Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

I lost my posts! So, I rant! :-D

Apparently, two of my latest blog posts got deleted for no valid reason that I can comprehend. 😐 Those posts were intact, when I’d logged in early in the morning, to switch off downloads. When I visited the blog at around 11:30 AM today, just before I left for college,Β  I was dumbfound – two of my latestΒ  posts,Β  the latest – ‘ΰ΄žΰ΄Ύΰ΄¨ΰ΅β€ ആരാ’ oneΒ  and the previous ‘iM dA NeRD’ had vanished into thin air. I did everything possible, downloaded my Blog’s database and queried it like a madman using all SQL commands I knew – to no avail. Lost an hour of valid last-minute-prep time to the lost posts. πŸ™ Not a good decision from a future-‘manager’, but yeah, the blog comes first anyday! \m/

CC Credits: vramak

After I got back home after today’s exam, I did a bit of research myself. I knew for a fact that WordPress doesn’t delete posts on its own. Then how could the postsΒ  go? Quite likely to be a server-side issue. I must send a support-ticked to my friendly-neighbourhood WebHost (which has been working awesome for me, apart from a few minor glitches like this πŸ˜€ ).

The incident caught me unawares and bang, I’m in one of those ‘desperate’ moods today. I’ve tonnes to mug, and I’m looking up a few slides at the moment – but this mood-swing (complicated by delicate ‘matters of the heart) has terribly killed my interest to learn. 😐

Now, that has left me thinking. How would a seemingly simple, mundane external event leave me depressed? More than ‘how’, the question could be rephrased into ‘why’. Can’t I ignore the whole damn thing and be happy again? Is happiness an easy choice to make? Theoretically, yes. But at times, it’s way more than a choice. Happiness is a state of mind which has a lot to do with external stimuli, I sadly realized. And stimuli weren’t exactly in my favour. So I had to do something intellectually stimulating so as to rejuvenate my mind. No, I can’t do a song again – two songs a month is way above my quota and, not all the reviews are positive! πŸ˜› I can’t post on a dedicated topic for want of time and patience.

So, ta dah, here I am doing another arbit-post. πŸ˜› \m/

If you ask me, arbit posts are a lot more fun than a carefully thought-about post. The thought process itself requires significant time and mental effort, not to mention finger-crunching at 75 WPM – but arbit posts are exercises in mental-outpour. πŸ™‚ I just open my mind to my fingers – which do the typing. So, rest assured, this is a straight from the heart post! πŸ˜€ Besides, the satisfaction of seeing the vagaries of your mind printed out in nice typeface, in grammatical perfection (not always! :P) is satiating to a great extent.

As regards to ‘matters of the heart’, well, I’m in a dilemma. I have to take a decision, an immediate decision on a very delicate issue, a relationship. Yes sir, being a ‘young adult’, I’ve all rights to engage myself in feminine company – which I’ve actually not had for a while now, sadly. πŸ™Β  Somehow, the stars don’t seem to be right for me, it seems. I deliberately suppressed my feelings for the fairer sex, after a very embarrassing debacle, and lived as if they didn’t exist – I refused outright to get closer to girls, but I did keep existing female friends and sisters. πŸ˜€ Maybe its high time I found a person who completes me, I guess. Hopefully, I’ll get the girl of my dreams, soon enough. (Girl, if you’re reading this… lol, you know what to do! πŸ˜› )

He gives his harness bells a shake,
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep,
Of easy wind and downy flake.

Ah, time out. πŸ™‚ Nightout Phase 1 begins! πŸ˜›

See, I told you, blogging is the best way to recharge your mind. πŸ˜€ Wish me luck for tomorrow’s exams. Until then I’ve miles to go, before I sleep! πŸ˜€ Adios!

5 Comments

  1. Archana

    sathyam parayado.. ente reviews aano positive allaaathe!!! πŸ˜› where is the delete comment!!!

    even i noticed the deletion of posts.. i was wondering why you took off the avial song 😐

    matters of heart ellavarkkum sambhavikkum… athu athinte paatinu vittaal thaane sheriyaavum πŸ™‚

  2. hari

    @ Archana:

    Ayyo… allalla!! Chechide comment onnum alla… Actually, personal aayi kore peru paranju pattonnum athra pora ennu. Especially New York Nagaram. πŸ™‚

    Btw, the avial song is back again, if you didn't see. πŸ˜€

    Matters of the heart njaan pattinu vidunnu. Chechide upadesham sweekarichondu! πŸ˜›

  3. lekshmi

    Spooky,those posts doing a vanishing act on you.Poyathu pole thirichu varatte ennu gnan aashamsikkunnu.N all da best with matters of the heart..for your exams too ..

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