Thursday, June 01, 2006

What’s the Worst Way to Wake Up?

Waking up at 4.30 in the evening and finding your inbox filled with messages asking you why your blog is missing isn’t exactly the best way to start the day! Actually, the first part’s quite okay -- even good, actually -- it’s the second part that makes me feel a tad scared.

That’s when I remembered I was mucking around with my template in the wee hours of the morning -- never the best time to indulge in such activities. So I go check the template. And sure enough! For some reason almost my entire template was missing! Save for the odd “$” symbol!

My initial wonder soon turned to disgust when I realized that I hadn’t saved my earlier template anywhere! I could select a new template from the available choices but I’d have to make all the changes to my sidebar and everything again!

Since I didn’t have too many other choices, I selected a new template and was just about the commence on the dreary task of changing the sidebar, when I remembered the old saying -- “If you have a problem, chances are Google has the answer!” Of course! The Google Cache!

So I open my blog from their Cache, open the source code and copy the modified parts from there into my new template. It still took me about 20 minutes in all, but I’m willing to bet it would have taken a little longer had I modified the whole thing again myself!

So here it is -- back on the road again. And boy! I can do without scares like that again! (This time I’ve saved the template on my hard disk, just in case.)

9 comments:

visionunseen said...

ah, so that '$' was your giving, and i was intrigued by the timing of your blog's absence from the net! i almost sent for messenger you know! ;) outside of the small sample, it was our only witness! lol.

_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

Congrats.. You proved yourself to be a bigger moron than you actually are.. And then used Google to disprove it. Freud wont be happy.. Bet he turned twice in his grave in those twenty minutes.

Anna said...

uhm... Sorry for the 'shocking' mail! But i had just commented and then refreshed the page and there was just a $ !

alice said...

ctrl S...very imp...

Arnold said...

visionunseen - i only wish i had as many $'s to give out for real! :(


facesmasher - all in a day's work for me! and I couldn't really care less about mr freud's resting habits in his grave...

anna - how could have "just commented"?? i screwed the template up at about 4.30 in the morning!!

alice - i so know that now!

visionunseen said...

"as many"? how many? as many as your blog offered the other day? ;) nah.. many more!

Arnold said...

visionunseen - yea, more than my blog of course! that was only 1 far as i rmbr, wasn't it? i was slightly too surprised to may much attention!

konika said...

lemme get this straight...you can do *all* that, and *still* not have a girlfriend....

...and you wonder why?

;)

Arnold said...

konika - haha! i *did* get a ton of proposal letters after this became public... but they just weren't good enough! :(