Anish and I had fun working on VidTaggr again after so many years.
As usual, Anish is really the smart one. He does all the real coding. And considering he took crappy old backup folders that I had from early in the project from 2010, and was able to make the site work again, it just proves he’s an incredible software engineer.
The original data was stored in a SQL DB. Within a couple of hours, he converted everything to MySQL, updated the ancient APIs we used for YouTube and Facebook, and POOF! The site was working again.
A few more tweaks here and there, and the site is live once again. But this time, we’ll have regular backups and the site won’t be lost to the ages.