New! Dark mode!

Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!

(Topic ID: 166529)

KRUZMAN PLAYFIELDS announcement


By kruzman

4 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 42 posts
  • 24 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by gradient9
  • Topic is favorited by 12 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    One image has been uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    20160813_195641.jpg

    #1 4 years ago

    Greetings, this is just some office work. I am setting up a new data base in the cloud (I was assured it is not actually up in the clouds).

    So if you are a client with a job here currently, please email me at ronkruzman@comcast.net with the title of your pf in the subject.

    If you are a client and do not have a job with me right now, but want to make it easy for me to get a hold of you for one reason or another. (for example I may now have the pf that you have been looking for). Please email me at ronkruzman@comcast.net and put something you think is appropriate in the subject line. I all ready know this will open me up to all kinds of pranks. I have found that as my age creeps forward, it is harder to remember who is who without faces or location being obvious. It will really help me, even if we have talked lately, if you send me an email with something in the subject line that will help me distinguish you. (if it is not a job we are doing right now)

    I am going to discontinue the kruzman@aol.com account, so please not that if you contact me thru that avenue.

    Looking forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks for the inconvenience and as always the support.
    ron kruzman

    #2 4 years ago

    Hey Ron

    You should think about getting a google mail/ gmail.

    Super nice, easy to organize, and unlimited space for sending photos.

    #3 4 years ago

    That may be a good idea, because I use google chrome as my brouser. I think that is what it is called, but it would mesh better. as it is my comcast email is the slowest BY FAR. really slow and hardly works with explorer on my computer. I will check it out. you know I love computers!

    #4 4 years ago

    Second that Ron, GMAIL will make things easier for you... works great with CHROME... good move.

    #5 4 years ago

    I went to gmail 10 years ago and cant imagine ever going back. The search functionality alone is great!

    Lets say you have a pf you have been working on an can't remember whom it is for off the top of your head. Just search the right keyword and there you go, a full list of all the emails you sent/recieved with that word.

    You can set up catergories/folder and easily classify emails into groups; potential jobs, pf received, pf shipped. Whatever works for your system.
    Then the goal is just to stick to your system and it makes life suprer easy.

    #6 4 years ago

    I'll third gmail. Very easy to use.

    #7 4 years ago

    Not only is gmail great and convenient for all the reasons people have listed above, but if you ever switch Internet providers (away from Comcast), you don't have to send out another message to everyone explaining that your email address is changing. So another +1 for gmail.

    #8 4 years ago

    Another nice trick with gmail is to add +spam to your email address occasionally when you use your email for something where you may not want a response. (You can use any text you wish, +xyz, etc)

    mof+spam@gmail.com

    Then set up an automatic filter in gmail to push those messages into a "folder" so you won't see them.

    So say you sign a petition for political cause XYZ, and you want to use your real email, but you don't want to read anything from them in the future. Just add "+spam" on the end of your email address. Now, when they copy your email to a list and try to send something to you, you'll never see it.

    -mof

    #9 4 years ago

    wow, I cant believe how strong people feel about gmail. I had no idea. I will set up an acct after work today, now I have to think of a name for the act. It will really help to be able to search emails by content, rather than name. Names are the issue I am having problems with.
    who owns the NOS fish tales proto I am working on. That is the one thats killing me because the owner dropped it off which dosent leave the same trail I usually follow.

    12
    #10 4 years ago

    It's a good thing Google doesn't parse every single word of every e-mail that passes through gmail and use that data for their own data mining purposes, eh?

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    who owns the NOS fish tales proto I am working on.

    hmmm... I'll take it

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    now I have to think of a name for the act.

    I would sugest something like "RonKruzman@gmail.com"

    or something simple and easy that will also come up in searches when people are looking for you. You are know well by your name so might as well go with it.

    If ronkruzman is not availabel then try simple variations, ronkruzman1, ronkruzmanpinball, ronkruzmanplayfields. You get the idea

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from jadziedzic:

    It's a good thing Google doesn't parse every single word of every e-mail that passes through gmail and use that data for their own data mining purposes, eh?

    No shit. I'm going to be a detractor and say that I'm not a big fan. Love Google, hate their mail.

    And speaking of which, my wife and I binge-watched Stranger Things over three nights last week on Netflix. Next thing, we're BOTH getting ads and alerts about the show via email and on social media. Somebody explain THAT to me. That's just too creepy, man.

