2010.05.25 13:00 - Outside the Box

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Agatha Macbeth. The comments are by Aggers.

    Liza Deischer: hey agatha
    Liza Deischer: brb
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Liza :)


    Liza Deischer: b
    Agatha Macbeth calls this meeting to order :)
    Agatha Macbeth: How are you?
    Liza Deischer: pretty much okay
    Liza Deischer: you?
    Agatha Macbeth: Good to hear!
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes fine thanks
    Agatha Macbeth: How is the meditation thing going?
    Liza Deischer: pretty much okay
    Agatha Macbeth: Great
    Liza Deischer: but slow start
    Liza Deischer: not everyone is available every week
    Agatha Macbeth: A slow start is better :)
    Liza Deischer: so........
    Liza Deischer: it needs to grow
    Liza Deischer: I'm not surprised
    Agatha Macbeth: Are you achieving what you wished for so far?
    Liza Deischer: I think so, but too early to be sure
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes, give it time
    Liza Deischer: I will, no problem
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: You use viewer 2 then?
    Liza Deischer: yes, why?
    Agatha Macbeth: I wondered how you like it
    Liza Deischer: well I'm used to it now
    Liza Deischer: but works best with voice for me
    Liza Deischer: but for building purposes I use emerald
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah, cute ;-)
    Sartre Placebo: hey everyone
    Agatha Macbeth: Hi Yak...er...Sartre
    Liza Deischer: hey cal, yaku
    Agatha Macbeth: And hello Cal!
    Calvino Rabeni: hi :)
    Sartre Placebo: and bye
    Liza Deischer: eh.....Sartre
    Agatha Macbeth: Looks like he turned up at the wrong venue...again ;-)
    Liza Deischer: is it tuesday?
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes!
    Liza Deischer: oh, need to be somewhere else
    Liza Deischer: sorry
    Agatha Macbeth: Maxine's workshop at Kira
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye
    Liza Deischer: yes, see you

    Liza and Sartre poof, leaving Calvino and myself

    Agatha Macbeth: How are you then Cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: fine, personally, aggers
    Agatha Macbeth smiles
    Agatha Macbeth: That's what we like to hear!
    Agatha Macbeth: Are you travelling or at home right now?
    Calvino Rabeni: away visiting, home next week
    Agatha Macbeth: Is it warm whre you are?
    Calvino Rabeni: :) its a cool spring
    Agatha Macbeth: It's been terrible in England the last few days, really hot
    Calvino Rabeni: you got "our" share :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Looks like it!
    Agatha Macbeth: It's a bit cooler today tho, fortunately
    Calvino Rabeni: hmm


    Agatha Macbeth: I have to ask, why is there a box above the fountain?
    Calvino Rabeni: I don't know, it's tagged by Yakusan
    Agatha Macbeth: Strange
    Calvino Rabeni: Sure, let's send him an IM
    Calvino Rabeni: "What's in the box, Yaku?"
    Agatha Macbeth: Ha!

    Being me, I just cannot resist the urge to sit on top of Yaku's mysterious flying box...

    Agatha Macbeth: Well this is an interesting view
    Agatha Macbeth: 'Thinking outside the box' and all that
    Agatha Macbeth: Hello Zon
    Zon Quar: hi..r u up there or
    Zon Quar: am i just imagining
    Agatha Macbeth: It's ok, I'm just being silly again!
    Calvino Rabeni: You figured out what it is used for, Agatha
    Zon Quar: good..so im sane
    Calvino Rabeni: To get an elevated point of view
    Agatha Macbeth: Hm, high chair :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Hehe
    Agatha Macbeth: Well I certainly can't see any other function for it
    Agatha Macbeth: Like they say in Metal Gear Solid 'It's just a box'
    Agatha Macbeth: How are you today Zon?
    Zon Quar: ah..good and u ?
    Agatha Macbeth: Fine thx
    Zon Quar: not many ppl here
    Agatha Macbeth: No, they are all at Kira (again) :(
    Zon Quar: what is up there
    Agatha Macbeth: I'll start taking this personally shortly 8D
    Zon Quar: lol
    Agatha Macbeth: Maxine's dream workshop
    Zon Quar: ah.. i dont see dreams
    Agatha Macbeth: Apparently they can't schedule it for any other time
    Agatha Macbeth: Which is a pain
    Calvino Rabeni: What are you going to take personally (puzzled look) ?
    Calvino Rabeni: The dream workshop draws from yr session?
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh, everybody going to Kira instead of coming here :P

    (I was only kidding btw!)

    Calvino Rabeni: RIght
    Zon Quar: not everybody
    Agatha Macbeth: Well, yeah
    Calvino Rabeni: They should know, the action is here :)
    Zon Quar: there r 2 quality persons here
    Zon Quar: with u
    Agatha Macbeth: Thank you Zon [grin]
    Zon Quar: u could put on a notice beforehand
    Zon Quar: so all would know its ur night
    Zon Quar: and they better come or else

    At this point, Cal told me in IM of his concern for a friend of his, a journalist, who had got into trouble while visiting the Gaza Strip.

