The Unicorn Curse

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11/14/12


Oooooookay.... So, we’re back.



Kind of.


You’ll notice, the site looks a tad different, and the archives aren’t completely up just yet, but we’re back.


Thank you all for being so patient while I worked on the site after what I can only describe as the worst computer related experience of my life.


I came home a few weeks ago, excited to show Shelly the kids book I was working on, to find out that my computer “needed to be reset”.


I did. It didn’t start again. One trip to the apple store later, and the computer started, but it sounded like it was about to blow up. One more trip to the apple store after that, and the computer was back and running again, but I couldn’t log in.


One LONG conversation with tech support after that and the damn thing would finally turn on again.


But the kicker: I lost EVERYTHING. Four years of photos, stories, non-comic art, pictures from friends, everything I typed during my entire grad school experience.. The website itself... Everything.


“But Alex, that stuff should have all been safely backed up.. Macs have a really awesome function called Time Machine that backs up your system routinely for you....”


You get out. You get out right now.


I know, I know. I kicked myself for nearly a month every time I remembered something else I lost.


Add on top of that the fact that I had to completely rebuild the website, page by page, and I was close to a breakdown.


So, I’m paraphrasing a lot, but here we are. The site is up and running again, I’m down a few hundred dollars, I’ve got a new external hard drive, and I’m still contemplating a switch to wordpress. But, we’re back.


Thank you so much for the kind emails of concern I got - put my bitching into perspective when I realized that some people even thought I might be dead since the site hadn’t been updated.


For the now, if you’re ever curious when something’s wrong with the site - I try to address major issues on the Narcolepsy Incorporated facebook page. Other than that, I’m still hard at work getting things back to normal, so just sit back, relax, and let me toil away.