We’re closing in on Christmas, and while I try not to do the “Support my Amazon Affiliate” thing very often, I make some exceptions around Christmas time. Mainly because Amazon offers some insanely good deals at Christmas on a lot of stuff that guys in the toy collecting scene are into.
Unfortunately there likely won’t be any new G.I. Joe related product to get excited about, but they are starting some killer video game deals even before Black Friday.
If you are so inclined, check out my Amazon Affiliate link below and pick some stuff up using it. It helps us both. :)
A big one here is Batman: Arkham City, which is a title I’ve been watching. No, it’s not the brand new “Arkham Origins” but if you’re like me and are only 16% of the way through Arkham Asylum, now’s a good time to get the next installment!
I’d like to just take a moment to say thanks to all the men and women out there defending our country. I’m sure a few words on a digital screen are nearly meaningless compared to what you have dealt with and do deal with on a daily basis, but I extend my most heartfelt thank you for serving this fine country and for making the sacrifices that allow me to talk about toy action figures whenever and however I choose to.
Stay safe, and thank you.
Well, for now, anyway.
Over the weekend we migrated the fully intact GeneralsJoes blog to the servers over on YoJoe.com, so if you noticed any quirks or glitches throughout the weekend, that was why.
At this point the site is remaining exactly the same, just hosted in a different place (which should alleviate those pesky 503 Service Errors folks were getting along the way). That’s not permanent, though.
Some point along the way, the GeneralsJoes site will become more “immersed” into the YoJoe look and feel, which will be especially beneficial for review hounds, who will have a much better way to find those reviews you’re looking for, which in some cases are tough to find in the current navigation system.
At this point I’m just thrilled to have someone else doing the technical grunt work! :)
Stick with it, more to come.
At least I think it is.
I know over the past couple of weeks, this Error 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable thing has been cropping up more and more frequently. So much so that I’ve trimmed down my plug ins and backed out to a much more generic template, which I think turned out okay anyway.
Speaking of this template, a HUGE thanks goes out to Brian who came up with an altered GeneralsJoes logo to fit this theme on very short notice. Brian, you’re the man, thanks!
But I believe I have isolated the issues causing these errors and resolved them, and fingers crossed, we should be okay going forward.
Thanks very much for your patience…don’t hesitate to let me know if you run across these error messages again. I’ve been hammering on the site all night tonight, and everything seems to be okay, but your mileage may vary.
Just in time for the onslaught of Wave 3.5 reviews next week! :)
Hey, folks. As many of you have likely noticed, GeneralsJoes has been somewhat rife with Error 503 problems over the past several weeks. I’m continuing to work on these issues, and the latest attempted fix was a theme change to a more minimal theme without the strict formatting.
We’ll see how it works. You may see some quirkiness going forward as I try to iron out these problems. The webhost doesn’t seem to have an idea what’s up, and has been blaming a rogue script from the WordPress install. They can’t seem to isolate what that script is.
Fingers crossed that we can figure it out. Thanks for your patience.
As folks have no doubt noticed, GeneralsJoes has been recently plagued (again) by the Error 503 Service Unavailable error. This does not appear to be related to web traffic, but is possibly connected to WordPress plug ins or other theme related issues. I have been troubleshooting the problems for a while, but am having a somewhat tough time tracking this down. I’ve been disabling plug ins, deleting plug ins and playing with things in general, but these intermittent errors just seem to persist.
All I can say is please just be patient. As most of you know I have been working on an infrastructure migration to YoJoe over the past few months as it is, and as that gets closer to completion I’ll keep everyone in the loop. This will not be a forever thing.
I appreciate everyone’s patience, and please know that for the most part whatever content you’re having issues reading here, will also be mirrored at YoJoe.com.
Thanks as always for your patience.
GeneralsJoes would like to take a moment to wish all of my readers a very happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. Whether you’re barbecuing, launching bottle rockets, or if you’re putting in a full day of work, I hope you all have a good holiday and take some time to remember the important things.
As fans of a military themed property like G.I. Joe, I like to think we all have a certain appreciation for those who have given their life so we can enjoy our freedom and I think we all remember exactly why we’re getting an extra day off from work this week.
If you’re fortunate enough to be spending time today with your family at a barbecue, a parade, or just hanging around the house, please take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price so we can enjoy those freedoms.
As some might have noticed, recent G.I. Joe events, including Toy Fair and this weekend with the G.I. Joe Convention, I have been sharing coverage here on GeneralsJoes and over at YoJoe. I’ve always had a fantastic collaborative relationship with YoJoe, and it seems obvious that during the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention, we should announce that this collaboration will be growing even further going forward.
Please click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below for the full statement about this collaboration and what to expect in the coming months. Hint: They’re all good!
So, 2012 was obviously a strange year for G.I. Joe. I’ve never seen a year be so eventful and uneventful all at the same time. There was a constant stream of news, information, and chewy nuggets of discussion, but at the end of the day (year?) there was really little change in the status quo, or some might argue a negative change in status quo. How is that even possible?
So, anyway… 2013 is the next year standing before us, and I think we’re all hoping it ends up better than the last, at least from a G.I. Joe perspective. With some fantastic product revealed at last year’s JoeCon, with Toy Fair only a couple of short months away, with the apparently successful Figure Subscription Service experiment, and with the brand branching out with third party companies like Hot Toys, things are certainly looking more positive.
While G.I. Joe news was a roller coaster this year, the dedication, interaction, and support that I receive from the online G.I. Joe community has done nothing but grown stronger, and I thank you all for visiting the site, supporting the site, and interacting with me here and on Twitter. The Joe community is awesome, and I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to interact with so many of you.
Thanks for a great 2012, and here’s looking ahead to an even better 2013. Happy New Year.