May 17, 2004

Oh No!

I was working a post for about the last hour and a half. It was a review of Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy.

But I inadvertently closed the wrong window on my browser and lost the whole thing. Damn! Since it's too late to recreate all of that work tonight, I'll just post this complaint as a way of venting some steam, and maybe I'll try again later...

EDIT: Just so I can say I didn't leave you with a post empty of all content (God forbid), I'll link to this useful reminder of the value of strength training for the elderly from DB's Medical Rants. Anyone who knows me will understand why I publicize this kind of thing as often as possible...

Posted by Carey at May 17, 2004 09:32 PM

From Patrick Nielsen Hayden's Electrolite:

Scribe, an extension for Mozilla Firefox, adds “Open Entry,” “Save Entry,” and “Save Entry As” options to the browser’s File menu. If you’ve ever typed several paragraphs into a browser form, only to lose it all to a power failure or a system crash, the utility of this should be evident. Yes, of course, we should always use a real text editor to write anything longer than a sentence, but it’s in the nature of blogging (and commenting on blogs) that we often set out to write just a sentence or two, only to see the post grow to much greater length.

Posted by: Richard Campbell at May 17, 2004 10:41 PM

Oooh! What an awesome extension.

Posted by: Heidi at May 18, 2004 08:42 AM

Dudes, blogging in the browser is like making webpages with composer -- don't even think about it unless you want one nightmare after another! Try a desktop client and you will never go back. I recommend ecto... Never lose a post again! (ymmv, of course)

Posted by: ambimb at May 24, 2004 09:42 PM