2008.09.20 07:00 - A Larger Playground

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    Pia Iger was guardian and prepared this log.

    Wol was standing at Pavilion and looked at her auto log recorder.

    Pia Iger: Hi, Wol, are you testing?
    Autologging: The recorder is ON, this session is being logged for PaB!
    Pia Iger: cool, it becomes red when activated.
    Wol Euler: sorry pia, I was afk
    Wol Euler: hello
    Pia Iger: Hi, I see it's recording
    Wol Euler: umm, sorta.
    Wol Euler: the GoC will still need to produce the log manually for another 10 days or so, this is just stress-testing :-)
    Wol Euler: nothing like real-time usage to reveal where the problems are!
    Pia Iger: I agree. no problem to continue 10 days manually.
    Wol Euler: I shall sit and watch it today, probably not taking part much.
    Pia Iger: do you have anywhere to see if it is recording now.
    Wol Euler: yes, it turns red and the object text changes. There is an announcement in chat too, but that is easy to miss.
    Wol Euler: it isn*'t actually recording as such yet, it just captures our conversation and sends it to a webserver. But the server isn't really doing anything more than verifying that the message arrives.
    Wol Euler: there is no permanent record made (yet)
    Pia Iger: I just wonder how we can be sure the recorded is the same as the actual conversation. how to verify the content recorded?
    Wol Euler: hmmm. NO way at all really, except by comparing to our own logs. Just as at present, really: I trust thet GoC not to edit my words :-)
    Pia Iger: heehe
    Wol Euler: once the server is doing useful stuff, it will be possible to examine what it receives.
    Wol Euler: that's why I wanted this running now, to give me a week or more to test exactly such questions.
    Pia Iger: right.

    We chatted a bit before Wol got a phone call.

    Pia Iger: It's quiet morning here.
    Wol Euler: very, but often so at this early time. Shows how US-dominated SL is :-)
    Wol Euler: shall we sit?
    Pia Iger: either way.
    Pia Iger: just notice you have eye patch on :)
    Wol Euler: ??
    Pia Iger: one
    Wol Euler: lol
    Pia Iger: and bloody long finger
    Wol Euler: I'm still waring my pirate eyepatch from yesterday. It was International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
    Wol Euler: the log will be quite amusing when Quilty posts it :-)
    Pia Iger: did you guys invent the in'l Pirate day?
    Wol Euler: oh no, it's quite real (for certain values of "real"). Has a website and everything.
    Wol Euler: phone brb
    Pia Iger: I learnt something.
    Pia Iger: ok.

    I zoomed on the book on table, did not notice right away that Umbriel arrived. He looks like a twin brother of Fael.

    Umbriel Levenque: Peace and Love
    Faenik: なるほど^^
    Pia Iger: oh, Umb, I did not hear you. was reading the book on table.
    Pia Iger: for a second, I thought you are Fael.
    Umbriel Levenque: :-) np
    Umbriel Levenque: nope I hope I'm not Fael :P
    Umbriel Levenque: Um... because of the wing Pia?
    Pia Iger: yes, her signature wings and Faenik.
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Pia Iger: finally I meet Umb , only read about you before :P
    Umbriel Levenque: :-) Nice to meet you finally in person too. Don't mind me, please read the book if you'd like to.
    Pia Iger: Wol is testing the autorecorder
    Pia Iger: so it's better to keep talking
    Umbriel Levenque: Yes she's been doing a lot of work on it
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)

    I proposed to do a 9-sec on scene.

