handwritten envelopes. All those from NAC61 and NAC63 are now with me for eventual distribution to collectors. But if he had had Meepzorps web display, the collectors would already have all that extra information.

So I think displaying the tags is terrific. But one coin per page is going to be difficult to navigate for some series (albeit easy for others, for example my series has a standard catalogue with consecutive numbering). And different display options should be tested. For example to display pics horizontally, just omit the line break at the end of each image. That way you could have the coin both sides on top and the tags below.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on November 01, 2015, 05:58:54 am
Hi Meepzorp,

I agree with Areich in that the pictures of the tags are much too large. I would make the images smaller, crop out the unnecessary background and perhaps arrange the tags in a line of four below the coins. I do not want to sound harsh but the arrangement, as it stands just now, is not aesthetically pleasing, though I accept that that won't matter much to many people.

Alex


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on November 01, 2015, 06:33:05 am
But what do the additional tag pictures add? It's ex Kirk Davis, so what? It will just clutter up the web page, when the text 'ex Kirk Davis' would suffice. What would be interesting for a page visitor is the picture of the coin and the info. We all know why the tags are pictured, because Meepzorp doesn't want to type out all that text after just having written the new tags. Not ideal but his decision and understandable.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 06:55:10 am
How to set the cache size to zero depends on what browser you are using.  I don't even remember how to change them, but the settings on our browser undoubtedly have a menu. Explore the browser settings menu and you will figure it out. 

Hi Joe,

I looked into how to change the cache size for Google Chrome. Apparently, it is not possible to change it. There is a very long and complicated process you must go through in order to change it. It may not even work, and it can lead to problems. In forums, people advise against trying to change it.

However, it may not be necessary to change it. I am under my niece's account now, and I just checked my website. I can see it now. It appears to be working. I didn't change anything. The problem seems to have corrected itself. Strange.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:07:07 am
Meep,

I think your elegant website design looks and functions great!  I have just two complaints: (1) the darkness of the coin photos (as seen on my smartphone), and (2) the textured photo background, which I find a bit distracting (perhaps because I see more detail in the background than the actual coins due to the lighting).  Your photos look sharp - I think brightness/lighting is the main issue.  If for time management reasons you don't want to deal with post-production processing of the photos, then I recommend you buy a small but powerful, gooseneck photography light, which will allow you to direct strong light at the coins at angles that will maximize contrast and visibility. I think that will greatly improve the photos at a cost of maybe $40. On the other hand, the post production program tbat Andrew recommeded  is free!

Hi Cara,

What exactly do you recommend? Which is better, incandescent or fluorescent? What wattage for the bulb?

When I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan back in 1989, I had a desk in my bedroom. That desk is now in storage in my cellar. But, at that time, I kept a desktop lamp on my desk. If I remember correctly, it had 2 fluorescent light bulbs in it. I remember it being quite powerful, much more powerful than other fluorescent desktop lamps. I think I still have it, probably in my cellar somewhere. Would that be good to use?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:12:36 am
Meep,

I think your elegant website design looks and functions great!  I have just two complaints: (1) the darkness of the coin photos (as seen on my smartphone), and (2) the textured photo background, which I find a bit distracting (perhaps because I see more detail in the background than the actual coins due to the lighting).  Your photos look sharp - I think brightness/lighting is the main issue.  If for time management reasons you don't want to deal with post-production processing of the photos, then I recommend you buy a small but powerful, gooseneck photography light, which will allow you to direct strong light at the coins at angles that will maximize contrast and visibility. I think that will greatly improve the photos at a cost of maybe $40. On the other hand, the post production program tbat Andrew recommeded  is free!

Hi Cara,

I take my coin photos on my kitchen table. I use a very light blue (almost white) towel under my coins when taking photos. I like it because it is flexible. I can tilt the coin at an angle to take better photos. That way, I am not blocking out the secondary light from above. My primary light source is sunlight from a window.

If I use something hard (and inflexible) under the coin, I will be forced to hold the iPhone directly over the coin, thus blocking out the secondary light form above.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:15:13 am
I also find the background distracting.  A simple solid color or white background would be best.

Hi Jay,

See explanation above.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:22:56 am
This kind of navigation is fine if you're looking for something in particular but maybe you should have a button "display all coins in this category" (or similar). It's a bit tedious clicking through all the categories. Some auctions do this and I usually don't bother.

For me and I think most casual visitors, the links like "SNG ANS 639" are not particularly useful. If you say you have a whole lot of coins, this may be a very time-consuming way of displaying them, both for you and for visitors.
Maybe you could just have a page on coins from Arpi? The pictures of the tags with the description could be smaller and frankly, the additional pictures of the tags:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_1.htm

are a waste of space and bandwidth.

Hi areich,

It was actually my original intention to have approximately 10 coins per page. But then I saw Pete's website, and I thought that it would be better to have one coin per page.

There is another advantage to having one coin per page. Let's say that someone is discussing a coin in Forum. And I want to provide a link to a website page so that I can show them my example. In that situation, it would be better to have only one coin per page. Viewers wouldn't have to go looking through 10 coins to find the one I am referring to.

Should I go back to my original plan? What do you and others think? One coin per page or 10-ish coins per page? Let me know.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:27:12 am
The pictures of the tags with the description could be smaller...

Hi areich,

Okay. That's a good idea.

But I am concerned about older viewers whose eyesight isn't what it used to be.

What does everyone think? Should I make the tag photos smaller or not? If smaller, what size? 250 x 250? 200 x 200?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:30:39 am
...and frankly, the additional pictures of the tags:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_1.htm

are a waste of space and bandwidth.

Hi areich,

Both I and Andrew severely disagree with you on this point.

What does everyone else think?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 01, 2015, 07:32:14 am
I rest my coins on a small piece of play dough, raising it up off the back round to give it depth and it can also be used to slightly tilt the coin if needed.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:41:50 am
For example to display pics horizontally, just omit the line break at the end of each image. That way you could have the coin both sides on top and the tags below.

Hi Andrew,

You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally. I don't have a line break after every image. I have a line break after every other image. It's 2 photos per line.

My coins are already displayed with both sides on top and the tags below. Maybe your hardware is displaying the photos differently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:46:07 am
Hi Meepzorp,

I agree with Areich in that the pictures of the tags are much too large. I would make the images smaller, crop out the unnecessary background and perhaps arrange the tags in a line of four below the coins. I do not want to sound harsh but the arrangement, as it stands just now, is not aesthetically pleasing, though I accept that that won't matter much to many people.

Alex

Hi Alex,

I can make the tag photos smaller. That is not a problem.

I already cropped out the background.

Not all of my coins have 4 tags. Some have 2 or 3 or 5.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 07:50:09 am
But what do the additional tag pictures add? It's ex Kirk Davis, so what? It will just clutter up the web page, when the text 'ex Kirk Davis' would suffice. What would be interesting for a page visitor is the picture of the coin and the info. We all know why the tags are pictured, because Meepzorp doesn't want to type out all that text after just having written the new tags. Not ideal but his decision and understandable.

Hi areich,

Yes, that and to preserve the "pedigree" in the photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 01, 2015, 09:03:49 am
There is a charm and authenticity in presenting written tags. It demonstrates that the information was personally researched by the collector - it's not just a cut and paste from a quite likely incorrectly catalogued variety on a acsearch. It's proof Meepzorp checked himself. And whilst "ex Kirk Davis" may not sound interesting, there'll be coins with more unusual citations perhaps as published examples. As for search, I agree a few descriptive words in the link to the page will help get you to the coin. But then it's over to Meep. We want to know what Meep made of the coin, and that's the charm of the tags.. This isn't a replacement for acsearch. This is a demonstration of coin collecting in action. Personally I think its a bit killjoy to want searchable text in place of the picture. Carried to its extremes we may as well dispense with the coin picture too and substitute a text description. There are more than enough searchable databases out there, acsearch, wildwinds, CNG etc. This is an illustration of a collection, which is a different idea. I illustrated my own collection on my website with a similar but different approach - I show all my coins in their red abafil trays so they can be seen in proper size proportion. Like Meepzorp though, I've very little text, just bare Crawford numbers and one word descriptors for each side. I wish I'd had tags to photograph.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2015, 09:44:35 am
Hi folks,

I went in my cellar to look for that goose neck desktop lamp I mentioned above. I found it. It has two 15 watt fluorescent light bulbs in it. I know that the wattage used by CFL light bulbs is a fraction of that used by incandescent light bulbs, so I assume that something similar is true for the old style fluorescent light bulbs. I don't know exactly how that translates into lumens or brightness compared to incandescent light bulbs.

But I also found something even better, something that belonged to my father. It is similar to the gooseneck photography lamps that Cara was referring to above. It's basically a light bulb with aluminum shielding around it (aluminum in the shape of a funnel). It has a 100 watt incandescent light bulb in it. It is very old, possibly from the 1960s. But it still works. I tested it. No one has used it in years. So, I figured that I'd use it.

The only problem is that it doesn't have a goose neck, a pole, or a tripod. There is only a clamp. That's it. I guess I can clamp it to the light fixture that hangs from the ceiling above my kitchen table.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 01, 2015, 11:23:40 am
The only problem is that it doesn't have a goose neck, a pole, or a tripod. There is only a clamp. That's it. I guess I can clamp it to the light fixture that hangs from the ceiling above my kitchen table.

Meep,
It sounds like a type of work light that I have. You could probably attach it to a broomstick leaning against the table and held in place with chairs or other heavy ballasts.  That would enable you to also adjust the height of the light from the coin snd the angle, which should also eliminate the need to use the textured towel background as a light angle adjusting tool.

As for what bulbs to use: compact fluorescent bulbs seem to rate highly in terms of matching daylight light "temperatures",  but I refuse to use them for safety reasons - they are a serious environmental/ health risk if broken (as in "open the windows and clear the room").  Instead, I use halogen bulbs which aren't quite as good as CFL, but safe.

Before buying specialty bulbs, try whatever you have on hand and see if you get better results than your previous photo attempts.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 01, 2015, 11:33:24 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.

PeteB



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 01, 2015, 12:18:49 pm
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

I wouldn't worry too much about this however. You could just live with the unpredictable layout, until you learn how to use tables (see as usual w3schools) which can get a bit complex.

Re the dark photos, I said one could do a 7-second edit in photofiltre. It took a little longer - 30 seconds - for the coin below (before Right, after Left). But in the same time I lightened the coin and improved its contrast, I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%. For just seconds per coin. And you can also correct the image at the same time. Start doing this now rather than after 1000 coins which you would need to redo! http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/download

Very nice coin by the way!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on November 01, 2015, 12:21:13 pm
Meepzorp has coded correctly and on my large monitor it appears as he says.

What's happening is is that individual browsers try to correct for individual screen sizes. If there is not enough room to display two pictures side by side, they will be displayed vertically.

Meepzorp - You might want to put your pictures in a "Table". That way you pictures will stay in the same position for everyone. Also the page would look better if everything was in the centre, vertically. Using a Table would enable you to centre the pictures.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 01, 2015, 12:53:40 pm
Meep,

Andrew's touch up of your coin demonstrates just what a difference it makes.  I really think you should take the time to do it.  It looks significantly better!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 01, 2015, 01:12:07 pm
PeterD wrote:

"What's happening is is that individual browsers try to correct for individual screen sizes. If there is not enough room to display two pictures side by side, they will be displayed vertically."

I went to my wife's computer which has a WIDE screen, and sure enough, the images are in three horizontal lines!

Still learning.

PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 01, 2015, 09:13:21 pm
Andrew's touch up of your coin demonstrates just what a difference it makes.  I really think you should take the time to do it.  It looks significantly better!

+1


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 02, 2015, 12:05:25 am
Andrew's touch up of your coin demonstrates just what a difference it makes.  I really think you should take the time to do it.  It looks significantly better!
+1

And I'm sure a sophisticated touch-up in a professional tool such as Photoshop would have done even better. But this just used a tiny free app and took seconds to do the touch ups and the stitching. You don't need Photoshop. All you need is something that's
- good enough
- quick and easy
- free


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:26:16 am
...to display the handwritten collectors notes (which might at time include symbols or diagrams) as well as the provenance on the same page.

Hi Andrew,

You must be psychic.

Some of my coins have monograms and other symbols on them. For many of those coins, I drew the monograms/symbols on my tags. And I will be taking photos of those tags and posting them along with the coin photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:37:10 am
Hi folks,

I thought of something else. How do I change the file names of my photos? I may want to do this for 2 reasons:

1) Once my photos are uploaded to Joe's server, I'll be deleting them from my hard drive, because I don't want to clutter it up. Then, I'll be taking more photos and downloading them to my hard drive. I don't know if my computer will assign those new photos the same numbers as the photos I deleted. I don't know how that works. If yes, that will be a problem. When I try to upload them to Joe's server, they will have the same file name (numbers) as the ones I uploaded previously. This will cause all sorts of problems. It may also create confusion in my flash drive.

2) I think it will be easier for me to keep track of my photos (especially after I've uploaded and deleted them) if I give them my own names, something I can recognize.

So, how do I do that?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:40:14 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

I wouldn't worry too much about this however. You could just live with the unpredictable layout, until you learn how to use tables (see as usual w3schools) which can get a bit complex.

Hi Andrew,

I know it can be complex. That's why I didn't want to get into that and open that whole can of worms. I want to keep my website as simple as possible.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:49:19 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

Re the dark photos, I said one could do a 7-second edit in photofiltre. It took a little longer - 30 seconds - for the coin below (before Right, after Left). But in the same time I lightened the coin and improved its contrast, I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%. For just seconds per coin. And you can also correct the image at the same time. Start doing this now rather than after 1000 coins which you would need to redo! http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/download

Very nice coin by the way!

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for adjusting my photos.

To be perfectly honest with you, your touched up photos look WAY (!!!!!) too light and over-exposed on my laptop computer. In your photos, the coin also appears to have a white film on it. And nothing could be further from the truth. That coin actually has a very dark green (almost black) glossy patina. And I think that is reflected better in my photos. I think my photos look much better, and they also are a more true representation of what the coin actually looks like in hand. I can't speak for other members, but that is the situation for my computer. Your touched up photos look nothing like the coin in hand.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:52:33 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%.

Hi Andrew,

I don't know how to stitch images. My niece and her boyfriend were in a hurry to leave that day, and they didn't teach me how to do it. However, in some ways, I think it is better to leave them as separate images. That method has its benefits.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 03:56:06 am
Meepzorp - You might want to put your pictures in a "Table". That way you pictures will stay in the same position for everyone. Also the page would look better if everything was in the centre, vertically. Using a Table would enable you to centre the pictures.

Hi Pete,

I really don't want to get into that whole "table" thing. I noticed it in your website's code. And I prefer to keep my code simple.

Would the "center" function work in this situation (for photos)? I used it for my red text.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 02, 2015, 04:00:08 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%.

Hi Andrew,

I don't know how to stitch images. My niece and her boyfriend were in a hurry to leave that day, and they didn't teach me how to do it. However, in some ways, I think it is better to leave them as separate images. That method has its benefits.

Meepzorp

Meepzorp

Get Photofiltre and mess about with it for 5 minutes. You will then know how to correct images as you like them, and to stitch images too. It's really simple. It doesn't require training or experience. You just open the images, enlarge the canvas size of one image, and copy and paste the other image in. And save. Really seconds.

Your images look totally black to me. There's probably a compromise that would look better to you and better to me. I suspect the brightness of your monitor is set way too high.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 04:09:45 am
Hi folks,

So, is everyone agreed then that I should eliminate that whole "one coin per page" thing? And I should have 10-ish coins per page? In other words, I should put all of my Arpi coins on one page, and so on?

I just want to make sure everyone is in agreement.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 04:14:54 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%.

Hi Andrew,

I don't know how to stitch images. My niece and her boyfriend were in a hurry to leave that day, and they didn't teach me how to do it. However, in some ways, I think it is better to leave them as separate images. That method has its benefits.

Meepzorp

Meepzorp

Get Photofiltre and mess about with it for 5 minutes. You will then know how to correct images as you like them, and to stitch images too. It's really simple. It doesn't require training or experience. You just open the images, enlarge the canvas size of one image, and copy and paste the other image in. And save. Really seconds.

Your images look totally black to me. There's probably a compromise that would look better to you and better to me. I suspect the brightness of your monitor is set way too high.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for all of the advice and suggestions.

But, first, I am going to try Cara's suggestion. I'll try using that lamp when I take my photos. As Cara, Pete, and other have pointed out, it may eliminate the need to edit the photos. I may not need to brighten them after the fact if I start with enough light in the first place.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on November 02, 2015, 04:24:38 am
Hi folks,

I thought of something else. How do I change the file names of my photos? I may want to do this for 2 reasons:

1) Once my photos are uploaded to Joe's server, I'll be deleting them from my hard drive, because I don't want to clutter it up. Then, I'll be taking more photos and downloading them to my hard drive. I don't know if my computer will assign those new photos the same numbers as the photos I deleted. I don't know how that works. If yes, that will be a problem. When I try to upload them to Joe's server, they will have the same file name (numbers) as the ones I uploaded previously. This will cause all sorts of problems. It may also create confusion in my flash drive.

2) I think it will be easier for me to keep track of my photos (especially after I've uploaded and deleted them) if I give them my own names, something I can recognize.

So, how do I do that?

Meepzorp

Meepzorp,

In your photo editing program select SAVEAS and re-name the file. That will leave the original file there, which you can erase.

Alternatively, open Windows Explorer, find the file that you want to change the name of and with the cursor over the file name, right-click and select 'Rename'. (It may be slightly different for your version of Windows, I can't remember, it may be done from the main menu)

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on November 02, 2015, 04:39:17 am
Meepzorp - You might want to put your pictures in a "Table". That way you pictures will stay in the same position for everyone. Also the page would look better if everything was in the centre, vertically. Using a Table would enable you to centre the pictures.

Hi Pete,

I really don't want to get into that whole "table" thing. I noticed it in your website's code. And I prefer to keep my code simple.

Would the "center" function work in this situation (for photos)? I used it for my red text.

Meepzorp

Meepzorp,

Yes, you can use "center" to center photos, but if have two side by side, it will probably mess things up. If you have your photos in a "Table" it would not be a problem. A Tables also allow you  set out your web-pages as you want them so that they display the same on everyone's browsers.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 02, 2015, 05:12:32 am
Hi folks,

I thought of something else. How do I change the file names of my photos? I may want to do this for 2 reasons:

1) Once my photos are uploaded to Joe's server, I'll be deleting them from my hard drive, because I don't want to clutter it up. Then, I'll be taking more photos and downloading them to my hard drive. I don't know if my computer will assign those new photos the same numbers as the photos I deleted. I don't know how that works. If yes, that will be a problem. When I try to upload them to Joe's server, they will have the same file name (numbers) as the ones I uploaded previously. This will cause all sorts of problems. It may also create confusion in my flash drive.

2) I think it will be easier for me to keep track of my photos (especially after I've uploaded and deleted them) if I give them my own names, something I can recognize.

So, how do I do that?

Meepzorp

Right click on the file and select "Rename" which appears at the bottom of the option list.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 02, 2015, 05:16:59 am
MeepZorp:

You wrote:
"Hi Andrew,
You are mistaken here. My photos are already displayed horizontally."

Andrew is correct. I opened your pages in Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome and iPad2 and they are all arranged vertically!.

You may be viewing your pages in an ancient browser version, that does NOT display the same as the newest versions. I learned this when working my web pages on Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. They did NOT display the same in Internet Explorer 11, although not as radically different than your experience.

You may have to use "Tables" to force the display horizontally in two lines, regardless of browser version.....I think. I am no expert at this. Of course, "stitching" the obverse and reverse coin images and each tag image would accomplish the same thing.
PeteB

Re the dark photos, I said one could do a 7-second edit in photofiltre. It took a little longer - 30 seconds - for the coin below (before Right, after Left). But in the same time I lightened the coin and improved its contrast, I also stitched the images. Once again to make the point that a little advance effort saves a lot of time later. With stitched images your html effort in saving and uploading images is reduced by 50%. For just seconds per coin. And you can also correct the image at the same time. Start doing this now rather than after 1000 coins which you would need to redo! http://photofiltre.en.softonic.com/download

Very nice coin by the way!

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for adjusting my photos.

To be perfectly honest with you, your touched up photos look WAY (!!!!!) too light and over-exposed on my laptop computer. In your photos, the coin also appears to have a white film on it. And nothing could be further from the truth. That coin actually has a very dark green (almost black) glossy patina. And I think that is reflected better in my photos. I think my photos look much better, and they also are a more true representation of what the coin actually looks like in hand. I can't speak for other members, but that is the situation for my computer. Your touched up photos look nothing like the coin in hand.

Meepzorp

They look much nicer on my screen, but perhaps they are not realistic representations of the coins.  Still, for some of the very dark coins I think the touch up is preferable.  Maybe your new lighting set up will help.  On that note, you may want to have the light run through a very thin white cloth, so it does not create a glare.  This is essentially what light boxes do.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on November 02, 2015, 07:23:54 am
...to display the handwritten collectors notes (which might at time include symbols or diagrams) as well as the provenance on the same page.

Hi Andrew,

You must be psychic.

Some of my coins have monograms and other symbols on them. For many of those coins, I drew the monograms/symbols on my tags. And I will be taking photos of those tags and posting them along with the coin photos.

Meepzorp

This is fine in the "one page per coin" approach. However, I think the disadvantages of that view by far outweigh the advantages.
In the approach that some people suggested, i.e. listing all coins of a certain city on one page, it would clutter up the page with pictures that don't add information. Also, only a small fraction of dealer's tags will be particularly nice to look at. Adding "ex Kirk Davis" documents provenance just as well as adding a picture of his tags. It may still not be clear who the website is actually aimed at.



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 09:06:01 am
Hi folks,

I've got a major problem.

I deleted all of the Apulia photos in my flash drive and hard drive. That went well.

Using the new lighting set-up, I took more photos with my iPhone 4. They appeared much nicer (not as dark) on the iPhone screen than the previous ones.

I tried to download the new photos to my computer, and I had major problems. It was doing the same thing it did the other day (when my niece and her boyfriend were here), but worse. It won't download the photos. The computer is not even recognizing it as being connected when it is. It is not appearing as a connected device in the window for the hard drive when it is connected.

I kept getting a message on the iPhone asking if it should trust the computer. I kept clicking "trust". It did this about 20 times.

Two times, I got as message on the iPhone stating "this device may not be compatible with this accessory" (or similar).

I sat here for 1 1/2 hours trying to download the photos from the iPhone to the computer, but it won't work.

At this point, I don't know what to do.

It may be the cable, and it may not be.

I can't do any work on my website until I resolve this issue.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 09:14:33 am
...to display the handwritten collectors notes (which might at time include symbols or diagrams) as well as the provenance on the same page.

Hi Andrew,

You must be psychic.

Some of my coins have monograms and other symbols on them. For many of those coins, I drew the monograms/symbols on my tags. And I will be taking photos of those tags and posting them along with the coin photos.

Meepzorp

This is fine in the "one page per coin" approach. However, I think the disadvantages of that view by far outweigh the advantages.
In the approach that some people suggested, i.e. listing all coins of a certain city on one page, it would clutter up the page with pictures that don't add information.


Hi areich,

You are contradicting yourself here. Sometimes, I really don't understand you. Are you stating that adding photos of tags with drawings of monograms on them won't add anything of value to a coin posting? I think there are people out there who would like to see that.

In particular, I remember a specific incident a few months ago where Nick and Taras were very interested in a monogram that appeared in exergue on the reverse of an AE Campania MFB coin.

So, what are you saying? That I should do "one coin per page" or "10-ish coins per page"?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 09:18:26 am
...to display the handwritten collectors notes (which might at time include symbols or diagrams) as well as the provenance on the same page.

Hi Andrew,

You must be psychic.

Some of my coins have monograms and other symbols on them. For many of those coins, I drew the monograms/symbols on my tags. And I will be taking photos of those tags and posting them along with the coin photos.

Meepzorp

It may still not be clear who the website is actually aimed at.


Hi areich,

You totally lost me here. What are you saying?

Some dealer tags look nice. Some contain additional information that isn't on my hand-written tags. Some are in foreign languages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 02, 2015, 09:24:02 am
This thread is a train wreck and I can't look away!  :)

Try changing to a different USB jack and it should automatically install the driver. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 11:43:44 am
Try changing to a different USB jack and it should automatically install the driver. 

Hi Jay,

I tried that. In fact, I tried all 4 USB jacks. I got the same result.

By the way, at one point, I got a message on my computer stating "driver successfully installed".

Even after getting that message, it still was showing on the computer as not being connected when it was connected.

I literally wasted 90 minutes trying to download my photos. And I couldn't download 1 photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 11:45:51 am
This thread is a train wreck and I can't look away!  :)

Hi Jay,

Why do you feel that way? ??? :)

I feel that I've learned a lot. And I've accomplished a lot too.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2015, 11:51:36 am
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Bill W4 on November 02, 2015, 12:56:35 pm
 
This thread is a train wreck and I can't look away!  :)

 I agree, it's like a bad soap opera


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 02, 2015, 01:08:07 pm
MeepZorp wrote:
"I tried to download the new photos to my computer, and I had major problems. It was doing the same thing it did the other day (when my niece and her boyfriend were here), but worse. It won't download the photos. The computer is not even recognizing it as being connected when it is. It is not appearing as a connected device in the window for the hard drive when it is connected."

have you downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes?
http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 02, 2015, 01:46:50 pm
This thread is a train wreck and I can't look away!  :)

Hi Jay,

Why do you feel that way? ??? :)

I feel that I've learned a lot. And I've accomplished a lot too.

Meepzorp

True. Whatever about the frustrations of this thread, this has been the most forensic examination of coin collecting in practice that I've ever read, and has been leading to the most forensic display of a coin collection imaginable, complete with all its paranumismatica.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on November 02, 2015, 09:36:50 pm
Hi folks,

I've got a major problem.

I deleted all of the Apulia photos in my flash drive and hard drive. That went well.

Using the new lighting set-up, I took more photos with my iPhone 4. They appeared much nicer (not as dark) on the iPhone screen than the previous ones.

I tried to download the new photos to my computer, and I had major problems. It was doing the same thing it did the other day (when my niece and her boyfriend were here), but worse. It won't download the photos. The computer is not even recognizing it as being connected when it is. It is not appearing as a connected device in the window for the hard drive when it is connected.

I kept getting a message on the iPhone asking if it should trust the computer. I kept clicking "trust". It did this about 20 times.

Two times, I got as message on the iPhone stating "this device may not be compatible with this accessory" (or similar).

I sat here for 1 1/2 hours trying to download the photos from the iPhone to the computer, but it won't work.

At this point, I don't know what to do.

It may be the cable, and it may not be.

I can't do any work on my website until I resolve this issue.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp,

Glad to see the website is coming along well. Now as for the photos, do you happen to have a wifi network at home?  If you do, you can upload your photos from the iphone to a cloud service like Onedrive or Google drive and then download it to your PC.

If you don't have a wifi network you may need to wait for the new cable and hope.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: cmcdon0923 on November 02, 2015, 10:41:18 pm
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp


If the new cable doesn't work, I would opt for purchasing a new camera as opposed to a new PC.  Buy a decent camera ($150-$200 tops) with USB connectivity to your PC and I think most of your issues will go away.

The issue appears to be with the connection between the iphone and the PC, and NOT the computer itself. 



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 01:23:45 am

This thread is a train wreck and I can't look away!  :)

 I agree, it's like a bad soap opera

Hi Bill,

Why?

Isn't it good to learn new things? Learning is good.

Isn't it good to "push the boundaries" and do something different and "revolutionary" (the word Andrew used)?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 01:27:18 am
MeepZorp wrote:
"I tried to download the new photos to my computer, and I had major problems. It was doing the same thing it did the other day (when my niece and her boyfriend were here), but worse. It won't download the photos. The computer is not even recognizing it as being connected when it is. It is not appearing as a connected device in the window for the hard drive when it is connected."

have you downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes?
http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com
PeteB

Hi Akro,

No, I haven't. I'll give it a whirl.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 01:35:55 am
MeepZorp wrote:
"I tried to download the new photos to my computer, and I had major problems. It was doing the same thing it did the other day (when my niece and her boyfriend were here), but worse. It won't download the photos. The computer is not even recognizing it as being connected when it is. It is not appearing as a connected device in the window for the hard drive when it is connected."

have you downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes?
http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com
PeteB

Hi Akro,

I tried to download and install it. But it wouldn't work. I got a message stating "errors occurred during installation". And the installation was aborted.

The website explained that you need Windows 7 or more recent. I have Windows Vista. Could that be a problem?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 02:19:58 am
Hi folks,

I updated my website home page.

I centered everything and added a photo of Meepzorp (me).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on November 03, 2015, 06:04:36 am
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp

This thread is exasperating.

I'm sorry Meepzorp but you already need a new computer in my opinion. You say you have learned a lot and you have spent a lot of time asking for advice - and the advice that you need a new computer is the overwhelming consensus of opinion here. As far as I can see you are trying to cross the Atlantic in a bathtub because you won't invest in a proper boat.

Furthermore your pictures are still way too dark - they might look okay to you which is great but if the majority of visitors to your website are using modern equipment and are confronted with page after page of dark circular featureless blobs they won't hang about for long.

I am really sorry to be so blunt but you have asked for advice and rather than just being nicey nicey about it all which really won't help you much I am trying to let you see how it is from my, and I think many other people's perspective.

I really hope that you won't be too offended, I am just saying what I feel and I wish you all the best in your endeavour.

Alex


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 03, 2015, 06:58:04 am
I agree with Alex that you need a new computer.  You can probably get a used one, much better than the one you have, for $100.  Also, on this computer the photos are too dark. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 03, 2015, 08:22:45 am
MeepZorp wrote:
"The website explained that you need Windows 7 or more recent. I have Windows Vista. Could that be a problem?"

ABSOLUTELY! You need a NEW computer.

If you just won't buy one, you can download older versions of iTunes at the link below.
https://support.apple.com/downloads/itunes

Keep scrolling down and keep clicking "Show more" until you get down to version 11.
One person posted on the internet: "As an experienced user of 32-bit Vista, I would have to say that the last compatible iTunes version was 11.1.5."

If that doesn't work, keep scrolling down to earlier versions.

I am no expert on Apple products, but I believe you must have iTunes installed for your iPhone4 to properly "talk" to your computer.

Again, buy a NEW computer! You will be glad you did!!!

PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: bpmurphy on November 03, 2015, 10:03:33 am
I rest my coins on a small piece of play dough, raising it up off the back round to give it depth and it can also be used to slightly tilt the coin if needed.

Not on topic but I felt this needed a reply. If you are using the kind of play dough that comes in a can, or even home made, I would stop this immediately. It has a lot of salt in it and if you're resting bronze coins on it you will eventually have bronze disease on your coins. Do not put anything with salt in it anywhere near a bronze coin.

Barry Murphy



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on November 03, 2015, 10:10:28 am
I rest my coins on a small piece of play dough, raising it up off the back round to give it depth and it can also be used to slightly tilt the coin if needed.

Not on topic but I felt this needed a reply. If you are using the kind of play dough that comes in a can, or even home made, I would stop this immediately. It has a lot of salt in it and if you're resting bronze coins on it you will eventually have bronze disease on your coins. Do not put anything with salt in it anywhere near a bronze coin.

Barry Murphy



I have been using lego. There are pieces that are small enough that they are still completely hidden, even under an AE4 coin.

Sometimes.  :-[  ;D

Alex


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 11:17:44 am
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp
Furthermore your pictures are still way too dark - they might look okay to you which is great but if the majority of visitors to your website are using modern equipment and are confronted with page after page of dark circular featureless blobs they won't hang about for long.

Alex

Hi Alex,

Of course my photos are still way too dark. I haven't done anything to them. I haven't swapped them out yet with my new photos, which are  much lighter and better.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 11:22:26 am
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp

This thread is exasperating.

I'm sorry Meepzorp but you already need a new computer in my opinion. You say you have learned a lot and you have spent a lot of time asking for advice - and the advice that you need a new computer is the overwhelming consensus of opinion here. As far as I can see you are trying to cross the Atlantic in a bathtub because you won't invest in a proper boat.

I am really sorry to be so blunt but you have asked for advice and rather than just being nicey nicey about it all which really won't help you much I am trying to let you see how it is from my, and I think many other people's perspective.

I really hope that you won't be too offended, I am just saying what I feel and I wish you all the best in your endeavour.

Alex

Hi Alex,

No, I am not offended. I appreciate bluntness. I am the same way.

