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When I was having major server crashes last year due to using ancient hardware and all of that, I lost track of my blogs while shifting things over and bringing up the new server. Of course, when I tried to restart the blogs, MovableType began complaining that it needed many more modules of Perl stuff before it would actually function. I looked through Blogger and found that lame, then Wordpress which wasn't bad, so I thought I would import my stuff over there and let them host for awhile. Great plan, except that I needed to export the blogs first. Of course, that would take resurrecting MT.

I used to have a lot more geekability than I do now, likely through beginning to lose patience in my old age ("you damn kids get off my Internet..."). The whole idea became daunting. I mused and fussed and tried to find something that would magically grab stuff from an MT blog and stuff it into the right places everywhere else and well, kinda failed. Fail fail fail.

Then I remembered CPAN. Hee hee. Useful little thing, which even works on Mac OS X server. And so off I went, installing module after module. I gleefully tried to bring up the control page for the blogs when.... FAIL again. This time due to an unhappy MySQL. Ok, now I'm out of my league, plus if I tinker around too much the evil Gaigemeister, keeper of the server, will have a small melt down, refuse to fix it because I was told not to muck around with it, and then my webstore and CUEW lessons and other websites and all of that would just go *poof* and it would be ALL MY FAULT.

So I asked Gaige WTF. He found TF and used the correct incantation and voila! Blogs. And yes, Kermit, yours is there too it seems. Oh hooray says me. Things are good. I'm running about 3 incarnations of MT old, but it's running, I can export if need be, and things are not so bad. I would like to find something that will simulcast new postings to multiple places, like LJ and one or more of my blogs, but I can continue looking for that later.

For those interested, the major blogs are:

Non Fluffy Wicca

Maybe some more when I'm up for dealing with them....
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