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About Phillyman

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    Scan All The Things!
  • Birthday 07/31/1979

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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    Video Games, Magazines, Electronic Gadgets, 90's Action Movies, 80's Music
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  1. Phillyman

    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    I agree, I only care about what is posted at Retromags. So if someone wants to ignore the Cutoff date or the Game Informer/GameFan ban that we have, they can do so any at other magazine repository site that exists. I only ask that our community not blatantly/publicly direct people to items that are not allowed here. So as an example, if you scan something and put it over at Archive and it falls in our rules, feel free to link to it and mention it on the Retromags website. If the people that follow your link, find items that they would not normally find at Retromags, no foul. However if someone comes to Retromags and says "Hey guys I just scanned last months issue of Game Informer, its over at this link at Archive". Well that is a No No! Remember anything you scan and submit to Retromags, you are not prohibited from putting at Archive or any other website. So feel free to advertise the items you put elsewhere, as long as they follow our rules, otherwise keep it to conversations in the PM system
  2. Phillyman

    Auctions Won By Retromags

    Not really, because after I scan many of these, they will end up in the Retromags store for people to buy That Total 64 will probably end up getting chopped though
  3. Phillyman

    Auctions Won By Retromags

    Some new wins for the New Year! Total 64 Issue #18 which doesnt seem to exist in our Mag Database and the first issue of PS.X
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    Missing Magazine - Walmart Gamecenter

    Looks like Walmart GameCenter is still being published, putting this in for a reminder to get current with the newest issues. Picture just in case the site goes down....
  5. Phillyman

    The 200 covers of Edge #200

    Are they all Danky Kang?
  6. Well its a new year and I need to tidy up the Magazine Database. I took some time to think about how I want to handle this and what makes sense going forward. Today I pulled all the Magazine Categories for the USA section into Google Sheets. Once the USA section is cleaned up I will move onto the International sections. Having this data in an online spreadsheet will be much easier for me to work with and collaborate with you guys on. Once I get the USA spreadsheet completed, I should be able to not only flip forward the dates for publications like Nintendo Power and GamePro, but I should have a much better understanding of the three main areas that each magazine falls into..... Static Publications - These are your magazines like Sega Visions, Next Generation, Nintendo Fun Club, etc. These magazines were published a long time ago, are defunct and once we set their issues to "Allowed" and "Defunct".....we really should't need to go back and adjust them in the future. This will probably be a very long list, that will grow over time. Jumping Publication - These are your magazines like Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly, GamePro, etc. These magazines may have started out way in the past, but they existed into various spots in our cutoff dates. So these magazines need to be evaluated each year to push them forward. This list should be very short, that should shrink over time. Denied Publications - These are your magazines like DieHard Gamefan and Game Informer, where we have been asked NOT to digitally preserve them by the publisher. This category will also contain magazines like PureNintendo, @Gamer, Walmart GameCenter, etc.....where the magazines started relatively recently and are not close to the 10/15 year cutoff for defunct/ongoing magazines. This list also should be fairly short and items from this list should fall down to the other two lists depending on how long they lasted. I will also be comparing the Magazine Database categories to the Publications Database to make sure that everything that exists in one, exists in the other. Finally I will be running a dump on the USA section to see what issues are missing field data like the year released and such. If anyone notices anywhere that needs attention in the USA section for right now, let me know. I know when I went into the COMPUTE section I noticed that all the Month/Year data is missing, even though we should know it by now. If you know of any data that is missing, or any data that needs to be mass changed, let me know. Once I get done the USA section, I may open up the UK and Japan spreadsheets to be modified by anyone who wants to lend a hand so that we can get this done in a few days, rather than a few weeks or months
  7. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

  8. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans has been where I picked up my ten or so 8TB drives in the last few months, they were costing me from $130 to $159 depending when I was buying them. Now the 10TB versions are going on sale every few weeks or so. These are external drives, but they have Western Digital Red (NAS) drives inside of them, takes about 5 minutes to shuck the drives out of the enclosure so you can throw them in a PC or NAS. 8TB 10TB They dip in price from time to time, if your on Reddit keep an eye on this section Edit: Adding Shucking Video
  9. Phillyman

    Pocket Games magazine #1

    Thanks for the offer, I just had two of them donated to Retromags. Not too sure what the value is on it, you can probably search eBay for Sold magazines and see if one shows up in there.
  10. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

    Over in the states we can now pick up 8TB drives for around $130 and 10TB for around $160 Getting there, slowly
  11. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

    Correct, right now we have four 6TB drives in a RAID10 config that gives us about 11TB worth of space, I think we are using 1TB at the moment. But I can replace out the 6TB drives with 14TB drives which would bring us up to 26TB, or just move to a 5 or 8 bay enclosure and add more drives.
  12. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

    Ok, I changed it. This was one of the reasons I set up a QNAP that we could use as a centralized storage for Retromags. If someone scans a magazine, hopefully they would dump the raw scanned images to the QNAP and then the finalized .CBR/.CBZ, so we could go back and rework edits for any pages that needed touching up.
  13. Phillyman

    Need help identifying unedited/low-quality scans

    I can clarify that field a bit more if we think it will help....something like this?
  14. I moved them back, although I never remember this ever happened before. Not that my memory is that great, but I just dont remember this issue