I actually started the ball rolling on this issue (getting a new computer) yesterday. And, today, I "pushed that ball further down the court". Believe me, I'm working on it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2015, 11:24:32 am
I agree with Alex that you need a new computer.  You can probably get a used one, much better than the one you have, for $100.

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the advice. As I mentioned above (to Alex), I'm working on it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 06:29:19 am
Hi folks,

I ordered a new cable. It was cheap ($1.99 plus free expedited shipping). It should be here Wednesday.

I hope that resolves the problem.

If it doesn't, then I'll probably need a new computer.

Meepzorp

This thread is exasperating.

I'm sorry Meepzorp but you already need a new computer in my opinion. You say you have learned a lot and you have spent a lot of time asking for advice - and the advice that you need a new computer is the overwhelming consensus of opinion here. As far as I can see you are trying to cross the Atlantic in a bathtub because you won't invest in a proper boat.

Furthermore your pictures are still way too dark - they might look okay to you which is great but if the majority of visitors to your website are using modern equipment and are confronted with page after page of dark circular featureless blobs they won't hang about for long.

I am really sorry to be so blunt but you have asked for advice and rather than just being nicey nicey about it all which really won't help you much I am trying to let you see how it is from my, and I think many other people's perspective.

I really hope that you won't be too offended, I am just saying what I feel and I wish you all the best in your endeavour.

Alex

Hi Alex and folks,

As I mentioned above, I am "working on it" (getting a new computer).

When you wrote this post (above), I was already in the process of looking into getting a new computer. I had already discussed it with my family members twice. Not once, but twice.

After reading your post (and Joe's and Akro's posts immediately under yours), I had a third discussion about this issue with my family members. But this time, I discussed it with more urgency, and I was more emphatic.

You must understand that it is not just me involved in this decision. I am not the only one who uses this computer. My niece uses it quite a bit, and my sister uses it occasionally. And I had to get everyone "on board" (to borrow from your boat analogy above :)).

After my third discussion with my family members (my mother, sister, niece, etc), we agreed that I should get a new computer. Not a used one, a brand new one. At one point, we were looking into the possibility of my sister buying my niece a brand new computer, and then my sister giving me my niece's current computer, which is now about 3-4 years old. By the way, that's how I got the computer I am using right now, which is now about 8 years old. But we discarded that idea and decided that I should get a brand new computer.

I am scheduled to pick it up in a few hours, health permitting, of course.

This is the model I think I am getting:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-laptop-amd-a6-series-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-black/4221508.p?id=1219708599663&skuId=4221508

By the way, I really appreciate your (and Joe's and Akro's) bluntness. I am the same way. It helped to drive the point home to both me and my family members.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 04, 2015, 08:27:47 am
I think that one will have everything you need.  I think you will enjoy the improvements. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: *Alex on November 04, 2015, 08:58:53 am
Meepzorp,

Well done! I think that you will be astonished at the difference your new computer will make.

Alex.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 04, 2015, 10:10:08 am
I'm happy for you, Meep. This should greatly improve your experiences going forward. Of course, now you'll need to learn your way around the new operating system...


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 12:05:25 pm
Hi folks,

I just got back from the store. I bought my new computer. I need to make a correction though. The link I provided in my above post isn't the computer I got. I didn't realize it until I got to the store, but that computer doesn't have an Intel microprocessor. It has an AMD microprocessor. That's why it is so cheap. I am not familiar with that brand. The salesman told me that AMD microprocessors aren't that good. The computer will run slower, and it will drain the battery more than an Intel microprocessor will because it requires more power. He also told me that it may break after only one year.

HP makes a very similar model (it looks the same), but it has an Intel microprocessor instead. It costs $110 more. So, I got that one instead. It cost $387 plus tax.

Here is the link to the model I bought:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i3-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4221600.p?id=1219708598794&skuId=4221600

It is $399 online, but I got it at my local store for $387 plus tax.

It comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and 6 months free anti-virus protection. I didn't get a word processor. I can always add one down the road if I need one.

But I got a surprise when I got home.....(continued in next post).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 12:19:24 pm
Hi folks,

I haven't taken my new computer out of the box yet.

As I mentioned above, I ordered a new iPhone USB cable. It cost me $2. It arrived today.

I decided to test it on my old computer. I connected it to the computer and iPhone 4. Would you believe it worked? As soon as I connected it, the iPhone asked me if it should trust the computer, so I clicked on "trust". It instantly downloaded the coin photos with no problems. And I never even installed that iTunes software that Akro referred me to. I didn't need it. It worked perfectly without it.

So, it turns out that the problem was the cable all along. All I needed to fix the problem was to buy a $2 cable.

But I don't want to say that I bought a new computer for nothing, because I really needed one. This computer is getting worse and worse. It is getting slower and slower. And it is freezing more and more frequently, and I must keep shutting it down and re-starting it, repeatedly over and over and over again. Today, it took me almost 2 hours just to read my new incoming emails. The computer froze on me 4 different times. And I had to shut it down and re-start it 4 times just to get through my emails. It is really getting annoying. It's a shame because there is really nothing "wrong" with this computer. Nothing is broken. It's just an annoying and nagging problem.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 12:25:08 pm
Hi folks,

Since I was able to download them from my iPhone, I looked at my new photos taken with my new lightning set-up. They appear to be better (brighter), but they are still a bit dark. And they now have an orange/brown tint to them, I guess because of the 100 watt incandescent light bulb directly above them.

The older photos looked more like the natural color of the coin in hand.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 04, 2015, 12:53:13 pm
It may have been the cable, but you still needed a new computer. 

I wouldn't spend money on virus protection after the free six months. Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender. Some people think Windows Defender isn't adequate. Even so, there are a number of free antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware protection programs that you can download.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 04, 2015, 02:10:07 pm
Hi folks,

Since I was able to download them from my iPhone, I looked at my new photos taken with my new lightning set-up. They appear to be better (brighter), but they are still a bit dark. And they now have an orange/brown tint to them, I guess because of the 100 watt incandescent light bulb directly above them.

The older photos looked more like the natural color of the coin in hand.

Meepzorp


Meep,

You might try a halogen bulb (use the highest wattage that your work light is rated for).  Halogen are rated much closer to daylight than incandescent bulbs.  If you are fearless, you can try a compact fluorescent bulb, but they scare me. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 03:08:31 pm
I wouldn't spend money on virus protection after the free six months. Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender. Some people think Windows Defender isn't adequate. Even so, there are a number of free antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware protection programs that you can download.

Hi Joe,

My old computer has Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Jay referred me to them.

I know that they can remove a virus after it has already attacked your computer. But I don't know if they actually prevent a virus from entering in the first place.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 04, 2015, 03:17:42 pm
I wouldn't spend money on virus protection after the free six months. Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender. Some people think Windows Defender isn't adequate. Even so, there are a number of free antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware protection programs that you can download.

Hi Joe,

My old computer has Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Jay referred me to them.

I know that they can remove a virus after it has already attacked your computer. But I don't know if they actually prevent a virus from entering in the first place.

Meepzorp

Meepzorp

As Joe said, you don't need antivirus with Windows 10 - safety is essentially built in to Windows Defender. Any free antivirus is likely to try install a lot of extra junk on your new PC and probably slow it down. So, don't. The time spent installing stuff you don't need is better spent installing stuff you really do need such as a photo editor. With your iPhone camera, you are always going to need to post -process because its camera element is a low cost item that'll only take moderate quality pics. Whilst waiting to buy a better camera please download and use Photofiltre (or equivalent). And as previously reminded, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are perfectly good alternates to Word and Excel.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 03:21:12 pm
Hi folks,

Since I was able to download them from my iPhone, I looked at my new photos taken with my new lightning set-up. They appear to be better (brighter), but they are still a bit dark. And they now have an orange/brown tint to them, I guess because of the 100 watt incandescent light bulb directly above them.

The older photos looked more like the natural color of the coin in hand.

Meepzorp


Meep,

You might try a halogen bulb (use the highest wattage that your work light is rated for).  Halogen are rated much closer to daylight than incandescent bulbs.  If you are fearless, you can try a compact fluorescent bulb, but they scare me. 

Hi Cara,

It is interesting that you mentioned that.

I take my coin photos on my kitchen table. Above it, there is a light fixture that hangs from the ceiling. It has a CFL bulb in it, which I think is equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb.

When I took my first batch of photos (the ones everyone complained were too dark), I used a combination of sunlight (primary) and the CFL bulb (secondary). And the color of the coins came out wonderful. They looked just like the coin in hand. But they were too dark.

When I added the 100 watt incandescent bulb (which I clamped onto the bottom of the light fixture that hangs from the ceiling), the coin photos came out brighter (not as dark), but they look nothing like the coins in hand. The colors are way off. And, as I mentioned above, they have an orange/brown tint to them. They don't look natural.

Maybe I can put a CFL bulb in the third light, one that is equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb (just like the one that is in my kitchen light fixture right now). I think I may have an extra one.

Apparently, sunlight and/or CFL bulbs make the coins look more natural in the photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 04, 2015, 03:34:34 pm
If you already use CFLs in your house, you should definitely try a CFL (please be careful with it).  CFLs rate pretty high in terms of light "temperature" being close to daylight - in effect neutral brightness.  It would be good if you could setup the light so that you can adjust its angle vs. the coin, but go with your overhead setup for now.

Congratulations on the new computer. I agree with Andrew that, given your newly acquired storage capacity, you should download the photo editing software and at least fiddle with it in your spare time.  Even if you rarely use it, it is a tool that you should have in your coin toolbox.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 03:35:16 pm
I wouldn't spend money on virus protection after the free six months. Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender. Some people think Windows Defender isn't adequate. Even so, there are a number of free antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware protection programs that you can download.

Hi Joe,

My old computer has Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Jay referred me to them.

I know that they can remove a virus after it has already attacked your computer. But I don't know if they actually prevent a virus from entering in the first place.

Meepzorp

Meepzorp

As Joe said, you don't need antivirus with Windows 10 - safety is essentially built in to Windows Defender. Any free antivirus is likely to try install a lot of extra junk on your new PC and probably slow it down. So, don't. The time spent installing stuff you don't need is better spent installing stuff you really do need such as a photo editor. With your iPhone camera, you are always going to need to post -process because its camera element is a low cost item that'll only take moderate quality pics. Whilst waiting to buy a better camera please download and use Photofiltre (or equivalent). And as previously reminded, OpenOffice and LibreOffice are perfectly good alternates to Word and Excel.


Hi Andrew,

You are correct. The Malwarebytes does slow down the the computer.

Are you saying that I shouldn't bother installing the free 6 months anti-virus software either? The manufacturer is Webroot.

Yes, I remembered what you had said about the free word processors. That's one of the reasons why I didn't buy a word processor.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2015, 03:47:54 pm
If you already use CFLs in your house, you should definitely try a CFL (please be careful with it).  CFLs rate pretty high in terms of light "temperature" being close to daylight - in effect neutral brightness.  It would be good if you could setup the light so that you can adjust its angle vs. the coin, but go with your overhead setup for now.

Hi Cara,

I just checked. Yes, I do have a few extra CFL bulbs. They are 23 watts each, equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. They are "cool white", which I think is equivalent to "soft white".

So, my "new" (third different) lighting set-up will consist of 3 light sources: sunlight (primary) and two 23 watt CFL bulbs (secondary), each equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb.

Boy, I'm really experimenting!!! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 04, 2015, 03:53:35 pm
Hi Andrew,

You are correct. The Malwarebytes does slow down the the computer.

Are you saying that I shouldn't bother installing the free 6 months anti-virus software either? The manufacturer is Webroot.

Yes, I remembered what you had said about the free word processors. That's one of the reasons why I didn't buy a word processor.

Meepzorp

Meep

Do not install this or any other "free trial" program that came with the PC. Delete them all, if necessary going into Control Panel > Programs to get rid of them. Windows 10 Defender is a perfectly adequate and modern anti-virus and anti-malware defender. If you spend your life browsing very risky websites (e.g. p**n pay-sites, online-gambling, illegal "medicinal" sale sites, anything Bitcoin related) then some sort of super professional program such as Kapersky might be advised. But otherwise, not only is it a waste to install these "free trials" but they will come with a whole load of c**p that will slow down your PC and change all your settings in ways you don't like. The reason your PC was so cheap is because bloatware manufacturers will have paid a shed-load of money to be allowed to install "free trials", sometimes with unintended piggy-back downloads (inevitable auto-downloads of unwanted search providers and browser toolbars). If you do accidentally install any of them, they'll stay in your right-click menus forever, and you'll face annoying and intrusive daily reminders to switch to the paid-for versions every day for the next 10 years. Delete delete delete.

Andrew
P.S. Edge is a great browser.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 04, 2015, 06:07:50 pm
If you already use CFLs in your house, you should definitely try a CFL (please be careful with it).  CFLs rate pretty high in terms of light "temperature" being close to daylight - in effect neutral brightness.  It would be good if you could setup the light so that you can adjust its angle vs. the coin, but go with your overhead setup for now.

Hi Cara,

I just checked. Yes, I do have a few extra CFL bulbs. They are 23 watts each, equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. They are "cool white", which I think is equivalent to "soft white".


If you have the light positioned quite close to the coin, a 23 watt CFL might be enough.  Your description of your setup (work light attached to a ceiling fixture) leads me to think that your light is about 2-3 feet away from the coin.  At that distance, I would suggest a much more powerful CFL - maybe 60 to 100 watts - to effectively light the coin.  But first try what you've got and see how it works.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on November 05, 2015, 04:28:58 am
Meepzorp,

I would imagine your i-phone camera has automatic exposure. Therefore any increase in the overall lighting will simply cause the camera to lower the exposure resulting in no change to the picture. The camera is using the black in the picture (the coin) and the white in the picture (the background) to judge exposure. It should help if you eliminate the white background. Try using a medium grey background.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 05, 2015, 02:32:12 pm
Hi Andrew,

You are correct. The Malwarebytes does slow down the the computer.

Are you saying that I shouldn't bother installing the free 6 months anti-virus software either? The manufacturer is Webroot.

Yes, I remembered what you had said about the free word processors. That's one of the reasons why I didn't buy a word processor.

Meepzorp

Meep

Do not install this or any other "free trial" program that came with the PC. Delete them all, if necessary going into Control Panel > Programs to get rid of them. Windows 10 Defender is a perfectly adequate and modern anti-virus and anti-malware defender. If you spend your life browsing very risky websites (e.g. p**n pay-sites, online-gambling, illegal "medicinal" sale sites, anything Bitcoin related) then some sort of super professional program such as Kapersky might be advised. But otherwise, not only is it a waste to install these "free trials" but they will come with a whole load of c**p that will slow down your PC and change all your settings in ways you don't like. The reason your PC was so cheap is because bloatware manufacturers will have paid a shed-load of money to be allowed to install "free trials", sometimes with unintended piggy-back downloads (inevitable auto-downloads of unwanted search providers and browser toolbars). If you do accidentally install any of them, they'll stay in your right-click menus forever, and you'll face annoying and intrusive daily reminders to switch to the paid-for versions every day for the next 10 years. Delete delete delete.

Andrew
P.S. Edge is a great browser.

Hi Andrew,

I am still using my old computer because I wasn't sure exactly which programs I should install in my new computer. I set up my new computer today (account, internet access, etc.), but I haven't used it yet.

The online ad for the new computer I purchased stated that it came with Kapersky. But, at the store, they didn't give me that. They gave me Webroot in a separate package. I was supposed to install it, but, based on your warnings, I haven't done so. After I set up my new computer, I noticed the McAfee icon on the start-up screen. I think it has McAfee in it, just like my old one does. I wasn't even aware of that.

I want to make sure that I am understanding you correctly. You are advising me that Windows 10 Defender is adequate, and that I should NOT install the Webroot anti-virus program, right? What about the McAfee that appears to already be in the computer (which I wasn't even aware of until I set it up)?

One other point. On my old computer, I used Malwarebytes and Superantispyware to remove cookies (adware, etc.). If I don't download either one of those, how do I remove those things? Or should I not even bother?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 05, 2015, 02:35:43 pm
I would delete McAfee and would not install the Webroot if it is a trial version.  Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are OK.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Adrian W on November 05, 2015, 02:45:39 pm
McAfee is generally standard ware but I always delete it and use something else as it's known to slow a computer down so I agree with Joe

Adrian


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 05, 2015, 03:52:29 pm
With Windows 10 you don't need anything at all - no anti virus no malware defender. It's all integrated.

QUOTE
If I have Windows Defender, do I need to buy anything else to protect my computer?
If your computer is running the Windows 10 operating system, Windows Defender will help protect you from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. You donít need to buy anything else.
UNQUOTE

You don't need anything at all.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 05, 2015, 06:37:48 pm
On uninstalling McAfee:
McAfee is famous for littering your computer with files everywhere. I don't know if that is the case anymore.
Even with its built-in uninstaller, my bet is that the situation hasn't changed that much. And McAfee isn't alone in that regard.
FWIW, I use a really good program that tracks down ALL remnant files and lets you delete them. It is called Revo Uninstaller. You can download a free version here: http://www.revouninstaller.com/
They call it a "Trial version," but I bet they let you keep using it.
One word of caution: when you get to the point of deleting registry files, be certain to put a check mark in front of ONLY files IN BOLD LETTERS!
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 05, 2015, 07:09:20 pm
Hi folks,

I am using my new computer in Forum for the first time.

Based on everyone's advice, when I started it today, the first thing I did was to uninstall McAfee. First, I deleted the icon. Then, I went into the hard drive and uninstalled it. I had to click through a series of windows in order to do it. It wasn't easy.

When I deleted McAfee, a small window appeared stating that my Windows Defender was turned off and that my computer was unprotected. It appeared for only 1-2 seconds. So, I went into my hard drive again. I went into the Windows Defender settings. It was "on". In fact, I even clicked on "update" to download all of the updates (155 days worth of updates). I don't know why that window appeared stating that it was turned off. Maybe McAfee is trying to scare people into re-installing their product. That was strange.

Then, I downloaded Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

I went into my AOL email account. I can't believe how fast this computer is. The pages load in a fraction of a second, instead of 10-20 seconds per page with my old computer. And the videos in the AOL news actually work.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 05, 2015, 07:13:23 pm
If you already use CFLs in your house, you should definitely try a CFL (please be careful with it).  CFLs rate pretty high in terms of light "temperature" being close to daylight - in effect neutral brightness.  It would be good if you could setup the light so that you can adjust its angle vs. the coin, but go with your overhead setup for now.

Hi Cara,

I just checked. Yes, I do have a few extra CFL bulbs. They are 23 watts each, equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. They are "cool white", which I think is equivalent to "soft white".


If you have the light positioned quite close to the coin, a 23 watt CFL might be enough.  Your description of your setup (work light attached to a ceiling fixture) leads me to think that your light is about 2-3 feet away from the coin.  At that distance, I would suggest a much more powerful CFL - maybe 60 to 100 watts - to effectively light the coin.  But first try what you've got and see how it works.

Hi Cara,

The "work light" actually 1 1/2 to 2 feet away from the coin.

I'll see if I can find a more powerful CFL bulb.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 05, 2015, 07:16:04 pm
Meepzorp,

I would imagine your i-phone camera has automatic exposure. Therefore any increase in the overall lighting will simply cause the camera to lower the exposure resulting in no change to the picture. The camera is using the black in the picture (the coin) and the white in the picture (the background) to judge exposure. It should help if you eliminate the white background. Try using a medium grey background.

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thanks for pointing this out. The towel in the background is actually a very light blue.

I'll see if I can find a medium grey towel.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 05, 2015, 10:22:27 pm
It probably said it wasn't turned on because it hadn't fully loaded.

I hope you are deleting files using the Control panel "remove programs" and not just deleting folders in your C drive!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 06, 2015, 09:32:11 am
It sounds like he didn't use"Add and Remove Programs." That means his Registry is still loaded with McAfee entries.
MeepZorp, you can probably still use Revo Uninstaller to delete all McAfee files, folders and entries. i think it finds installed programs by scanning Registry entries, and show the McAfee icon on its program listings.
With your vastly larger capacity on your new computer, this may not be any kind of issue....unless those Registry entries interfere with other software or keep trying to launch the program....or keep bugging you to reinstall McAfee.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 06, 2015, 06:34:41 pm
Meepzorp,

I would imagine your i-phone camera has automatic exposure. Therefore any increase in the overall lighting will simply cause the camera to lower the exposure resulting in no change to the picture. The camera is using the black in the picture (the coin) and the white in the picture (the background) to judge exposure. It should help if you eliminate the white background. Try using a medium grey background.

Peter

Hi Pete,

Today, I bought a medium grey towel to use as my background.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 06, 2015, 07:00:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I tried to resolve some of my lighting issues.

An acquaintance has a 55 watt CFL bulb, which is equivalent to a 200 watt incandescent bulb. He let me try it. It is huge. I mean, it is monstrous. It is about 5 times the size of a 23 watt CFL bulb. It wouldn't fit in the socket of my "work light" because the base (which contains the ballast) is too wide. Also, the threads looked different too. So, we couldn't even test it. Are all high wattage CFL bulbs that huge? Or is this bulb intended for a specific application?

I tried a brand new 23 watt CFL bulb in my work light. It wouldn't work. I thought that maybe it was defective. So, I took the 23 watt CFL bulb out my kitchen light fixture and put it in my work light. That bulb wouldn't work either. Then, it got stuck and wouldn't unscrew or come out. It took me about 10 agonizing minutes to get it out of the socket. I put the incandescent bulb back in it, and it worked. So, I had a mystery on my hands. The incandescent bulb worked, but the CFL bulbs wouldn't. I spoke to a relative. He told me to pry up the metal contact at the base of the socket, which I did. Sure enough, it worked. The CFL bulbs worked after I bent it up.

I also brought up from my cellar my goose neck desk lamp which I used when I was a graduate student back in 1989-1990. It has two 15 watt fluorescent bulbs in it. They are not CFL bulbs. They are the old style fluorescent bulbs. I don't know how the wattage translates.

So, now my lighting set-up (my fourth different version) consists of 4 different light sources:

Sunlight, which comes in from my kitchen window.
My kitchen light fixture, which hangs from the ceiling. It contains one 23 watt CFL bulb, which is equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb.
My "work light", which I clamp onto the bottom of my kitchen light fixture. It contains one 23 watt CFL bulb.
My goose neck desk lamp, which contains two 15 watt fluorescent bulbs.

I tested this set-up at night. It appears to be bright. I didn't take any photos using it yet.

One idea I am toying with is putting some sort of (Y-shaped?) "splitter" in my work light. That way, I'll be able to put two 23 watt CFL bulbs in it. That would produce the equivalent of a 200 watt incandescent bulb.

So, that's where I am at now.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 06, 2015, 07:05:34 pm
It probably said it wasn't turned on because it hadn't fully loaded.

I hope you are deleting files using the Control panel "remove programs" and not just deleting folders in your C drive!

Hi Jay,

I deleted the folder from my C drive. Did I do something wrong? I didn't know that there was a difference.

I don't know how to remove programs using the control panel.


Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 06, 2015, 09:05:36 pm
I EDIT the notes below here:
On second thought, reverting to factory settings will erase your web page work and other things you added to your new computer, including settings.
I don't want to get into backing up your system first.
So, I suggest you just stay the way you are now, unless McAfee acts up. Then consider backing up your work (Google it) and doing the below.
But DO set up "System Restore" as described in the first link.
PeteB


" Did I do something wrong?"

Yes! McAfee's Registry's files are still there. You can possibly have reverted to your status prior to those deletions had you set a "Restore Point" on the Windows 10 System Restore feature, but you probably have not done so.

So, you have two choices, as I see it (If others have a better solution, chip in).
1. Leave your system as it is, hoping the McAfee Registry settings won't cause trouble.
2. Go to this link and reset your computer to factory settings, and McAfee will be completely restored.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/system-restore-factory-reset-work-windows-10/

Scroll down to "Reset Windows 10." Read it and follow instructions closely.
In fact, SAVE THIS Link. You will need it in the future for setting up "System Restore" and other points it covers.

Then, Google on how to properly delete a program in Windows 10 (of which I know nothing). Just simply type in "How do I delete a program in Windows 10." One GOOD result is:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2954296/windows/how-to-uninstall-programs-and-apps-in-windows-10.html

Use the instructions to delete McAfee.

Then, set up "System Restore" as described in the first link above! Then you won't have to "reset to factory settings" in the future.

Revo Uninstaller does an even more thorough job than the Windows uninstaller. The "Pro" version, which you have to pay for, is compatible with Windows 10. I would think the free trial version is, too, but I don't know that for a fact..

When in doubt on doing ANYTHING you have never done before on your new computer before, GOOGLE what you want to do!!!

There are LOTS of tips on the internet on how to do it!
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 07, 2015, 04:00:16 pm
Hi folks,

I think my first web page is done. What do you think?

I used my new lighting set-up. The photos came out lighter. They aren't as dark.

Also, because I used a CFL bulb in the work light, the colors are more natural. They don't have that orange tint. The photos look much more like the coins in hand.

The only problem is that a few of the photos came out a little blurry. I don't know why. I did the same thing as before. I did nothing different.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 07, 2015, 04:34:49 pm
Meep,
HUGE improvement in the photos!!  The blurriness is likely just camera shake. You need either a camera with stability control or a way to brace the camera when shooting the pics or just practice keeping the camera very still when shooting.  But the lighting, color and detail look great now. I still suggest picking a plainer background.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 07, 2015, 05:02:47 pm
It probably said it wasn't turned on because it hadn't fully loaded.

I hope you are deleting files using the Control panel "remove programs" and not just deleting folders in your C drive!

Hi Jay,

I deleted the folder from my C drive. Did I do something wrong? I didn't know that there was a difference.

I don't know how to remove programs using the control panel.


Meepzorp

There is a difference.  You should always use the add/remove programs to delete unwanted installed items.

Google is your friend.  We could continue to tell u you here but a goggle search will quickly show you screen shts and step by step directions.

Like I said...train wreck, but I can't look away.  ;D


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 07, 2015, 06:21:16 pm
Much nicer photos in terms of lighting but some of the obverses are a little blurry.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 07, 2015, 06:44:46 pm
Hi folks,

I think my second page is done.

That's the end of my Apulia coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 07, 2015, 06:47:36 pm
It probably said it wasn't turned on because it hadn't fully loaded.

I hope you are deleting files using the Control panel "remove programs" and not just deleting folders in your C drive!

Hi Jay,

I deleted the folder from my C drive. Did I do something wrong? I didn't know that there was a difference.

I don't know how to remove programs using the control panel.


Meepzorp
Like I said...train wreck, but I can't look away.  ;D

Hi Jay,

Why is it a train wreck? Still (after all the progress I've made)?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 07, 2015, 07:07:01 pm
Hi folks,

I am doing my Greek Italy coins in alphabetical order, by region. If I were to continue doing them in order, my next batch would be Bruttium.

But there is a bit of a problem. As many of you know, Nick's AE MFB book is going to the publisher soon, literally within the next few weeks. I've known about this upcoming book for about 2 years now. That's why I've tried to get this project off the ground in a timely manner. But something always slowed me down (my BD issues, helping my relatives, correcting/updating my tags, etc.). This project actually began for me over 2 years ago, when I started addressing my BD issues. Completely by coincidence (I didn't plan it this way), I have now entered the photography phase of this project, literally just before Nick's book is about to got to the publisher.

Nick has expressed an interest in possibly using some of my coin photos in his upcoming AE MFB book. And I'd like the opportunity for some of my AE MFB coins to appear in Nick's book and become plate coins. There are no guarantees that he will use any of them, but I at least would like to have the chance.

Therefore, the next region I am probably going to do is Campania. I will probably be skipping Bruttium and Calabria for now. I will come back and do them at a later date, probably when I am done with my Campania coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 07, 2015, 07:39:32 pm
"using some of my coin photos in his upcoming AE MFB book."
You or he will have to remove the background pattern. I suggest you search this Forum on how to achieve a plain white background directly....i.e., without the chore of Photoshopping them.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 07, 2015, 09:05:33 pm
Much better but as was mentioned some are out of focus.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 08, 2015, 05:15:08 am
"using some of my coin photos in his upcoming AE MFB book."
You or he will have to remove the background pattern. I suggest you search this Forum on how to achieve a plain white background directly....i.e., without the chore of Photoshopping them.
PeteB


I can take care of that on photoshop.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: areich on November 08, 2015, 06:01:13 am
I agree with the blurriness and the need for a plain background. If you're using a phone, there are cheap tripods available. A grey piece of paper or similar would be best as background. The smaller pictures of the tags are not so distracting anymore.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 08, 2015, 06:06:32 am
I agree with the blurriness and the need for a plain background. If you're using a phone, there are cheap tripods available. A grey piece of paper or similar would be best as background. The smaller pictures of the tags are not so distracting anymore.

+1.  Flat piece of gray paper and raise the coin off it a bit, but that's not crucial.  A flat back ground will help the camera to focus on the coin rather than the loops of the towel....


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 08, 2015, 06:16:13 am
+1 gray paper and something other than a human hand holding the camera.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 08, 2015, 06:35:55 am
+1 gray paper and something other than a human hand holding the camera.


Shouldn't that be +2  ;D


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 06:19:57 pm
A grey piece of paper or similar would be best as background.

Hi folks,

In my past posts, I've explained my reasons for using a towel as my background. I need to tilt the coin at specific angles (both X axis and Y axis) in order to take the best photos. And every coin has a different "perfect angle". So, the background must be adjustable.

I state this for 2 reasons:

1) If the coin is flat, the iPhone will be directly overhead. This will block out much of the light.

2) As many of you know, bronze coins, especially dark ones, are not easy to take photos of. I must be able to tilt the coin at different, variable angles in order to capture the best light reflectivity. I can't do that with a flat, inflexible surface for my background.

Whatever is under the coin must be something that is flexible and adjustable. A towel is a perfect candidate. I can't think of anything else that will fulfill that requirement better.

Besides, I actually like the background. I think it looks nice.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 06:26:35 pm
I agree with the blurriness and the need for a plain background. If you're using a phone, there are cheap tripods available. A grey piece of paper or similar would be best as background. The smaller pictures of the tags are not so distracting anymore.

A flat back ground will help the camera to focus on the coin rather than the loops of the towel....

Hi Jay,

The camera is not focusing on the loops of the towel at all. If you look at my photos that are blurry (or partially blurry), the towel loops are blurry along with the coin. If the towel loops were clear and focused, and the coin was blurry, then that would be the case. But it isn't. This is especially evident in my photos that are only partially blurry. Where the coin is blurry, the towel loops are blurry. And, in the same photo, where the towel loops are clear, the coin is clear.

By the way, I don't fully understand how some of my photos are partially blurry and partially clear.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 07:15:33 pm
If you're using a phone, there are cheap tripods available.

Hi folks,

Is something like this good?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GHYM0M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009GHYM0M&linkCode=as2&tag=i054e-20&linkId=AS

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 08, 2015, 07:35:25 pm
I think I'm done here.  I can't keep making the same suggestions for your benefit if you won't at least try it.  I'll state it one last time.

Try a gray piece of paper.  Raise the coin off the background by using something like clay, dumb dumb or other malleable substance.  I know Barry said not to use play dough but I've never had a problem in over 10 years.  This does several things.

It helps the camera focus on the coin
The gray back ground helps the camera "see" the right colors
The malleable substance serves two purposes. It gives it a platform and is able to tilt.

All major coin photographers always shoot the coin flat not tilted.   It gives a a realistic impression and doesn't give you trouble with depth of field.  The source of light can always be changed and if done correctly will not cast a shadow on the coin.  It should be filtered through a transparent piece of paper or plastic.  All of this has been stated before.

Not trying to be rude or insensitive but we're at page 13 here and many posts have been repeated over and over again.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 08, 2015, 07:37:43 pm
Meep,

I would not recommend  that tripod. What you want is a tripod or other mounting system that will hold the phone in position directly over the coin.  

In response to your comments on the background, your goal should be to change the lighting angle by adjusting the light source, not by shifting the coin. That's why I recommended a gooseneck or other adjustable light. If you have no choice but to light from directly overhead, then you might try a plain, flat background with your adjustable towel beneath the plain, flat background to change the angle. Another alternative is to use a small tissue ball beneath the coins to adjust their angle. There are always alternatives. But, if you're happy with the background, then don't let me sway you!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on November 08, 2015, 08:39:57 pm
If you're using a phone, there are cheap tripods available.

Hi folks,

Is something like this good?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GHYM0M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009GHYM0M&linkCode=as2&tag=i054e-20&linkId=AS

Meepzorp

That tripod doesn't look like it's adjustable. I don't think that's what you need for coin photography. Ideally you want a tripod that will allow the phone to "look" directly down on your coin. The focus issues could be because the phone is too close, or it could be because you're using the camera's zoom function. Try not to overuse that if possible.




Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 09:32:44 pm
The focus issues could be because the phone is too close, or it could be because you're using the camera's zoom function.

Hi trav,

Neither one of these is true.

I am not using the camera's zoom function at all. I've never used it once. I don't even know how to use it.

The iPhone is not too close. I've had problems with that issue in the past (long before I started this phase of my project), but I corrected it a long time ago. After all this time, I know the proper distance the keep my iPhone.

My iPhone has an automatic focus. A yellow box appears over the object to be photographed. That's how I know it is ready to snap the photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on November 08, 2015, 09:39:14 pm
If the distance is correct, then it could be due to the coin not resting completely flat. If the coin is slightly tilted it may result in one part being in focus and the other blurred. Or it could be your hand was shaking.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 09:40:51 pm
Ideally you want a tripod that will allow the phone to "look" directly down on your coin.

Hi trav,

I think this is the fourth time I am explaining this (to allude to what Jay wrote above).

I can't do that because it will block out the light from above, which is where most of my light is coming from. In addition to blocking out the majority of the light, it will probably cast a shadow over the coin too.

I hold my iPhone at a 30-45 degree angle to my kitchen table, which is the same angle the coin is at. Based on trial and error and experimentation, my photos come out best when I do that.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 09:46:11 pm
Meep,

I would not recommend  that tripod. What you want is a tripod or other mounting system that will hold the phone in position directly over the coin.  

In response to your comments on the background, your goal should be to change the lighting angle by adjusting the light source, not by shifting the coin. That's why I recommended a gooseneck or other adjustable light. If you have no choice but to light from directly overhead, then you might try a plain, flat background with your adjustable towel beneath the plain, flat background to change the angle. Another alternative is to use a small tissue ball beneath the coins to adjust their angle. There are always alternatives. But, if you're happy with the background, then don't let me sway you!


Hi Cara,

I can't adjust my primary light sources.

The 2 overhead light sources are probably my 2 main sources. And neither one is adjustable.

My goose neck desk lamp is adjustable, but that is the weakest of the 4 light sources.

I have no choice but to adjust the coin and not the light sources.

Yes, I am happy with the background.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 09:50:31 pm
If the distance is correct, then it could be due to the coin not resting completely flat. If the coin is slightly tilted it may result in one part being in focus and the other blurred. Or it could be your hand was shaking.

Hi trav,

We posted almost simultaneously (above).

This is an interesting theory. Yes, the coin is tilted. But the camera is tilted at the exact same angle. The coin surface and camera are parallel to each other.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 09:59:27 pm
Raise the coin off the background by using something like clay, dumb dumb or other malleable substance.  I know Barry said not to use play dough but I've never had a problem in over 10 years.

Hi Jay,

This sounds risky to me. I agree with Barry. When I first read that you were using these types of substances, I had reservations about it even before I read Barry's statements. And I think you have mostly AR coins (Marc Antony, etc.), right? Silver is more stable and inert. Bronze coins are more chemically reactive. I'd be afraid to have foreign substances touching my coins, especially bronze coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2015, 10:03:09 pm
It should be filtered through a transparent piece of paper or plastic.

Hi Jay,

How do you do that without it catching fire from the heat?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: traveler on November 08, 2015, 10:51:40 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

I am aware of the problem of the camera or phone casting a deep shadow on the coin, if it's positioned directly above it. This is especially so at night.

I also tried taking coin photographs with the camera slightly tilted (maybe about 45 degrees) but the results aren't good. My photos were always slightly out of focus.

What I can suggest is to take photographs using daylight, such as near a window. Do not attempt to take the photo with sunlight shining directly on the coin though, that usually results in overexposure. The ambient natural light will make it possible to take photos even with the camera directly over the coin. If the picture taken using natural light is sharp, that will mean your previous blurry photos are due to the tilt of the coin or camera, or both.

The big downside to using natural light is that coins taken over different days will look different. This is due to factors like cloud cover etc.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Mark Fox on November 08, 2015, 11:56:07 pm
Dear Meepzorp and Board,

A quick note before calling it a night here...  

Fluorescent lighting, at least of the kind I grew up with, does not offer steady light.  It actually turns on and off, but so quickly that most people don't notice, although some may develop headaches because of it.  See, for instance, under "Flicker problems" in the following Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamp

There had been times when some of my coin photos taken under a fluorescent light were pitch black.  Some of your problem with blurry images may be connected, partially masked by your camera phone's automatic flash, if it has one and you use that option.  Sometimes the photos will turn out well and sometimes not.  That said, a small fluorescent lamp for growing plants has given me excellent results.  It is what I currently use, although I am anxious to experiment with LED bulbs, which are definitely the future of artificial lighting.    


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: PeterD on November 09, 2015, 03:59:19 am
Meep,

I would not recommend  that tripod. What you want is a tripod or other mounting system that will hold the phone in position directly over the coin.  

In response to your comments on the background, your goal should be to change the lighting angle by adjusting the light source, not by shifting the coin. That's why I recommended a gooseneck or other adjustable light. If you have no choice but to light from directly overhead, then you might try a plain, flat background with your adjustable towel beneath the plain, flat background to change the angle. Another alternative is to use a small tissue ball beneath the coins to adjust their angle. There are always alternatives. But, if you're happy with the background, then don't let me sway you!


Hi Cara,

I can't adjust my primary light sources.

The 2 overhead light sources are probably my 2 main sources. And neither one is adjustable.

My goose neck desk lamp is adjustable, but that is the weakest of the 4 light sources.

I have no choice but to adjust the coin and not the light sources.

Yes, I am happy with the background.

Meepzorp

The amount of light falling on a subject is proportional to the inverse square of the distance between the light and the subject. Therefore a light at one foot from the subject will provide four times as much light as the same light at two feet away. If you place your gooseneck close to the coin it will provide much more light than your overhead lights and will be adjustable to boot.

Peter


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 10:04:18 am
Hi folks,

I re-shot my blurry photos. This the fourth time I shot them. There were 6 photos that, in my opinion, warranted re-shooting because they were so bad (blurry). I saved the new photos on my flash drive. And then I uploaded them to Joe's server. In other words, I "swapped them out" (6 photos). You should be able to see the new photos now.

Let me know what you think.

By the way, there are 2 photos that may still look blurry to you. I am referring to the Caelia obverse (Athena) and the Teate reverse (owl, the Lindgren one, not the Gorny one). These are not blurry photos. These coins look "blurry" in hand. It's the way they were struck (worn dies?). This is especially true of the Teate reverse (Lindgren example). I must specify which one because I have 2 Teate coins with an owl reverse. As further evidence of this, just look at the towel loops in the background. They are clear, not blurry. When my photos were blurry, the towel loops were blurry too. So, these are clear photos of "blurry" coins. As I stated above, that's how they look in hand.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 10:08:38 am
Hi folks,

Something strange happened after I swapped out my photos. If you remember, in the past, I could see my website updates when I was in Mozilla Firefox, but not when I was in Google Chrome. Joe explained it as "clearing the cache".

Now, the exact opposite happened. I can see my website updates (new photos) when I am in Google Chrome, but not when I am in Mozilla Firefox. When I am in Mozilla Firefox, I am still seeing my old photos. I got worried because I couldn't see my new photos.

This is strange. I don't know why I keep having this problem.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 10:13:25 am
Hi Meepzorp,

I am aware of the problem of the camera or phone casting a deep shadow on the coin, if it's positioned directly above it. This is especially so at night.

I also tried taking coin photographs with the camera slightly tilted (maybe about 45 degrees) but the results aren't good. My photos were always slightly out of focus.

What I can suggest is to take photographs using daylight, such as near a window. Do not attempt to take the photo with sunlight shining directly on the coin though, that usually results in overexposure. The ambient natural light will make it possible to take photos even with the camera directly over the coin. If the picture taken using natural light is sharp, that will mean your previous blurry photos are due to the tilt of the coin or camera, or both.

The big downside to using natural light is that coins taken over different days will look different. This is due to factors like cloud cover etc.

Hi trav,

You are correct in every way, Thank you for your input.

You are correct about sunlight. The blurry photos were taken at night. I re-shot them today in sunlight. They came out much better.

You are also correct that, using natural sunlight, photos taken on different days will look different.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 09, 2015, 10:55:50 am
Hi folks,

Something strange happened after I swapped out my photos. If you remember, in the past, I could see my website updates when I was in Mozilla Firefox, but not when I was in Google Chrome. Joe explained it as "clearing the cache".

Now, the exact opposite happened. I can see my website updates (new photos) when I am in Google Chrome, but not when I am in Mozilla Firefox. When I am in Mozilla Firefox, I am still seeing my old photos. I got worried because I couldn't see my new photos.

This is strange. I don't know why I keep having this problem.

Meepzorp

Try Edge. It's the new browser optimised for Windows 10 which you have.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 09, 2015, 12:05:05 pm
They are blurry because you don't understand depth of field.  The whole photo is blurry because your phone doesn't know where to focus.  There should be a clear distinction between subject and background and the best way to do that for the last time is with a gray background and raising the coin up.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: cmcdon0923 on November 09, 2015, 06:12:45 pm
Most of the images look better than previous attempts, but I just have to say again......please consider getting rid of the textured background and going to a less busy one.

It obscures the edge, and takes away from the image of the coin.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 06:34:17 pm
Hi folks,

I just added 2 more pages. Two photos are a little blurry, but they aren't bad. I may swap them out with better photos.

As I mentioned above, because of Nick's upcoming book, I am jumping to Campania. I am skipping over Bruttium and Calabria. I will come back and do them at a later date.

For now, I am only doing Campania cities that issued MFB coins.

For Campania cities that didn't issue MFB coins, I am skipping over them for now. I will come back and do them at a later date.

The same is true for my Campania, Neapolis AR MFB coins. Since Nick's book will only deal with AE MFB coins, I am only doing them for now. I will do my Neapolis AR MFB coins at a later date, probably when I am done with my Bruttium and Calabria coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Akropolis on November 09, 2015, 06:52:44 pm
Your next challenge, in time, is to learn to adjust images to lighten them (appropriately) and remove inaccurate colors. For example, I took the liberty of adjusting your barely visible (on my monitor) Cales, Campania didrachm obverse to lighten it and remove a yellow tint, that I would think is not there on a didrachm. I could be wrong. I hope you don't take offense. If so, I will delete it. I used Photoshop 7. See below.
PeteB


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 07:51:02 pm
Hi folks,

I swapped out the 2 blurry Cales photos. I replaced them with clearer photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2015, 08:03:22 pm
Hi Akro,

That Cales didrachm is very dark in hand. Believe it or not, my photo accurately represents the coin.

Your photo is too light. The coin doesn't look like that in hand. You can keep that photo in this thread for comparison purposes. Feel free to photoshop and adjust my photos.

I don't understand how it is "barely visible" on your monitor. It looks perfectly fine on my monitor. And I am using my new computer now. It is a completely different computer from the one I was using a few days ago. And my coin photos look perfectly fine (and realistic, compared to in hand) on both of my monitors. If anything, my website photos look lighter than the coins in hand, and that is true for both of my computers.

I really don't understand how some members are seeing my coins as too dark on their monitors. Is there a setting you can adjust?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 09, 2015, 08:10:56 pm
Hi Akro,

That Cales didrachm is very dark in hand. Believe it or not, my photo accurately represents the coin.

Your photo is too light. The coin doesn't look like that in hand. You can keep that photo in this thread for comparison purposes. Feel free to photoshop and adjust my photos.

I don't understand how it is "barely visible" on your monitor. It looks perfectly fine on my monitor. And I am using my new computer now. It is a completely different computer from the one I was using a few days ago. And my coin photos look perfectly fine (and realistic, compared to in hand) on both of my monitors. If anything, my website photos look lighter than the coins in hand, and that is true for both of my computers.

I really don't understand how some members are seeing my coins as too dark on their monitors. Is there a setting you can adjust?

Meepzorp

There's been a significant improvement in the photos since the initial posts of two weeks ago. Now they all look fine to me. Including the Cales didrachm.

Nevertheless it's usually best to err on having photos of darker coins be lighter than the coin is in hand. Peter's picture certainly looks better. Many people will have their monitor brightness turned down, for valid reasons eg power management, or may have poorer quality screens. Some modern browsers have reading modes that substitute cream for white background to improve text legibility, but may darken images. Your website has masses of white background that may trigger such settings. So there are a host of reasons why your viewers may see darker images. But a slightly too light photo can still be seen by everyone, even if it doesn't perfectly reflect an actual dark coin. Visitors may not think to, or want to, or be able to, adjust their monitor to cater for a specific website containing dark images. A publisher should generally endeavor to cater for as many visitors as possible even at some sacrifice of absolute truth in image reproduction, and this thread on Forum is a good way to get feedback. As mentioned for perhaps the 50th time on this thread, some gentle and easy post-photo processing is usually how user-friendly photos of difficult-to-see coins are realized, often by increasing the contrast between colours and lightness in ways that make coins look absolutely better (better sometimes than as seen in hand!)


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 10, 2015, 07:51:32 pm
Hi folks,

I added 2 more pages to my website today. These are the first 2 parts of my AE Campania, Neapolis coins. Of course, all of these are MFB coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 10, 2015, 07:54:48 pm
"using some of my coin photos in his upcoming AE MFB book."
You or he will have to remove the background pattern. I suggest you search this Forum on how to achieve a plain white background directly....i.e., without the chore of Photoshopping them.
PeteB


I can take care of that on photoshop.

Hi Nick,

As you are probably aware, I started posting my AE Campania MFB coins. Today, I posted the first 2 parts of my AE Neapolis MFB coins. Please feel free to use any of my photos in your upcoming MFB book. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 10, 2015, 08:00:47 pm
Meep, the pictures are better but I fear using your phone is letting you down.  While the pictures are somewhat in focus they are not sharp.  Does the iPhone have an f stop feature to give you more depth of field? Are you using the macro feature on the phone?

 I don't know as my phone is a Samsung and I use a Sony Nex5 as a camera with a macro lens.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jschulze on November 10, 2015, 09:27:12 pm
On an iPhone there is only autofocus and no native macro, although there may be apps and there are lenses you can buy. The iPhone 4 actually has a good camera. However, it works poorly without good light and the distance appears to be too close for autofocus. Try more light, coming from an angle and  a further distance that produces a clear image. Then crop that further-away image into a close-up. (I would also advise, as others have, to remove the textured background. The camera is probably autofocusing on much of the background, leaving the poorly lit coin out of focus.)

Josh

PS: I say this as someone who takes a lot of coin photos with my own iPhone. These cameras can work very well but only when you toy around enough to know what works and what does not.

*Edit: Please take this as constructive input. I congratulate you on making it this far, as many of us (including me) have yet to do as much as you have!


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 11, 2015, 05:15:38 am
"using some of my coin photos in his upcoming AE MFB book."
You or he will have to remove the background pattern. I suggest you search this Forum on how to achieve a plain white background directly....i.e., without the chore of Photoshopping them.
PeteB


I can take care of that on photoshop.

Hi Nick,

As you are probably aware, I started posting my AE Campania MFB coins. Today, I posted the first 2 parts of my AE Neapolis MFB coins. Please feel free to use any of my photos in your upcoming MFB book. :)

Meepzorp

There are some that should be useful.  I might track down the auction house photos where available.  These look good, but it will save me editing work and I'm on a short timeline (baby coming in three weeks!).

PS: I think it is an astragalus behind Apollo on Sambon 639.



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 11, 2015, 11:07:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 4 more pages to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 11, 2015, 11:23:00 pm
I think it is an astragalus behind Apollo on Sambon 639.

Hi Nick,

I suspected that too, but I wasn't sure. You confirmed my suspicion.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 12, 2015, 07:23:00 am
Lighting is now much better but see my previous post along with Josh's to resolve the out of focus photos.  It may be as simple as moving the camera back a few inches and then cropping as Josh recommended.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 13, 2015, 01:28:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page (Bruttium, Bretti) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 13, 2015, 06:10:10 am
Lighting is excellent now.  Photos are still out of focus.  Please try the suggestions before you go much further.  If you dont want to try the other suggestions then at least move the phone away from the coin a few inches and then crop it after.  It will be sharper.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 14, 2015, 02:12:55 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 4 more pages (Bruttium, Croton-Petelia) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 14, 2015, 02:42:35 am
Photos are still out of focus.  Please try the suggestions before you go much further.  If you don't want to try the other suggestions then at least move the phone away from the coin a few inches and then crop it after.  It will be sharper.

Hi Jay,

I don't think that moving the iPhone away from the coin will make the images any sharper. After all this time, I think I know the proper distance. It is not too close.

If anything, the iPhone may be too far away. If you noticed, my smaller coins tend to be the ones that are more out of focus than the larger ones. The reason for this is that they must be magnified more. The larger coins receive less magnification upon cropping.

What I have been doing for the past 2 days is that, instead of centering the coin in the iPhone's viewing window 100% of the time, sometimes I am taking the photos with the coins off-center (closer to the edges/corners of the viewing window). Sometimes, this results in sharper images. But sometimes, it doesn't improve anything.

By the way, I also experimented several times with the coin flat and the iPhone (horizontal) directly over the coin. Several members, including Joe, suggested this method. Not only did this block lout the light sources from above (which are my primary light sources), but this also resulted in horrendous photos. This method caused the most blurriest images yet. I think the iPhone got confused in these situations. Another problem using this method is that I couldn't see the coin in the iPhone's viewing window. The glare (reflecting off the iPhone's glass) from the 2 light sources above (two 23 watt CFL bulbs) was so bad that I couldn't see anything. I couldn't even see the yellow box (the iPhone's auto-focus) because the glare was so bad. I was basically "flying blind". I had to snap the photos with zero visual input to my human eyes.

When I snap the photos with the iPhone at an angle, I can see the coin in the viewing window. This yet another reason why I am using a grey towel instead of a flat grey background. The towel allows me to tilt the coin at an angle (both X axis and Y axis). Not only does this allow me to actually see the con in the iPhone's viewing window, but I can optimize the angle of the light being reflected off the coin. My primary light sources are not adjustable. I am afraid to put play-dough or clay or any other foreign substance under the coin.

Note: My Bruttium, Croton AR stater (Herakles reclining) was probably struck with worn dies. The photo isn't blurry. It is a clear photo of a blurry coin. The surfaces of that coin have that "runny" look to them. That's how it looks in hand.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 15, 2015, 12:38:15 am
Sorry Meep, I don't think you understand how depth of field works.  The pictures are not in focus.  I won't go over it again.  If you think the pictures are good then that is all that matters.  All the devices are visible.  I just know if I was going through all this I'd spend some time (several hours or even days) working out the proper distance of the light source, camera and subject.  All the best, I don't envy your task....it's a lot of work. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 15, 2015, 04:42:02 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Bruttium, Rhegium) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 15, 2015, 03:29:33 pm
Sorry Meep, I don't think you understand how depth of field works.  The pictures are not in focus.  I won't go over it again.  If you think the pictures are good then that is all that matters.  All the devices are visible.  I just know if I was going through all this I'd spend some time (several hours or even days) working out the proper distance of the light source, camera and subject.  All the best, I don't envy your task....it's a lot of work. 

Hi Jay,

I appreciate your (and everyone else's) suggestions.

As you stated, it is a lot of work. That's why I didn't respond to your post until now. When I read your post last night, I was awake about 18 hours. I was exhausted. This is the case every night.

Every batch of coins I do (approximately 10 coins) takes me about 4 hours. That includes setting up my lights, taking the photos, cropping, re-naming, storing them on the hard drive, storing them on the flash drive, writing the code in html kit, uploading the photos and files, deleting the photos from the iPhone, deleting the photos from the hard drive, etc., etc. This usually yields 2 website pages. I try to do 1 batch a day. if I am lucky, I can do 2 a day. This works out to about 20-30 minutes per coin. Of course, this is in addition to the 30-45 minutes per coin it takes me to write up my hand-written tags. So, yes, it is a monumental effort.

This is in addition to my health problems. I have a chronic illness. It is Winter, and I don't feel well. I am having Lyme flare-ups just about every day. This causes difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, etc. This happens every Winter.

On top of all of that, my family members keep bugging me to help them with different, various things.

It's amazing that I can anything accomplished at all.

In fact, if you noticed, I haven't been in (or posting in) other Forum threads. I've been neglecting them. I'm devoting 100% of my free time to this project.

That being said, my plan was to go back at some point (when I am done with my Bruttium coins, or when I am done with my Magna Graecia box #1, or whenever) and re-shoot my blurry photos and swap them out. Actually, I wanted to do it today, but I gotta help my family again. Maybe tonight.....?

By the way, I think that about 2/3 or 3/4 of my photos are "good enough". If you remember, coming into this project, I stated that I wasn't looking to take high end auction house quality photos. I just want them to be "good enough".

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 15, 2015, 06:02:56 pm
...As you stated, it is a lot of work. That's why I didn't respond to your post until now. When I read your post last night, I was awake about 18 hours. I was exhausted. This is the case every night....

Meepzorp, STOP that PLEASE.  What's the hurry?  Please take your time.  Make it a labor of pleasure or forget it.  Take care of your self. 


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Jay GT4 on November 15, 2015, 09:41:04 pm
...As you stated, it is a lot of work. That's why I didn't respond to your post until now. When I read your post last night, I was awake about 18 hours. I was exhausted. This is the case every night....

Meepzorp, STOP that PLEASE.  What's the hurry?  Please take your time.  Make it a labor of pleasure or forget it.  Take care of your self. 

+1

Enjoy it...


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 16, 2015, 03:48:25 am
...As you stated, it is a lot of work. That's why I didn't respond to your post until now. When I read your post last night, I was awake about 18 hours. I was exhausted. This is the case every night....

Meepzorp, STOP that PLEASE.  What's the hurry?  Please take your time.  Make it a labor of pleasure or forget it.  Take care of your self. 

Hi Joe,

Thank you for your concern. Don't worry. I know what my body can handle and what it can't.

I think you are misunderstanding me. Believe me, it is a labor of pleasure. I love ancient coins. And I look forward to doing this (my project) every day. It takes my mind off my illness. It helps me to cope with it. That's why I started collecting ancient coins in the first place back in 1998.

Technically, I am not "in a hurry". But I don't want to be sitting here a year from now still trying to finish this project. At the rate I am going (about 10 coins a day), it is probably going to take me about 6 months, possibly longer.

I didn't shoot any new photos today. Tomorrow, I am going to be busy too.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 16, 2015, 03:50:26 am
Hi folks,

Tonight, I re-shot my blurry Apulia and Bruttium photos. I swapped them out.

I hope they look better.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Andrew McCabe on November 16, 2015, 04:00:03 am
I think Meep's project is going extremely well. It justifies in retrospect the full year of frustration many of us have had giving advice about PCs, photography and websites (especially to the extent that good advice was often initially disregarded, but then acted on maybe months later). The paranumismatic aspect of the end product (the tags) are what in my mind make this specially important  - it may be the first online coin collection illustrated using owner and dealer written tags. We are also gradually discovering that the collection itself is of very high quality. The replacement photos are looking good and I'm hopeful Meep will gradually improve the quality and replace others. I'm perhaps alone in agreeing with the use of the variegated cloth background - absent a grey card, one of the better materials to use as background can be cloth with some variations in shades and textures as it approximates to a natural background, whereas monochrome substitutes for a grey card can often result in disastrous colour casts. I'd stick with this background, as it appears to be working.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Joe Sermarini on November 16, 2015, 11:09:45 am
...Don't worry. I know what my body can handle and what it can't...I think you are misunderstanding me. Believe me, it is a labor of pleasure...

Good, thanks. I am less worried.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: quadrans on November 17, 2015, 12:15:06 am
I think Meep's project is going extremely well. It justifies in retrospect the full year of frustration many of us have had giving advice about PCs, photography and websites (especially to the extent that good advice was often initially disregarded, but then acted on maybe months later). The paranumismatic aspect of the end product (the tags) are what in my mind make this specially important  - it may be the first online coin collection illustrated using owner and dealer written tags. We are also gradually discovering that the collection itself is of very high quality. The replacement photos are looking good and I'm hopeful Meep will gradually improve the quality and replace others. I'm perhaps alone in agreeing with the use of the variegated cloth background - absent a grey card, one of the better materials to use as background can be cloth with some variations in shades and textures as it approximates to a natural background, whereas monochrome substitutes for a grey card can often result in disastrous colour casts. I'd stick with this background, as it appears to be working.

Hi Meep,

I absolutely agree with Andrew , some notes..like background .. etc... You should heed the advice.
 Your collection and your websites are nicely increasing,  ;) :) +++

Congratulation

 All the best Q.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 17, 2015, 02:28:55 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one page (Bruttium, Skylletium - Vibo Valentia) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Bill W4 on November 17, 2015, 03:50:26 pm
Meep;  Your site is coming along nicely.  With all the sturm und drang , I thought it would never happen.    Nice job.  Bill


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 17, 2015, 07:20:24 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one more page (Calabria, minor mints) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 18, 2015, 03:28:37 am
Hi folks,

Tonight, I added 2 more pages (Calabria, Taras) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2015, 12:19:45 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Calabria, Taras, Part 3 and Campania, Allifae-Atella) to my website.

I also swapped out a blurry photo in my Calabria, Taras, Part 2 page. It is the reverse of the first Campano-Tarantine Alliance coin, with the reverse depicting a dolphin and lion symbols.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2015, 08:33:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Campania, Capua) to my website.

I also swapped out 2 blurry photos in my Calabria, Taras, Part 3 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2015, 05:49:53 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Campania, Cumae and Hyria) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Molinari on November 21, 2015, 06:50:08 am
Looks great.  I really like the Hyria coins.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2015, 09:55:59 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 2) to my website.

As you may have noticed, I skipped over part 1. This is because a coin is in transit. I didn't receive it yet. I am waiting for it to arrive. When it comes, I will go back and do part 1.

I also swapped out a blurry photo. It is in my Campania, Capua, Part 1 page. It is the last coin on that page, obverse photo (Dionysos?).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Carausius on November 21, 2015, 10:54:02 am
Meep,

Your Campania, Naples, Silver, Part II photos look excellent.  Whatever you've changed in your photography recently seems to be working!



Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2015, 11:10:43 am
Meep,

Your Campania, Naples, Silver, Part II photos look excellent.  Whatever you've changed in your photography recently seems to be working!

Hi Cara,

Thanks for the compliment.

Actually, I didn't change anything in my photography. I'm doing the exact same thing I've been doing.

My Campania, Neapolis silver coins just happen to be coins that are easy to take photos of. They are silver, not bronze, which are notoriously difficult to take photos of, especially the darker ones. And they are nicely toned. They don't have ridiculously lustrous surfaces, as my Cumae coins do. You may have noticed the reverse photo of my last Cumae coin, with the star symbol. It is very bright. The reason for this is that this coin is in very low grade, and it has very lustrous surfaces. I had to place the coin on the grey towel at an undesirable angle in order to get the star to be visible in the photo. When I tilted the coin at the normal angle, the star wasn't visible in the photo (because it is so worn). When I laid it flat, the star became visible, but the luster is blinding. I re-shot that coin about 7-8 times. Then, after posting it, I re-shot it again several more times. The new photos were worse than the one I had previously posted, so I left it alone. I even tried shooting it with my lights off. It was worse, I assume because the dark background caused the camera's shutter to open more. This seems to be a problem with very low grade AR coins with very lustrous surfaces.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2015, 09:52:40 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one more page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 3) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2015, 06:03:03 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one more page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4) to my website.

I also swapped out 2 blurry photos in my Neapolis, Silver, Part 3 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2015, 11:21:18 am
Hi folks,

I just added one more page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1) to my website.

As you may have noticed, there is a coin missing. It has a text description only. I am still waiting for that coin to arrive. I thought it would be here by now, but it isn't. When it arrives, I will go back and add the photos. That's why I skipped part 1 in the first place. But I got tired of waiting, and I figured that I'd add that page.

I also swapped out 4 blurry photos in my Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4 page. These new photos should be more clear.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 24, 2015, 05:26:48 am
Hi folks,

I just added one more page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1) to my website.

As you may have noticed, there is a coin missing. It has a text description only. I am still waiting for that coin to arrive. I thought it would be here by now, but it isn't. When it arrives, I will go back and add the photos. That's why I skipped part 1 in the first place. But I got tired of waiting, and I figured that I'd add that page.

Meepzorp

Hi folks,

That coin finally arrived yesterday. But it arrived with significant surface damage, and I was forced to return it for a full refund. So, I deleted that entry from my Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 website page. And I re-uploaded that page to Joe's server. That's why that page has only 3 entries now.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 24, 2015, 03:11:00 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one more page (Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 5) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 25, 2015, 06:46:31 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out a bunch of blurry photos in my Campania, Neapolis, Bronze website pages (Parts 1-4). All total, I replaced 19 photos in those 4 pages. These new photos should be more clear.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: quadrans on November 25, 2015, 11:33:30 pm
Hi Meep..,

 Your website are nicely increasing... :) +++
 Congratulation..
 Q.


Title: Re: Coin website help
Post by: Meepzorp on November 27, 2015, 06:53:23 am
Hi Meep..,

 Your website are nicely increasing... :) +++
 Congratulation..
 Q.

Hi quad,

Thanks. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 27, 2015, 07:08:42 am
Hi folks,

I just changed the name of this thread to "Meepzorp's coin website". Since the "help phase" of this project is primarily over, I decided that the name change would be appropriate now.

I would like to thank everyone for their assistance, suggestions, and advice. I really appreciate it. I couldn't have gotten this project off the ground without everyone's help. You know the old saying: "It takes a village..."

As Andrew stated, this project is "revolutionary". I don't know if something like this has ever been done before. In these types of situations, it is extremely important to have outside assistance and suggestions. It is crucial to have outside input.

Of course, going forward, if anyone has any advice or suggestions, please feel free to comment. For example, just last night, Nick notified me that one of my Campania, Neapolis, bronze MFB coins is mis-attributed (by the dealer). I will be correcting it soon.

And, now that I've been through the initial phases of this aspect of my project, if anyone needs any advice form me, please feel free to ask. Maybe someone wants to do something similar? Of course, I am still learning myself. I learn something new almost every day.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 27, 2015, 07:28:12 am
Hi folks,

Some of you may have noticed something about my website. After receiving advice form several Forum members (including a poll in a separate, related thread), we decided that multiple coins per page would be better than one coin per page (where I was going to use the reference numbers as the clickable links). We also agreed that 5-20 coins per page would be optimal, where the average would be approximately 10 coins per page.

After completing numerous website pages, I've pretty much settled on the lower end of that 5-20 estimate. I did this for 2 reasons:

1) Since I am averaging about 4-6 photos per coin, when I reach 5 coins, I am already at 25 photos per page. I am doing this all from memory. I am not writing anything down as I am going along. When I go to my html kit after cropping and renaming my photos, I write the code holding the photo count (per coin) in my head. Anything more than 5 coins (approximately 25 photos) per page, and I start to lose track of the number of photos per coin. This is a major consideration because my photo count (per coin) varies. 5 coins per page seems to be my brain's upper limit.

2) I am leaving room for growth. In the future, I will probably be adding to my collection. This is especially true for my primary collecting areas (Campania, Augustus, etc.). If I do 10 coins per page now, when my collection grows in the future, I could have 20 or more coins per page. By having approximately 5 coins per page now, when my collection grows in the future, I will have approximately 10 coins per page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on November 27, 2015, 07:41:16 am
2) I am leaving room for growth. In the future, I will probably be adding to my collection. This is especially true for my primary collecting areas (Campania, Augustus, etc.). If I do 10 coins per page now, when my collection grows in the future, I could have 20 or more coins per page. By having approximately 5 coins per page now, when my collection grows in the future, I will have approximately 10 coins per page.


This sounds like the analog equivalent of leaving space between coins in your trays to avoid reshuffling for future acquisitions. That's something I do, so it resonates with me!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 28, 2015, 08:21:25 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I replaced one blurry photo in my Campania, Cales, Part 2 page.

I also addressed the issue of my mis-attributed coins. There were 2 coins (the last 2) in my Campania, Neapolis, Bronze, Part 3 page that were mis-attributed by the dealers. One is Cales. The other is Suessa Aurunca. Nick pointed out to me that the latter was mis-attributed, but he thought it was Cales ("CALENO"). It is actually Suessa Aurunca ("SVESANO"). I had to re-write the tags and re-shoot the photos. Then, I put everything in the proper pages.

I also modified a text description in my Campania, Cales, Part 1 page. This was done based on my off-site conversations with Nick (pertaining to his upcoming book).

