Nounours

December 31, 2009


I got a bear from Merov Linden. He was a bit reluctant at first because he felt his bear was ugly. I pressed on and said I would be more than happy to have an ugly bear in my collection. He gave me an object called “Nounours”. I like the cute smiley face on his nose. Merov Linden works with the open source viewer.
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Nounours

December 31, 2009


I got a bear from Merov Linden. He was a bit reluctant at first because he felt his bear was ugly. I pressed on and said I would be more than happy to have an ugly bear in my collection. He gave me an object called “Nounours”. I like the cute smiley face on his nose. Merov Linden works with the open source viewer.
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Radar Radar from Radar

October 8, 2009


After posting information about the MystiTool and Multi Gadget, I got a response from Timeless Prototype stating that a Mono version is in the works due out later this year or early next year due to Mono issues. Radar Masukami handed me a free radar hud that he had made. I checked it out and it took only 0.008 to 0.010 ms. I’ve seen it jump up to 0.040 for a brief moment once. I started sending him messages about what appeared to be a glitch. Then I noticed that it was open source. I fixed the bug, set the range lower, and delayed the sensor from 1 second to 15. Radar gives credit to original scripters (Sable Till, Water Rogers, Argent Stonecutter, Christopher Omega and Sapphire Bombay).
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Joseph Weizenbaum lives on

March 21, 2008


Knoh Oh informed me that Joseph Weizenbaum had passed way earlier this month. Dr. Weizenbaum is very well known in the artificial intelligence community for inventing the first chatbot program, called ELIZA. The program is able to respond to text containing keywords. It can also rephrase statements into questions to simulate a Rogerian therapist. I have made many different implementations of ELIZA in the past. I created one in Second Life as well that works well within the 16K limitation of scripts. This one is a freebie, open source, full permissions. You can program it with your own responses. Joseph lives in SL through ELIZA.
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Following the scripting advice of a bimbo

February 10, 2008

My day job primarily consists of programming software, databases, and websites. I use products that deal with version control in test environments before I release the code in a live environment. With the Linden Scripting Language and Second Life, this concept is pretty much out the window. Anything that is scripted is immediately live. You can’t undo your changes unless you keep a separate copy of each version of your file.

While I was looking at some of the visitors of my blog through MyBlogLog, I noticed Melissa Yeuxduox had a profile picture of a second life avatar. I followed her link and found that she had a blog with a title in Spanish, Livin’ La Vida Segunda (Livin’ The Second Life).

The title of the first article caught my attention – “A must-read for scripters“. She mentioned a tutorial on Tiessa Montgolfier’s blog, All Things Tiessa. It mentioned how to access LSL code anywhere, handle version control, and an environment supporting auto-completion with folding.

I followed the link through to A Bimbo’s Guide To A Portable LSL Scripting Environment. There were step-by-step instructions for downloading and setting up an environment using the Java Developer Kit, Eclipse, Byron Star, and Google Code Hosting.

I ran through a few differences as the tutorial was written for a mac. I was able to get through and had my own little LSL code project setup on Google Code. I prefer a development IDE that I am familiar with such as Visual Studio.Net. I wonder if a plugin exists for LSL syntax highlighting as well as integrating with Subversion, or a CVS server. I only know of its support for Micorosoft version control such as Visual SourceSafe and Team Foundation Server out of the box. (I found one called AnkhSVN) I imagine that I could setup my own reposatory at home to get around the open-source issues, but then I would have to find a way to expose the CVS server to the internet when I am away from home.

So now I have version control outside of Second Life servers. How about code execution? I should look into this more. I found something called an LSL Editor that I may be able to use for this. I also need to come up with a way to save prim information into my project. It needs to be easily exported to multiple grids once the lindens release their version of an open sim platform or split up into multiple grids.


The greenly green Antonius Misfit

January 25, 2008

Antonius Misfit dropped by in a really green super hero kind of outfit. He dropped by to look around and noticed the store had moved a bit. Antonius had dropped by before to look at my voice synthesizer with allophones.

We talked a bit about skyboxes and rezzing systems, and some of the problems we had run into in the past. He mentioned an open source script called Builders Buddy (created by Newfie Pendragon) as a base for skyboxes and sent a copy my way. It came in a nice object that he made himself.

The scripts are fully documented and would take up some time just to go through to get the general idea of what is going on under the hood.

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Oh no! I started a What’s in your sky? Meme.

August 9, 2007

A long time ago, a podcast was recorded live in second life on sheep island for Open Source Radio – Living in Game Space. In it, many issues are discussed as why people build just the same as in real life. I ponder over this often and gave my recent opinion on building without reality. Apparently both Crap Mariner and Jack Pitts picked up on it and carried on with the topic. Jack even goes on to encourage people in his podcast asking people to look up and tell him what they see in their sky.


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