Thursday, March 02, 2006

Geek stuff

Have you ever worried about losing all those pearls of wisdom you've written on your blog?

No?

No, I can't say I have either.

However, I recently stumbled across a great free utility that backs up your blog to a pdf (Adobe) file. It backs up all the text in book format that can be edited if you have the right version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Download Blogcollector Lite from here.

If you want to see what it does for you, go here.

13 Comments:

Blogger xmichra said...

very useful, thanks!

7:32 pm  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

Nomad, did you change stuff or have I been smoking too much? Looks good and if ya don't care I'll link you.
I don't know where those dirty buggers are. Holed up in some seedy spot in Paris, God I'm jealous. I can just envision it, room service, hot tub, hot...

8:07 pm  
Blogger Terri said...

I put my faith in the Blogger people that they actually back up their servers so I'm not terribly worried. What am I saying??? I'm in IT, I should know better!
PS I like your word cloud :-)

9:01 pm  
Blogger Rob7534 said...

EXCELLENT resource! Thanks Nomad. I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to back-up my blog, in case anything should happend to Google's servers! Or they just out and out delete their old shit, to make room!

6:40 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

xmichra: it's a pleasure!

babs: nothing has changed recently but I did change the 'wallpaper' about a month ago - is that what you are referring to? Of course you can link to me as long as I can link to you! :-)

terri: I'm also in IT and I can't say it bothers me either (what am I saying??) but I like the way it produces a 'book' from the blog. Also, it will make my interviewing research so my easier for the next interviews I have to do - for the others, I did tedious, extensive copying and pasting of blog entries into word so that I could read all of a blog at my convenience rather than jumping backwards and forwards while logged on to the blog.

rob: you will now be able to sleep in peace at night!

8:42 am  
Blogger mike said...

Ah, but have you checked the later pages? The utility will only backup a certain amount of content before reaching a limit - after which I presume you have to pay for a software upgrade?

The other snags: bold and italics are gone, as are all pictures.

9:13 am  
Blogger mike said...

Um (blush) OK, so bold and italics were there all along. Don't mind me, I don't wake up properly until mid-mornings...

9:16 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

Wakey wakey! You are right, however, about the pics not being there which is a pity. And, yes, it does seem as if the limit is imposed until you pay a license fee.

I've not really looked into it that much but I liked the idea behind it, especially as a resource for 'interviewing'. It would be nice if it could (maybe it can?) output a blog in chronological order.

There may be other free utilities lying around on the web - will have to investigate at some stage.

9:20 am  
Blogger Caroline said...

What no pictures! What kind of book is that?

And even word veri agrees...

9:40 am  
Blogger Miss Mish said...

I can't get mine to work.....

10:22 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

caroline: pay $160 and you get a version that gives you pictures! Bit steep, I know.

mish: I had no problem with it. Try again.

1:11 pm  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

Link baby Link, ya can't threaten me with a good time. Uh, I like the flashlight. But where do you keep it, in the dresser or the kitchen cabinet. Now if it lit up too like a flashlight that's be nifty. I'm a proponate for safe sex and if you don't own sex toys such as that your just not thinking responsibly! Did that sound convincing? I could do a PPS service announcemnet, eh?

1:40 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

babs: I've not been hanging round my blog over the past few days so the linking has yet to occur - will do so today!

you sounded very convincing with that commendation you gave the fleshlight - i hope you have some suitabley amended safe-sex flyers prepared so you can hand them out at the next youth disco you attend.

8:53 am  

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