Thursday, November 15, 2007

FBI seizes two tons of Ron Paul dollars

The RabidQuill reports:

I sincerely regret to inform you that about 8:00 this morning a dozen FBI and Secret Service agents raided the Liberty Dollar office in Evansville.

For approximately six hours they took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that where (sic) just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze our bank accounts.

Although the website offering the Ron Paul dollar is up, ordering does not work. There are a few left on eBay.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The ANS has placed the entire contents of their magazine online.

As an ANS volunteer, I did the design and HTML for the site. The ANS supplies me with QuarkXPress files, and I convert them to HTML manually.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 still down comes from, which depends on servers from Alabaza was acquired two months ago by NaviSite. NaviSite apparently laid off many of the folks who run the Baltimore data center where lived and were moving things to Andover Massachusettes because the lease on the Baltimore center was over.

Here is an article on what is happening:
Latest info from Alabanza at

According to a post on, 175,000 web site are down because NaviSite fouled this move.

They tried to move a few weeks ago, sites were down for maybe an hour, and they rolled back the move. They got a lot of flack for failing the move, so this time when they had problems they just decided to work through it.

Apparently direct customers of Andover are getting a couple of uniformative messages a day about the problem. I've heard nothing from I called them and they now just tell me to watch for updates on

Supposedly 30 techs are working on this problem, although another source says over 100.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 down

My personal web site, and Historia Numorum host is down. This also means I'm not getting my email.

The problem is at my provider, This weekend they tried to move from Baltimore to Andover.

Sorry for the disruption. The Wiki version at NumisWiki is up. If you haven't visited NumisWiki before, there is some good stuff there, including articles on fakes by Ilya Prokopov. The most recent prevents some Apollonia Pontika fakes with rough surfaces.