One Damed Thing After Another

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 […]

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?

8 thoughts on “One Damed Thing After Another”

  1. It never fucking ends, I tell you. But having all the friends around helps, even if they’re kinda needy at the moment. The friends that stick around when this week is more horrendous than last week are the best.

    Blow off Ecto and do the google cache thing. It took me only 10 or 15 minutes to get everything I needed from the cache, and if I get 10 or 15 spare minutes I’m moving it back to the moronosphere (along with all my blogger posts from the past few weeks.) It’s a stupid manual process, but it works.

  2. So I downloaded Ecto like you told me, but it’s payware? All I could find was a 30-day demo copy.

    I’ve been using Firefox to post since the MT formatting buttons don’t show up in Safari.

  3. Thanks Adriaan! Yeah I got it working ages ago, Six Apart finally documented the bug and released a fix. Took ’em long enough.

    I can’t live without my ecto. This blog would have dried up and gone away without it.

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