All total, I changed 4 pages today:

Campania, Cales, Part 1
Campania, Cales, Part 2 (2 changes)
Campania, Suessa Aurunca
Campania, Neapolis, Bronze, Part 3 (2 changes)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 30, 2015, 10:21:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Campania, Nola-Nuceria Alfaterna and Campania, Phistelia) to my website.

I also swapped out 6 blurry photos in my Campania, Suessa Aurunca page, and 2 blurry photos in my Campania, Teanum Sidicinum page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 05, 2015, 03:11:24 am
Hi folks,

I guess everyone is wondering why I haven't added any pages to to website recently. I've been very busy for the past 10-14 days or so. I've also been very sick. This happens every Winter. So, my pace has significantly slowed down. On top of all of that, Joe's FTP has been down for several days now, so I can't upload any files or photos to his server.

Sometimes in the next few days, my distractions should lessen significantly. And I should be able to substantially pick up my pace again. Of course, this is assuming that (a) my health stabilizes, and (b) Joe's FTP becomes operational again soon (which he informed me it should).

In the meantime, I made a fascinating discovery about the first coin in my Campania, Nola page. It is the exact coin in Nick's MFB website (coin #811 in Nick's website). I never noticed that before. Apparently, it was sold at auction not too long before I purchased it (from a different dealer's fixed price list). And Nick has a photo of that coin that was taken before I purchased it. Based on the information contained in Nick's website, I modified the text in my website entry. I haven't uploaded it yet because Joe's FTP is down. I also re-wrote my tags and took new photos. The letter/monogram below the MFB on the reverse is not an A (which is what I thought it was). It is actually   :Greek_Lambda: E. Now that I have an enlarged photo of that coin, I can clearly see that the information contained in Nick's website entry is correct. Well, at least the reverse information is correct. The obverse information contained in Nick's website has me confused. I still don't know what that object is behind Athena's neck (a hook?). I never noticed it until I read Nick's website entry. I didn't even know it was there.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on December 05, 2015, 05:38:08 am
That description is based on my translation of Sambon.  If I remember correctly, I put "hook" in quotes because that was the direct translation but it probably means something different in English.  I won't have time to look up the entry now.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 07, 2015, 06:28:16 am
Hi folks,

Joe's FTP is working again.

I just added 4 more pages to my website:

Frentani, Larinum
Latium
Lucania, Heraklea
Lucania, Laus

I also edited the text in my first entry in my Campania, Nola page. And I added the new photos of my re-written tags.

I also swapped out my blurry Campania, Nuceria Alfaterna photo (reverse).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 07, 2015, 09:56:28 am
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 4 blurry photos in the following pages:

Campania, Capua, Part 2, second coin, reverse
Lucania, Heraklea, second coin, obverse and reverse
Lucania, Laus, second coin, obverse

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2015, 05:26:16 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Lucania, Metapontum, Part 1 and Part 2) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2015, 06:13:18 am
Hi folks,

I just split my Apulia, Arpi - Luceria website page into 2 pages:

Apulia, Arpi - Hyrium
Apulia, Luceria

I did this to keep it in line with my other website pages. That was the first page I created. I had too many coins in it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2015, 04:52:49 pm
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 11 blurry photos in the following website pages:

Apulia, Caelia (2)
Apulia, Hyrium
Apulia, Salapia (2)
Bruttium, Hipponium
Bruttium, Locroi, Part 2
Bruttium, Nuceria
Bruttium, Petelia
Lucania, Metapontum, Part 2 (2)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 09, 2015, 03:07:14 am
Hi folks,

Tonight, I added 2 more pages (Lucania, Paestum, Part 1 and Part 2) to my website.

Of course, those are just my Greek Italy Paestum coins. I also have numerous Roman Provincial Paestum coins. I will post those coins in my website when I get to my Roman Provincial coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Andrew McCabe on December 10, 2015, 04:40:11 am
It's looking good. I've gone through every page, and I think the quality of the coins is amazing as is the coverage and the quality of the photography and the tickets. For all the warnings I gave earlier this year about mobile phone photography, I think I'll have to eat some humble pie. The photos are terrific. A few blurry ones still out there but the dark ones have all been replaced and they really look like you could pick up the coins. It's an impressive collection of coins, and I look forward to the rest of the collection emerging.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 11, 2015, 06:44:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Lucania, Poseidonia and Thurium) to my website.

I also swapped out numerous (approximately 8-10) blurry photos in my 2 Lucania, Paestum pages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 11, 2015, 07:02:15 am
It's looking good. I've gone through every page, and I think the quality of the coins is amazing as is the coverage and the quality of the photography and the tickets. For all the warnings I gave earlier this year about mobile phone photography, I think I'll have to eat some humble pie. The photos are terrific. A few blurry ones still out there but the dark ones have all been replaced and they really look like you could pick up the coins. It's an impressive collection of coins, and I look forward to the rest of the collection emerging.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the compliments. :)

Yes, there are a few semi-blurry photos here and there. I've re-shot them numerous times, with no improvement. Some coins are just stubborn. They represent a small percentage of my photos. Usually, they are small AE coins. They are the toughest to shoot.

Also, I usually don't swap out my blurry photos until the next day I upload. Unfortunately, many times, I don't notice that a coin is blurry on the iPhone. I don't realize it until after I transfer the photos to the computer. By then, it is too late because I am already processing my photos, and my lighting set-up is already dismantled. I must wait until the next day to swap out my previous day's blurry photos.  That is the "system" I've been using. It seems to be working for me.

For example, today, I added my Lucania, Poseidonia and Thurium pages. But I also swapped out the numerous blurry photos in my 2 Lucania, Paestum pages.

Additionally, please keep in mind that my photos are not filtered or edited in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. I don't have time for that. I have literally thousands of photos to take. They are all "raw" photos from an old iPhone 4. All I am doing is cropping them. That's it.

Some Forum members, including Jay and Bill, thought that this thread and my website were going to be "train wrecks". :) ::)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 12, 2015, 10:31:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 4 more pages to my website:

Lucania, Velia
Samnium, Aesernia
Umbria, Tuder
Sardinia

I also swapped out one blurry photo in my Lucania, Thurium page.


Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 13, 2015, 12:54:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Abacaenum
Sicily, Aetna - Agyrion

I also created a Greek Sicily home page. And I modified my index page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on December 13, 2015, 02:09:58 pm
Your MFB from Agyrion is spectacular!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 14, 2015, 08:44:12 am
Your MFB from Agyrion is spectacular!

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the encouraging words.  :)

When I saw your your name listed as the most recent post, I got very nervous. I was afraid that you were going to tell me that, in your opinion, you felt that it is a counterfeit. I know that many of those coins are fakes, and that you even discussed numerous examples of them on more than one occasion.

Believe it or not, no one bid on that coin. It was a "leftover". I purchased it from that dealer's list of unsold lots. No one wanted it.

It was very expensive. Offhand, I think that is the most money I have ever paid for an AE MFB coin.

Assuming it hasn't already gone to the publisher, you can use that example in your book if you like.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on December 14, 2015, 10:18:30 am
There are many cast fakes of this coin but yours appears genuine.  Nothing to the publisher yet (the baby is delaying things a bit) but the CNG example is better and shows the inscription better, so I'll use that one. 


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 16, 2015, 09:15:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one more page (Sicily, Akragas, Part 1) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on December 16, 2015, 09:43:03 am
Meep,

For what it's worth,  I also had doubts about that eagle/snake didrachm, even before reading your disclosure that it might be fake!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 17, 2015, 03:28:14 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Sicily, Akragas, Part 2 and Part 3) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 17, 2015, 07:58:57 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page (Sicily, Alaisa) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on December 18, 2015, 02:04:42 am
Hi Meep..,

 It is going .. nicely   +++

 Regards
 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 18, 2015, 01:17:35 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page (Sicily, Aluntium - Cephaloedium) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 18, 2015, 10:04:41 pm
Hi folks,

I just added 2 more pages (Sicily, Entella, Part 1 and Part 2) to my website.

I also swapped out one blurry Ameselon photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 19, 2015, 04:52:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Eryx
Sicily, Gela

I also swapped out one blurry photo in my Sicily, Entella, Part 2 page (last coin, obverse).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 19, 2015, 09:50:08 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Sicily, Himera - Kalakte

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 20, 2015, 11:48:51 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Kamarina
Sicily, Katane, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 21, 2015, 07:17:27 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Katane, Part 2
Sicily, Kentoripai

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 22, 2015, 01:57:07 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Sicily, Leontini - Lilybaeum

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 22, 2015, 10:26:24 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Sicily, Menaenum

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 22, 2015, 10:37:50 pm
Hi folks,

I also swapped out one bad photo in my Sicily, Leontini page. It is the last Leontini coin, reverse. It was too dark. I replaced it with a brighter photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 24, 2015, 04:42:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages (Sicily, Messana, Part 1 and Part 2) to my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 25, 2015, 04:21:22 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Messana, Part 3
Sicily, Morgantina - Nakona

I also swapped out a blurry photo in my Sicily, Messana, Part 2 page (dog reverse).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 26, 2015, 07:05:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Sicily, Panormus, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 27, 2015, 06:19:43 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Sicily, Panormus, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 28, 2015, 05:25:06 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Panormus, Part 3 and Part 4.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 29, 2015, 08:51:49 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Segesta
Sicily, Selinus - Solus

I also added one coin at the end of my Sicily, Panormus, Part 4 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on December 30, 2015, 08:56:32 am
Growing fast!  Nice collection.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 30, 2015, 09:32:10 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Syracuse, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 31, 2015, 02:07:56 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Syracuse, Part 3 and Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 01, 2016, 03:51:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Syracuse, Part 5 and Part 6

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 02, 2016, 06:40:14 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Sicily, Syracuse, Part 7

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 03, 2016, 05:57:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Tauromenium, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 04, 2016, 06:04:32 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Sicily, Thermai
Sicily, Siculo-Punic

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 04, 2016, 06:17:30 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting my Magna Graecia (Greek Italy/Sicily) coins, all 6 boxes of them. It took me 2 months. That is about 1/6 of my collection. So, at the rate I am going, it is going to take me approximately 12 months to post my entire collection.

I may go back and swap out any blurry photos, possibly tonight. I'll see.

I think I am going to post my Roman Imperial coins next. I also think that I will split them into 2 separate categories:

Roman Imperial, Augustus
Roman Imperial, Tiberius - Romulus

The reason for doing this is that I have so many Augustus coins. I have 4 boxes of Roman Imperial coins. My Augustus coins comprise about 1 1/3 of those boxes. They represent about 1/3 of all my Roman Imperial coins. I probably have about 100 Roman Imperial Augustus coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on January 04, 2016, 07:42:33 pm
Congratulations on finishing these sections! The site looks great.  Sorry I still haven't checked that Panormos reference, having two kids in diapers is a real handful!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 04, 2016, 09:07:59 pm
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 6 blurry photos in the following website pages:

Calabria, Taras, Part 1 (2 photos)
Calabria, Taras, Part 3 (2 photos)
Sicily, Panormus, Part 3 (2 photos)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 05, 2016, 07:08:12 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on January 05, 2016, 07:45:30 pm
RSC 64 may be a fouree. The globe high point is gone and green corrosion appears to be present.....to my old eyes.
Some excellent coins!
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on January 05, 2016, 08:06:45 pm
RSC 64 may be a fouree. The globe high point is gone and green corrosion appears to be present.....to my old eyes.
Some excellent coins!
PeteB

Indeed, Meep has already identified it as a fouree!  My only quibble is that Octavian's coins are indexed as "Imperial".  Some would disagree with that characterization. Otherwise, lots of splendid coins in this group.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on January 05, 2016, 08:09:49 pm
Getting old.
Sorry about that.
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 05, 2016, 09:34:02 pm
My only quibble is that Octavian's coins are indexed as "Imperial".  Some would disagree with that characterization.

Hi Cara,

I am aware of the potential disagreements with that characterization. Technically, the Octavian issues are Roman Republic/Imperatorial coins. And, yes, technically, I am "blurring the line" a bit.

But I like to keep all of my Octavian/Augustus coins together. That's how I physically store them in my collection. And that's how I am posting them in my website. I don't want to have some in one section and some in another section.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on January 06, 2016, 05:04:30 am
My only quibble is that Octavian's coins are indexed as "Imperial".  Some would disagree with that characterization.

Hi Cara,

I am aware of the potential disagreements with that characterization. Technically, the Octavian issues are Roman Republic/Imperatorial coins. And, yes, technically, I am "blurring the line" a bit.

But I like to keep all of my Octavian/Augustus coins together. That's how I physically store them in my collection. And that's how I am posting them in my website. I don't want to have some in one section and some in another section.

Meepzorp

You could always put "Including Republican/Imperatorial Issues" in paranthesis.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 06, 2016, 09:10:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 3 and Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 07, 2016, 09:02:15 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 5 and Part 6

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 08, 2016, 11:04:09 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 7

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 09, 2016, 08:53:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 8 and Part 9

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on January 10, 2016, 02:17:14 am
Nice series of Augustus.... ;) :) +++

 Congratulation.. +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 11, 2016, 01:22:45 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 10

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 12, 2016, 02:54:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 13, 2016, 03:05:20 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Part 3 and Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 14, 2016, 02:46:48 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 15, 2016, 04:12:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Part 6 and Part 7

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 16, 2016, 02:14:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Restitution Issues, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 17, 2016, 10:27:47 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 27 blurry photos in my Greek Italy pages (Apulia, Bruttium, Calabria, and Campania).

These new photos are much sharper.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 18, 2016, 06:30:48 am
Hi folks,

Today, I made some changes to my earlier website pages (Greek Italy and Greek Sicily). When I first began this project, I was placing too many words in each line of text in my descriptions. The lines were too long. As I proceeded, I "cleaned up" my text descriptions by placing less words in each line of text. My lines of text got shorter. And my text descriptions took on more of a "block" form. It just looks neater. So, today, I decided to bring my earlier website pages in line with my more recent ones. I went through all of my earlier pages. I edited the text and placed many more line breaks in my descriptions. I did this for 75 website pages. When I was finished editing and saving them, I re-uploaded all 75 pages to Joe's server.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 20, 2016, 01:52:41 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 4 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Restitution Issues, Part 2 - Part 4
Roman Imperial, Augustus, Bronze, Paduan "sestertius"

I also edited my Augustus Restitution Part 1 page and re-uploaded it.

Check out the first coin in my Augustus Restitution Part 3 (Titus issues) page. Isn't that the most beautiful coin you have ever seen? :)

Seriously, any suggestions about what could have caused that?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 21, 2016, 05:21:35 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Family, Livia - Agrippa

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 22, 2016, 05:09:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Tiberius

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 22, 2016, 05:15:08 pm
Hi folks,

By the way, I completed another section of my website (Roman Imperial, Augustus). I am finished posting Imperial Augustus coins.

3 sections are now complete:

Greek Italy
Greek Sicily
Roman Imperial, Augustus

I am now posting my Roman Imperial, Tiberius - Romulus coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 23, 2016, 07:57:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Caligula
Roman Imperial, Claudius - Nero

I also added another coin to my Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 page. It is the second coin in that page. It is a new arrival. I just received it yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 24, 2016, 08:58:11 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Vespasian

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 25, 2016, 09:33:05 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Titus
Roman Imperial, Domitian
Roman Imperial, Anonymous (Time of Domitian - Antoninus Pius) - Nerva

I also edited my Roman Imperial, Claudius - Nero page and re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 26, 2016, 09:40:02 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Trajan

I also re-wrote my Nerva coin tags and re-uploaded them. They are more accurate now.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 27, 2016, 11:52:22 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Hadrian - Sabina, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 29, 2016, 01:59:55 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Antoninus Pius, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 30, 2016, 02:04:46 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Faustina I (Senior), wife of Antoninus Pius
Roman Imperial, Marcus Aurelius

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 31, 2016, 02:01:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Faustina II (Junior), wife of Marcus Aurelius

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 01, 2016, 01:11:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Lucius Verus - Lucilla
Roman Imperial, Commodus - Crispina

I also swapped out one blurry Faustina II photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 01, 2016, 04:47:23 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus
Roman Imperial, Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus

I also swapped out one blurry Crispina photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 02, 2016, 04:35:18 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Caracalla - Plautilla

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 03, 2016, 06:07:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Geta
Roman Imperial, Elagabalus

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 04, 2016, 02:24:41 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Julia Paula - Julia Mamaea
Roman Imperial, Severus Alexander

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 04, 2016, 10:05:40 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Maximinus I - Philip II

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 05, 2016, 10:47:53 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Trajan Decius - Valerian II

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on February 05, 2016, 01:37:26 pm
Looking good, Meepzorp. You're making great progress, no?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 06, 2016, 06:18:03 am
Looking good, Meepzorp.

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the compliment. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 06, 2016, 06:51:11 am
You're making great progress, no?

Hi Nick,

I don't know if I'd refer to it as "great" progress. I'd assess it as "slightly better than adequate" progress. In terms of progress, I'm slightly ahead of where I expected to be coming into this phase (Phase 3) of my project. Of course, Phase 1 was treating my bronze disease coins, and Phase 2 was re-writing my hand-written tags that were sloppy and/or erroneous and/or incomplete. With regard to this phase (Phase 3) of my project, in terms of progress, on a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give myself a 6. I was hoping to finish this phase faster, but, apparently, I'm not.

I began Phase 3 in early November 2015. So, I am about 3 months into it. And I'm about 1/4 of the way through Phase 3 of my project. I have approximately 35 boxes of coins. Right now, I'm almost finished with box #9, which is my third Roman Imperial box (I also did 6 Magna Graecia boxes). At this rate, it is going to take me approximately 12 months (a full year) to complete Phase 3 of my project. And that's if I continue at my current pace (if nothing goes wrong).

I've been trying to get at least one page (and sometimes 2-4 pages) done each day. Each page (approximately 5 coins) takes about 3-4 hours of work. On days when I do 2 pages (approximately 10 coins or more), it literally takes me 6-8 hours of work that day. On those days, I really have to fire the thrusters and kick in the after-burners (figuratively speaking, of course).

It works out to about 45 minutes per coin. Of course, that includes everything: setting up my photography equipment, taking the photos of the coins, transferring the photos to the computer, cropping, re-naming, saving the photos to the hard drive, saving the photos to the flash drive, writing the code in the html kit, uploading the photos and files to Joe's server using Filezilla, checking for any errors, and then posting here in Forum.

Fortunately, I haven't encountered any major problems yet.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 06, 2016, 10:34:50 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Gallienus - Salonina, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on February 06, 2016, 02:23:29 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Gallienus - Salonina, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp

Interesting reverse types on the Gallienus Part 1 page!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: nogoodnicksleft on February 08, 2016, 12:49:52 pm
Regarding the Gallienus pages part 1

The officina marks in the exergue will be as follows

Centaur = H
Griffin =  :Greek_Delta: (Delta)
Tigress (aka panther) = B
Hippocamp = N
Pegasus = A (sometimes they look like H or X)

Nice coins :)



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 09, 2016, 09:04:46 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Postumus - Victorinus
Roman Imperial, Claudius II (Gothicus)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 09, 2016, 09:09:03 pm
Regarding the Gallienus pages part 1

The officina marks in the exergue will be as follows

Centaur = H
Griffin =  :Greek_Delta: (Delta)
Tigress (aka panther) = B
Hippocamp = N
Pegasus = A (sometimes they look like H or X)

Nice coins :)



Hi nogood,

Thanks for the advice. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 09, 2016, 09:44:17 pm
Regarding the Gallienus pages part 1

The officina marks in the exergue will be as follows

Centaur = H
Griffin =  :Greek_Delta: (Delta)
Tigress (aka panther) = B
Hippocamp = N
Pegasus = A (sometimes they look like H or X)

Nice coins :)



Hi nogood,

I just edited that page and re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 10, 2016, 06:43:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Tetricus I - Tacitus

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 11, 2016, 08:29:05 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Probus - Numerian

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 12, 2016, 08:24:53 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Diocletian - Maximianus I
Roman Imperial, Galerius - Maxentius

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on February 12, 2016, 08:34:06 pm
WOW. You seem to have that cell phone camera mastered, Meepzorp!!!
Well done. And some super coins!
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 12, 2016, 10:59:51 pm
WOW. You seem to have that cell phone camera mastered, Meepzorp!!!
Well done. And some super coins!
PeteB

Hi Akro,

Thanks for the compliment. :)

I must admit that I'm a little surprised myself at the quality of the photos I'm taking with an old iPhone 4. My photos have surpassed even my most optimistic expectations.

And please keep in mind that I am not editing or altering my raw photos in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. All I am doing is cropping them. And, in some cases, I'm rotating the images because the coin may be "crooked" (when taking the photo) in order to best capture the light. But that's it. That's all I'm doing. I am not adjusting or filtering the colors or anything like that. I don't have time for that. I have 2,000 coins to take photos of. Those are all raw images and natural colors.

I usually take 4-6 photos of each side (obverse and reverse). And I use the best photo.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 13, 2016, 10:30:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Constantine I (the Great) - Helena

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 14, 2016, 09:28:15 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Licinius I

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 15, 2016, 03:54:22 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Maximinus II - Licinius II

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 15, 2016, 11:34:20 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Crispus - Constantine II

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 16, 2016, 10:49:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Constans
Roman Imperial, Constantius II

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 17, 2016, 05:26:19 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Imperial, Constantius Gallus - Valens

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 18, 2016, 01:21:52 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Gratian
Roman Imperial, Theodosius I - Aelia Flaccilla

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 18, 2016, 09:54:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Imperial, Arcadius - Honorius
Roman Imperial, Theodosius II - Leo I

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 18, 2016, 10:18:32 pm
Hi folks,

I am finally finished posting my Roman Imperial coins.

So far, I've posted 10 boxes of coins: 6 Magna Graecia (Greek Italy/Sicily) boxes and 4 Roman Imperial boxes. I started in early November 2015. I am now 3 1/2 months into this phase (Phase 3) of my project. All total, I have approximately 35 boxes of coins. So, I am about 29% done.

So far, I've uploaded almost 3,000 files (photos and web pages) to Joe's server. If I recall correctly, I think it is something like almost 500 Megabytes. And I'm only 29% done. At this rate, by the time I am done, I will have uploaded well over 10,000 files and over 1.5 Gigabytes to Joe's server.

I think I am going to post my Roman Provincial coins next. I have 9 boxes of them. That is almost as many boxes as my Magna Graecia coins and Roman Imperial coins combined. It is probably going to take me 3-4 months to post all of them. Assuming I stay on course, that will take me to late Spring or early Summer.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Andrew McCabe on February 19, 2016, 02:56:17 am
Hi folks,

I am finally finished posting my Roman Imperial coins.

So far, I've posted 10 boxes of coins: 6 Magna Graecia (Greek Italy/Sicily) boxes and 4 Roman Imperial boxes. I started in early November 2015. I am now 3 1/2 months into this phase (Phase 3) of my project. All total, I have approximately 35 boxes of coins. So, I am about 29% done.

So far, I've uploaded almost 3,000 files (photos and web pages) to Joe's server. If I recall correctly, I think it is something like almost 500 Megabytes. And I'm only 29% done. At this rate, by the time I am done, I will have uploaded well over 10,000 files and over 1.5 Gigabytes to Joe's server.

I think I am going to post my Roman Provincial coins next. I have 9 boxes of them. That is almost as many boxes as my Magna Graecia coins and Roman Imperial coins combined. It is probably going to take me 3-4 months to post all of them. Assuming I stay on course, that will take me to late Spring or early Summer.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp

Well done. You have an impressive collection.

Within "Augustus":
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rom_imp_aug_home.htm
... the following pages are of course "Octavian" and not "Augustus"
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt01.htm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt02.htm
and this is a mix
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ae_pt01.htm

Ideally you would rename the home-page title to "Octavian - Augustus" and rename the two fully Octavian pages as "Octavian" - removing the word Augustus, and probably the third mixed page as "Octavian - Augustus".


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 19, 2016, 06:21:27 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 coins to my Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 2 page. They are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2016, 09:40:00 am
Hi folks,

I am finally finished posting my Roman Imperial coins.

So far, I've posted 10 boxes of coins: 6 Magna Graecia (Greek Italy/Sicily) boxes and 4 Roman Imperial boxes. I started in early November 2015. I am now 3 1/2 months into this phase (Phase 3) of my project. All total, I have approximately 35 boxes of coins. So, I am about 29% done.

So far, I've uploaded almost 3,000 files (photos and web pages) to Joe's server. If I recall correctly, I think it is something like almost 500 Megabytes. And I'm only 29% done. At this rate, by the time I am done, I will have uploaded well over 10,000 files and over 1.5 Gigabytes to Joe's server.

I think I am going to post my Roman Provincial coins next. I have 9 boxes of them. That is almost as many boxes as my Magna Graecia coins and Roman Imperial coins combined. It is probably going to take me 3-4 months to post all of them. Assuming I stay on course, that will take me to late Spring or early Summer.

Meepzorp

Hi Meepzorp

Well done. You have an impressive collection.

Within "Augustus":
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rom_imp_aug_home.htm
... the following pages are of course "Octavian" and not "Augustus"
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt01.htm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt02.htm
and this is a mix
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ae_pt01.htm

Ideally you would rename the home-page title to "Octavian - Augustus" and rename the two fully Octavian pages as "Octavian" - removing the word Augustus, and probably the third mixed page as "Octavian - Augustus".


Hi Andrew,

Cara raised this issue earlier in this thread. And Nick offered a similar suggestion.

As I explained earlier in this thread, I like to keep my Octavian and Augustus coins together. It is one of my specialty areas of collecting, and I have so many of them that I created a separate section just for them. This is how I physically store them in my collection, and this is how I posted them in my website.

If I rename those pages "Octavian" or "Octavian - Augustus", it will create another problem. Immediately above that will be the phrase "Roman Imperial". Do you see the problem here?

I am basically in a "no win" situation. I can't lump my Octavian coins together with my Augustus coins in my website (all in the Roman Imperial section) and rename those pages without creating even more confusion. Technically, the Octavian issues are Roman Republic or Roman Imperatorial coins. But, as I mentioned above, I like to keep my Octavian/Augustus coins together, both in my collection (physically) and in my website (virtually).

I think that most collectors understand that they are the same person. Besides, I do label my Octavian issues as "Octavian" in my text descriptions. I think that is sufficient. No?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on February 20, 2016, 10:55:10 am
I still think you should expand or alter the section titles. You could just use Octavian/Augustus as the main heading, and remove Roman Imperial altogether.  That would solve all the issues, right? Then for the individual lists correct to Octavian where appropriate.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Andrew McCabe on February 20, 2016, 11:40:18 am
I do think it should change - and there are a few solutions such as Nick's. Or, once you load up your Roman Republican, shifting the Octavians to that section. I think the compromise I suggested earlier also can work - having "Octavian-Augustus" under Roman Imperial isn't going to seriously mislead anyone - novices will come to understand that the "Augustus" part was his Roman Imperial title, and will see that there was a change of title in 27 BC, hence it's reasonable to put Roman Imperial as a catch-all (including a transition period into Roman Imperial). But explicitly calling the sections on coins of 43-27 BC "Augustus", despite the individual coin tickets saying "Octavian" is going to confuse the hell out of novices and turn my brain upside down too. It looks just like a whopper, when in fact it was a deliberate choice by you. You'll be receiving comments on it for the next 10 years. So I'd look for a solution that makes those sub-sections that cover 43-27BC explicitly "Octavian", and considers especially how a novice-collector might be (mis)informed by those pages. Three possible solutions have been suggested, and there may be others.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 21, 2016, 12:07:34 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 18 blurry and/or crooked Greek Italy photos. I re-shot them and re-uploaded them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 21, 2016, 12:13:49 pm
Hi Andrew and Nick,

I'll ponder the situation and try to come up with a workable solution.

Shifting my Octavian coins to my Roman Republic section (which I haven't gotten to yet) is out of the question.  I want to keep them together.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 22, 2016, 05:05:01 am
Hi folks,

I corrected the Augustus confusion problem. I re-labeled every Augustus website page as "Octavian/Augustus". Nick actually suggested a variation of this solution above, a method where I'd delete the "Roman Imperial" heading altogether. But I kept the "Roman Imperial" heading. My Octavian/Augustus coins need to have some sort of heading.

By keeping every Augustus page heading uniform, I figured that it is the least confusing solution.

I briefly thought about re-labeling only some pages as "Octavian" or "Octavian - Augustus", but that really would have been confusing, especially to a newbie. The main problem with that method occurs when I get to the first Augustus page (immediately after the transition). It would be Part 3 or Part 4 or whatever. Readers, especially newbies,  might think to themselves, "What happened to Part 1 and Part 2"?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Andrew McCabe on February 22, 2016, 05:44:15 am
Meepzorp

That's a fine compromise.

Andrew


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 22, 2016, 01:44:21 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Achaea (Peloponnesos) - Aeolis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on February 22, 2016, 02:51:27 pm
You could also have just Roman, and omit the Imperial. 


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 23, 2016, 08:09:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Arabia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 24, 2016, 10:18:02 am
Hi folks,

Before I proceed any further with my website, I decided to do some editing. Looking at some of my earlier website pages, I noticed that some of my photos weren't cropped and/or rotated properly. Now that my cropping skills have improved, I've decided to go back and re-crop any improperly cropped photos.

I just did my first batch.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 27, 2016, 08:26:09 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished re-cropping my Greek Italy/Sicily photos. Tomorrow, I'll probably begin re-cropping my Augustus photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 01, 2016, 12:54:03 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished re-cropping all of my improperly cropped photos. It took me about 10 days. They look much better now.

I know that some of my photos are a little blurry, especially the small coins. For some reason, my iPhone has trouble taking clear photos of small coins. I also know that some of my coin photos are now a little "cut in". When I re-cropped my photos, I also rotated some of them a little because they were crooked. When I rotated them, my computer "cut in" on the edges of the coins in the photos. It isn't bad. It is very slight. It's one of those "annoying things". The coins are still 98-99% there. I will probably correct both of these issues at some point in the future, but not now.

Next, I am going to edit the text in my earlier website pages. My later pages contain text that is more descriptive. I want to bring my earlier pages more in line with my later pages. So, I'll be editing the text. I'll start today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 06, 2016, 01:29:45 am
Hi folks,

About 2-3 weeks ago, I started the process of making some changes to my website pages. First, I re-cropped (and rotated, if necessary) my improperly cropped photos. Then, I edited and re-formatted the text in every one of my website pages. And I re-uploaded every page and re-cropped photo to Joe's server. I wanted to bring my earlier pages more in line with my later pages. I wanted to give them a more uniform look. I finally finished tonight. I am pleased with the end result.

Now, I can finally get back to posting new photos again. I'll probably start tomorrow.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 07, 2016, 04:21:33 am
Hi folks,

Today, I thought I was finally going to be able to get back to posting new photos, but I got sidetracked.

First, I have a Roman Imperial Elagabalus denarius where my tag contained an incomplete description and no reference number at all. I looked it up in Wildwinds and found the full description and reference numbers (RIC 146). So, I decided to write up new tags for it. I took photos of them, but I didn't get a chance to crop or upload them yet. They are still in my iPhone. I also edited the text in that website page and uploaded it. There is a photo missing in my website page because I didn't upload them yet. The tag is increasing from 1 photo to 2.

Second, when I edited my website during the past 2-3 weeks, some of my Magna Graecia photos needed to be rotated. In the process of doing that, some of the edges were "cut in". And I needed to re-shoot the photos. Also, looking through my website, I noticed that some of my Magna Graecia photos are still a little blurry, even after making several "revisions". So, I decided to address these issues today. I think this is something like my fifth or sixth "revision", as far as my Magna Graecia photos are concerned. The new photos are still in my iPhone. I haven't had a chance to crop or upload them yet. I'll probably do it tomorrow.

Consequently, my posting of new (Roman Provincial) photos got pushed back at least another day or 2.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on March 08, 2016, 12:22:00 am
Hi Mep,

 Slowly you are in the end  .....

 Hard work.. +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 08, 2016, 03:22:45 am
Hi folks,

I just uploaded the Magna Graecia photos I shot yesterday. They look much better.

Hopefully, tomorrow, I can get back to posting new photos again.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 09, 2016, 01:11:53 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Attica

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 09, 2016, 09:08:29 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Bithynia, Minor Mints

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 10, 2016, 06:59:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Bithynia, Nicea
Roman Provincial, Black Sea Area - Bosporus Area

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 10, 2016, 09:07:23 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Byzacium

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 11, 2016, 12:19:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 more pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Cappadocia
Roman Provincial, Caria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 12, 2016, 03:24:35 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 14, 2016, 02:03:15 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 17 blurry Magna Graecia photos.

