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.