Your writing delights me every single time. In fact, it is your blog that has prompted me to think that SL might be a more fruitful use of my time than RL. If mayhap you see me in SL ( in future ), it will surely be due to your stellar writing.
Good luck with your scripting.
Why those harlots! I never!
Ordinal, this is just plain incredible.
I'm dying to put it in!!!!
Question - say a variety of folk add items. I presume it could be a 'group' item so anyone in our 'country group' could add, but not griefers.
Is there a way that no longer relevant entries could somehow be culled? Even if no, it's a *brilliant* "good enough" system.
Recently - I've been getting requests, re: the train. I had someone want to *buy* it + tracks, &c. Note this was the train, not the tram, ironically the non-functional train. (I'm guessing the potential buyer just figured the schedule was painfully slow.)
My thought: Ordinal, you could sell a "sim package".
- routable tour balloon
- routable Tram/Train
- track sets (various stylings)
- Business Directory / Map
Honestly, the bar for simmy goodness has gone up - and this sort of thing is going to be a 'must have' in the near future. I smell $L, and lots of it.
I fear your zing has been harnessed for a steam-powered Aethernet device. See this article in the Guardian: http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1817636,00.html
I have been checking my "zing" traps, but nothing so far, I'm sad to say.
But I did catch a Darlek, 2 very angry furries, a squid, 17 of your steel pigeons, and a Stormtrooper.
In the trap I baited with a sign that said "Free Knickers" I caught 5 escorts from the Barbie Club.
All were released unharmed, and the Barbies didn't know the difference anyway, they just asked why the music was turned off.
Madam, had I a means of locating and capturing your "zing" safely, I should be out even now scouring the countryside for its whereabouts. Sadly, all I can do is offer my prayers for its expedient return. That, and perhaps visit your tip jar to deposit a few more Linden-Farthings towards funding an expedition to track down the beast. :-)
I'm... I'm so sorry. I thought your zing was a Ruffles potato chip...
Inspiring to see how much thought is going into your builds. Hope you find your zing!
It would work well for a chat show or Q & A session amongst a group of people maybe...
Yes, it will do that... one could change the speed at which it alerts, or reduce the timer interval to detect only very sudden changes in position.
I have been using this device and I noticed that one must constantly reset it if one is wearing a Flight Accelerator, as it will go off for Movement's sake if you are moving quite fast.
It was a lovely addition to my "Visiting Sandboxes" wardrobe, however, thank you very much.
It is perhaps worth a try - being surrounded by an invisible box *with ban lines* might well confuse any such practitioners.
A good question, and the answer to it is: no, not at the moment, as I do not have direct access to change that page, and the code I provided cannot have parameters passed to it. (Well, one can pass parameters to it, but it will not pay any attention, and all of the boxes will be empty.)
However, it would be fairly simple to write a page which *did* accept parameters. I shall see what I can do - it will probably be hosted on this site for the moment, but once it is ready, I am sure that I can inveigle whoever runs the slurl site into using the new code.
Hello Mme. Malaprop,
I was wondering if the SLURL web configurator could be altered to allow form variables to be passed in and have them defaulted on the form. Do you have that kind of power? I also put together a slurl device in my little MeraGadget, but I'd like to kick it off to the SLURL builder so I can configure the title, image, etc. :)
Due to a event happening in The Shelter, I would kindly ask that the Personal Ban Zone also be made effective against Mimes. Griefing has found a new low.
Now if Seifert was to redo Ordinals Personal Ban Zone, would it be 10 times bigger on the inside, than it appears on the outside?
Vote 1 Seifert !
It begs the question, Ordinal: Would a person capable of supplying such compacted dimensional housing really have the wherewithal to conduct herself with the rigor necessary to be a true dictator? Imagine a dictatorial Spock, or Einstein... difficult, innit?
Redundancy and failsafes and not writing brittle, finicky scripts are of course important, and to be honest that is the trick with scripting in Second Life; it is not so much the language, which can be grasped quite quickly, but knowing all of the possible problems and being able to compensate for them.
The idea of evolving devices, though, does interest me, though I confess to having a background and a lifelong interest in such things as evolutionary algorithms. For instance, to take the example of the tram in Caledon: each tram could have a genome which determines such parameters as its speed, its movement timer and so on. The longer a particular genome survives, the more the rezzer favours it. When it does die, the rezzer picks out a new genome based on merging all of the most successful ones, plus a random mutation factor to keep things evolving. Such a system could keep going for years, no matter what changes are made to the underlying reality. And that is but a simple example.
For full dictatorial powers I require houses in arbitrary dimensions, mind you, not just four. Four only gets you the right to ignore parliament and perhaps start a small war, nothing major.
If you elect me, I promise I won't lose terribly many of my minio^H^H^H^H^Helectorate in hyperspace!
I'll be picking up mine today!
Another odd bug.
The nasty bugs are the ones that unexpectedly change behaviour over the course of days, weeks, or months.
This brings up an interesting sort of natural selection that seems to be encroaching.
So - what of our creations? The brittle ones, the ones that cannot suffer the slings and arrows of serendipitous oddness, simply don't survive.
Those things that do survive, do so with survival mechanisms - the tram and monorail re-rezzings being a prime example. I checked the monorail page, and yes, there were some faults today, which have apparently been recovered by the re-rezzer.
We have no way of knowing what bugs are coming, but I think we *do* have a way of knowing what features will assist in survival.
Re-rezzing, or perhaps we should call it 'death and rebirth' - already defends against a vast class of bugs.
What more will come? I suspect variances in generations - if type X is failing, rez Y, or rez Z until one solution can carry forward. Inevitable.
Though I suspect the blitters, trams, ducks and slugs will have a bit more of our not-so-divine guidance, until said solutions have become commonplace over time.
These 200m ban lines won't change our cultural landscape much - just our technical one. Like the bugs, what they will do is force the evolution of scripted vehicles that allow us to penetrate them, and suppress the creation of physical vehicles of all types. Natural selection in action.
I had it working and was testing it, but the bloody thing vanished when the grid crashed, which I found most irritating. Not a trace of it. The principle is quite simple though, I think I can remember how it worked.
Your posts always make me grin, but this one made me downright laugh: who would think about clothing girls in porn ads?
Your ability to simplify comlpex things (such as artificial ecosystems) is a gift. I shall be sure to rip you off at a later date.