This is something like the 6th time that I am revising (re-shooting) my Magna Graecia photos. Obviously, I started replacing the worst (blurriest) ones first. Now that I am doing my 6th revision, I am replacing the ones that are even just a little bit blurry. They look much nicer now.

The whole problem here is that I posted my Magna Graecia coins first. I was new to coin photography, and I didn't really know what I was doing. Now that I am more experienced (and more skilled at it), I am swapping out my earlier blurry photos. And I am replacing them with sharper, crisper photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 15, 2016, 04:06:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 16, 2016, 07:17:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Commagene
Roman Provincial, Corinth, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 17, 2016, 03:06:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Crete

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 18, 2016, 07:54:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Cyprus
Roman Provincial, Cyrrhestica (Syria)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 20, 2016, 12:35:13 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Decapolis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 21, 2016, 01:16:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 20 blurry Magna Graecia photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 22, 2016, 12:47:09 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 23, 2016, 01:21:42 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Part 2 and Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 24, 2016, 01:25:14 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on March 24, 2016, 05:38:25 am
I especially like the Domitian / biga of centaurs. I don't recall seeing that type before.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on March 24, 2016, 01:43:07 pm
That is an interesting type. And do those centaurs have horns?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 25, 2016, 03:04:10 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 25, 2016, 03:20:55 am
I especially like the Domitian / biga of centaurs. I don't recall seeing that type before.

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the input. :)

As you can see, it is a pedigreed coin from the Lindgren collection.

Offhand, I don't recall ever seeing another example of that coin for sale either.

It's a nice coin. And I like coins with animals and mythological creatures on them. Also, my astrological sign is Sagittarius. So, I have a special affinity for coins with centaurs on them. That's why I jumped at it when I saw it for sale in Mr. Lindgren's catalog.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 25, 2016, 03:31:33 am
That is an interesting type. And do those centaurs have horns?

Hi Nick,

That's an interesting observation. You know what? I think they do have horns. I didn't even notice that. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Despite the fact that it is a very large (sestertius-sized) coin, you can actually see more detail in the photos than you can with the coin in hand. The main reason is because the photos are enlarged. In fact, if you look at my hand-written tags for that coin, I put a question mark after the word "Victory" because, with the coin in hand, I wasn't sure if that is what the centaurs are holding. Looking at the enlarged photos, I now see that the centaurs are indeed holding Victories.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on March 25, 2016, 04:39:35 am
That is an interesting type. And do those centaurs have horns?

Hi Nick,

That's an interesting observation. You know what? I think they do have horns. I didn't even notice that. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Despite the fact that it is a very large (sestertius-sized) coin, you can actually see more detail in the photos than you can with the coin in hand. The main reason is because the photos are enlarged. In fact, if you look at my hand-written tags for that coin, I put a question mark after the word "Victory" because, with the coin in hand, I wasn't sure if that is what the centaurs are holding. Looking at the enlarged photos, I now see that the centaurs are indeed holding Victories.

Meepzorp

Horned centaurs are known in Egypt from the Temple of Aphrodite in Naukratis from at least the 6th century, so it is a very old tradition in the area, influenced from earlier Cypriot horned bull centaurs.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on March 25, 2016, 04:48:51 am
Here are a couple we mention in the book, which we relate to early depictions of Acheloios as a horned bull centaur (the second one is from Naukratis).  They usually have raised arms, and on your coin those raised arms hold victory, who also has a closely related history.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 26, 2016, 03:50:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Epiros - Galilee
Roman Provincial, Gaul

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 27, 2016, 04:32:18 am
Hi folks,

Since my Egypt, Alexandria, Domitian/centaurs coin generated some interest here, I decided to edit my text in that post. I did some research on that coin and gathered some new information. I decided to write up new hand-written tags too.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 27, 2016, 06:25:02 am
Hi folks,

In a recent PM, Taras (Nico) informed me that a coin in my Calabria, Taras, Part 3 page was mis-attributed by the dealer. It was attributed as Calabria, Taras. It is actually Bruttium, Croton. I corrected the situation.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 28, 2016, 03:48:33 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Ionia, Ephesos, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 29, 2016, 06:12:41 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Ionia, Ephesos, Part 2 and Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 30, 2016, 11:18:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Ionia, Smyrna
Roman Provincial, Ionia, Minor Mints

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 01, 2016, 11:13:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 03, 2016, 03:47:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 04, 2016, 09:12:57 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 3 and Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 05, 2016, 08:50:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 5 and Part 6

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 06, 2016, 10:31:28 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 7
Roman Provincial, Laconia (Sparta) - Lesbos

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 07, 2016, 10:57:52 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 09, 2016, 01:30:33 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum, Part 2
Roman Provincial, Lycia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on April 09, 2016, 03:14:44 pm
Hi Mep Good work.. +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 09, 2016, 09:17:52 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Lydia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 11, 2016, 12:55:44 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Lydia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 11, 2016, 04:27:58 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Lydia, Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 12, 2016, 02:46:45 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 12, 2016, 03:16:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I also corrected a coin posted in my Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum, Part 2 page (fifth coin).

With some help from Dane, I discovered some new information about that coin. I edited the text description, corrected the dealer tag (again), and re-shot the photos of the tags (again).

The dealer had erroneously attributed that coin as RPC 612 (apex reverse). I thought it was RPC 611. It is actually RPC 610.

The whole correction process began when I noticed an error in Wildwinds in the listing for RPC 611 (now corrected to RPC 610). I contacted Dane off-site and notified her of the error. She corrected the error and also significantly expanded the Tiberius listings for that section (Lucania, Paestum). She then responded to my email, notifying me of the proper corrections for my coin. It turned out that we were both wrong initially. But, many times, that's how the discovery process begins. I think we both now have gotten it right. Thank you, Dane. :)

I still don't know if the reverse photo of my example is oriented properly. The main problem is that the reverse of my example is so butchered and mangled. It may be double struck, or it may be some sort of flan/striking defect. The reverse is really a mess. I suspect that is why the dealer screwed up the attribution. About the only thing that is clear on the reverse of my example are the 4 front legs of the 2 horses, which are clearly visible at the 6:00-7:00 position. Beyond that, not much is clear.

It is ironic that the reverse is such a mess, because the obverse of my example is so unusually nice (and artistic) for those Tiberius Paestum issues. It has one of the best Tiberius portraits I've ever seen on a Provincial AE Paestum issue. But the reverse is such a mangled, garbled mess.

It is certainly an interesting (and confusing) coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 13, 2016, 06:07:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 2 and Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 14, 2016, 08:07:12 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of the following Greek Italy pages:

Campania, Capua, Part 1
Lucania, Heraklea

These are new arrivals. I just received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 18, 2016, 09:28:54 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 19, 2016, 02:13:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 19, 2016, 05:14:49 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 6

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 21, 2016, 07:02:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Mesopotamia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 22, 2016, 07:49:52 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Mesopotamia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2016, 02:22:56 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Markianopolis, part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2016, 11:03:02 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Markianopolis, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 25, 2016, 01:34:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 25, 2016, 11:20:46 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 2 and Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 26, 2016, 11:22:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 28, 2016, 03:21:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: okidoki on April 28, 2016, 05:00:54 am
Nice hadrian's  +++


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 29, 2016, 01:42:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 6

I also edited the post for my Macrinus coin in my Roman Provincial, Moesia, Nikopolis, Part 3 page. This is the coin with the 2-story building on the reverse. I discovered some new information about that coin. My example is a double die match to the Varbanov plate coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 30, 2016, 03:43:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Moesia, Tomis - Viminacium
Roman Provincial, Mysia, Cyzikos

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 01, 2016, 03:05:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Mysia, Parion

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 02, 2016, 04:19:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Mysia, Pergamon, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 03, 2016, 07:39:37 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Mysia, Pergamon, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 05, 2016, 03:25:55 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Palestine
Roman Provincial, Pamphylia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 06, 2016, 02:55:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Ake-Ptolemais
Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Arados

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 07, 2016, 06:39:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Berytos, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 08, 2016, 11:27:37 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Berytos, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 09, 2016, 02:31:15 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Berytos, Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 11, 2016, 06:41:09 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Dora

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 12, 2016, 10:34:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Sidon

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 13, 2016, 11:29:05 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Tripolis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 15, 2016, 01:57:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Tyre, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 16, 2016, 04:17:26 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Tyre, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 19, 2016, 06:45:35 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Aizanis - Amorion

You will probably notice that there is an entry missing in this page. The reason for this is that I recently ordered a coin, and it is on its way to me. I didn't want to delete that block of code and then be forced to re-write it all over again when the coin arrives. When the coin arrives, I will simply insert it there.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: NORMAN K on May 20, 2016, 05:04:25 am
Very impressive and useful information.  Great Job on your website.
Norm


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 20, 2016, 09:20:14 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Apameia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 20, 2016, 09:24:11 am
Very impressive and useful information.  Great Job on your website.
Norm

Hi Norman,

Thank you and everyone else for the positive feedback and advice. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on May 20, 2016, 09:24:54 am
This page doesn't seem to be displaying properly:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phrygia_aiz_amor.htm


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 20, 2016, 09:27:14 am
This page doesn't seem to be displaying properly:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phrygia_aiz_amor.htm

Hi Nick,

I explained it above, in reply #578.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 21, 2016, 11:52:20 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Cotiaeum - Eumeneia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 22, 2016, 12:45:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, regarding my website, I added one coin to each of the following Roman Provincial pages:

Lydia, Part 2 (Sardes)
Phrygia, Amorion

These are new arrivals from Forum (Joe). I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 24, 2016, 11:47:56 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Grimenothyrae - Laodikeia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 26, 2016, 07:18:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Pisidia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 29, 2016, 08:38:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Pontos
Roman Provincial, Samaria, Caesarea

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 30, 2016, 11:11:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Samaria, Neapolis
Roman Provincial, Sardinia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 01, 2016, 01:50:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Sicily

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 02, 2016, 03:01:42 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Acci - Calagurris

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 03, 2016, 03:32:43 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Carteia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 04, 2016, 04:54:24 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Carthago Nova

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 05, 2016, 04:49:54 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 1 coin to my following website page:

Roman Imperial, Octavian/Augustus, Bronze, Part 2

This is a new arrival form Forum. I just received it yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 06, 2016, 08:15:44 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Castulo - Dertosa

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 07, 2016, 09:00:45 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Emenira - Ercavica

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Scribonius Probus on June 07, 2016, 10:21:22 am
Hi Meepzorp

You might want to check your first entry on your most recent page.  I think you will find that the dealer you acquired the first coin from ( the Carisius As ) made one of those "catastrophic" typing errors which get you so worked up, in the city name.  Emenira should instead be Emerita........

Gary


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 07, 2016, 10:54:57 am
Hi Meepzorp

You might want to check your first entry on your most recent page.  I think you will find that the dealer you acquired the first coin from ( the Carisius As ) made one of those "catastrophic" typing errors which get you so worked up, in the city name.  Emenira should instead be Emerita........

Gary

Hi Gary,

Thank you for pointing that out to me. I thought it was odd.

I'll correct it soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 08, 2016, 04:01:13 am
Hi Meepzorp

You might want to check your first entry on your most recent page.  I think you will find that the dealer you acquired the first coin from ( the Carisius As ) made one of those "catastrophic" typing errors which get you so worked up, in the city name.  Emenira should instead be Emerita........

Gary

Hi Gary,

Thank you for pointing that out to me. I thought it was odd.

I'll correct it soon.

Meepzorp

Hi folks,

I corrected the situation.

I think that was something like the 300th dealer error that was discovered on one of my tags. I have approximately 2,000 coins. So, that means that approximately 15% of my coins contained at least one dealer error on the tag. And many of those dealer errors (approximately 50-60% of them) were serious/catastrophic errors. And, by the way, my definition of a "serious/catastrophic error" in this context is an error that is extremely time-consuming to correct and/or requires me to re-write a new tag from scratch. For example, it took me about 50-60 minutes (almost an hour!!!) to straighten out this error. The error had been propagated all the way "down the line" (through the flash drive, the HTML code, file names, website page, RP home page, etc.). It was pervasive.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 08, 2016, 11:32:24 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Gades - Italica

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 12, 2016, 08:57:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Osset - Colonia Patricia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 15, 2016, 09:19:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Spain, Romula - Turiaso

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 18, 2016, 11:31:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 19, 2016, 03:34:20 am
Hi folks,

I just added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 1

This is a coin that the dealer had mis-attributed. He attributed it as Syria. It is actually Cilicia(?), Hieropolis-Kastabala(?).

This is yet another example of how a dealer mis-attribution has worked in my favor. It turns out that it is actually a much rarer coin (and city).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 21, 2016, 03:18:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 23, 2016, 03:01:10 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Antioch, Part 3 and Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 26, 2016, 10:11:53 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Apameia - Chalkis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 28, 2016, 05:06:26 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Damascus

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 02, 2016, 06:31:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Emisa - Heliopolis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 04, 2016, 02:41:54 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Laodicea

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 05, 2016, 12:16:38 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Syria, Raphanea - Seleuceia
Roman Provincial, Syrtica (Africa)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 05, 2016, 11:56:00 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thessalian League

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 08, 2016, 04:08:32 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Kings

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 20, 2016, 03:29:31 pm
Hi folks,

Some of you are probably wondering what happened to me lately. For the past couple of weeks, I've been pretty much inactive here in Forum.

Here is my (fish) story: I took a rocket to Mars. I was hanging out on Mars for a while. And then, I returned to Earth in my space ship. Just kidding. :)

Actually, I was very busy. I decided to edit my previous web pages, all 200-300 pages. I "cleaned them up" and made them more presentable and professional. It took me 12 days and approximately 80-100 hours of work.

In the past, in the interest of speed, I wrote my text in a sort of short hand. During the past 12 days, I went back and expanded on my text.

I added much more proper punctuation (commas, etc.).

I inserted the words "and" and "of" more frequently.

I added Greek/Latin legends, where possible.

I separated my page headings (large red print) and made them more readable.

I even experimented with different colors in my home (index) page.

Along the way, I discovered numerous typos that I corrected.

I encountered 2 more serious/catastrophic dealer errors. This forced me to re-write my tags. One of those is an AE Roman Provincial Macedon, Amphipolis coin of Claudius that the dealer had mis-attributed as Augustus.

I also came across 3 tags that, in my opinion, was severely lacking in information. So, I re-wrote those tags too. All total, I re-wrote 5 tags from scratch and re-uploaded them.

When I was all done editing my website pages, I re-saved them to my hard drive and flash drive. And then, I re-uploaded the files (all 200-300 pages) to Joe's server.

Please feel free to take a look. If you notice any mistakes, please let me know. And, as always, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to make me aware of them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 21, 2016, 09:09:31 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Lucania, Herakleia
Roman Provincial, Mysia, Cyzikos

These are new arrivals. I just received them last week.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on July 21, 2016, 11:57:24 am
Looks great Meep.  I like the update.  Maybe incorporate actual Greek fonts at some point too.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 21, 2016, 07:14:27 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Abdera - Anchialus

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 21, 2016, 07:34:48 pm
Looks great Meep.  I like the update.  Maybe incorporate actual Greek fonts at some point too.

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

I totally agree with you regarding the Greek fonts (letters). I actually thought about doing that as I was grinding through this update. But I think it would have been too much work for one update, considering what I did (the amount of work, the time consumed, etc.). Maybe for my next update?

I'm not exactly sure how to generate Greek letters in html. I think it involves changing the opening lines ("charset"?) of the code in each page. Of course, I'd have to manually change the code in every page (all 200-300 pages!!!). I'd also probably have to re-format the text in every page because the spacing would change (words would become one letter). And then, I'd have to re-save (to both the hard drive and my flash drive) and re-upload every page to Joe's server. It would be a very time-consuming process. And there is another problem. I don't know how to physically generate Greek letters. In other words, what keyboard function would I have to use? Does anyone know how to do this?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on July 21, 2016, 08:49:05 pm
Most word processing applications have Greek fonts.  You have MS Word, no?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 21, 2016, 09:53:54 pm
Most word processing applications have Greek fonts.  You have MS Word, no?

Hi Nick,

No, my computer has no word processor.

Do I need a word processor to generate Greek fonts (letters)? Can I do it without one?

Previously, Andrew had advised me about free word processors that I can download. But I never downloaded and installed one because I never had  a use for one.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 22, 2016, 12:23:50 pm
Hi folks,

I figured out how to generate Greek letters in my website pages. I looked at the tutorial that Andrew referred me to earlier in this thread. It turns out that I don't need to change my "charset" setting. UFT-8 can handle Greek letters.  Nor do I need a word processor. I followed the tutorial and tested it on one of my pages. It worked.

At this point, I think I will do another update to my website pages. This may take several days.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 03, 2016, 03:28:02 pm
Hi folks,

Here is a progress report:

As many of you know, I am currently grinding through my second website update of the past few weeks. Right now, I am about 75-80% done. I have made several improvements.

In my Greek legends in my text, I converted Greek words (for letters) into actual Greek letters. For example, "lambda" became  :Greek_Lambda:, and "pi" became  :Greek_Pi_3:.

I significantly expanded my Greek/Latin legends in my text.

I expanded my text descriptions.

I re-formatted my text, which I was forced to do when I converted Greek words to letters.

I experimented with different colors in my page headings, and I color-coded each line. They are no longer all red.

Believe it or not, I actually came across 13 more serious/catastrophic dealer errors. This forced me to re-write 13 new tags from scratch. And I'm only 75-80% done.

I also encountered 19 tags where I felt that the information was lacking, so I re-wrote them too. Many of these are my AR-washed AE follis Constantine-era coins. And many of those have camp gate reverses.

All total, I re-wrote 32 new tags from scratch. And I'm only 75-80% done. And that's not even counting the numerous tags I re-wrote from scratch in my first update (a few weeks ago).

As you can see, I've been quite busy lately. I hope you will all like my updated website. Of course, I haven't uploaded any pages yet. I'll upload all 200-300 pages when I'm done with my update, which should be in a few days.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 16, 2016, 03:45:35 am
Hi folks,

Here's another progress report:

As many of you know, for the past 6-8 weeks or so, I have been grinding through my second website update. Right now, I am about 95-98% done.

So far, I have had to re-write 55 new tags from scratch (because of serious/catastrophic dealer errors, insufficient information, etc.). This, by far, is eating up the lion's share of my time.

I also found some old Hendin tags. As many of you know, I make a "sandwich" using my own hand-written tags and my dealer tags. But when I first started collecting ancient coins (way back in the beginning), I didn't do that all the time. The tags from my very early Hendin purchases were not with my coins. They were in a box in my bedroom. Since I was doing a website update, I figured that I'd incorporate them with my coins now. I looked for the tags and found them. They were exactly where I thought they were. I added the photos to my website. You will be able to see them when I upload my updated pages.

I hope to be finished within the next few days.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on August 16, 2016, 02:23:57 pm
Huhh,

 Hard work Mep... +++

 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 18, 2016, 04:58:45 am
Hi folks,

I finally finished my second website update. I re-uploaded all 270 pages to Joe's server.

I started this update on 7/23. It took me 27 days and close to 200 hours of work.

In the past 6-8 weeks, I did 2 website updates. Those 2 updates, combined, consumed 39 days and about 250-300 hours of my time.

All total, I had to re-write 58 new tags from scratch. That's just during my second update alone.

Anyway, please feel free to take a look at my updated pages. As always, if anyone notices any errors, then please let me know. Also, as always, if anyone has any suggestions, then please let me be aware of them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 23, 2016, 01:59:44 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 24, 2016, 12:10:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 26, 2016, 09:53:57 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 1

This coin is a new arrival. I just received it yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 26, 2016, 03:45:20 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 27, 2016, 10:04:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Bizya - Deultum

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 28, 2016, 11:23:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Hadrianopolis, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 29, 2016, 09:45:01 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Hadrianopolis, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 30, 2016, 07:59:54 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Pautalia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 31, 2016, 11:35:36 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Pautalia, Part 2
Roman Provincial, Thrace, Philippopolis - Sestos

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 03, 2016, 12:32:08 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Provincial, Troas, Alexandria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 04, 2016, 10:39:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Provincial, Troas, Minor Mints
Roman Provincial, Zeugitania

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 05, 2016, 03:01:34 am
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting my Roman Provincial coins, all 9 boxes of them. It took me a long time.

I think I am going to post my Greek coins next. I have 4 boxes of them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 07, 2016, 02:25:06 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Achaia - Aitolia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Arados on September 07, 2016, 02:56:01 am
Look forward to seeing the rest of you Greek coins, do you own any Phoenician coins ?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 07, 2016, 05:35:14 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Akarnania - Arkadia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 07, 2016, 05:43:59 am
Look forward to seeing the rest of you Greek coins, do you own any Phoenician coins ?

Hi MR,

Thanks for the interest.

Yes, I own several Phoenician coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 07, 2016, 06:25:50 am
Look forward to seeing the rest of you Greek coins, do you own any Phoenician coins ?

Hi MR,

I just remembered that I have an interesting AE Seleucid coin minted in Phoenicia, Byblos. A winged Kronos is depicted on the reverse. It was issued by one of the Antiochus kings. I purchased it because the dealer mis-attributed it as Augustus. I was somewhat disappointed when, many years later, I discovered that it isn't an Augustus coin. But it is still an extremely rare (R3) and interesting coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Arados on September 07, 2016, 06:35:53 am
Look forward to seeing the rest of you Greek coins, do you own any Phoenician coins ?

Hi MR,

I just remembered that I have an interesting AE Seleucid coin minted in Phoenicia, Byblos. A winged Kronos is depicted on the reverse. It was issued by one of the Antiochus kings. I purchased it because the dealer mis-attributed it as Augustus. I was somewhat disappointed when, many years later, I discovered that it isn't an Augustus coin. But it is still an extremely rare (R3) and interesting coin.

Meepzorp

I have never seen those for sale, do you have the coin with Alexander I Balas or Antiochos IV ?

I must confess to being slightly envious.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 08, 2016, 01:27:24 am
Look forward to seeing the rest of you Greek coins, do you own any Phoenician coins ?

Hi MR,

I just remembered that I have an interesting AE Seleucid coin minted in Phoenicia, Byblos. A winged Kronos is depicted on the reverse. It was issued by one of the Antiochus kings. I purchased it because the dealer mis-attributed it as Augustus. I was somewhat disappointed when, many years later, I discovered that it isn't an Augustus coin. But it is still an extremely rare (R3) and interesting coin.

Meepzorp

I have never seen those for sale, do you have the coin with Alexander I Balas or Antiochos IV ?

I must confess to being slightly envious.

Hi MR,

I don't have access to that coin right now because it is put away in storage. I am not up to my Phoenicia or Seleucid coins yet. My Greek Phoenicia and Seleucid coins are in a different box. Right now, I only have access to my first Greek box. I am doing one box at a time.

Offhand, from memory, I think it is Antiochus IV. I remember the obverse portrait having a radiate head, which is one of the things that tipped me off that it wasn't Augustus, who is laureate on that issue. That is why I suspected that the dealer mis-attributed it. I did some research and determined that it isn't Augustus and that it is, in fact, a Seleucid coin minted in Phoenicia, Byblos.

There is a wedge-shaped (or triangle-shaped) piece broken off the flan. About 15-20% of the flan is missing. But it doesn't affect any of the devices. Fortunately, the missing part is the fields.

I'll be posting the photos in my website soon, probably within the next few months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Arados on September 08, 2016, 03:26:03 am
I look forward to seeing your Phoenician & Seleucid coins.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 08, 2016, 04:07:02 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Attica

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 08, 2016, 11:22:07 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Bithynia - Boiotia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 10, 2016, 03:10:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Caria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 10, 2016, 04:54:45 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Celtic

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on September 10, 2016, 06:03:24 am
Some nice coins in the mix, Meep. 


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 10, 2016, 01:09:58 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Cilicia

The last coin in that page is a coin type that, in the past, Nick had expressed interest in. He wondered what type of animal is depicted on the reverse. Some coins of that type appear to have a MFB. The animal on my example looks more like a goat or a moose.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 10, 2016, 01:13:39 pm
Some nice coins in the mix, Meep. 

Hi Nick,

Thanks :)

I remember you being curious about the animal depicted on my Cilicia, Tarsos coin. What do you think?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on September 10, 2016, 02:26:00 pm
That's a (presumably) later issue after it had devolved into a horned creature.  On some dies it is even further devolved.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 11, 2016, 09:03:41 am
That's a (presumably) later issue after it had devolved into a horned creature.  On some dies it is even further devolved.

Hi Nick and folks,

Actually, the animal on my example looks like Dino form the TV show "The Flintstones". :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 12, 2016, 02:11:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Corinth
Greek, Crete

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 20, 2016, 12:24:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Egypt

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 20, 2016, 10:21:50 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Lucania, Copia

This coin is a recent arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 23, 2016, 04:29:57 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Elis

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 24, 2016, 06:47:18 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Epiros

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 24, 2016, 11:59:55 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Euboia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 26, 2016, 05:53:06 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Gaul
Greek, Illyria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 27, 2016, 11:21:43 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Ionia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 28, 2016, 12:29:03 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Ionia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 29, 2016, 12:52:25 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Judaea

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 01, 2016, 03:53:49 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Lesbos - Lycia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 02, 2016, 09:03:25 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Lydia - Lykaonia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 03, 2016, 04:57:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Apameia

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 04, 2016, 10:13:10 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Macedon, Kings, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 06, 2016, 12:27:44 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Macedon, Kings, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 06, 2016, 11:25:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Macedon, Amphipolis - Pella

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 10, 2016, 12:52:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Macedon, Thessalonika

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 12, 2016, 02:03:15 am
Hi folks,

I decided to re-arrange my Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras pages. This was necessitated by the fact that I purchased several Calabria, Taras coins since I initially posted those pages. And I am anticipating more future growth. In other words, I plan on buying more of those coins in the future. So, I went from 3 Taras pages to 4. My Taras coin pages are now divided into 4 parts, not 3.

I also "cleaned them up" (my Taras pages, not the coins, of course). Previously, my Calabria, Taras coins were not really divided properly. My denominations were all over the place. They were scattered among different pages. Now, my denominations are all clearly divided. For example, my Campano-Tarentine Alliance issues are now all on one page. They have their own separate page now.

I also re-numbered all of my Calabria, Taras photos. This was necessitated by the fact that many of those coins moved to a different page. Also, many of my numbers were out of sequence because I purchased so many Taras coins since I created those pages. So, I deleted all of my Taras photos on Joe's server (every one of them) and re-uploaded every photo after re-numbering them.

This was a very complex and complicated procedure. It took me 3-4 hours to complete this task.

Anyway, please feel free to take a look at my newly re-arranged Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras pages. As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 12, 2016, 06:56:43 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Megaris

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2016, 06:10:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Moesia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 14, 2016, 11:47:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Mysia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2016, 12:29:25 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Mysia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 16, 2016, 12:46:07 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Mysia, Part 3 (Lampsakos - Parion)

By the way, regarding the first coin in this page, does anyone have any suggestions about the reverse and/or attribution?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Mark Fox on October 16, 2016, 05:21:48 pm
Dear Meepzorp and Board,

Your uncertain Mysian does indeed appear to belong to Mysia, but it is likely an issue of Astyra, struck for the satrap Tissaphernes.  Two examples:

http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8406 (http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=8406)
http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=830 (http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=830)

You will need to rotate your reverse 90į clockwise.

Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 17, 2016, 03:04:20 pm
Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for the attribution assistance. Your help is invaluable. I never would have guessed that on my own.

I thought that the object at the "bottom" of the reverse of my coin was a letter "T". So, I went into Wildwinds and looked through every city that started with a letter "T". I went through page after page after page. But I couldn't find any matches.

Regarding the second example in your post, the obverse portrait is a direct match to my example. It is also the exact same size (AE 12).

I am still wondering if the reverse of my example is mis-struck or over-struck or double struck. I think it may be. On my example, the objects/material that hangs from the statue's arms doesn't appear to be parallel. The "lines" are not aligned.

Or maybe the objects/material is parallel. And maybe it isn't double struck. Since the reverse of my example has so many serious issues, it is difficult to tell.

I see what you are saying about rotating the reverse 90 degrees. The base of the statue will be at the bottom of the reverse. However, that puts the club on the left and the legend on the right. This is the exact opposite placement as the examples in your post, which have the legend on the left and the club on the right.

I'll correct the dealer error soon. It is probably going to take me about 2 hours to write up new tags and fix everything (flash drive, HTML code, etc.).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 17, 2016, 05:21:58 pm
Hi folks,

I corrected the dealer error. It took me about 3 hours.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 20, 2016, 03:05:14 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Bruttium, Croton
Greek Italy, Bruttium, Terina
Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 2
Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Bronze, Part 4
Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 6 (Thessalonika, Part 2)

These are new arrivals. I just received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 22, 2016, 10:09:10 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Mysia, Part 4 (Pergamon)
Greek, Pamphylia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 24, 2016, 01:22:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Phoenicia, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 24, 2016, 11:32:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Phoenicia, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2016, 02:26:56 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Phoenicia, Part 3 (Sidon)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Arados on October 27, 2016, 07:22:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Phoenicia, Part 1

Meepzorp

Hi Meep,

I have really enjoyed your collection of Phoenician coins so far.  +++

I am quite confident that your Aradain coin with Zeus & triple ram is year 106 (154-153 B.C), the iconography fits in nicely with that era date.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2016, 08:07:22 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Phokis
Greek, Phrygia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 29, 2016, 08:10:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Phoenicia, Part 1

Meepzorp

Hi Meep,

I have really enjoyed your collection of Phoenician coins so far.  +++

I am quite confident that your Aradain coin with Zeus & triple ram is year 106 (154-153 B.C), the iconography fits in nicely with that era date.


Hi MR,

Thank you for your advice. I edited that page. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 30, 2016, 11:25:53 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Pisidia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Pekka K on October 30, 2016, 11:38:58 am

Your 3rd coin of Pamphylia, Side seems to me more like
Ilon, Troas.

Similar to: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2593885

Pekka K


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2016, 05:16:56 am

Your 3rd coin of Pamphylia, Side seems to me more like
Ilon, Troas.

Similar to: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2593885

Pekka K

Hi Pekka,

Thank you so much for pointing that out to me. That coin was driving me crazy. I couldn't figure out what it was.

I knew that the reverse legend didn't match Pamphylia, Side. But I couldn't quite make out what it was. I thought that the second letter was an "A". It turns out that it is actually a  :Greek_Lambda:. And the reverse legend actually reads: I :Greek_Lambda: I.

When I was doing a search in acsearch, I kept entering "Athena pomegranate" in the search box, because I though that the object Athena is holding in her left hand is a pomegranate. That's why I wasn't being directed to Troas, Ilion.

According to the acsearch entry, the object that Athena is holding in her left hand is actually a distaff. However, I am still not convinced. Whatever it is, it has a round, bulbous head. To me, it looks much more like a pomegranate or a poppy than a distaff.

My example is a pedigreed coin from the Lindgren collection. I purchased it from Mr. Lindgren just before he passed away. I guess he mis-attributed it.

I'll correct this situation soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 31, 2016, 12:09:43 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Pontus

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 01, 2016, 07:20:49 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Sikyonia

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2016, 07:36:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Spain, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 06, 2016, 03:39:18 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Spain, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 06, 2016, 11:17:24 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Spain, Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2016, 04:04:17 pm
Hi folks,

I just edited my Greek, Spain, Part 3 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 08, 2016, 09:25:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 11, 2016, 05:44:19 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 11, 2016, 09:28:46 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 3

This page contains a very rare Phoenicia, Byblos coin that MR (Arados) had expressed interest in in the recent past.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 13, 2016, 11:47:56 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 14, 2016, 06:47:45 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 15, 2016, 12:41:13 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek, The Cyclades
Greek Italy, Campania, Cales, Part 1
Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 1
Roman Provincial, Sicily

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 16, 2016, 03:22:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Syria, Seleucid, Part 6
Greek, Syria, Coele-Syria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on November 16, 2016, 04:04:00 pm
Well done, Meepzorp.
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 18, 2016, 07:08:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Thessaly, Part 1 and Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2016, 07:39:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Greek, Thrace, Kings
Greek, Thrace, Part 1, Aegospotami - Chersonesos

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Mark Fox on November 19, 2016, 10:15:21 am
Dear Meepzorp and Board,

Your bronze of Aegospotami is most likely an issue of Aegeae in Cilicia.  I am attaching several pages from HansjŲrg Bloesch's ANS paper, "Hellenistic Coins of Aegeae," published in the 1982 volume of Museum Notes.

Depending if there is a monogram on your coin, and in consideration of its diameter and weight, Bloesch 8, or something similar to Bloesch 67 (which is very close in style) could be a possible fit.

