Gremlins at blog?
A bizarre and mysterious error occurred at the site. On Monday, September 26, I posted an entry called “The evil afoot in Perugia: prosecutors seek life sentences for Knox and Sollecito.” It consisted of my summary argument that Amanda and Raffaele are innocent and that a terrible perversion of justice has been and is still being done against them. Then late tonight, 9/27-9/28, I realized the entry wasn’t there. Or rather it had been changed to an entry in draft status (that is, not posted at the public site) that only included a news report about prosecutors seeking life sentences for them. Somehow that had replaced the entry I had worked on and posted. A further oddity is that comments that had been posted in the original entry are still in the off-line post that replaced the original post. So somehow the original post was lost but not the comments I had added to it. Fortunately, I found a draft version of the original post in Word. But there were further revisions I had made in the article after originally posting it, and they are gone, so I will have to recreate those and re-post the entry tomorrow.
Nah—more likely a stray keystrokeLA replies:
No way a stray keystroke could make this happen. It’s very disconcerting. I worked on something, posted it, polished and added to it online, and then it vanishes, or rather it changes into something else. I have no explanation for how this could have happened.Chris H. writes:
Here is the Google cache version of the missing blog entry. I found it by Googling “The evil afoot in Perugia: prosecutors seek life sentences for Knox” and clicking on the “Cached” link next to the first result. Hopefully it contains the modifications you made to your draft and saves you from retyping them.LA replies:
Thank you so much for this. I will re-post the entry in the morning.LA writes:
Before Chris H. found the full posted text at Google, I sent my original draft of the entry, which was still on my computer, to reader Eric G. with this note:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 28, 2011 01:03 AM | Send