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Website update!

This is a short update to say that the Lair of Evil Dr Ganymede has now successfully relocated to new hosts! Hopefully the new site will be a lot more stable than it has been over the past few months, during which it seems to have been down more often than not (no thanks to the flakiness of the previous hosts).

Most of the links on the site should still be working, though some of the actual direct URLs may have changed. If anyone spots anything that’s really broken then please let me know in the comments!

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I do have some plans for more 2300AD blog articles, so stay tuned!

Happy 2011!

Happy new year to everyone visiting this site and reading my science blog (which of late has turned into more of a Planethunters blog)! I really appreciate your visits and your comments – please do spread the word about the site to anyone else who may be interested, and if you’re on other sites or discussion boards then feel free to post links back to any articles of interest here!

I have no intention of slowing down in 2011, so stay tuned for more posts! 🙂

Welcome to my Lair!

Welcome to the Lair of Evil Dr Ganymede! On this site, you’ll find my my Elite Dangerous blog, 2300AD RPG blog and science blog as well as articles about role-playing games, worldbuilding, and Stellar Mapping that I’ve written or co-authored, along with artwork that I’ve created using 3D modelling software (POVray and Lightwave) over the years. I’ve also put my Ph.D. Thesis and abstracts online on my Science page.

I run a blog here in which I generally talk about my latest finds in Elite Dangerous, RPGs and worldbuilding, and interesting planetary science and astronomy topics, and any other stuff I find interesting too (you can read all the blog entries below this post, so scroll down! To read the full article, just click on the title of the entry in the blog). If you just want to read blog entries about specific subjects (e.g. Science, Worldbuilding, Stellar Mapping, etc) you can just click the link in the sidebar on the right under “Categories” (you can use that link as a bookmark too).

Lately I’ve also started streaming Elite Dangerous, which you can find on my Twitch page at and archived on my Youtube channel. You can keep up with when I stream on my Twitter at, but it’s usually Tuesday evening PST/PDT from 6pm-8pm and Saturday Morning PST/PDT from 10am-12pm.

You can also subscribe to my blog so you receive an email whenever I update it, comment on the individual blog articles, or send me an email!

Thanks for visiting!

Voyager for POVRay now online again!

My Voyager for POVray model is now live again on this website (any bookmarks to it will have to be updated, as the URL has changed)!

Space Art page is up!

Hooray, I finally got around to adding my Space Art! All I need to do now is add the pics of the 3D models I’ve made, but I’ll figure that out later.

Stumbled Upon!

It seems that someone has linked my Worldbuilding page on Stumbleupon – thank you, whoever did that! I hope more people find it useful as a result. 🙂

I am very slowly adding more pictures to the General 3D Artwork page – I’m gradually getting the hang of the new NextGen Gallery add-on (the PicLens slideshow seems to be working, but I can’t get the Flash one to work anymore for some reason), and also re-rendering the images as necessary to make them bigger than 640×480.

I should add that while the Space Art and POVray Voyager pages that were here before will soon be back online, I have decided not to bring my Planetary Maps back online – fact is, people can find much higher quality maps online nowadays so they’re pretty redundant. I hope people found them useful while they were up though :).

I’ll post further updates when the other art pages are up!

RPG and Science pages now online!

The new Science and Roleplaying Pages are now fully online on the new WordPress site, and everything seems to be working fine.

I’ve updated, consolidated, and removed some of the material from my old RPG Hub:

  • The Continuum has now been updated (I added the Dyson Virtual, and The Vanguard supplement) and spelling errors and typos have been corrected. The Continuum is also now only available as a single (1 MB, 85,500 word, 160 page!) PDF file.
  • The Caine Files have been merged into a single HTML file.
  • There is now a single Old World of Darkness (oWoD) page. It’s not too fancy since that edition is no longer supported by WW. I’ve also removed some of the files that were here before – I just wanted to keep the material that I like.
  • The Blood Bowl files haven’t been updated, but I’m linking them here because they’re rather entertaining (if I do say so myself) and you should read them :).
  • I added a SLA Industries page containing some Player/GM Aids I made a while back. If you’re a SLA player you’ll probably find these useful!
  • The Stellar Characteristics and Evolution document on the Worldbuilding page has been updated and turned into a PDF. I’ve added a section on Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams to help explain things a bit better.

    The Science page is essentially the same as the old Work Hub, and contains a downloadable PDF version of my Ph.D. thesis, as well as the science posters and abstracts that I wrote during my scientific career.

    I haven’t done anything with the 3D Artwork pages, but I’m hoping they should be up and running in the next few days. Stay tuned for further updates!

    If you see anything amiss (or have any comments), please leave a comment below or send me an email!

  • Getting there.

    Ok… I’ve got the plugins sorted, I’ve re-uploaded the Science page – though I still need to tidy up the links – and I’ve got the other pages ready for text (they’re blank for now). I don’t think I’ll recreate all the internal HTML pages I link to (such as the files on the oWoD hub), I’m just going to link them directly from new wordpress pages – that should be much easier. Then I’ll put redirects from the old hubs, so I should be able to track them with the stats plugin.

    Hopefully most (if not all) of the site will be back up and running by the end of this week.

    Website Under (re-)Construction

    WordPress has been set up! This site will be undergoing some big changes in the coming days as I set up themes, sidebars, and get all the stuff from the old site back online again.