If you look at the archive page on this site, you will see archives that now go all the way back to January of 2003. I decided it was time to wrangle all my past blogging efforts into a single location. I have been thinking about this for some time, especially after listening to Ellysa Cahoy at the Learning Design Summer Camp talk about the disappearing record and being your own curator of your electronic archive.
I went back and was able to actually find all my old blogs and import them all here. Here is the chronology of my blogs:
- this blog – originally started on posterous before moving here (WordPress) (moved in July 2011): Sept 2009 – Present
- edushizzle – hosted at blogs@psu – Feb 2007 – Sept 2010
- stopbits – personal blogging powered by WordPress – April 2006 – August 2007
- bk video – my embarrassing experiments with video blogging, powered by Moveable Type – March 2005 – April 2006
- brad.kozlek.com – Personal blog powered by Moveable Type – November 03 – May 2005
- visual stopbits – First attempt at blogging, powered by my homegrown script – Jan 03 – Oct 03
It was actually pretty easy to import the MT stuff here. Just a little firing up of ancient blogging softwares to run their export scripts, a little find and replace, some transferring of media files. It did take some major regular expression magic to get my homegrown stuff into a format I could import here.
Was any of this worth it? I don’t know. I am slowly going through the old posts, fixing some formatting, and reviewing my past blogging. I have worked up to March of 2005 so far. It is very strange to read many old posts about my romantic infatuation with Desktop Linux.
I came across a post in 2003 that was very similar to one I wrote in 2011
Almost all the links I created in 2003/2004 are now dead.
I just feel like linking to this old post right now.
It seems so alien now but back in the days before youtube, the fashion of the time was upload personal media to the Internet Archive, since that was the best (only?) place to find free video hosting. All the links to my video hosted there seem to be broken. Going to have to fix that.
If I am interested in making a durable archive of my stuff, I need to work out a way to create a static archive. Static = a non php and mysql dependent solution.
It is daunting task, but going through all the posts and categorizing them might help me make sense of all the stuff I threw into this stew.