• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment.inc on line 49.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

A tool for the Intrepid Explorer

Reading a piece by the esteemed Mr Prokofy Neva this afternoon, I was reminded of certain previous efforts that I undertook to produce such devices as the Slurlchatter. Whilst it is useful to be immediately told the Slurl for a particular location, it strikes me that to produce a proper travelogue, a device which records notes, reformats them into language more friendly for the Aethernet, and then sends them to the prospective author all at once, might be more useful.

I therefore have produced the "Slurlblogger". This is a HUD device of unfortunately rather primitive appearance, which lurks upon one's screen, listening for any comments. Saying something on channel 910 (for instance, "/910 This is where I am right now") will make a note at one's current location. Then saying "/910 email" will send all of the notes so far collected to a particular email address, defined via a notecard within the device.

I would provide an example here: I took a short tour around Caledon, making comments on channel 910 as I went. I then said "/910 email" as one does, copied the code that was sent to me, and pasted it into this document - and between the lines, one can see the result.


Caledon 94,33,29 - The rear terrace of Ordinal Enterprises - an occasionally dangerous place, but usually most pleasant.

Caledon 161,73,99 - Professor Jefferson Gould has lifted an entire building using the marvellous substance Cavorite! It must be tethered by a heavy steel anchor, but surely this is the wave of the future.

Caledon II 41,186,23 - The "silentsparrow" emporium is where I spend most of my currency. (Sparrows, though, in my experience, are rarely silent, and in fact usually very noisy. I suppose the silence is a further factor to mark this establishment out.)

Caledon Tamrannoch 102,49,27 - Here, at Elsewhen Tower, one might see the mysterious copper and glass "TM-08" by Dyne Talamasca.

Caledon Tamrannoch 36,178,23 - At the Tamrannoch Public Community Garden, one may sit amongst exotic blooms, very few of which will cause allergic responses!

Caledon Highlands 155,211,39 - One should most definitely visit the Caledon Academy of Virtual Wizardry - go, House Malaprop!

Caledon Highlands 152,150,37 - And of course while one is in the area, one should also visit the Observatory opposite, a most wonderful place.

Port Caledon 112,211,44 - Anyone wondering how it is that Caledon remains so unspoilt in the face of a troubled world might care to see the fearsome coastal cannonry to be found in Port Caledon.

Port Caledon 140,157,26 - And finally, before my patience and fingers both expire, the trading ship "Venture" sits here by the harbour, carrying fine products to native peoples across the Grid.


For each entry here, I simply said "/910 (whatever nonsense)" when I was at the place concerned. No touching of devices, reformatting or insertion of links was necessary.

Hopefully this device will be of some use to travel writers, journalists and others who wish to detail their exploration of the Grid for the Aethernet consumption of others. It is limited to the taking of twenty notes at this time, but really, that should be enough for anyone, and one can always clear the list and record more. I shall put the prototype version in my free box as soon as I am able, and also place it upon SLX and SLB, for convenience's sake.

Edit: The SL Boutique listing The SL Exchange listing All free, of course.

Torley Linden's picture
19 Aug200607:19
Torley Linden (not verified)

Thanx for sending this to me! I look forward to enjoying it shortly.

Sunny Leafblower's picture
20 Aug200608:04
Sunny Leafblower (not verified)

Thanks, useful tool and good demo of how to do this type of thing in code

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21 Aug200614:46
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[...] Port Caledon 134,126,23 - and visit the port - but watch you dont get run over by the Street Car… This is an interesting take on hooking to the web via SecondLife. The original HUD script by Ordinal Malaprop (slurlblogger) allows one to ‘takes notes’ at any location which are then stored by the HUD along with the SL location data. Then you are able to email a group of notes to an email address. Used in combination with, say, the WordPress ‘blog by email’ facility (Options - Writing) you can of course then effectively blog SLURL’s and your notes about them direct to your blog from ‘in-world’. [...]

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22 Aug200606:11
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[...] OK, this doesn’t have anything to do with fashion, but it is so cool I had to throw it up here.  Ordinal Malaprop has created the “Slurlblogger,” A tool for the Intrepid Explorer, which is an attachment that allows you to send an email to your blog (or anywhere) with a SLURL and your own comment from a chat channel. [...]

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25 Aug200621:49
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[...] The “Slurlblogger” is a HUD device of unfortunately rather primitive appearance, which lurks upon one’s screen, listening for any comments. Saying something on channel 910 (for instance, “/910 This is where I am right now”) will make a note at one’s current location. Then saying “/910 email” will send all of the notes so far collected to a particular email address, defined via a notecard within the device. [...]

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21 Sep200605:30
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[...] SLurlblogger (which I used to email myself the Dublin slurl above from in-world, it’s great and it’s free) [...]

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08 Oct200607:33
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[...] And, once again, a tool by the esteemed Ms. Ordinal Malaprop has helped me to produce this blog entry; this time, it’s the “SLurlblogger,” a device that lets you take notes based on location and then E-mail all those notes to yourself, properly tagged with their locations and SLurls. An invaluable blogging tool for explorers of the Grid, it may be had gratis from her freebie box at Ordinal Enterprises at The Lighthouse, Caledon. [...]

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14 Jan200705:53
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[...] With Ordinal Malaprop’s SLurlblogger which can be acquired from the Slexchange for free here v0.2 (Update 1/13/07: v0.4 here), just drag the slurlblogger file onto yourself and then visit places where you want to receive the SLurl and type: [...]

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13 Mar200700:42
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[...] for taking notes of travels and the locations of things, somewhat in the same way as my existing Slurlblogger, but more immediate and clearly more fashionable; the automatic “tinyslurl” function in [...]

Zoe Connolly's picture
05 Jun200706:43
Zoe Connolly (not verified)

Greetings Ordinal,

I was wondering if it was possible to reverse this process. The device I'm thinking of, is described here...

The Insatiable Zoe Connolly: Attention Scriptors!

Fabrizio Pivari's picture
14 Jun200717:42
Fabrizio Pivari (not verified)

Do you think is it possible to add photo?
e.g. /910 My text ... MARKERphoto
so to save SLurl text and photo and then send it via email?

I've added an articolo to your tool for italian guys
http://second-life.pivari.com/2007/06/slurlblogger.html
;)

Ordinal Malaprop's picture
14 Jun200718:24
Ordinal Malaprop (not verified)

Unfortunately not - there is currently no way of automating the taking of photos.

However, I did write some Applescript that will enable pictures to be easily sent if one has a Mac - see here.

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08 Dec200717:43
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[...] tonight so I think I will tinker here a bit as well as finish up my auto-poster script. I am using SLurlBlogger at the moment, but I want something that is a bit more sophisticated. I also am writing an [...]