Sometimes I am not the brightest bulb on the tree.

WordPress has a new update that I was considering installing. Before I did so, I backed up the entries on my blog. Cause I’m smart like that.


I thought it would also be a good idea to back up the database for the blog as well. Unfortunately, I selected something I shouldn’t have selected, clicked on whatever it was that would have made the back up happen and…

I wiped out my database.


Luckily it didn’t take much to reinstall WordPress 2.6 and import my previous blog entries. I may have fallen from the Stupid Tree, but I was close enough to the ground that I didn’t hit too many branches on the way down.

Now the only thing I really have to do rebuild my sidebars, which is a pain in the ass, but not as much of one as losing all the entries I’ve written since I started the new URL would have been. A plus? I get my categories back after an ill-fated attempt to do something fancy a few months back, which turned them all into tags, which I found I liked a lot less than the categories.

I guess I’m not the dimmest bulb on the tree either. *phew*

However, the people mentioned in this YouTube video just might be:


  1. I’m sad things got goofed-up, I’m glad entries were recovered, I ,em>love the new theme, and that was a great short film. I’m not surprised about some of the stupid requests they get. And good for them that they try and let even these stupid people down easy. Me, I’d have much less patience. Hitler in the 1948 Olympics indeed.


  2. I finally came by to repair my RSS feed – a by product of your travails, which I’m glad you were able to fix – and I, too, love the new theme! Very peaceful and lovely.


  3. Love the new theme, glad you were able to recover your content.

    And could I have a photo of Jesus dancing the Charleston with a Yeti while Hitler plays a banjo? Thanks.


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