    #14 4 years ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I would sugest something like "RonKruzman@gmail.com"
    or something simple and easy that will also come up in searches when people are looking for you. You are know well by your name so might as well go with it.
    If ronkruzman is not availabel then try simple variations, ronkruzman1, ronkruzmanpinball, ronkruzmanplayfields. You get the idea

    I would suggest playfieldgod@gmail.com.

    That's the search term I use when I'm looking for Ron.

    #15 4 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Somebody explain THAT to me.

    That's just where we are now, it's not just gmail. You can't even steal a package off of somebody's porch these days without getting recorded...by the doorbell!

    #16 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    ...who owns the NOS fish tales proto I am working on. That is the one thats killing me because the owner dropped it off which dosent leave the same trail I usually follow.

    First reply in your dimple post may be a clue...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nos-playfield-drill-and-dimple-service

    #17 4 years ago

    KingKruzmanPF@gmail.com

    Good to see you getting into the electronic age as I know we spoke (email) about this, seems like, 5 years ago! !

    #18 4 years ago

    Get gmail already u (see pic)

    20160813_195641.jpg

    #19 4 years ago

    Ok so I was all excited that you'd be announcing your current playfield listing or something - and this entire thread is about you getting a Gmail account! LOL

    Just get it already - I'm a huge fan too.

    #20 4 years ago

    Keep your aol email address -- it is a collectors item; worth $10k by christmas. I bet yours is HUO and always kept in a climate controlled environment, too.

    Now if only I could find where I put my earthlink email address . . .

    #21 4 years ago

    Ron, consider grabbing the kruzman.com domain name.... it's available for $2.99 a year from godaddy.com . That would allow you to have Ron@Kruzman.com, or PinballKing@kruzman.com, or whatever@kruzman.com forever so long as you keep the domain registration. You just need a cheap starter web account from 1and1.com or the like which gives you more email capability than you will ever need for next to nothing. Not to mention a web presence at kruzman.com. You automatically get all the sub-domains as well, like pinball.kruzman.com, etc.

    If you have the domain, you have as many email addresses as you want. If you need one for cause xyz, give them "xyz@kruzman.com" and have that routed to your real address. If they leak it or sell the address to spammers, you know who did it and can kill off just that address.

    Why be dependent on gmail and have all your mail searched by Google?

    Mac

    #22 4 years ago

    I use Yahoo mail myself. I've done so since 2000. It works. No complaints really.

    #23 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    wow, I cant believe how strong people feel about gmail. I had no idea. I will set up an acct after work today, now I have to think of a name for the act. It will really help to be able to search emails by content, rather than name. Names are the issue I am having problems with.
    who owns the NOS fish tales proto I am working on. That is the one thats killing me because the owner dropped it off which dosent leave the same trail I usually follow.

    I guess I will wait till tomorrow to send the email.

    #24 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    wow, I cant believe how strong people feel about gmail. I had no idea. I will set up an acct after work today, now I have to think of a name for the act. It will really help to be able to search emails by content, rather than name. Names are the issue I am having problems with.
    who owns the NOS fish tales proto I am working on. That is the one thats killing me because the owner dropped it off which dosent leave the same trail I usually follow.

    NOS or CPR? I dropped mine off with you at PaTZ. Also the mini-boat. EDIT: oops, not me I see now you said its a proto.

    #25 4 years ago

    you guys crack me up.
    Everyone nags me about the email and the facebook thing. I checked my facebook acct, which I have ignored since I set it up, only to find out how many of my friends have died in the last couple years. what a nut-punch.
    I still think this internet thing is just a fad. we shall see ....

    #26 4 years ago

    By the way I am looking to buy or trade any nos/repro pf's to keep in stock here or for my collection (will someone sell back the nos genie I sold please).
    My list of pf's available just went up on mr pinball parts. I forgot to add q berts quest. I am also open to trade pf's and or cash for games. qberts quest is a game I would love to have

    #27 4 years ago

    i've used hotmail for the past 20 years. Works pretty good for me.

    #28 4 years ago
    Quoted from Sheprd:

    Ron, consider grabbing the kruzman.com domain name.... it's available for $2.99 a year from godaddy.com.

    ...

    Why be dependent on gmail and have all your mail searched by Google?

    +1 for own domain name. I have my own domain name and changed the MX records to have gmail handle the email to that domain (sorry Mac! )

    #29 4 years ago

    am I correct to assume there is no charge at g mail?
    Pretty sure hot mail is free.
    its on my list.
    dont forget to check out the new aug. pf list mentioned above
    cheers

    #30 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    am I correct to assume there is no charge at g mail?

