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Move from LiveJournal to Open Query blog

I’m shifting away from LiveJournal. It lacks ability to search and otherwise peruse archived blog posts. And of course it’s only me, while Open Query has more people.

From now on the posts will be at and this is aggregated to Planet MySQL as a group blog. You may have already seen Walter posting from his seat at the MySQL Conf. All posts and comments from my LJ blog have been migrated to WordPress, thanks to magic performed by young Akash Mehta. Unfortunately the comment threading can’t be exported.

The full export means that my personal posts are now also present at Open Query, although I may move those elsewhere later. The existing blog entries on LJ will stay for a while at least, although I do have to pay for the LiveJournal subdomain to keep the URLs alive.

A little sidenote on the export… it actually to considerable effort and script hacking and possibly even some screen scraping. Consider this is my own data… Remember, LJ used to have a perfect export, which actually enticed one to stay put. Funny, isn’t it. But that was in the Danga days, and we’re two owners down the line from that (SixApart and then the spinoff-sale to the Russians). Lock-in makes people want to leave more.