Posted by: RobPatton   in RC Planes/Helicopters

I love the 2 cell power, and how I can drop the flaps and fly this thing in the yard almost as slow as I can run.  The reason the Motion RC Fly Boys really dig this new offering from E-flite is its ability to be flown nearly anywhere due to it’s STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) versatility.  The UMX Timber comes with leading edge flaps to decrease your takeoff and landing distance even further.  Stability is at the heart of this model and comes with the AS3X Receiver with Optional SAFE® Select Flight Mode so both beginner and intermediate pilots can fly with confidence.  Added realism like the LED light package adds another dimension with sunrise or sunset sorties.  With the optional float package (not included) extend your flight path even further to those watery runways.  A versatile and fun adventure awaits!


  • Fly in impossibly small spaces with its STOL capabilities
  • Leading edge slats (optional) and fully functional flaps for short takeoffs and landings
  • Robust 180-size, 3000kV brushless outrunner motor provides plenty of punch
  • AS3X technology and optional SAFE Select mode for increased stability
  • Spektrum™ DSMX® 2.4GHz technology
  • Tundra-sized wheels and durable landing gear can handle rugged surfaces
  • LED light system installed for those sunrise or sunset sorties
  • Optional floats available for those water adventures (see below)
  • Battery compartment that is easy to access
  • Steerable tail wheel
  • No assembly required


  • E-flite UMX Timber BNF Basic 700mm (27.6″) Wingspan – BNF



  • E-flite UMX Timber Float Set w/Accessories – EFLUA1190

   Posted by: RobPatton   in Linux/Hosting

I have been getting daily errors from certwatch, and I’ve just been ignoring them.  Today I decided not to, any more.


################# SSL Certificate Warning ################

Certificate for hostname ‘webhost.robpatton.com’, in file (or by nickname):

The certificate needs to be renewed; this can be done
using the ‘genkey’ program.

Browsers will not be able to correctly connect to this
web site using SSL until the certificate is renewed.

Generated by certwatch(1)



So my fix was this:

cd /etc/pki/tls/certs/
rm localhost.crt
make localhost.crt
mv localhost.key ../private/localhost.key
cd ../private/
cp localhost.key localhost.key.orig
openssl rsa -in localhost.key.orig -out localhost.key


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Home Computer/Video Games

Switching to some newer cooler software to keep track of my video game and classic computer stuff.  Going through totes, I keep finding things that I forgot I had…


5 Cases of still sealed, still shrink wrapped copies of Atarisoft Defender for the TI-99/4A Part # RX8506



   Posted by: RobPatton   in RC Planes/Helicopters

Its been MANY weeks since I have been out to the local field to fly.   Got there just after 7 on a cold, 55degree morning, blue skies.  Took this pic before my first flight of the day.


Eflite Cessna150 6 cell 5000


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Video Games

One big thing for me at http://www.freeplayflorida.com  is the shopping for games.  Homebrew, new in box, etc.  To be ready for that, I’ve started (to late most likely) on the project of getting an accurate inventory of what I have.  I’ve tried this before, but it always gets out of date.

This year I purchased a full copy of https://www.collectorz.com/game/game-collector  to help with this task.   It does a lot of the work for me, though its not good with homebrew stuff.    My final inventory list can be found at   http://www.robpatton.com/cvgac/AtariJaguar/Jag.html

Starting bin of Jaguar stuff:

Bin of Jaguar Stuff

Many of the homebrew titles required some scanning to add.








   Posted by: RobPatton   in Arcade Video Games


Have been looking for one of those for a while.

The BK Precision 490 Video Display Tester/Rejuvenator is a valuable tool to diagnose or bring a 30 year old monitor back from the dead.

  • Test and restore color or monochrome CRTs
  • Test and restore most computer monitor CRTs
  • Test and restore most projection TV CRTs
  • Test emission, tracking, leakage, shorts, life
  • Remove shorts, clean and balance guns, rejuvenate cathodes

It came with more than a dozen adapters,  though it turns out I need a #31 for some monitors, K7000.

Docs for some of the adapters:

BK Precision CR-40

BK Precision CR-37

BK Precision CR-36

BK Precision CR-34

BK Precision CR-30

BK Precision CR-26

BK Precision CR-25

BK Precision CR-24

BK Precision CR-22



   Posted by: RobPatton   in Linux/Hosting

I switched my hosting servers to Centos 7 a couple years ago, my postfix instance has been a fun experiment for the past year or so.

Below see the instance of “Blocked using” in my maillog file.  The dips are when I was not using any, and the peaks are when I was using one, or many blacklist providers.   I’ve heard good things about the barracuda blacklist, so I’ll add that eventually, and watch for spikes.


Blocked Using 2017 Graph

Blocked Using 2017 Graph


Important parts of my main.cf

smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
check_recipient_access mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql-virtual_recipient.cf,
reject_rbl_client bl.spamcop.net,
reject_rbl_client sbl.spamhaus.org,
reject_rbl_client cbl.abuseat.org,
reject_rbl_client dul.dnsbl.sorbs.net,



   Posted by: RobPatton   in Life Stuff


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Money, Precious Metals

ALL S MINT COINS-  S mint coins were proofs to begin with and are very rarely in circulation


1908 or earlier
1909-1958 Wheat pennies Many errors in this list
1960,1970S small date
1960 Large date over small date
1960D D over D small over large date
1969D no initials
1969S, 1971, 1971S, 1972, 1983, 1995 Double Die
1984 Double Ear
1992, 1992D, 1998S, 1999S Close AM
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Wide AM
2009 Lincoln back

1937 or earlier
1939 Doubled Monticello
1942-1945 War nickels
1943 3 over 2
1949D, 1955 D over S 1950D
1954S S over D
1994P, 1997P Matte proof
2009 (very low mintage)

1945 or earlier
1946-1964 Silver coinage
1982 No mint mark
2009 (very low mintage)

1930 or earlier (nothing during 1931) Silver coinage
1932-1964 Also silver coinage
1937, 1942D, 1943, 1943S Double Die
1950D D over S
1950S S over D
Wisconsin Quarter extra leaf
Turned Die State Quarter

Half Dollars
1970 and earlier
1974D Double Die
1987 (both P and D)


Canadian Coins

1955 No Shoulder Fold
1962 Double Date
1964 Missing MG, Missing G, or Extra Spine
1965 Pointed 5
1967, 1978 Double Date
1983 Near beads
1985 Pointed 5
2006 Magnetic No logo/No P

1858-1919 Silver coinage
1953 Many different errors, best to keep any
1954 Missing Chrome
1957 Bug Tail
1958, 1962 Double date
1964 Extra water line or “spitting queen”
1965 Large beads
1980 Double Date

1858-1967 Silver coinage
1969 Large date

1908-1967 Silver coinage
1973 Large bust
1973 Mountie
1991 Low mintage (>500k)
1992,1999 Other than Caribou
2000 January die rotation

Half Dollars
1908-1967 Silver coinage
1974 Missing S
1978 Round jewels
1982 Small beads

1935-1967 Silver coinage
1968 DHL #1
1974 Double yoke
1982 Constitution (certain configurations)


   Posted by: RobPatton   in Transportation

Got the new truck back onto a fuel treatment. https://www.bellperformance.com/ is a local company that has  been around for many years, and I have used several of their products over the years.

Purchased the 1 gal and the 16oz dispenser.

Dee-Zol Concentrate Diesel Treatment

As I prepare for a coming trip, I’ve realized that the 16 oz wont be large enough for this trip, so I decided to purchase these.

and fill them with 3.5 oz (or so)of Dee-Zol! for the trip