See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Saturday, May 14, 2011

When blogger crashed.







I noted on a couple of blogs that my comments vanished - just mine curiously.  I'm sure it was just because blogger was down and took some comments with it in the crash; just as on this blog, comments from others disappeared on a few posts.  I believe most of the actual posts returned intact however. 
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While blogger was down I cleaned out my cache and cookies, as well as my email.  My inbox is totally empty.  After I dumped everything I realized I had some emails I wanted to keep but never filed, I also had some 'evidence' emails, as well as emails with addresses and phone numbers.  Too late - everything is gone now.
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I once had another blog with some really good posts, but I woke up one morning to discover all of my material got dumped by the webmaster. 
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Some good lessons I think... 
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You can lose everything and never miss it because you didn't know what you had. 
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And...
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Words are cheap, even though they may cost us in the end.
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5 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    If you wasted your time writing more idle words to account for in the end with Twitter, then you'd know that Blogger is promising to restore everything. A lot of bloggers who reposted stuff woke up to double posts. So it's not quite the great purge that is really a blessing in disguise.

    But while it lasted, it was interesting to see how many seemingly reasonable people couldn't function without their blogs. (The crazy lady in the mirror was the worst.) Even the calmer folk started exhibiting strange behaviour to cope with not being able to blog. (I think I saw the crazy lady staring back at me from the monitor while I retweeted dozens of tweets in support of @Blogger--to counteract all the "Blogger Sucks" ones.)

    But where everything actually matters, in real life, yes, I've known what it's like to lose some stuff that was important to me and to realise that their loss was actually a great weight off my shoulders. Did you ever read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Terry? There's a line in there about our obligation to be as useful to our possessions as we expect our possessions to be useful to us. And that's kind of exhausting after a while. And did you watch Toy Story 3? I'm sure it was a load off Andy's mind when he dumped all his old toys off at that diabolical daycare centre. I still love the toy I call Shredded Chedddar. I wonder where I will have to send it when the time comes for it to die.

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  2. I love the Little Prince... and Toy Story. I'm not on twitter but I think it is funny if people were going through withdrawal. I was pleased that it was down. I wish I never got into blogging and I'm so happy I quit facebook and never got on twitter.

    I doubt anyone who blogs will ever become a canonized saint - too much writing to go through.

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  3. It actually felt good to not be able to post without feeling like you were a slacker (wasn't my fault, doncha know.)

    I'm working on setting some limits.

    As far as being mad at Blogger? Good heavens - it's free.

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  4. Thanks Adrienne - I forgot to add that - how could I be mad at blogger - it's a free service. Maybe the folks who were angry are the ones who do the pay for view thing.

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  5. I missed not being able to leave silly comments on Terry's blog.

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