pooplord -- What is a polite way for me to tell my "content owners" that when they ask me to make a change to a web page for them, the old content is not magically saved somewhere?
I will make the requested updates by COB Friday. Please make a backup of the page as it is now prior to the update by saving an html file, making a PDF, or copying the text, as once the content is changed, it cannot be recovered.
Thank you, the request has been completed and the page is ready. Attached is a .txt file of the code as it was before the changes were made. Should you want to revert to any of the old content, you can use this to work from.
I'm sorry, but once changes are made to the web page, the old content is lost. If you would like me to change it back to some older content, please forward the email in which you originally requested that information posted and I'll update it from there.
Unfortunately, backups are not created for individual web pages. If you would like to keep a record of the site as it appeared on a certain day, please make periodic screen shots or page printout PDFs and save them on your network drive.
Not what you were driving at? Ok:
Our servers have experienced an outbreak of "silicone mites" that have corrupted all of our files. Unfortunately, containment of these parasites is near impossible.
Due to these tough economic times, we had to let go our assistant responsible for saving all of your old web pages.
Google should have cached versions of everything that has ever been on the internet. If you can't find it, email firstname.lastname@example.org. They should get back to you soon.
Under the terms of our contract, only the content owner can keep files of your copyrighted information for more than six hours. It would be a breach of said contract if I were to keep or create backups of your information.
eideteker -- So hey how 'bout them sports teams?
I heard one of the teams scored more points than the other team. I am happy/disappointed.
I am excited that my favorite sport has started/I am sad that my sport has ended/I'm looking forward to my sport coming back soon.
Did you see it last night? My team totally pulled it out at the end/got totally ripped off. It was awesome/awful.
My team's coach is an idiot.
renob423 -- i just saw the wrestler, it wasn't as good as i had hoped it would be. which movie did you really wanna see and then when you finally saw it end up disapointed?
Honestly, I really thought each of the Star Wars prequels was going to be good. Even 2 and 3. I had to convince myself they'd be better and he'd have learned something. Fool me once, fool me twice, fool me three times and you're George Lucas.
Training Day. I guess it's genius acting and all, but I felt like I spent 2 hours getting fucked over. Maybe that's what makes it good, but I don't want to feel used by a movie.
Something About Mary. A victim of overhype. Everyone said I'd piss myself laughing but when I saw it, it was just ok. It's aging well, however, and I have come to see the genius of Matt Dillon.
Pathfinder. Éomer is such a sweet sweet piece of ass, but man that movie blew.
A movie you saw you wanted to be great but turned out to blow:
renob423 -- what movie did you think would really suck and then it turned out to be really good?
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Everyone told me it sucked, so I waited to see it on Dollar Night at the Drafthouse. It benefited from the inverse of overhype: when it wasn't that terrible (especially for a dollar), I was happy with it.
Under the Tuscan Sun. Chick flick for sure, but not vile like some (read: 27 Dresses). A decent way to spend a few hours on a plane. Would watch again if I stumbled on it on TV during a lazy Sunday.
I'm stumping on this one. If someone whose opinion in movies I trust says it sucks, or it looks like it's going to suck, I don't see it.
A movie you thought would blow but turned out to be good:
We have watched one episode of Parks and Recreation. So far, we're not that excited. Yes, we like The Office, but there already is an Office. And sure, shows clone each other all the time, but to put them back to back?
In spite of Tina Fey's successes, the public is generally wary of female comedians. A good way to ease them into the idea of there being two funny women in the world, they made the second the same as a familiar male character.
This whole idea came up last year when Steve Carrell was making enough movies to put the fear of quitting in them. Sure, he's not anymore, but no reason to be caught with their pants down when he does.
The problem with The Office is that the overall theme of the show places the characters in one building and one building only. This time, they're not going to have to make up such far-fetched plotlines to get anybody on a different set.
It worked for American Dad, right?
Swine Flu or Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts?
Blouses, shirts, dresses, trousers, skirts.
Swine Flu or Needles and syringes?
Needles and syringes.
Also on the topic du jour, following Egypt's innovative approach to disease prevention and control, expect the following things to happen this year:
Farmers across the midwest set fire to all of the hay in their silos and barns.
Elementary school field trips to petting zoos canceled to prevent exposure to chickens.
Upon fears of internment, people with the surname Parkinson are legally changing their names at alarming rates.
Furniture retailers nationwide experience a sharp decline in sales of oak products.