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*The Guardian for this meeting was Pema Pera. The comments are by Pema Pera.*

Wol Euler: tuesday june 7, 1am

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Pema Pera: hi Wol!

Wol Euler: good morning, pema

Pema Pera: sorry to be two minutes late :)

Wol Euler: heheheh

Wol Euler: no worries

Wol Euler: I just got here, coffee is percolating

Pema Pera: it turned out that I couldn't go through the firewall of the Tokyo Institute for Technology

Wol Euler: huh

Pema Pera: so I had to fire up my own internet connection instead :)

Pema Pera: universities don't like virtual worlds it seems . . . .

Wol Euler nods.

Wol Euler: unless they are their own ...

Pema Pera: has happened many times

Wol Euler: "anyhting could happen"

Pema Pera: ah, yes, wonder how they do that

Pema Pera: I'm sure I could figure out how to get around it, had I more time

Wol Euler: good question! I hadn't thought about it. Perhaps other viewers use specific ports, not those of SL?

Wol Euler: ah, coffee is ready. brb

Pema Pera: I don't think it is viewer specific

Pema Pera: but rather oversensitivity of fire walls

Pema Pera: that then need special tweaking to allow whatever viewer to get around the restrictions

Wol Euler: back

Wol Euler: I had to laugh in the kitchen, thinking about serving coffee

Wol Euler: it took me years, over a decade, to realize that I could control the milk/coffee balance better if I put the milk in *first*

Wol Euler: my habit was to pour in coffee and top it upwith milk, and the results were always variable and often unsatisfactory

Wol Euler: but it never occurred to me to change the habit

Pema Pera: :-)

Pema Pera: turbulent mixing -- it might be called in physics

Wol Euler chuckles.

Pema Pera: an alternative is to make the coffee far enough away from where you are that carrying it over will do the mixing

Wol Euler: ah, I see; the point wasn't the mixing as such but the proportions

Pema Pera: (an Earthquake may do a good job too! and then you actually may need the coffee :-)

Pema Pera: ah, i see!

Wol Euler: if I poured inthe coffee first, I had no standard by whch to judge its strength,and for stronger coffee would need more milk than I had room left

Wol Euler: how are the earthquakes?

Pema Pera: so how does it help to pour the milk first, if you don't know the strength of the coffee?

Pema Pera: and you don't know how much to put it?

Wol Euler: because I can see by the changing colour of the mixture roughly how strong hte coffee is

Wol Euler: I stop pouring when the mix has the correct light-brown tone

Pema Pera: ah, I see

Wol Euler laughs.

Pema Pera: how interesting -- you and I follow the same algorithm for different reasons :-)

Wol Euler: heheheheh

Wol Euler: what is your reason?

--BELL--

Pema Pera: oh, saving the trouble of having to wash a spoon afterwards :-)

Wol Euler: a fair reason

Wol Euler: I don't know how people can be bored, when there is a whole world out there to be looked at and thought about

Pema Pera: :)

Pema Pera: by the way, as I wrote already, I'm delighted to hear that you will join us in Nova Scotia!

Wol Euler: perhaps they had their curiosity beaten down?

Wol Euler: ah, yes, and I am quite delighted to be going.

Wol Euler: I'm going to have to shorten the trip, two weeks instead of three, which will mean missing my friends' wedding anniversary

Wol Euler: but at least I can go.

Pema Pera: sorry to hear that

Pema Pera: but very glad you can join us!

Wol Euler nods.

Wol Euler: ty, and ty

Pema Pera: happy memories of last year

Wol Euler: indeed

Wol Euler: I'm very glad to be able to meet Stim at last

Pema Pera: ah, will this be your first time?

Wol Euler: yes

Pema Pera: hard to imagine -- given that both of you have attended several RL retreats!

Wol Euler: should have met him in SF last spring, but the volcano ...

Pema Pera: yes . . .

Pema Pera: so this will be your third actual retreat (and fourth planned one)

Wol Euler: malta, germany, halifax, halifax

Wol Euler: fourth

Pema Pera: ah, yes, I can't count :-)

Wol Euler: oh, I wonder! I'm going to be in NY next spring, perhaps I can take in a US spring retreat....

Pema Pera: so virtually fifth, and actually fourth!

Wol Euler: looks at the website

Wol Euler: nothing planned for 2012 :)

Wol Euler: I hope we don'T believe in the Weltuntergang

Pema Pera: so Stim has attended four and you have attended three so far -- and there have been eight -- you must have been coordinating to avoid each other!

Wol Euler: heheheheh

Wol Euler: travel patterns, more likely

Pema Pera: oh, Mark sent out an email a few weeks ago, that we are reducing the number of RL retreats

Pema Pera: perhaps you didn't see that one?

Wol Euler: ah, I must have skimmed over that

Pema Pera: would you like me to forward?

Pema Pera: there were various reasons

Wol Euler: I remember reading some discusion about it, but not that it was a fait accompli

Wol Euler: I shold still have it, I don'T delete mail from my online accounts

Pema Pera: easier to forward than to try to remember all the details

Pema Pera: okay

Pema Pera: yes, we presented it as a suggestion, I think, but there wasn't protest against it, as far as I can remember

Pema Pera: we had an avarage of five or six participants, with Mark and me being always two of them, and for us it was getting a bit too much to always come

Pema Pera: that was one of the reasons

Wol Euler nods.

Pema Pera: anyway, I'm being called to a meeting in RL

Pema Pera: I'll post the chat log

Wol Euler: okay, take care!

Pema Pera: fun talking with you here!

Wol Euler: likewise,

Wol Euler: bye pema

Pema Pera: be well, and see you in RL in a month -- how time flies!

Wol Euler: yeah1

Pema Pera: bfn

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