October 08, 2003

Blogger hell

Never thought I'd type those two words again. Zack from Procrastination emailed to let me know that some of the posts I did on Sayyid Qutb have disappeared. I wasn't able to find them, either on the blog or using the blogger editing interface (I can only access the advanced one from work).

Nice to be reminded of why I moved -- once I got used to the interface, I've hardly ever had to think about Moveable Type. With Blogger, it seemed like anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of my time was spent screwing around with the back end -- trying to get archives to republish, cringing when posts disappeared, etc. etc. Thanks, Zack, for reminding me why I switched.

Oh, and I'll email blogger and see if they know what happened to the missing verbiage.

Update: I found the old posts; they're at the top of paleo ideofact.

Posted by Ideofact at October 8, 2003 10:51 PM

Thanks, Bill.

BTW, a good solution might be to import all the paleo-Ideofact entries into your MT blog. I can help you with that if you want. I can even do it for you.

Posted by: Zack at October 8, 2003 11:34 PM

Thanks for offering, Zack.

I think I'd like to go through and prune some of the old posts, which link to things no longer on the web. In the meantime I did back up the old site, just in case anything else disappears.

I'll get around to doing something with it eventually...

Posted by: Bill at October 10, 2003 12:57 AM