News from RL https://community.pennmush.org/taxonomy/term/9 en Now that's a pointy stick https://community.pennmush.org/node/917 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Now that&#039;s a pointy stick</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>javelin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 2011-04-18 23:44</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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!)</p> <p>When I first began to MUSH, I was very reticent about meeting other MUSHers in person. Since I got over that, I have had the chance to meet many, many friends who are just as brilliant and wonderful in person as they are online. Thank you all.</p> <p>I will treasure this and the memories of running M*U*S*H forever. And, of course, I get the extra bonus of still getting to see all of you as a M*U*S*H player. And IRL, where you can still get a beer out of me if you were a M*U*S*H (or DuneMUSH or Rio:MdC) player and we meet up.</p> <p>Obligatory photo attached!</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 04:44:13 +0000 javelin 917 at https://community.pennmush.org New to the PennMUSH community (little introduction) https://community.pennmush.org/node/800 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New to the PennMUSH community (little introduction)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Cross_Marian</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 2009-04-12 20:26</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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 <strong>set up my own</strong>. To tell the truth, it is a little "gift" I want to give to a RP community I frequent, who are unaware that we can improve our RPing by jumping to the text based games, a full interactive world which will no longer need of our lazy descriptions and puppetry because NPCs and objects will move and speak by their own accord and such, and descriptions will be immortalized with full detail so no one will never lose track of what happened there or how many changes were made.</p> <p>Despite I'm an old gamer of MUDs, I'm very far from knowing how to create one and I'm not into too much coding knowledge *newbie alarm*. I found out after checking the tutorials of MUSHclient's website that I could choose between SMAUG (for more battling than socializing) and PennMUSH (for more socializing than battling). I choosed the later, but I still want to keep some battle system from the old MUDs I played (which I know they were made after SMAUG code) and implement it into PennMUSH. I don't know if this is possible but I'm eager to learn all what it is needed to try to customize my game for our RP community, so to keep both the socializing and the battling concepts.</p> <p>I saw convenient to join this PennMUSH community, but I feel lost. It doesn't seems to keep a traditional "forum board" administration and I don't know if someone will notice me and tell me if this is the way to ask questions about coding and such that, questions which might arise during my little newbie endeavour into PennMUSH coding. I'm not really familiarized with this system of "blogging" for answers but I'll try to blend with it after I see how it really works.</p> <p>Sorry for any inconvenience. I hope you can help a newbie like me to get a proper insight into PennMUSH "configuration/customization" and I also hope my ideas would contribute to the whole community aswell so I don't look like an ungrateful leecher of information OTL</p> <p>Thanks for reading and good day.</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 01:26:22 +0000 Cross_Marian 800 at https://community.pennmush.org p8 update https://community.pennmush.org/node/755 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">p8 update</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>raevnos</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2009-01-22 07:39</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:39:00 +0000 raevnos 755 at https://community.pennmush.org He looks like me, too. https://community.pennmush.org/node/737 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">He looks like me, too.</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>sad hack</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2008-11-05 10:08</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Peace.</p> <p>This morning, I awoke to an inundation of election summaries and commentaries. By far, the overwhelming theme seemed to be the historic nature of a black man getting elected to the Presidency of the USA. One female black pundit made a couple of comments which struck dissonant chords within my appreciation for the struggle of the common man (of any color). The two specific comments which troubled me were:</p> <p>* that he "looks like me"</p> <p>and...</p> <p>* not until he is inaugurated on the Capitol steps would she believe that she is truly "free, free at last".</p> <p>This woman is, in my opinion, FAR to associated with a distant past, of which she was never a part. She's too young to have experienced the racial hatred prior to the assassination of Dr. King. And, if I'm not mistaken, there isn't a person alive today who was actually a slave in the USA. This woman, who had the right to vote in the USA from the day she turned 18 years old, seems to be clinging to a past which is not now, nor ever was, hers. </p> <p>You see, throughout this election, Mr. (President-Elect) Obama has not, to my recollection, placed any kind of great emphasis on his run for this office as some sort of historical statement about race relations in America. His message has been one of coming together for a common cause. And, as I listened to his victory speech last night, I don't recall hearing him ever say "Now is the time for all black people to stand up and say 'in your face, honkeys!'" In fact, the way I DO remember it, he deliberately cancelled the fireworks display to emphasize that this is not near as much a time to celebrate as it is a time to take stock of where we stand and prepare to move forward together - not with the blacks standing up to lead the way, free at last free at last free at last - but together as a united people... the melting pot that we are: white, black, asian, christian, jew, muslim, gay, straight, or otherwise.</p> <p>So, to anyone out there who thinks 'he looks like me' because of the color of his skin, I say to you as a descendant of Irish (paternal) and German (maternal) biological heritage, raised by a step-father whose career success is in the petroleum industry, I say to you:</p> <p>He only looks like you on the outside. On the inside, he looks like me. He looks like a man who wants peace, not only in the world, but in his heart, too. He looks like a man who wants to leave this world a better place for his children than it was left for him. He looks like a man who can rise above the pettiness of racial distinction. He looks like a man who has, at one time or other, been exposed to (and, at some time or other, felt) hypocritical or bigoted thoughts or feelings both from and for members of the human race and had to struggle with that internal green monster to overcome those negative thoughts and feelings -- the outrage at being discriminated against (Mel Brooks' movie 'Blazing Saddles' didn't mock the Irish arbitrarily - we've been persecuted too... just not because of our skin color) and the shame of discriminating against others. He looks like a man who wants to save this tiny planet from the precipice of destruction to which it was led by corporate and petroleum fat cats.