The roundtable with Andrew Linden was today, at the time for the Logathon 4500 - 3 pm.
I felt like I know enough to make sense of what it said, but not nearly enough to actually formulate a useful question, so I mainly kept quiet. The talk was well worth it, even if there isn't much to be said, in some ways, about the future. Iron P put a transcript here.
Andrew is making Havok2 happen - which will be a fine thing, indeed. It was said it would be in 1.7 but wasn't ready - and such a complex thing would be hard to plug into a schedule exactly, I'm sure. It's interesting to see how SL changes and grows over time. One thing about SL, or anything, is that what it IS influences what it WILL BE in more ways than just the ability to change indicates. A change that's possible wouldn't be practical if it breaks, say, all the scripts, or makes it so all the clothing instantly doesn't fit the avatars. Some of that is inevitable - how else can change happen? It seems as though the stronger the hold of capitalism, the less people want to change. Understandably so -- but we need to make incremental changes, at least, or risk being rendered obsolete by a new world that is starting based on current technology and capacities, with lessons learned from every prior virtual world costing them nothing. I am looking forward eagerly to Havok2, but I admit to feeling trepidation about the new renderer. From what I've seen (long ago there were screenshots) we will have some major adjustments as the visual capacity will be much greater. For instance, now one isn't able to see the vast quantities of skyboxes - but they are clear with the new renderer. My trepidation is - I fully admit - completely without value. Human, but valueless - as we need to change and grow.
I went to Burning Life as it closes tomorrow, and took a few screenshots. I met up with Forcy and Way at the house, too, which was nice. Then I went to Keith E's collaborative "Pirate Cave" build and danced a while on the pirate ship that floats in the sky.
SWMNBMIMB came over yesterday and we did various things - looked at the children's drawings, talked about... They Who Must Not Be Mentioned In My Blog... wait... does that count as a mention?
I figured something out, perhaps... if I take ibuprofen the night before I go to school I actually sleep, and my arm doesn't go numb - then if I take it again before I go to school I have a reasonable day. I can't actually do that, or at least not very often, so I looked around to see if there are any herbalicious antinflammatory possibilities. I discovered with a bit of experimenting that something I'm supposed to be taking anyway (except I'm not very good taking things and will forget for... oh, 4 months or so at a time) works in a similar way. So that's good. Everything is interesting - fortunately.
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