2009.03.21 19:00 - Methings Steve Has Practiced

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Pema Pera. The pictures were taken by Adelene and inserted by Pema.

    Pema Pera: Hi Adelene!
    Adelene Dawner: ^>^
    Pema Pera: Thanks for the great blackboard tool that you created!
    Pema Pera: That will come in really handy
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pema Pera: Are you happy enough with it now?
    Pema Pera: Hi Steve!
    Adelene Dawner: Not quite.
    Adelene Dawner: Almost.
    Adelene Dawner: 'nother day or two.
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello
    Pema Pera: sure, take your time!
    Pema Pera: I'm sure that many other people may want to use it
    Pema Pera: for example my astronomy group, if it is okay with you to give them a copy as well
    Adelene Dawner: I think that's who korii asked for one for :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: it is amazing, makes graphic fridays fun, what did you call that session, Ade?
    Pema Pera: ah, already taken care of then -- one less thing to worry about :)
    Pema Pera: and thanks for the textures, you're a real artist!
    Adelene Dawner: Free Draw Friday. I may make that a regular feature if there are no objections ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: Actually I told Korii she'd have to clear it with you/whoever first, but she's on it. ^.^
    stevenaia Michinaga: attract the graphically incline, diagram Being
    Adelene Dawner: hehe
    Pema Pera: oh, fine to go with Korii, Adelene
    Pema Pera: she'll get it to MICA fine! I'm always happy to have other people help out
    Adelene Dawner: ok ^.^
    Pema Pera: as long as it remains clear, down the line, that you were the creator, of course
    Adelene Dawner: Of course
    Pema Pera: I presume that remains visible, right?
    Adelene Dawner: Yep
    Pema Pera: I mean if someone inspects it
    Adelene Dawner: Unless I get goofy with the permissions.
    Pema Pera: after Korii passes it to X who passes it to Y, etc
    Adelene Dawner: Which - no.
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Pema Pera: Adelene the demiurg :-)
    Adelene Dawner: hehe :)
    Pema Pera: creator of all things visible on black :)
    Soon Adelene would rez a copy for us all to play with
    Pema Pera: hi Scat!
    Adelene Dawner: Mostly right now, it has two user-friendliness issues that *have* to be dealt with
    Pema Pera: hi Pila!
    Adelene Dawner: One is that it eats prim allowance like woah
    Pema Pera: ah
    Pila Mulligan: greetings freinds
    Adelene Dawner: Which I'm dealing with by havign it track how many prims it rezzes
    Adelene Dawner: And stop when it hits a set number
    Pema Pera: so if a conversation gets too intense, you can damp it down with a few blackboards rezzing :-)
    Adelene Dawner: Until it's cleared
    Pila Mulligan: hi Scathach
    Adelene Dawner: Hi again, Pila ^.^
    Scathach Rhiadra: Hello all:)
    Pila Mulligan: hi Ade
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Scathach
    stevenaia Michinaga: Pila
    Adelene Dawner: The other thing is that it's actually like 4 or 5 objects - not too friendly to set up.
    Pila Mulligan: Ade has a very cool fun thing
    Pila Mulligan: hi Steve
    Adelene Dawner: *giggles* They know, Pila ^.^
    Pila Mulligan: have they seen it?
    Adelene Dawner: Though I don't think Pema's seen as recent of a copy as you have.
    Pila Mulligan: played with it rather
    Pila Mulligan: my tech savy is past century, so this was really unique play
    Pema Pera wonders about extremes, given that Adelene's hottest thing is so cool . . . .
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Adelene Dawner: Nobody start playing with it yet, I'm going to re-squash that lurking bug in this version (which is old)
    Pila Mulligan: Pema i saw a video of your presentation at a oncference on free will
    Pila Mulligan: it was very impressive
    Pema Pera: ah, at Columbia?
    Pema Pera: University?
