World Stock Exchange

Another day in the paradise of  Second Life and there was a message about the World Stock Exchange.  Well one of the things I want to find out in Second Life is how economics could work in a world without government, so I teleported to the ATM, to create an account. Unfortunately I had misunderstood […]

14/3: Pi – Day.

As written before: I was up to something new in Second Life. Since the last entry in my journal I logged in regularly (twice a week), but I almost never found what I was looking for. So I took some snapshots and left. The only thing that gave me some pleasure was the gnome I bought […]

Getting bored.

After an exciting time with new developments in Second Life, there now is a time of boredom in 2L. No new experiences at all. Revisiting The Black Sun, there is a large protected area around the castle, so I could not enter. Maybe the time zone differences play a part in it, but I never see anyone […]

Neil Stephenson lives in Second Life.

Just a short visit to the Black Sun Tower. I got this wonderful Black Sun T-shirt. Usually not much interested in clothes, I feel proud of my T-shirt, so I decided to wear it and to visit The Black Sun. Who else would I meet there? Of course, IntLibb, who was also wearing his T-shirt. And […]

Black Sun in Development.

Today I became a Black Sun Nightclub VIP. I visited the place very often during the last weeks and there is always something new. A week ago I flew around there in the evening and I saw IntLibb Brautigan (RL name Mike Lorrey) working on the roof of his brewery. He invited me in and […]

Second-hand news

Visited 2L a few times this week. First I was at Dublin, at a Halloween party:   Next day I visited the Black Sun Tower.  At the beach I saw a slide. Wow, why not becoming a virtual kid for a while? Who cares – it’s only second life! LOLSITW (Laughing Out Loud Splashing In The Water) […]

Black Sun Tower

There are days IRL when you feel like the ultimate Samuel Pepys: “Up at seven and so to bed”. In 2L you experience the similar when you log in and log out, without talking to anybody or seeing anything worth mentioning. I have to admit that this is what happens regularly. Today however was full of interesting experiences, […]

SL becomes more and more RL

Even the usual upgrading becomes a natural part of my life. Today I had to upgrade to version 1.12.2; I can never start a fresh day in 2L without having to upgrade. Today I wanted to visit some new places I read about in the metaverse mailinglist. The first was Meta Bank. A building at Nangrim. […]

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 […]

  • 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”.