Two thousand, sixteen. A new year for the Ghostbusters franchise. A milestone year. A year I thought once again GBI should have a new domain name. One that’s less than twenty five letters.
Last year the identity for Ghostbusters International was a little less strong. With continuing changes to my life I had less time to update this site, let alone a few. I’m trying.
The renewal for what was ghostbustersintern dot com has come and gone. I decided not so hastily to not renew the domain name for another year. “For the foreseeable future” Ghostbusters International’s site will only be using WordPress default website address.
When I wrote December 3, 2016 personal update I wasn’t planning on renewing the domain name for Ghostbusters International. Which did or was going to expire today.
I felt at the time with the site’s inactivity and what has been going on in my personal life, better at the time to save the price of approximately 4 cups of that star place’s coffee. I usually make my own coffee anyway.
It still made sense to wait and be somewhat responsible when it comes to fun. The renewal price has been there from multiple sources (i.e.: gift cards) going back at least two years.
As of today ghostbustersintern.com has been renewed for another year. As I move forward I’d like to get back to updates. It depends on the real responsibilities.
I’ve been meaning to write this post before today. I held off because its difficult and very personal. In other posts where I say its personal, it can be vague. I don’t generally like to publicize my personal life. I’ve whenever I could kept my personal life separate from Ghostbusters. Through the years they’ve sometimes been connected. I feel as a courtesy, for the support you’ve shown the sites over the years, and a need to write I would provide a personal update.
I also reserve the right to remove this post at any time.
Disclaimer: What I’ll write in the next three paragraphs after the read more tag may be emotional.
As the old saying can go, their’s never a good time to take a vacation around here. This past week was no exception. I originally wanted Louis to update GBI with recent Ghostbusters happenings. In the US deadlines for Tax Day were coming up. As you can imagine Louis was pretty stressed. In addition to what else he does at GBI.
While we really should have more then me to actually update a global site, we don’t. On short notice the best we could do (or so we hoped) is to have interns look through social media and save links. Thankfully at least one employee thought to put a little organization into it. Not enough as now I have to do more then one job as I resume the un-normacly of working for Ghostbusters International.
I’ll be writing about this past week’s Ghostbusters happenings. Hopefully while informative you’ll be ectocontained as well.
Early last year I parted ways with our previous hosting company. One of the cons to that was losing our domain name (GBI Blog Post, February 4, 2015) of 10 years. GBI was manually rebuilt from the ground up. Without the domain, I felt a name change was in order to help scale back the full time job feel.
It worked well enough throughout 2015. It didn’t take that long when necessary to get back into some of the realism. It also helps that Word Press infrastructure connects to my network of sites pretty well.
I’ve enjoyed running “Ghostbusters Inc,” sorta missed Ghostbusters International. The two can go together. Their were times I wanted the site to be more GBI then GB Inc.
With a mini series from IDW coming in the next month called Ghostbusters International and 2016 being the year of the first new Ghostbusters movie since June 16, 1989 now was the time. Continue reading →
Prior to learning Phillip Avery created a 3D Printable Ghost Trap we knew ghosthead Tommy B was building a Proton Pack from printing 3D parts. As far as we knew (until today) this is the first 1:1 scale prop Proton Pack made by printing necessary pieces. We really like what Tommy B created. We’re pleased its a prop, not operational high tech (and potentially dangerous) equipment.
3D Printers and related software can be great for companies and individuals. For personal use, corporations like Ghostbusters Inc. don’t really want to see individuals printing our copyrighted and potentially dangerous (without proper training) equipment. We know the above Ghost Trap, printed by Phillip Avery (My Mini Factory) doesn’t actually work to catch paranormal entities. Eventually the technology will come far enough to replicate inferior operational equipment. Even if we authorized a label so we won’t be liable, we do and will have to look after our best interests. Continue reading →
I’ve been waiting for Ghostbusters III to be made since 1990. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. True, I didn’t know generally movies aren’t usually fast tracked (its in an industry term) just like that. My 12 year old self thought about it, figured out the necessary logistics (even though I didn’t know that word yet) and crunched the really easy numbers. The conversation with myself went something like this:
If it took Ghostbusters II 5 years to get made, then Ghostbusters III will be made by 1995.
Going around in circles about why it was taking so long (in the pre internet days) about why the “easiest” movie to be made wasn’t could get frustrating. I’m less then a month away from boarding a train (what train, what are you talking about?) to leave 35 behind. I still remember walking home from school in the early 1990s thinking and feeling “Ghostbusters III.”
As much as I’ve talked about Ghostbusters III on and off-line, regardless of the countless rumors, tidbits, actual news, cheerleading, and the same quotes from Harold, Dan, Ivan, Ernie, (whose always the last to know) and on the rare occasion Bill I’ve taken a “wait and see; and believe it when it actually happens” approach.