Site back online

It has been a really irritating week, but now this blog should be back online. The root of problems was my attempting to do a quick MySQL security update, without really having enough time to do it properly. Things went bad, and finally my server was so messed up that a reinstall or more advanced tinkering with system registry or something like that would have been necessary — and I did not have time for that, either.

So, the final step was to outsource the server tech and blog software maintenance, and reinstall the site under server farms. There were several technical and communication issues involved in getting the SQL backup file translated into XML that could then be imported into the new blog site. The registration of the new Finnish domain for my name ( and its linking into the site was another hassle, but now everything seems to be working. There are still some links leading into the old blog site, but I have some static files still available from there, so at least images should display fine. And most of my blog photos and videos are embed code from Flickr or Youtube in any case.

But: sorry for the hassle — and if anyone drops by, and finds some broken links, or links leading to the old blog pages, please let me know (fransmayra [at] should work).

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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