Saturday, July 31, 2010

Almost done

I'm almost finished moving the blog from 757 to here. It did a temporary stint in a Wordpress blog because there's no direct way to import static Blosxom pages into Blogger.

The good news is that it didn't take too long to also migrate the graphics from 757 to Blogger. The bad news is that, over time, four pictures were somehow lost. (Don't know how that happened.) Also, the format of some of the older posts is a bit borked (I'll work on these over time).

The previous attempt, using the Google Blog Converters AppEngine, didn't go well. The dates for the posts were all the same.

This attempt was moderately sedate, though a bit involved. I imported the Blosxom content into Wordpress and then used the online Wordpress-to-Blogger tool to export from Wordpress and import to Blogger. The latter tool has a limitation in that it doesn't export files bigger than 1MB. This was worked around by limiting the Wordpress output to individual years. It's a little bit of extra work but it took longer to write this post than it did to export all of the posts.

In any case, the old blog is down.  Enjoy this one!