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30 April 2011

Return to Next Island

The movement works like Entropia now - yay! Plus things seem a bit more finished. I am currently trying to run to a place north of a revival terminal but keep dying over and over and over... One time I was within a short distance of it.

Finally swan around to it. Unlike Entropia (as far as I've seen) there are no monsters in the sea, so swimming is safe (but come onto the shore and they are all over you). I'm up to the 'kill 10 Paroos' bit, but they need to be small, weak, sickly Paroos.

One revival place has no automatic gun towers and a Paroo was standing there when I rezzed and killed me a few times. 'Hey, not fair!'

Above: Warming our hands in the warmth of the Tiki-styled automatic gun turret.

Everything is Entropia-esque but in a funny hat. About half or more of the players I saw today were from Entropia. There was a space craft (or at least a mech-y vehicle), and people healed me out of the goodness of their tiny, Entropian hearts.



Simple pleasure.


29 April 2011


This film is astounding. The last minute or two literally took my breath away.


28 April 2011

What would happen if SL had non-cash-outable Noobux that brand new customers could buy at a discount to get started quickly?

Hailstone from Texas :(

Having those dropping from the sky would not be very nice.


27 April 2011

Errr... the forecast low temperature of the day is 38 degrees but it's 37 NOW and I just heard there might be snow.

Showers in the morning...possibly mixed with snow in the morning. No snow accumulation. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.


On the other hand we don't have this:

4-27-11 Tornado Tuscaloosa, Al from Crimson Tide Productions on Vimeo.

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59 days until the Special Olympics Summer Games in Greece.

Stupid weather.


26 April 2011

Beta Group Wag

[16:17] Person1: talk about chat lag dang
[16:17] Person2: we try not to talk about it lol
[16:18] Person3: chatlag makes it impossible to talk about it

Is SL group chat still borked?


25 April 2011




24 April 2011


This film was quite funny.

Tron: Legacy was pretty damned awful, with no emotion, character, acting, depth, story, anything EXCEPT very nicely done graphics (exceptt for the lighted suit of the main character).
Why do I get things like that out? I hate Disney, I never saw Tron, and the modern jettisoning of the old plot framework (main characters never starts as underdogs who slowly gain power - they are more like superheroes) means there's not much in it for me.



'You have 113 new notifications. Visit Facebook now to see what's happening with your friends.'

I have about 2 friends on fb because I'm not much of a facebook fan and I'm not very social. On one hand it could be the whole 'knitting up everyone' thing that I used to do with my own friends, but on the other hand who would trust Zuck, and his intrusive 'knitting everyone up = profit!' scheme?

Someone is wanting it to be only possible for foster children to buy used clothing.

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23 April 2011


This is really good.



Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo.



22 April 2011


21 April 2011


A virtual world with quests and time travel, Next Island is part of Entropia.

Seems obvious after the fact that time travel would be a good idea.

So far I:
  • Tried to tp there using my Entropia acct but it demanded 40,000ped ==:O
  • Thought beginners couldn't be killed; got killed
  • Fell off a waterfall
  • Stumbled into a house
  • Accidentally found a more advanced quest and accepted it
  • Gathered some sort of plant (????)
  • Now I'm sort of lost heh
I saw:
  • Their movement controls are supposed to be like Old Skool Entropia (click and go) but Entropia doesn't use that (they use both MB = better) so it doesn't work and they don't have the new system apparently
  • As everything is, it's harder if you have one hand
  • It reminds me of There (jungles/monkeys/ruins) crossed with Blue Mars (Cryengine, fashion), and its palette is rather unmodulated
  • Ready-built houses must be for rent

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I got my (usual) email from MindArk saying to play or die, so I downloaded the patches (PE is 11g atm) and went running about :-D Entropia doesn't let you alter your av when you like, however occasionally after a big change there's the opportunity - which I have now. In about 2003 or 4 I had sticky-up yellow/green hair which interfered with shooting a bit, then I had a chestnut bob and looked normal. ATM I have green hair knobs and I'm Black, and I dunno what I'll change to.

I stumbled into a PvP zone and just had to keep running - Entropia doesn't let you tp from any but fixed teleporters. Even logging out takes time so you can't escape death/looting that way either.



The Dying Swan


LOL on Aditi

Bunny Jam sim on Agni

20 April 2011


Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

RIP Tim Hetherington, who died yesterday in Iraq.

19 April 2011

Hmmm. This must be from another planet to the one my head is from.

There might come back: take the survey if you like.

Surely it should've been above freezing last night :(
It's mid April :(((


I haven't tried Pixexix yet, but I will later today when I have a minute!


