|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
I decided it was about time to backup the BB again. By backup, I don't mean the relatively simple process of squirreling away a MySQL dump of the database and the BB script files; I mean getting the content out into plain HTML files that can be viewed and indexed by search engines. It's been a while, and it looked like I had a choice of getting my mind wrapped around PHP code I wrote back in 2006 or do something completely different. So I went with rewriting the backup script in Python.
Along the way, I altered my method for getting a filename, so I've busted existing links to previous archives. But I think the new way is less prone to breaking on problem cases, so I'm inclined to keep it. Another thing: I got to thinking that the list of threads wasn't really enough, so I made a file consisting of links to the archive threads plus the first post from each topic. It's a big file now, but check it out.
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker