A Static Archive of use.perl.org
In my previous post I added a footnote that "use.perl.org is difficult to get info out of now, it's basically dead. A lot of content is lost". That turned out to be not entirely true, it just needed some work to get to it
I grabbed the archive, Léon's module, installed all the deps, got it up and running after hacking the module to work with the latest Catalyst, then combined some sed, awk, perl, SQL to create a static version of the site with URLs that allow it to function correctly: https://use-perl.github.io/. Note that the change in the URL structure to get it to work a) as a static site, and b) on github pages, means that any "permalinks" that might exist elsewhere in reference to it will need manual fiddling to get to the page in question - the URL structure should be relatively obvious however.
The site is 99% there. There appears to be some mojibake, which I suspect is in the original mysqldump file but haven't confirmed. I also need to fix some self references to use.perl.org that are in entries/comments, stripping them out so they resolve to the current domain. But it's 99% there - about 40,000 blog entries, a lot of Perl, a lot of interesting history.
It's all in a git repo at https://github.com/use-perl/use-perl.github.io, which you can use if you want to search the content (it is now static afterall). Or file a PR or fix.
Happy Xmas spelunking