Chad Perrin: SOB

25 May 2006

In Convenience

Filed under: Metalog — apotheon @ 08:37

I just composed about 95% of what would have been a lengthy post about fascism, socialism, a book called The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, intellectual property law, and sociopolitical systems in general. It was probably in the range of 1500 words of text before I accidentally middle-clicked to paste some text just about three pixels too far to the left, causing Firefox to try to navigate to a webpage by way of the text I’d pasted. The composition interface for WordPress apparently doesn’t allow the browser to cache text that is being entered, unfortunately, so the “back” button did not recover all that text.

It’s gone.

I might take another whack at writing it, later, or I might not. For now, the motivation went up in smoke with the loss of all that damned work. Suffice to say I swore a lot.


  1. I’m sure Opera would have had it saved. :PPP

    Time to start writing stuff in a proper text editor, and then stuffing it into WordPress?

    Comment by h3st — 25 May 2006 @ 09:32

  2. re: Opera Probably not. I’m guessing there’s some kind of “nocache” directive at work here, for some asinine reason. I haven’t really looked into it, though, so I can’t be sure.

    I either need to start editing in a separate (proper) text editor or start saving drafts every couple minutes, I guess.

    Comment by apotheon — 25 May 2006 @ 09:52

  3. That’s one of the reasons why I use BlogDesk — it auto-saves every 5 minutes. Too bad it’s only on Windows.

    Comment by SterlingCamden — 25 May 2006 @ 10:38

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