2013.05.05 19:00 - Unpacking and Packing

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Calvino Rabeni: good evening Aphrodite
    Aphrodite Macbain: Evening Cal
    Aphrodite Macbain: What is it like being back in North America?
    Calvino Rabeni: it is easy for the most part
    Aphrodite Macbain: do things move more quickly here?
    Calvino Rabeni: except for waking up every day at the wrong times :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: my favourite
    Calvino Rabeni: more quickly .. subjectively I suppose they do
    Aphrodite Macbain: an hour for every day away
    Calvino Rabeni: how do you notice that?
    Calvino Rabeni: time was uneven today
    Aphrodite Macbain: apparently for every day you are away you loose an hour
    Calvino Rabeni: and things were a bit off kilter
    Aphrodite Macbain: nods, In many ways I guess
    Calvino Rabeni: lose an hour of your life ? sounds like a good deal, if it isn't an add-on tax
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's like starting all over again
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: a new life
    Aphrodite Macbain: can you pick up where you left off?
    Aphrodite Macbain: or start from another beginning point?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, more or less .. I will need to travel to Oregon soon though
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) on your yearly visit?
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: How is the old man getting along?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Korel
    Korel Laloix: heya
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you doing?
    Korel Laloix: Brain fried.
    Korel Laloix: Final tomorrow.
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh my
    Aphrodite Macbain: only one final?
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh dear. Calvino has crashed
    Aphrodite Macbain: what is the subjec?
    Korel Laloix: One monday, wed, and friday
    Korel Laloix: So they are at least spread out.
    Aphrodite Macbain: erk
    Aphrodite Macbain: get lots of sleep
    Korel Laloix: All epidemiology and bio stats
    Korel Laloix: I wish
    Aphrodite Macbain: you cant?
    Korel Laloix: My insomnia had been reather bad recently.

    Aphrodite Macbain: Nothing worse than a grainy brain when you are writing an exam
    Korel Laloix: wow.. hyper lag.
    Aphrodite Macbain: sunday lag
    Korel Laloix: Much worse than normal though.
    Korel Laloix: Not sure what is up.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Client rate below 10
    Aphrodite Macbain: for lag
    Aphrodite Macbain: can u test yours?
    Korel Laloix: Two yellows and one red.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Avatar; Avatar Health; Lag Metre
    Aphrodite Macbain: my other two are green
    Korel Laloix: And 22 second chat lag... frowns
    Aphrodite Macbain: poor cal
    Aphrodite Macbain: wow
    Korel Laloix: I soooo need a new provoder or proxy..
    Aphrodite Macbain: the siggested theme for his week is playful imagination...
    Korel Laloix: I really have no imagination.
    Aphrodite Macbain: aybe we will haveto playfully imagine a conversation
    Korel Laloix: I am way NOT creative.
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you sure?
    Korel Laloix: Wow.. chat are sooo out of order.
    Aphrodite Macbain: ca you not imagine it would be like to have a smoothly running chat?
    Aphrodite Macbain: can you imagine what it would be like...
    Aphrodite Macbain: SL is getting worse
    Aphrodite Macbain: have you ever explored worldZ?
    Korel Laloix: I have been in a few others.'
    Korel Laloix: But SL is still mostly the best of them all.
    Aphrodite Macbain: wb Cal
    Korel Laloix: They are just silly and keep adding crap that just kills the experience fo most people.'
    Korel Laloix: Like mesh and voice.
    Korel Laloix: Both not necessary or worth it.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Mesh is weird
    Aphrodite Macbain: voice I like
    Korel Laloix: It is OK.. when you have a simle sim that is mostly deserted.
    Aphrodite Macbain: it's a cheap telephone call and great for those who cant type fast
    Aphrodite Macbain: what happened Cal?
    Korel Laloix: Esle it jut lags the sim so much as to be unusable by eveyone that does not have ultra premium internet access.
    Calvino Rabeni: oh um, computer overheated ... It tends to do that I have to keep an eye on it
    Calvino Rabeni: then .. CRASH :(
    Aphrodite Macbain: same computer you had before?
    Calvino Rabeni: not the one I traveled with ... that one is SLOWW
    Aphrodite Macbain: and this one gets hot
    Calvino Rabeni: this one is fast but goes too hot for its own good
    Korel Laloix: I think Sl needs to take a break and let people catch up with it.
    Calvino Rabeni: yeah, like life
    Aphrodite Macbain: maybe you should put it on an icebag
    Calvino Rabeni: would be good to have a happy medium
    Korel Laloix: And take a vote on continuing voice and mesh.
    Calvino Rabeni: nods, it is sitting on some, but they warmed up
    Korel Laloix: I am sure if they asked everyone most would say get rid of both.
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm I like voice
    Calvino Rabeni: it seems to me you should be able to cut out the features you don't want, and not have them load at all
    Aphrodite Macbain: I use it with a lot of people
    Korel Laloix: Voice is OK under very narrow circumstance.
    Korel Laloix: Mesh is just useless though.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Cal- the proposed theme for this week is imaginative play...
    Korel Laloix: They should ditchy mesh before voice though.
    Korel Laloix: That laggs horribly.
    Aphrodite Macbain: as a way of thinking of things differently
    Korel Laloix: Imaginative play?
    Korel Laloix: Thinking about if play must be imaginative in the first place
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- it's best if you read the Guardian log from this morning
    Calvino Rabeni: um, .. any FAQ's or Getting Started tips?
    Aphrodite Macbain: dealing with serious things in a light and imaginative manner
    Korel Laloix: I do admire a good sense of imagination.
    Aphrodite Macbain: as a creative problem solving process
    Aphrodite Macbain: Role Play is an example
    Calvino Rabeni: hm .. well hm
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm?
    Calvino Rabeni: if I have a problem to solve, isn't that a pretty serious starting point
    Calvino Rabeni: ?
    Korel Laloix: Depends on the role play.... smiels
    Calvino Rabeni: how about starting with . "no problem" :)
    Korel Laloix: There are always problems.
    Calvino Rabeni: somehow I feel, it's only a hairs breadth from problem solving to productivity, and another from there to serfdom