    Pila Mulligan: yes, Mr. Intelligent Design to your left
    Pila Mulligan: in the video :)
    Pema Pera: haha, that was fun, yes
    stevenaia Michinaga: is there a link?
    Pila was refering to the Free Will Symposium at Columbia University, March 30-31, 2008
    Pema Pera: very inspiring meeting
    Pila Mulligan: some interesting stuff
    Pila Mulligan: on Google
    Pema Pera: ah, you know, that was realy funny: it was THE DAY BEFORE starting PaB
    Pila Mulligan: I fund it on Google
    Pema Pera: March 31, if I remember correctly
    Pema Pera: auspicious
    Pila Mulligan: yes, i saw that 3/31
    Pema Pera: I don't remember what I said, but I remember a kind of flow :)
    Pila Mulligan: well, you talked about SL after essentiually teling the guys that Being is It
    Adelene Dawner: ok, bugs fumigated :)
    Pila Mulligan: to the consternation of both sides, you brought science into it
    Pema Pera: hehehe
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: haha, oh no not that
    Pema Pera: that always throws them off, right
    Pila Mulligan: yep, he pissed of the relious guys and the scinece ugys otgether
    Pema Pera: they try to use science and materialism as weapons against spirituality
    Pila Mulligan: so it seemed
    Pema Pera: and then I take those and radicalize them to show that they are the fastest way in :-)
    Pila Mulligan: one guy looked like he should be more open minded but was quite antagonistic in words
    Pila Mulligan: ready Ade?
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Adelene Dawner: yep
    We then all started drawing on Adelene's blackboard
    Pila Mulligan: next
    Adelene Dawner: (the colors look better if you turn local lights off, by the way - Storm's facelight does a real number on this.)
    Adelene Dawner: Are we going around the circle? I think it's Sca's turn :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: deja vu
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Adelene Dawner: :D
    Pila Mulligan: and deja vous aussi
    Adelene Dawner thinks we have lost Scathach :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: sorry, someone IM'ed me, I'm very naughty:)
    Adelene Dawner: hehe :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: what should i do?
    Adelene Dawner: Pick a color by clicking any square on the bottom, then click and drag on the board to draw :)
    Pila Mulligan: a group art expression
    Pila Mulligan: wow
    Pema Pera: haha
    Pema Pera: quatre main
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: heehee
    Pema Pera: sorry to interfere with Scat
    Pila Mulligan: h*
    Pema Pera: was trying to write the Tibetan letter A
    Pema Pera: can we erase, Adelene?
    Pila Mulligan: let's start over with Scath going first
    Adelene Dawner: This version can't easily but I can do it manually - what needs to go?
    Adelene Dawner: all the red and green bits?
    Pema Pera: I think- yes
    Pila Mulligan: everytihng
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Pema Pera: emptiness!
    Adelene Dawner grins at Pila :)
    Pila Mulligan: a void :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Pema Pera: Saturday night nothing
    Pema Pera: your turn or mine, Scat?
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Scathach Rhiadra: you start please
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    Scathach Rhiadra: very good
    Pila Mulligan: nice Pema
    Pila Mulligan: om
    Pema Pera: thank you
    Pema Pera: no, just "a"
    Pila Mulligan: aum
    Pema Pera: your turn , Scat
    Scathach Rhiadra: needs a bit on top to be AUM
    Pila Mulligan: h*
    Pema Pera: only A not UM
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pila Mulligan: hum :)
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Pema Pera: ahum
    Pila Mulligan: translate please
    Pema Pera: beautiful, Scat, om indeed!

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    Scathach managed to turn my Tibetan letter A into an OM or AUM

    Scathach Rhiadra: not too neat
    Pema Pera: om
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    Pema Pera: ohm in electric terms :)
    Pema Pera: if you like to add a bit of resistance
    Pila Mulligan: watts that?
