2010.04.06 07:00 - Dick Tracy Newbie

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Riddle Sideways. The comments are by Riddle Sideways.  The lateness of this posting is also the fault of Riddle Sideways.

    Riddle Sideways: good _____, Yaku
    Yakuzza Lethecus: good morning california
    Darren Islar: hi
    Darren Islar: hey, this is nice
    Darren Islar: very relaxed
    Riddle Sideways: Hi Darren
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe :)
    Darren Islar: hi riddle
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, how do you recline that way
    Darren Islar: but feel a little bit strange though
    Riddle Sideways: is it a special gesture?
    Darren Islar: no
    Darren Islar: just didn't put my sitt off
    Riddle Sideways: ok, will practice it when nobody is watching
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: good morning, zon
    Zon Quar: hi
    Darren Islar: hi Zon, good afternoon :-)
    Riddle Sideways: not sure, have we met before?
    Darren Islar: who do you ask?
    Riddle Sideways: mostly zon,
    Zon Quar: sry,in on the new viewer
    Zon Quar: trying to understand how this works
    Riddle Sideways: yes, I am several days into new viewer and still lost
    Darren Islar: I think somebody crashed
    Darren Islar: or pushed the wrong button :-)
    Darren Islar: I'm pretty well used to it
    Riddle Sideways: I also made mistake of coming to session before knowing how to control this new button
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Darren Islar: but I still find new things, and some things seems to be stil lost
    Riddle Sideways: I had thought that new viewer would get my Bell back
    Riddle Sideways: but, has not
    Darren Islar: and I have a way of pushing the wrong button somehow :-)
    Riddle Sideways: will have to look deeper at settings
    Darren Islar: yes, it is strange
    Darren Islar: do you hear the typing
    Darren Islar: and other sounds
    Riddle Sideways: yes
    Riddle Sideways: Both of you spend much time in SL,
    Darren Islar: and you have media on in pref
    Riddle Sideways: for several months I had to do other stuff
    Darren Islar: ah
    Riddle Sideways: yes, have most media on
    Riddle Sideways: just checked other avs media
    Darren Islar: the new one takes over some of the settings from te old one
    Darren Islar: brb
    Riddle Sideways: this weekend I spend almost entire time virtually
    Riddle Sideways: visited and re-visited about 12 worlds
    Riddle Sideways: reminds me that I missed a couple
    Yakuzza Lethecus thinks about the 12 colonies of cobol :)
    Riddle Sideways: ah, and I started watching the new series

    Riddle Sideways: good morning, Adams
    Yakuzza Lethecus: morning adams
    Adams Rubble: Hello Riddle, Yakiuzza and darren
    Riddle Sideways: I see you sport the same "siworae" as some others
    Adams Rubble: It is a land group
    Darren Islar: back
    Riddle Sideways: WB
    Yakuzza Lethecus: w
    Yakuzza Lethecus: b
    Darren Islar: hi Adams
    Riddle Sideways: hope you had a nice easter
    Adams Rubble: nice to meet you darren :)
    Darren Islar: thanks, but you already know me as liza
    Adams Rubble: I saw your tag :)
    Darren Islar: ok :-)
    Darren Islar: but you are right, they do have different personalities
    Adams Rubble: My brother and sisters avatars all have their own perosnality to a dregree
    Riddle Sideways: many hide who we might know them by much better :)
    Adams Rubble: Thanks Riddle and I hope you had a nice Passover
    Riddle Sideways: thanks, still craving bread
    Adams Rubble: :)

    Darren Islar: well, I don't like to hide for friends :-)
    Riddle Sideways: unfornuetely it is those friends that lock us into being only one persona
    Riddle Sideways: should not be that way
    Darren Islar: hmmm,true Riddle
    Adams Rubble: These explorations are a constant learning experience :)
    Adams Rubble: help us toward what we really are I think
    Adams Rubble: get to our essence
    Riddle Sideways: mommy locks us into being that little kid
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: when we are flying
    Adams Rubble: I kept my mommy constantly perplexed :)
    Darren Islar: well it is one of the nice things about sl, to be able to experiment a bit with it
    Darren Islar: :-) Adams
    Riddle Sideways: like you, I wear a tag that says I might be a riddle
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: in RL and most other VW
    Darren Islar: VW? what does that mean?
    Darren Islar: virtual world
    Darren Islar: got it
    Riddle Sideways: some of you use different names inworlds
    Riddle Sideways: as I was saying before, I spent much time this weekend in many diff worlds
    Adams Rubble: which ones Riddle?
    Riddle Sideways: without preplanning I had good friday off
    Riddle Sideways: so sat at terminal

    Riddle Sideways: the hardest switch was into PaB after a party and comedy in VR3d
    Riddle Sideways: was not in serious mood :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i have to admit i don´t know that many virtual worlds
    Darren Islar: neither do I
    Darren Islar: one is already a lot to handle :-)
    Riddle Sideways: probably not a good idea to know too many
    Darren Islar: with different avatars
    Darren Islar: maybe you should ask Storm about the bell
    Adams Rubble: I have only been omn OpenSim
    Adams Rubble: in
    Darren Islar: from the Sims?
    Riddle Sideways: (will do when storm returns)
    Adams Rubble: no the virtual world
    Darren Islar: yes, I understand
    Darren Islar: yes, he is gone now
    Adams Rubble: not much to do there
    Riddle Sideways: never did much "The Sims" online version
    Riddle Sideways: I like OpenSim
    Darren Islar: can you build there and using textures in the same way as in sl?
    Adams Rubble: One has to be careful stretching ones hair in OpenSim
    Adams Rubble: there is no limit like in SL and the hair can get as big as a house
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Darren Islar: ah :-)
    Adams Rubble: it was most embarassing
    Adams Rubble: someone had to come and explain to me whhat had happend
    Darren Islar: hahah, sorry adams
    Riddle Sideways: ah you made a new friend
    Adams Rubble: hehe, yes

