2008.11.30 19:00 - Did I Read You...or Meet You?

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    That evening, I, Pema, was the guardian on call, but I could only stay for half an hour.

    When I arrived, Doug and Adelene were already there.

    doug Sosa: pema is arriving.
    doug Sosa: hi pema
    Pema Pera: Hi Adelene and Doug!
    Pema Pera: and hi Corvi!
    doug Sosa: hi cor
    Adelene Dawner: Hi, guys. ^.^
    Pema Pera: "dropping by" in SL can be taken quite literally . . . .
    Adelene Dawner: heh
    doug Sosa: who is dropping by?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Ade, Doug, Pema
    Pema Pera: Corvi just dropped down on us
    Pema Pera: from on high
    Pema Pera: (not that high though)
    doug Sosa: ah. she did indeed.
    doug Sosa: But then nothing is outrageous here.
    doug Sosa: Like alice in wonderland.
    Adelene Dawner rolls over on her back, inviting Corvi to rub her belly.
    Pema Pera: you look thirsty, Adelene, with paws stretched out toward the water . . . :)
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I *Was* dropped...*rubs Ade's belly*
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Ade dropped me here.
    Pema Pera: what a reassuring sound . . . .
    Pema Pera: ah!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire smiles.."yes.Y
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Neela!!!!!
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    doug Sosa: purring is supposed to help heal bones, the vibration..
    Pema Pera: Hi Neela!!
    Neela Blaisdale: Hi Corvi,Ade!
    doug Sosa: hi.
    Pema Pera: no wonder cats are so supple, Adelene . . . .
    Neela Blaisdale: Pema and Doug
    Adelene Dawner: ?

    After Corvus dropped in, or was dropped in, Neela joined us as well, and would soon be followed by Steve and Pros.

    Adelene Dawner reads back, having been momentarily distracted. "I'd heard that, yes, Doug."
    Pema Pera: oh, with strong bones!
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: because of purring...and what doug said.
    Adelene Dawner: So Pema, did you make sense of our continuation of the time discussion, last night? Was I close at all?
    Pema Pera: Oh, sorry, haven't had time to make sense of the time discussion . . . (^_^)
    Adelene Dawner: No worries ^.^
    Pema Pera: wrapping up my life in NYC to fly to Japan for two weeks tomorrow morning
    Adelene Dawner: Three finally got it, that's good enouhg for me ^.^
    Pema Pera: but will look at it in the airplane -- 14 hours free time, yippee!
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Corvuscorva Nightfire grins. "heya, Steve!"
    Pema Pera: Hi Steve!
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Neela Blaisdale: Hi Steve
    Adelene Dawner: Hi, Steve ^.^
    Pema Pera: Hi Pros!
    Prospero Frobozz: Hey
    doug Sosa: hi old and new.
    stevenaia Michinaga: just don't tell me the fountain hasn't rezzed yet
    Pema Pera: you avoided dropping in the water :-)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Prospero!
    Pema Pera: I don't know who has met Pros before
    Neela Blaisdale: Hello Prospero, don't think we've met before
    Pema Pera: it has been a while, and it's great to see you again, Pros!
    Pema Pera: Have you seen the new place here?
    Pema Pera: We moved a month ago
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I'm not sure if I have just read you...or met you.
    Neela Blaisdale: :)
    Pema Pera: :)
    Prospero Frobozz: Thanks! I haven't seen the new place yet. I've been caught up in between doing the Shakespeare play, the disastrous attempts at deploying server version 1.25, and the trip to Colgate
    Pema Pera: "nice to read you" -- a new PaB greeting!!
    Prospero Frobozz wonders if he is easy to read....

    On to Shakespeare.