Hope this helps.


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2016, 11:23:32 am
Hi Mark,

Thank you for your suggestion. I appreciate your attatchments.

Could it be that Mr. Lindgren mis-attributed another coin?

I see your point. Yes, it does look like some AE Cilicia, Aegeae coins. However, on most of those coins, Athena's hair hangs down in 3 braids. In fact, I have one of those coins. It is already posted in my website.

And yes, it is true that, on some Aegeae coins (Bloesch 67 and 71), Athena's hair does not hang down like that. And the style of the Athena on those issues matches my coin. Actually, it matches my example more so than any Aegospotami coin. However, there is one nagging problem. The reverse inscription on Aegeae coins should read: A I :Greek_Gamma: E A...

On my example, the 5th digit is clearly not an "A". It looks much more like an "O" or a "C". I assume that is what made Mr. Lindgren think it is an Aegospotami coin.

Could it be an Aegeae coin with a typo in the reverse legend?

What does everyone else think?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 20, 2016, 08:43:33 am
Hi folks,

I corrected the dealer error (Aegospotami/Aegeae).

Edit #1: This is strange. My changes (corrected website pages and photo numbers) work in Mozilla, but not in Google Chrome. I re-loaded the page several times, but it is still showing the old photo numbers. I guess I have to give it time. Mozilla is showing the correct photo numbers.

Edit #2: Now it is working in Google Chrome. That was strange.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2016, 05:11:59 am
Hi folks,

Yesterday, when I added my mis-attributed Aegeae coin to my Greek, Cilicia website page, I copied a block of code and edited it, which is what I usually do when I add a coin to a page that already exists. However, I forgot to change the post date from September to November. I just corrected that error.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2016, 11:06:24 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Thrace, Part 2, Mesembria - Odessos

I also added another coin (Maroneia) to my Greek, Thrace, Part 1 page. Since I deleted the mis-attributed coin (Aegospotami) yesterday, I figured that I'd add another coin to that page. That way, I'd even out the number of entries in the pages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2016, 11:00:45 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Thrace, Part 3, Pantikapaion

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2016, 02:50:18 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Greek, Thrace, Part 4, Thasos - Thrie

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2016, 01:00:19 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Greek, Troas

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2016, 01:28:52 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting my Greek (non-Italy and non-Sicily) coins, all 4 boxes of them. Today is 2 days shy of my 49th birthday. Just like the year I was born (1967), my birthday is the day after Thanksgiving.

I started working on my website in November of last year (2015).  So, I am now one year into this phase (Phase 3) of my project. My website is about 70% completed. I was hoping to have it all done within a span of a year, but that looks like a "pipe dream" at this point.

I have 2 major categories left to post: Roman Republic and Medieval. Of course, I have minor categories too (Byzantine, medals, etc.). But I want to do my major categories first.

I think I am going to do my Medieval coins next, mainly because they are going to take longer than my Roman Republic coins (because I have more of them).

I have 2 things to state about my Medieval coins. First, like I did for my Greek coins and Roman Imperial Octavian/Augustus coins, I think I am going to split my Medieval coins into 2 sections: Italy and non-Italy. I have so many Italian Medieval coins that I think they need their own separate section. Second, I have 3 boxes of Medieval coins. However, Medieval coins tend to be much thinner than Greek and Roman Provincial coins. I fit many more Medieval coins into each box, possibly 2-3 times as many. So, those 3 boxes of Medieval coins are probably the equivalent of 6-9 boxes of Greek or Roman Provincial coins. I have 9 boxes of Roman Provincial coins, and look how long it took me to post all of those coins (about 6 months or more). It is probably going to take me about 3-6 months (or more) to post all of my Medieval coins. That should take me into late Spring or early Summer 2017.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 24, 2016, 06:33:41 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Crusades, Cyprus - Holy Land

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 25, 2016, 06:05:36 pm
Hi folks,

I just added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 26, 2016, 09:27:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Crusades, Libya - Malta

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 27, 2016, 07:31:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Crusades, Syria

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 28, 2016, 09:49:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Ancona

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 29, 2016, 11:53:41 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, L'Aquila

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 01, 2016, 12:25:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Aquileia
Medieval Italy, Arquata - Asti

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 02, 2016, 02:36:18 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Beneventum - Bologna

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 04, 2016, 05:10:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Brindisi, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 05, 2016, 04:47:31 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Brindisi, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2016, 11:30:13 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Capua
Medieval Italy, Carmagnola

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 09, 2016, 11:07:11 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Casale, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 10, 2016, 01:56:26 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 1
Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 13, 2016, 09:11:29 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Casale, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 15, 2016, 09:40:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Chieti - Cremona

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 16, 2016, 07:57:08 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Desana

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 18, 2016, 12:49:50 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Fermo - Ferrara

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: wileyc on December 18, 2016, 02:58:53 pm
Meepzorps

nice job was looking at your crusaders

nice jerusalem, Baldwin III, 1143-1163, billon denier, doing well on your photos. I remember a while back you were soliciting input on what equipment and technique to use, what do you usually use now?

cw


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 19, 2016, 02:31:59 am
Meepzorps

I remember a while back you were soliciting input on what equipment and technique to use, what do you usually use now?

cw

Hi cw,

Regarding my equipment, nothing has changed. I shoot my photos on my kitchen table. I use my kitchen light fixture, which contains a CFL bulb equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. I use my father's old work light (from the 1960s), which I clamp to my kitchen light fixture. It also contains a CFL bulb equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. And I also use an old desk lamp, which I purchased back in the 1980s when I was a graduate student at the University of Michigan. It contains 2 long tube-style fluorescent bulbs. Offhand, I don't remember the exact wattage.

I shoot all of my photos with my niece's old Apple iPhone4, which is now several years old. Yes, I am still using it. And no, I still don't own a digital camera.

I place my coins on a medium grey towel. I make a kink/ridge in the towel so that I can tilt the coin at various different angles to change the light reflectivity. I usually place the coin at a 10-30 degree angle relative to the kitchen table. I hold the iPhone about 4-8 inches from the coin. I usually tilt the iPhone at another 10-20 degrees relative to the coin, both horizontally and vertically. I found that this technique yields the sharpest photos. I usually shoot 8-20 photos of each side (obverse and reverse), at different varying locations in the iPhone's view field. I keep the best photo and delete the rest.

For some reason, my iPhone has difficulty shooting photos of small coins. Sometimes, I must shoot 50-60 photos before I finally get one that isn't blurry. The smaller the coin is, the higher the percentage is of blurry photos.

I "process" my photos on my HP laptop computer, which is now 13 months old. Actually, all I do is rotate and crop them. My photos are all "raw photos". They are not modified or filtered or processed in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. I don't have time for that. I have thousands of photos to post in my website.

You may have noticed that my photo quality has improved as time goes by. That is because I am gaining experience. Despite numerous "swap-outs", I am still not satisfied with many of my Magna Graecia photos, which I shot first (before I had experience). I'll probably go back and re-shoot the sub-par photos at some point in the future. I may also re-format some of my Magna Graecia website pages.

I store all of my photos and website pages on a 32 GB flash drive. I delete my photos from my computer's hard drive on the following day.

Regarding my website pages, I am writing all of the HTML code myself from scratch. I use a HTML kit so I can see the page before uploading. I upload using Filezilla.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 20, 2016, 03:02:10 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Florence - Frinco

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 21, 2016, 06:17:04 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 1

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on December 21, 2016, 06:45:17 am
Meep,

Great progress. How much more to go?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 21, 2016, 07:41:28 am
Meep,

Great progress. How much more to go?

Hi Cara,

I'm about 70% done.

I have a lot of Italian Medieval coins, especially Genoa and Naples (the 2 cities my grandparents came from). Medieval coins are much thinner than Greek/Roman coins, so they take up less space in my coin boxes. It takes much longer to get through each partitioned section in my blue plastic coin storage boxes because there are more coins per section.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 22, 2016, 07:39:37 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 2

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 23, 2016, 08:30:14 am
Hi folks,

In a recent PM, Vlad D informed me that one of my Crusades coins (Tripoli) contained an attribution error.

Today, I corrected that error. I also re-formatted my Crusades pages.

Thank you, Vlad. :)

By the way, if anyone notices any errors in my website, please let me be aware of it. Thank you.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 24, 2016, 09:52:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 3

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 25, 2016, 10:17:35 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 4

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 26, 2016, 02:20:44 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 5

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 27, 2016, 08:19:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 6

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 29, 2016, 09:10:15 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 7

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 30, 2016, 04:34:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 8
Medieval Italy, Genoa, Part 9
Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 1, Caffa

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 02, 2017, 01:59:53 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 2, Chios (Part 1)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 02, 2017, 04:59:01 pm
I think you should include a URL in you post when you add a new page.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 02, 2017, 07:17:37 pm
I think you should include a URL in you post when you add a new page.

Hi Joe,

If you really think that is necessary, I'll do that.

I thought about doing that at various points in the past. But 98-99% of the time that I add a new page, it is the last page listed in whatever section I am building. So, I always figured that it was kind of redundant and not necessary. Also, unvisited links are in blue, and previously visited links are in purple.

Is simply listing the URL enough, or do I need to also write out a description in addition to posting the URL?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 02, 2017, 07:24:31 pm
Hi folks,

I just corrected the spelling of Baranowsky in my last page.

As you can see, regarding some of my Genoese coins (both Genoa mint and colonial), the dealer included old tags with the coin. He sent them to me along with the coin. The last coin I posted (Chios, castle Tornese) is one of those coins. On that old tag, someone wrote "B.sky" many years ago. I assume this is an abbreviation for "Baranowsky".

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 02, 2017, 11:25:08 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 3, Chios (Part 2)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt03.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 03, 2017, 09:44:36 am
Much better with a link. :)  Now I can easily check out the new page.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 11, 2017, 07:14:56 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 4, Cyprus - Greece

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 12, 2017, 07:52:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 5, Rhodes

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt05.htm

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 6, Tripoli (Levant)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt06.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 13, 2017, 09:39:08 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Guardiagrele - Livorno

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_guard_livorno.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 14, 2017, 08:15:26 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Loano - Manfredonia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_loano_manfred.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 14, 2017, 03:57:54 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Mantua

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_mantua.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 15, 2017, 05:49:32 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Merano - Mesocco

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_merano_mesoc.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 16, 2017, 04:57:09 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Messerano

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_messerano.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 18, 2017, 08:34:01 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt01.htm

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt02.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 19, 2017, 04:19:45 pm
Thanks for the links.  Interesting coins!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 24, 2017, 12:37:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 3

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt03.htm

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 4

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 26, 2017, 02:19:50 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 5

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt05.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on January 26, 2017, 04:53:04 am
The coin with buckets on poles is very interesting.  I guess it refers to fire fighting?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 27, 2017, 03:14:36 am
The coin with buckets on poles is very interesting.  I guess it refers to fire fighting?

Hi Joe,

That's an interesting theory. I never thought of that.

I always thought that it is a scene depicting the collection of maple syrup. However, there are 3 problems with this theory. First, the "tree" depicted on the coin appears to be a pine tree ("pine needles"(?) visible at right), not a maple tree. Second, buckets that collect maple syrup are usually placed at the bottom portion of the tree (lower trunk area), not up in the branches. Third, the buckets appear to have holes in them.

You may be right. But if the buckets have holes in them, how can they hold water? Maybe that is just a design on the outside of the buckets?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 27, 2017, 05:42:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 6

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt06.htm

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 7

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt07.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 28, 2017, 07:48:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Mileto - Modena

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_mileto_modena.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 29, 2017, 10:25:42 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt02.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 30, 2017, 12:56:47 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 3

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt03.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 4

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 01, 2017, 08:00:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 5

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt05.htm

I also corrected a minor typo in my Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 3 page. I re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 01, 2017, 01:28:44 pm
Hi folks,

I just edited my Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 5 page because of a minor error. I re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 01, 2017, 05:10:27 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 6

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt06.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 02, 2017, 06:24:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 7

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt07.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 03, 2017, 07:45:35 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 8

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt08.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 9

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt09.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 04, 2017, 06:36:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 10

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt10.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 11

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt11.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 12

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt12.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 08, 2017, 11:18:10 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 13

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt13.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 09, 2017, 11:51:24 pm
Hi folks,

I just corrected another dealer attribution error. In the Medieval section of Forum, member birdsofprey pointed out to me that one of my coins was mis-attributed. The dealer attributed it as Naples. It is actually L'Aquila. Thank you, birdsofprey.

Here are the links to the edited and corrected website pages:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_aquila.htm

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt03.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 10, 2017, 02:44:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 14

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt14.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 11, 2017, 12:36:39 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 15

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt15.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 16

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt16.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 14, 2017, 08:06:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Naples, part 17

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt17.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 16, 2017, 11:20:54 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Padua

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_padua.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 17, 2017, 10:22:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Papacy

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_papacy.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 19, 2017, 04:19:37 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Parma - Passerano

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_parma_passer.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2017, 03:36:31 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Pavia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_pavia.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2017, 06:21:32 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Perugia - Pesaro

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_perugia_pesaro.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 21, 2017, 05:56:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Piacenza

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_piacenza.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 22, 2017, 09:39:57 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Sabbioneta - Salerno

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_sabb_salerno.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 23, 2017, 09:25:51 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Savona

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_savona.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 24, 2017, 11:29:08 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Siena - Sulmona

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_siena_sulmona.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 25, 2017, 06:54:49 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Tassarolo

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_tassarolo.htm

Medieval Italy, Torino

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_torino.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 26, 2017, 12:22:41 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Torriglia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_torriglia.htm

Medieval Italy, Urbino

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_urbino.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 27, 2017, 12:16:26 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, Venice

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_venice.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 28, 2017, 12:42:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, Verona

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_verona.htm

Medieval Italy, Sardinia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_sardinia.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 28, 2017, 12:50:05 am
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting all of my Medieval Italy coins.

I still have 3 more Medieval sections to post:

Medieval Sicily
Medieval Italy, House of Savoy
Medieval (Europe, non-Italy/Sicily)

These are all going to be separate sections. I have decided to post my Medieval Sicily and House of Savoy coins in separate sections because I feel that my Medieval Italy home page is already too lengthy.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: COINS FAN on March 01, 2017, 03:43:05 am
 :) nice work meezorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 01, 2017, 11:17:09 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Imperial, Octavian/Augustus, Silver, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt01.htm

Roman Provincial, Ionia, Minor Mints

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_ionia_minor_mints.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on March 02, 2017, 03:45:04 am
:) nice work meezorp

 +++Agree.

Meepzorp,

Your high level of productivity puts many of us to shame (myself included)!

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 02, 2017, 04:23:57 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Sicily, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 02, 2017, 04:29:24 am
:) nice work meezorp

 +++Agree.

Meepzorp,

Your high level of productivity puts many of us to shame (myself included)!

Peter

Hi CF and Pete,

Thanks for the praise. :)

Regarding my photography skills, I wish I knew back then (when I first started my website) what I know now. Unfortunately, I am going to have to re-shoot and/or re-crop many of my Magna Graecia photos and some of my Octavian/Augustus photos. I am not pleased with the quality.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 03, 2017, 02:46:35 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Sicily, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt02.htm

Medieval Sicily, Part 3

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt03.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 04, 2017, 02:37:12 am
Hi folks,

I just added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_calb_taras_pt02.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 05, 2017, 09:41:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Sicily, Part 4

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt04.htm

By the way, regarding the first coin in that page, does anyone out there feel that it is mis-attributed? The dealer attributed it as Spahr 25. I looked all through my Varesi MIR Sicily volume, but I can't find an exact match. MIR (Varesi) 157/Spahr 25 most closely resembles my coin, but it is by no means an exact match. Could it be mis-attributed? Maybe it isn't even a Sicily (or Italy) coin?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 05, 2017, 11:33:06 am
By the way, regarding the first coin in that page, does anyone out there feel that it is mis-attributed? The dealer attributed it as Spahr 25. I looked all through my Varesi MIR Sicily volume, but I can't find an exact match. MIR (Varesi) 157/Spahr 25 most closely resembles my coin, but it is by no means an exact match. Could it be mis-attributed? Maybe it isn't even a Sicily (or Italy) coin?

Hi folks,

I think I found it. it is mis-attributed. Here is a link:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2734186

I'll correct it soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 06, 2017, 03:51:32 am
Hi folks,

I corrected the dealer attribution error. I re-uploaded the images and file.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 06, 2017, 12:49:50 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Sicily, Part 5

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt05.htm

Medieval Sicily, Part 6

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt06.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 06, 2017, 12:52:37 pm
Hi folks,

I finished posting all of my Medieval Sicily coins. Next up are my Medieval Italy, House of Savoy coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 07, 2017, 06:32:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 07, 2017, 02:19:42 pm
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt02.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 08, 2017, 06:08:23 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 3

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt03.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 10, 2017, 08:15:54 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 4

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 11, 2017, 08:48:02 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 5

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt05.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 12, 2017, 11:09:34 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 6

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt06.htm

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 7

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt07.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 12, 2017, 11:13:28 pm
Hi folks,

I finished posting all of my Medieval Italy/Sicily coins, including my House of Savoy issues.

Next up are my Medieval (non-Italy/Sicily) coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 13, 2017, 11:12:54 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Armenia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_armenia.htm

Medieval, Austria

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_austria.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 17, 2017, 05:08:02 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Bolivia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_bolivia.htm

Medieval, France

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_france.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 18, 2017, 01:03:12 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Royal France

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_francer.htm

Medieval, France, Gettone (Jetons)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_franceg.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 18, 2017, 05:43:44 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Medieval, Germany, Augsburg

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_germ_aug.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 19, 2017, 06:43:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval, Germany, Brunswick-New-Wolfenbuttel

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_germ_bruns.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 20, 2017, 07:04:37 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Germany, Frankfurt - Hall

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_germ_frank_hall.htm

Medieval Germany, Saxony

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_germ_saxony.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 21, 2017, 01:09:33 am
Hi folks,

I just added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Hyria

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_hyria.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 22, 2017, 10:38:21 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Germany, Silesia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_germ_silesia.htm

Medieval, Hungary

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_hungary.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 26, 2017, 08:03:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Medieval, Lithuania

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_lithuania.htm

Medieval, Netherlands

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_netherlands.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 28, 2017, 03:27:50 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval, Netherlands, Gettone (Jetons)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_netherlandsg.htm

In the past (when I was re-writing my tags), some Forum members had expressed interest in these Jetons. They were curious to see them after my text descriptions. Well, here they are. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 29, 2017, 09:04:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 4 pages to my website:

Medieval, Poland

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_poland.htm

Medieval, Russia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_russia.htm

Medieval, Spain

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_spain.htm

Medieval, Switzerland

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_switzerland.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 30, 2017, 07:13:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Medieval, Transylvania

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_trans.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 30, 2017, 07:17:43 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting all of my Medieval coins.

I have one major section left to do: Roman Republic. Of course, I still have smaller sections left also (Byzantine, etc.).

I've also been wanting to take better photos of the coins I posted early in my website. I'm not satisfied with the quality. I need to re-shoot them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: vrtsprb on March 31, 2017, 12:24:24 am
Medieval, Russia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_russia.htm

1769 is a bit outside of what ought to be considered "medieval", I would say.

"on breast, coat (shield) of arms, containing figure riding horse(?)"

That figure represents St. George, spearing a dragon

"banner containing Russian legend ("5 Kopecs"?)"

Пять Копѣекъ

The banner indeed states the denomination. Besides other bits of history, this coin preserves some Old Cyrillic letterforms.

The word "Kopecs" is now written "Kопеек". The letter "yat" (ѣ) has been completely purged, and the hard sign (ъ) is no longer used in some of the words, after the Revolution of 1917.

"crowned letters"

That's the imperial monogram consisting of E II I  (Yekaterina II Imperatrix)


Cheers,

G/<


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 01, 2017, 12:31:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 3 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 1

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt01.htm

Roman Republic, Part 2

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt02.htm

Roman Republic, Part 3

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt03.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 01, 2017, 12:36:40 am
Medieval, Russia

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/med_russia.htm

1769 is a bit outside of what ought to be considered "medieval", I would say.

"on breast, coat (shield) of arms, containing figure riding horse(?)"

That figure represents St. George, spearing a dragon

"banner containing Russian legend ("5 Kopecs"?)"

Пять Копѣекъ

The banner indeed states the denomination. Besides other bits of history, this coin preserves some Old Cyrillic letterforms.

The word "Kopecs" is now written "Kопеек". The letter "yat" (ѣ) has been completely purged, and the hard sign (ъ) is no longer used in some of the words, after the Revolution of 1917.

"crowned letters"

That's the imperial monogram consisting of E II I  (Yekaterina II Imperatrix)


Cheers,

G/<

Hi vrt,

Thank you for all of the information. I am sure that other Forum members will find it useful. I really don't know much about Russian coins. My specialty is Italian coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 01, 2017, 12:45:04 am

1769 is a bit outside of what ought to be considered "medieval", I would say.

Cheers,

G/<

Hi vrt,

I agree. Technically, it is a late Renaissance-era (pre-1800) coin.

However, I really didn't know what to do with those more recent coins. I didn't know where to place them. I didn't feel like creating a whole new separate section just for them. I think I have enough sections already. :)

For ease of placement purposes, I placed any European coin minted between 1000 and 1800 AD in the Medieval section of my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 02, 2017, 12:32:33 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 4

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 04, 2017, 01:16:50 am
Hi folks,

The Microsoft Windows 10 photo editor app on my computer isn't working. It was working fine until Saturday. Yesterday and today, it is acting crazy. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but it still isn't working properly. I can't crop any photos or add any pages to my website until I get this problem corrected.

In the meantime, maybe I'll edit my previous pages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 06, 2017, 05:10:02 am
Hi folks,

I still can't get my photo editor to work. I'm trying everything, but it is still acting crazy. I can't stand all of this "down time".

In the meantime, I just edited all of the text in my Greek Italy pages. I re-formatted it and "cleaned it up".

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 12, 2017, 11:07:48 pm
Hi folks,

My photo editor is finally working properly.

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 5

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt05.htm

Roman Republic, Part 6

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt06.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 13, 2017, 05:40:13 am
Hi folks,

I just added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 7

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt07.htm

Roman Republic, Part 8

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt08.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 15, 2017, 05:54:11 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 9

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt09.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 17, 2017, 06:04:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 10

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt10.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 22, 2017, 02:19:19 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Hyria

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_hyria.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on April 22, 2017, 03:32:15 pm
Good catch, Meepzorp!
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on April 22, 2017, 09:14:31 pm
I agree, a very nice addition.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2017, 08:01:28 am
Hi Akro and Nick,

Thanks for the compliments.

When I saw that coin for sale, it caught my attention. When I noticed that it is plated and not pure silver, it really intrigued me. I didn't have any plated Hyria coins. So, I figured that I would bid on it.

It is unusually nice for a Hyria issue. Those coins are typically poorly struck, and many of them have a "runny" look to them (probably the result of worn dies). The fact that this example is plated makes it very ironic. The plated one is nicer than many of the pure silver ones.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on April 23, 2017, 09:01:25 am
Keep,

I was just perusing your web pages. It's been quite a while since I'd done so.  I must say that the breadth of your collection is very impressive.  Also, I like that you've added text descriptions of the coins. Didn't you begin this project with just the tag photos for descriptions?  Are you nearly finished?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2017, 07:25:55 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 11

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt11.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2017, 07:30:32 pm
Didn't you begin this project with just the tag photos for descriptions?

Hi Cara,

That is partially true. I actually began with minimal text descriptions. But, as I was going along, I installed several updates. With each update, I expanded the text descriptions.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2017, 07:36:35 pm
Are you nearly finished?

Hi Cara,

Yes, I am almost finished. I'm about 90% done. In fact, my Roman Republic coins are the last major section I need to post. Of course, I still have smaller sections to post (Byzantine, etc.).

However, I am not satisfied with many of my earlier photos (Magna Graecia, etc.). I must go back and re-shoot (and re-post) those photos. So, I still have a lot more work to do. It is questionable if I will be done by the end of the year.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 24, 2017, 01:56:14 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 12

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt12.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 25, 2017, 07:00:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 13

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt13.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 26, 2017, 04:21:48 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 14

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt14.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 27, 2017, 08:33:53 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 15

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt15.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 28, 2017, 09:12:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 16

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt16.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 30, 2017, 12:23:22 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 17

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt17.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 30, 2017, 11:00:44 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 18

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt18.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 02, 2017, 02:43:46 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 19

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt19.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Randygeki(h2) on May 02, 2017, 02:57:10 am
Very nice!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 04, 2017, 04:31:00 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 20

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt20.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 04, 2017, 04:32:47 am
Very nice!

Hi RG,

Thanks!!! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 05, 2017, 11:04:37 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 21

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt21.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 06, 2017, 07:13:46 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 22

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt22.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 08, 2017, 07:07:20 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 23

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt23.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 09, 2017, 12:59:07 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 24

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt24.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 10, 2017, 04:05:43 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 25

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt25.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 11, 2017, 04:03:55 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 26

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt26.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 13, 2017, 06:35:36 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 27

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt27.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 15, 2017, 07:34:30 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 28

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt28.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 17, 2017, 12:19:42 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 29

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt29.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 19, 2017, 12:45:57 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 30

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt30.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 20, 2017, 04:18:24 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 31

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt31.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 21, 2017, 03:56:14 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 32

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt32.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 21, 2017, 11:55:03 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 33

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt33.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 22, 2017, 06:14:27 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 34

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt34.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 23, 2017, 03:23:28 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 35

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt35.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 23, 2017, 06:09:57 am
Hi folks,

I just added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 36

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt36.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on May 24, 2017, 12:00:09 am
I like the coin with the medusa obverse - very interesting!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 25, 2017, 09:13:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 37

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt37.htm

Roman Republic, Part 38

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt38.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 26, 2017, 07:30:17 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another page to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 39

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt39.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 27, 2017, 03:51:46 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 40

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt40.htm

Roman Republic, Part 41

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt41.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 29, 2017, 10:02:28 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 pages to my website:

Roman Republic, Part 42

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt42.htm

Roman Republic, Part 43

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt43.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 29, 2017, 10:41:18 pm
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting all of my Roman Republic coins.

I also finished posting all of my major sections. Of course, I still have minor sections to post yet (Byzantine, etc.).

But, before I get into my minor sections, I want to "fix" my early photos. I am not satisfied with the quality of many of my earlier photos (Magna Graecia, etc.). Some of them are blurry, some were shot with improper lighting, etc. I must go back and re-shoot them with proper lighting and obtain maximum sharpness. Also, some photos need to be re-cropped. This process is probably going to take a few months, possibly longer. That should take me to late Summer, or maybe even Fall or Winter.

I began constructing my website in November 2015. So, it is probably going to take me over 2 years to complete it. And my website is only Phase III of my project. Phase I was treating my bronze disease coins, which took 1 1/2 years. And Phase II was re-writing my tags, which took 1 1/2 years. So, my entire project (all 3 phases) is probably going to take me 5 years or more.

Obviously, this entire project (all 3 phases) was a monumental undertaking. By the time I am all finished, it will have consumed 5 years (or more) of my life. When I began this project, I was 45 years old. I will be 50 years old in November. I hope this was all worth it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on May 30, 2017, 05:45:46 am
I have enjoyed seeing the coins. Thanks. I hope you have enjoyed doing the project.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on May 30, 2017, 11:30:14 am
Hi Mep...,

It is nice work and hard work..

I like that.

Congratulation  +++

Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 30, 2017, 10:23:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I began the process of swapping out my sub-par photos.

I started with my Greek Italy coins. I swapped out about 25 photos (Apulia-Bruttium).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 30, 2017, 10:30:50 pm
I have enjoyed seeing the coins. Thanks. I hope you have enjoyed doing the project.

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the comment.

Yes, I enjoyed doing the project. It was an interesting learning experience too, in numerous ways. I learned about my coins, I learned HTML code, I learned how to use a flash drive, I learned how to upload files and photos, I learned how to treat bronze disease coins, etc.

Additionally, I felt like I was buying my coins all over again. I had forgotten about many of them. I purchased them so long ago that I lost track of them. Now, I have a digital and online record of them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 30, 2017, 10:31:59 pm
Hi quad,

Thanks for the comment. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on May 30, 2017, 11:07:39 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

Your commitment to religiously updating your online catalogue of amazing coins is an inspiration to witness.

You are probably aware, but others might not be, that FORVM's discussion stats show your thread as the 4th largest topic (by number of posts) which is a testament to your efforts.

Regards,

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 31, 2017, 10:54:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out about 10 sub-par Greek Italy photos.

My new photos are showing in Mozilla, but they are not showing in Google Chrome. I repeatedly click on "reload page", but my new photos are still not showing in Google Chrome. I don't know why. Maybe because I am not uploading any new pages (photos only)?

If you want to see my new (swapped out) photos, you will probably have to use Mozilla until Google Chrome resets/reloads its pages. You may need to click on "reload page", but it is working in Mozilla.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 31, 2017, 10:57:33 pm
Hi Meepzorp,

Your commitment to religiously updating your online catalogue of amazing coins is an inspiration to witness.

You are probably aware, but others might not be, that FORVM's discussion stats show your thread as the 4th largest topic (by number of posts) which is a testament to your efforts.

Regards,

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thank you for your comment. :)

I wasn't aware of that stat.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 03, 2017, 10:16:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 13 sub-par Greek Italy photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 05, 2017, 02:34:50 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek Italy photos. I am up to Bruttium, Terina.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 06, 2017, 02:44:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 14 sub-par Greek Italy photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 08, 2017, 08:22:40 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 19 sub-par Greek Italy photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 11, 2017, 09:32:49 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 15 sub-par Greek Italy photos. I am up to Campania, Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 12, 2017, 06:21:56 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 13 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania, Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 13, 2017, 10:23:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania, Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 16, 2017, 11:19:07 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 14 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania, Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 17, 2017, 03:27:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania, Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on June 17, 2017, 05:24:38 pm
Looks great, Meep.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 18, 2017, 07:45:15 pm
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the comment. :)

I wound up swapping out about 80-90% of my Campania, Neapolis photos. My photography skills weren't so good when I first shot photos of those coins about 1 1/2 to 2 years ago.

I still have one more Neapolis page to do.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 19, 2017, 07:37:18 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 9 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania, Neapolis and Nola.

I am now up to Campania, Nuceria.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 29, 2017, 03:56:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Campania.

Some Forum members may be wondering why I haven't updated my website in several days. The reason is that I had a medical issue. I needed surgery. Since January, I've had abdominal pain and swelling. During the past 6 months, I've had several tests done (2 CAT scans, MRI, sonogram, etc.). Everything was normal. They couldn't find anything wrong with me.

A few weeks ago, I saw my primary care doctor. He told me that I had a hernia. He visually/clinically diagnosed me. My intestine was in my scrotum. That explained my abdominal pain and swelling for the past 6 months. I needed surgery to correct it. I was very worried because of my medical history. I thought I was going to die. I had never had surgery or anesthesia in my life. So many things could have gone wrong.

I "went under the knife" on 6/20. Everything went surprisingly well. My hernia was very large. The surgeon had to install mesh. During the surgery, my surgeon discovered another (smaller) hernia near my belly button, which required him to make another hole in my abdomen. I actually had 2 hernias. He corrected both of them. I wound up with 3 holes in my abdomen, instead of 2. This increased my pain and recovery time.

It has been 9 days since my surgery. I am finally recovered enough to the point that I can do minor things, like work on my website, for example.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on June 30, 2017, 06:58:07 am
Meepzorp,

I am both glad and relieved to hear that you are OK and on the road to recovery.

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 30, 2017, 07:50:02 am
Hi Pete,

Thanks for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on June 30, 2017, 08:14:28 am
Hi Mep..

I hope yuo are right and everything are OK ..

Regards
 Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 30, 2017, 08:16:15 am
Hi quad,

Thank you. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: akeady on July 04, 2017, 06:18:58 pm
Glad to hear you're on the mend and hope you'll be fully better soon.

ATB,
Aidan.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 05, 2017, 02:28:45 pm
Hi ak,

Thank you. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 05, 2017, 02:31:20 pm
Hi folks,

It's been a while since I swapped out sub-par photos. The reason for that is that I got backed up on many things because of my surgery. As soon as I get caught up, I'll resume swapping out my photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 09, 2017, 08:20:09 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, silver, Part 1 (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar01.htm

Greek Italy, Apulia, Azetium (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_hyrium.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 09, 2017, 08:27:55 pm
Hi folks,

By the way, in that auction (the one alluded to in my post above), I also bid on the rare Campania, Teanum Sidicinum AE MFB coin. I just missed it. I was the direct under-bidder. I bid 210 euros on it. It sold for 220 euros.