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Pema Pera: http://www.ka-gold-jewelry.com/p-pro...all-silver.php
    Pema Pera: as an example
    Pema Pera: hehehe, Pila
    Pema Pera: saturday night fever here
    Pila Mulligan: hey, astronomy dude :)
    Pila Mulligan: stars
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    Pema Pera: just waking up, Pila
    Pema Pera: planets? green dots?
    Pila Mulligan: star trek
    Pila Mulligan: Mr. Spock, whjat is that object on the viewer
    Pema Pera: how are your tibetan lessons going, Scat?
    Pema Pera: (sorry, still haven't been able to find a knowledgeable Linden, re scripts)
    Scathach Rhiadra: not too well at the moment, people have been missing for the last few weeks:(
    Pema Pera: how about the teacher?
    Pila Mulligan: cool Ade :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: missing too, traveling on retreats in the US
    Pema Pera: do you know that the tea hut, where the lessons are held, is the birthplace of PaB?
    Scathach Rhiadra: should start up again at beginning of April
    Pema Pera: one year ago?
    Pema Pera: April 1?
    stevenaia Michinaga: the lessons are in SL
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes, a lot has atarted there:)
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Scathach Rhiadra: started*
    Adelene Dawner: Over to you, Steve :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hmmm
    Pema Pera: That's where Stevenaia joined us, in May or so
    Pema Pera: or perhaps even earlier
    Pema Pera: snow man?
    Pila Mulligan: now that is skillful, Steve

    Steve quietly started drawing a quite intricate depiction of the pavilion where we were seated.

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    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Pema Pera: marsh mellow man?
    Pila Mulligan: pavaillion
    Pema Pera: ah!
    Pema Pera: wow
    Pila Mulligan: really
    Adelene Dawner: yes wow :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: cool:)
    Pema Pera: wedding cake!
    Pila Mulligan: architect :)
    Pema Pera: So this is what you'll build for us in Hawaii, right, Pila?
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: you are here
    Pila Mulligan: it would be a nice feature
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: not Nepal!
    Pila Mulligan: or Nepal
    Pema Pera trying to picture the building covered by a cozy veneer of vulcanic ashes
    Pila Mulligan: beautiful Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: grins
    Pema Pera: a candle on top, for PaB's first birthday, Steve?
    Pila Mulligan: methings Steve has practiced
    Pila Mulligan: k*
    stevenaia Michinaga: A PaB Bd Card
    Pema Pera: no stopping this man now . . . .
    Pila Mulligan: very appropriate art
    Scathach Rhiadra: this is a really nice toy, Ade, I want one:)
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Pema Pera: now the challenge to add the avatars; like the dot for Lincoln on the back of the penny
    stevenaia Michinaga: hehe
    stevenaia Michinaga: need more drugs for that
    Pema Pera: green dots will do!
    Pema Pera: something tells me that Adelene will have to create larger sizes blackboards
    Pema Pera: grande
    Pema Pera: venti
    Pema Pera: grandissimo
    Pila Mulligan: or have several open at once
    Adelene Dawner: This is already 5 meters by 3.5
    Pila Mulligan: mutitisiom
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps a dome shaped board
    Adelene Dawner: I'll have to change the scripts if I make it bigger than 8 by 8 or so
    stevenaia Michinaga: now she can remove these objects too
    Adelene Dawner: possiblt less - I'd have to do the math
    Adelene Dawner: all the bits have to be within 10 m of each other, center to center
    Adelene Dawner: and all four corners of trhe board have to be within 10m of everything
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    stevenaia Michinaga: next
    Adelene Dawner: Scath again :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: sorry, taking a snapshot:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps a light grid background
    Adelene Dawner: I'm taking snaps of the board, so you don't have to worry about that, but I don't want to move my cam...
    Pila Mulligan: ok
    Scathach Rhiadra: trying for a star, not so good, too small
    Pila Mulligan: fun Ade :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: Ade's Drawing Machine
    Adelene Dawner: It's been requested, Steve, and when I get ot adding slideshow features that'll be part of it :)
    Pema Pera: I'll be posting the chat log soon(ish), but feel free, all of you, to then add your snapshots directly! I'll have it there by tomorro midday, the latest
    Adelene Dawner: done, Scath?
