It's even worse than it appears.
Monday December 20, 2021; 10:02 AM EST
  • I did the initial Scripting News collection on Daytona with the current archive, started in May 2017. It's in OPML, so it was ready to be imported into the database as-is.#
  • I have now converted the previous months, August 2016 through May 2017, from a JSON-based format to OPML, and published the result in the GitHub repo, and also imported this archive into Daytona. #
  • Along the way I found another eight months of blogging that's in the same format. I plan to convert those as well, and flow the result into Daytona.#
  • I plan to march back in time, looking for OPML versions of the blog, or OPMLizable data. The goal is to see how much of the 27 years of Scripting News I can get into Daytona. #
  • I also published the Node app that converts chatLog.json text to OPML.#
  • PS: I recorded a video demo of the tool I used to edit my blog in this period. The software is

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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)