LL has done well on the new sign-up page - that's as far as I went but it shows they are working on the problem

How to Fix Any Computer


18 April 2011




Rolltop Concept Computer

Seems like it would receive a ton of wear and tear. I wouldn't want to put much money into it for that reason (although it's an idea I've always held - that a portable computer need not be rigid) (iPad/Pod/Phone have a busticating glass thing - it probably is no different as long as replacement parts are available). Also wheres the solar panel? Pretty, though, and maybe it will take over that niche.


I just saw a bald eagle FALL INTO THE LAKE. They are so hopeless. It got out, but its mate was agitated.


Ambat, My Ambat

Overheard just now:
1: hello
2: hello
3: hi
1: where r u from?
2: hw r u
3: im from germany and you?
1: Mexico
2: Nebraska


Blue Mars has named a new CEO, who is one of the founders. Formerly it was Jim Sink, who must've left for greener pastures by choice or not. I wonder what is going to happen next for BM.*

*Why do they always give things such rotten names?

Borrego Springs houses.

17 April 2011

Wow, this seems very significant: Reprogrammable chip.

Make tiny moon! :-D Come back tiny canapes! Bionic arm I won a game of the hippopotamus.—

Ilia has a great one combining badassery + gravy :-D


On one hand THIS is cunning and interesting, but on the other why bother to use anything at all if you think using the same every time is all right? Therefore I think it's interesting merely to hear the idea, but if implemented would suck the joy out of wrapping presents.

16 April 2011

goku C: hi
Me: hi
Me: I actually forgot I was logged in until I heard the ding ding heh.
goku C: lol
goku C: i have a question
goku C: whouled u mind if i borrow 2300 lindens please ill pay back
goku C: its for a avatar and some other stuff
Me: heh no way
goku C: please
goku C: ill do anything
goku C: ill pay backk every linden
goku C: i am a man of my word
goku C: i cross my heart
goku C: i pinki promise
Me: No, I don't loan money.
goku C: :9
goku C: :(
goku C: :(
goku C: :(
goku C: :(
goku C: :(
goku C: \:(
goku C: :(
goku C: =(
goku C: please ill never beg again
goku C: please
goku C: i will do anyhting
goku C: im desprite
goku C: please

Would you be my friend?
(By default, you will be able to see each other's online status.)
Join me in Iceland.

Me: newp bye

Explanatory Note: I have never heard of this person or met him before to the best of my knowledge.



This is neat: Container Guest House


The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

URL to this beautiful time lapse video sent to me by Candide.


Ugh. This is peculiar and wrong and attempts to make precedent on a sad but rare set of circumstances. A pregnant woman abandoned by her lover attempted suicide and is now accused of murder.

15 April 2011


Lucy and Enjah

How nice! Lucy has made a pie! Wait...

And Enjah seems to be celebrating the duality of alchemy...



Esteemed Adventurer and Inventor Teddie Button wrote about Cowell HERE.


Lucy said:
'mudpie took makepeace to the clothing museum, he was amused and delighted!
the pj was quite active -- had a fantod at one point.
the shoes were asleep, and the hat was doing nothing - maybe we tinies were beneath their notice.

the ornate heavy curtain to the gent's area was *gasp* open a bit!
i was imagining you could include a garter belt with snapping medusaish tentacles!
and maybe some panties that get in a bunch LOL

reading a science book by Mary Roach... while doing research in egypt she happened into a little
museum with dioramas of men making things, doing things, the usual, camels, etc.

then the guard beckoned her to a locked doorway and let her into another hallway which turned
out to be dioramas of women! combing kids' hair, weaving, making bread, etc!
hidden of course from male eyes!'



I bought liquid laundry detergent with 44 loadsworth in the jug, and used it. Then I went downstairs to use it and it was over half gone. Then I went down to use it and it was almost all gone. Today I staggered down there to do washing and - yes, EMPTY.


Me: On a different note I have used very little of my bottle of laundry detergent and it was empty when I went down to wash clothes this morning. Why was that?
Him: I'm SOOOOO sorry about the laundry detergent. I thought that was the bottle my girlfriend brought over. I have a container that's full that you can use and I'll replace the other one while I'm in town tomorrow..... Again, I apologize Vivian. :(

OK, he can live.

Rent the country of Liechtenstein!


14 April 2011

What's the big deal?


I just returned from jin shin. I wanted to stop for groceries but when I came out it was raining heavily so I drove home and put the heat on. It's 41 degrees outside. That's... cold. Cold, wet, grey, dim. It's 1:30, this house is all windows, and I had to stop myself from turning on the lights because it's not very bright.


13 April 2011

FC's Day Out in Cowell

What's this?

Zounds! A ferocious pajama top in must!

A mated pair of rare winklepickers.

*Gentlemen Only*

That was well worth the price of admission!

'In an extraordinary intervention, the Justice Department has sought and won permission from a federal judge to seize control of a massive criminal botnet comprised of millions of private computers, and deliver a command to those computers to disable the malicious software.