    Aphrodite Macbain: !
    Aphrodite Macbain: would you care to elaborate Cal? :-)
    Korel Laloix: Can you say more about that Cal please?
    Aphrodite Macbain: snap
    Korel Laloix smiles
    Korel Laloix: Listening to some very creative dubstep.
    Korel Laloix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgFwE13g
    Aphrodite Macbain: watching Cal type and type
    Korel Laloix: Very creapy and thoughtful video
    Calvino Rabeni: well, . it seems like one of the central features of Homo Economicus, the productive person, living in the life world of a corporation mentality, is problem solving .. it used to be productivity in a factory kind of way, but then we got the information society and our brains got enlisted more into it, and it turned into problem solving
    Calvino Rabeni: as the primary activity of production in the information society
    Raffila Millgrove whispers hi, sorry to blow in so late.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Agreed, But problem solving is not just applied to productivity
    Korel Laloix: Heya
    Korel Laloix: But it helps.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi Raffi
    Calvino Rabeni: well yes, but it never was problem solving before that .. so the work mentality is being broadened in scope to aspects of life that might otherwise be free of it
    Raffila Millgrove: interesting insights Cal.
    Calvino Rabeni: if you have a smart phone, you can be free
    Calvino Rabeni: free to work from the beach
    Calvino Rabeni: and from the kids party, or whereever
    Calvino Rabeni: free to continue your work
    Aphrodite Macbain: our brains have been problem-solving since the beginning of time. Every artist problem solves.
    Korel Laloix: But it is also a leash.
    Korel Laloix: Never being able to let go.
    Calvino Rabeni: however, along comes Angry Birds, possibly a good sign
    Calvino Rabeni: yes, it is a tether
    Calvino Rabeni: the wireless tether
    Raffila Millgrove: if i am at beach or with children, i don't want to.. do anything else. certainly not bother with a work phone.
    Korel Laloix: brb
    Calvino Rabeni: that sounds healthy
    Aphrodite Macbain: it can be a tether or a means of saving a life
    Calvino Rabeni: but workaholics on the other hand might not find it so easy
    Raffila Millgrove: i feel lucky that i am not forced into it and own a small business instead.. so i work to my schedule not someone else.
    Calvino Rabeni: nods, it can be that too
    Aphrodite Macbain: like anything-it can be used well or badly
    Calvino Rabeni: like guns
    Aphrodite Macbain: lol
    Calvino Rabeni: but they make it easier to do bad things well
    Aphrodite Macbain: You can only use guns badly
    Aphrodite Macbain: they kill things
    Korel Laloix: I dissagree.
    Raffila Millgrove: my daughter says in Japan it's peer pressure. you are forced into this unproductive .. being at work for too many hrs. because of others doing it.
    Korel Laloix: Like stuff for my freezer.
    Calvino Rabeni: sorry, that was too extreme an example, but, I thing "things" do have a "way" that isn't neutral
    Aphrodite Macbain: dead meat
    Korel Laloix: And if I had had a gun the first time one of my stepfathers tried to rape, me he would not have done it again.
    Raffila Millgrove: i thought that the co. pushed the long hrs. she says no. it's the workers themselves competing.
    Aphrodite Macbain: there are other solutions
    Korel Laloix: Like what?
    Calvino Rabeni: strong points of view
    Korel Laloix: I own a pistol.
    Calvino Rabeni: ... doesn't everyone ? ...
    Korel Laloix: And I know how to use.
    Calvino Rabeni: (just kidding)
    Aphrodite Macbain: noone needs them if noone has them
    Korel Laloix: When I go camping alone, I always take it.
    Raffila Millgrove: i am confused because now we're on guns?
    Calvino Rabeni: nods to Korel .. glad you know how to use it
    Aphrodite Macbain: I'm just careful
    Calvino Rabeni: Um, sorry Raff, we're multi-topicking
    Aphrodite Macbain: I never take a gun cmaping and I put all food out of the way of bears
    Aphrodite Macbain: shrugs
    Korel Laloix: So am I.. I weigh 75lbs... I can't protect myself from some big two hundred pound idiot.
    Calvino Rabeni: I've heard small business ends up being hard to keep in bounds, tends to turn into more hours than a 9-5 job
    Raffila Millgrove: depends on whose the boss. in my case i don't want long hrs so.. we dont' have them.
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes- if you are working for yourself
    Aphrodite Macbain: it's a no-brainer
    Raffila Millgrove: i read that after a point... long hours turns out unproductive time. you do less in more time.
    Aphrodite Macbain: it takes you longer to do tings and you make more mistakes
    Calvino Rabeni: that can happen, yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: and who wants to live their lives like that?
    Raffila Millgrove nods. that's what they find.
    Raffila Millgrove: exactly what they discovered.
    Aphrodite Macbain: smiles- should have asked me in the first place
    Aphrodite Macbain: grins

