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I note in passing that it's 14 years to the day since I started this blog, 6 years on LJ and 8 years on DW. That's a lot of writing and a lot of conversations. I've made just over 2000 posts in 14 years, and I think the average length is only a little under a thousand words, so somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million words and that's not even counting comments. I was really not expecting either the site or my interest in blogging to last as long as 14 years, but I'm really glad you're all still here.

I still don't have a good way of making an offline archive of DW; the program LJArchive is timing out because, I think, my DW is just too huge, and it doesn't have a way of downloading one bit at a time. Does anyone have any recs?

It's also coming up to the end of my 7th year of working at Keele – I've finished teaching and only have exams to go through before this academic year is over. It's a pretty awesome job in lots of ways. Our senior people like to point out that there have been over a million consultations when patients have been treated by Keele-trained doctors in the ten year history of the medical school, and I've contributed to the education of quite a high proportion of those doctors.

And it's the 20th anniversary, give or take, of my leaving school. I have signed up to attend the reunion next month; I'm not entirely sure that was a good idea, but I am at least somewhat curious to see if I can pick up some gossip from anyone who isn't on Facebook. I don't think anyone is going to be surprised that I'm an academic, that's what everybody was predicting when I was going around convinced I was going into school teaching. But they might well be surprised that I'm married and poly.

Anyway, now I'm going to catch a train from the new exciting local to my house station.

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Date: 2017-05-22 03:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Congrats!

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Date: 2017-05-22 03:36 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
... lemme prod the Print To PDF bug status.

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Date: 2017-05-22 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lethargic_man
jbackup works fine for me.

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Date: 2017-05-22 05:24 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Congrats on all the important life events. <3

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Date: 2017-05-22 05:36 pm (UTC)
elf: Computer chip with location dot (You Are Here)
From: [personal profile] elf
Bookblogger, formerly LJBook, will archive DW (and many other blog formats). The free version only does 1 year's worth of posts; the paid versions start at $20 and I've found it worthwhile. (I think I bought the $30 version.) I downloaded my LJ archives and DW to both PDF and Word.

I believe LJ-Sec will create an archive of DW, but it only works within the program; it's not exportable to anything else. (Also, it's ancient software; it was old when DW started and people were looking at ways to archive their LJs.) Windows only; requires .NET framework.

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Date: 2017-05-22 07:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlfish
It's my blogiversary today too. Happy still-blogging to you!

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Date: 2017-05-23 08:50 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
This blog is a teenager, then? ;)

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Date: 2017-05-24 12:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
You can bodge ljarchive.py (if it's the one I used to download my LJ) - it downloads 1000 before getting 404s from the server (which it ignores :( ), and there's a bit of state it keeps of when it was last run, which you can use to tell it to start from post 1001 and so on.

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