The Mr. Show show was a lot of fun, it was awesome to see them in person. Eat your heart out Scott Hartley!! Heheh. I accidentally brought my camera with me — I swear, it was just in my bag because it’s always in my bag; I wasn’t planning on taking pictures at the show. They searched me when we came in, saw the camera and promptly confiscated the batteries. I got them back after the show, but the whole process took awhile, and I felt bad for John ‘cuz I’d caused that delay. It was such a clusterfuck in there, we just got the batteries and bolted out the door. Didn’t even hang out long enough to see the merch table, which is something I now deeply regret.
The worst part about the show was the sound. So echoey in there. I had a hard time understanding a lot of what was said… that was a little frustrating because I knew I was missing out on half the jokes. At least with the videos you can watch ‘em over and over until you catch it all. John and I sat up in the 2nd row of the balcony. Kinda wish I’d brought a little pair of binoculars. ::whine whine::
The whole thing got me thinking about the concept of fame and stardom. The show that we saw last night would have been best enjoyed in a much more intimate setting. Like… at the Old Town School, that would’ve been excellent, though I’ve never seen them use their auditorium for a comedy act. Bob and David are too fucking popular now. Too many people want to see them, so they have to play in a huge old opera-house like the Congress. Yet their show at present isn’t very scalable to a larger room. It could have been, if they’d had a better sound and video system. Makes me think of the DJ Shadow show John and I saw at Park West. Great sound and great visuals makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable, over and above the thrill of seeing someone you like in person. I guess I just don’t like fighting big crowds; who does? But most of the time it’s worth the effort and price of the ticket; sometimes not. Of course I love ANY crowd that’s paid to see ME perform, that’s a whole different matter. (smile) And last night was definitely worth it for me, but then I just love Bob and David.
Apple finally released a beta version of iSync. Took them long enough! I’m going to fool with it later. Now where oh where is the 2.5 version of Movable Type they promised us? I think I’ve said this before, but I would be a very happy girl if I could update at least one application every day. I’m always hungry for revisions and bug-fixes and new features.
Speaking of which, I’m seriously disappointed with Chronos for taking so long to update my StickyBrain. I wrote to them months and months ago, immediately after they released the 2.0 version, to tell them about a serious flaw in its security. That is, if you use password-protected stickies (which are supposedly encrypted) you can still view the items via their "Sticky Slider" without entering any password. Which tells me that nothing is really being encrypted in the first place. Someone in their support department wrote me back and said the problem would be fixed in the next update. But when 2.0.1 came around, the problem still wasn’t fixed. That was sooooo long ago, and there’s been no update since. They either need to fix that, or I need to start using something else to store my passwords and crap!
I wish Apple would put out some sort of info-management tool… I want an outliner / doc manager, just like KeyNote for Windows, but an OS X version in that brushed-aluminum style. And why doesn’t Apple’s own version of sticky-notes have built-in alarms? And why doesn’t iCal have some kind of tool that runs in the background so we don’t have to leave it open all the time if we want the alarms to go off? Grrrr. I need to fucking learn how to roll my own applications for OS X, is what I need to do!