So, life pretty much sucks right now

I just spend the past 10 hours of my life compiling a comprehensive post that summarizes the way Denver Nuggets fans feel about their team at the moment. It touched on George Karl, the percent of our comments that mention him in connection with losing games as well as a list of nine potential coaching candidates with pictures and descriptions of why each would be a solid option for the Nuggets. In the end I talked about Masai Ujiri, Stan Kroenke and how each has “standards” that interfere with the Nuggets being the best team it can be.

I don’t know how else to say it, but I genuinely felt like it was probably the best piece I’ve ever written considering the context and time. It was the longest for sure: 3,500 words of my heart and soul.

When I went to hit “Publish” the screen went completely white for some reason. This has never happened to me before. Then, when I clicked the back arrow: nothing. Everything was gone. At 2:30 in the morning and after two days of research, stress, effort, love — it all vanished in the unmerciful blink of a computer screen’s eye.

If anybody has any idea of how I might be able to recover this please let me know. I have a Mac, perhaps Time Machine would allow this? I don’t know. I’ve never had something like this happen.

Until then I will be curled up in my bed, fetal position, sweatpants on tight, motionless until 9:00 p.m. EST when the Nuggets play the Suns.

(PS: If you’d still like the list of coaching candidates I culled up I’d be glad to share them with you.)

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Kalen Deremo

Kalen was born in Durango, CO, in 1988 and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in journalism. He's now an itinerant hoping to travel as much as possible before eventually succumbing to the "real world." Aside from writing Kalen likes movies, music, spicy food and the great outdoors. Edward Abbey is his current idol.

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  • Robert

    Sorry to hear that man. In the morning I will check with a friend who works on Mac’s to see if it would be in like a memory bin somewhere

  • Andrew

    Can’t help here, but if I may ask… why not write it in a Word document first? I’ve learned (the hard way) never to write anything lengthy in my internet browser because there’s always that chance something like this happens.

    Always keep a saved copy somewhere folks!

    • Andrew

      why didn’t you* write it in Word

  • Kyle Obergfell

    Kalen…
    what ever word processor…
    try this if you haven’t yet..

    e.g. Text Edit
    File
    Open recent…

    check each and every “Untitled” doc
    You may just find it..

    otherwise time machine is a possibility.
    but it’s all related to system and programs
    save stamps.

    Otherwise I am sure you will still use it
    no matter what.

    thx for doing what you do..
    it’s appreciated.

  • Dan

    Sounds like you were inputting the post directly in the web browser. Not sure Time Machine will work, unless the browser (I assume Safari) saves off some sort of cache somewhere periodically and you have Time Machine set up properly.

    That sucks though, sorry man. Like Kyle said, what you do is much appreciated nonetheless.

  • http://nugznazty.wordpress.com/ Owen

    wordpress autosaves like every 5 minutes..boom

  • steve

    I’d like to see the coaching list please…I don’t know much about the quality assistants out there and other than the norm…mcmillan, both van gundy’s and sloan, I don’t know who’s truly out there available. Those are just the guys i’ve seen mentioned on here.

    • Kalen

      OK, I’m gonna try and make another post here soon with all of them. Stay tuned!

  • http://DenverStiffs Nate

    Kalen, saw yesterday that you were working on this piece – was looking forward to it. I’ve lost many a paragraphs that I considered to be great – I often hit the wrong combo of buttons on my laptop and lose stuff, even though I also save like every 5 minutes. Sucks, I feel your pain.

    I feel like I did after the Hornets game – waiting for the Nuggets to take that final shot that never came, thanks Corey Brewer and your cross-court pass …

  • mitch

    google docs saves every time you stop typing, for sure use that in the future and just copy and paste

  • brandon

    First, don’t do anything with the browser window you were working in.

    Like @Owen said, WP autosaves on the regular, so next thing to do is check the list of posts, it will have the title you entered with “draft” next to it. If it saved.

    The problem is, if you were having some sort of connection issue at the time it wouldn’t have been able to save.

    The next thing to check is going “back” on the browser – I know you said you did this and the screen was blank. Hopefully you still have that window open. I would try going “forward” then “back” again. Whether that works or not will be browser dependent.

    I would recommend chrome btw.