The request, filed Tuesday under seal in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut, sought a temporary restraining order to allow the non-profit Internet Systems Consortium to swap out command-and-control servers that were communicating with machines infected with Coreflood — malicious software used by computer criminals to loot victims’ bank accounts.'


It bothers me that every expert around the globe keeps saying Fukushima is 'no Chernobyl.' I'm damned sure that had the Japanese authorities been able they'd've called it a 6.


Some other paintings are as good but I don't think any are better than Te Nave Nave Fenua painted by Gauguin.

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It's mid-upper 40s today, and 30s at night. Although it says 45 on the weather widget thingummybob I think it's 46. Hey - one degree means a lot in this kind of weather! It's ten or so degrees below normal for this time of year.

We had 41 rainy days in a row but that was broken by a day of sun. It got close to 60 degrees, I hear. /me fans herself. I stopped putting my heat on when it turned into April, but I had to start using it again as I was seriously freezerating.





12 April 2011


11 April 2011

'Japanese authorities Tuesday "provisionally" declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters -- the highest level -- putting it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.' --CNN


More tsunami footage keeps turning up.


Online video chat by Ustream

SJ sent me this EagleCam link :-D

10 April 2011


A young architect sent to oversee a job in a tsunami-devastated beach town meets a girl and is faced with small-town attitudes. Interesting mainly for its picture of modern Thailand (albeit deliberately focusing on the mouldering of damaged buildings as a metaphor), nothing much happens in this film of greyed tones and nuanced dialogue.



The ashes of the man, Alfred Adler, who identified the inferiority complex were lost for seventy years but have just been found.



Hard for me to comprehend that it's been 50 years.What have we been doing all this time? Why are we still so backward? And where's my flying car?

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The makers of Combat Cards, a card game that is played in
Second Life, have taken an innovative approach to creating
a new expansion based on the players and setting of an
actual roleplay region in Second Life.

Doc Boffin and Osprey Therian, creators of Combat Cards
have worked closely with Vooper Werribee, owner of the
Splintered Rock Second Life region to produce a new set of
cards. Each card shows one of the roleplay characters
who plays at Splintered Rock.

Both Combat Cards and Splintered Rock have a long history
in Second Life. Combat Cards was first released in 2006
and at the time Doc Boffin was also a Linden employee
known as Babbage Linden. Splintered Rock was originally a
roleplay area based on the science fiction world of the
Dune novels by Frank Herbert. However, in 2008 lawyers for
The Herbert Estate requested the removal of any Dune
intellectual property from Second Life.

Vooper Werribee (real life name: Darren Green) said, "The
Splintered Rock set of cards shows that we have moved on
from the 'Dune issue' and benefit from the incredible
creativity and originality of roleplayers in Second Life.
The cards do a great job of showcasing that. Osprey worked
incredibly hard with each player to get a picture that
captured the 'heart and soul' of their character and the
new set of cards is a fantastic way to let people know
about the style and setting of the roleplay on Splintered
Rock. I'm thrilled to be involved in this!"

This method of producing a new expansion for Combat Cards
illustrates the flexibility that is available to developers
of virtual games. The creators of Combat Cards may take a
similar approach to their next expansion, perhaps featuring
another Second Life roleplaying region. There is also the
possibility of producing customised cards on request.

However, one final task remains before the Splintered
Rock set of Combat Cards can be released:
The new cards all need names.
If you would like to help name the cards then send an IM
in Second Life with your suggested card name to Vooper
Werribee. It also a chance to make a few Linden
Dollars as L$200 will be paid for each card name that
is used.
You can see the set of Splintered Rock Combat Cards here (1).

(1) Link to Splintered Rock set of Combat Cards

(2) Link to Splintered Rock web page

(3) SLurl to the Splintered Rock Combat Cards Arena

(4) Link to Combat Cards web page



Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast

A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged.More than 200,000 buildings were washed out by the enormous waves that followed the 9.0 quake on March 11.
There have been reports of cars, tractor-trailers, capsized ships and even whole houses bobbing around in open water.

09 April 2011

At this link: Images of Los Angeles in 1959 from the time capsule opened in 2009.


08 April 2011

About 8:30 this morning.


07 April 2011


A touch of snow is on the hills, but an osprey just flew by, so warmer weather may be along soon.
ATM we have 30s at night and near-50 during the day, although the weather is patchy and there've been warm days here and there.


Os of the Day


I said to Rodvik (tweeted, actually, not that he replied or anything) a while ago that we needed a "FourSquareSL" type of thing and now there is one, apparently. It's sort of an obvious thing to add an optional game layer to SL - something a lot of people seem to enjoy.

06 April 2011


This was brilliant - at least I would guess it isn't for everyone, but if it's for you it's brilliant.


