Mar 20

hahahahahahah!Click for full image

WOW it works! Sort of… the site is very very broken still… but it’s all here!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.96 out of 10)

28 Responses to “IT’S ALIVE!”

  1. GSS Admin Says:

    Me… Commenting!

  2. SI Says:

    DUDE… finally! I’ve been pressing F5 on my browser for months now!


  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    [X] Strippers
    [X] Cocaine
    [X] Donkeys
    [X] GSS up again

    Let the party commence!

  4. fred Says:

    Winter has been crap with a capital crap and a side order of crap. This is like a BAEN cover of a cat person curled up in the lap of a giant large breasted amazon on a sunny beach illuminated by four suns, with multiple tings coming off the ice cubes of a tray full of tiki drinks. Volcano and dinosaurs optional.

  5. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: the posts prior to the last one, that is, the GSS Migration post, all list only a single comment.

    Although, since the comments themselves are all intact, maybe it’s for the best not to touch?

  6. GSS Admin Says:

    @DSWBT – Yeah…. it’ll do that. When someone makes a comment on the post it will update the counter to the correct value.

    It’s hard to update automatically unfortunately.

  7. RachelJ Says:

    I… I don’t believe it…

  8. Doug Says:

    Everything is different, but the same… things are more moderner than before… bigger, and yet smaller… it’s computers… GSS rules!

  9. L.B. Says:

    Calling RX! Calling RX! GSS is coming back!

  10. Jeff Vader Says:

    Hell hath frozen!!!
    (or possibly thawed)

  11. Tat Wood Says:


  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Good show, Sir, indeed!
    Let the commenting commence!

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    RE: the above cover…

    You know, as a kid I actually believed that “Corgi Books” and “Corgi” toy cars were made in the same factory…
    Can you imagine my disappointment when I opened all the Corgi books in the shop, and found no free toy inside?

  14. THX 1138 Says:

    Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed. Roger. Ready to move out!

  15. anon Says:


    Oh, none of the date/book title URLs seem to work.
    And I suppose it would be nice if the page titles contained the book title/header.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    Hey, the site is back! I honestly thought at this point that if/when it ever reemerged it would be as a tumblr or something. Good show sir, good show!

  17. GSS Admin Says:

    @anon – Yeah the database was incredibly corrupted and I’ve really only patched things. There’s a possibility that the page titles thing may never work again. I’m going to take a look at it later this week.

    I feel having mysql(database) on my CV has finally been justified over the past couple of weeks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @admin: Euch! You got MySQL all over your CV! You clean that right off.

  19. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Oh, and…congratulations on your restoring the site just in time for the fifth anniversary of GSS! Huzzah! Huzzah!

  20. FearofMusรฏc Says:

    No! Is it… is it… REAL? *touches screen gently* I.. I refuse to believe…it’s another trick! I know it is! *wipes tears from screen* Oh, GSS… welcome back boyo!

  21. Jen Says:

    \O/ IT’S BACK!! Woooo! Good show, sir. Good show.

    (I know nothing about SQL…but would someone who has a fair bit of spare time at the moment and finds repetitive data entry oddly soothing be of any use to you?)

  22. Stevie T Says:

    *Add Insane cheers to rest of crowd* Wooohoooo!

    I was afraid we would never see GSS again…until one of our Regular Commentators (with more computer skill than I) teamed up with some entrepreneurial chinese to bring us “Agreeable Man Appearance-Spectacle”…!

  23. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @StevieT: Agreeable Man Appearance-Spectacle. That’ll be ยฃ1.

  24. GSS Admin Says:

    @Jen … that depends how eager you are to go through about 8000 lines of text doing corrections? ๐Ÿ˜›

    I need to do a bit of further investigation to see what exactly needs done. Some of it I should be able to automate ok. We will see!

    @Dead Stuff with Big Teeth – I may have had too much wine, if that’s possible, but that video…

  25. anon Says:

    @GSS Admin: Having been depraved of the goodies for so long, I’ve been reading and commenting the older posts. The result is me flooding the Recent Comments boxes.
    Any chance of getting pages with more of comment histories to get links to everyone else’s recent comments too?

  26. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I’d like to point out that, of the covers we’ve had since the Great GSS Revival, three have ended up in the Top 10. This bodes well (or, perhaps, poorly) for the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Stevie T Says:

    @ Dead Stuff @ 23:

    That was astoundingly disturbing on SO many levels.


  28. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This was on sale in ebook today. That cover is… also not good.

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