    Pia Iger: the gong just went off, do you want to do a 9 sec now , then talk about it?
    Umbriel Levenque: No thoughts... slight feeling of... something. Not unpleasant. How about you?
    Pia Iger: I see some new depth, spatial depth.
    Umbriel Levenque: Spatial?
    Faenik: indeed?
    Pia Iger: see some dark space, showing more depth I can explore
    Umbriel Levenque: Someone is seeing this space Pia?
    Pia Iger: me. I prefer to do 9-sec with closed eyes
    Umbriel Levenque: ah
    Pia Iger: if I do with eyes opened, I probably will stare at the things
    Wol Euler: back, sorry.
    Umbriel Levenque: wb Wol
    Umbriel Levenque: um... I've never done it with eyes closed... just my habit from doing meditation possibly
    Wol Euler: ty, hello Umbriel
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Wol Euler: (reading)
    Umbriel Levenque: Sure Wol
    Wol Euler: about keeping talking: not to worry, it just sleeps through pauses. As long as a guardian is here, the session remains open.
    Pia Iger: It is easier for me to see what is in my mind with eyes closed.
    Wol Euler nods.
    Pia Iger: concentration, maybe
    Umbriel Levenque: I can understand that Pia
    Faenik giggles. that tickles.
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Faenik: why not?
    Pia Iger: back to depth, I feel PaB really widened my horizon. how to see life, how to live.
    Umbriel Levenque listens
    Pia Iger: for example, I never really see in RL people like Pema, who can open to so many people. and Stim, the way he talked about things, is very mind-opening to me
    Umbriel Levenque: Yes, I have found interacting with people around PaB 'uplifting' and 'stimulating'

    Somehow I got a metaphor in my mind.

    Pia Iger: if I see life as a playground, I used to only stay in a small plot, now I can see others are playing in much bigger space.
    Wol Euler: how about yourself, though, do you too have access to that larger place now?
    Pia Iger: and found out that the playground is much bigger than I thought
    Pia Iger: yes, now I realize the possibility to step out my little plot and explore the bigger area
    Faenik: could be
    Pia Iger: or now I know I can play differently from before!
    Wol Euler smiles
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Umbriel Levenque: I have been always aware of it but was afraid to step out of my 'plot' in the past
    Wol Euler nods
    Umbriel Levenque: Still on my knees though :P
    Umbriel Levenque: Crawling somewhat
    Wol Euler: or praying, perhaps?
    Pia Iger: it is very natural and common, the afraid part.
    Umbriel Levenque: Perhaps yes Wol
    Pia Iger: the group can help us to face the fear better, that is an advantage.
    Umbriel Levenque: Um... how Pia?
    Wol Euler: like Adams was saying, practicing group interaction here in a "safe place"
    Wol Euler: I think we are something of a support group for each other, if unintentionally so :-)
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Pia Iger: we help each other to understand better what the fear really is, and we encourage each other, or we say ito each other, it is fine As Is, no judgment to our self.
    Umbriel Levenque: Yes Pia
    Pia Iger: 'unintentionally' is good part. it all happens naturally, not manipulated, would be more effective. I figure.
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Umbriel Levenque: yes
    Umbriel Levenque: That approach somehow sits well with how we practice PaB
    Pia Iger: nods
    Wol Euler: Wu wei: do without doing.
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Faenik: indeed?
    Wol Euler: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Wei)
    Umbriel Levenque: ty Wol
    Pia Iger: thanks. Wu wei, a word we can understand more and more.
    Wol Euler smiles. I grokked wu wei for the first time when I saw a few really good tango dancers dancing.
    Wol Euler: they express and move and delight and are sexy as hell :-)
    Wol Euler: but the really good dancers _do_ very little.
    Wol Euler: tiny movements, sometimes just an ankle or an elbow.

    I sidetracked to the tangeo topic, totally interrupted Wol's Wu Wei comments.

    Pia Iger was trying to learn tango a couple years ago.
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Pia Iger: now gave up.
    Wol Euler: oh! how sad. Why?
    Faenik: ah :)
    Pia Iger: it is not sad. it is ok.
    Pia Iger: actually I feel it is too emotionally charged.
    Wol Euler: sorry :-)
    Wol Euler: ah, yes, I can definitely see that .
    Pia Iger: oh, also want to mention the sentence I read from the book on table
    Pia Iger: "One must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dance star"
    Wol Euler: lol
    Umbriel Levenque: um... will ponder on that one
    Umbriel Levenque: I'm afraid time is up for me here. Was good to talk to you both. Good day.
    Umbriel Levenque: Peace and Love
    Wol Euler: metta
    Pia Iger: Metta:)
    Umbriel Levenque: :-)
    Pia Iger: I am ready to move on too. Hope the recorder works well.
    Wol Euler: it seems OK so far, pretty well behaved.
    Wol Euler: nice talking to you, Pia.. Have a good Saturday.
    Pia Iger: you, too. Wol. bye.
    Wol Euler: bye

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