long ago, like in ...

15 March 2001

long ago, like in the depths of 1999, i wrote a script called phpOpen that grabbed data from the open directory aka dmoz. i thought it was pretty nifty at the time but it needed to be kept up to date with netscape’s formatting in order to work. i didn’t have time to keep up with it and it fell fallow and broken and i got to ignoring emails from people who pointed it out to me. i’d released it as open source software so i figured that if people wanted it mended then they could do it themselves.

yesterday, whilst searching for something completely different, i discovered that someone had done just that and that the project was now hosted at sourceforge and i could check out an up to date version of the scripts and make my directory work again. life’s fun. long live open source. thanks for fixing it up chris :-)