I wish I’d done it earlier. I also wish I’d not decided that Textile was the right lightweight markup language for me back in 2003 when I started this blog and that I’d not used platform specfic techniques for code highlighting. Converting all that to Github Flavoured Markdown was a bear, massively helped by pandoc and some very hacky text munging in Perl. Some stuff is still looking very ugly though; I chopped and changed my code formatting over the years, so as time and inclination allows, I’ll try and get stuff fixed by hand.
This first pass at migration has eliminated all the comments. They’re still in my database, but I’ve not worked out how to get them imported into the site’s structure yet. Again, as time and inclination allows, I’ll try and port them over. Who knows, I might even add Disqus comments to the site and let someone else deal with the pain of spam management.
I’m making no promises about restarting blogging I’m afraid. The shift to static generation has been an itch I’ve needed to scratch and, as I was building another site with Hugo anyway, now seemed like the opportune moment to move things over.