Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, December 02, 2012


(With an assist from Blogger.)  Yesterday and today I spent just over 5 hours writing a detailed expanded discussion of the Height Limit issue, with incredible important pathbreaking insights and just as I finished the piece, finally, whatever weird combination of keys I hit on this crappy Pavilion dv5 laptop, it completely deleted the entry (and blogger's previously saved versions weren't kept either).

In the words of a song by the local band Machetres "die mother*****, die, die, die, die."


At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you should hit save or back up once in awhile. Never read a blogger with so many pc/networking issues.

At 2:12 PM, Anonymous thm said...

Don't know if it would help with Blogger specifically, but much progress has been made on the "don't accidentally lose work" front from Apple if you're working on a Mac and additionally have Apple's Time Capsule wireless router/ network drive.

There is a new document paradigm, introduced in MacOS 10.7, that mostly does away with "Save" in the File menu, because documents (for apps that support this paradigm) are always saving *and archiving* the changes you make to an open document. Instead there is "Save a version" command, that lets one take a snapshot of a document, and then a "Revert" command that lets one browse through previous versions.

This is then coupled with "Time Machine," Apple's unobtrusive, in-the-background backup software, that's always archiving changes to documents provided it's attached to the backup drive. And the Time Capsule is a backup drive that's essentially always hooked up, because it's also your wireless router.

See, e.g., this description.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

hmm, a reason to shift to the Mac...


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