    Calvino Rabeni: RL was intruding in an unusual way just now - news from overseas - I was distracted
    Agatha Macbeth: Well, sadly, they can only go to the dream workshop at this particular time
    Agatha Macbeth: so it doesn't really make any difference
    Calvino Rabeni: Now I'm trying to "be here"
    Agatha Macbeth nods @ Cal
    Zon Quar: here yes
    Agatha Macbeth: The Middle East was ever a very troubled place
    Zon Quar: has something happened
    Calvino Rabeni: Some people are willing to visit the hornet's nest
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Calvino Rabeni: Only on a personal level Zon, a friend getting into some amount of trouble there
    Calvino Rabeni: Journalist.
    Zon Quar: ah..k


    Agatha Macbeth will be right back.
    Calvino Rabeni: Now he's on the plane home, basically intact :)
    Zon Quar: which country ?
    Calvino Rabeni: Gaza
    Zon Quar: ah.. i want to visit israal in near future
    Zon Quar: but not perhaps gaza
    Agatha Macbeth: Back
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes, I thought Wol was rather brave going to Tel Aviv a while back
    Calvino Rabeni: The floating box is apparently unintentional, by the way
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Agatha Macbeth: An art form possibly?
    Calvino Rabeni: For mysterious reasons it appeared
    Calvino Rabeni: More like, mystics materialize jewels or other objects
    Calvino Rabeni: Yaku might be a SL shaman and not know it :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Well one rezzed in my house not long ago for some strange reason
    Calvino Rabeni: With you as owner?
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes!
    Zon Quar: a jewel ?
    Agatha Macbeth: That was the strange thing
    Zon Quar: or a shaman ?
    Agatha Macbeth: It was almost like an apport or something
    Calvino Rabeni: I think it was a box, agatha?
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Agatha Macbeth: Like that one up there
    Zon Quar: beware of appearing boxes...
    Agatha Macbeth: Box clever...
    Agatha Macbeth: The Boxer rebellion?
    Calvino Rabeni: It's the most basic of the SL prims - the SL reality matrix might be unstable - virtual particles appear out of the vacuum, at random
    Agatha Macbeth: I see
    Agatha Macbeth: yes, that would explain it
    Agatha Macbeth: Why a box and not a pyramid
    Zon Quar: yes cube is the basic building block of the universum
    Agatha Macbeth: for example
    Agatha Macbeth: It just looks so bizarre sitting up there for no reason
    Zon Quar: im sure there is a reason
    Agatha Macbeth: Can anyone rez objects here then?
    Zon Quar: we just cant with our limited minds grasp it
    Agatha Macbeth: I thought only Storm could

    Just to prove me totally wrong (as usual) Cal promptly rezzes a cushion in mid air!

    Agatha Macbeth: Well, bang goes that theory!
    Calvino Rabeni: I guess it was falsifiable, agatha :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Uh huh
    Zon Quar: yes reality rules over theories
    Agatha Macbeth: You look a proper fakhir Cal! :)
    Calvino Rabeni: You realize what might happen if this gets to be common knowledge ... :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Er....what?
    Zon Quar: wow..u both have siddhis
    Agatha Macbeth: We do?
    Zon Quar: nods
    Agatha Macbeth: Erk
    Zon Quar: i must believe my own eyes
    Agatha Macbeth: Levitation and all that
    Agatha Macbeth: Well this is a new perspective on PaB ;-)
    Calvino Rabeni: A seat for you, Zon

    Zon now climbs aboard his own flying cushion and all three of us are up in the air!

    Agatha Macbeth: Yeah Zon, join the club
    Zon Quar: now we can see who is chairing
    Zon Quar: woww
    Zon Quar: but can i fly
    Agatha Macbeth: 'I believe I can fly...'
    Agatha Macbeth: 'I believe I can touch the sky'
    Zon Quar: it seems teh meditations starts to pay


    Agatha Macbeth: Play as floating beings?
    Zon Quar: been called, c u floaters...
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Zon, take care
    Calvino Rabeni: If this knowledge gets out, people could start bringing their poseballs to group, and then lounging all over the place
    Agatha Macbeth: Hm
    Calvino Rabeni: Let them, I say :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Maybe on Fridays - casual friday?
    Agatha Macbeth: Not sure how the permissions work then...
    Agatha Macbeth: Hm, decidedly odd
    Agatha Macbeth: I can't seem to rez anything here

    Cal now starts to get ambitious and turns upside down in mid air.

    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Agatha Macbeth: How's Australia?
    Calvino Rabeni: gday Mate! We do a lot of thinking "down here"
    Agatha Macbeth: Strewth
    Agatha Macbeth will drop an IM to tarmel
    Agatha Macbeth: is the blood rushing to your head?