    doug Sosa: digitalated!
    doug Sosa: hey, what shakespeare where?
    Pema Pera: How's the Shakespeare play going, that is SL, right?
    Prospero Frobozz: Well, there are all kinds of stories (i.e. drama) involved with the running of the company, which I won't go into.... but
    Prospero Frobozz: We just finished a production of Act I of "Twelfth Night"
    Prospero Frobozz: That ended a week or two ago
    doug Sosa: act 2?
    Prospero Frobozz: A couple of months ago, we did a play "One's a Pawn of Time" (which is not Shakespeare...), a one-act time-travel play that I directed
    Prospero Frobozz: I don't know what the SLSC will do next. Lots of things are up in the air at the moment
    doug Sosa: hence prospero?
    Pema Pera: is there a web site for "One's a Pawn of Time" ?
    Prospero Frobozz: Well, I chose the name Prospero a couple of years ago :) But, way back when in the dark ages, I sometimes used the handle Prospero on BBSes
    Corvuscorva Nightfire groans.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: at Pema.
    Prospero Frobozz: Pema : not per se, although there is a flicker group (opot, I think)
    Adelene Dawner: *ding*
    Prospero Frobozz: Avatar Repertory Theater-- a different group, that I haven't been involved with yet -- is doing the Tempest in January
    Pema Pera wonders about the groaning -- it was Pros' sentence !
    Prospero Frobozz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ic-beauties/2837064051/
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: No..the title of the play...
    doug Sosa: hell of a time for a shipwreeck!
    Prospero Frobozz: http://www.flickr.com/groups/opot/pool/
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: "One's a Pawn of Time" ?
    Pema Pera: yes, Pros's title!!
    Pema Pera pleading innocence
    Prospero Frobozz: Yeah -- you have to say it out loud to get the pun :)
    Pema Pera: here at PaB we're trying to convince each other not to be pawns of time :-)
    Pema Pera: we just got started . . .
    Pema Pera: . . . but don't get me started on that :-)
    Prospero Frobozz: It was actually written by a friend of mine -- this guy has also donen some writing for the Lamplighters, a Gilbert & Sullivan company in SF that each year does a "Gala" where they take a theme from popular culture and rewrite G&S songs to fit it.

    A brief detour about recording.

    Prospero Frobozz: hum... I must have hit a hotkey, there are two 3-4 digit numbers separated by a slash over everybody's head.
    Prospero Frobozz: I wonder what I turned on?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: no..you didn't
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: We have a recording device on...
    Prospero Frobozz: Ah!
    Prospero Frobozz: I understand
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: you can see this now at every meeting.
    Prospero Frobozz: I see the transparent prims
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods..the recorder itself is in the fountain.
    doug Sosa: the number to the right is what you used to have in your bank account, the number on the left is what's left.
    Prospero Frobozz: sad
    Corvuscorva Nightfire giggles...ook
    Pema Pera: time travel would help with the stock market, which reminds me:
    Pema Pera: do you have the text of the "One's a Pawn of Time" play -- it sounds so intriguing -- something you can email me perhaps, Pros?
    Prospero Frobozz: Yeah, I'll email it to you.
    Pema Pera: thanks!
    Prospero Frobozz: It's a comedy -- it's pretty silly -- which made it fun to do
    Pema Pera just loves any story about time travel
    doug Sosa: two's a rook of time, three's a knight of time..
    Prospero Frobozz fears meeting the King of Time
    Prospero Frobozz wonders if that is Einstein?
    doug Sosa: the king is the queen's pawn.
    Pema Pera: the queen of the night?
    Corvuscorva Nightfire rolls her eyes at all the puns..and wonders where three is.
    Pema Pera: three's a knight of time
    doug Sosa: when three is is as good a question.
    Prospero Frobozz: Three is a crowd
    Neela Blaisdale head is spinning :)
    Pema Pera feels like on cloud 9 . . .
    Corvuscorva Nightfire snorts...

    Observations about hydrodynamics.

    doug Sosa: anyone notice that the waer is not going in circles but into Pema's lap?
    doug Sosa: "water..
    Corvuscorva Nightfire nods..it has a direction.
    Pema Pera: I thouht Adelene was thirsty
    Neela Blaisdale: Looks fine to me
    Pema Pera: and lapping it all up
    Neela Blaisdale: see it straight up
    Prospero Frobozz: Yeah, it's just a simple texture rotation. Sometimes you can get an interesting water effect by putting two partially transparent sims one above the other, at right angles, slowly moving
    Adelene Dawner chuckles.
    Adelene Dawner nods at Pros.
    Prospero Frobozz: I've bugged the Windlight developers to give us the ability to say 'we want water texture here' and use the Windlight water that we have for the oceans....
    Prospero Frobozz: The reflections on that water can be really pretty
    Pema Pera: that would be nice!
    Adelene Dawner: :)

    Another topic: OpenSim.

