Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Brilliant Idea: Concerto for Nora (the Cat) and Orchestra

Com­pos­er and Con­duc­tor Min­dau­gas Piecaitis in Lithua­nia had an idea. Why not build an orches­tral accom­pa­ni­ment around the now-famous YouTube video of Nora the Piano Cat? The result is a bril­liant, if some­times quirky piece of music that gen­tly and play­ful­ly inter­acts with the cat video. Despite the title ‘CATcer­to’, this is actu­al­ly a sen­si­tive […]

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Helen Back (As In, I've Been To)

I’m a lit­tle bleary-eyed, but I am here, awake, and still able to blog. I believe that I’ve exor­cized all of the demons (or dae­mons for the UNIX folks out there) that were putting in the SPAM in my posts and RSS feeds. I did locate code in my xmlrpc.php file that had a graph­ic […]

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Apologies for the SPAM

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, yes­ter­day my blog was hacked, and done in a way that I can’t (after a near­ly sleep­less night) extri­cate the poi­so­nous code from it. After going round and round with no solu­tion, I’m com­ing to the con­clu­sion that I’m going to have to do a com­plete wipe of it and start from scratch. I’m […]

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Summer in the City

It’s been a while since I’ve writ­ten any­thing, main­ly because I always feel the need to take a lit­tle time off in the sum­mer, par­tic­u­lar­ly since this sum­mer weath­er has been so spec­tac­u­lar­ly good. True, it has been a lit­tle warm, and even on some days, down­right hot. Still, that has­n’t kept us from get­ting […]

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