Bubkes in Purgatory and an Upcoming Change in this URL
Posted by Stephen Lewis on January 27, 2010
Bubkes.Org — my long-running photo-based weblog treating urban and historical oddities and my on-and-off involvement in Balkan architectural, urban, and religious history — is no longer online. The server on which Bubkes was hosted has closed and the format on which it was based — Manila, one of the original, pioneering weblog formats — has gone the way of the eight-track tape and the 5-inch floppy. I hope to have Bubkes.Org up and running again, this time on WordPress, sometime in the next month or so and, possibly, at the same URL. More on this to follow. The redeemed site will feature new articles in the same spirit and style and from time to time will recycle some of the more popular (among the site’s small readership, that is) stories and medium-format analogue photography from the past. By the way, if anyone out there knows a competent, reasonably-priced service for converting a Manila-format archive to WordPress or another non-dinosaur platform, do let me know.
Note: As of this writing, a Google cached “snapshot” of Bubkes.Org can still be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/yaksr9c .
Also in the next weeks … I plan to change the URL of HakPakSak to http://hakpaksak.org and/or http://www.hakpaksak.org. Thus, should this site is no longer be available via its present url (https://hakpaksak.wordpress.com), please look for it under either of the two planned new addresses.