    Yes, free.

    Quoted from kruzman:

    Pretty sure hot mail is free.

    Free as well, however, I've always found Microsoft's webmail interface kind of clunky.

    #31 4 years ago

    While you're at it, you can create a public google document with all your playfields for sale/wanted. You'll only have to update one place and post a link.

    #32 4 years ago

    omg. worse advice ever.
    Stay away from 1and1.com ( source )

    Hotmail is ok. I use it for "junk" or sites that don't deserve my real address. My beef with Hotmail is there was some claims by Microshaft that they were going to discontinue the Windows (7) Live email client in favor of a more secure environment. When they do that; I'm gone... and will be using Gmail which still supports Pop and IMAP email client.

    #33 4 years ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    omg. worse advice ever.
    Stay away from 1and1.com ( source )
    Hotmail is ok. I use it for "junk" or sites that don't deserve my real address. My beef with Hotmail is there was some claims by Microshaft that they were going to discontinue the Windows (7) Live email client in favor of a more secure environment. When they do that; I'm gone... and will be using Gmail which still supports Pop and IMAP email client.

    1and1, GoDaddy, Network Solutions. Avoid these, it's like getting dragged down into the pits of hell. There are plenty of other places to get domain names or to host websites.

    I use Dynadot for domain names and A Small Orange for cheap hosting of my personal website.

    I have both Hotmail and Gmail, they are both good. I prefer Hotmail myself, but it is a personal preference really.

    #34 4 years ago

    Use www.mydomainyard.com Cheapest place to register a website and setup self hosting/email service. They re-sell GoDaddy.com so it's a really good site.

    #35 4 years ago

    so my domainyard, dynadot, and network solutions will not only let me buy a domain name, but will help or better yet build a website for me, (and show me how to update it?) for say less than 400$?
    Maybe when winter is here and its dark all day I will have some time and could have my very own website. The only 2 reasons I want one is for my pf stock list, and a description of my clear process and what makes it different and good. I have to write that every day and it takes me about 20 minutes when the fingers are working good.

    Until I find a partner, or apprentice, I dont really want a website to get more business. I have the building space here, I would really like to get a business going that does full restorations, but I would need a talented partner and one or 2 employees. the employees are not the problem especialy for a game resto set up. But finding someone who has the life set up to be able to live within 45 mins of me, and be able to not make much the first year while we get set up and get some work done.. Similar to what hutch does, but diffrent. I have a guest house that would be a great show room, that has its own 20x40 garage, plus my studio is across the parking lot. It would be pinball heaven.

    #36 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    so my domainyard, dynadot, and network solutions will not only let me buy a domain name, but will help or better yet build a website for me, (and show me how to update it?) for say less than 400$?
    Maybe when winter is here and its dark all day I will have some time and could have my very own website. The only 2 reasons I want one is for my pf stock list, and a description of my clear process and what makes it different and good. I have to write that every day and it takes me about 20 minutes when the fingers are working good.
    Until I find a partner, or apprentice, I dont really want a website to get more business. I have the building space here, I would really like to get a business going that does full restorations, but I would need a talented partner and one or 2 employees. the employees are not the problem especialy for a game resto set up. But finding someone who has the life set up to be able to live within 45 mins of me, and be able to not make much the first year while we get set up and get some work done.. Similar to what hutch does, but diffrent. I have a guest house that would be a great show room, that has its own 20x40 garage, plus my studio is across the parking lot. It would be pinball heaven.

    No, so far we have just been talking about getting your domain name locked in (like www.kruzman.com) and getting a place to host a website (this is like renting some space on an internet server that will host and deliver your web pages).

    Building a website is another whole thing. The bottom line is - you can probably get some sort of website for $400, but it will be very basic and be based on a template. Updating a website for non-programmers can be made so it isn't too hard to do for a non-computer type person, again typically using a template.

    There are many different ways to build a website. It can be done for anywhere between $0 (you write it all yourself) to thousands of $$ (of even more for big corporate websites - they spend millions). A lot of it depends on the scale of the website too. Your website as you propose wouldn't be too big as far as the number of pages, so it should be fairly easy to do.

    As an example, the total cost for my website is $10/year for the domain name (xsvtoys.net) and $35/year for the hosting. There are no other costs for creating the web pages themselves because I just make them myself.