Tai Chi @ Looseh's

Looseh, Enj, HBA, Kumi, Ed, Fuzzy, Anchor, Emma, Mjane, Os.

Note tight trouser bug.


Opera Bis - Opera of Rennes
Eugene Onegin


*sits quietly in the virtual operahouse*


Ozone layer faces record loss over Arctic
Associated Press,04.05.11, 04:14 AM EDT

GENEVA -- The U.N. weather agency says the depletion of the ozone layer shielding Earth from damaging ultraviolet rays has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this spring, because of harmful chemicals and a cold winter.

The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that the Earth's fragile ozone layer in the Arctic region has suffered a loss of about 40 percent from the start of winter until late March exceeding the previous seasonal loss of about 30 percent.



Ozone layer faces record loss over Arctic

Associated Press, 04.05.11, 04:14 AM EDT

GENEVA -- The U.N. weather agency says the depletion of the ozone layer shielding Earth from damaging ultraviolet rays has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this spring, because of harmful chemicals and a cold winter.

The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that the Earth's fragile ozone layer in the Arctic region has suffered a loss of about 40 percent from the start of winter until late March exceeding the previous seasonal loss of about 30 percent.


05 April 2011

It's been seventeen years since Kurt Cobain died. Here's the Nevermind baby now.

04 April 2011


Don Antonio has a dream about his childhood.



Million Zombie March

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The Robot Book from Thomas Jackson on Vimeo.


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I had thought I'd got the rotation correct on the rune rezzer, but it was completely koo-koo when I looked at it. I just spent over 9000 hours but I think I finally (maybe) have figured out how to make things rez properly. Maybe. In any case the rune rezzer rezzes runes rotated. Phew. It only took 7+ years.

So - Product 1 for the Fortune Warehouse at Cowell.

After some soul-searching I decided to leave Grignano, which I'll love forever but oh, well. I watched Salazar build Cowell fishing village (before I knew Salazar, in the summer of '04) and I have always wanted to be a part of it, so now's my chance. Enjah has come, too, and Lucy is the third member of the Fortune Warehouse cabal. We'll have fun things like 8-balls, runes, tarot cards, fortune cookie avatars, and possibly some animations/poses. I might as well jam all mine in a vendor as I have loads, almost all of which are little interesting moves I did for machinima such as looking at a watch, handstands, shading eyes, Tiny anims like jumping up and down, and so on.

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03 April 2011


The Bratislava Hot Serenaders
Awesome even if his hand gestures are startling.


[14:36] Person in audience at a dance performance: Can you tell me where your fabulous outfit is from?
[14:37] Osprey Therian: I made it back when I made clothing - ty!
[14:37] Osprey Therian: years ago
[14:37] Person in audience at a dance performance: did you used to have that international place?
[14:38] Osprey Therian: No, I did mostly men's medieval fantasy and whatever else I liked :-D
[14:39] Osprey Therian: I don't sell this as it's my only chance to be unique ;-D
[14:39] Person in audience at a dance performance: I would love that outfit
[14:39] Person in audience at a dance performance: can I buy a copy?
[14:39] Osprey Therian: I don't sell it, I'm sorry - amazing it still is interesting to people!
[14:40] Person in audience at a dance performance: kk
[14:40] Person in audience at a dance performance: pity
[14:40] Person in audience at a dance performance: I would love it


02 April 2011


I just ran into this horoscope:

'If you develop symptoms like a dry mouth, twitching eyebrows, sweaty palms, or goose bumps in places you don't usually get them, you may be suffering from a malady called anatidaephobia, which is the fear that you are being watched by a duck. So please, Virgo, try to avoid places where ducks congregate. APRIL FOOL!'

Not very funny but any mention of ducks is appropriate.


Another performance!

Opera Bis - Opera of Rennes

Wednesday, April 6 at 20h (French time), 11 am SL Time.

'The next evening OpéraBis will be a new edition of "Review your classic ' , an evening of discovery of the opera, this time devoted to Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky. Come and discover or rediscover the best moments, with singing, piano and reviews of Alain Surrans, director of the Opera of Rennes.'

Here's the last one caught on video (I'm front row on the right end):

Les Noces de Figaro sur OpéraBis from Opéra de Rennes on Vimeo.

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Although they bear their lives of crushing poverty cheerfully, the inhabitants of Melo aren't without dreams, and eagerly embrace the entrepreneurial spirit when they hear of an upcoming papal visit.
This is based on real events and isn't a feel-good movie, whatever the trailer looks like.


01 April 2011

April Fool's Day Pranks
Some gone already

YouTube 1911
Gmail Motion
SL jira TP to RL bug report
Hulu Dial-up
Google shows Helvetica search results in Comic Sans *shudder*
LinkedIn - check "People You Might Know" ==:O

Lomography, which always has great nutty stuff on their website has this.



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