Pacific Spirit is finally back after a catastrophic failure of the textdrive hosting provider. Textdrive was spun out of joyent, even though I purchased a "life-time" contract. A man named Dean, and some helpers, tried to keep textdrive going. We experienced numerous email failures last year, and then suddenly the servers just never came back. I had done a computer transition and only had a very old back up of the web site.

The blog is a further disaster. It's on movable type 3.34, which is 8 years out of date, and the contents are stored in BerkeleyDB 1.85, which is about 10 years out of date and not supported. I've forgotten my blog password, it wasn't stored any where including chrome, and the online MT password recovery doesn't go back to that version. But wait, I can't get access to the berkeleyDB db files to dump them because I can't get a compiler that will compile the python bsddb 1.85 client libs. I made it through "clang: error: unknown argument: '-mno-fused-madd' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]" thanks to I am stumped by the "'expected function body after function declarator". AFAICT, there's a newer C file with DARWIN annotations that the compiler doesn't support.

My recourse is to write a script to rip through and scrape the entries, losing the comments. :-(


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