Caledon in Motion

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I will admit that as voice comes closer to actuality, I have been considering of late other ways to take Caledon to the next phase. Having dismissed Scent technology out of hand I began considering ways to improve the interface to take advantage of the unique nature of Caledon.

Wouldn’t it be convenient if there was some simple RL gesture one could make to perform equivalent animations in SL? For example, Butter the Scone, Slap the Cad, Expose Your Ankle, Fire the Revolver.

Well, now perhaps such physical manifestations are just around the corner.

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Hip, Smart, Empty

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Second Life seems to be everywhere in the media today. In fact, Second Life was featured as a major article in three very different publications this last week…Newsweek, Technology Review and Wired.

What did they have to say? Well for me it boils down to their basic interpretations of what SL is…Hip, Smart or Empty.

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…In a Strange Land

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The first book I remember reading for myself, from cover to cover, that didn’t have a picture on every other page, was Robert Heinlein’s Have Space Suit, Will Travel. It’s mix of technology with youthful idealism and the sense that anything was possible proved a touchstone for most of my teen years, and still is today. I still have the same copy.

In later years, Starship Troopers (forget the lame movie version) and Stranger in a Strange Land (of course) played major parts in my progression. As he would now be celebrating his 100th birthday, there is no better moment then now to pay some small tribute to one of the premier dream architects we have known, Mr. Robert Heinlein.

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Coming Soon…

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Coming soon, to a Caledonian blog near you….

One tranquil summer morning, the peaceful sea near Caledon is rent asunder as, exploding upward in a cataclysm of steam and Cavorite shavings, a strange ISLAND crowned by a seething volcano takes it’s place offshore, like a vulture hovering over the shoulder of a man eating Salmon Pate that smells a bit off. It’s shores team with savage, jetpack wearing natives as melancholy organ music streams up from diabolical looking caves.

What can this strange volcanic island mean?
What dire portents does this island foretell?
Where the crap did those native guys get jetpacks?
Who, oh who shall stand up to save us all from certain and quite uncomfortable doom?

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D’oh, My Lord

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I came across an interesting message and graphic in my email box today and felt that I had to share it with my readers, as there has been a passion of late for taking tests and being “classified“.

Daemons, Hogwort’s houses…that is all very well and good. However, when all is said and done, wouldn’t you rather be a Simpson?

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End of an Era

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A publication to which I owe a great deal of my knowledge of the world around me, and to which this very blog owes a considerable debt for it’s style and general outlook is soon to be no more.

Yes, World Weekly News will no longer be sold as printed copies.

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Fashionably Furry

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Considering that the next target of Linden morality is rumored to be the Furry community (see an essay I will be posting here soon) I find this tidbit of non-Caledonian Aetheric flotsum to be especially rich.

It seems that a major fashion magazine is running a couture pictorial on fur coats and jackets…with a decidedly Necro-Yiffie overtone.

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