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Cursed, I tell you

Last night’s post has vanished without a trace. It was just a boring thing about trying to get the Hogwarts game to run in VR, but that’s not the point. It’s not in the database; it’s not in drafts. It’s just…gone. Uncle B saw it, so I’m not nuts.

This afternoon, I was Googling around, trying to find out how to draw a page border in Google Docs, and I clicked on a popup I really shouldn’t’a. My ‘cookie warning’ reflexes took over and I batted it away carelessly.

Sure enough, I caught a dose of the “You’ve visited illegal infected website” scam.

It’s fairly harmless. It just makes that or a similar message pop up every few minutes in hope you’ll click on the link (where the real mischief would happen).

To my surprise, Malwarebytes couldn’t find it. I gather it acts like some kind of…fake browser plug-in? I deleted the most recently installed program and rebooted, but no. In the end, I had to reset the browser. Which closed all my tabs. Which really bummed me out because I keep, like, thirty open tabs as reminders of things I need to do.

I wonder if the missing post will ever float back in…?


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 21, 2024, 8:07 pm

I saw that post, S. Weasel…you’re not crazy 🙂 You know, it might not be you…your server provider might have restored from backup or something.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 21, 2024, 8:28 pm

That’s the only thing I could think, Quasi. Some kind of server error followed by an older backup.

They shoulda confessed, though.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 21, 2024, 9:15 pm

This post?

“Looks like my Twitter is borked. No idea why. If I were suspended, I would expect it to tell me so. My work account seems okay. Is yours working?

I’ve had a technology day, whether I liked it or not. I bought the Hogwarts game in the Steam Spring Sale and I’ve spent my day trying to mod it to work in VR.

Just a couple of clicks! say the YouTubers enthusiastically.

Feh. There was a time in my life when I loved figuring out a new piece of software. Now I just want it to shut up and work.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 21, 2024, 9:49 pm

That was where I posted the answer to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything!

And now it’s gone! It’s all gone!

As if THAT would ever happen.

Yeah, you posted what Anonymous pasted above, you ain’t gone nutz.

Comment from Carl
Time: March 21, 2024, 10:37 pm

I usually have a ridiculous number of tabs open (mostly on Chrome) because there are so many sites I have not quite finished with. I try not to add to the hundreds of favorites that I have so I use Session Buddy which allows me to close the semi-active tabs and retrieve them easily if necessary.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 21, 2024, 10:56 pm

Tabs? You want tabs? I can get ’em for ya wholesale!

I use Opera, which has handy dandy “workspaces” so I’ve got 14 tabs here, 17 tabs there, and another 12 over yonder. Very slick unless I’m away from my notebook for more than, oh, about 18 hours. Then there’s that refamiliarization delay!

But I’m not totally tab-crazy. My phone’s Android Opera usually has only about 8 or 10 “tabs” open (not counting the private/VPN ones). (-:

Be assured sweasel.com is up on both gadgets. Always!

Comment from Jon
Time: March 22, 2024, 5:21 pm

30 open tabs makes me itch. NTTAWWT but I can’t do that.

Comment from Jeff Weimer
Time: March 23, 2024, 9:23 pm

You can go to your history and reopen all those tabs at once.

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