Looks like it's time to involve Yahoo, who hosts the site. They should be able to run something that cleans the files and prevents future infections. Problem is, getting their attention is next to impossible, they're so big and so generally unresponsive.
I've been watching a bunch of movies at night.
"The Knack ...and How to Get It," 1965 - A Swinging London film. It probably seemed funny and clever 40 years ago, but it's unbearable today. For a while in the Sixties directors thought you could make films ignoring requirements for sensible dialogue, a plot that progresses in some fashion and a solid script. Wrong. The female lead is an actress named Rita Tushingham - I find her last name funnier than this dated comedy.
"Let the Right One In" (2008) - A Swedish vampire film, and a good one. The reviews on the box said things like, "Best Vampire film. Ever." Well, I don't know about that - the 1931 Dracula and the 1979 Nosferatu are unbeatable, I think - but this one is engrossing and unforgettable.
"Once Were Warriors" (1994) - About the violent New Zealand lower middle class Maori culture, and how it ruins a family. A riveting and excellent film that is very hard to watch due to its unsparing depiction of domestic violence. Something of an iconic cultural artifact among New Zealanders, I learned about it via rugby. The film's male lead, Temuera Morrison, is a rugger. The kind I am thankful never to have played against!
"Visions of Light" (1992) - A documentary about the art of lighting a set. Good... if a bit dry. I've always wondered why Marlon Brando was lit the way he was in the Godfather - you can't see his eyes. This documentary confirmed that of course it's intentional. (Stuff like that is always intentional in a movie; movies are too carefully constructed for many accidents to happen.) The director and DP (director of photography) wanted to suggest that the Godfather's intentions were veiled - which is almost always the suggestion with shots like that. For instance, in noir a shadow falling across a woman's face is almost always a visual clue that she has a double nature or a hidden agenda. Likewise a shot in a mirror.
"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) - I'm halfway through this; a film that's as good as everyone insists it is. If it is anywhere near a true depiction of life in India, I can see why so many Indians come to the United States!
I am greatly enjoying my piano assignments. I've got that Allemande memorized and can play it easily; in fact I was in a Costco Friday night trying it out on all the keyboards. I have now almost learned a hymn by Charles Wesley, "Christ the Lord is Risen Today." It's fun to play...
My wife is still in Utah; her mother is still dying. My wife describes the whole experience as awful. When my parents died it was relatively quick. My Dad had a stroke and expired within a week. When my Mom had a heart attack, she died a few days later. Naturally we all hope that when it's our time, we collapse at something we enjoy doing and go right away - but it doesn't always happen like this, does it? And we don't get to decide, do we?