I really wanted that coin. That is why I bid so high on it (3 times the minimum bid). :(

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on July 10, 2017, 01:37:56 am
Hi Meep,

I like your new coins!

Best not to carry any regret over coins you do not win. You bid a maximum and the coin went for more than you were prepared to pay. It may appear on paper that you only lost by 10 euros, but you do not know how far the winning bidder was prepared to go had you in fact stayed in the game.

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 10, 2017, 10:31:51 pm
Hi Meep,

I like your new coins!

Peter

Hi Pete,

Thank you! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 10, 2017, 10:59:52 pm
Hi Meep,

Best not to carry any regret over coins you do not win. You bid a maximum and the coin went for more than you were prepared to pay. It may appear on paper that you only lost by 10 euros, but you do not know how far the winning bidder was prepared to go had you in fact stayed in the game.

Peter

Hi Pete,

I know. I am well aware of that. The winning bidder could have bid 500 euros. Or it may have been a live bidder who attended the auction in person. I suspect the latter.

It is rare that I feel this way regarding coins I didn't win. This happens less than 5% of the time. That coin really appealed to me, for several reasons:

1) Of course, my ancestry is a factor. My maternal grandparents came from the Campania region of Italy.

2) My website's Campania, Teanum Sidicinum page is lacking. In fact, it contains the least number of examples of any of my Campania pages. I'd like add to it.

3) That was a very nice example.

4) This exact same situation happened in the recent past regarding a Campania, Teanum Sidicinum AE MFB coin in an auction. There is something about coins from that city that causes bidders to bid them up to astronomical levels. I don't know why. Coins from that city, especially MFB examples, appear to be unobtainable. I am surprised that I was able to acquire the Lindgren example many years ago.

By the way, there is also a "flip side" to this situation. The winning bidder may be annoyed with me for bidding so high on it in the first place. I bid 3 times the minimum bid. In order for him to win it, he had to over-bid me. And it wound up costing him a small fortune for something that is basically a small-to-medium-sized AE coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 11, 2017, 11:34:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 11 sub-par Greek Italy photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 12, 2017, 06:58:21 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek Italy photos. I am now up to Lucania.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 13, 2017, 11:49:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 16 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Lucania.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 16, 2017, 03:37:25 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Lucania.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 18, 2017, 06:39:11 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 9 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Lucania, Paestum.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 21, 2017, 02:14:24 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 9 sub-par Greek Italy photos. They are all Lucania.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 22, 2017, 04:23:32 pm
Hi folks,

As some Forum members may have noticed, my swapping out of photos has slowed down considerably in the past few weeks. Because of my hernia surgery one month ago, I couldn't do much for the past few weeks. I got backed up on so many things. I'm still trying to get caught up. Yesterday, I did some things outside. Today, I spent most of the day doing things around the house. I still have some things to do outside.

I recently received a shipment (one coin) from Joe. I need to post it in my website. Maybe tomorrow?

I also have another shipment (one coin) coming next week. I'll need to add that to my website also.

In the meantime, I've been swapping out my sub-par Greek Italy photos when I had time. I am now up to Lucania, Poseidonia.

My AE Poseidonia coin has been bothering me ever since I posted it. Now that I am up to that coin in my "upgrade", I am correcting some things about it. Let me explain. That is a pedigreed coin from the Lindgren collection. Mr. Lindgren only partially (and somewhat incorrectly) attributed that coin. He correctly identified it as Lucania, Poseidonia. But he got the symbol and some of the references wrong. He described the bull side as the obverse and the Poseidon side as the reverse. When it was time for me to originally post it in my website, I looked at several references, both books and online (Wildwinds, acsearch, etc.). They all describe the Poseidon side as the obverse and the bull side as the reverse. So, I reversed Mr. Lindgren's description and posted it in my website as the references describe it. But it always bothered me because the Poseidon side is very clearly incused (concave), and the bull side is very clearly convex. This implies that the bull side is the obverse and the Poseidon side is the reverse, which is the way that Mr. Lindgren described it. I looked at acsearch today and found 2 examples of that issue. I was able to gather more accurate information about it. The symbol is a caduceus, not a trident. I also obtained more accurate references. It is a rare (R1) coin, which I never knew. Those 2 acsearch examples are also incused on the Poseidon side, and the legend (ethnic) is on the Poseidon side. This is more compelling evidence that the Poseidon side is the reverse. Could the references all be wrong? Anyway, I re-wrote my tags today. Regarding my photos, when I get a chance, I'll be switching the sides back to the way that Mr. Lindgren described them (obverse bull, reverse Poseidon). It turns out that he was correct all along (I think).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 22, 2017, 04:46:11 pm
Hi folks,

By the way, regarding my AE Poseidonia coin (described above), if anyone wants to look it up in acsearch, you can enter "poseidon bull ae" in the acsearch search box. A correct reference is HN Italy 1172.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 23, 2017, 12:29:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gs_sicl_himera_kalakte.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it recently.

I also corrected my Lucania, Poseidonia, AE coin:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_luc_pos.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 06, 2017, 01:03:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Medieval Italy, Desana (first coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_desana.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: NORMAN K on August 10, 2017, 12:31:57 pm
Just a note to say hope you are doing well.
Appreciate all your hard work on your site.  It is very interesting.
Norm


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 11, 2017, 07:33:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 12 sub-par Greek Italy coins. They are all Lucania.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 11, 2017, 07:40:07 am
Just a note to say hope you are doing well.
Appreciate all your hard work on your site.  It is very interesting.
Norm

Hi NK,

Thank you for the message.

It has been a while (a few weeks) since I swapped out sub-par photos. Because of my surgery 6 weeks ago, I got backed up on so many things (things around the house, things outside in the yard, etc.). I am only now getting caught up on things. As you probably know, I am disabled. I can't do things at the same pace as a healthy person. I do a little bit at a time.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 13, 2017, 09:39:44 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Italy photos, Samnium - Sardinia.

I have completed swapping out my Greek Italy photos. I still need to swap out my sub-par Greek Sicily photos and maybe some other sections too (Roman Imperial Augustus, etc.).

I also need to re-crop some Greek Italy photos because they aren't cropped properly.

And, of course, I still need to add the minor sections to my website (Byzantine, etc.).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 14, 2017, 12:30:11 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 18 sub-par Greek Sicily photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 19, 2017, 10:33:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 9 sub-par Greek Sicily photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 27, 2017, 11:14:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 14 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (up to and including my Aluntium page).

I also edited my Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 4 (Philippi) page:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_macedon_pt04.htm

The reason I did it is in preparation for a coin that I recently ordered from Joe. It is probably on its way to me.

Regarding my second coin in that page, I always felt that it had something in the neck area of Augustus. That "something" may or may not be a countermark. I know that those Macedon issues are frequently countermarked, and the countermark often appears on the neck of Augustus. In fact, the coin I recently ordered from Joe is countermarked (a capricorn) on the neck of Augustus. So, I decided to write up new tags for that coin (which I purchased about 15-18 years ago), and I modified the text that appears in that page. I also shot new photos of that coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 29, 2017, 04:19:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Medieval Italy, Desana (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_desana.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 01, 2017, 09:06:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 4, Philippi (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_macedon_pt04.htm

Roman Provincial, Troas, Minor Mints (fourth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_troas_minor_mints.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 03, 2017, 09:33:41 am
HI folks,

Today, I corrected a dealer (and reference books) attribution error.

I removed one coin from my Roman Provincial, Mysia, Parium page:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_mysia_par.htm

And I added that coin to my Roman Provincial, Macedon, Philippi page:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_macedon_pt04.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 11, 2017, 10:39:01 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Mysia, Parion (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_mysia_par.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: EB on September 12, 2017, 12:02:18 am
Congratulations Meepzorp! That's a really interesting reverse!
-EB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 12, 2017, 12:57:25 am
Hi EB,

Thank you for the comment. :)

I like that reverse too. It reminds me of a dog giving a human its paw.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 13, 2017, 12:34:56 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Sicily photos. They are all Entella.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 14, 2017, 04:51:13 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 14 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Entella - Gela).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 16, 2017, 09:05:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 10 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Himera - Kamarina).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 18, 2017, 05:39:18 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Himera - Katane).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on September 19, 2017, 05:53:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Imperial, Octavian/Augustus, Bronze, Part 2 (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ae_pt02.htm

Greek, Gaul (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/g_gaul.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 07, 2017, 03:13:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 9 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Katane - Leontini).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 08, 2017, 12:02:55 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Kentoripai - Menaenum).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 09, 2017, 03:21:46 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Messana).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 10, 2017, 05:48:24 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Motya - Panormus).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 21, 2017, 10:24:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Panormus).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 26, 2017, 02:43:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 10 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Panormus).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 27, 2017, 01:53:43 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Panormus).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 02, 2017, 10:09:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Part 1 (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_cilicia_pt01.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: EB on November 02, 2017, 10:10:49 pm
Hi Meepzorp,
Nice coin! really interesting reverse. Tyche looks like she's driving.
-EB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2017, 07:46:22 pm
Hi EB,

Thanks. :)

I actually bid on numerous coins in that auction, including 2 Greek Italy, Campania AR coins (Cales with a Phyrgian helmet symbol, and Suessa Aurunca with a lyre symbol) and a Roman Imperial Augustus/Pax denarius. But I was over-bid on everything except for this Cilicia coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 03, 2017, 08:03:16 pm
Hi folks,

As some Forum members know, I purchased a brand new HP laptop computer in November 2015. I extended the warranty for an additional year, for a total of 2 years. In the past, the keyboard broke 2 times, and I had to have it replaced. It recently broke again for the third time. Yes, my computer is less than 2 years old, and the keyboard broke 3 times already. It is going on its fourth keyboard. I had to ship it to the manufacturer to be repaired. Consequently, I am going to be without my computer for up to 2-3 weeks.

In the past, when my keyboard broke, HP sent a technician to my home to repair it. But, this time, they insisted that I ship it to them.

Needless to say, I am very disappointed with HP products and their insistence that I ship my computer to them instead of repairing in my home, which has severely inconvenienced me.

Since all of my website files are stored on my computer's hard drive, it is going to be a few weeks before I can do anything regarding my website.

I am typing this message right now on my niece's computer, which will be alternating between my home and my sister's house until my computer is shipped back to me. I have no other internet access. I can't go 2-3 weeks without reading my emails.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 18, 2017, 03:44:50 am
Hi folks,

I finally got my computer back from HP. It is repaired. I have many things to get caught up on before I can resume swapping out my sub-par website photos.

Today, I corrected my Roman Provincial, Cilicia, Augusta coin tag (the one I received recently) and re-uploaded it. I swapped out the first tag photo.

I also re-arranged my Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 3 and Part 4 website pages. I moved the first coin that was in my Part 4 page to the bottom of my Part 3 page. I also re-numbered all of my Part 4 photos on my flash drive and in my HTML code, and then re-uploaded them after deleting all of my pre-re-numbered Part 4 photos from Joe's server. It sounds much easier than it is to do ("Easier said than done."). It is actually quite complicated and time-consuming to do this. It took me almost 2 hours. I did this in anticipation of receiving coins I recently won in an auction. I hope to be posting them soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2017, 05:24:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I re-arranged my Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 and Part 2 pages. I moved the last coin in my Part 1 page to the top of my Part 2 page. I also re-numbered all of my photos in my Part 1 and Part 2 pages, and I re-uploaded them. As I mentioned in my previous post in this thread, I did this in anticipation of receiving coins that I won in a recent auction. I won 2 Campania, Neapolis AR didrachms in that auction. I will post them soon.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 20, 2017, 03:59:39 am
Hi folks,

Today, I re-arranged my Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4 and Part 5 pages. I moved the last coin in my Part 4 page to the top of my Part 5 page. As I mentioned above, I did this in anticipation of receiving 2 Neapolis didrachms that I won in a recent auction. I guess you can say that I "cleaned up" my Neapolis Silver pages, and I evened out the number of coins per page so that they are now more evenly distributed.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2017, 01:30:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Sicily, Adranon (third coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gs_sicl_abacaenum_adranon.htm

Roman Provincial, Ionia, Smyrna (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_ionia_smyrna.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 24, 2017, 01:40:03 pm
Hi folks,

As some Forum members know, in the ID section, Canaan recently posted a Roman Provincial, Syria, Gabala, Augustus AE coin with a countermark. He wanted further ID for it. I posted in that thread because I have a similar coin. In the process, I learned some things about my coin - thanks to Canaan, Pekka, and other Forum members.

My example, which I purchased a few years ago, had been minimally attributed and described by the dealer. The countermark wasn't identified at all. I don't know why. He usually fully attributes and describes his coins.

Armed with the knowledge I learned in that thread in the ID section, I decided to re-write my hand-written tags for that coin. Today, I shot photos of my new tags, and I uploaded them. I also edited my text in that website page.

Here is a link (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_syria_emisa_helio.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on November 24, 2017, 10:44:39 pm
Hi Meep,

I saw that topic.

This is one of the things I love about this hobby. Each time a coin is passed on, the new owner potentially discovers something new about the coin. Having access to different resources, that new owner might improve the attribution, or might discover something about the coin's provenance, or correct the dating based on new findings.

That is precisely what you have done, to the benefit of future owners of that coin!

Peter



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 25, 2017, 01:04:28 pm
Hi pp19,

Thanks for the kind words.

Of course, it was a group effort. I wouldn't have learned any of those things without the knowledge of other Forum members. If Canaan hadn't posted his example, that process never would have begun. And I still wouldn't know what the countermark is on that coin. I previously had it listed as "uncertain countermark". I now know that it is a bee.

It also validates all the time and effort I invested in my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 06, 2017, 05:53:27 am
Hi folks,

As most Forum members know, for the past several months, I've been swapping out my sub-par photos in my website. Some of you may have noticed that I haven't done much updating to my website lately.

For the past few weeks, I've been very busy. Unfortunately, this "busy period" in my life will probably last until at least the end of January. All total, it will last for about 10-12 weeks or so (mid-November to the end of January). The result of all of this is that I probably won't be able to make any significant progress regarding my website until early February of next year or so.

It isn't any one thing that happened. There is just a series of events that I have going on in my life right now. I got hit with everything at once. And these things are consuming just about all of my free time.

Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, I don't see this situation resolving itself until at least the end of January of next year.

One of the things that went wrong is that my mother recently had a medical issue. This isn't the only reason why I can't work on my website, but it is one of the main contributors. My mother, who is 75 years old, needed routine hip replacement surgery. She was in the hospital and nursing home for about a month. She came home for a few days, but she was leaking a lot of fluid from the surgery site. Her surgeon put her back in the hospital because he suspected an infection. It turned out that he was right. She has MRSA. Her surgeon had to re-do the surgery. She was in the hospital in "operational isolation" for another 3-4 weeks. She has been on IV antibiotics for about one month now. She finally came home a few days ago. Fortunately, she was relatively healthy prior to the surgery and infection. If she hadn't been, there is a good chance that she would have died.

As many Forum members know, I am disabled. And my mother does many things for me. Since she has been unable to do these things for me lately, I have been forced to pick up the slack. But there are some things I can't do. My sister and niece are also helping when they can.

On top of all of that, a bunch of other things all went wrong lately. It is a sort of "perfect storm".

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on December 06, 2017, 04:57:18 pm
Hi Meep,

I am sorry to hear that. That sounds tough. I hope your mother has a speedy recovery.

Your optimism, enthusiasm and very evidently, your intelligence, means you are equipped to deal with any challenge that comes your way. It sounds like you are doing a great job in dealing with things given the circumstances as well as overcoming challenges in the past, some of which you have shared with us.

Your website is quite comprehensive. You have spent a lot of time on it and you have built something great. You deserve a short break - and it is only a break. It is almost holiday season anyway. :)

Wishing you all the best,

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Akropolis on December 06, 2017, 06:21:03 pm
I add my wishes for a speedy recovery for your mother. She must be TOUGH to have conquered those medical issues at 75!
As you have correctly observed, coins should be your LAST priority. A hobby for leisure time.
May The Good Lord watch over both of you.
PeteB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on December 06, 2017, 11:32:25 pm
Dear Meep
I wish you a healing sooner than your mother.
We'll be back sooner.

Best regards

Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 07, 2017, 07:49:20 am
Hi folks,

Thank you for the messages. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Joe Sermarini on December 09, 2017, 06:37:41 pm
Please tell your mother that your friends on Forum are thinking of her and hoping she is better soon.

I hope the storm has passed and everything improves.

Take care, Joe


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 10, 2017, 06:34:49 am
Hi Joe,

Thank you for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on December 17, 2017, 03:51:43 pm
Take care of her; it was a hip operation that finally killed my mother. Mind you, she was 95.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 17, 2017, 09:01:02 pm
Hi RB,

Thank you for the message. :)

I've been hearing a lot of that lately. The same thing happened to my cousin several years ago. His mother had routine hip replacement surgery. She was about 77 years old. She got infected with MRSA and died.

Fortunately, my mother seems to be making progress (for a change). For a while there, everything kept going wrong, and her recovery was going backwards. I have a female cousin who is a nurse. For several weeks, whenever she referred to my mother, she kept reciting Murphy's Law: "If anything can go wrong, it will."

In the past 1-2 weeks, my mother finally appears to have "turned the corner." She seems to be "out of the woods."

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on December 18, 2017, 03:53:57 pm
Sounds good. Let's hope she's OK! Mention of old people and hip operations still brings it back.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on December 18, 2017, 05:39:39 pm
That is great news Meepzorp.

I hope you share a wonderful Christmas / holiday together.

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 18, 2017, 06:08:46 pm
Hi folks,

Thanks for the messages. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 19, 2018, 08:52:32 am
Hi folks,

I figured that I'd provide everyone with a status report.

My mother is making slow but steady progress. It appears that, when all of this is done, she should be about 80-90% of her former self. She will probably have some lingering minor issues. For example, she will probably have some permanent kidney damage from all of the IV antibiotics that were administered to her. It could nave been much worse.

Unfortunately, I continue to be very busy. Between helping my mother, temporarily taking over some of her duties, and helping my other family members (another very long story), I've been very busy lately. And now, it appears as if this "busy period" in my life will last much longer than I anticipated earlier. It now looks like I am going to be very busy until at least late Spring or early Summer. It is very unlikely that I will be able to make any significant progress regarding my website until that time.

I've been so busy lately that I didn't have time to process my newly purchased coins (my "new arrivals"). I haven't done that since November of last year. For the past few months, whenever I received a coin package, I've been just throwing it in a pile in my den. Since then, I've received a few packages (approximately 20 coins or so). I've been so busy lately that I didn't even have time to write up my tags.

It appears that, for the next few days, I am going to have a brief respite from my "busy period". I am going to try to process these newly arrived coins, write up my tags, and post them in my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Carausius on February 19, 2018, 10:24:36 am
Meep,

I've not been on the discussion board much lately, and only just noticed this string.  I'm so sorry to hear about your and your mom's recent troubles.  Happy to hear she turned the corner. 

Best,
Carausius



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Stkp on February 19, 2018, 04:02:06 pm
Wishing you and your mom (and family) the best. I had somehow missed your earlier posts on point. Stkp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 19, 2018, 07:52:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 (first coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar01.htm

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 4 (fourth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar04.htm

I also added 2 coins to this page:

Greek Italy, Lucania, Heraklea (first coin and last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_luc_herk.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 19, 2018, 07:54:30 pm
Hi Cara and stkp,

Thanks for the messages. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on February 20, 2018, 07:12:34 am
I really like the first coin.  Is the second a fouree?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2018, 12:00:35 pm
I really like the first coin.

Hi Nick,

I do too. And the rarity makes it even more desirable.

That's why I bid so aggressively on it and paid so much money for it. It cost me a fortune!

That's the first example of that issue that I've seen for sale in 20 years.

It is actually a Hyria type that is significantly rarer for Neapolis.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2018, 12:08:45 pm
Is the second a fouree?

Hi Nick,

That's a good question.

I thought the same thing when I looked at my photo.

When I bid on it, I didn't think it was. And, in hand, it doesn't look like a fouree.

But when I shot my photos of it and enlarged them during processing, I started to suspect that it may be a fouree. The clues weren't evident until I blew it up.

It certainly has quite a bit of exfoliation, particularly on the obverse.

It has brown areas at the 11:00 to 2:00 position on the obverse. It even has some green tint on the nymph's cheek.

However, the weight is consistent with pure silver.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 21, 2018, 12:07:30 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Apulia, Caelia (fifth coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_apulia_arpi_hyrium.htm

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras, Part 4 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_calb_taras_pt04.htm

Roman Republic, Part 38 (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rr_pt38.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 22, 2018, 02:30:48 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Sicily (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_sicily.htm

Medieval Italy, Padua (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_padua.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

Today, I also swapped out 5 sub-par (blurry) Greek Italy photos that I had posted within the past few days.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 23, 2018, 12:50:00 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Philippopolis (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_thrace_phil_sestos.htm

Roman Provincial, Phoenicia, Ake (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phoen_ake.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 24, 2018, 04:39:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek, Mysia, Part 1 (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/g_mysia_pt01.htm

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Apameia (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phrygia_apameia.htm

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Part 4 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt04.htm

Medieval Sicily, Part 5 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ms_pt05.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past few months.

I am now done posting my new arrivals. I don't know when I'll be able to resume working on my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Stkp on February 24, 2018, 08:16:50 am
you are on a roll! Nice coins. Keep them coming. Stkp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on February 24, 2018, 10:12:43 am
Nice return, Mep  +++

Great group of coins,  :)

Q.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 25, 2018, 04:05:52 am
Hi stkp and quad,

Thanks for the messages. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on February 25, 2018, 11:14:02 pm
I agree,

Good to see you back in fine form Meep!

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on March 04, 2018, 03:49:11 pm
I hope she recovers OK.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Gil-galad on May 15, 2018, 04:38:10 pm
Quite the extensive website with a lot of coins and even attribution tickets as well. That's a nice touch for sure. It will take some time to read through your site. Reading a section at a time starting from the top.

I'd also like to know if I can add your site link to my website links page? I am trying to get as many sites as I can to be useful for other people looking for ancient coin sites.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2018, 06:45:48 am
Hi folks,

I figured that I'd provide everyone with an update.

As some Forum members already know, this past year has not been good for me.

In the Fall of last year, my mother had routine hip replacement surgery done. She wound up getting infected with MRSA and almost died. Fortunately, she seems to be making good progress. Obviously, I had to help her with things.

In addition to that, another one of my family members asked me to help her with something. This consumed even more of my time.

On top of all of that, something else went wrong that I don't even want to discuss. I don't want to burden Forum members with all of my problems.

So, for the past year or so, I had 3 major, serious things all going wrong in my life simultaneously. I felt like I was doing a juggling act.

The result of all of this is that I was unable to work on my website for the past year because I had no free time. Hopefully, optimistically, this situation should remedy itself in a few weeks. I should be able to resume working on my website in a few weeks, unless something else goes wrong.

I have about 5 coins where there are errors in the tags. I need to correct these.

I've received about 20-30 coins in the past 6-12 months. I've been so busy that I didn't even have time to write up my tags. For the past 6-12 months, whenever I received a coin package, I've just been throwing the package in a pile in my den. I now have a whole pile of coin packages that need to be processed.

I still have hundreds of sub-par (blurry, etc.) photos in my website that need to be swapped out. And many photos need to be re-cropped.

I still need to add whole, entire sections to my website (Byzantine, etc.).

As some forum members already know, I divided my project into 3 phases. Phase I of my project was treating my bronze disease-infected coins. This took 18 months. Phase II of my project was correcting my erroneous and insufficient tags. This took 18 months. Phase III of my project is my website. I began my project in the Fall of 2012. That was 6 years ago. I began Phase III of my project (my website) in November 2015. That was 3 years ago. I now have 6 years of my life invested in this project, and 3 years of my life invested in my website, and there is no end in sight.

(continued in next post...)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2018, 07:08:15 am
Hi folks,

On top of all of this, as if enough things weren't going wrong in my life, a few weeks ago, my computer broke (again!).

The left mouse button broke (again!). This is the 5th time it broke. I purchased this computer less than 3 years ago, in November 2015. It is a HP laptop. It it less than 3 years old, but this is the 6th time it broke. And this is the 5th time that the left mouse button broke.

Every 6 months, my left mouse button breaks. And, every 6 months, I need a new keyboard. My computer is less than 3 years old, but it is currently on its 5th keyboard. And it just broke again. I don't know why this keeps happening. If it was still under warranty, it would be getting its 6th keyboard.

Obviously, my computer is now out of warranty. It isn't worth it to fix it. I guess I need a new computer.

Unfortunately, I can't buy a new computer now because I have too many files on my hard drive that I don't want to lose. Under normal circumstance, whenever I had x number of files on my hard drive, I would process them and transfer them to my flash drive. Unfortunately, because I've been so busy for the past year, I didn't have time to do that, and I just let everything go. And I had so many files on my hard drive. They all need to be processed and transferred to my flash drive. I don't want to lose them. I actually started processing them a few months ago, whenever I could squeeze in some free time.

Additionally, I don't think this is an appropriate time to buy a new computer because it is auction season. I've placed bids in auctions. I don't want to stretch my financial resources too thin.

The result of all of this is that I probably won't be able to buy a new computer for a few weeks or a few months. In the meantime, I bought a wireless external mouse. I am now sitting on my sofa in my den. My laptop is on my lap. And my wireless external mouse is on top of my laptop. I know. It is absolutely ridiculous. But what am I going to do?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2018, 07:11:46 am
I'd also like to know if I can add your site link to my website links page? I am trying to get as many sites as I can to be useful for other people looking for ancient coin sites.

Hi Gg,

I've been so busy lately that I am just reading your post now.

Of course you can add my site link to your website links page. I'd be honored.

Thank you for asking. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 13, 2018, 02:17:47 pm
What about just buying a USB or wireless keyboard to plug into the laptop?

It's a heckuva lot cheaper than a new laptop.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on October 13, 2018, 03:52:27 pm
If you're worried about your files, you could get an external hard drive and copy them onto that.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 13, 2018, 05:04:13 pm
Quote
Unfortunately, I can't buy a new computer now because I have too many files on my hard drive that I don't want to lose. Under normal circumstance, whenever I had x number of files on my hard drive, I would process them and transfer them to my flash drive. Unfortunately, because I've been so busy for the past year, I didn't have time to do that, and I just let everything go. And I had so many files on my hard drive. They all need to be processed and transferred to my flash drive. I don't want to lose them. I actually started processing them a few months ago, whenever I could squeeze in some free time.

Just because you haven't yet processed them shouldn't prevent you from copying them to an external backup....thumb drive or external disk drive.  As a matter of fact, letting the files accumulate without ever backing them up is just asking for a mini-disaster, should your hard drive ever fail.  External storage, of either type, is ridiculously cheap, so there is no excuse for ever not backing up your data.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2018, 10:18:38 pm
As a matter of fact, letting the files accumulate without ever backing them up is just asking for a mini-disaster, should your hard drive ever fail.  External storage, of either type, is ridiculously cheap, so there is no excuse for ever not backing up your data.

Hi cmc,

I understand. And I agree with you.

Until October of last year, I was doing that (backing up my files).

But I was so busy this past year that I just let everything go. And I accumulated so many unprocessed files on my hard drive. Then, my computer broke.

I think I have a valid "excuse". I was so busy this past year that I didn't know if I was coming or going. For most of this past year, I didn't know what planet I was on.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 13, 2018, 10:25:05 pm
If you're worried about your files, you could get an external hard drive and copy them onto that.

Hi RB,

Thanks for the advice. I am aware of external hard drives.

But I didn't want to buy one just to serve as a solution for (what I hope is) a short-term problem. I already have a flash drive. My intention all along was that, when this "storm" in my life passed, I was going to go back to processing and transferring my files on a regular basis.

Also, I didn't want to clutter up my flash drive with raw, unprocessed files.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: shanxi on October 14, 2018, 05:09:42 am
Hi RB,

Thanks for the advice. I am aware of external hard drives.

But I didn't want to buy one just to serve as a solution for (what I hope is) a short-term problem.
Meepzorp

Having a back-up on a hard drive or online is essential and not only a short term necessity, or what do you do when next time the hard drive is broken instead of the keyboard?


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on October 14, 2018, 02:57:43 pm
Flash drives can break down, so they're not ideal for long-term backups.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 15, 2018, 11:04:08 pm
Hi RB,

I didn't know that.

I had always assumed that an external hard drive would be more prone to breaking down because it has moving parts. A flash drive has no moving parts.

To draw an analogy, a cassette player is more likely to break than a radio or some type of digital device with no moving parts.

I am not an expert in these matters (flash drives versus external hard drives), but conventional wisdom would lead someone to believe the exact opposite of what you stated. Is my thinking flawed?

Perhaps someone who is knowledgeable about these types of devices can comment.

Note to RB: I am not implying that you are not knowledgeable, but your statement totally surprised me because it goes against conventional wisdom.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Dominic T on October 16, 2018, 04:54:05 am
When used in the same manner as external rotating drives (hard drives, optical drives, or floppy drives), i.e. in ignorance of their technology, USB drives' failure is more likely to be sudden: while rotating drives can fail instantaneously, they more frequently give some indication (noises, slowness) that they are about to fail, often with enough advance warning that data can be removed before total failure. USB drives give little or no advance warning of failure. Furthermore, when internal wear-leveling is applied to prolong life of the flash drive, once failure of even part of the memory occurs it can be difficult or impossible to use the remainder of the drive, which differs from magnetic media, where bad sectors can be marked permanently not to be used.
DT


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 16, 2018, 09:57:41 am
There are compelling arguments to be made for either...but for true LONG TERM (i.e., archival) data storage, hard drives may win out by a hair.


https://www.datanumen.com/blogs/usb-flash-drive-vs-external-hard-drive-better-storing-data/

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/pricekart+com-epaper-prikart/usb+flash+drive+vs+external+hard+drive+which+one+is+best+for+you-newsid-82586692

https://www.hellotech.com/blog/portable-hard-drives-flash-ssd-sd/



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 16, 2018, 01:48:57 pm
Hi RB, DT, and cmc,

Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it. This mini discussion has enlightened me.

After reading RB's post yesterday, I decided to look into USB flash drives more deeply. It was the first time I had done this.

It turns out that there are 3 different types of USB flash drives: TLC, MLC, and SLC. The sub-type refers to the density of the stored data. SLC is single density. MLC is double density. And TLC is triple density.

Most USB flash drives sold today are the TLC type, because they are economical.

According to the websites I visited, the data stored in a TLC USB flash drive is expected to last for 1-3 years. After that, the data can become unstable, and you may lose it.

The data stored in a SLC USB flash drive is expected to last for 10 years before it becomes unstable.

The data stored in a MLC USB flash drive has a lifespan in between those 2.

I have a Sandisk 32GB TLC USB flash drive. They cost about $13. I've been using it almost every day for 3 years now. Maybe it is reaching the end of its lifespan?

According to these websites, there are 2 other issues to consider when using a USB flash drive. First, every time you use it, energy flows from the laptop to the flash drive. This slowly kills it. It is basically a long, slow death. Second, the number of plug/un-plug cycles becomes a factor over time. I suspected this all along. These websites only confirmed my suspicions. According to these websites, most USB flash drives are designed to survive only about 1,500 plug/un-plug cycles before the connector breaks. According to my calculations, I've already gone through about 1,000 plug/un-plug cycles with my flash drive (3 years, almost every day). This means that the connector on my flash drive is expected to last only another 500 plug/un-plug cycles, which is a little over a year for me.

According to these websites, most external hard drives are expected to last for 3-5 years before something mechanical breaks. As I mentioned in my previous posts in this thread, the problem with external hard drives is that they have moving parts. Apparently, the data stored in them can last for decades (maybe 50 years or more), but the moving parts tend to break. The data is still there, but the drive is mechanically broken. And once the drive is 3-5 years old, it isn't worth it to fix it. It will cost you more money to fix it (or even attempt to retrieve the data) than a 3-5 year old hard drive is worth. What good is having the data there still intact for decades if you can't access it because the drive is mechanically broken? This is the paradox.

After visiting these websites, I am now seriously considering buying a SLC USB flash drive at some point in the near future. Since the data is expected to last for 10 years, it is an option worth looking into. The problem with SLC USB flash drives is the cost. A 32GB SLC USB flash drive costs about $53 or more. That is 4 times the cost of a 32GB TLC USB flash drive ($13). But, if the data will last for 10 years before becoming unstable, it may be worth it.

My website should be completed in about 1-2 years (I hope). Once my website is completed, my flash drive should experience a significant reduction in the number of plug/un-plug cycles. Maybe a SLC USB flash drive will be a good option at that point. It can also serve as a back-up to my TLC USB flash drive, which will be 5 years old at that time.

