I cannot express how happy I am. @mcdanlj did me and this community a great favor. As we all know G+ is slowly approaching it’s “use by date”. And I don’t trust that google will gracefully sunset G+ with static content pages to retain the years of knowledge, sweat, community we have nurtured in our corner of the interwebs. So Michael who is …lets be frank… a computer ninja, helped make a backup of this community so it can be hosted out on Gitlabs. It started with a json and image export from https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me , then Michael worked his magic to convert it into usable data we could host remotely.
So now even if Google gives us the old middle digit in April, we will not lose the historic record of what our group brought to the table in the history of the 3DP community. Michael, I cannot thank you enough.
Now it is not a perfect 1:1 G+ backup solution. One of the advantages with G+ was the ubiquity with which you could share. Google photo albums, youtube links, embedded post images, links to outside content. It does not all perfectly display. But DANG is it an amazing start. I have some things to learn to try and get the remainder of the videos and some other content wrapped up under the backup umbrella.
But I thought you should all know it is out there. Take a look, and if any other computer ninjas have some ideas on the remainder of the content backup… please chime in with ideas.