firewall burns

I finally took it over to make my system even slightly better in terms of security, and installed a router with firewall capabilities. Nothing goes as planned, not with IT, at least. Practically whole weekend was ruined, as I was installing, rebooting, reconfiguring in an endless loop. This time the error conditions had a sort of surreal beauty with them: system seemed to work or not work with random sites and services, simply at whim. Phoned my ISP service number, and just after half an hour of queuing (oh, perhaps 45 mins), and with no help, I return home and reboot, just to find everything miraculously working again. Reading the router system logs, the lullaby of electronic times?

life after holidays?

Wow. — More than 3000 emails later, I realize just how dependent we have become on the ICT infrastructure. Not in the prophesised positive symbiotic sense, but rather on the more ambiguous sense of cyborg existence in a world filled with spam. Few days without the net connection means two weeks of race against the new waves of binary rubbish heaping on top of the old ones. Nevertheless: great holiday, great to be back.

hello world

Hello world! This blog is not meant as a very serious or active undertaking. Rather I see this as my semi-professional diary; and since I am notoriously bad keeper of diaries, we’ll see… 🙂 Anyways, it is good to be able to make and share notes with such a flexible and easy tool. And you are served by the links on the sidebar: DiGRA, Hypermedia Laboratory, Neogames and MindTrek are all communities that I am currently involved with.

[Edit; this was my first post into the original Blogger blog; sidebars and links have changed many times after that — like the associated circles of life, too.]