Monday, January 17, 2011

Hesperado is back...














Like the mysterious black smoke thing on the show
Lost, the fickle Google God a few days ago, with not a shred of warning or explanation, yanked my blog off the Blogospheric Island -- and, just like the ingeniously disingenuous writers of that same show, brought my blog suddenly and inexplicably back to life again.

I'd somewhat taken for granted my Hesperado, such that I'd almost sometimes thought of it as a daily reminder of the tedium and nuisance of having to come up with a new essay in order to keep it going. With this recent experience these past few days, of the suddening vanishing of the fruit of four and a half years of literary and philosophical efforts, I no longer take this island for granted; but, like Adam at 4:01 pm on his last day in Eden, I will tend to look uncomfortably over my shoulder at every sound of the steps of Google in the cool of the day on the fallen leaves around me.

Update: I just got through copy-pasting my entire Hesperado blog going back to June of 2006, into a massive Word file numbering 1,079 pages. That file in turn I will of course also copy onto a flash drive; and a copy of that flash drive will be sent by courier to an ex-CIA agent currently sunning himself on the island of Malta, where he can store it in an old grappa bottle behind the 7th brick of the masonry of the chapel ruins a mile from his cottage. Okay, that last part I just made up.

9 comments:

Moharebeh said...

Welcome back!

I actually typed your name on Google and found some random post you made on the Daily Show forums. I tried messaging you there to see what happened.

I was worried your blog got yanked by PC zealots. Glad to hear that wasn't the case.

Hesperado said...

Thanks Moharebeh,

I also worried it was yanked due to content; though losing 5 years of essays in a flash due to some technical glitch isn't that much more comforting.

champ said...

Yay you're back in action!

Hesperado said...

Thanks champ!

Westward Ho said...

Yay is right! Glad you're back, and glad that it wasn't a censorship matter after all.

Nobody said...

Yep, glad you're back. Did your other blogs get restored as well?

Hesperado said...

Thanks Westward Ho and Nobody.

Yes Nobody, my other blogs are all restored.

latté island said...

Congrats. If you create a Wordpress blog, you can import your entire blogspot blog to your wordpress blog in one short process. That way, you'll never be out of business.

Hesperado said...

Thanks latté island -- I heard about Wordpress. I'll look into that -- at least for a backup if nothing else. In fact, another anti-Islam blogger has invited me to "mirror" some of my posts on his team blog "1389--Counterjihad". I've already done so a few times. (It's on my blogroll).