Carla Bley – People Die

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Closed – Out of Business

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Minimalist version of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting.

Nature vs Politicians

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A back-facing man in a wheelchair with a sign attached to the back is protesting against marijuana prohibition: «So you really believe nature got it wrong AND in 1937 a BUNCH of corrupt politicians got it right?»

Mercedes Sosa – Musicalmente (Acústico en Suiza)

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Presentación de Mercedes Sosa en Lugano (Suiza) bajo el nombre de "Musicalmente" acústico en Suiza en el año 1980.

  • 00:00 - Entrevista
  • 05:42 - Piedra y camino (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  • 10:15 - Chacarera de las piedras (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  • 13:10 - Guitarra dimelo tú (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  • 17:15 - Duerme negrito (Popular - Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  • 20:21 - Ay este azul (Pancho Cabral)
  • 24:11 - Gracias a la vida (Violeta Parra)
  • 29:41 - Canción de las simples cosas (Armando Tejada Gomez - Cesar Isella)
  • 34:11 - Antiguo dueño de las flechas (Félix Luna - Ariel Ramirez)
  • 39:34 - Como la cigarra (Maria Elena Walsh)
  • 42:48 - Serenata para la tierra de uno (Maria Elena Walsh)
  • 46:35 - A Victor (Otilio Galindez - Roberto Todd)
  • 50:41 - Canción con todos (Armando Tejada Gomez - César Isella)

Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech

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Ursula K. Le Guin is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

#YaMeCansé

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Smooth music for a rough week

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Having a rough week? Need something to relax? I've got you covered! Treat yourself to a journey through smooth music.

Say it with flowers

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Say it with flowers

I Don’t Know

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Here’s a nice tune that lightened up my day, enjoy!

  • I don't know what you smoke or what countries you've been to,
  • If you speak any other languages other than your own…
  • I'd like to meet you.
  • I don't know if you can drive,
  • if you love the ground beneath you.
  • I don't know if you write letters or panic on the phone.
  • I'd like to call you all the same;
  • I would want to, I am game.
  • I don't know if you can swim,
  • if the sea has any draw for you,
  • if you're better in the morning or when the sun goes down,
  • I'd like to call you.
  • I don't know if you can dance, if the thought ever occurred to you
  • If you eat what you've been given or push it round your plate,
  • I'd like to cook for you all the same;
  • If you want to, I am game.
  • If you walk my way, I could keep my head we will feel our way
  • Through the dark or maybe not, we could shoot it down anyway.
  • I don't know if you read novels or the magazines,
  • if you love the hand that feeds you.
  • I assume that your heart's been bruised,
  • I'd like to know you
  • You don't know if I can draw at all, or what records I am into
  • If I sleep like a spoon or rarely at all,
  • or maybe you would do?
  • Or maybe you would do.
  • If you walk my way I will keep my head,
  • We will feel our way through the dark though I don't know you
  • I think that I would do
  • I don't fall easy at all.

Non-mainstream artists

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I have really no idea if they are mainstream or not (yet), but I haven’t seen them all over the place, anyway, check out this small-ish list (in no particular order) of lesser known artists that are worth a listen.

Actually I’m just using this list as an excuse to create a YouTube player. I’ve always found it cumbersome to click through a lot of YouTube links. This is how I think is a better way of playing videos, instead of reloading or opening a new window, the video opens and plays right in here. Pretty nifty ain’t it?

Note: there are some unplayable videos in the list due to restrictions from the publisher, can’t do anything about it (sadface).

Update:Check out my jQuery plugin: jquery-youtubepler it's the easiest way to create a YouTube player from links.

Zero 7 – Destiny (Cover)

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A great cover of Zero 7’s flawless song, enjoy.

Found a PHP trojan on a client's server

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During a recent security audit I found a PHP script obfuscated inside a filename called social.png, that was used via an include call from another PHP file. This script came inside a pirated version of a commercial plugin for WordPress. The file is identified as Trojan.PHP.Shell.W or PHP/Alter.A by some malware checking tools (ESET-NOD32, BitDefender).

Inside the script I decoded the following data: domain names, emails and a public key. They are being used for malicious purposes (spread malware) mostly on WordPress.

Once your server has been compromised it sends a message to ALL the email addresses informing the attacker(s) that they have shell access to your machine.

Luckily for my client his server is configured to send emails only by authenticated clients, so my client was never exposed.

Suggestions

  1. Check your logs for any activity on these domains and addresses, or better yet, block them on your server's firewall if possible.
  2. Check you WordPress database inside the (wp)_options table for the field WP_CLIENT_KEY, remove it if it matches the malicious public key posted above or if you don't use an external admin panel for your site.
  3. Avoid installing plugins from untrustworthy sources (pirate sites, nulled scripts, et al.)