    Good luck, I hope you find it, love what you guys do. (Also, using WP to write up your columns is inherently risky, sorry you had to find out the hard way)

  • Kalen

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys!

    Here’s the thing: Live a few of you have mentioned, WordPress usually outosaves. At the beginning of the piece I looked up a few times and saw it was working and after that I just put my head down and wrote. It’s so weird, because immediately after that point, it stopped working. Because of this autosave feature, WordPress is usually a great way to go, but, you guys are right in that anytime you compile something on the Internet it’s never safe.

    I’ve recovered and plan on re-doing the piece here in the next few days. It won’t be nearly as good but it should have most of the same content/gist.

    Thanks for the support — Kalen

    • Omar

      it will be better because others will get to read it.

    • Paul F.

      Don’t be so sure it won’t be as good. When I’ve lost work I’ve spent many hours writing, I often feel like the next draft – which starts from scratch, but which I’ve already thought through – turns out much better than the original. Basically, because you now know what you want to say, you can focus more on how you’re saying it, which will probably make your writing better. It should also go much faster.

      • Kalen

        Yeah, that is the good thing. I know exactly what I’m gonna write now. Should go faster I guess.

  • Andrew

    Sorry for your loss, Kalen, but definitely looking forward to your list of candidates and accompanying article in the next few days.

    Thanks again to you and the other RBM folks!

  • Andrew

    RMC, I mean.

  • ny nugs fan

    nugs need to get over themselves and sweep the next three games chill

    i would also play mcgee the entire game and let him foul out if he does… i mean, we’re renting the dude for 15-20 games so just get your money’s worth even if he messes up at least he’s a threat to swat into first row and these next three teams (warriors twice) don’t have huge front lines… koufos really shouldnt be on the floor w/out another big or faried bcse he’s not really a true center… just sayin

  • italianintellecto

    so sorry man! i know “that” too…:(

    so i want to say: “i apreciate nonetheless”

  • Aaron

    Sorry for your loss dude but I think I can sum up our problem. It’s injuries, lack of an offseason with a young team, and a crazy amount of games in a short period of time. I would personally like to see Chandler and Gallo suck it up and play hurt. We will not do any better then Karl, it amazes me that people on message boards think they know more than a HAll of Fame coach does. I think we would be better off playing for ping pong balls in the lottery than playing OKC.

    • Andrew

      I agree with your summing up with the exception of your comment that we will not do any better than Karl. He may be a HOF coach, but it will be because of his longevity and not because of his playoff prowess. Most of us would rather see the Nuggets take a chance on another coach than keep being good/very good in the regular season and stinky in the playoffs. That, in essence, is Karl. You can argue it all you want, but his record, over multiple teams, doesn’t lie.

      • Kyle Obergfell

        It is way more complex than one thing…
        more than just the coach.. the perimeter defense..
        and the injuries and turnover did catch up..

        but one thing that can’t be denied…
        personnel management.

        George Karl can not escape his continuously
        horrendous and seemingly blatantly disparate treatment
        of his team.. You can’t deny he has his favorites and
        his pariahs.. he always has been guilty of this.

        With this team.. which is probably the most team he
        has needed to depend on.. he both failed to be
        objective in evaluations of players, team match ups
        and in-game damage control…
        As well as his philosophies.. namely small ball.

        Does anyone here still believe in that disaster known
        as small ball?

        You are right.. GK is not the entire problem.

        But will this team ever be able to get past him as
        aproblem?? Just as things won’t change overnight
        with a new coach.. maybe they will .. can’t expect it
        though…

        It’s still much easier to take care of one problem at
        coach than 11 players with contracts.

        We were supposed to be building still.
        The evolution we all expected took a major step back this year.

        • Andrew

          I agree, Kyle.

  • Jimmy

    Im sorry you lost your article :( But I think it’s a pretty good sign that even god wants the Nuggets to keep one of the winningest coaches in NBA history.

    • sam

      agreed

  • Jake

    All I can say is, out with GK, in with Stan Van Gundy.

    GK is too wishy washy, too positive after stupid things happen, and refuses to go with fresh guys when his depth beats the next team’s. I’m tired of it. Bring me Stan.

  • evan

    Id rather a post bashing my favorite team not be up.