Popular Culture (Music) 20110805. Lifehouse

I am very sorry, folks, but I was in a hurry to finish up the piece and there was a horrible traffic tie up before I could get home.  I got home late, and was finishing up the 21st song out of 24 when I fat fingered my keyboard, wiping out almost everything.

That teaches me, regardless of the venue, to save after EVERY paragraph.  It would not have made any difference if I had been writing in Word, or Works, or at any blog site.  If one does not save work, it gets lost.  However, there is a bit of a workaround.

Load up Lazarus for Firefox and it can help.  It is not perfect, but if I had been using it, I would lost only the two or three paragraphs before my keyboard mistake.  I still do not know what I did, but I now save after EVERY paragraph!  I use it now, although I am not sure how well it works.

It is disheartening to lose so much work, but there is a silver lining to that black cloud.  Next week the piece will be much better, because I had time to think about it and improve it.

That makes me consider going the next step, and composing pieces a week or so in advance before I post them.  Normally, I love to run up to the deadline because I am fundamentally lazy and would rather finish just before the deadline.  However, that does not really make good pieces.

Just do not worry about me!  I shall return Sunday for Pique the Geek, a rare post about history (one can be an historical geek as well as a science one).  I am still well, just messed up tonight.

I long for the old Autosave feature on the Scoop sites.  I mentioned it to the administrators.

Warmest regards,



  1. That’s why I tell everyone- COMPOSE OFFLINE.

    Not that being in a text editor will save you if the power goes out.

    I’m told the the most recent Soapblox software correctly filters Word documents, but TMC and I are attempting to hold off on upgrading until we’re sure the bugs have been worked out.

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