The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database or IPSND collects serial numbers of pinball machines and publishes a database of these on the Internet. Our goal is to make available a registration of all pinball machines in existence and allow tools for slicing, dicing and visualization of the data.

Games: 6,157  Serials: 44,671  Visitors: 21,384,606  Members: 3,364  Photos: 22,073  Lat/Lng: 22,220  Masks: 3,154(51.23 %)  Traits: 477  Nudges: 112,479  Backglasses: 1,853
  Most Serials: Twilight Zone(939)  Most Submissions: Rod McLarge(3,027)  Most Points: Rod McLarge(25,921)  Highest Quality: EM-fan(9.11)  Most Nudges: King of Pinball(15,072)
Did you know??? Serial Numbers for Bally and Williams games through the late 80's and 90's are on the game and all printed circuit boards in the backbox.
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Nudging Fixed
Sorry, I broke nudging tonight after upgrading the login changes. Just got it fixed. Nudge away!!!
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/17/2018
Login System Updated....
Okay, step one of the 2018 starting goals is complete. The backend tables and security on the sites login has been updated. It *should* be transparent and all logins should work us usual. The big difference is that we now store all passwords in a non-reversible hash instead of an encrypted password. What this means is that you can't get your password sent to you anymore because I can't decrypt it and email it to you anymore, what you can do is like most other sites, is that if you forget, you can get a password reset link emailed to the email on your account and you will have the ability to reset the password using that secret link and embedded code. 

I will be doing a few more things on this in the background over the coming weeks. Also trying to get the site to be a little snappier on the cloud platform. More on that coming soon!
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/17/2018
King of Pinball is a Nudge-Master!
15000 nudges and counting... Congratulations!
-posted by SerialBot on 1/7/2018
2018 Plans...
With the migration up to the Cloud, there are a number of other things that Im planning on spending time on in the coming months... if you have any dire request, email me via the contact page.

1. Rebuilding the entire login system - This will improve the security model so none of the passwords on the site can be reversed decrypted using a site private key. It will mean if you forget your password, I won't email it to you, but rather you will get an email with a password reset link. Whew 21st century stuff right there!
2. Charts - Im going to move away from the old .jpg based charts and graphs and use a Javascript library charting package (probably charts.js). This will make the charts more interactive and will get me away from the old Google Analytic Flash animations that show the maps.
3. Making Game Trait data easier to administer - This is for Jay who does't most of the Trait monitoring and cleanup. We need an easier way for him to add and edit the photos that show the different traits. 
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/2/2018
Migration Complete to Azure
Okay, well, fingers crossed, everything is migrated and switched over. Both the SQL Server (which is about 20GB currently) and the web site is now hosted on Microsoft Azure. I have a small monthly credit via work which covers the site at this performance level. It does seem a bit slower but I will see where I sit on my total cost each month and see if I can get things going a bit snappier.. but you know how it goes, CPU cycles = $$$. Still a good step from dealing with my UPS battery issues, my error prone RAID controller, my flaky ISP, etc. :-)
-posted by Jess Askey on 12/28/2017
Moving to Cloud tonight... 12/27/2017 @ 10PM Mountain Time (GMT-7)
The cloud hosted site is up and running in parallel and I will be switching primary DNS over to the new IP tonight around 10PM USA Mountain Time. I will then put the site hosted at my house in 'Maintenance Mode' with a message. So if you have stale DNS records (it can take up to 24 hours for the whole world to get updated DNS records) you will see the maintenance page until you get new records. I will put instructions on the Maintenance Page how to get to the cloud site directly if you need access. I will post more info here after the switchover on what this means, what the impacts are etc. Either way, I will be able to turn off my home server here in a few days hopefully!! :-)
-posted by Jess Askey on 12/27/2017
Site Back up for a bit... Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to everyone and super shoutouts to the folks who help run the site with me during the year... Rob, Jay and Pete!! Have a great and safe new year... Hopefully I will move the site up to the cloud over the New Years weekend, so we may be down again next weekend. :-)
-posted by Jess Askey on 12/24/2017
Prepping for the Cloud...
Since my Adaptec RAID controller in the home VMWARE system has been giving some slight fits lately, Im going to start experimenting with moving the site up to the cloud. I have to do some test migrations of the database (which is 16GB in size - mostly due to images) so it is a beast. The pricepoint I need to run the servers at is fairly modest... 2 CPU's, 16GB of RAM. Once I get some testing done, I will report back.
-posted by Jess Askey on 12/14/2017

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