Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Gotta please the people

Posted 22 November 2005 in technology

I've discovered that, low-and-behold, the words "xanga" and "archive" account for well over 50% of my hits from Google. I guess I had better improve the script further. Ugh. Xanga has been making improvements, but there's still almost no structure to their HTML, so extraction of posts and comments is still a painful process.

Meanwhile, I've made no progress towards making the posts Wordpress- importable. I think it's about time I fixed that, because it's so critical that people have a way to move off of Xanga if they want to. Soon, soon, my precious...

Wow, I am exhausted. I just have to make it through today, and then I'm scot free.