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The Old is…still old but at least it’s back

The second part of my Burningbird server re-awakening from the dead is my effort to find any and all past writings and import them into this weblog, one at a time.

I’ve had so many variations of weblogs: some at domains I’ve controlled, others at domains I haven’t. I was able to export the posts from many of the domains, but I haven’t loaded them back into this place. The task just seemed too daunting.

Then I realized something: I’m retired. I can do stuff like this now.

As I note in my About page, you can see many of my writings thanks to the wonderful people at the Internet Archive, and their incredibly important Wayback Machine. Still, I want the posts in one single spot, even though so many of them are so dated.

As I import the page, I set the publication date to the original publication date, which is why you won’t be seeing them here on the front page. I may, from time to time, link an older story in a new posting, for grins and giggles.

I’ve also turned comments back on, though the comment form is a bit buried with this theme. Comments close five days after I post, so make your point quickly. Your first comment will be held in moderation, but after I approve it, you should have freedom to post at will. Do let me know if you run into issues.

It’s been fun to go through the old posts. I can’t believe some of the tech way back when. And we won’t even get into the politics.

4 replies on “The Old is…still old but at least it’s back”

I first started reading your stuff back from Radio Userland 8! Have fun going back through all that stuff (should you have it).

Thanks! It really has been fun. And some of the tech posts are funny.

I’ve had spasms of un-archiving my old posts, but problems such as ‘what do I do with old comments?’ keep sidelining my progress. I am surprised at how short a time I was on blogger and then MT; my blog has relied on WordPress for the vast proportion of its online history (though the most active years were Blogger/MT, so…)..

What I’ve typically done is include a line linking the Wayback Machine’s page in my newly recovered post. The Wayback Machine also maintains the comments, the theme, everything is captured.

But it is a lot of work. Like I said, it helps being retired.

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