Aug 28, 2011
Just in case anyone is in the habit of frantically refreshing my blog, maybe you noticed that the site went down for a while. This had nothing to do with Hurricane Irene, which in my area has been something of a disappointment.
It had everything to do, on the other hand, with me not paying close enough attention to which directory I was in before issuing a pretty little “rm -R *” command to my server. I love linux: it doesn’t baby you like Windows does. Which means, if you ask it to delete everything, it will assume you know what you are talking about. Yes sir! No questions asked!
Just because I’m a geek doesn’t mean I’m not incredibly dumb sometimes. So you’re looking at an old version of the site, restored from the backup that at least I was smart enough to keep around. All the posts are intact (phew!), but some of the trappings aren’t, for now, and some other things might look weird. Geez. Time to go survey the damages caused by my itchy keyboard finger.