Rob I have not talked to you in over a year. I am unsure what talk you are referring to but I got your email and responded on this issue and have not heard from you so I beleive the email blocking might be on your site.
As far as your photo block on vbadvanced your using someone's hack I dont know whose but the block is named random_gallery.php and it is located in your modules directory. I would suspect when you upgraded your database settings got changed maybe? You can edit that file and see if there are database settings that you need to update. You simply get a white page when enabling the block which points to wrong database settings or maybe a wrong server path to find a file included in that random_gallery block.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
basically you need to use an email you know we get to talk with us via email and get the pertinent information to assist.