11 May 2009

Goodbye Rheta

Today I'm in mourning, for someone who I barely knew, and for her baby who was just about to be born.

I have a little boy of 18 months, and I love him very much. It's surprising how a child can change the way you look at the world.
It's how you notice other children, how children seem to know that they are in this child-like state together.

Today we heard about the death of Rheta Shan on her blog .

In my mind I can see her out shopping, on the other side of the road she can see her normal bakery. At 9 months , she can't walk very fast, she puts her hand on her stomach and says something like "Yes, soon it will be time", then starts to cross the road. Then she hears the sound of an engine, but it's too late.... I won't be able to get rid of this image for some time.

Both Rheta and baby died, and I'm just so sad that there is one less little person, who would certianly made the world a slightly better place, as Rheta did.

My thoughts are with her husband, with her family, and those of her friends who knew her virtually, but who were no less real.

Today when I got home from work I hugged my little boy and I could feel the tears, just like I do now.

I often travel around the UK, and I like to see the Cathedrals, while I have no organized religion, they are still great places, next time I will have two more candels to light.

Goodbye Rheta, and goodbye baby Shan.

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~Richard Bach

09 May 2009

Google predictive text

The image is coming out rather small for some reason, but enter "Second Life" into Googles predictive search. :-)

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

04 May 2009

Moving to OpenSim

I've never met Zonja Capalini, but her blog has lots of good writing , and you can feel the anger flowing from her keyboard.

Her latest post is about her OpenSim Condensation land, and how it's progressing, and how she is still very angry at Linden Labs. From what she has written about her customer support experience, I don't blame her.
Now I really want to go to Condensation land, it looks beautiful.

I have been able to install my OpenSim on a Linux server, and it's permanently on, but it just sits there idling, as I really don't have much time to do anything with it yet.

The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet. -William Gibson