In the blink of a webpage it all went poof

Someone recently told me “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Wise words.  Wise words.  Apparently, I’m not very good at a lot of things and now we can also add listening to the list.

Because it wasn’t broke and I *fixed* it anyway. 

Do you like the new look on the blog?  Me too.  It came with a pretty Tough To Swallow price though.  You see, when I spent an afternoon recently playing with the header, mixing up the background and reorganizing all the widgets, something went kafooey.  It wasn’t until this morning that I noticed exactly what went kafooey.

Every blog comment since 3/26/10 went kafooey.  As in vanished. Disappeared. Never to be heard from or seen again kafooey.  I have a lot of words for that, none of which would be proper to say on this here blog.

Due to this I decided I should start drinking heavily. 

If I move to Singapore, take in fifty stray dogs or get the coveted iPhone, you can be sure of one thing:

I’m never changing this blog again!

Take pity on me.  Leave a comment.

15 thoughts on “In the blink of a webpage it all went poof

  1. I feel your pain. I almost lost a whole novel last week to electronic mayhem. We count too much on electronics, I fear. I've been listening to NPR's discussion of a very real threat–cyber war, where the whole country could be disabled by a computer attack. Maybe we can protect ourselves from it by keeping hard copies of everything (and hard cash buried in the back yard) Or maybe we just need to learn to mourn our losses and roll with the punches in this very uncertain world. One thing you can do for the future is sign up to have all comments sent to you in email and then archive them through your email program. But that doesn't help the ones you lost. Maybe screaming would help? Arrrgghh.

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  2. DGB–I didn't lose it–but I spent a whole day thinking I had. It turned out my flash drive wasn't infected with the virus, which was what I thought. All is well and my computer is now virus-free.Andrea–when I changed Blogger templates, I remember I lost some stuff, too. And some of it magically appeared later. Maybe that will happen? Good luck. I love the new look!

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