google.com saved my bacon

You know that moment when you push the enter/return button and realize you have just wiped out hours/months of work that can not be reproduced and your bowel suddenly feels the urge to eliminate.

Yep….I did it. Recently I got some wild hair up my “you know what” to redesign my website. I’ve been doing some web design for about 5 years now. I built my first website for lmstevensphoto.com using pure html and css. About 3 years ago I decided to customize a wordpress theme to redesign my site so that I could better showcase my photos using lightbox and galleries instead of the old fashioned basic viewing options and to  also include a photo blog. So, things had been going along fine and then along came that wild hair. I spent about 4 hours this past week polishing the new design. Everything looked great and then I made a major “mista quechee” (that’s Aunt Jo speak for mistake).  And then….. my website…..was GONE….I could no longer log in to my admin page.

Now the bowels start to churn, my heart pounds and my palms sweat as I slap my forehead. “What did you do?” I asked myself. OMG……WTF…….P A N I C sets in. “Now what do I do?”. It took me about 4 days to face it again, not only because I couldn’t face it but because I just plain did not have time to deal with it. I decided to forget about it….but as usual it did not work. My mind kept churning on it as I made my way through the week. When I finally sat down today after a few hours of procrastination to see if I could rectify my major “mista quechee”, I held my breath.

Google.com to the rescue. Whenever I have a question or want to know how to do something I ask google and more times than none I get my answer. Google did not fail me today. I just entered “accidentally changed  my site URL how to  get it back” and the second google search result “Help! Can’t login. Changed URL on accident” saved my bacon.

I’ve come to realize over the past 10 years or so that my mind awakens with the prospect of problem solving…….could have used this information, oh say,  35 years ago.

 

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