Now, let me begin by saying that it can't have escaped anyone's attention that things have been getting rather shit around here of late. It's no secret that morale is on the floor. We've lost all trace of regular updates, news coverage is strained and articles are low. Worse still, that's about the twentieth time we've started a piece by paraphrasing the beginning of Out of Time. But, things are about to get a whole lot better...
We're relaunching Ganymede & Titan. Properly relaunching it. Not just a redesign or a minor restructure, it's going to be a whole new site. We're changing our content management system from Movable Type to Drupal, which gives us all sorts of new possibilities. For a start, articles will be integrated into the system for the first time, meaning your comments will appear on the actual article page, like they do on Noise To Signal. Not only that, but you'll be able to register an account with us for posting comments, so that you can do things like keep track of what's new since your last visit. Also, each entry, be it news, review, article or whatever, will be tagged with several keywords (eg. DVD news, Craig Charles, Brittas), which means it'll be much easier to find whatever you want to read.
But, as great as all that is going to be, if there's one change that will be G&T great again, it's this: we've got our mates on board. Jonathan Capps, Tanya Jones, Seb Patrick, Phil Reed and Austin Ross from Observation Dome will all be writing for G&T after the relaunch. Basically, running a good website requires more work than a mere two people can provide, especially when one of them's starting his own business and the other is in his final year at uni. With more people working on the site, there'll be someone around to add news stories as soon as they break. There'll be plenty of people working on new articles, and they're not half as lazy as me and John are. And better still, there's plenty of opportunity for collaborative projects... needless to say, the 'Productions' section of the new site will be expanded exponentially.
So, obviously, Observation Dome has been closed down. It's been down for a while, which is a shame. Without wanting to air our dirty, cum-stained pants in public, Kirk Northrop won't be working with us any more, and he owns the domain. But fear not, we have all the old content, and it'll be transferred to G&T in time for the relaunch. As will all the content from The White Hole, Garbage World and Fuchal, which are also being incorporated into G&T. Haven't we learned over the last few years that if we all pull together, we can become greater than the sum of our parts? That if we are of one mind and one intent, there are no boundries as to what we can achieve. Now, this relaunch is going to work, do we believe? Do we believe?
So, don't forget to tune in to our brand new URL, ganymede.tv, from Monday, 4th September 2006. See you in silicon heaven.
Let me be the first to say: JIZZ PARTY AT MY PLACE!
By Phil on 24-08-06 @ 22:10
Yeh, OK, I admit it, I'm looking forward to it, not in a big dynamic way of course, more of a wooo-hooo it's Friday, I can have a few beers kind of way......Good luck with it all etc.
By Cpt-D on 24-08-06 @ 22:14
It's not Friday yet, you silly man!
By Cappsy on 24-08-06 @ 22:17
Phil said : "Let me be the first to say: JIZZ PARTY AT MY PLACE!"
Are you sure? I got kicked out of a party for that once, well, the invite did say 'Come in fancy dress'
By Cpt-D on 24-08-06 @ 22:20
>Worse still, that's about the twentieth time we've started a piece by paraphrasing the beginning of Out of Time.
Y'know, I'd have agreed with that, but when I pump it into the search box only one other article comes up...why is that?
By Phil on 24-08-06 @ 23:34
Probably because I either accidentally misquoted it, or quoted it and deliberately mangled it completely out of recognition.
By John Hoare on 24-08-06 @ 23:36
> So, don't forget to tune in to our brand new URL, ganymede.tv, from Monday, 4th September 2006. See you in silicon heaven.
White Hole says the 5th. Is this a real 4th, or a G&T 4th?
No, it's supposed to be the 4th.
Anyway, a G&T 4th would be the 27th.
By John Hoare on 25-08-06 @ 01:03
Oh, and will stuff like this rather amusing error I've just found be fixed? :)
By Darrell Jones. First published on 3rd October 2003. Last updated 13th January 2003
Yes, it'll be fixed now you've pointed it out!
By John Hoare on 25-08-06 @ 01:07
No, it's supposed to be the 4th.
I am a twart.
By Cappsy on 25-08-06 @ 09:03
There'll be plenty of people working on new articles, and they're not half as lazy as me and John are.
I beg to differ. When was the last time you saw an edition of Panel Beating?
By Seb on 25-08-06 @ 16:50
Can I ask, why the new URL for G&T?
By Ghostie on 26-08-06 @ 02:06
A couple of people have asked this, now.
Basically: I hate the domain ganymede-titan.info. It's too long, the lack of and is confusing, and more importantly, so is the dash. It's a horrible, horrible domain. But it's the best I thought of at the time.
I have issues with .tv domains - but in the end, I thought it was worth the switch.
I'll do my best not to break too many links, though.
By John Hoare on 26-08-06 @ 02:18
Good explanation ;)
By Ghostie on 26-08-06 @ 10:13
Yes, so sign in and see Ganymede.tuvalu on the 27 ;)
[I presume this is one of the "issues", huh? I seem to recall you going on a rant about sites using .org when they mean .info...]
Good luck with the re-design.
By Person on 29-08-06 @ 12:00
Judging from how it's going so far, I'm going to need it...
By John Hoare on 29-08-06 @ 12:04
So guy's, it's the 4th tommorow, are we going to see the new site on time? ;)
By Ghostie on 03-09-06 @ 13:02
Yes! You can bet we'll use every last second of the 4th, mind...
By Cappsy on 03-09-06 @ 16:43
It might spill over into the early hours of Tuesday morning.
But we're not talking about a huge delay here. It's pretty much done - just some rough edges to smooth out...
By John Hoare on 04-09-06 @ 00:03
'Yeah, it's the new Ganymede & Titan. Coming soon! Fuck off back to our current site for now, though.'
What the heck is that odd raindrop doing there though? What's it supposed to be?
By Person on 04-09-06 @ 11:42
It's the logo of the content management system we're using for the new site - Drupal. That's the in-built screen if you've stuck the site off-line.
A shame, really - I should have done a proper holding page, like last time...
By John Hoare on 04-09-06 @ 12:03
Less than four hours till midnight guys... ;)
By Ghostie on 04-09-06 @ 20:20
It won't be up for midnight!
Definitely early hours of Tuesday morning. Not worth staying up for :-)
By John Hoare on 04-09-06 @ 20:25
By Ghostie on 04-09-06 @ 20:28
You want the moon on a stick, you do.
By Cappsy on 04-09-06 @ 21:17
Yup, and with some whipped cream please :)
By Ghostie on 04-09-06 @ 22:09
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