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes ty:)
    Adelene Dawner: Pema next :)
    Pema Pera thinking: you are neither here nor there . . . but doesn't see enough room to type that
    I was refering to what Steve had written "you are here" next to the picture of the pavilion.
    Pema Pera: *draw that
    Adelene Dawner: hehe^.^
    stevenaia Michinaga: I would put your name on the fram Ade
    stevenaia Michinaga: jsut to amazing not to know the creator
    Adelene Dawner doesn't think so... my name's available by inspecting it.
    stevenaia Michinaga: aww, ok
    Adelene Dawner: And I don't want to be *completely* innundated with people. ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: Still thinking, Pem?
    Pema Pera: oh, ah, my turn, really?
    Adelene Dawner: Yep!
    Pema Pera: but it's already so complete, and I started with the ah!
    Adelene Dawner: *giggles* ok :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes, if we do any more we might ruin it:)
    Adelene Dawner: btw, when I said it eats prims? That's 1,024.
    Pema Pera: :)
    Pila Mulligan: 'the holy science takes as a beginning knowing when to stop, and as an end stopping at the highest good'
    Scathach Rhiadra: ah, so maybe not so good a toy
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pema Pera: shall we declare this painting to be the highest good?
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Adelene Dawner: :)
    Pema Pera: or at least good enough?
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes
    Pema Pera: highest good enough?
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: ear it off , hang it on the pavillion
    Pila Mulligan: t*
    stevenaia Michinaga: t
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Pila Mulligan: reminds me of 60's expressive therapy
    Pila Mulligan: or whatever it was called :)
    Pila Mulligan: as someone said, if you rememebr the 60's you werent there
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pema Pera: I was there :-)
    Pila Mulligan: are you sure?
    Pema Pera: sure enough :)
    Pila Mulligan: s'alreet
    Pema Pera: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    Pila told us an interesting dream of his . . .
    Pila Mulligan: Pema I rememebred a dream I had when I first started building here in the rianforest
    Pila Mulligan: I had forgotten it
    Pema Pera: To understand you know too soon There is no sense in trying.
    Pema Pera: yes, Pila?
    Pila Mulligan: it was before we had done anything to start the work
    Pila Mulligan: in the dream I was walking cross country to the forest
    Pila Mulligan: then into the forest
    Pila Mulligan: and int he middle of the trees was this lodge like building
    Pila Mulligan: and I went inside and there were about twenty people sitting around on couches and stuff, by a fire, with mugs nd chatting
    Pila Mulligan: and they were Europeans
    Pema Pera: hehehe
    Adelene Dawner: :D
    Pema Pera: how nice!
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pema Pera is happy that his Dutch accent doesn't show up in his typing here :)
    Pila Mulligan: think not :)
    Adelene Dawner awws - I like your accent, Pema. :)
    Pema Pera: did they doodle pictures that looked like a wedding cake, Pila?
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pema Pera: with Tibetan letters floating on top?
    Pila Mulligan: no, it was very mountain lodge like
    Pema Pera: but seriously, what a nice dream!
    Pema Pera: thank you for sharing that with us
    Pila Mulligan: really I never knew quite what to make of it
    Pila Mulligan: at the time
    Pila Mulligan: now I have an idea :)
    Pema Pera: well, now you know, I guess :)
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pila Mulligan: but it also give me a hint as to planiong
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pila Mulligan: there were no roads or anything but the room :)
    Pema Pera: that sounds tasty, some planiong
    Pila Mulligan: we need more than a room :)
    Pema Pera: (wild fruits of the neighborhood?)
    Pila Mulligan: planiong may be something besides a tpyo :)
    Pila Mulligan: not sure
    Pema Pera: a kind of banana?
