I just returned from school, where I had reasonable time in class with Vince and THE GAME. THE GAME groused about things as usual but then knuckled down and did what I'd asked. I enjoyed watching him as he has become pretty damn adept at experimenting with the codes, etc.
I gave them an assignment for tomorrow: build a farm. Our Wa He Lut virtual world needs a dairy farm for fecal coliform. Yesterday I had downloaded the Activeworlds general world so I could visit the object yards. I wrote down the codes of things we might need. Leslie had told me that the object yards existed - I'm not sure we are supposed to be able to use some of these things. I was amused at how urban most things were, and that "nature" turned out to be tents, marshmallows on sticks, and sleeping bags. The "west" theme was old-fashioned wild west as in 1870 Tombstone. Let's see... some other themes were toons, Atlantic, sci-fi, Egypt, contemporary, business.
Yesterday I ran into Pirate in Navora, in Second Life. He lives in NZ but was in the states at the GDC in San Francisco. He told me he was - at that moment - at Linden Lab. w00t! I told him I was impressed... he said, "At what?" I said, "You!" Another instance of me making very little sense. Anyway, I was happy if he was happy.
This morning PT, who lives in Chi-town, IMed me - I was fiddling about ten minutes before leaving for work (bad me). PT said he was playing from the GDC and had had dinner with the Lindens the night before. wtg! I asked if they were as he'd expected and he replied that they were better. "Real people" I think was how he put it. I was thinking, "mmmm delicious with custard," but just said, "Yummy!" I'm not sure I've ever typed that word before. Anyway, he was thrilled. I was thrilled to know two men at the GDC - and better them than me - I'd hate to have to go. I don't want to meet anybody in real life - Lindens or anyone else. Im sure I'm not the only one in SL who feels that way but the vocal group are those who hold the opposite viewpoint.
Current Second Life webpage with PT wearing my chainmail.
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