Midnight Pub

never meant to be

~tffb

Either the Internet Gods(TM) want me to never make a friend online, or my WiFi service has become sentient and drops my signal every time I write something kind to a colleague - but, I just wrote a 3rd(!) post on M.p, and a couple (very good) posts on my Ghost blog several days before that (which I have retired the Ghost blog, by the way - sticking to the old platform for journaling/communicae), and they were all "lost to time and space" due to the entry (the text, itself) not auto-saving in the browser, or the cookies *within* the browser, or however the hell it works.

So. disappointing. when that happens :(

Anyway, I <3 The Midnight, truly, (and all the patrons here), but I can't put more stuff here (besides a quick reply sometimes, maybe) if the words disappear in the end.

(and yes, I *could* put the entry in an offline editor, and copy/paste the words into the textarea of a/the blog platform, but at that point, why not just have a "Select File" system and upload a .md file? That could/would never happen - pure sarcasm).

Back again, I hope. Love to all. And I hope this entry posts correctly :)


milf_god

Technology is such a fickle and frustrating thing to work with sometimes.

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tffb

Ha, yes! It was actually a response to your last post that I lost 200+ words to. I was basically saying that I, too, feel (or felt) "nostalgic for a time I will never know". But got over that because nostalgia was driving me crazy. Usually it would happen when I listened to 60s/70s music. A lot of people go through that from what I understand.

Hopefully the "autosave draft" thing can be implemented here soon. Until then, *fast* replies so I don't lose connection ;)

hope you're well

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milf_god

OH NO! I'm so sorry to hear that ~tffb, I really would've loved to read everything you had to say about my post! Either way, I appreciate you sharing the gist of your sentiments with me. I have been trying to get over the longing I feel for the days of yesterday, because I feel like it's starting to eat away @ my sanity a little bit haha....

Either way, I really do hope that you're doing alright as well and that your internet/wifi gives you a break next time!

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contrarian

That sounds really frustrating.

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tffb

It was, but I'm over it now. Wish it never happened, but has happened hundreds of times before (on ONE platform or another), and will possibly happen again. Hope the browser save thing is implemented on The Midnight sometime, though.

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tatterdemalion

I installed a plugin for my browser to let me edit posts in a text editor for this reason — then the first time I tried it, it didn't fill the textbox when I saved and the editor window went away; I thought I had just lost a wall of text.

Fortunately, the buffer was still open in the editor, and I could switch to it in another frame, but still. Close one.

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tffb

Yes, I've considered Firefox Notes or something like this for a while for just this one issue. But I rely heavily on blog editors to be "always connected/always saving", of sorts. Of course, in THIS case, the issue revolves around the fact that my WiFi drops out continually (because I tether to my phone), but saving the text "in-browser", would be good. I can and will continue to reply to things at The Midnight, but I may have to make an exception on composing full length entries, and just use Joplin Notes to write them out, then do a copy/paste job.

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inquiry

Sounds like a conspiracy to me! ;-)

<he types... eyes darting suspiciously back and forth... once again cursing the day Murphy was allegedly born>

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tffb

Haha, as I said "the Internet Gods" have it out for me. Possibly for being such a digital atheist for so long at one point in time. Now I've abandoned all hope of ever taking a "true" or "significant" sabbatical (more theology terms!) from the WWW, and I just write and read and watch and BS around online like everyone else in the Western hemisphere. No regrets :)

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inquiry
> Now I've abandoned all hope of ever
> taking a "true" or "significant"
> sabbatical (more theology terms!) from
> the WWW

That sounds to "binge dieting" for me.

I'm preferring the "eat smaller portions more - or less (when possible) - often" approach.

Of course, most of the credit goes to The Midnight Pub, where the NOT javascript and/or advertising -infested content is generally top notch, worth replying to, and never far from fun-ly clever interaction.

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tffb

Yes, M.p definitely has a "wit" and a "sharpness" to the patrons who participate here.

And in regards to "binge dieting" analogy to my (past) Internet hiatuses, it FELT more like I was just outright starving myself of stimulation and information. Nothing ever happened at any time ever, and it was damn near 24/7 navel-gazing - so I scratched that approach pretty quick, and logged back on. LOL!

It was a fair amount of time ago that I tried to go "offline", though, and while being simultaneously "hooked" (addicted) to social networks (2018, or so), it was like starving myself, while simultaneously trying to set a world record for how long I could hold my breath. Essentially, not worth it. So all odds of me ever trying to do that again are zero to none.

Small bites. Everything in moderation. Careful clicking ;)

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