February 2006

Chiron Beta Prime

I can't think why I have never before mentioned my appreciation for the music of Jonathan Coulton. After all, he's the singer/songwriter behind such classics as Skullcrusher Mountain (listen), a beautiful love song told from the viewpoint of a deranged megalomaniac scientist to the captive object of his affection. Some people may find the bit about the pony distressing, but it is all clearly "from the heart".

In the same vein, I heartily enjoyed his latest "Thing a Week", Chiron Beta Prime, a Christmas family message from… well, listen and see. I will say that the phrase "robot overlords" appears in the refrain, and…

**MESSAGE REDACTED**

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Wired

It's not exactly the cover of Time magazine, but I get a peripheral mention in the image gallery associated with a Wired article on Making a Living in Second Life. I'm the one on the left.

So far, no-one has accosted me in the street and asked for my autograph. I'm sure it is only a matter of time.

Slipped while climbing

I've been working on the software side of a virtual construction contract in Second Life for the last couple of weeks. I might post a bit more about that later, but for now I just want to say that the whole place is an industrial accident waiting to happen…

This post is also in the nature of a quick test of blog posting from Flickr.