Now that RiotACTâ€™s resident recumbent cyclist Kerces is the overlord of the NowUC project there have been many changes.
To celebrate those changes they had a re-launch party at the UC bar tonight and were kind enough to invite me along.
It was an impressive affair, not least because they had free food and booze laid on. (they may be student journalists but they have mastered the basics of pandering to hacks).
The newly redesigned site, complete with the all-important RSS feed of a serious online information source, was being projected onto a big screen. The broadcast media students kept insisting that their odd little avi files get played.
The new site has done well in keeping the look of the old while taking on a proper dynamic content management system.
Theyâ€™ve done even better in meeting the archaic demands of UC faculty to have â€œeditionsâ€ while putting new content on as it becomes available.
All sitting Members of the Legislative Assembly had been invited. Anyone want to guess which one thought an online student â€˜zine was worth their time?
Take a bow Richard Mulcahey.
I was going to say hello but he had to dash off after the speeches.
While no-one could accuse this site of being Mulcahey boosters I find it hard not to respect real hard work when I see it.
(not that the party was hard work for me, just that this crowd was a ways out of Richard’s constituency, it takes a real dedication to the community to keep turning up to these things after a long day in the office)
Anyway I had a few drinks, ate some nice nibbles, and talked to some pretty girls.
Far, far more importantly, NowUC are now able to add content on a more regular basis and weâ€™ll be able to find it.
A big round of applause for Kerces please, even if you donâ€™t like recumbent cyclists.