May 4, 2004
on bad shows
Saw DJ Shadow / Quannum World 2004 on Saturday. It was actually
slightly annoying. When Shadow was playing his stuff it was great,
when it was some other (more hiphop stuff) it was good, but there
was WAY WAY too much of the "how are you doing bay area...that's
not a big enough cheer, please try again" and shit. Sure, it's cool
to have bands do that once in a while, but every 5 fucking minutes?
I mean, YOU HAVE OUR MONEY. PLAY SOME GODDAMN MUSIC. THANK YOU, I
will end my rant here, because it would just be more of the same.
For a long time I've been contemplating (and discussing with friends)
moving all of my software development over to open platforms. It's
something I really want to do, but unfortunately I haven't yet been
able to bring myself to it. Partly because I know win32 so well, and
partly because a lot of the apps I'm used to using aren't available on
other platforms. And the other part is that the userbases are so much
smaller, and while I don't really care about the commercial implications
of that, it does mean I can't take shit over to friends' houses and try
it out (though maybe Knoppix is a good way to mitigate around that). But
I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to ready. It just seems like
the right thing to be doing, especially given the way win32 is headed.
That being said, if Microsoft wasn't trying to forge ahead and I could just
use win2k and the win2k-era APIs, and have good hardware support for it,
I'd probably be more inclined not to switch.
something I made real quick, the real interesting part is how bad the guitar sounds.