Archive for September, 2010

Gallery3 migration

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I have started migrating my photo galleries to Gallery3. So far, it appears far superior to Coppermine for both uploading and photo browsing. It will take a while to get everything uploaded, so the old Coppermine gallery will remain active for a while but will no longer be updated. With the new photo gallery, I will focus more on the image quality and will be more picky while choosing photos for inclusion. New gallery is available for testing, old links will be updated to this new gallery when I have time to get most of my photos there.

Jellyfish in Matosaari

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Last weekend I was diving with Maria off the coast of Matosaari here in Helsinki. Visibility was pretty poor and we didn’t find the wreck we were looking for, but we saw a few jellyfish and I managed to catch one of them on my camera. I also took a few photos at the surface both the day we were diving and the week before when I was scouting out the place.

Site fixes

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Some minor configuration issues popped up when the old database was removed yesterday, the forums and the gallery should be working again now. Latest gallery updates were also lost, this should also be fixed now.

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#38 Iso-Valkee 2010-09-26

Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Iso-Valkee in Somero, Finland
57 minutes, max depth 11 m, water 10°C
Buddies: Maria Johansson

Lähtö rannasta Ruuhirannantien varrelta taukopaikalta ennen puomia. Seurailtiin ensin rantaa oikealle n. 5 metrissä. Rinteessä 5 metristä ylöspäin pohjakasvillisuutta muttei oikein mitään nähtävää. Käännyttiin takaisin ja palattiin syvemmällä. Noin 10 metristä löytyi paljon vesikasveja muttei sieltäkään muuta nähtävää. Palattiin lähtöpaikalle ja käväistiin pinnassa. Sittent tehtiin lyhyempi kieppi vasemmalle 2-5 m syvyydessä. Vasemmalla osin hiekkapohjaa ja muutamia tukkeja, muttei sielläkään juuri nähtävää. Ei kaloja, enimmäkseen pöllyävä mutapohja, vesi kirkasta.

#37 Matosaari 2010-09-25

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Matosaari in Helsinki, Finland
56 minutes, max depth 10.7 m, water 12°C
Buddies: Maria Johansson

Lähtö eteläkärjestä, uitiin pinnassa veneväylän laitaan poijulle. Etsittiin hylkyä likimääräisenä kampaetsintänä pohjois-eteläsuunnassa. Hylkyä ei löytynyt. Pohjassa nähtiin 3 meduusaa, tölkkejä, puita, putkia, saapas ja (luultavasti) iso ankkuri. Mutapohja ja näkyvyys muutenkin huono, paikalla paljon veneliikennettä. D10 mukana.

Dive in Vuolenkoski

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last Saturday I was diving in Vuolenkoski with Osmo. We entered water just below a power plant and spent first half of the dive progressing slowly and collecting fish baits from the bottom. After about one hour we visited the surface and decided to speed up our dive to reach our car before we get too low on air. Water was quite shallow, 8 meters at most and we both had cameras with us. At 105 minutes, this was my longest dive so far. Selected photos from the dive can be found in the gallery, video will be available soon.

Aleksi’s 27th birthday and the inauguration of our new pier

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Last weekend we celebrated Aleksi’s 27th birthday and we also inaugurated our new pier. Selected photos taken during the weekend can be found in the gallery.

Site transfer complete

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Site is now transfered to the new server, some minor stuff is still broken (and more might break when old database is deleted on Monday) but for the most part things are up and running again. Forums and Coppermine gallery are still available for now, but both will be removed in the near future (forums will be gone for good since they haven’t been used in ages, Coppermine will be replaced with another gallery package).

Site upgrade

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I’ll be transfering the site to a new service package within the same web host (new service will include “unlimited” storage and no transfer quota). This will likely mean some downtime as database information is transfered and updated. At the same time, I’ll also switch to some other gallery software, as I have found Coppermine’s features somewhat lacking from the beginning.

#36 Vuolenkoski 2010-09-18

Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Vuolenkoski in Vuolenkoski, Finland
105 minutes, max depth 7.9 m, water 14°C
Buddies: Osmo Liipola

Lähtö voimalaitoksen alta, sukellettiin ensin laitokselle päin, pohjassa betonirakenne, jonka sisällä paljon puita. Sitten jatkettiin pikkuhiljaa virtaa alas, matkalla paljon tukkeja. Keräiltiin matkalta kuvia, joita oli paljon kiinni tukeissa. Ensimmäiset 60 min edettiin hitaasti, vain n. 100 m alavirtaan. Loppumatka edettiin nopeasti virran mukana, jotta ilma riitti koko matkan. Molemmilla kamerat mukana. Itsellä vain LED, akku loppui kun sukellusta oli kestänyt n. 90 min.