    Late night Euler now joins the merriment

    Agatha Macbeth: Hiya Wol :))
    Wol Euler: hello cal, aggers
    Wol Euler: is this magic day?
    Agatha Macbeth: It's a bit of a strange session tonight :)
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Ack - lost my concentration
    Agatha Macbeth: Aw
    Agatha Macbeth: You silly fakhir ;-)
    Agatha Macbeth: How are we tonight Ms E?
    Wol Euler: tired
    Wol Euler: just got in from work, tea is steeping
    Agatha Macbeth: Again?
    Wol Euler: yeah
    Agatha Macbeth: Aw
    Wol Euler: 11 hours today.
    Wol Euler: beh
    Agatha Macbeth: Jeez
    Agatha Macbeth: Is this a new project then?
    Wol Euler: no, just having to catch up wiht the steelwork drawings
    Agatha Macbeth: Whoa
    Wol Euler: a lot of what happens in construction projects is a game called "it's not my fault"
    Agatha Macbeth: Ah
    Wol Euler: you can't be the last one holding the piece of paper that somebody else says he can't work without
    Agatha Macbeth: Like pass the parcel then?
    Wol Euler: yeah
    Wol Euler: but wiht lawyers.
    Agatha Macbeth: Even worse...
    Wol Euler: we basically took three weeks off to do the competition, but the other trades didn't
    Wol Euler: so they caught up
    Agatha Macbeth: Oops
    Wol Euler nods
    Agatha Macbeth: The phrase 'Where will it end' comes to mind
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Wol Euler: hopefully not in court, and not in an ambulance either
    Agatha Macbeth: True
    Agatha Macbeth: You should have stuck to software programming
    Wol Euler: heh
    Wol Euler: brb, tea must be ready by now
    Agatha Macbeth: You would be poorer but with a safer state of mind
    Calvino Rabeni: Just software - don't write the control systems for things that will dump people in the bay somewhere
    Agatha Macbeth: :)
    Agatha Macbeth: Or rez objects in mid air


    Calvino Rabeni: I have to slip out during the bell - meeting - see you later :)
    Wol Euler: bye cal, take care
    Wol Euler: ah, you have a fracture armband on:)
    Wol Euler: going to the show later?
    Agatha Macbeth: Bye Cal
    Agatha Macbeth: say what?
    Wol Euler: it's tuesday, there's a party at fracture this evening
    Agatha Macbeth: It'll probably be too late for me
    Wol Euler: definitely too late for me
    Agatha Macbeth: Actually I didn't realise i had it on
    Agatha Macbeth: They don't start til 6pm SLT I think
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Wol Euler: pretty late for us
    Agatha Macbeth: Which is 2AM for me
    Agatha Macbeth: Hopefully I'll be in bed by then
    Wol Euler nods.
    Agatha Macbeth: Everything go ok with perusing the retreat venue?
    Wol Euler: heh
    Wol Euler: it took nearly five hours to get there.
    Wol Euler: 91 km
    Wol Euler: because I messed up and trusted google maps rather than asking them for directions
    Wol Euler: google maps is car-centric
    Agatha Macbeth: Oh dear
    Wol Euler: even if you tell it to find you public transport, it seems to assume that you will jump into a car when the last train station is reached
    Agatha Macbeth sighs
    Wol Euler: so I ended up (a) at the wrong station, and (b) in a one-cow town with no taxi service
    Agatha Macbeth: OMG
    Wol Euler: still, it was not boring :)
    Agatha Macbeth: May you live in interesting times
    Wol Euler: exactly
    Agatha Macbeth: So how will the retreaters be getting there? (assuming there are any)
    Wol Euler: well we are up to four and a half now :)
    Wol Euler: we'll do what I should have done, take the train to the proper station and let the staff come and get us in their bus
    Agatha Macbeth: Right
    Agatha Macbeth: Hopefully all will go well
    Wol Euler nods and crosses various appendages
    Agatha Macbeth: :P
    Agatha Macbeth: What's the weather like there in October?
    Wol Euler: unpredictable
    Wol Euler: could be warm and sunny, or moist and chilly
    Wol Euler: most likely the latter
    Agatha Macbeth nods
    Agatha Macbeth: Sounds familiar...
    Wol Euler: yeah
    Agatha Macbeth: Well I was expecting some stragglers from the dream workshop might show up by now, maybe not

    I notice Wol's head moving from side to side...

    Agatha Macbeth: You looked like you were watching a tennis match then :)
    Wol Euler: looks like it's over
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Wol Euler: searching for a name...
    Agatha Macbeth: Yes, they don't always show up tho


    Wol Euler nods
    Agatha Macbeth: Well, i don't think anyone else will be turning up
    Wol Euler: ah well.
    Agatha Macbeth: Might as well stop the recorder
    Wol Euler: byeeee

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