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!)
News from RL
Real life events that have impact on MUSHing
Well, hello there. I am a Spaniard citizen who started to play MUDs while studying at the university, and after two years I was away from those games for four more years, then returned to it, not only to play them again but also because I want to set up my own.
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.
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):
Clues lurk under every statement.
Just a little personal plug... I have a new blog at katharyne.com/blog
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 :)
This should go without saying, but in case it doesn't, I recently received a phishing email allegedly from "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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.
There will be some community.pennmush.org downtime next week (probably Monday Feb 20) while the server hardware is replaced with something less ancient.
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.