    Pema Pera: Pros, on a different topic, how is the tp ability between SL and OpenSim coming along?
    Prospero Frobozz: I haven't checked in with that in a while.
    Prospero Frobozz: They are still working on it -- the integrid protocols. There are a lot of things to work out to make it meaningful.
    Pema Pera: I guess the legal problems are still the bottlneck?
    Pema Pera: assets protection and such
    Prospero Frobozz: I'm not sure what they're working on right now, but I know that inventory is one of them.... and, yes, dealing with asset protections will be an issue.
    Pema Pera: Adelene, you have worked in OpenSim, right?
    Pema Pera: (I'm not typing, though it looks as if I am . . . )
    Prospero Frobozz: I dont' see you still typing
    Prospero Frobozz: There are bugs... sometimes avatars get stuck in animations for some people.
    Adelene Dawner: Not yet. I intend to, though - interesting possiblities. ^.^
    Prospero Frobozz: I find when I'm stuck typing that if it ype something, when I'm done it will end.
    Bell: *ding*
    doug Sosa: it still looks to me not like typing but playing the piano, and i can't help trying to get the tune :)
    Prospero Frobozz: Yeah, I sort of wish I was still at a Unviersity where I had space and network connections to set up gratuitous servers; I'd play around with setting up an OpenSim region, and the MICA opensim star sim stuff.
    Pema Pera: yes, we should make that a MICA project
    doug Sosa: pros, where are you? i am in palo alto or russian river.
    Pema Pera: I'll talk with the folks in Tokyo next week, who are working on OpenSIm, a whole bunch
    Prospero Frobozz: I'm in nashville, TN, actually, even though I work for a company based in SF, and even though I grew up in the SF Bay Area....
    doug Sosa: got it.
    Pema Pera is amused at "a company based in SF" .. . .
    Pema Pera: and changing the world
    Prospero Frobozz: I moved out to Nashville from the Bay Area to take a faculty job at Vanderbilt... when I left that, my wife and I didnt' want to leave Nashville, and the Linden job was ideal because it was explicitly a telecommuting job.
    Prospero Frobozz: It was actually the only one I applied for; if I hadn't gotten it, I'd have stayed at Vanderbilt for one more year, probably applied again at small liberal arts colleges, who knows. All the forks in the road that have passed are mind-boggling.

    Time for me to leave.

    Pema Pera: Well, I'll have to say goodbye, have a lot of packing to do still
    stevenaia Michinaga: afk
    Prospero Frobozz: OK... have a good trip!
    Pema Pera: have to get up early tomorrow for my flight to Tokyo
    Prospero Frobozz: How long are you going to be in Japan this time?
    Pema Pera: Thanks!
    Pema Pera: if someone can send me the rest of the chat log
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: bye, Pema.
    Adelene Dawner: hve a good flight, Pem. :)
    Pema Pera: then I can put up the whole piece (I've taken over from Rowan)
    Pema Pera: Bye everybody!
    Pema Pera: and oh hi & bye Three!
    Pema Pera: Now 3 is lapping up the water
    Pema Pera: or was
    Pema Pera: okay, nite everyone!
    doug Sosa: ciao

    Adelene would later send me the rest of the session, below

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: Hi, Three.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire scritches Three's ears.
    Neela Blaisdale: hi 3
    Threedee Shepherd: hi friends
    doug Sosa: I am reading a book about forests, the deepest meaphor's about them, dante, etc, and my son is off to cuba for three weeks looking for artists for his gallery in LA.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: hmm.
    Prospero Frobozz: Forests show up as metaphors in a LOT of things.
    doug Sosa: an easy book to write!
    Prospero Frobozz: Indeed, the title of the Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" is all about one type of forest metaphor....
    doug Sosa: the difference between woods and forest turns out to be interesting.
    Prospero Frobozz: Oh/
    Prospero Frobozz: ?
    Prospero Frobozz: I guess I don't really know the difference
    doug Sosa: forst has wild life, carnivorous, the woods is more left over.
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: left over?
    Prospero Frobozz: Forest is wilder, deeper, thicker, I guess?
    Neela Blaisdale: a forest wothut ife?
    Prospero Frobozz: Whereas woods can be friendlier, tamer, more comfortable.
    doug Sosa: sort of.
    Prospero Frobozz: Sondheim's "woods" then, is forest :)
    Corvuscorva Nightfire: I must go...
    Adelene Dawner yawns... "Time to go... 'night all."
    Threedee Shepherd: Opps, need to leave as in came late, leaving early
    Prospero Frobozz: g'night
    Neela Blaisdale: Yes Night Corvi and Adw

    And this last part came in from Stevenaia:

    Corvuscorva Nightfire: gnight all.
    Neela Blaisdale: Me too, goodnight everyone
    doug Sosa: yep, that time..
    Prospero Frobozz: OK -- have fun everybody!
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