    Pila Mulligan: plantain
    Pema Pera: but sweeter
    Pila Mulligan: or chinese
    Pema Pera: ah yes
    Pema Pera: more spicy
    Scathach Rhiadra: ok, thank you!
    Pila Mulligan: thank you Scath :)
    Pema Pera: Scathach appreciates planiongs that is clear!
    Scathach Rhiadra: :)
    Pila Mulligan: Ram Dass once asked a guru what the closest English words would be for a mantra
    Pema Pera: I think they are more bulb like than normal bananas, don't you think?
    Pila Mulligan: like om mane padme hum ro somehitng
    Pila Mulligan: but engliosh
    Pila Mulligan: the guru said, 'please please sorry thank you'
    Pema Pera: oh my no pay me man
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Switching over to various languages . . .
    Pila Mulligan: so if you ever want to try an english mantra, there's one
    Pema Pera: hhhmmmmm
    Pila Mulligan: that's Dutch
    Pema Pera: too few g sounds
    Pema Pera: ghghghgmmmm
    Pila Mulligan: hhhggmmm
    Pema Pera: like Irish
    Scathach Rhiadra: ha:)
    Pema Pera: like the hach in Scathach!
    Scathach Rhiadra: that is all the ch'es
    Pila Mulligan: Nymf, my old Ducth frined from SL, was sayng once how close Dutch and Celtic cultures are
    Pema Pera: yes
    Scathach Rhiadra: yes, gutteral
    Pema Pera: ah, you know Nymf?
    Pila Mulligan: very wel, I miss her
    Pema Pera: she handed us Kiranians her Science Circle
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Pema Pera: very kind of her
    Pila Mulligan: she did a good forum for a year
    Pema Pera: more than that, I belief
    Pila Mulligan: then moved on :)
    Pema Pera: who knows, maybe she'll be back
    Pema Pera: anything is possible
    Pila Mulligan: I hope so
    Pema Pera: We Dutch people have our ways :-)
    Pila Mulligan: she worked for Greenpeace in Holland
    Pema Pera: yes, she's quite special
    Pila Mulligan: in fact, it was at her forum that I also met the sometimes vociferous Samuel O'Kelly
    Pila Mulligan: he left there as he did here by the way
    Pema Pera: small world!
    Pema Pera: well, it's getting late here . . . ready to get some sleep
    stevenaia Michinaga: night Pema
    Pema Pera: Thank you Adelene for the great playpen!
    Pema Pera: and all of you for fun and games
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, great tool
    Pila Mulligan: sweet dreams Pema
    Pema Pera will be dreaming of planiongs, sweet planiongs
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pila Mulligan: and spicy :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: night Pema:)
    Adelene Dawner: 'night Pem
    Pema Pera: nice, round, tasty
    Pema Pera: bye everybody!
    Pila Mulligan: bye
    stevenaia Michinaga: see you...well, tomarrow
    Pila Mulligan: bye Steve -- really nice art work :)
    Adelene Dawner: 'night Steve :)
    Scathach Rhiadra: bye Steve:)
    Scathach Rhiadra: I must go too, night Pila, Ade, thanks for the drawing, it was fun:)
    Adelene Dawner: 'night Sca :)
    Pila Mulligan: it was much fun, bye Scath
    Pila Mulligan: well, you have made an excellent thing Ade
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Adelene Dawner: Better clean it up now
    Pila Mulligan: is it difficult to set up and take down?
    Pila Mulligan: nope
    Adelene Dawner: Not *really*
    Adelene Dawner: but it'd be hard for someone who wasn't familiar with the edit tools, especially moving it.
    Pila Mulligan: well, I'm sure you'll have it polished up in no time
    Adelene Dawner: Yep ^.^
    Pila Mulligan: brb
    Pila Mulligan: back
    Adelene Dawner: ^.^
    Pila Mulligan: are you the Guardian tonight?
    Adelene Dawner: Nope, Pema was. I can turn the logger off though since we seem to be done.
    Pila Mulligan: yep
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