Restoration of bieslog.nl

Bieslog.nl was the weblog Wim de Bie made daily for the VPRO from 2002 to 2008. In 2013, the technology used for Bieslog turned out to be so outdated that the VPRO was forced to take Bieslog offline. Then in 2018, Babette Wagenvoort, together with GertJan Kuiper (VPRO) and myself, Marco Raaphorst, decided to investigate whether we could bring Bieslog back to life.

And so we did. All Real Media was transcoded to mp3 and mp4 formats and the 10.000 +  webpages where converted to fully functional static HTML pages. Although it sounds easy, it was not.

You can read about this restoration project on the VPRO website (in Dutch) and on my personal blog.

 

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