29 September 2012
Meeting at Cafe Jack
I gave up struggling with doing 3d stuffs quite a while ago as I got so ill I just couldn't do anything. I'm able to tell that Frank's jin shin has an effect on me in part because I decided to make a mesh cave entrance, made it, then couldn't get the texture to go from Sculptris to MeshLab to Second Life (and I'm just trying to figure it out on my own with nearly no brain-juice). And then I got it to work. And now the question is will I be able to do it again. I'm not truly clear what I did.
I need to work on making the cave entrance less land-impactful. It's rather stupidly wasteful at the moment but at least it's proof of concept.
I also had IMs so did some Ambat work and poked Combat Cards in Europa a bit (oops just realised I set the arena to the wrong group, so need to go back).
28 September 2012
27 September 2012
26 September 2012
Re: WIFI Problem iOS 6
Sep 26, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to Island Man JC)
I had a very similar problem on my 3GS. I think I've now solved my problem.
Try the following:
Goto Settings - General - Reset and then choose "Network settings". After that, all saved Wifi settings will be deleted and the Phone/Pad reboots.
After I did that, my wifi worked stable again (for about 24h now).
Bastard Apple. I have to say, Google does a ton for mankind* (also Bill Gates does, too) but Apple - what do they do? I was a die-hard Apple user back in the day but I don't see them helping to shape the world in any positive fashion.
*Summer of Code, Google Earth, maps, cars, high-speed net, renewable energy projects, etc.
25 September 2012
Like on Facebook if you so desire.
24 September 2012
, a photo by Vivian Oblivion on Flickr.
23 September 2012
Caretakers of the Forest of Kahruvel
20 September 2012
18 September 2012
17 September 2012
The tests were normal. I have no diagnosis; might be an injury. I *think* MS is still possible, not sure. I just feel like I know nothing but I am very glad my optic nerves are fine. I knew I'd be kind of flipped out today so trying to be gentle on myself.
16 September 2012
15 September 2012
14 September 2012
Oh, Mr G :((( I don't remember anything after Mrs Thetan said, 'Stand back here to keep out of danger.' I got your message and started looking for Salazar. I'm so worried. And about Enjah, too - she thinks she left before it happened. SHE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO ME. :(((
'Love has always been about experimenting with new ideas, but I cant do that anymore. After last week I have seen an explosion in new players and interest. It has been absolutely amazing and it has been a massive success and donations are pouring in. But it also made it very clear to me that too keep changing the game like I have in the past, for the players I used to have, just wont work. Many of the new players needs less players and action, they need a calmer safer environment that doesn't change to experiment in. To them Love needs to become more stable, and not have me constantly put new experiments in there. In many ways it has already become more stable just because I am now much more happy with the game, so fewer major changes are needed (and the fact that administrating the ballooning number of servers and players is taking up so much more of my time). This however is not enough. Love needs to be able to branch for different players and skills.
This is why I have come to the conclusion that letting players run their own servers is the best way froward. Its been requested many times before, but with very few players it always felt better to have everyone gathered in a few shared servers, but now things are different. The servers are over populated.'
Mrs Thetan told us to stand back when the portal enhancers were connected.
I remember standing back. I remember being next to Salazar, Enjah, Ilianexsi, HBA, Mr Grayson, Champie Jack, and Mrs Thetan.
Not sure who else was there. It was raining. Champie gave me a Gini. I...
I can't remember. I can't remember.
12 September 2012
11 September 2012
And I was right.* There is something. I'm signed up for their beta and eagerly await my wave assignment in http://www.republicwireless.com/ I'll let you know how it goes when it happens, but theoretically it should be perfect for me. It uses wifi when wifi is available (99% of the time for me), and switches to a cell network if it isn't. It's ~20 a month.
*When it first began it had a non-interesting phone but has just switched to a quite reasonable one with a 5 mp cam.
10 September 2012
Last days at 58. Osprey and E by SJ.
Kenny in monster mode.
I spent yesterday in SL, starting at the closing of Claudia's installation on the Art Screamer sim. It turned out a film I'd made was a finalist for a machinima contest they were having. They actually played the wrong one at the closing, but never mind. Six finalists, all good work. I didn't win, but that doesn't matter. Here are some people watching.
09 September 2012
Suddenly I wondered if that's the old Melbourne Gaol. If it is, I've been there.
I went to Ambat to rez a kiosk from a user-made orientation that is very nice. I talked to two regulars - R was one and he asked me to fix the dance machines (which I did), and we chatted and danced.
R: I was thinking tonight that you'd forgotten about ambat
Later I met A:
Osprey Therian: Think I fixed that stupid dance ball.
A: you know whats funny? we all were talking about the changes to the sandbox and we were wondering if you were going to make changes up here too :P
A: literally two days ago :P
Osprey Therian: heh
Osprey Therian: What changes do you think are needed?
A: I wouldn't change a single thing
Osprey Therian: I added a kiosk pointing to a new user area
A: Except maybe that talker thingy n the rug by the hippo book...it multiplies or something
Osprey Therian: I like it as-is so it makes me happy you said that.
Osprey Therian: the runes?
