Tumblr is broken
Ok, I've finally had it with Tumblr. This blog was hosted there for about a year. Everything was fine at start, but they obviously have some scaling issues. In the past few months, the site simply would not load on first try, but I had to refresh the page each time. I guess visitors coming here simply assumed the site does not work. I doubt anyone bothered to press Reload button.
However, recently it broke completely, backwardcompatible.net is simply not available. I had this blog on blogger, posterous and now tumblr. They all suck for some reason - I explained all of them in previous blog posts.
So, from now on, this blog is written in pure HTML, with a couple of PHP scripts to make the thing maintainable. I don't plan to use a database, which will make it easier to search and version in Git. I'll store pictures in Git repo as well.
Now, I know it looks really ugly at this point. I'll fix the design
later - I'm in a middle of another project atm and extracting all
the content from Tumblr's servers was enough distraction for
today these two four! days.
Luckily, API still works, so I was able to wget and then automagically
process XML extract. Otherwise, even two four days
would not be enough.