I used to take a certain measure of pride in keeping no archives of my old posts. There is something appealing about using the Web as a sounding board for thoughts that eventually fade away, but more frequently I find myself wishing I could refer back to old material.

Well, it was no small feat, but I’ve done it. Using a mishmash of homemade software I was able to recover every dated entry from the old hand-edited Web page going back to 2001. Follow the links at the bottom of this page to yearly summaries. You can browse entire months or view individual entries directly.