A: I had another avi years ago and when I took a break and made this one a few years later I was so glad it was the same here
Osprey Therian: They should just give a reading then poof
Osprey Therian: I get attached to things here and in rl
A: They give a reading every few minutes and when I mute them it seems they muliply. I mean I like what they do but when it gets busy here its hard to keep up with the conversation when they keep going off
Osprey Therian: I'll take it and look at it.
Osprey Therian: ty for telling me
A: the hippo book is my favorite part of this place after the fountain :)
A: please don't think I'm complaining at all
Osprey Therian: IM any concerns - I always want to know
Osprey Therian: no I love it
A: SL always changes and I know I'm not the only one who is glad this place doesnt :)
Osprey Therian: It's been quiet here lately I hear.
Osprey Therian: May get busier when sl is on Steam.
A: It has but the regulars still stop in
Osprey Therian: Well, good night - nice to've met you!
A: good night :)
I'm glad people still enjoy the quiet Ambat tone.
This is neat:
Lazarus pill miracle for E Cape man
By: Richard Stupart, City Press
Johannesburg - If miracles exist, Ayanda Nqinana may just have swallowed one.
After reading a report in City Press last month, his wife, Nomfundo, insisted that he be given a prescription for the sleeping pill Stilnox, which has the opposite effect on those with brain injuries.
It worked – and brought him out of a seven-year coma.
Nqinana had been the Peddie Municipality’s director of local development before a late-night car crash on a lonely Eastern Cape road in 2005 almost ended his life.
The accident tore him from his wife and their 2-year old son, Ayavuya, and left him with severe brain injuries, a fractured hip and legs, and unable to talk, leave his bed or feed himself.
For the past seven years, Nomfundo has visited her husband in East London’s Newhaven Hospital, hoping for signs that the man she had known before the accident was still inside his body.
“His eyes, he couldn’t follow any direction. For instance, if you were talking to him, even if you move from this angle to that angle, he doesn’t follow you. He couldn’t talk. Not at all,” she said.
Nqinana’s doctors said he’d probably remain that way.
But on August 12, family friend Nceba Mokoena came across an article in City Press about a miracle recovery made by another car crash victim, hundreds of kilometres away in Gauteng.
Louis Viljoen was given the sleeping pill by chance by his mother, Sienie.
She had noticed he wasn’t sleeping peacefully and asked her doctor if she could give him half a sleeping tablet. After she did, Louis opened his eyes and said “Hello Mamma”, his first words in five years.
Nceba phoned Nomfundo immediately to ask if she had seen the story, and whether or not Stilnox might just help her husband.
Initially, Ayanda’s doctor was not convinced, telling her not to place too much faith in newspaper reports. But Nomfundo insisted.
“Because I’ve been praying a lot for my husband to get better, I can try anything that is possible for his health. So eventually we agreed to get a prescription.”
They began giving Ayanda the drug, and waited to see what would happen. Five days passed with no improvement.
“The date was August 29. I received a call from Newhaven saying, ‘Is it possible for you, Mrs Nqinana, to come in on your way back from Bhisho’ – on my way back from work – ‘and see us?’ because my husband was talking,” she said.
She rushed there and found the hospital abuzz. Nurses rushed to call her to her husband’s room and followed her inside.
“The first thing that he said to me, in Xhosa, was ‘Are you here? They called you to come here?’ I couldn’t believe it. I just took a chair and sat down.”
Not only had he recovered enough to talk, but he remembered his family and was able to hold a conversation.
He asked his wife where she was working, and how she managed her daily commute between East London and Bhisho.
“I was so amazed, and the tears were just falling, falling all over my cheeks. I couldn’t believe that Ayanda was talking,” she said.
08 September 2012
Me: This is great! Peel me a grape!
Kim: Ha ha! You're funny!
Despite detailed directions she got off at the wrong exit and I had to guide her in by phone, but it worked out. She was able to find the house easily, which was awesome.
Just for Karan
TY for the link! I think Second Life (seen here) also has some pretty kick-ass amateur-built regions. VR is great for exploration.
07 September 2012
Some pictures from Xulu, which reminds me a bit of Project Entropia with the vehicle-emphasis of There. I'm pretty hopeless with my one hand and low energy level, but the many driving games were fun and the target-practise cannon-shooting game was neat, too.
I've decided that LL is expecting a big influx from Steam and wanted the bug-reporting system cut back before that happens so that expectations will not be raised from usual MMO bug-reporting methods and things will be easier for them.
For current SL customers the situation is summed up by this comment from Latif Khalifa:
on September 7, 2012 at 01:50
Another thing that is important to remember: I found workarounds for literally dozens of problems by searching Jira and reading comments where someone would point out a way to do something without crashing, or something similar. All that valuable knowledge sharing is killed with this.
06 September 2012
In Venexia there is much to startle one.
LL's occulted the bug report process. You can fill in yer little form now and it's whisked away. You can see your own reports but no one else's.
04 September 2012
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Me: What's new in the delivery biz? Have started delivering liquour to fratboys yet?
Driver: Not yet!
Me: I bet in the future Safeway will deliver marijuana.
Driver: It wouldn't surprise me!
03 September 2012
'While being hauled to its new home at the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, the 50 foot tall statue of Jesus was trapped as it was being driven through a McDonalds drive-thru. One outstretched arm of the statue caught on a statue of Ronald McDonald causing it to shift, stand semi-upright and lodge between a drive thru window and a McDonaldland Playland.'
01 September 2012