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Hosting problems

(Dec. 2010-Jan. 2011) We apologize for interrupted service in the past. We have been through a tough time for the site with severe problems with our previous hosting provider. The site had a lot of downtime and we spent a lot of time working just to stay online (you can read more about our hosting problems here). In the end we had to move the site to a new and much more expensive hosting service, where we are now. We hope this means our problems are now in the past.

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The Dwarf, by Pär Lagerkvist

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