What do other Forum members think? Should I buy a 32GB SLC USB flash drive in the near future?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on October 16, 2018, 01:57:03 pm
When used in the same manner as external rotating drives (hard drives, optical drives, or floppy drives), i.e. in ignorance of their technology, USB drives' failure is more likely to be sudden.

Hi DT,

Thank you for the information.

You used the phrase "in ignorance of their technology". By this, I assume that you are referring to the fact that some people who use USB flash drives very frequently erase and re-write.

When I visited those websites yesterday, I learned that doing this will significantly and substantially reduce the lifespan of a USB flash drive.

I very rarely do that. More than 90-95% of the time, my USB flash drive is used for "write only".

Less than 5-10% of the time, I erase and re-write.

So, that shouldn't be an issue for me.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Dominic T on October 16, 2018, 03:31:10 pm
Itís clear that all stockage devices have their own durability limits in time. So the big question remains :Is the Cloud safe enough to really be trusted ??
DT


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Robert_Brenchley on October 16, 2018, 03:37:12 pm
That's what I thought till one died on me. Fortunately there was nothing important on it. It wa one I regularly used to transfer files.

https://www.cnet.com/news/reliability-of-usb-flash-drives-questioned/


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: cmcdon0923 on October 16, 2018, 07:53:38 pm
In addition to newer ones, I have flash drives that are over 10 years old that I still use from time to time.  The first one I ever bought was LEXAR JumpDrive with 128 megabytes, which I though was amazing.  My newest ones are 256 gigabytes.....2000 times the capacity of my first one.  When the 512 gigabyte units come down in price a bit more, I'll probably spring for one.

I also have at least three of them that over the years have gone through a washing cycle when I forgot to empty my pockets before throwing my pants in the wash.  After a few days sitting in a warm sunny spot, they worked just fine again.  So if you stick with better name brands, they seem pretty hardy.

Any real data protection program probably consists of at least two and ideally three components:

1.  short term data backups
2.  long term (i.e., archival) storage
3.  remote data storage/cloud

No matter what you use for the first two aspects, flash or disk based storage, many people fail to have a plan also encompassing #3.  If you have everything backed up on a flash drive or hard drive sitting right next to your computer and your house catches fire or suffers some other catastrophic event, you run a risk of still losing everything if the external storage is also destroyed.  This is one reason why cloud based storage services are becoming so popular....not to mention that you can access your files from any computer, anywhere.  

Personally, at the beginning of every month, I make one disk based backup of all my files as well as two flash drive copies.  One flash drive I carry with me, and the other goes into my safe deposit box.  I am still not at a point where I want to entrust my data to the cloud....especially confidential/personal/financial data.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 04, 2018, 05:58:20 pm
Hi folks,

Here is another progress report:

I finally finished processing and transferring (to my flash drive) all of the files I had on my computer's hard drive. My hard drive is nice and empty now. It has been over a year since it was this empty.

Now, I have some "loose ends" I need to tie up. Some things around the house need to be taken care of, etc. This should take me a few days to a week. So, unless something goes catastrophically wrong in the next few days, I should be able to resume working on my website within the next week.

I haven't been able to work on my website since October of last year. That was 13 months ago. This past year (October 2017 - October 2018) has been very harrowing for me. It may have been the worst one year period of my life. It appears that this "storm" in my life has finally passed (I hope).

Of course, as I mentioned in my previous posts above, my laptop computer is broken. The mouse pad area of my keyboard is basically dead. It is unusable. When I finally get around to working on my website again (hopefully, within the next week), I must crop and process all of my coin photos using my wireless external mouse. It will probably take some getting used to.

I probably won't be able to buy a new computer until next Spring, possibly later.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 07, 2018, 10:50:51 pm
Hi folks,

I finally started working on my website again.

I have several coins where there are errors in my tags. I figured that I'd start with those.

Today, I corrected a Roman Provincial, Mesopotamia, Rhesaena coin (second coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_mesopot_pt02.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 09, 2018, 09:17:27 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I corrected 3 more errors.

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ae03.htm

Roman Provincial, Crete (second coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_crete.htm

Greek, Caria (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/g_caria.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 10, 2018, 12:11:44 am
Hi folks,

I just corrected 3 more errors.

Roman Provincial, Mesopotamia, Rhesaena (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_mesopot_pt02.htm

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt06.htm

Roman Imperial, Claudius II (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_claudius2.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 10, 2018, 11:27:26 am
Hi folks,

This is just a friendly reminder to those of you who are using Google Chrome. For some reason, Google Chrome has their browser set up so that you can't see my new photos unless you clear the cache. I assume they do this for speed purposes. Even if you reload the page, you still won't see my new photos. The only way to see my new photos is to clear the cache.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you will be able to see my new photos if you reload the page. But you usually must reload the page in order to see them.

Please keep this in mind going forward because I will be adding many new photos in the coming weeks.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 10, 2018, 07:03:03 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I split 3 of my website pages. It took me 3 hours. It is a very complicated, technical, and tedious process.

I did this in anticipation of posting photos of new arrivals. Of course, in this case, a "new arrival" is any coin I received in the past 6-12 months.

I split my Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca page into 2 pages. In the past 6-12 months, I have received several coins from this city. I had to split this page into 2 pages to accommodate the coming growth. I also did this to put Suessa Aurunca on par with some of my other Campania cities (Cales, Capua, etc.), which currently have 2 pages each.

I split one of my Roman Provincial, Phrygia pages into 2 pages. The city of Eumeneia now has its own page.

I also split my Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Caffa page into 2 pages. My second page is currently empty. There is nothing posted in it yet. My second page will contain countermarked issues of Caffa.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 13, 2018, 06:35:32 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Calabria, Taras (second coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_calb_taras_pt01.htm

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Eumeneia (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phrygia_eumeneia.htm

Roman Provincial, Spain, Caesaraugusta (fourth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_spain_acci_calag.htm

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Kings (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_thrace_kings.htm

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Bizya (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_thrace_bizya_deultum.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 14, 2018, 09:43:26 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Sicily, Panormus, Part 1 (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gs_sicl_pan_pt01.htm

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Greece (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt04.htm

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Caffa:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt01a.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Dominic T on November 14, 2018, 04:16:14 pm
You have a very impressive collection my friend ! If my memory is right, you are collecting since 1998, arenít you ? Itís 20 years already, I hope you made a party to celebrate the event.... 😁
DT


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 15, 2018, 07:32:57 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 coins to this website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca, Part 1 (first and last coins):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_susar_pt01.htm

I also added 1 coin to this website page:

Greek Italy, Lucania, Paestum, Part 1 (fifth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_luc_paest_pt01.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 15, 2018, 07:36:12 pm
Hi DT,

Thank you. :)

Yes, your memory is correct. I started collecting ancient coins in 1998. I think it was October/November 1998. So, it is 20 years to the month.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 17, 2018, 05:29:13 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Campania, Cumae (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_cumae.htm

Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca, Part 1 (fourth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_susar_pt01.htm

Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca, Part 2 (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_susar_pt02.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them with in the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: EB on November 18, 2018, 08:12:44 am
Hi Meepzorp,
That's three great coins, congrats!
-EB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 18, 2018, 09:13:37 am
Hi EB,

Thank you for the comment. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2018, 08:48:28 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar01.htm

Greek Italy, Campania, Cales, Part 1 (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_cales_pt01.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: okidoki on November 19, 2018, 09:02:45 am
Impressive Collection


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 19, 2018, 09:22:23 am
Hi oki,

Thank you for the comment. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 20, 2018, 09:12:18 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 coins to this website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Bronze, Part 3 (first and last coins):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ae03.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

I also re-cropped 3 photos in my Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 1 page:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on November 20, 2018, 10:27:33 am
I donít think it is an animal below Acheloios.  Just a damaged die or mistruck specimen, IMO.  When I saw the original it looked like a baby calf, but on closer inspection of the photo I realized it wasnít.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 20, 2018, 12:51:44 pm
Hi Nick,

Thank you for your opinion.

Looking at my enlarged photo (compared to the dealer's photo), I see what you mean. I think you are right. It does look something like a die break. The "animal's" legs are actually the MFB's legs. I will have to write up new tags and edit my website entry.

It is still an interesting coin though.

What do you (or anyone else) think the obverse symbol is? Is it a club? Is it a thunderbolt? Is it just globs of metal on the circular border? Is it something else?

How do I attribute it?

Looking through your MSP reference book, I noticed some Cales coins that have a club on the obverse. For a moment, when I was examining the coin in hand and tilting it at different light reflection angles, it almost looked as if I could see "...NO" as the last 2 letters of the obverse legend. The entire obverse legend is very faint, almost non-existent. Could it be a Cales coin?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2018, 02:29:25 am
Hi Nick,

Regarding my Campania coin with the die break on the reverse, I looked at your MSP reference book again. I've narrowed it down to 3 candidates:

MSP I, 162 (Cales, club)
MSP I, 419 (Suessa Aurunca, thunderbolt)
MSP I, 420 (Suessa Aurunca, thunderbolt)

When I looked at my coin in hand, the obverse symbol looked more like a club. But after studying my enlarged photos, I am thinking that it looks more like a thunderbolt. I am leaning more towards that now. This implies Suessa Aurunca.

There is more evidence to support that tentative attribution.

First, the obverse legend (ethnic) is very faint, if it exists at all. When I look at the coin in hand and tilt it at different light reflection angles, sometimes I think I see SVESANO. I don't know if my eyes (or mind) are playing tricks on me, but it does sort of look like that. Again, it is extremely faint. Maybe I am trying to make something out of nothing? Maybe not?

Second, if it is Cales, the reverse style of my coin (particularly the bull and his head) does not look like the reverse die in your MSP reference book (#162). The reverse style of my coin (particularly the bull and his head) more closely matches the reverse die of #420 in your MSP reference book (Suessa Aurunca). The illustration for #419 is a drawing, not a photo, so I can't compare dies.

What do you think?

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on November 21, 2018, 09:47:08 am
Definitely Suessa.  The bolt looks clear to me.  Whether or not there is an N below Acheloios is impossible to say from here, but perhaps a die break near the N caused what we see.  Rare in either case!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2018, 11:31:55 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 coins to this website page:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Caffa (second and third coins):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt01a.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 21, 2018, 11:48:59 am
Hi Nick,

Thank you for confirming my suspicion.

I can't believe all of the coins I've purchased in the past 6-12 months that turned out to be Suessa Aurunca coins because they were mis-attributed by the dealer. This happened multiple times. I think I've more than doubled the number of coins in my 2 Suessa Aurunca pages (which used to be only one page until 7-10 days ago). After I move this coin from my Neapolis pages, I may have more coins in my Suessa Aurunca pages that were mis-attributed by the dealer than coins that were attributed correctly. :)

I figured that it is a rare coin based on your MSP reference book. There are only 2 examples illustrated, and one of them is a drawing. I inferred from that information the fact that it must be a rare coin.

I assume that the correct reference is:

MSP (Molinari) I, 419-420

I can't pinpoint it any further (to either 419 or 420) because I can't tell for certain whether or not there is an obverse legend.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Molinari on November 21, 2018, 04:13:32 pm
I would omit ďMolinariĒ from the reference, since MSP means Molinari Sisci Potamikon, and it was certainly not a solo adventure.

Most dealers just put Neapolis on Campanian types unless the inscription is very clear (and even then sometimes they donít).  Iíll also see Gela, even though they issued no true man-faced bull bronze series.


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2018, 01:49:33 am
I would omit ďMolinariĒ from the reference, since MSP means Molinari Sisci Potamikon, and it was certainly not a solo adventure.

Hi Nick,

I know that. And people who are into MFB coins know that. But most ancient coin collectors probably don't know that, especially if they are not Forum members. If I wasn't a Forum member, I probably wouldn't know what "MSP" means. And I am into Campania/MFB coins.

That is just you being humble.

Your reference book covers an extremely limited sub-area of ancient coins. It is sort of obscure. It's not like it's RIC, RPC, or a Sear reference book.

I do the same thing for my MIR references for my Medieval Italy coins. I write them as "MIR (Varesi)".

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2018, 03:57:53 am
Hi folks,

I just corrected the error in my Campania coin with the die break on the reverse.

I removed it from this page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Bronze, Part 3:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ae03.htm

I added it to this page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca, Part 1 (fourth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_susar_pt01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 22, 2018, 09:37:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Imperial, Augustus, Silver, Part 9 (fifth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ar_pt09.htm

Greek Italy, Lucania, Herakleia (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_luc_herk.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2018, 10:20:04 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to this website page:

Greek Italy, Bruttium, Vibo Valentia (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_brut_skyl_vibo.htm

This is a new arrival. I received it within the past 6-12 months.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 23, 2018, 10:32:21 am
Hi folks,

I finally finished posting my new arrivals. Of course, in this case, a "new arrival" is any coin I received within the past 6-12 months.

I have some things to take care of around the house. This should take me 2-3 days.

At that time, I will finally be able to get back to working on my website again. Up until October of last year, I was swapping out my sub-par (blurry, etc.) photos. I was replacing them with better quality photos. If I remember correctly, I left off with my Greek Sicily, Panormus pages. I assume that I will resume there.

Because of all the negative things I had going on in my life during the past year, I stopped working on my website (swapping out my blurry photos, etc.) in October 2017. This "storm" in my life set me back 13 months. I am only now getting back to the point I was at in October 2017. It took me all this time just to get back to that point. This was a 13 month long setback in my life.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 24, 2018, 10:23:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I re-organized my 2 Greek Italy, Campania, Suessa Aurunca pages. They were a mess because I added so many coins to them in the past 10 days or so. My photo numbers were all out of sequence.

I moved one coin (the last one) from the bottom of my Part 1 page to the top of my Part 2 page because it belonged there. It had much in common with the second coin in my Part 2 page.

I re-numbered all of my Suessa Aurunca photos (all 54 of them) and re-uploaded them to Joe's server.

I guess that I will resume swapping out my blurry photos in 1-2 days.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 25, 2018, 04:52:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek Sicily, Panormus photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 26, 2018, 08:11:03 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 12 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Panormus - Syracuse).

I also edited my index page (home page).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 27, 2018, 08:18:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Segesta - Syracuse).

I also edited the text in my Greek Sicily, Panormus, Part 4 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 28, 2018, 06:06:02 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 11 sub-par Greek Sicily, Syracuse photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 29, 2018, 09:14:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Sicily, Syracuse photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on November 30, 2018, 09:13:56 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek Sicily, Syracuse photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 01, 2018, 08:13:33 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek Sicily, Syracuse photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 01, 2018, 11:14:11 pm
Hi folks,

I just swapped out 8 more sub-par Greek Sicily, Syracuse photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 03, 2018, 01:19:05 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Syracuse - Tauromenium).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 04, 2018, 11:49:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 11 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Tauromenium - Punic).

I think I am finished swapping out my blurry Greek Italy and Greek Sicily photos. I know that some photos may need to be re-cropped at some point in the future.

Next, I will continue to swap out my blurry photos. I may do Greek next.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 05, 2018, 09:43:52 am
Hi folks,

I thought I was done swapping out my Greek Sicily photos, but that thinking was premature.

Upon examining my last few Greek Sicily pages, I noticed 2 problems.

First, regarding my Thermai coin, the Hera side is incused (concave), and the Herakles side is convex. But the dealer described the Hera side as the obverse and the Herakles side as the reverse. That fact was bothering me. So, I looked in a few reference books. It appears that the dealer must have mixed up the obverse and reverse. And that error propagated down to my tags and photos. I had to correct that error. I wrote up new tags and edited the text in my website. It took me over 2 hours.

Second, a few of the photos in my last few Greek Sicily website pages are still blurry. So, it appears that I need to swap out some photos in that section. I guess that I am not quite done with that section yet.

By the way, as always, if anyone notices any errors in any section of my website, please let me be aware of it so that I can correct it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2018, 03:54:14 pm
Hi folks,

Something came up, and I probably won't be able to work on my website for about 10-14 days or so.

In about 2 weeks, I should be able to resume swapping out my blurry photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 14, 2018, 12:48:57 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I corrected the error regarding my Augustus AE sestertius coin. I had posted about this coin in a different section of Forum recently.

The countermark had been mis-attributed. After many years, I finally correctly figured out what it is. I had to re-write my tags and edit the text description in my website. I also re-shot my photos for this coin.

It is this coin (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/ri_aug_ae_pt02.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 15, 2018, 08:21:02 am
Hi folks,

Yesterday and today, I treated my bronze disease-infected Sicily Punic coin.

I edited the text in my website to reflect that.

This is the coin (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gs_sicl_siculo_punic.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 18, 2018, 02:16:54 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I split my Medieval Italy, Desana page into 2 pages. I did this to accommodate future growth.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 25, 2018, 12:47:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek Sicily photos (Tauromenium - Punic).

I think I am finally done swapping out my sub-par (blurry) Greek Italy and Greek Sicily photos.

I am going to be busy for the next few weeks. So, it is unlikely that I will be able to get any significant work done on my website until the middle of January or so.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on December 26, 2018, 06:40:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I split my Greek Italy, Bruttium, Bretti page into 2 pages. I did this to accommodate future growth.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on January 01, 2019, 12:01:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Medieval Italy, Torriglia (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_torriglia.htm

Medieval Italy, Desana, Part 1 (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_desana_pt01.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 12, 2019, 06:35:50 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 coins to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Bruttium, Bretti, Part 2 (second and third coins)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_brut_bret_pt02.htm

I also added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 4 (second coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt04.htm

Medieval Italy, Naples, Part 6 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_naples_pt06.htm

Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum, Part 1 (first coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_luc_paest_pt01.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them a few weeks ago.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 13, 2019, 07:50:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Greek Italy, Bruttium photos (Bretti and Locri).

I also corrected an error in the tags for one of my Crusades coins (Tripoli). I wrote up new tags.

I also edited the text in my Greek Italy, Campania, Cales, Part 1 page (second coin).

Tomorrow, I think I can finally begin swapping out my sub-par Greek (non-Italy/Sicily) photos.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Steve P on February 13, 2019, 08:22:52 am
Nice! => wow M-Zorp, great new additions ... oh,and great overall collection! (congrats)

 +++


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 13, 2019, 08:29:10 am
Hi SP,

Thanks! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 14, 2019, 11:52:15 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 13 sub-par Greek photos (Achaia - Attica).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 15, 2019, 10:56:59 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 10 sub-par Greek photos (Aegina - Euboia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 16, 2019, 12:27:22 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 8 sub-par Greek photos (Caria - Gaul).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 18, 2019, 07:12:50 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Greek photos (Illyria - Ionia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 20, 2019, 02:11:47 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek photos (Judaea).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 23, 2019, 08:50:40 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek photos (Lesbos - Lycia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 25, 2019, 12:06:22 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Greek photos (Lydia).

I also swapped out 2 sub-par Greek Italy, Campania, Capua photos.

I also edited the text in my Greek Italy, Campania, Hyria page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on February 27, 2019, 12:31:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek photos (Lydia - Macedon).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 02, 2019, 02:38:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek photos (Macedon - Moesia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 05, 2019, 07:26:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Greek photos (Macedon - Moesia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 06, 2019, 05:33:23 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek photos (Megaris - Mysia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 07, 2019, 07:03:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek photos (Mysia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 08, 2019, 10:39:29 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Greek photos (Pamphylia - Phoenicia).

I also edited the text for my Mysia, Miletopolis coin to correct a probable dealer error.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 18, 2019, 11:44:14 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Greek photos (Phoenicia, Sidon).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 20, 2019, 03:18:10 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Greek photos (Phoenicia, Sidon - Sikyonia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 20, 2019, 11:52:49 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Greek photos (Spain).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 22, 2019, 03:06:09 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek photos (Spain - Syria).

I also edited the text for my Greek, Spain, Sagunto coin. And I edited the text in my Greek, Syria, Seleukid, Part 2 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on March 23, 2019, 03:23:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek photos (Syria - Thessaly).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 02, 2019, 06:36:16 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Greek Italy, Campania, Cumae photos (second coin).

I also corrected an error in the tag for my Greek, Ionia, Klazomenai coin. And I edited the text to reflect that change.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 03, 2019, 11:03:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Roman Provincial, Thrace, Kings (sixth coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_thrace_kings.htm

Medieval Italy, House of Savoy, Part 1 (third coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/hs_pt01.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them last week.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 05, 2019, 11:05:47 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I corrected an error in my Roman Provincial, Thrace, Kings page (fifth coin). The obverse and reverse were mixed up. I wrote up new tags, switched the photos, and edited my text.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_thrace_kings.htm

Also, in my Roman Provincial, Mysia, Pergamon, Part 1 page, I fully attributed a coin that had been only partially attributed (third coin). Recently, another Forum member inquired about a Pergamon coin in the ID section of Forum. As a result of the information that was provided, I was able to fully attribute my coin. I wrote up new tags and edited my text.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_mysia_perg_pt01.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 06, 2019, 11:04:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Greek photos (Thrace).

Also, the obverse and reverse were mixed up on one of my Greek, Thrace, Pantikapaion coins (second coin). I corrected it. I wrote up new tags, switched the photos, and edited my text.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 09, 2019, 12:05:41 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Greek photos (Thrace).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 10, 2019, 04:49:54 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Greek photos (Thrace - Troas).

Also, the obverse and reverse were mixed up om my Greek, Troas, Kebren coin. I corrected it. I edited my tag, switched the photos, and edited the text in my website.

By the way, I tried to get a better photo of the reverse of that coin (Kebren). Today, I shot several dozen photos of the reverse of that coin, but I couldn't improve upon the existing photo. This has happened numerous times as I was going through my Greek photos. As I mentioned in the past, for some reason, my old iPhone 4 has trouble shooting clear photos of small coins. Some of my small Greek coins still don't have clear photos, but that is the best I can do.

I am finally done swapping out the sub-par (blurry, etc.) photos in my Greek Italy, Greek Sicily, and Greek sections. I think I am going to do my Roman Provincial photos next.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 11, 2019, 04:26:51 am
HI folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Aeolis - Attica).

Also, regarding the second coin in my Arabia page, there were numerous errors in my tags. I corrected it. I wrote up new tags and edited the text in my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 12, 2019, 06:21:51 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Aeolis - Bithynia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 13, 2019, 03:21:33 am
Hi folks,

As some Forum members know, all of the major sections have been added to my website. But I still have a few minor sections to add to it (Byzantine, etc.).

Lately, I've been swapping out my sub-par photos in my major sections. My intention was to complete the swap outs and then add the minor sections to my website.

However, due to "accessibility issues", I've been forced to change my plans. I am going to temporarily abandon my swap outs for now. Today, I will begin adding the minor sections to my website. When I am done adding the minor sections, I will resume swapping out my sub-par photos in my major sections.

As always, if anyone notices any errors, please let me know.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 13, 2019, 06:21:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one Ostrogoth page and one Byzantine page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 14, 2019, 08:31:27 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_tib2_phocas.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: RL on April 15, 2019, 03:32:08 am
Hi Meepzorp, just wanted to say that I enjoy browsing your webpage, you have a fantastic collection!


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 15, 2019, 09:22:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_herc.htm

I also corrected errors in the tags of 2 of my previously posted Byzantine coins.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 15, 2019, 11:19:29 am
Hi Meepzorp, just wanted to say that I enjoy browsing your webpage, you have a fantastic collection!

Hi RL,

Thank you for the message! :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 16, 2019, 12:21:45 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_constans2_const5.htm

I also edited a tag for one of my Byzantine coins I posted yesterday, and I edited the text in my website.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 17, 2019, 01:32:03 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_leo5_leo6.htm

I also edited a tag for one of my Byzantine coins I added yesterday, and I edited the text in my website page.

I also "cleaned up" the text in all of my Byzantine website pages, and re-uploaded all of them.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 18, 2019, 02:57:20 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_john1_mike4.htm

I also corrected an error in the text in my Leo page and re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Steve P on April 19, 2019, 03:24:36 pm
Great effort, Meepzorp!

 +++

Your stuff is awesome

Cheers

stevex


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 19, 2019, 07:34:47 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_const10_alex1.htm

My Nicephorus coin tags were severely lacking in information, and they contained dealer errors too. That is why I didn't post them. I will probably correct it tomorrow.

I also edited a tag for a Byzantine coin I added yesterday.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 19, 2019, 10:28:25 pm
Hi SP,

Thank you for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 20, 2019, 11:58:48 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Byzantine page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_isaac2_andron2.htm

I also wrote up new tags for 2 of my Byzantine coins I added yesterday, and I edited the text in my website.

I also corrected an error in the text for my Constantine V coin.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2019, 06:14:47 am
Hi folks,

Today, I edited the tags for 2 of my Byzantine coins in my last page (first 2 coins):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/b_isaac2_andron2.htm

I also added a new Eastern Cultures section to my website, which includes 2 pages (Sassanids and Ancient China):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/easterncult_home.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: peterpil19 on April 23, 2019, 10:07:27 pm
Hi Meep,

It has been a while since I visited your site. Glad to see it has continued to evolve. Looking great!

Regards,

Peter


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2019, 11:47:05 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added a new Weights section to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/weights_home.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 23, 2019, 11:48:37 pm
Hi pp19,

Thank you for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 25, 2019, 11:43:16 pm
Hi folks,

Due to "accessibility issues", I have decided to begin adding another new section to my website. These are Modern World Gold coins. I purchased these coins decades ago, when the price of gold was much lower.

Today, I added a new page:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/modwrldgold_home.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 27, 2019, 01:02:40 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_cand_colb.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: quadrans on April 27, 2019, 01:57:48 am
Dear Mep,
 
  your site includes more and more areas... :) ;)


   Congratulation   +++

 
    Q.



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 28, 2019, 05:18:01 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_dnmrk_france.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on April 28, 2019, 05:19:03 am
Hi Quad,

Thank you for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 01, 2019, 01:13:00 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_germ.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 02, 2019, 03:06:34 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_gbrit_hngry.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 04, 2019, 05:42:52 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_italy.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 06, 2019, 11:13:44 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_mex_pruss.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 07, 2019, 10:08:58 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_roman_safrica.htm

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 08, 2019, 04:14:15 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added another Modern World Gold page to my website:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mwg_swiss_venzl.htm

This is the last page for this section.

Tomorrow, I can probably get back to swapping out my sub-par (blurry, etc.) photos. I left off with my Roman Provincial coins. I assume that is where I will resume.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 09, 2019, 04:18:10 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Attica - Bithynia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 10, 2019, 05:14:06 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Caria - Crete).

I also edited the text in my Roman Provincial, Crete page (first coin).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 11, 2019, 04:59:48 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Part 1 (last coin)

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_egypt_pt01.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

As you can see, Joe included an old tag. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 13, 2019, 08:55:47 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Crete - Egypt).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 16, 2019, 11:45:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Egypt - Epiros).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 17, 2019, 10:38:24 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Ionia, Ephesos).

I also edited the text in 2 of my Roman Provincial, Ionia, Ephesos pages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 19, 2019, 12:49:38 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Judaea).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 21, 2019, 12:13:39 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Judaea).

I also edited the text in my Roman Provincial, Judaea, Part 1 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 22, 2019, 12:52:12 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Judaea).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 23, 2019, 12:12:49 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Judaea - Lucania).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 24, 2019, 01:42:00 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Lucania).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 25, 2019, 06:17:36 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Lucania).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 28, 2019, 08:21:30 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 7 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Lucania - Lycia).

I also corrected errors in my tags for 2 of my Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum coins.

I also edited the text in my 2 Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum pages.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on May 30, 2019, 05:12:25 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Lucania).

I also edited a tag for one of my Roman Provincial, Lucania, Paestum coins.

I also edited the text in my Roman Provincial, Lucania, Peastum, Part 2 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 04, 2019, 05:26:39 pm
Hi folks,

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't swapped out photos in several days. The reason is that it is Spring, and I am busy doing things around the house and yard. I should resume working on my website in the next few days.

In the meantime, I heard something today that put a smile on my face. I was so happy, and it made my day.

First, a little back story. Obviously, my username in this Forum is Meepzorp. As some Forum members already know (because I have written about this in the past), there are 3 different versions (or incarnations) of Meepzorp in the media. The first 2 versions are "Saturday Night Live" (the "Coneheads" sketches) and Disney. The thought of using Meepzorp as my username is from the third version of Meepzorp, which is the "Howard Stern Show".

As some Forum members already know, I am a huge Howard Stern fan. I have been listening to his radio show almost every single day since 1984, when I was 16 years old. Several years ago, Howard and his staff created a character called "Meepzorp", who is an alien from outer space. Howard's staff members used to prank call Riley Martin (one of Howard's Whack Pack members) as Meepzorp. It was hilarious. I think those are some the greatest prank phone calls ever made. Every time I heard them, I would be hysterical laughing. That is the reason why I selected "Meepzorp" as my username for this Forum.

Unfortunately, Riley passed away a few years ago. And Meepzorp was never heard from again - until today.

Today, on the "Howard Stern Show", during the "Jeopardy" segment, Howard was talking to High Register Sean (another one of Howard's Whack Pack members) on the phone. And Meepzorp called in!!!

I hadn't heard from him in a long time. In fact, Howard himself said, "We haven't heard from Meepzorp in years!"

When I heard Meepzorp's voice, it immediately put a smile on my face. And I screamed out, "Meepzorp!" I was so happy to hear his voice.

If any Forum members have SiriusXM satellite radio, they can hear it because Howard's show re-plays on a continuous loop all day long on channel 100. As I mentioned above, Meepzorp called in during the "Jeopardy" segment.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Jay GT4 on June 04, 2019, 05:45:51 pm
Meep do you have today's code word? I need to be sure it's you... ;D



Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 04, 2019, 09:15:01 pm
Hi Jay,

 :) ;D

What if it is not really me? What if I am a shape-shifter? Or a dog-man? :)

Actually, according to Shuli, today's code word is "Gargoyle".

I love how Howard turned a situation where Shuli had to prove he was really Shuli (and not a shape-shifter or a dog-man) into a situation where he was goofing on both Shuli and High Register Sean. Shuli was even goofing on himself. Then, Meepzorp calls in and adds to the comedy. And it was all spontaneous and totally un-rehearsed. That's why Howard is the best.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 05, 2019, 09:53:17 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Roman Provincial, Phrygia, Midaeum (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/rp_phrygia_grim_mid.htm

This is a new arrival. I received it recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 08, 2019, 12:48:59 am
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Silver, Part 3 (first coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_neap_ar03.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 12, 2019, 02:14:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Lydia - Macedon).

I also edited the text in my Roman Provincial, Macedon, Part 5 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 19, 2019, 02:22:59 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Macedon - Mesopotamia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 20, 2019, 02:39:19 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 4 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Macedon - Moesia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 21, 2019, 06:57:39 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to each of my following website pages:

Medieval Italy, Colonial Genoese, Vicina (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_gencol_pt06.htm

Medieval Italy, Salerno (last coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_sabb_salerno.htm

These are new arrivals. I just received them today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 22, 2019, 05:11:21 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Moesia).

I also corrected the orientation of a photo I posted yesterday. My obverse Vicina photo was upside-down (I think). I rotated it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on June 24, 2019, 10:29:09 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added one coin to my following website page:

Greek Italy, Campania, Teanum Sidicinum (second coin):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/gi_camp_teasid.htm

This is a new arrival. I just received it today.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 20, 2019, 08:03:58 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I added 2 coins to my following website page:

Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 7 (second and third coins):

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/meepzorp/mi_milan_pt07.htm

These are new arrivals. I received them recently.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: EB on July 21, 2019, 08:25:06 pm
Hi Meeps,
Great additions! I really like the Campania. The Philip II Trillina (crowned letter F) also has a lot of character. Congrats!
-EB


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 22, 2019, 08:52:43 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 2 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Moesia).

I also edited the text in my Medieval Italy, Milan, Part 7 page.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 22, 2019, 08:54:12 pm
Hi EB,

Thank you for the message. :)

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 23, 2019, 10:06:04 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Mysia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 24, 2019, 10:39:38 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Pamphylia - Phoenicia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 25, 2019, 08:50:55 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 6 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Phoenicia).

I also re-cropped a photo I uploaded yesterday (Pamphylia) and re-uploaded it.

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 29, 2019, 11:02:53 pm
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Phoenicia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on July 31, 2019, 05:15:19 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 3 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Phoenicia - Phrygia).

Meepzorp


Title: Re: Meepzorp's coin website
Post by: Meepzorp on August 01, 2019, 04:20:40 am
Hi folks,

Today, I swapped out 5 sub-par Roman Provincial photos (Phoenicia - Phrygia).

Meepzorp