Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Curious Case of the Vanishing Post


This is not a post about the lovely Soap Bubble Nebula in the picture.

It's about another mysterious thing - the post I put up yesterday about free mp3 downloads being offered on a magazine website.

It's vanished overnight like a burst bubble.

Why is that? Since it's about freebies, did it still constitute an ad somehow? I offered it up just as a free thing people might want to take advantage of, not as marketing. Curiouser and curiouser.

Can someone please explain what happened?

Cheers, Caitlin


Blimpy said...

The post is still there.

Dangerpuss said...

Ah I see it now. Thanks Blimpy.

Very very odd. I looked and looked in the index and scrolling down and just couldn't find it. Maybe my senses got all confused in the hall of mirrors.

There's a phenomenon in psychology called Looked But Didn't See (used by police in investigating road accidents). Maybe that's what happened. Or an invisibility cloak fell on top of the post for a while.

Aaaanyway, while we're on the subject of ads on an "Ad Free Blog" are there any of these grey-area things that aren't allowed here?

I'll leave the post up as the soap bubble is so gorgeous and Kapoorish.

Cheers, Caitlin

Anonymous said...

I wish you health and happiness every day!
Ich wünsche Ihnen Glück und Gesundheit jeden Tag!
Je vous souhaite santé et bonheur chaque jour!


goneforeign said...

Puss; As mentioned on another post here I often save pictures that catch my eye, the soap bubble nebula is one such, absolutely beautiful and quite unbelievable. I don't know why but I woke up this morning thinking about modern trends in photography, perhaps a topic for a post? It could be because I've spent the last several days scanning slides which gives you lots of time to think about such things as you work.

Dangerpuss said...


Yes the bubble looks like it surely must be an invention but it's real which just adds to its charm. It's been in several news websites but this piece at the Torygraph about the space bubble also has a link to 18 of the Hubble's greatest hits, speaking of modern trends in photography :

Not the Tardis