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At the moment, the A Song of Ice and Fire forum is down, and we do not currently know what has gone wrong or when it will be back up. A brief downtime was scheduled for today, as the ISP was upgrading their routers, but as other services on the server in question have now started functioning again, it seems something has gone wrong with the forum. Possibly the webserver went down and hasn’t been restarted yet.
A terrific new art site, using a cartoon/animation-like style, has joined the web ring. There’s some very interesting and unique interpretations of the characters there, and some surprises.
Version 1.4 of ExpressionEngine, the excellent content management system we use to handle all the dynamic data on the site, was released today. As some of you may have noticed, we experienced some small problems while upgrading our site, but that has all been fixed now, and we hope to soon be able to take advantage of some of the new features offered in 1.4 to enhance the site further.
By the way, pMachine now offers a free version of ExpressionEngine, called ExpressionEngine Core, and we can really recommend this to anyone looking for a great blogging system. Its more powerful and more flexible than anything else we’ve tried.
The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a report from GRRM’s signing in Albuquerque on November 29th, to promote A Feast for Crows. The Images section has been updated with several minor updates to our new map of Westeros (including a speculative scale), plus a greyscaled version of the map to reduce download time for those on slower connections.
The Books section of the Citadel has been both reorganized and updated. We have included several more of GRRM’s titles (though we don’t yet have reviews for all of them), and we have reorganized how we present reviews of other books. You will now find several pages of ‘special occasion’ reviews (such as the list of Christmas recommendations, updated just a little while ago) as well as several pages by genre that pull in a random selection of reviews within that specific genre from our personal site.
The Images section has been updated with our own map of Westeros. It’s an extremely large image file (about 1 meg in total size) and is complete up through A Feast for Crows. The previous maps of the North, South, and the Land beyond the Wall have now been removed as they are no longer necessary. If you notice any errors, please let us know.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stop in Denver have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
The Artwork section has been updated with a new artist, Abe Papakhian, who has contributed a number of new pieces of black-and-white art, plus an excellent watercolor triptych. He promises more to come, and we’re looking forward to it!
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stops in the Bay Area, Huntington Beach, San Diego, and Seattle have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stops in New York City, Petaluma, and San Francisco have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour stops at Indianapolis and Madison have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
More reports from GRRM’s signing tour have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour, plus a lengthy mail from GRRM to Amok regarding the apperances of the crowned Targaryens, have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection. Also, the FAQ has been updated to look forward to ADwD.
UPDATE: We successfully completed this fundraiser in a little over 12 hours, so it is not closed. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
No, the Citadel isn’t moving. However, we’ve implemented gzipping on the fly. What does that mean?
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