29 November 2006

New Bloggers

You might have noticed a few unfamiliar names on the blog-roll. It's Eureka and Lienna.

Lienna is writing for Pixel Pulse, and Eureka for the Huffington Times.

I love the cool looking space gurrl on Liennas site. I'm also jealous of her dream journal. I just have Jungian dreams, it's my unconscious telling me things, sorting things out, etc

I want some Freudian ones for a change, it just not fair! Come on unconscious, your asleep, have some fun for a change!

They are mostly doing articles on sex in second life.

Eurekas article dated Monday, November 27, 2006, talking to "Magnus" is typical in the double standards I often encounter ( SL and RL ). Seems that it's OK for him to come inworld and have some Cyber, but if it was his RL wife doing the same..oh dear, that's just not on.

BB Brodys article on getting caught flashing his polygons, by his wife is just brilliant.

I must do more flying, but the lag has been so bad, it's not always worth it.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

26 November 2006


Originally uploaded by shockwaveplasma.
16,000 For sure this time.


Originally uploaded by shockwaveplasma.
So here I am on the Nissan car dispenser. Watching the cars go around the loop, and giggling myself silly when they come off.

Bottom left you can see some explosives going off. I have IMed Toast, "the giver of car keys", but had no reply. I guess they were getting a bit tired of waiting down there as well.

I was tempted to fly over and stand on bottom of the second loop and see what happens.

“Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.” - Dave Barry

19 November 2006

Grid Down

Da grid its broked :-(

Casters up mode, Borked, Down, On the fritz.

Looks like the Grid Monkeys have been unleashed.

Bang the rocks together guys.


Well yes. I am away with the fairies.

Google Search trends

Google is such a hotbed of data, it comes in , and people search for it. But all those searches that you type in are being noted.

Remember all you guys doing the search for "Janet Jackson"?

If you are in the UK, PIPEX will tell you that all us girls are searching for "David Hassellhoff"

( Hysterical laughter dies away )

Well Google has this database of all the searches, or is could be just the popular ones over time, it's Google Trends. The data seems to stop at the end of September 2006, so it's not really great for what we are after right now.

Lets looks at Second Life.


It shows a steady rise through 2006, the high point here is the Duran Duran concert.

Naturally it is for all "Second Life" searches, not just our favorite platform. But the probability is that would be the main proportion of the searches containing "Second Life".

I'm not to sure about the location based results either.

Lets try another ( Couldn't help it, it the first thing I thought of. ) ( I'm not sure that sounds right! )


It's actually going down, the searches I mean, and most searches are from the Philippines, weird, and second is Brisbane Australia. Lets not go there people :-)

Something else, umm, Hurricanes


But this also seems to be a Grid Iron team name. Bum, something else.



Most searches are from Welwyn Garden City, that just happens to be the PIPEX headquarters.

Now Hasselhoff ( OK, I'm just being silly now, I know ) It would also be nicer to put in the graphs, but this is all public access stuff.


Looks like the Irish, and the Scandinavian countries love him.

Oh well, go have a play with the Google Trends people.

"Acting is not a big deal, it's basically Halloween." - The Hoff

18 November 2006

More Syncronicity

I got a letter from home yesterday, I won't bore you with my rather odd family or my odder genetic background, or the religous insanity that runs though it all.

I've not been in contact for many years with any of my brothers and sisters, and the letter said my sister was rather ill. So with the help of goolge, dogpile and flickr I was able to find her email address, where she lived, and a recent photo.

Within 5 minutes of sending an email I had a reply. :-) So we are back in contact again.

The syncronicity is that her new flatmate had pretty much the same experience two nights before, her older sibling called, after not being heard of for over ten years.

I think I will have to send her parts to upgrade her PC so she can come in to Second Life as well.

And in other news I've been the subject of a Resident Shapshot on SLI I'm not sure why my skin looks grey, but I noticed it a few days ago.

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown
( Tell me about it! - S Plasma )

15 November 2006

Google plasma

Just a bit of fun, I'm not going to mention the local stir about the copythingy.

Although I have noticed the formatting of Blogger Beta leave much to be desired. I'm sure I have been consistant in my line spacings, but it comes out a but mangled.

I have got a new video card for the work PC, a Pentuim 4 3 gig. Sl runs fantastic, and it makes my Athlon 64 3000 at home look slow :-( At least I can log in for a bit at lunch time.

Some say Google is God. Others say Google is Satan. But if they think Google is too powerful, remember that with search engines unlike other companies, all it takes is a single click to go to another search engine - Sergey Brin

13 November 2006

Synchronicity, Life, The Universe, and Everything

Recently Dani had a bit of a disaster when her RL house burnt down. I've always been paranoid about house fires, I turn my PC off while I'm out, and any long W/E away all the power points, except for the Fridge get turned off .

So far I've not had anything come close to going whoosh.

But, in the last two weeks I've had two things in the kitchen catch fire, no damage but just a bit of a fright.

Synchronicity is meaningful coincidences, and I do get quite a lot of this.

e.g I was in a Motorscooter accident about 5 years ago where I broke my Left wrist, 6 months before on the same scooter, on the same street, but at the other end of the street, my partner broke their wrist in the same sort of accident.

BTW Thats also the reason for my bad spelling, after the accident I no longer can see a visual image of words that I'm trying to spell.

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination?
C.G. Jung

12 November 2006


It's over 15,000, is this a first ??

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.
George Bernard Shaw

11 November 2006

What is the sound of one economist clapping?

I find it amazing that after all this time, Linden Labs didn't have anyone that could use Excel.

Zee Linden comes in, runs the numbers and tell Phillip that LL is loosing money, it looks like lots of money. So the traditional thing to do, is to raise the cost of services eg hosting, and cut wages. That is what they did.

Not very inventive, but just what a pencil pusher would think of.

It's always difficult to guess what is happening inside a service provider. I used to work in the ISP field, and the UK has some quite good forums to discuss the happening in the ADSL world.

On the forums relating to our ISP ( all the staff would read them ) were some of the greatest imagining I've read in a long time.
Our CEO was once called a "suited champagne filled fatcat", yeh..right. Torn jeans and t-shirt, only happy when he's programming his Ciscos.

How about " I can't get my Emails, do you think their Exchange servers are down?" Oh please...250,000 email accounts and you think we use Exchange!!

So unless you are on the inside, and know how it all works, customers making wild speculations can often be quite amusing.

So I promise not to make any more wild guesses on how it all works, and how much it all costs and where the accountants have to make all the cost cutting.

I just think they have to be more inventive, think lateral guys.

“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.”

04 November 2006

A token of affection

Well imagine my surprise when I teleported to my Sky Condo, it looked really strange and I thought I had picked the wrong one again.

So I teleported back to the ground. Tried again, hmmm waited for everything to rezz properly, and I realised that I was in the correct place. But things were looking a bit odd. I thought another sky box must have crashed into mine. So moving the camera out gave me a big surprise.

You can see, there was a great big boat embedded in my house.

As you might guess, it wasn't there when I left.

I called the landlord ( Cinda ) and asked her to have a look. She was rather impressed, as this was the biggest item she has ever removed. Qualifying that this is probably some token of affection from a secret admirer. We then debated the appeal of boats re flowers.

The privilege of feeling at home everywhere belongs only to kings, wolves and robbers. - Honore de Balzac

02 November 2006

The Fastest heap of prims in the galaxy

Now this is for the real Sci Fi fanatic. I would love to have this on my lawn.

You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought. - Princess Leia