I manually imported all those posts... never again.
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:53pm

I imported all those posts that were in the wget dump from December 2005 one by one by hand and then linked the parent ids and thread activity... It was some mind numbing work.

If I come across anymore stuff like this or maybe from I'm writing a Python script to do it. haha

Anyway... you can see the imported old posts towards the end of the post history starting with "The body of this post is wrong" on page 22 (will obviously change as newer posts get added).


    • Of the board I apparently took on 2005-12-29. I'm not really sure why I did it. Maybe it was a wget test? I have the thread bodies too but they're not linked. Maybe I should import them into this site just to have them for the heck of it. Upload the index page as it takes up little space:... more
      • I manually imported all those posts... never again.- Erik_, Tue Apr 27 2021 12:53pm
        • So that's the context of "Forces act when not restrained" - Puckdropper, Wed Apr 28 2021 3:56pm
          It was well worth the time to import.
          • Well worth the time to import. Haha. But seriously, I also thought it was interesting when I saw the "Forces" post. What are the chances that the Hobby Lobby post and that one just so happened to be on the random one page snapshot I had buried in a hard drive backup from 16 years ago? It also ... more
            • Why was I even talking about hobby lobby? - Retna, Fri May 21 2021 8:31pm
              Also, I did not know the origin story of "forces act when not restrained" haha
              • I wonder if there was anything in the post... - Retna, Fri May 21 2021 8:33pm
       Probably just a dumb rant.
                • It was the thread that lead me down this whole 'importing' rabbit hole. Wow. haha Anyway, it's imported now. Edit: There were actually like 4 other threads I missed the thread body in. They're impor... more
                  • And it's still true! - Puckdropper, Sat May 29 2021 5:13am
                    I load their 40% coupon when I go there for the occasional combination of time wasting and train stuff looking at.
                    • Does yours also do the 1/2 off certain sections - Erik_, Sat May 29 2021 2:51pm
                      Based on what day it is? The one by me does (or did... It's been a while since I was there). I was only really worth buying the things that were on sale. It would just stink to drive out there for some cheap cabinet knobs or something just to find out that they're half off tomorrow.
                      • I don't think they do... But I usually go there like twice a - Puckdropper, Wed Jun 02 2021 4:32am
                        year max. Until recently, I've always had a real train store to buy things from.
                        • I only really go when I get dragged there... - Erik_, Thu Jun 03 2021 1:41am
                          It's thankfully been much less frequent since Covid and the baby though. I don't "hate" the place, there's just nothing really there that actually interests me. I feel like at best I get 25%-40% interested in something I stumble upon at that store. My wife? 110% on everything in every aisle. We'r... more
                          • I suspect that's how it is for many couples - Puckdropper, Thu Jun 03 2021 4:48pm
                            Same here... Only about 3 aisles are interesting, the rest are all decorations and stuff women like. I can be in and out in 15 minutes, having seen everything of interest twice. I try not to take my wife to the hardware store for the same reason... Bored wife = not good.
                  • Thanks, got it... - Retna, Tue May 25 2021 11:21pm
                    Yeah I vaguely remember writing that. I did go to hobby lobby. I did buy something and I was waiting in line. There were lots of old people and women and children all around me. Haha this is my memoir thank you for reading.
                    • Retna: A tale of Hobby Lobby by Retna - Puckdropper, Sat May 29 2021 5:16am
                      I did go to hobby lobby. I did buy something. I was waiting in line. There were lots of old people and women and children all around me. -- Wait, let me frame it: -- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Retna: A tale of Hobby Lobby + Authored by Retna + Puckdropp... more
            • Belch & Fart? - Puckdropper, Sat May 01 2021 10:18pm
              Maybe I missed that somewhere. I think that was a concern. Retna's board and mine and Joe's got deleted because the NEMB was just so awesome.
              • This is the thread in all its historical glory... - Erik_, Sun May 02 2021 2:21am
       Retna's and Joe's board might have disappeared before the PHP2BB boards, but I think yours was around until then, no?
                • It might have been... When did I get real hosting? - Puckdropper, Mon May 03 2021 12:31am
                  Um, 2016 with Inmotion Hosting, but I had someone else before that. Maybe it was the Godaddy reseller account? I'm pretty sure it was gone when I had real hosting. I'll say it was gone between 2001 and 2005. Oh and I moved the thread up... We should randomly like once a random number of mon... more
                  • Was that the switch from to... - Erik_, Mon May 03 2021 4:22pm
           I sort of remember there was a lapse or something that happened which caused you to get a different domain name... but maybe I'm thinking of something different than your hosting site changing. Glad to see the thread activity worked on those old threads. I just set them to t... more
                    • Yeah, it might have been at that time. - Puckdropper, Tue May 04 2021 12:39am
                      I'd have to pull the whois up to see how long I've had I think the guy gave me when I couldn't use the domain (now dead) to redirect to the webspace he gave me. When he disappeared, the registration eventually expired, and I had to get m... more
                      • WHOIS has it in 2006. - Erik_, Thu May 06 2021 11:44am
                        Updated Date: 2019-04-09T09:35:12Z Creation Date: 2006-11-12T22:46:25Z Registry Expiry Date: 2028-11-11T23:59:59Z Was the original through someone as UCL? Seems weird that they would just disappear out of the blue like that and leave you hanging.
                        • We had the domains, but not the hosting. - Puckdropper, Thu May 06 2021 5:30pm
                          I guess the guy got some new e-mails or something... or I've also seen 18-year old kids with a good heart and some ideas but life takes them some other way. (He strikes me now as a young kid type.) The original guys, Peter Holowaty and Stephen Pearce gave up UCL and we rebuilt it. Our mistake w... more
                          • down? It's very quiet there these days but it does seem like the same people still float around. I've seen some of the same user names over at VCFED's forums. It might just be a product of people merging into the larger forum from the smaller ones. Side note, I always found the forum link on UCL to ... more
                            • That's why I gave you the space at my site... - Puckdropper, Mon May 17 2021 4:18am
                              At least it'd be reliable. I'd say we lost most the users when UCL closed the first time. Rebuilding, it was never the same again. The only real reason it's hanging around is because the space is already paid for. I bet the last site update was something like 4 years ago.
                              • updated in like almost 15 years to me. I checked out some of the pages and I remember going through them like 20 years ago when I first got my XT for free (just paid shipping) from the original UCL board. Anyway, you would obviously know much better than me. :) I don't remember the UCL site bein... more
                                • We added the TH99 archive - Puckdropper, Sat May 29 2021 5:09am
                                  It's actually hosted off of mf_2's hosting, which I'm not exactly thrilled about. We had to do it that way though as the OSManiac hosting ran in to bandwidth issues especially due to bots on the forums. (I designed a new CAPTCHA page that was intended to be as light on bandwidth as possible. That... more
    • Wow, I remember that post - Puckdropper, Tue Apr 28 2020 6:30pm
      Retna's assessment of Hobby Lobby is still right! Except the ladies were a bit younger at my local one... Or did I notice when the middle-aged ladies weren't that much older than me?
      • Yeah it's still spot on to this day. - Erik_, Thu May 07 2020 4:16pm
        My wife loves that store so I've been dragged there more than I would have liked. haha (well, not so much lately...)
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