Ethan Marcotte now blogs at Unstoppable Robot Ninja.

Weblog entry:


Here’s a fun little game.

Let’s assume, first of all, that you’ve maintained a sideblog on your site for quite some time. Since its inception, your sideblog’s been powered by a custom-rolled CMS: your PHP/MySQL skills aren’t anything to brag about (unless you’re your mom, who has no idea what you do for a living, but is proud of you nonetheless), but the DIY approach has served you well enough.

But now, as you toil away on the next incarnation of your site, you realize that you really, really should mass-migrate all of your blogmarks into There are nearly two thousand of them, and you’d like to come up with some way to migrate the lot without giving the folks cause to ban your account, set fire to your apartment, and/or say unpleasant things about you (or your mom).

If you can come up with, or point to, a so-easy-to-use-even-inebriated-monkeys-could-do-it solution that would make this happen, you will find yourself in possession of a free copy of Professional CSS. This may be a disincentive for some, but I’m willing to risk it.

So, like, discuss.


Hooray, technical difficulties.

There’s a WordPress issue that’s currently preventing old comments from displaying correctly. Sorry for the inconvenience, but hopefully we’ll be back online soon.