Cocktail index finished – RSS onslaught over!

Okay, finally! The Looka! Cocktail Index is now complete. Well, caught up, that is. Every cocktail post from 10 years of manually coded weblog has been tediously and painstakingly imported into WordPress (with the exception of two or three really shitty recipes for boring vodka cocktails from the old old days, and if you want those you’re going to have to obsessively dig for them).

The running total so far: 315 cocktail recipes in the index, plus 49 51 more that are multiples within a single post. We haven’t yet figured how to get the AZIndex plugin to create two separate index entries that point to one post; Marleigh’s waiting to hear from the developer. When we do figure it out, that’ll bring the cocktail index up to 364 listed recipes. New cocktail recipe posts will be automatically added to the index.

Despite the tedium I really did enjoy going through all those old posts again, and there are some drinks I forgot about that we’ll now revisit — that’ll be fun. Enjoy randomly clicking through them, as there are tons of things you won’t find in cocktail guides, like original recipes by our bartender friends near and far. (Oh, and there’s one joke in there, but it’s pretty obvious.)

I truly apologize for the barrage in your RSS feeds. I thought that backdated posts wouldn’t show up in the feed as new, but of course, WordPress had to make me look like a jackass and feed them anyway. I’ve gotten some good feedback, that some of you enjoyed seeing them go by, at least. I hope it wasn’t too bad for the rest of you. Posting will now resume at its previous intermittent rate (i.e., when I feel like it and when Wesly finally gets around to another one).

Wow … I think this weblog transition is actually kinda almost done.


10 Responses to “Cocktail index finished – RSS onslaught over!”

  1. Doug Winship said:

    Feb 10, 10 at 2:04 pm

    I know I said it before, but I really enjoyed the retrospective.
    I didn’t read them all, but there was some good, enjoyable stuff.

  2. Michael Dietsch said:

    Feb 10, 10 at 5:48 pm

    Count me among the annoyed (primarily because I can’t keep up with Google Reader on a good day), but I gotta say, the new index is totally worth it.

  3. erik_flannestad said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 11:03 am

    Woo! An impressive feat! Congratulations on finishing it.

  4. erik_flannestad said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 11:05 am

    Oh wait, I could do the same with the Savoy Cocktails I’ve done. My that would annoy the RSS readers.

  5. Chuck said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 11:16 am

    It would, but it might also be fun to hear them grouse about it. :)

    Actually a Savoy index would be valuable, because we’d get the benefit of your process, tweaks and substitutions. All we get in the original, great as it is, are recipes.

    Here I go, causing trouble …

  6. erik_flannestad said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 12:03 pm


  7. Chuck said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 12:18 pm

    Frak, that was fast.


  8. erik_flannestad said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 1:10 pm

    Well, I was being dumb. The posts were already there, and categorized. All I had to do was add the plugin and create the index page. No RSS onslaught.

  9. Chuck said:

    Feb 12, 10 at 1:22 pm

    Ah right, of course. I was bringing in material which to WordPress was new, even though it was back-dated. Not bad to knock out an index in a half an hour.

  10. Malinda Hallett said:

    Mar 07, 10 at 4:05 am

    Enjoyed them all. a quick click to pass by one’s I knew well or not interested and able to focus on the new or inspiring.