Over the years I've grown accustomed to losing saved stuff on my machine...I (usually) have backups, so it's not a big deal. This is one of those rare times when I don't, and one of those rare times when I want to throw my machine out of the window...ok, maybe not the entire machine, but one specific piece of software (who shall remain nameless for now, but it won't be too hard to figure out which application it is). Relax...take a deep breath...don't take it out on friends/pets/family.
I have been working diligently on a writeup for Firefox for oh...about a month now. I'm not saying it was an impressive writeup (though it was quite in depth), but I spent quite a bit of time on it. I finished it up earlier, hit the "Post and Publish" button, got a runtime error (something about specified cast is not valid...this exception shouldn't make it to production code IMO), the app promptly crashed, and I lost the entire post. After doing a couple shots of tequila and half a pack of smokes later, I decided to accept my post's fate and suck it up and deal with it (all of that's true by the way except for the tequila and smoking part). Oh, and to post about the experience .
As I stated before, I've lost documents before...since it was usually work related I would have a silent hissy, then start over. Some of the time this actually worked in my favor as I was able to start fresh, and perhaps with some different insights. Point is, it had to be redone...so I did it. In this case, it's a personal project (and not one that will impact me or others financially)...so trying to get some steam behind starting over on the post is...well, kinda difficult right now. I think the main thing driving me to write it again is that I really like Firefox and just want to get the word out. It's been a while since I've come across an application that impacts the way I use my machine on a day to day basis like Firefox has...it's made interneting fun (and safe) again. So, with that being said, I will redo the post...and perhaps with a different direction, perhaps for the better. I had higher hopes for the posting software I use, but it's crossed me for the last time...I'll probably start using Word as a holding pen for posts, then just cut/paste and post from this app rather than putting too much reliance on it.