News from RL

Real life events that have impact on MUSHing

Now that's a pointy stick

Submitted by javelin on Mon, 2011-04-18 23:44

Today I received a retirement present from the M*U*S*H admin (current and former) and players, and I'm really just bowled over. It's a work of art. More specifically, it's a javelin (the practice kind, not the roman centurion killkillkill kind), festooned with laminated photographs of M*U*S*Hers holding signs, a screenshot of living canvas, an original sonnet, and so many other neat things (as well as a skein of very nice wool!)

p8 update

Submitted by raevnos on Thu, 2009-01-22 07:39

There are some attribute-tree related bugs that I want to fix before putting out p8 (And maybe more bug fixes, of course, but probably no more new things compared to what's running M*U*S*H right now.) That'll probably require changing the internal data structures used for storing attributes (Something I've been meaning to do for years anyways.) I just need to find the time to sit down and do it and then have a break-in testing period. That might be a while, though, because between work and other commitments I'm pretty busy.

Help Wanted

Submitted by sad hack on Tue, 2008-10-28 10:31

In these tough economic times, the need for donations and volunteers is greater than ever. Please consider donating time or money to local charitable organizations in your community. Places to consider contributing include (but are by no means limited to):

Imitations of Life

Submitted by Elvie on Thu, 2008-03-27 11:10

Just a little personal plug... I have a new blog at

Do check it out, I'm using it to write about elements of hyper-reality, and anything else that screws with notions of reality. It's fun :)

Phishing from ''

Submitted by javelin on Wed, 2006-04-19 09:21

This should go without saying, but in case it doesn't, I recently received a phishing email allegedly from "" which included some zip file I'm supposed to open to confirm details to them, and a bogus "no virus found" line in the email message.

Obviously, nobody from the Penn devteam is going to be asking anyone to confirm any private information, etc. If I did have any reason to want to communicate with a user about something personal, I'd sign it with my gpg key. If you get something like this, it wasn't from us.

PennMUSH in Debian

Submitted by Noltar on Wed, 2004-09-08 23:58

I'm very pleased to announce that Pennmush 1.7.7p38 is now a part of both testing and unstable releases of Debian Linux on all officially supported architectures. This means that PennMUSH will also be in the next stable release of Debian, Sarge, which is planned to be released within the next month.