My web archive, from 2001 to 2022

Finding the Internet Archive link for my 2012 blog made me realize that the Internet Archive (bless them, and of course, support them financially) has a bunch of my 2012 to 2017 blog posts which I mostly considered lost forever.

While I might prefer for them to be lost forever, I’ll still dive into the rabbit hole and import some early-Internet era (as far as I’m concerned) posts.

So here’s a history of my archives:

  • In 2001, at age 7 or 8, I built my first website. Pretty proud to this day of how not-shameful it is.
    • Status: live.
  • From 2006 to 2009, I had a Skyblog. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has archived those, and I’ve also archived some parts of it to the Internet Archive.
    • Status: Partially archived on the Internet Archive. Fully archived at the BNF, but only available in their own libraries or for a fee.
  • From 2009 to some time in 2010, I had a blog on Unblog. This one was not archived and doesn’t exist anymore.
    • Status: lost.
  • In June 2010, I moved to another subdomain, still with Unblog, which I pretty much immediately gave up to use WordPress instead. It lasted less than a month.
    • Status: live.
  • From June 2010 to February 2012, I had moved and started finding some sense of identity.
    • Status: live.
  • In February 2012, I bought my first real domain name, which I ran on WordPress. Lots of stuff happened to it.
    • Status: mostly archived.
  • In 2016 or 2017, I bought the .com version of the domain name (before that, I had .fr) because my hosting provider locked me out of my account when I lost access to my email address, which I have never forgiven them for and still makes me wary of 2FA. I put a static resume-type page on there.
    • Status: unfortunately archived.
  • I decided to « pick up blogging again » sometime in 2019 or 2020, I think? So I moved back to wordpress, on the same domain name.
    • Status: entirely imported here.
  • In 2022, I bought due to my name change and I haven’t moved since.
    • Status: live.

In the coming weeks or months or hours or whenever I feel like it, really, I’ll be importing old posts that have some added value to this blog, using live websites and archives.

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