Digital Culture

Importing old posts

For those of you that have been long-time readers (all 3 of you) of this blog, you’ve seen it go through three major restructurings, mainly having to do with my search for software that I liked. I started on Blogger, then moved to Radio Userland, and finally ended up at the nirvana that is WordPress 1.5. I had long ago imported my Blogger posts, but didn’t realize until today that there was a way (albeit clumsy) to import my Userland posts as well (or import any RSS entries, really).

And thus, a 6 month hole in the archives is filled!

Previously May 2003 – November 2003, my period of experimenting with Radio, had just been lost. But using the rss import abilities of WordPress I’ve got them in the right places. The import is very rough…there are no titles, and the presentation is quite poor (take a look and see what I mean). But at least the content is there, and I can work on making them pretty as I need. I’m just happy that they are there, and searchable.

With those old posts imported, WordPress tells me that this will be my 637th post. Crazy when you think about it that way.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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