Like The Phoenix

Like MacArthur, but unlike Calhoun, I have returned. Or more accurately, Dave Sez has returned. Sadly, I’ve been here for a week already trying to get it back. In the end, I had to concede defeat. I stopped fouling a couple of days ago and admitted that I just wasn’t going to be able to achieve a full victory. Instead (to continue mixing the hell out of my metaphors), I negotiated a surrender. I’d let the crashed drive take my entire history of comments to the garbage dump, but I’d get to keep all of my articles. It wasn’t what I’d hoped for, but it was really all I could do. I really, really hate losing those comments, but short of forking over thousands of bucks for some serious hard drive restoration (anyone want to volunteer their services?), I had no choice. The database was corrupted.
So, consider this a rebirth. Didn’t like what someone said about Ronald Curry or Shavlik Randolph (two of my most persistently commented-on pieces)? Write something better. Did you lose something particularly profound that you typed a while back? See if Google’s cache can dig it up for you and repost it (please!).
The one good thing that came out of all of this is that it nudged me to finally fork out a little cash for a better box to host this on. You wouldn’t believe the clunker that I used to host Dave Sez on. This box isn’t exactly the state-of-the-art, but it’s many times more capable than what I had. You should notice that things are much more responsive.
Tomorrow night I set up the nightly backup. I promise. Heck, if I get a jolt of energy, I might just try to get it going tonight.

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