    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry I'm so feisty tonight- first warm day we've had
    Korel Laloix: http://www.armedfemalesofamerica.com/resources.html
    Santoshima Resident: 's current display-name is "San".
    Aphrodite Macbain: Time for dinner!
    Santoshima Resident: bye Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: hi San
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-(
    Santoshima Resident: see ya
    Korel Laloix: Ciap
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye Kori, Cal. Raffi
    Korel Laloix: http://www.pinkpistols.org/
    Raffila Millgrove: oh.. by Aprho. hugs to you. bon appetite.
    Korel Laloix: Take care
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Santoshima Resident: goodevening Raffi and Korel
    Korel Laloix: Heya... smiels
    Korel Laloix: Great to see you.
    Raffila Millgrove: bye San.
    Santoshima Resident: ty you too
    Santoshima Resident: bye?
    Raffila Millgrove: oh sorry it's HI San.
    Raffila Millgrove: hehe. got my greets and byes mixed.
    Santoshima Resident: gtsy
    Santoshima Resident: hmm, yes there's a fine line between hello and g'bye
    Raffila Millgrove: haha.
    Korel Laloix: Well good to see everyone.
    Raffila Millgrove: like a chasm.
    Raffila Millgrove: well it was great to see you both.
    Korel Laloix: Wow lagged.
    Raffila Millgrove: wasn't that Guardian meet great. i was glad i could read the log on it.. super.
    Raffila Millgrove: such a lively meet.
    Raffila Millgrove: so many good ideas etc.
    Korel Laloix: I will have to have a read.. thanks for the recomendatino.
    Raffila Millgrove: i try to come but i couldn't come today. was sorry to miss such a good one.
    Raffila Millgrove: that's why i like logs so at least you can be there alter in spirit.
    Korel Laloix: been studying all weekend.. so not had time to look at much.
    Raffila Millgrove: ah yes. you mention that you had two more classes i think.. for tests? in a log.
    Raffila Millgrove: i read you are nearly done this semester.
    Raffila Millgrove: oh wb Cal.
    Santoshima Resident: hmm, great in wb Cal
    Korel Laloix: Three finals.
    Raffila Millgrove: ah 3.
    Raffila Millgrove: well good luck in all 3 of them Kori.
    Korel Laloix: An just three classes next semester.
    Korel Laloix: Thanks.. smiles
    Santoshima Resident: oop, combo type .
    Santoshima Resident: wb cal
    Korel Laloix: And.. I have a realy job interview next week.
    Raffila Millgrove: oh gosh i got to rush off. finale of a tv show tonite we wnt to see. the Amazing Race. laters. all
    Raffila Millgrove: oh good luck in that too!
    Korel Laloix: not really what I have looked at so far, but it could be good and keep my local.
    Korel Laloix: Thanks.. smiles
    Santoshima Resident: bye raffi
    Korel Laloix: Ciao
    Calvino Rabeni: thanks for the link Korel
    Calvino Rabeni: my computer is crashy, don't think I can stay
    Calvino Rabeni: but take care, everyone
    Santoshima Resident: ok,
    Korel Laloix: Take care...
    Korel Laloix: Thanks for the thoughts.
    Calvino Rabeni: and for yours.
    Korel Laloix: brb
    Calvino Rabeni: good evening San, Korel
    Santoshima Resident: good evening Cal

