Monthly Archives: November 2009

Action Reaction (Grid)

Level2Venue build for Reaction Grid

New building under construction for Level2Venue

Subquark Hax said. So I sent Ener an im and said. And now I’m building conference and learning facilities on an OpenSim that will be connected to the Reaction Grid.

The OpenSim has improved a lot since I experimented with it last year. Since you’re not connected to a public grid, building there is very quiet. Really quiet. All the tools and clever things I have in my SL inventory are not at hand and, in many ways, it feels as if I’ve returned to the Stone Age of virtual building. But also kindles the imagination and whets my appetite to create, much like Philip Linden must have first imagined when he visualized the virtual desert that became Second Life.

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Checking in on Open Life

Nickola in Open Life November 2009

Nickola in Open Life November 2009

It had been nearly year since I last visited Open Life. I heard it was getting better, but I was crashing a lot and having trouble teleporting. Although, I did get some nicer hair at a freebie place.

And down it comes…

How to Catch a Monkey at Burning Life 2009

Our little monkey has escaped for the last time.

With a little bit of sadness, Micheil and I took down our Burning Life build today. We were very happy with how well the machine performed overall. Even with the near constant lag, Micheil’s data logs said the machine performed properly 90% of the time.

Thank you to all the nice people who im’d us to say how much they enjoyed our exhibit.

I was delighted to find out today that Keumjoo Ahn, a Second Life machinima artist, filmed our machine running for her piece Hahaha. Our bit comes at 1:25 in the movie.

Ener Hax gave us some blog space and took many great pictures of our build too. Thanks so much Ener!

Freakout Ween Party

Manx Wharton Freakout Halloween Party

Manx Wharton

Manx Wharton and The Freaksters met in a secret location last night to celebrate Halloween. Manx banged the drum and we danced with the ghouls until time rolled backwards.

Manx Wharton Freakout Halloween Party

Nestra made an awesome party place