we tend to assume the worst.
One would think when you pay 180.00 a year for a website service that it would have some sort of virus protection on it. You think it could never crash and wipe out all the years of writing I have done. You think. However, since no one I know who has Typepad is having the same problem as I am, I have to assume the worst.
A worm has got into my website and eaten my copy. It gobbles it up as soon as I hit save or publish or place in a draft. When I go back to my draft to continue working on the post in any one of my blogs, the worm sucks out the words like a vacumn cleaner sucks up crumbs. So, before I post anything, I have to be doubly sure that it is edited as I want because I cannot come back to it to re-edit the copy. When I finish anything, I have to publish it right then and there. And even when I publish it, the only place I have as an original is in a cloud on Typepad's website url.
Those of you who write blogs every day know what I am talking about. It's not fun. It's annoying. And by the looks of things, Typepad is not doing anything about it. I hope they resolve it soon. If not, I will probably be moving to another platform and re-writing all my copy from scratch. I don't dare take the chance that downloading from the settings available to me would not pass the worm into another composer's system. Alas, alas. I should have listened to Glenn Beck and backed up all my writing with that company he uses. Ya never think it is going to happen to you, though. So, here I am. At the mercy of cyber-optics and under the attack of some goofball out in blogland.
Can you imagine if this bug were to get into a banking system and eat everyone's deposits, checks and debits? Or if it got into the IRS it might be a good thing. Ha ha. They couldn't charge us taxes. Or if it got into the medical records and wiped out the procedures you've had or the medicines you are allergic to. Or if it got into the Pentagon and wiped out all their data. Of if it wiped out the prison records and released all the criminals. Or if it wiped out the control systems for flight control patterns. Or if it wiggled its way into electrical or utility grids and wiped out their mode of operation? WOW.
When things go wrong, we cannot assume the worst. The worst can always be worse than we assume. And then again, it can be better than we think. God is still on the throne. Jesus has still overcome the world. And I am still here peck, peck, pecking out my thoughts. The thought of all my thoughts being wiped clean actually is appealing in a strange sort of way. Old thought out, new thought in. Hmmn...there might be an upside to this mess after all. selahV