MMORPG adultery

Yesterday I had to upgrade the Second Life-client again, today it was impossible to login because it was closed for maintenance. So I decided to try something else….why not DotSoul? I can’t say that I was impressed by their website, but I installed the Active Worlds-like browser and logged in as guest. Because it is […]

Mars in Second Life!

In an earlier post I mentioned that I would be interested in a Mars-simulation in Second Life. Today I was flying around in 2l, not knowing what to do. So I followed a railway, passively looking out for a nice scenery that might pop up. And there it was: Mars, hanging in the sky.   […]

Virtual Parks

VR Parks is a European network of consultants, architects and developers in the Virtual Reality world of Second Life. It is a project by Bruno Cerboni and Giulio Prisco, founded in 2006. VR Parks is responsible for Uvvy Island and the popular Dublin, but now also for a sim of Rome. At 18 september Bruno […]

Burning Life

One of the most boring features of Second Life is that there are too many software updates. So when I log in, there is almost always a message, telling me that I have to download and install the newest version. And then there was the message, earlier this week, that my password was no longer […]

Mars in Active Worlds

Second Life is there to simulate the real world. It could be nice to simulate life on other worlds too, e.g. life on Mars. Thus far I didn’t find such a simulation in 2L, so i looked in another MMORPG, Active Worlds. I logged in as guest and visited the Mars sim there. Here it […]

IEET conference in Second Life

Friday june, 30 a second virtual conference was held on Uvvy Island. This was also a second opportunity to test the Vivox-software. The guys from Vivox had learned from the first time; things went a lot smoothier and when I entered the conference room in the Space Habitat it was rather easy to be added […]

Making new friends in 2L

In 2L I prefer to hang around at Uvvy Island and Dublin.IÂ like Uvvy because of the transhumanist activities; almost everyday something has changed in the buildings. I like Dublin because…well I just like it. The only problem is: I almost never see any people there. Last time I was lucky: I saw a guy […]

Virtual Transvision at Uvvy Island

On wednesday the event took place that was one of the reasons – if not the only reason – for me to sign up for a second life account: the first conference on transhumanism in a VR environment. Powered by Vivox it became possible to communicate with each other not losing time by typing your […]

@Home in 2L

At last I own my own plot of land and…a house! The first house I bought was a big Spanish-style house with three storeys.Unfortunately it gave too much trouble for me to rez it properly, so I returned it.The supplier, Techzen Omega, was kind enough to refund the money. Although it is only virtual money, […]

Long time, no post

My RL and my SL consume too much time, so there isn’t very much left to write in this journal. I’ll give you an update about last week. Of course I visited Dublin. Again, I saw nobody there; it must be a great place but there are no visitors when I am there (are they […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.