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Night Owl

Last night I was up in the wee hours moving a client over from Movable Type to WordPress. Easy peasy. She has 3477 entries and 8534 comments and 29 categories and I absolutely did not want to break her URLs so that meant writing a custom script and doing some @.htaccess@ fiddling as well. In the past I’ve seen WordPress’s import utility hang on @mt-import.txt@ because of the out of memory issue, forget categories, and fail to move over basenames, so I did this in chunks of 500 with PHP and SQL within the same database. (And I’d like to chime in that converting from PST to GMT is boring. And annoying. And I never want to do it again. Unless I’m hired to do it.) I kept the code; doing a plugin with it would not be a bad idea. In my copious spare time. Right.

To do today‚Ķ Nine o’clock and I already have a list. Dishes, laundry, send the kids outside to play, another WordPress installation, and more tweaks for this one. Busy, busy, busy!

Tap, Tap, Tap

Right. Long time, no write.

I have an excuse, though. Business picked up. No sooner had I wrapped up a major contract than the kids and I were on a train to visit my parents for a week.

Got back, got sick, signed a new contract. I’m loving the work, since it forces me to manage my time.

I’ve also got a logo and hang-tag design in progress for a friend, and well, I’ll be hopping for the next few months at this rate. Hopefully, though, I’ll manage to update more frequently.