Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


Now available: my oldest posts!

Posted 19 April 2020 in website

I've imported all of my ancient Wordpress blog entries! They were written between 2004 and 2007, so they are the oldest content I ever published on the internet.

Being that the entries are between 13 and 15 years old, some of the entries are a strong reminder that people can change over time, or change priorities, or make mistakes.

Some of them capture fun conversations that I thought were worth remembering, like the time my friends and I ruminated on cows and mosquitoes. Some of them are talk about software that no longer exists. Many of them contain links to news articles on sites that have shuttered in the last fifteen years.

As I've glanced through the content, it's a great reminder that webpages grow stale over time. My own URL schemes changed over the years, and I need to add redirects so that incoming links to my site still work (hat tip to Dan). I also need to find a tool that can tell me which outgoing links from my site no longer work.

So, on the list of things to do:

  • Add redirects so incoming links start working again...because Cool URI's don't change
  • Search through, and fix, outgoing links that have broken over the years.
  • Add a sitemap to help search engines find my content.

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