One or two of you may have noticed my absence yesterday?
It’s not that I had nothing to write about [which I didn’t, really..] so much as having a very full plate.
There is a project underway and has been since the weekend.
One of Anna Raccoon’s wishes was that her old site be retained. Unfortunately she had deleted it so that was a little difficult. It was time to put some heads together, so there is a joint effort between The Blocked Dwarf, Mr G [Anna’s husband who fully supports the project], from Dr.Mark Smith of Edinburgh University and a tiny drop of technical stuff from myself.
It ain’t easy.
So far we have recovered nearly 1,500 posts from Anna’s PC, courtesy of Mr G.
Those posts come as single files, each containing around 30 files of code and images. So now I have 60,000 files on my laptop, and what do I do with them?
With a drop of coding trickery I have managed to recreate the 1,500 posts, but then there are images scattered amongst all those 60,000 files, spread through 1,500 folders, and a load of them are duplicated. Fun stuff to get one’s head around?
It will take a while yet as it is very much a work in progress.
There is also the severe problem that I run a test and then get totally distracted, reading the post I have tested. There are some real gems in there.
Around 1,500 of them to be precise.