The Tumblr Backup app is ready for beta testing!
- Download (Mac OS X, requires 10.5 or higher)
Unlike other publishing sites’ approach to backups, our goal was to create a useful copy of your blog’s content that can be viewed on any computer, burned to a CD, or hosted as an archive of static HTML files.
Wherever possible, we use simple file formats. Our backup structure is optimized for Mac OS X’s Spotlight for searching and Quick Look for browsing, and we’ll try to use the same structure and achieve the same benefits on other platforms.
- Sorry, there’s no Windows version yet.
- The output is minimally styled in a plain theme to ensure complete backups, zero external requirements, and a consistent data structure. Custom theme code is included in the backup as a separate file.
- To view the backup in a browser, open the
- Photosets are not yet fully downloaded.
- The following are notbacked up:
- Private tumblelogs
- Feed-imported posts
- Audio files from reblogged posts
- You can launch the app every few days and re-run the backup in the same place, and it effectively performs an incremental media backup: image and audio files are only re-downloaded if they don’t already exist in the target folder. Text content and post data are re-downloaded in full every time.
- If you have private posts, be careful if you make the backup publicly available. Private posts are included in a
privatefolder, and their images or audio files are included in the standard
- Are you a programmer? Each post’s XML data, as specified by our API, is embedded inside an easily-parsed-out HTML comment in each post’s HTML file, in case you want to do anything cool with it.
“Vanity” - Portrait Painting by Sam Spratt
Jocelyn, the female winner of my portrait contest, wanted to be Zombified and brought somewhere into the 1920’s-1950’s. I actually colored her originally with very pastel/flat tones to create something of a vintage illustrated advertisement—but found her appearance too classy/dark to be an advertisement—even ironically so. As a result, I went back into the black and white and started reworking my painting to be a bit more photographic in feel.
Presented without commentary, this is just an awesome dad photo.
Thanks to Reilly.
In response to Wired.com’s scoop identifying the finder of the lost iPhone prototype, many have asked me how we did it. The process of uncovering digital footprints to identify Brian Hogan was indeed challenging and enlightening, so I thought I’d tell the story here. Heck, it might even teach…
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Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled.
We are surprised…
DIARY COMICS #3! Debuting this weekend at TCAF, but available for online preorder right the heck now. Orders will start shipping on Wednesday, May 9. This thing is FAT—88 black and white pages, 82 of which are comics. Full color covers with French flaps, and a bellyband to hold it all together. $10 for the whole chunky enchilada, or $15 for a sketched in edition (that front page is just perfect for that). Published by Koyama Press, the best of presses. If you’re at TCAF this weekend come by the Koyama table and let’s slap fives!
Click here to preorder your copy, go on, click it!
“The question isn’t whether social services on the Web influence how we spend money, but rather how they affect your habits. At the end of the day businesses can’t survive without making money, and that’s why we’re seeing a flood of social services that might push you over the ledge to buy that new shiny thing that you probably can’t afford. That’s how they’re going to make money, after all.”
Full Story: TheNextWeb