    Your business setup sounds great. I hope you can find the right people to expand.

    #37 4 years ago

    One easy way to get your website done by someone that cares about your business ALREADY, is email your customers "who can do web sites?" Trade your top notch PF work for a new web site. Pick someone local to you if possible so you can talk over lunch new ideas in person for what you'd like (but local is more of a nice-to-have).
    -mof

    #38 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    Until I find a partner, or apprentice, I dont really want a website to get more business. I have the building space here, I would really like to get a business going that does full restorations, but I would need a talented partner and one or 2 employees. the employees are not the problem especialy for a game resto set up. But finding someone who has the life set up to be able to live within 45 mins of me, and be able to not make much the first year while we get set up and get some work done.. Similar to what hutch does, but diffrent. I have a guest house that would be a great show room, that has its own 20x40 garage, plus my studio is across the parking lot. It would be pinball heaven.

    Wish I lived closer, I would enjoy giving it a shot.

    #39 4 years ago

    Ok Ron - so I reserved Kruzman.com for a year for you.

    Let me know when you want it and I'll transfer it to you.

    Mike

    #40 4 years ago

    Come on Ron you don't need a partner or apprentice, you need a sexretary! Yeah buddy, time to go to Gmail.... So happy you are getting rid of the AOL and hopefully Comcast.

    1 week later
    #41 4 years ago

    This is a fact. I graduated my undergrad from western mi univ, double major econ and finance. 2 different curriculum or schools, and I had my electric typewriter with an eraser ribbon.We had to take 1 computer class, and I took it in 1988 BIS 105 bis info systems, where we learned to make the script "kruz is cool" scroll down the page, and then send it to another college that was hardwired to us. 3.5 grade. It was called the VAX system, and was taught by a middle eastern grad student. wmu was really popular in spain and the middle east for some reason.
    The year after I graduated they opened the new school of biz that was full of macs and people to teach you how to use them. I missed out by one year.
    So, I learned how to be the CEO of a company like GM, and applied macro economics. I knew I was going to be a small business man, but there was no class or curriculum that even touched that area. except for my stint as a day trader, and my 2 art classes, my undergrad was a waste of time. Not money, I had a full ride because I was poor and had a super high act and sat scores. So undergrad, and living expenses were comp'ed for 4 years! I am thankful for that.
    Anyway this is my excuse or one of them for being a computer dummy. Otherwise I like porn as much as the next person.

    2 weeks later
    #42 4 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    One easy way to get your website done by someone that cares about your business ALREADY, is email your customers "who can do web sites?" Trade your top notch PF work for a new web site. Pick someone local to you if possible so you can talk over lunch new ideas in person for what you'd like (but local is more of a nice-to-have).
    -mof

    Ron, I'd be open to discussing an option like this with you. I'm not local but I can definitely help you out and could use your services myself. I have a Superman NOS playfield I need cleared and possibly a Spiderman playfield that I'd like to get touched up and cleared. I've bought Atari parts from you about a year or two ago. I own a small web and graphic design company and have built hundreds of websites for all types of businesses. Shoot me a private message or email if you are interested and want to discuss. Thanks

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 29.00
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 29.99
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 1.25
    Playfield - Other
    Rocket City Pinball
    £ 49.00
    Lighting - Led
    PinballToys
    $ 126.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 16.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    € 59.80
    Lighting - Backbox
    Freddys Pinball Paradise
    From: $ 33.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Rocket City Pinball
    $ 35.00
    Cabinet - Decals
    Pinball Haus
    From: $ 15.00
    Apparel - Men
    Pinside Shop
    $ 159.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 35.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Back Alley Creations
    $ 10.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Filament Printing
    $ 6.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    COINTAKER.COM
    $ 7,999.00
    Pinball Machine
    Nitro Pinball Shop
    $ 30.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    3D MODS
    $ 10.00
    Playfield - Decals
    Metal-Mods
    $ 221.00
    Cabinet Parts
    Tilted Pinball
    $ 25.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Filament Printing
    $ 79.99
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    PinGraffix Pinside Shop
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 79.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Hookedonpinball.com
    $ 125.00
    $ 16.50
    Playfield - Plastics
    Pinball Haus
    $ 60.00
    $ 69.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    pinballmod
    $ 159.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 60.00
    Playfield - Plastics
    Ramp-O-Matic
    From: $ 33.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Rocket City Pinball

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside