NaBloPoMo Day 29: I found the old Brown Study!

I cannot believe my luck!  I found the database information from the original Brown Study.  It’s in a barely human-readable format called “SQL”, a database organization model that stores all kinds of information, from login information (encrypted, of course) to… blog posts!

There’s a problem, however.  The tool to import blogs from other platforms can’t handle SQL files. So now I have to figure out how to convert the one to the other.  This is likely to be a tedious process at best.  I hate proprietary software and tools!  They complicate life dramatically.

In addition, if I remember correctly, this file not only contains the Brown Study but a few other blogs I was hosting on the same site: I was anticipating an upcoming move of my domain to another web host, which never happened for lack of funds.  This complicates matters tremendously, as I have  more than half a dozen sites; detangling all that could be just as time-consuming as figuring out how to convert this file to something understands.

I don’t intend to rush through this, so don’t expect a whole lot of gaps to be filled in this blog, but perhaps I’ll get done by the end of the year.

You think?

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