Archive for October, 2007

Twitters I made on 2007-10-31

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
  • Why am I sleeping for 18 hours a day, then one hour, then 21. Has shift work finally broken my head in an unrepairable fashion? #
  • @ordinal, have you tried iGTD? http://bargiel.home.pl/iGTD/ #
  • Time for beer, much beer. While enjoying the ‘History of the world backwards’. #
  • @Ordinal – I swear by it, it integrates well but isn’t the simplest software to learn. #
  • Impressed by how nicer ‘Screen sharing’ is than any of the other VNC solutions that I use. #
  • Dear Lazyweb – Has anyone ever written about the ‘bow wave’ of population of gamers at each character level of MMORPGs and end game content? #

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-31

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
  • Why am I sleeping for 18 hours a day, then one hour, then 21. Has shift work finally broken my head in an unrepairable fashion? #
  • @ordinal, have you tried iGTD? http://bargiel.home.pl/iGTD/ #
  • Time for beer, much beer. While enjoying the ‘History of the world backwards’. #
  • @Ordinal – I swear by it, it integrates well but isn’t the simplest software to learn. #
  • Impressed by how nicer ‘Screen sharing’ is than any of the other VNC solutions that I use. #
  • Dear Lazyweb – Has anyone ever written about the ‘bow wave’ of population of gamers at each character level of MMORPGs and end game content? #

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-30

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
  • I need a kick up the arse, please form orderly queue. #

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-27

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
  • Earned my pay on the first job of the day, from start to finish… 2 hours ending in a heavy lug down three flights of stairs. #

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-27

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
  • Earned my pay on the first job of the day, from start to finish… 2 hours ending in a heavy lug down three flights of stairs. #

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-26

Friday, October 26th, 2007
  • Walked into Mac Live Expo, walked past the pre-order queue and bought Leopard – took all of 2 minutes. Yes, I am gloating, thankyouverymuch. #
  • Time to install (Sorry @Ordinal) #
  • @Ordinal – Install is fail! Apparently my disk isn’t GUID formatted, and all my backup disks are elsewhere. Pizza instead. #
  • @Ordinal – No I won’t I *like* pizza. #

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Twitters I made on 2007-10-25

Thursday, October 25th, 2007
  • Awake at 2am- brain ticking over like an engine, so sleep impossible. I’m going to regret this about midday today. #
  • Last.fm is great for listening to musicvwhen you are away from home and can’t be bothered to SSL to your home server. #
  • Currently loving http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/sets/72157602603751675/ #
  • Trying to motivate myself to leave the house. #
  • The second day of the Virtual Worlds Forum. All interesting stuff, and I could make a *killing* as a consultant for online spaces here. #
  • I’d just like everyone to know that @rooreynolds is as nice as he is tall.

    Very. #

  • Just had a nap, so time for some caffeine and to check that some venture capitalist hasn’t drawn anything rude on my face… #
  • Back at brother’s place, cat missed me, feet hurt. Phone still not getting twitter messages. #
  • Once more I realise that ‘Sit still’ and ‘stay awake’ are mutually exclusive states for me. #
  • @warrenellis – You were namechecked at VWF by Pasick (Mac Mansions) and Sasha wants to know if you’d be interested in going/talking next yr #
  • @warrenellis I’ll let Sasha know. (Do I get 10% agent fee?) #
  • @warrenellis sounds fair, although it’s normally the women that beat me up. #
  • Time for some fried egg sandwiches. Dinner of champions and creator of heartburn! #
  • Going to MY home to collapse into bed and do the whole snoring thing. #

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The Dildo In The Room

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Two interesting bits of news from the Virtual Worlds Forum.

First off, Peter Edwards, the director of the upcoming ‘Home‘ platform for the PS3 stated that they were very interested in consumer created content and that, as soon as it was possible, they would be including the tools for users to make their own objects.

And that there would be an economy where you would be able to sell them.

I would imagine that they would have to employ moderators clearing the content before it becomes public in order to avoid the ‘Dildo in the room*’ problem. Especially as I doubt that there will be an age restriction on using Home.

I have a few ideas how the Economy might work, but that is a subject for an upcoming post

The second rumour is just that, a rumour (and to be honest I don’t hold out much hope for it being true), but a person who works for There.com told me that there would be a Mac client ‘sometime next year’.

This person didn’t know what Boot Camp was, so I’m not too hopeful about this.

UPDATE: I’ve just had it confirmed from two other sources, there.com is working on a Mac client and are hiring people to work on it at the moment. There is joy in my heart, because I consider There.com much more social than Second Life.


*The ‘Dildo In The Room’ problem is that no matter the intended audience, if you allow user generated content, someone will make sex toys in your virtual world. Like the elephant in the room, people try not to talk about it. This is related to the ‘Time until penis” measurement*

‘*’Time Until Penis’ – The amount of time from software release until some bright spark crafts a giant penis out of whatever tools are available. (In World of Warcraft I think it was created out of gnome corpses…)

[tags]Dildointheroom, Timeuntilpenis, There.com, PlaystationHome, PS3, User-generatedcontent, VirtualWorldsForum, Mac client [/tags]

Twitters I made on 2007-10-24

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
  • I’d forgotten the pleasures of commuting. #
  • At the Virtual Worlds forum – pretending to be a journalist. #
  • @Megp Looking for someone to carry something? #
  • Never taken so many notes in my life – even during college (which explains a lot). Wondering if I’m crazy that money doesn’t interest me. #
  • Trying to find Linkmachinego and failing. I wouldn’t care there are only three rooms here. #
  • Thinking I should hunt down and chat to Alice Taylor and Roo Reynolds, then find Ren Reynolds tomorrow ( not just because of their surnames) #
  • Shame I’m awful at hunting down people… #
  • Blimey, they are playing Alabama 3 over the sound system here – and not their most recognised track either #
  • Brother’s internet connection is dead, phone not receiving text messages. Feeling cut-off… #
  • @rooreynolds …and talk and talk and talk and talk…
    Will you be there tomorrow? #

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