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It's been a while coming, but I've finally gotten a public beta release of my MU* client out for testing. It's called Potato (don't ask me why;) and you can find it at http://potato.talvo.com. It's a graphical client, and runs on Windows and Linux.
Richard Bartle has posted on his blog about the 30th anniversary MUD meet. The post includes a photo of the oldest known log of a mud session.
Clues lurk under every statement.
There are a gazillion different organizations and other entities which are recruiting ideas for how to solve global warming, dependency on fossil fuels, etc.
In the United States, we keep hearing this phrase "reduce dependency on foreign oil" (T. Boone Pickens seems to adopted this as his motto for promoting his wind and natural gas "plan"). This phrase is doublespeak for "don't stop giving ME your money, just stop giving it to THEM". It has VERY LITTLE to do with solving the actual problem: DEPENDENCY ON NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES.
I've started teaching a small group of 4th and 5th graders (age 10 and 11) about text based games. We are meeting in an after school program. I wrote my first introduction about this project here and cross-posted it to to a couple of community listserves.
The sort-of-annual Innovations in Text-Based Gaming conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm US Central time (UTC-0500) at M*U*S*H (mush.pennmush.org 4201 or 4202 for ssl). A call for presentations will soon be posted, but in the meantime, save the date!
In honor of Brigadoon Day, the original DuneMUSH will return for
BrigaDUNE Day on Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
Return to the sands of Arrakis, the courtyards of Kaitain, the Bene
Gesserit School on Wallach IX, the vast heighliners of the Spacing
Guild, and the rest of the Duniverse! Visit old friends, get in a
little RP for old times' sake, or just stop by to say hello.
Even if you didn't have a character on DuneMUSH, you're welcome to visit.
DuneMUSH will be at: mush.pennmush.org 5555
The MUSH will be up by midnight (CDT) Tuesday and will go down
CyberMUSH is now accepting applications for administrative positions from anyone interested in helping a cyberpunk-themed MUSH go live - softcode, hardcode, hosting, you name it. If interested, contact email@example.com.
On a similar note, I don't know of a single cyberpunk-themed MUSH already out there. If you're connected to one, let's get together and talk.