I shook out my cloak and brushed myself off. I traveled for perhaps half an hour then, leaving the place far behind me, before I halted and took my breakfast in a hot, bleak valley smelling faintly of sulfur.
As I was finishing, I heard a crashing noise. A horned and tusked purple thing went racing along the ridge to my right pursued by a hairless orange-skinned creature with long claws and a forked tail. Both were wailing in different keys.
I nodded. It was just one damned thing after another.
–Roger Zelazny, Trumps of Doom
I’m back here. No more blogosity at http://moronosphere.blogspot.com/. That’s done though it’ll stay around a while with a pointer back here until I can paste it all over and automate backups.
The disk drive we had hoped to recover? Toast. Total loss. So we’re moving forward with what we have now, our july 17 backup and whatever we can salavge from google cache.
I’ve actually got a lotta stuff saved in Ecto, so that would help – only there’s some bug between Ecto and MT Beta5 that no one can seem to reproduce. The error goes like:
Method “metaWeblog.editPost” produced a server error: “No ObjectDriver defined at /export/www/moronosphere.com/movable-type/lib/MT/Object.pm line 144.”
I don’t know if it’s a version problem with Perl, or something else, but Ecto says it’s MT, the MT people say it’s something missing in my install (no – I re-did the install completely). So Ecto is useless to me until that’s corrected. And I don’t know how to blog without it, I’ve become completely dependant.
Is this week over yet? Started with me being sick, went on to include a friend with a severe bladder infection, another whoes dog needs surgery, a friend sitting in the path of a hurricane, a whole new set of work problems, most of which are political, not technical. And another friend, friend-of-a-friend actually, just called from jail. Now I add this, no drive and no ecto. Let’s start over at next monday and sklip this week, ok?