I realized today that I had lost a good chunk of my previous work online due to several iterations of my blog that have been started, then died. So, over the weekend, I’m going to scrape the internet archive and add back those lost blog posts from years (right now I’m looking at ones from 2003) ago. Maybe I’ll even try to grab ones from before that if I can find them. =)
Not sure whether I’ll keep these articles public or not… I really need to read through them. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: I found and copied over a total of 50 entries from my previous blog(s). I’m still trying to figure out if I can easily bring over comments, but for now, there’s a whole year worth of posts that I didn’t have before (mid-2003 to mid-2004). Yay!
UPDATE 2: After reading through the posts I realized that some were a bit less kind than I would be now. So, I’ve made them all private. So, they now are mainly for posterity. I just need to figure out how to migrate the comments.
UPDATE 3: So I ended up removing all the archived posts, then going back through waybackmachine.org and building an mtimport format file (very easy syntax to grok here). I then reimported them, with all their comments, and have now re-enabled the posts. I have, however, removed all those posts from my sitemap, and told them to “noindex”. Hopefully that’ll keep bots from crawling them… maybe I’ll also add them to robots.txt to REALLY block them. Real people can go on and read them, but I’d like to prevent them from showing up in search engines. Tis all.