#TIFU by deleting my work
Ever get that feeling you’ve lost something?
I’ve long been a paying user of CodePen. It’s nice for sharing snippets, quick mock-ups, or messing around with code. CodePen Projects is a newish addition. It provides a more complete development environment.
A mini-project came along for a client that gave me the perfect excuse to try CodePen Projects.
It was good code too, I’d even commented it.
The slow realisation that I may have to rewrite everything from memory was agonising. Refusing that fate, I thought long and hard…
I navigated to
I’m very lucky!
I’m also — for the time being — returning to my offline editor which can backup and commit to source control. I do love me some CodePen, it’s not to blame here, but for larger projects I’m not comfortable without backups.
I was thinking of writing a script to make pulling files from the browser cache easier. But ensuring I’ll never need to again is time better spent.
Be careful out there!