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Omnimaga => News => Topic started by: Juju on April 01, 2014, 11:21:48 pm

Title: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Juju on April 01, 2014, 11:21:48 pm
Ticalc, Cemetech, TI-Planet and Omnimaga have all been bought by TI, merged them together with TI-Cares and put Nikky at the head of the newly formed department of Communities as vice-president.

But, alas, it was only a rather convincing April's Fools joke. Many of you fell for it, others remained dubious.

I want to thank Eeems for the idea and for being very convincing and everyone for helping us having a great April's Fools day.

Among the other fake projects we announced are DJ Omnimaga's Custer's Revenge 84C (http://www.omnimaga.org/ti-z80-calculator-projects/custer's-revenge-84c-(nsfw)/) and Juju's Project Thundercloud (http://www.omnimaga.org/computer-projects-and-ideas/project-thundercloud-the-video-game/), although for the latter this project is very real but will not come out on NES cartridges but rather as a PC game with 3D graphics. Your account on alberthrocks' withg.org (http://www.omnimaga.org/web-programming-and-design/withgusto-networks-status-updates-and-discussion/msg380127/#msg380127) is also safe and sound as it won't close anytime soon.

On a end note, Omnimaga will rename to Omnidoge: here's the new banner.

(http://img.ourl.ca/omnidoge.png)

...j/k. :P
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 02, 2014, 02:54:57 am
I knew it, although I liked that NES cart art. :P

Also could you resize that banner down? (eg 550 pixels like on the old front page) Because it's disrupting page display for people with smaller resolutions such as 1280x720. D:
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Jonius7 on April 02, 2014, 02:55:53 am
Yah I'm one of those people, I have a screen resolution of 1280x800.
Everything looks so different with SMF 2.0
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Legimet on April 02, 2014, 09:54:18 am
I like the new name Omnidoge :D
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Aspiring on April 02, 2014, 11:08:05 am
Now that this is a joke if "TI really buys omnimaga" how would it cost.  ;D  More of a retorical question. lol Good joke Eeems.  :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 02, 2014, 11:25:33 am
From what I remember, one website valued Omnimaga around $4000 or so a while ago. :P
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Aspiring on April 02, 2014, 11:38:19 am
Not sure what to say....  I am halfway between laughing and being really depressed about it...   :P   
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Eeems on April 02, 2014, 02:29:52 pm
Well if they wanted to buy the site I'd price it higher then that. I already know how much I'd charge yearly to run the site at the current support level we have. Let me tell you, it ain't cheap.
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Sorunome on April 02, 2014, 03:19:06 pm
Knew it, just played along :P
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 02, 2014, 03:37:12 pm
Well if they wanted to buy the site I'd price it higher then that. I already know how much I'd charge yearly to run the site at the current support level we have. Let me tell you, it ain't cheap.
I don't know about support since it could turn away certain companies, but I know that just the fact that Omni has existed for almost 13 years, an entire decade online and had large following through certain periods of time (and even though activity is way down right now, it attracts many people who need calculator support), would be a good excuse to jack the price up. If it was sold to another individual the same way Casiokingdom did, then maybe it could be priced lower, but to an overly greedy company like TI? In such case you should go ahead and charge as high as you can if they really want to acquire the site.
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Eeems on April 02, 2014, 04:06:48 pm
Well if they wanted to buy the site I'd price it higher then that. I already know how much I'd charge yearly to run the site at the current support level we have. Let me tell you, it ain't cheap.
I don't know about support since it could turn away certain companies, but I know that just the fact that Omni has existed for almost 13 years, an entire decade online and had large following through certain periods of time (and even though activity is way down right now, it attracts many people who need calculator support), would be a good excuse to jack the price up. If it was sold to another individual the same way Casiokingdom did, then maybe it could be priced lower, but to an overly greedy company like TI? In such case you should go ahead and charge as high as you can if they really want to acquire the site.
Support costs wouldn't turn away companies. Most of the money spent on anything is for support. To run a site corporately you have to pay someone to keep it running. Currently there are a couple of us fulfilling multiple roles (such as DBA, server admin, application developer etc) and working long hours (sometimes all night) to make sure that this site can run.
Any company would be paying for that service to keep a site that they own running.
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: The_King on April 02, 2014, 04:15:39 pm
The_King murders Juju, Eeems, etc for this messed up prank

The_King runs

But really I am really really disapprointed with this affair and therefore quitting omnimaga for good
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 02, 2014, 08:43:35 pm
Well if they wanted to buy the site I'd price it higher then that. I already know how much I'd charge yearly to run the site at the current support level we have. Let me tell you, it ain't cheap.
I don't know about support since it could turn away certain companies, but I know that just the fact that Omni has existed for almost 13 years, an entire decade online and had large following through certain periods of time (and even though activity is way down right now, it attracts many people who need calculator support), would be a good excuse to jack the price up. If it was sold to another individual the same way Casiokingdom did, then maybe it could be priced lower, but to an overly greedy company like TI? In such case you should go ahead and charge as high as you can if they really want to acquire the site.
Support costs wouldn't turn away companies. Most of the money spent on anything is for support. To run a site corporately you have to pay someone to keep it running. Currently there are a couple of us fulfilling multiple roles (such as DBA, server admin, application developer etc) and working long hours (sometimes all night) to make sure that this site can run.
Any company would be paying for that service to keep a site that they own running.
Yes, but we're talking about TI here, the very ones who cut TI-84+ RAM down by 80 KB and didn't bother having more than 21 KB of user RAM for the color model. :P

If they don't want to spend the extra penny that 1000 chips with 80 KB more RAM would cost, then I can't see how they'll spend extra money on support. :P
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: SpiroH on April 03, 2014, 09:51:42 am
Well, i think [email protected] must be thinking i wish i had that much money as Google (who's trying to buy any profitable moving soul everywhere...). I'd say, f***k TI, Google and like. Let's stay together for another thirteen years, just for for the hell of it, we need to enjoy some freedom over here to survive. Nice April's fool joke, btw. :P

Everything looks so different with SMF 2.0
Yeah but Eeems&Co keep on improving the new SMF 2.0 theme, though. It's getting better and better everyday, imho. :)

Edit (Eeems): merged double post
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 03, 2014, 12:23:34 pm
YEah the theme is still unfinished. Security breaches in the previous site forced a premature upgrade release (I actually saw the site beta a few months ago with features slowly being added and bugs fixed, but then suddenly one day I arrived and it was now the main site.). I noticed that certain things are being fixed right now on the theme, such as users viewing this topic now being on a normal color, but the staff seems busier lately so I don't really expect any signifiant updates until this Summer or so. (even then, some admins involved live in the United States, where labor laws are rather questionable so maybe they won't even have vacations or anything).
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Eeems on April 03, 2014, 06:30:30 pm
I save my vacation for Christmas. I'll be getting a little less busy in a couple weeks though. There are lots of things to do outside of just the theme though, so its a toss up on what gets worked on first.
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 03, 2014, 11:02:24 pm
Yeah I saw the roadmap >.<, at least some of the important features are back though. (such as new posts)
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: Eeems on April 03, 2014, 11:06:54 pm
Yeah I saw the roadmap >.<, at least some of the important features are back though. (such as new posts)
The roadmap doesn't even cover the issues/requests list. There is a lot to do.
Title: Re: TI really buys Omnimaga: more details
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 03, 2014, 11:19:11 pm
Oh right, I forgot about the list. >.< That said, I guess it depends which issues/requests will be done, though :P (eg if someone asked for ponies skins you probably won't :P)