Oh, crap. Oh crap oh crap oh crap

I’m starting to host a few more friends’ blogs here on my server. This weekend I tried to migrate Cari’s blog over and I had a few issues. She’s using a very old version of Movable Type and it was having issues exporting all of the contents. It kept dying during the export process and I couldn’t get all of the old posts.

So, I upgraded the MT installation on her old blog. And everything broke. Her blog’s still online, but the publishing engine is completely jacked and it doesn’t recognize any of the existing entries. The entries are still there, because MT writes out static files when you make a post, but there was nothing to connect to the database and export the data.

So I spent a good portion of yesterday and this afternoon writing a small program in Python that reads the existing HTML files and creates an export file, which I’m now trying to upload.

Being clever enough to fix the mistake is nice, but I really should be wise enough to have not screwed it up in the first place. I won’t make that mistake again.

No Responses to “Oh, crap. Oh crap oh crap oh crap”

  1. Lissa Says:

    Lord, you’re smart. I would have thrown my hands up and screamed and then gone to run around the block a few times. And since I don’t know Python, then I would have come back to find out I’m still screwed.

  2. Kath Says:

    Several years ago a co-worker and I were discussing which was worse – a mistake that everyone knew about but that was easily fixable, or one that no one knew about but was going to be the sixth circle of hell to correct. I leave it to you to guess which kind she had, and which one was mine.

  3. bezzie Says:

    Welllll…I’d count myself ahead if I was clever enough to fix it.

  4. Woolly Woman Says:

    Parsel tongue…Have you seen “Untraceable”…computerese to the max. I long for two tin cans and a string.

  5. Ellen-Mary Says:

    I’m with Woolly Woman. Was that English?

  6. Miss Scarlett Says:

    That was pure jibba jabba.

    But I still read it…maybe I like to feel dumb?

  7. Corrina Says:

    I am just crazy impressed by seeing someone use python in the wild. I had to take a class on that, and I really thought it existed just to annoy me. :)

  8. geeky Heather Says:

    I understood. Yay you! =)

  9. shannon in oregon Says:

    thanks for fixing it. :)

  10. Lynn Says:

    Yeah. Sure. Whatever you just said.