Gerard Van der Leun is about to attack a problem I myself took on nine years ago. It’s going to be a little harder for him, though:
With the duct tape and chewing gum wads of the Movable Type software that holds this site together slowly falling apart, I’ve no choice but to move the type here to another platform: WordPress. This means that I have to do what nobody my age ever wants to do: learn a new program. Result? Posting here shall be light through the weekend as I try to set up a new home in space.
All I have to do is move over 30,000 items from one planet to another. Confidence is high. Repeat: Confidence is high.
I got this task done over the equivalent of a weekend in 2008, but I had only 4061 items to move. And it took me several passes to import all those posts. Still, it did work, sort of, the first time out, and I’m content enough to spit in the eye of anyone who suggests another migration.