Made some progress on restoring the old blog entries yesterday. I managed to get the old web server working long enough to export the blog data and I’ve successfully imported it into this installation. Over the next few hours I’ll try to get the pages rebuilt.
At the same time (never let it be said that I’m not ambitious) I’ve upgraded to the latest version of Movable Type and switched to using the new Open Source version. All of which means that there might be a few issues to iron out over the next few days (James has already spotted one).
I’ve also spotted that my usage of categories, keywords and tags has been… er… inconsistent over the five years or so that I’ve been writing this blog with the result that the tag cloud and list of categories on the front page have both become unmanageable. So I need to do some tidying there.
But, all in all, it’s looking good. Nice to have the old entries back.