Archive for September, 2009


Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The site update is progressing well, the project has grown bit larger than originally intended, but I’m finally starting to wrap things up.

I have switched over to WordPress publishing platform for news. This means commenting support, easier searching, categories for posts and RSS feeds. And for me, easier site updates. WordPress is used only for news, the rest of the site is still static content (apart from the photo gallery).

Using the news archives, some old backups and the Wayback Machine, I have reconstructed most of the news posts between 2001 and 2009. Unfortunately, I did not originally archive any news posts and I could not find the original site (located under on the Wayback Machine either, so posts from site launch in 1997 to early 2001 are missing. Some minor editing was done to older news posts to make them fit the new site format and I have also either updated or removed broken links.

Finally, Coppermine photo gallery is now integrated with the rest of the site. The integration is bit of a hack, but it should work without any major issues. The forums don’t use the site layout yet, but since they are more or less dead anyway, I might not update them.

Diving video (sunken truck)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The video from our dive to the sunken truck back in August is finally available on YouTube. Lightning conditions were pretty poor, so the video is quite dark at some places. The photos from the dive are also available in the gallery.

#11 Tornionsalmi 2009-09-12

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Tornionsalmi in Ruotsalainen, Finland
47 minutes, max depth 19.2 m, water 13°C
Buddies: Osmo Liipola

Lähtö ja paluu Laivarantaan laivalaiturin viereen. Pintauinti Virtosaaren rantaan, sitten sukellus Mullikkasaareen ja sieltä takaisin salmen yli. Käytössä Osmon lamppu. Löytöinä uistimia ja vanha pistooli.

Site redesign

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

I have been working on a site redesign for some days now. Still pretty rough around the edges, but things should work smoothly enough for live testing. The new design is pure HTML+CSS, with Flash used for embedded video streams. The site uses some features not supported by IE6, but should work fine in any modern browser.

#10 Tornionsalmi 2009-09-05

Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Tornionsalmi in Ruotsalainen, Finland
36 minutes, max depth 18.9 m, water 12°C
Buddies: Osmo Liipola

Lähtö ja paluu laivalaiturin vierestä, sukellettiin ensin Virtasaarta kohti ja sitten vinosti Uittoon päin. Löytyi sormus ja uistimia, pohjassa myös imuri ja tuoli.

#9 Tornionsalmi 2009-09-05

Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Tornionsalmi in Ruotsalainen, Finland
20 minutes, max depth 14 m, water 15°C
Buddies: Osmo Liipola

Lähtö Laivarannasta laiturin vierestä, pintauintina salmen yli Virtasaaren rantaan. Sukellettiin takaisin salmen yli vanhalle laivalaiturille. Testattiin Osmon uutta lamppua, ongelmia akun kanssa, joten pidettiin taukoa rannassa ja yritettiin korjata. Pohjassa uistimia ja verkkoon jäänyt kuollut kala.