Saturday, February 15, 2014
@#$%ing @#$ @#$% @#$%^& @#$%ing @#$%ing @#$%s!
I saved repeatedly, but I guess there was some broken HTML in there somewhere, and I told myself I'd find it before posting—I didn't think that was enough to block saving, but apparently so. Anyway, I then spent a little more time scanning images, and broke for dinner. When I tried opening NPR in another window for company while I cooked, the computer completely froze and I had to forcibly close my browser. "Are you sure you want to do this?" the computer asked, "You will lose any unsaved changes." But since I had been saving my changes, I figured I'd be okay.
A few hours later, dinner cooked and eaten, part of a Godzilla movie watched while I digested and my over-heated laptop having spent some time cooling off, I returned to the computer in order to insert the images and post the piece when, to my horror, I discovered the last three-fourths of it were lost. Then I spent another 45 minutes of my day trying to figure out a way to recover it, but I was completely stumped and could find no answers on the Internet or through the "help" areas. It wasn't in my history and blogger, so far as I can tell, doesn't save drafts the way some other blogging whatchacallthems do (I've idiotically, accidentally erased pieces I wrote for Robot 6 and Good Comics For Kids in the past, for example, but been able to find previous drafts, minimizing the re-writing needed).
Now, I could have re-written the post. I still had my notes, after all, part of it was saved, and, having just written it, I remembered the gist of what I was trying to say. In fact, if I rewrote it now, it would more likely than not be a better post, as I would have actually written a second draft of it, which is something I never do (As you can probably tell from the less-than-sterling quality of the writing). But I've already wasted, let's see, the majority of one entire Saturday on talking about a mediocre comic book for a few thousand words, and don't really want to spend/waste any more of my life on it.
So this is basically just a post explaining why there's not a bigger, better post here in its place.
Sorry! But trust me, I'm much more irritated about it than anyone else could possibly be.