Technical Difficulties

Ooh, there was a really weird issue with the blog — my last post totally disappeared when I used the phone app yesterday to correct a small mistake. Then the post turned into a much earlier draft. Wild. I think it’s up again in proper form, but that was very exciting for a while.

And I’ve learned two important lessons: don’t use my phone for anything, and don’t ever correct anything. Which, when you think about it, are actually broadly applicable lessons for life. For example, add “never ask him out,” and it’s basically the dating advice from The Rules.

Another, more felicitous and intriguing, thought … what if I’ve been hacked? What if non-state actors are trying to get at my secret pen files? What if they’ve discovered that my little blog is not really about pens at all, but is clever cover for an international espionage ring? When you think about it, “resin” must be code for something else? And what about ink? Or, wait a minute, iron gall ink? This kind of stuff couldn’t really occupy someone’s serious attention for years, right?

13 thoughts on “Technical Difficulties

  1. I had the exact problem where I accidentally unpublished my blog post and had to post it again. I meant to just view it but I was shocked when it disappeared from the site lol. I learned to not mess around with my blog on the wordpress app!

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  2. I am just realising that for the past few years I have been reading blogs and taking the content literally when perhaps it contained coded messages from an espionage ring. Was there cockney rhyming slang? For example “I’m afraid that one of our pen club members is a Robert” (i.e. Robert Oster: imposter). That would cause quite a pen and ink (stink).Oh no, I am typing this on my phone!

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    1. Alas I’m American; your English codes are not taught by our instructors. All I can say, nay, underline, is the following: “I bought four bottles of ink at the pen show last weekend.” If you’re one of us, you’ll know what I’m really saying. And how can anyone take this at face value, really? Buying four more bottles of ink, when one already owns so many, would of course be ridiculously implausible. As we say in American, “as if.”

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  3. >> What if they’ve discovered that my little blog is not really about pens at all, but is clever cover for an international espionage ring? When you think about it, “resin” must be code for something else?

    Now I’m thinking that resin might be code for something you’ve been sniffing. I definitely second the “do not use the phone for anything” motion though, for me, that’s a recipe for disaster.

    Have a great weekend!

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