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.
During a Q3 meeting neither company was publicly able to talk about, (due to signed paperwork and the internet) our associates from Ghost Corps (Facebook) toured our Corporate HQ. (GBI Blog Post, March 8, 2016) Where they were able to get a design sense of our museum.
Why would Sony be interested in what we display Ghostbusters wise? Sony is designing there own museum which wouldn’t be complete without a GHOSTBUSTERS™ section.
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.
When Ghostbusters International was returning (Ghostbusters International Blog Post, December 31, 2015) one of the sections that hadn’t been around in recent years was our corporate space.
Sometime around when Dr. Venkman and I (he wrote it, I put it all together) created the Firehouse section it wasn’t suppose to be that long until the company created a section about our corporate HQ. The photos were taken, before they could be organized their were more timely updates and the world was predicted (Ghostbusters International Blog Post, February 14, 2016) to end.
With that behind us until the next paranormal threat, (probably will interrupt lunch) on Sunday the photos were organized and uploaded. GBI was updated along with its social media presence. Yesterday for example we were busy helping Cleanin’ Up The Town. (Ghostbusters International Blog Post, February 6, 2016) Continue reading →
In September of 2014, we added West End Games Ghostbusters adventure book, Hot Rods Of The Gods. (GBI Blog Post, September 14, 2014)
Since then we’ve had ghostheads who want to help us add additional adventure/supplemental books. We really appreciate the offer and are willing to accept as long as the scans come from you and weren’t or aren’t part of another site.
Before Christmas ghosthead Jon Armke got in touch with us to offer such supplemental materials we don’t already have on-line. Today, Jon sent a PDF file of Ghostbusters II: The Adventure.
This may be one of our interns, we don’t keep track.
Choosing a new domain name after sacrificing one we’ve had for so long isn’t easy. Sometimes the ones you like aren’t available or if they are can cost too much when you don’t have a real ghost research and capture company behind you.
We also have to consider “brand identity.” If you don’t know what that is, we have a branch manager, Michael Scott. He’ll be in the conference room giving us a presentation. I understand he likes to use acronyms.
Sure we could have chosen the .net, dot org, or even .me. This is Ghostbusters International, we aren’t just another world wide web site. GBI isn’t just about me.
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 →
Ghostbusters Incorporated’s unofficial Japanese Ghostbusters month continues with a ゴーストバスターズ映画プログラム. Or Ghostbusters Japanese Movie Program.
By the way, if you speak and/or read Japanese and know Google Translate got it wrong, its ok to laugh. We’re just trying something here for Ghostbusters and some level of effectiveness.
I don’t personally know about these days, during the ’80s if you saw GHOSTBUSTERS™ or GHOSTBUSTERS II™ in a Japanese movie theater you’d receive a movie program. Which maybe was or wasn’t meant to be collectible.
The glossy pages Ghostbusters program is more like a magazine. With articles for just about every aspect of Ghostbusters. With great photos overall to accompany the information.
Some of the articles are about what Ghostbusters is, (I think) its story, pages on the cast, and Ghostbusters SFX. Continue reading →
Sega had three (that I know of) game systems which had the original Ghostbusters games to a more “next generation” Ghostbusters game. David Crane’s original first made its SEGA debut on their Master System. Seems kinda alien. Continue reading →