Last night I received a file.
Actually is was two files – so damn big it had to be split.
It is a complete download of the entire site. Our thanks should all go to Pete, who shall remain anonymous simply because I have no further information apart from an email address.
For those of a nerdy bent, there are nearly 51,000 files totalling 4.9Gb, downloaded using HTTrack.
I am currently in the process of uploading just the core Anna Raccoon files [42,000 of ’em weighing in at a mere 4.2Gb.
I now have a problem.
The files I am uploading act as the original site, with all the pages, posts and comments. Some images may be missing but on the grand scale of things that’s not too important. Some links don’t work, such as any “contact” or “comment” links which is only right. The pages appear in a frame which involves a bit of scrolling which is a pain.
However, there are no search facilities. The very least an archive should have is some means of finding individual articles, or navigating around the whole site.
My project therefore is to leave the site displaying the raw archives, but in the meantime I shall make an attempt to convert all those hundreds of static pages into a database similar to the existing Archive site.
In the meantime, the Archive site is updated with the new stuff – head over and try the new menu entry in the middle.