Interestingly, it appears that web pixies have abducted my layout. This is called 'an upgrade'.
It's all my own fault, really. I should have thought about what I was doing as I gleefully clicked that yes, over-writing all these files was fine and no, I didn't want to back up.
And so it's gone, as though to outer space. Hours of hard HTML, hand-coded by a fumblefingered amateur, and replaced with uniform grey, bland and uniform, simple, clean, functional.
There is a lesson here for us all, I think. As we travel through life there will be times when we do stupid, illogical things. These may be small things like overwriting files or big things like rigging national elections. We won't always step back and think through the consequences fully and these may be minor, like the layout of a website changing, or major like setting the progress of a country back a century.
The test of personal character and integrity is how you behave after these mistakes. I like to accept that I screwed up, and hopefully learn and become stronger.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some elections to rig
Oddly, I now seem to have fixed it!
Posted by katsa
April 17, 2008 5:16 PM
pity you already found a job...
Posted by DM
April 19, 2008 7:46 PM
I think you need to start up some kind of dialogue with the pixies so you can negotiate some kind of truce so that this sort of thing doesn't happen again.
Alternatively, nuke them from orbit (it's the only way to be sure).