migrating am/blog

Andrei Marks · June 16, 2019

I started my original blog way back when…on blogger or blogspot or something. Then had a Wordpress site for a while. Then very briefly transferred everything over to a Ghost blog I was running on a digital ocean droplet. And now transferring to this jekyll/github pages blog. I hope it’s an easy process?

If you're using bundler: 
  1. Add 'gem "sequel"' to your Gemfile 
  2. Add 'gem "sqlite3"' to your Gemfile
  3. Run 'bundle install' 
  • Oops, ran bundle install by sudo-ing and got:
Don't run Bundler as root. Bundler can ask for sudo if it is needed, and
installing your bundle as root will break this application for all non-root
users on this machine.
  • Wondering how to reverse that…Maybe this? Meh forgetting for now.
  • Getting the following error: SQLite3::CantOpenException: unable to open database file (Sequel::DatabaseConnectionError
  • Going through options here.
  • Double checked the db file I’m looking at using sqlitebrowser, everything seems to be there.
  • Next going through the jekyll-importer source to see if there’s something weird that needs updating.
  • Actually, just ran the importer from the folder with the ghost.db and without specifying the file path and it seemed to work okay…Or half-way. It has all the dates wrong and just set everything to epoch time…so back to the source.
  • So…I suspect it’s because the Ghost importer is attempting to convert the database times from milliseconds via Time.at(), when from the looks of the database, it’s stored in straight-up DateTime, not a millisecond integer or whatever? Unless there’s some sort of conversion going on under the hood. In any case, I think I need to muck around in the source. And how do I open installed gems locally…see here and here. Specifics here.
  • There was a minor distraction while creating a new service for copying paths directly from finder.
  • Oops, wrong directory.
  • Hmm, forgot jekyll-import isn’t actually in the Gemfile
  • Looking more into local overrides
  • Hmm, learning a bunch about monkey patching, haha…but ultimately didn’t go with this.
  • Sidepath: Resetting IRB – https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10271676/reset-irb-console
  • Ended up just editing the line I needed in the gem directly, just to run what I needed, literally just:
     # the publish date if the post has been published, creation date otherwise
     # The database stores timestamps in milliseconds, so we need to divide by 1000
     # to get time in seconds.
     #date = Time.at(post[draft ? :created_at : :published_at].to_i / 1000)
     date = post[draft ? :created_at : :published_at]

updated 2019-06-17

updated 2019-06-18

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