More explorations in 2L

Surprise! No updates today, so I could make a start without the boring routine of the last two weeks. Because Second Life crashed yesterday (updates are not more stable than earlier versions, unfortunately) I didn’t enter this virtual world at my home, as usual, but at the home of Giulio Prisco, one of my transhumanist friends […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tour on Uvvy Island

For more than a week my Real Life absorbed me fully, so I wasn’t able to visit 2L (just one simple log-in to receive my weekly fee of L$ 50). But today I found the time to come back again. Visiting Uvvy Island – the new project by Giulio Perhaps and his team that is […]


I’ve never been to Dublin IRL, but in 2L Dublin is one teleport-click away. I read about the Dublin Sim in the Metaverse Messenger of 2006 04 25. City photographs are used for the design of the sim, owned by Ham Rambler. When I walked into a shop, I was attracted by a piece of […]


Today I built my first house. It was already prefabbed in a box, I only had to adjust the elements together. That was difficult enough for me, though. The first test was to have the outer walls placed on the floor, here you see me judging my work. Then I had to put the roof […]

  • 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”.