What to blog about?

Simon Willison is one of the folks that reminds me periodically, I should post here more. He recently shared https://simonwillison.net/2022/Nov/6/what-to-blog-about/ again, and here we are.

by Dave on Nov. 20, 2022, 2:10 p.m.

This is, I think, the 4th iteration of a blog, since about 2000. The previous Pinx Blog based one is still floating around, and I would like to migrate those posts back to this new one. Previous to that I had another version of the Pinax Blog on another server that I neglected to backup. That had about a year's worth of new posts, plus the entirety of my original OpenACS based blog imported. Even more than the database, I am disappointed I lost the import code I wrote. I still have a copy of the old PostgreSQL database, so I might import that.

One problem is the version of the database I have is not the most recent, so instead I scraped the Internet Archive to try to rescue the old original blog. It's more for historical value, and nostalgia than actual use to anyone, but at that time I was posting more of a "Today I Learned" type of content that Simon suggests.

The plan is to start learning something a little more often so I have something to write about.