    Darren Islar: well, I think we all know the firts problems with a new world
    Darren Islar: getting naked in a crowd, or something like that
    Riddle Sideways: to be an avatar for years and all of a sudden be a noobie
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: re-defines beginner mind
    Adams Rubble: lost in the new world
    Riddle Sideways: beginner body
    Riddle Sideways: babes in toyland
    Riddle Sideways: becomes babes in WOW
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe, viewer 2.0, kind of creates noobies :)

    Darren Islar: wel a lot of us lost clothing
    Darren Islar: to me that was hair and a shoe
    Adams Rubble: oh my
    Darren Islar: but I know a female that lost her t-shirt
    Adams Rubble: from the viewer?
    Darren Islar: or a man his trousers
    Darren Islar: yes, some transitions he is not doing very well
    Riddle Sideways: yes, I was at the session
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i started with that kind of bug when i joined sl for the first time
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i ended up black with only one shoe
    Adams Rubble: oh my
    Darren Islar: you kept the black :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i made me intentionally like that later :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: at least kind of
    Darren Islar: and put on another shoe
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: how does the viewer lose clothing?
    Darren Islar: I don't know
    Darren Islar: and to everyone it is something different
    Darren Islar: when I went back to emerald
    Darren Islar: and changed there
    Riddle Sideways: I lost some friends :(
    Darren Islar: I had the same problem again
    Adams Rubble: oh wow
    Darren Islar: no I didn't loose friends, I think
    Adams Rubble: I am glad I am slow to switch
    Darren Islar: well, if you do, make sure you rezz in a place where nobodyis around
    Adams Rubble: hehe. OK
    Adams Rubble: are there any advantages to the new viewer?
    Riddle Sideways: I was in a first person world for an hour before I saw what I wasn't
    Riddle Sideways: had to see self
    Riddle Sideways: must be a metaphor there somewhere
    Adams Rubble: :)

    Darren Islar: sorry, was away for a while
    Darren Islar: e-mail
    Riddle Sideways: wb
    Darren Islar: it is much easier to use links
    Adams Rubble: Hello Steadman
    Darren Islar: everything is a link now, which gives you information quick
    Riddle Sideways: good morning, Steadman
    Darren Islar: but they reduced the buttons
    Darren Islar: and sometimes is a pain in the ass
    Darren Islar: the rest you should ask to a technician :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i wonder when we all will wear more sensors and walk real in a virtual world
    Riddle Sideways: steadman, there is a notecard on the ball next to you
    Darren Islar: hi Steadman
    Riddle Sideways: explaining us a little more
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi steadman
    Riddle Sideways: without the bell , I don't know when the silent is
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i mean today we have headtracker´s,cellphones who count our steps
    Darren Islar: I think I missed something
    Adams Rubble: I am holding out for a cellphone that can tp :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe
    Riddle Sideways: there use to be a comic strip "Dick Tracy"
    Riddle Sideways: who had a wrist tv
    Riddle Sideways: a wrist watch with 2-way video
    Adams Rubble: with an arrow pointing to it saying wrist radio
    Darren Islar: hahah
    Adams Rubble: Is Dick Tracy gone from the comic pages now?
    Darren Islar: oops
    I crashed :(.  My battery power UPS just quit! blink! Bonk!.  The rest of the office had electricity.
    Adams Rubble: whoops, we lost Riddle
    Darren Islar: riddles sometimes do :-)
    Darren Islar: I only red comics when I was a grown-up
    Darren Islar: so can;t say
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Darren Islar: I mean different kind of comics
    Adams Rubble: wb Riddle :)
    Darren Islar: wb
    Riddle Sideways: Please to excuse me for the rude exit
    Darren Islar: np
    Riddle Sideways: my UPS went
    There was so much more I was planning to chat about Dick Tracy's wrist-radio TV.
    I have been thinking about how some personal electronics took off and some died.
    It had to do with their paradigm fitting into normal everyday life.
    I did not want to carry 5 extra devices, but did want my tunes, a phone, a calculator, clock, calendar.
    However, now I have one device that does all that and more.  .

    Adams Rubble: I thought you had been paged by Dick tracy :)
    Darren Islar: :-)
    Riddle Sideways: forgot and spoke the secret exit code
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Darren Islar: hahah
    Riddle Sideways: old old battery in UPS just took down 3 computers
    Adams Rubble: oh my
    Riddle Sideways: house elecity is ok
    Riddle Sideways: old server is slow to come back
    Darren Islar: well, you're here noq
    Riddle Sideways: today might be a good day to buy another UPS
    Yakuzza Lethecus: UPS ?
    Riddle Sideways: this new desktop survives much better
    Darren Islar: he i talking riddels :-)
    Riddle Sideways: Uninterruptable Poser Supply
    Riddle Sideways: Power :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: but ;poser; is cute typo
    Adams Rubble: not so uninterruptable
    Adams Rubble was trying to figure out what a poser was
    Darren Islar: you took the words rught out of my mouth Adams
    Adams Rubble: an IPS
    Yakuzza Lethecus: there was an animation program called poser
    Adams Rubble: I am afraid I must go. thanks for the chat :)
    Riddle Sideways: thanks adams
    Darren Islar: I hope they had some power too :-)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye adams
    Darren Islar: bye Adams
    Riddle Sideways: I too need to go
    Darren Islar: so am I
    Riddle Sideways: so much to do, so little time
    Darren Islar: always
    Darren Islar: bye everyone
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye riddle
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye darren
    Darren Islar: nice talking to you Yaku
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