</p> <p>Sir Richard Branson dreams of traveling to Mars, true... but, that doesn't mean he wants to do that at the expense of THIS planet. </p> <p>We must learn to live together - NOW - in humility and grace. Our personal struggles will never go away if we don't. My personal struggle to save children (one, specifically) from abuse will never go away if we don't. Please, I beg of you. Do not turn this election result into a mandate on race. It is a mandate on CHANGE. A change in the way we ALL reach out to one another, regardless of skin color or religious heritage.</p> <p>I believe in God. The God of now. The God who was, is, and always shall be. The God whose name is 'Am' (assertable self-awareness). The Jewish name for Him is YHWH (the unspoken, the tetragrammaton, The Lord); Christian scholars refer to Him as The Great I AM; Muslims call Him Allah. But, no matter what you call Him, He is the essence of your (and my) existence. He is Being. And, He can BE at PEACE. He is able to. </p> <p>I live in a red state, surrounded by republican fear mongers. When I went to the election board this morning to see the results of a local election which hadn't been posted to the news, I emerged from the stairwell just in time to hear a bigoted man assert his "fear" resulting from this election.</p> <p>People (of all colors)... STOP IT!! LET GO OF THIS!!! It isn't helping!!!! It is just perpetuating the things our heroes have fought so hard to overcome.</p> <p>I'm a green-skinned American, and I believe Barack Obama looks more like me on the inside, than he looks like any african-american on the outside. </p> <p>He looks like ME!</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:08:46 +0000 sad hack 737 at https://community.pennmush.org Help Wanted https://community.pennmush.org/node/736 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Help Wanted</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>sad hack</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 2008-10-28 10:31</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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):</p> <ul> <li><b>Animal Rescue Organizations</b>. Here's an example of what I mean from my local area: <a href="http://caapok.org/tinypaws.html">Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue.</a> Holly is a confessed "crazy cat lady" (although she bears no resemblance to the one on The Simpsons) and her operation is 501c3.</li> <li><b>Food Banks</b>, local or regional. NOTE: With cold and flu season upon us, direct contribution of frozen orange juice might be worth considering.</li> <li><b>The Salvation Army</b>. This group takes a lot of heat during the off-season, but we always remember them during the holidays and we are always thankful to them when disaster strikes. Why wait until December to make a donation?</li> </ul> <p>Is there a soup kitchen in your area? A homeless shelter? </p> <p>Organizations such as these (and many, many more) serve a noble purpose. You can be a part of that nobility, too. </p> <p>Charity begins at home, so I encourage you to contribute locally (if you have lots of money, like Ol' <a href="http://www.boonepickens.com/">Tbone</a>, donate regionally or nationally too, but still contribute locally).</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:31:10 +0000 sad hack 736 at https://community.pennmush.org Get One https://community.pennmush.org/node/725 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Get One</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>sad hack</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 2008-10-04 10:25</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Clues lurk under every statement.</p> <p>Truth reveals itself so peacefully it seems.</p> <p>Clues lurk under every stanza.</p> <p>Uncle George taught me <a href="http://www.royal.gov.uk/">Elizabethan</a> truth, and softened my heart with Dragon's Breath. I knew him because he permitted it. When asked To Tell The Truth in Miss Kitty's presence, he did so and moved on.</p> <p>Uncle Bill told his own version of our tale with the kind of truth which can only be appreciated through the eyes of childhood. His quest for noodles and pi, as performed by the voice Buzz, called to me when he moved on.</p> <p>My ode to the Joy-of-loose-lips is one of forgiveness and mercy, for I am quite certain that a Rosie by any other name would smell better than my sweaty feet.</p> <p>Clues like us encourage searchers.</p> <p>To Ro, Alan, my permission.</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Sat, 04 Oct 2008 15:25:35 +0000 sad hack 725 at https://community.pennmush.org Imitations of Life https://community.pennmush.org/node/658 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Imitations of Life</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Elvie</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2008-03-27 11:10</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Just a little personal plug... I have a new blog at katharyne.com/blog </p> <p>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 :)</p> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-blog-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:10:30 +0000 Elvie 658 at https://community.pennmush.org Phishing from 'register@pennmush.tinymush.org' https://community.pennmush.org/node/304 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Phishing from &#039;register@pennmush.tinymush.org&#039;</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>javelin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2006-04-19 09:21</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This should go without saying, but in case it doesn't, I recently received a phishing email allegedly from "register@pennmush.tinymush.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.</p> <p>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.</p> </div> Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:21:09 +0000 javelin 304 at https://community.pennmush.org c.p.o downtime next week https://community.pennmush.org/node/295 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">c.p.o downtime next week</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>javelin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 2006-02-16 10:15</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>There will be some community.pennmush.org downtime next week (probably Monday Feb 20) while the server hardware is replaced with something less ancient.</p> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:15:31 +0000 javelin 295 at https://community.pennmush.org PennMUSH in Debian https://community.pennmush.org/node/221 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PennMUSH in Debian</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Noltar</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 2004-09-08 23:58</span> <div class="field field--name-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">News from RL</a></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>The PennMUSH package itself is structured with multiple mushes in mind. It facilitates keeping an entire hosting server up to date for all users. The process itself is shared globally, with each installation, created by running the penn-install command, linking to the netmush executable and creating copies of the necessary configuration files for customization.</p> <p>My hope is that the availability of PennMUSH in Debian will lead to more widespread usage, better bug reporting, and the development of more robust behavior on a variety of hardware architectures.</p> </div> Thu, 09 Sep 2004 04:58:00 +0000 Noltar 221 at https://community.pennmush.org