Charlie is back from summer vacation, and his site is updated. BIG update.
"There was a little flurry of activity a year or so ago, when you posted
several "Naked on Stage" videos. I'd love to see more: I don't suppose you
could put out a call for material, could you? As one example, I remember a
few years ago 'DB' (I can't remember his full moniker) did some lovely
collages from a variety of German operas on TV that clearly involved fair
amounts of nudity: I don't suppose anyone has video captures of these... or
any other delights live on stage???" Just a personal request from a
long-standing member (hmmm, maybe I'd better rephrase that, lol)
Scoop's note: I also like that kind of material, but
I've run everything I know about, and I will keep doing so. I don't really
know where to find more. If anyone else has goodies to share, or any tips,
please do it.
Some rambling from Scoop:
I have had a weird and stressful 24 hours. Early Friday morning my main
computer got fried. The effects of that loss were not as pernicious as might
have been expected for several reasons: I had virtually all my Fun House
stuff on an external hard drive which escaped unscathed from the catastrophe;
I wrote all my passwords down on a real piece of non-virtual paper fairly
recently; and I had lots of other material backed up online. Almost
everything I lost can be recovered. Indeed, the computer was getting badly
outdated and I needed to replace it, but it's just so much work to do that,
and I didn't want to mess around with VISTA, so I was skating. Besides it's
incredibly tedious to build a new computer, and who the hell wants to find more
tedious things to do? So I was really just kind of living on borrowed time.
Given all that, I suppose that yesterday's great collapse really just forced
me to do some modernizing that I should have done long ago.
But ... what a pain in the ass.
We really have, or I should say "I really had," no idea how much of our
lives we give away to bookmarks and shortcuts. Without all those handy little
keys, I couldn't remember how to open a lot of doors, and I'm still piecing a
lot of things together. Small example: Hank sends his files to me by storing
them online, and I pick them up directly from his storage area. It's a great
system - except I had the location recorded solely in a bookmark. Of course
I've written him and he'll respond, and everything will be normal tomorrow,
but for today, no Hank section. He's sent it in, I have no doubt. I just
can't remember where the hell it is!
And things that normally take me fifteen routine seconds are taking me up
to an hour to figure out.
OK, it only takes an hour the first time, and then it's back to fifteen seconds, but
Losing your bookmarks and shortcuts is like being afflicted with an
instant case of Alzheimer's.