User Account Nuked
Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Briefly. Middle Son (hereinafter referred to as, "Troy") messed with the 'puter (hereinafter referred to ask "Bobert") this afternoon. He doesn't know what he did, I don't know what he did, the technologically gifted (hereinafter referred to as "Matt") among us doesn't know what he did.

But everything was put somewhere and I had no access to anything. I thought everything was gone. Everything I'd been saving for the past ten years, I believed, had gone *poof*. (Except for the bookmarks, which were also gone, but had been rebuilt from the Great Bookmark Loss of '98.)

I was angry. I was upset. I was premenstrual.

Fortunately, "Matt" was much less emotional about it than I. Of course, his user accont hadn't been nuked, so why should he care? "A system restore should take care of this!" he said, before leaping from a tall building and flying faster than a speeding locomotive. "I can fix this, no problem!"

And he did, the mensch.

In other words, before yelling at "Troy," I should not have assumed the worst, but instead had another coupla smokes, heavily medicated myself, and finished reading vol. 2 of The Spirit (by Will Eisner), perhaps moving on to vol. 5, or even sneaking the Book of Magic comic "Matt" has been hiding from me since getting it from the library yesterday. (It's all research , y'know, I'm not now obsessed by comics, I swear.) Then I could've logged back on (after Point Pleasant, of course) and I would not have been blushing from embarrassment for the past three or so hours.


Saturday, January 22, 2005 7:38 AM


Thank you for the good wishes and compliment. I hope it doesn't happen again, either, but one never knows when there are Profile Gnomes lurking about.

I willalso let "Matt" know that we should be expecting the arrival of new family members. I don't think he's lurking in this forum yet, but I'm sure with the right encouragement he will.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 6:38 AM



Congrats on everything turning out okay! It was a pretty shexney story (for those of you who don't know, shexney is a mix between shiny and sexy!)

Again, congrats!.. hope it doesn't happen again!

Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:24 AM


Well, he is handy.

The current theory is that the Profile Gnomes are responsible.

What I want to know is, why is always only my account that has the problems? I'm still the only one in the family who can crash Firefox for no apparent reason.


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