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I am so doomed . . .

So I checked out Second Life, since Duran Duran will be throwing a concert there at some point.

The bad news is, the necessary program won't run on my computer.

The good news is, it will run on my dad's computer.

The bad news is . . . oh, crap, I could wind up getting so addicted to this thing, and I haven't even made it into the main drag. I'm still poking around the demo section, getting the hang of things. It's like the Sims, only crazier. Reminds me a bit of The Palace and a bit of the VRML stuff that That Steve Guy worked on. (Only britpoptarts is going to know what I'm talking about, but hey.)

It is not entirely instinctive, but I feel with enough patience I should be able to do more with it. Like, for example, create objects above and beyond a wooden box.

But I've still got a condo to prime (I was home tonight 'cos I needed to do laundry so I'd have some clean clothes to wear to work) so I won't have much time to devote to it. Thankfully.

Today I took pleasure in figuring out how to change the appearance of my avatar.

Today I learned what Second Life is like.


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Aug. 10th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Do you have a PayPal account? That's what I used.

And more importantly, do you have a DSL line? 'cos you're so gonna need it.
Aug. 11th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
I do indeed know what you mean about Palace. I astill have Palace on this computer, but got so annoyed with it that I haven't been back. Biggest annoyance was that everyone in every Palace was using a Dollz avatar (I think the kind is "preps"?) and talking in loser-speak. u no whut i meanz?

Even more irritating, some icons I created back in the day are still circulating. I think I was the first person to do weird things involving the default smiley-ball icons (such as faux users and non-standard colours and whatnot, both of which all too easily perplexed people when they tried to click on "Joh Taylor" smiley-balls that were actually part of my avatar...I am a little stinker). The lack of creativity was depressing. It's been HOW many years and they aren't beyond that stuff YET?

I may not be the first to think of the smiley-ball tomfoolery, but as there were approximately seven Palaces on line when we first started messing with it, it's probable.

As for Second Life, it won't run on my craptop. But then, what does? Sheesh!

Couldn't even run Sims 2 on it. PALACE lags it.

My craptop can be bamboozled by imbedded videos on MySpace pages.

My computer is teh p00.

I particularly love the inadvertent typos and run-on words I am dealing with lately. Joy everlasting.

I do wonder if Second Life can handle Duranies en masse. I ph3ar. I tremble.


Incidentally, did exploration into MMORGS (I think that's the right acronym; basically it denotes massive multi-user online roleplaying group scenarios or somesuch) a year or so back in one of my (happy shiny fun good) grad school classes. Was irritated then to discover that 2nd Life was too schmancypants to run on my stoneage equipment. Looked interesting, and would have certainly aided me with current 3-d modelling chores.

Oh well. It's not like I have oodles of free time to play anyway.
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