An Ordeal, 7 Songs and the Cute

Well, that was painful. I just tried to log into this very site, as usual and what ensued was disastrous. Firstly, it went to the login page, rather than signing me in automatically. Fair enough, I think. Maybe I cleared the browser’s cache or something and forgot. It happens. I try to sign in. “Incorrect password”. It’s the password that’s saved, that always works. How can this be wrong? Ok, consult secret passwordy thing, try that. Still no luck. Try any combination of things that could possibly work. No. Check saved passwords in browser and try those manually. No. How can this be? What is wrong?

1st thought: Someone has hacked my site. Automatic reaction after the PayPal saga. But why? I hardly draw much traffic or attention on this site. Forget that for now. Just FIX IT.

Try the “forgotten your password” option. Email and username not matching. Oh, come on! Try other email addresses. One finally works, which is my site’s actual email, which came with the hosting. I never check this because a) nobody knows about it, b) it’s always full of spam and c) the email clients for it are a pain in the arse and I don’t use Thunderbird anymore.

I successfully sign into that one, expecting tons of spam, but the new ones should be right there, right? No, I wade through 5 pages of SPAM FROM THE FUTURE to get my new password.

Right now, I am waiting for the 8100 messages to load so I can delete everything and never use that email again. Ever.

***Pause, breathe. On to nicer things***

On practically every blog/site I’ve looked at today, the 7 songs meme’s been around and while I haven’t been officially tagged, I did a quick 7 over at Whitechapel and thought I’d post them here too.

Weird combination of factors going into my music choices at present. New awesome headphones means I want lots of stuff that needs them. Frustrating bus rides means I often want something loud, dark or can sing along to; preferably all 3. Otherwise, I’ve been listening to lots of instrumental stuff while working, because I find it hard to concentrate with lyrics.

  • “Kindergarten” – Faith No More
  • “Retrovertigo” – Mr Bungle
  • “Colony of Birdmen” – Mastodon
  • “War Face” – Killarmy
  • “Avril 14th” – Aphex Twin
  • “Daytona 500” – Ghostface Killah, etc. from the Radiohead “Me and This Army” Remix album.
  • “Curious” – Kode 9 & the Spaceape

Yeah, that’ll do.

Unrelated: I’m very tempted to post links to the many incredible webcomics I’ve come across recently, but will stop myself and add them to the links in the sidebar, so check that if you know your tastes somewhat coincide with mine.


Finally, something cute I designed yesterday, which may or may not be used, but I kind of like anyway. I don’t often do cute, so lap it up while it’s here.

CuteLogo bw CuteLogo colour


So much more I want to talk about, but it can wait for now. You can expect more soon.

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One thought on “An Ordeal, 7 Songs and the Cute

  1. I think is better the black cute icon for unhappy logo, and the green one for the happy condition.



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