I’m in the process of Dumping Google and one of the steps I’ve taken is to replace Google Analytics with Mint from Shaun Inman. Brilliant analytics app from a brilliant guy. Anyway, while I was in the FTP client and looking at the file structure of the site, I couldn’t help but notice some cruft.
For example, there was a scripts directory that contained who knows what in there. Unfortunately I couldn’t leave well enough alone and did a quick search to see if there were any posts that referenced one of the scripts that I recognized. There were about 5 and as I edited each one it quickly became apparent I should have left well enough alone.
I started this blog back in 2002 and there’s been a ton of updates over the years. I’ve also moved hosts more times than I can count and moved from MovableType to WordPress. Looking back over a 10 year span there’s a ton of bits-and-pieces to this blog that no longer work as they were originally intended.
It’s fun to go back and read old posts, but for anyone that runs their own blog, I don’t recommend that you do any editing — it’s not pretty *shudder*.