Erased My Profile May 23, 2004 10:49 PM   Subscribe

OK, I'm a dumbhead. I overwrote all the stuff in my profile page by accident. Neither the Wayback Machine nor Google have a cache of it. Is there any way to get it back?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Bugs at 10:49 PM (16 comments total)

Not really a bug, except perhaps of the synaptic misfire kind, I know.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:51 PM on May 23, 2004

naw, I don't keep snapshots of those things. Maybe it's in someone's browser cache?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:53 PM on May 23, 2004

Not having seen the lost page, I can't comment on it, but the new one seems a little wordy.
posted by Opus Dark at 11:10 PM on May 23, 2004

Sorry. Since I'm out east now, my the rotting carcass of my cache is at home, doing what it does (rotting and lounging about lifelessly.

It was a good one, too.

posted by The God Complex at 11:35 PM on May 23, 2004

This guy couldn't find it, even though I recently viewed your profile.

It's gotta be out there somewhere...
posted by sleslie at 9:00 AM on May 24, 2004

stav, did you look in your cache?
posted by trondant at 9:09 AM on May 24, 2004

Reconstruct it... from... memory?
posted by Hildago at 9:24 AM on May 24, 2004

Was it not this?

"In the winter of 1992 (I think), Rick and I had just finished the Mumbles Walk. This is the pub crawl along a seaside stretch of watering holes in Wales, near Swansea, that apparently used to be a regular night out for Dylan Thomas. I'd like to say we were appropriately reverant, but we were just shambolically pissed, basically.

At some point, we stumbled by a phone booth that looked out over the mud flats and dejected-looking rowboats that had been stranded by the outgoing tide, and decided it was a simply great time to give our buddy Derek, back in Vancouver, a collect call. When the operator asked for a name to give for the call (this was back in the last century, before this stuff was automated), the name "Stavros The Wonder Chicken" just bubbled to the top of my brain, with no precedent whatsoever. The operator balked, but we begged, and when we overheard her telling James, his roommate, that she had a collect call from "Stavros the Wonder Chicken", we laughed like the drunken poets we were.

A few minutes after his roommate James accepted the call, we found out that Derek had returned to his hometown because he'd found out that day that his father had died.

We went back to drinking."
posted by john_son at 10:03 AM on May 24, 2004

if the above isn't it, can someone explain where the cache is (i've just looked in .netscape and there's nothing there) and what to search for. i could possibly have it in cache, if someone told me how to find it - i probably went to stavros's page when there was that argument about his huge wealth...
posted by andrew cooke at 12:11 PM on May 24, 2004

I thought the argument was about Midas' wealth? Or did I miss a huge argument?
posted by fvw at 3:27 PM on May 24, 2004

That was indeed the first part, john_son. The Bali followup and the Metafilter songs list I can maybe reconstruct without straining my brain too hard. Thanks!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:27 PM on May 24, 2004

I thought the argument was about Midas' wealth? Or did I miss a huge argument?

hama7 came weasel-sniffing around the front gate of Stavros' imaginary estate...

...and Stavros replied by force-marching us through his tattered two-room estate, and dragging us, wincing, past the torn curtains in his parents' bedroom, to demonstrate, I guess, that Stavrosian moneyluck is a skin-flinty, cross-generational bitch...

...and all in all, it was another bizarre and entertaining evening, whiskey-hazed, strapped to a strangeness-minus-eleventy cheap purple seat in the quarkmeister's gilded god's-eye balcony, hovering somewhere over the nether-nether Catskills as the lights came up and the curtains rolled back and the grease-painted dancing doppelgangers swarmed the stage and the nursing home gramophone began scratching out its thin, nostalgic melody...and I winked at MiguelD2, who looked haunted and confused as he danced arm-in-arm with hama8, MidolHooligan and 1111 in a Rockette-style chorus line, their aging rigidity stiffening their eye-kicks into arthritic crotch-kicks - but the black jackboots and fish net really looked splendid - oh, and Stavroze was shooting Americans and quipping and Mercurial Bligh was buzzing like a miffed bee in a tin can... least, that's how I remember it. Hope that helps.
posted by Opus Dark at 5:38 PM on May 24, 2004


Stav, next time you have these "losses", do check out the wonderful Empty Bottle first as they usually stock all your best stuff, including this. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:15 PM on May 24, 2004

You could try this tool... might make it more user friendly. I don't use netscape, so I can't vouch for it.

I use mozilla, so I "grepped", (or used the XP search dog) for files containing "stavrosthewonderchicken". I've got cygwin, so I should of used that, but, like, that dog's kinda cute. That cache is usually in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\NNNNNNN\APPLICATION DATA\Mozilla\Profiles\default\XXXXXXXX.slt, where NNNNNNN is your profile's username and XXXXXXXX is a randomly generated alpha-numerical value.

Generally, for any operating systems browser's preferences dialog, there is an option to change where your cache is located, which should give you an idea of where your cache is currently located.
posted by sleslie at 6:43 PM on May 24, 2004

they usually stock all your best stuff

Man, I gotta quit sniffing glue. Thanks for that, Miguel. And thanks Opus Dark for the laughs, and sleslie for the tech advice, even though I am one of the Evil Horde that doesn't like Moz/FireGoat.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:27 PM on May 24, 2004

Funnily enough thats where I found it too.
posted by john_son at 10:38 AM on May 25, 2004

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