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20/20: HUMAN + Bullet Sunday 191

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Dave!Annnnnd... scene. It may have taken me a while longer than expected to finish up today, but I finally managed to get most everything completed before my deadline tomorrow. It has been a difficult three weeks, but I've somehow managed to survive. Barely. I don't think I have many bullets in me this Bullet Sunday, but here we go...

   
• hAx0rEd. After reading about a massive number of WordPress blogs being violated, I checked out the WordPress install at my other blog and found out that I was among them. After changing all my passwords, removing all the offending hacks, reinstalling all my system files, and running through my database looking for malicious code, I finally called it a night. Only to find myself hacked AGAIN five hours later. This resulted in me taking rather drastic measures to secure everything a second time but so-far, so-good.

   
• Realty. My new favorite show is Selling New York on HGTV. It's kind of a reality show about realty, where brokers show amazing properties that regularly cost millions of dollars. Along the way they have to deal with finicky clients, unrealistic expectations, and interesting situations that can only be found in New York City. As for me, I just like living vicariously through people who have such obscene amounts of money that they can even afford to look at real estate like that.

   
• 20/20. Today's (final) word in the TWENTY/TWENTY meme is "human." And nothing quite captures humanity quite like Michelangelo's breathtaking works...

David

La Pieta

The human emotion he can coax out of a piece of stone is pretty miraculous.

   
• Finale. Just in case there's anybody interested in which twenty random songs from my iTunes library were responsible for my meme assignments, here they are...

  • 01/20 - MIRROR: The Mirror Song by Thomas Dolby.
  • 02/20 - ANCIENT: Justified & Ancient by The KLF with Tammy Wynette.
  • 03/20 - SPY: Spy of Love by INXS.
  • 04/20 - ILLUMINATED: Illuminated Mind by ATB.
  • 05/20 - CLOSURE: Closure by Aly & AJ.
  • 06/20 - PANIC: Panic by The Smiths.
  • 07/20 - PRAYER: Like a Prayer by Madonna.
  • 08/20 - HEAVEN: Fly from Heaven by Toad The Wet Sprocket.
  • 09/20 - ROCK: Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake.
  • 10/20 - VOODOO: Love Voodoo by Duran Duran.
  • 11/20 - CONCERN: To Whom It May Concern by Duran Duran.
  • 12/20 - MYSTERY: Sunny Mystery by a-ha.
  • 13/20 - WRONG: The Right Kind of Wrong by Leann Rimes.
  • 14/20 - PROMISES: Promises, Promises by Naked Eyes.
  • 15/20 - CLOCKS: Clocks by Coldplay.
  • 16/20 - MOVE: Move Your Feet by Junior Senior.
  • 17/20 - LOVE: Love, Etc. by Pet Shop Boys.
  • 18/20 - MANY: How Many Times by Erasure.
  • 19/20 - CHEMISTRY: Chemistry of a Car Crash by Shiny Toy Guns.
  • 20/20 - HUMAN: Human by The Killers.

   
Annnnnnd... I'm spent. Looking forward to better days ahead.

At least they had better be.

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Comments

  1. Finn says:

    I haven’t caught “Selling New York” yet, but it is on my list. Those places are to die for; that show is about as close as I expect to get.

  2. Steve in NH says:

    Funny you like “Selling New York”. I hate that show soooo much it makes me murderous. But I still watch it sometimes. I think being a former Masshole that I may be succumbing to the whole “hate New York” thing. Not that it’s hard to do. The realtors are so phony it’s comical. And the “cloy-ints” are too.

  3. We absolutely love Selling New York. Last week’s was amazing in a “holy crap I’d love to live there but never will” kind of way.

  4. martymankins says:

    Love the list of songs associated with the blog posts.

    As for WordPress hacks, I had mine hacked last year sometime. Took a little bit to clean it all out, but it sucks for when it does happen. Especially under WP 3.0. Seems like the latest version would be more tightened down.

  5. Tug says:

    I love Selling New York! Guy that had to drop his price by $1mil…insane.

  6. Faiqa says:

    That second Michaelangelo piece always gives me a lump in my throat.

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