    stevenaia Michinaga: waves
    Korel Laloix: Bozho
    Korel Laloix: The chat has never really setteled down today...
    Korel Laloix: So no interuptions.
    stevenaia Michinaga: Settled down?
    Santoshima Resident: hi Stevenaia
    stevenaia Michinaga: h San
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi
    Korel Laloix: Not ended up focused on anything.
    Korel Laloix: wow lag
    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, usually it goes from unfocused to focused
    Korel Laloix: Not really even sure what the topic was.
    Santoshima Resident: self-defense
    Santoshima Resident: right to bear arms
    Korel Laloix: That is a good one for sure.
    stevenaia Michinaga: mental or physical?
    Korel Laloix: Both.
    stevenaia Michinaga: nods
    stevenaia Michinaga: both can be defended with words
    Korel Laloix: True, but sometimes, you need more than that.
    stevenaia Michinaga: or actions, yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: sometimes
    stevenaia Michinaga: other times you can just step aside
    Korel Laloix: And that is one of the reasons I have a pistol.
    Korel Laloix: A very complex topic for sure.
    stevenaia Michinaga: have you found that it works
    Korel Laloix: Foruntatly, I have not had to actively use it.
    Korel Laloix: But there are times in my life before that I woul dhave used it.
    Korel Laloix: Wish I had acted earlier.
    Santoshima Resident: brb :: tea
    Korel Laloix: Tea is good... smiels
    Korel Laloix: preffer cocoa and coffee though.. smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: maybe that;s whey you didn't have it then and have it now/
    Korel Laloix: Could be.
    Korel Laloix: wow hyper lag.
    Santoshima Resident: back
    Santoshima Resident: tea and a Salish apple

    stevenaia Michinaga: looks yummy on google images
    Santoshima Resident: :)
    Korel Laloix: A picture of me?.. smiels]
    stevenaia Michinaga: if you are a Salish apple, yes
    TwitchyEars Resident: 's current display-name is "Twitchy".
    Santoshima Resident: hi Twitchy! what a surprise!! :)
    TwitchyEars Resident: hey
    TwitchyEars Resident: yus not busy for once
    Korel Laloix: Oh.. I am far more yummy than that.. smiles
    Santoshima Resident: ok, going to have to look at the apple images ... a sec
    Santoshima Resident: hmm, nic
    Santoshima Resident: uh, nice
    TwitchyEars Resident: test
    Korel Laloix smiels
    Korel Laloix: Not a lot of chat today it seems.
    TwitchyEars Resident: im too overheated its hot here
    Korel Laloix: oh wow.. where are you at?
    TwitchyEars Resident: canada
    TwitchyEars Resident: its almost 9pm and still 30c
    Korel Laloix: hot in canada?.. I like it.
    stevenaia Michinaga: thought there was snow up there
    TwitchyEars Resident: i live in the desert
    Korel Laloix: I love nice warm weather.
    Korel Laloix: brb
    TwitchyEars Resident: this gets gross here up to 45c
    Korel Laloix: Lovely
    Korel Laloix: That is the prefet temp.
    TwitchyEars Resident: ugh you can have it :P
    Korel Laloix: 45 C is perfect.
    stevenaia Michinaga: I like the cold, you can at least dress for it, with hot, you can only take off so many clothes
    Korel Laloix: That is true.. smiles
    stevenaia Michinaga: then yu are left with just hot
    Korel Laloix: But I very raretly get hot.. smiles
    TwitchyEars Resident: i live in the mountains so sunburns happen really fast. any exposed skin

    TwitchyEars Resident: just walk down the street you get it
    stevenaia Michinaga: bed time for me, keep cool, have a good week
    TwitchyEars Resident: sweet dreams
    Santoshima Resident: night steve
    Korel Laloix: Ciao. me as well.
    Korel Laloix: Final tomorrow.
    Santoshima Resident: me too, g'night all
    TwitchyEars Resident: cyas
    stevenaia Michinaga: night twitchy
    Santoshima Resident: take care



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