(06/18 14:56:02) Chat.log started…
(06/18 14:56:39) Calum Traveler: shorah, Jules
(06/18 14:56:48) Jules Lavisham: Evenin Cal!
(06/18 14:56:51) Jules Lavisham waves hello
(06/18 14:56:53) Minasunda: shorah Jules
(06/18 14:56:54) Calum Traveler: evenin’
(06/18 14:56:59) Calum Traveler: time differences XD
(06/18 14:57:02) Jules Lavisham: Hey Minasunda
(06/18 14:57:05) Calum Traveler: still afternoon for me.
(06/18 14:57:14) Jules Lavisham: See that bar? I intend to drink nearly most of it.
(06/18 14:57:24) Calum Traveler: well i wont stand in your way
(06/18 14:57:28) Minasunda starts to laugh
(06/18 14:57:28) Jules Lavisham keflumps against the bar
(06/18 14:57:34) Calum Traveler: everythin alright there?
(06/18 14:57:50) Jules Lavisham: Yeah, been a bit of a busy one. Surface work.
(06/18 14:58:23) Calum Traveler: ah, yeah
(06/18 14:58:28) Calum Traveler: i know the feeling.
(06/18 14:58:39) Calum Traveler: im near the end of a surface project that’s been occupying our time
(06/18 14:58:43) Calum Traveler: my* rather,
(06/18 14:58:50) Jules Lavisham: Yeah?
(06/18 14:59:05) Calum Traveler: yeah, just like, one or two more major chapters to finish writing and then its just posting from there
(06/18 14:59:22) Jules Lavisham: Oh fantastic!
(06/18 14:59:27) Calum Traveler: then i can get back to more important things down here in the Cavern ^^;
(06/18 14:59:55) Jules Lavisham: Haha, yes. What news of the restoration?
(06/18 15:00:16) Calum Traveler: Oh, well, our pal Chogon posted something interesting
(06/18 15:00:30) Calum Traveler: a small bit of a website that’s gathering some cumulative pellet scores off of the KI Lattice Server,
(06/18 15:00:41) Calum Traveler: apparently we’ve got a top 30 list of pellet runners XD
(06/18 15:00:57) Jules Lavisham: Excellent! Did your name make the cut?
(06/18 15:01:00) Calum Traveler: Mabe’s at the top, 85,201,894
(06/18 15:01:04) Calum Traveler: nah, im still far below
(06/18 15:01:09) Calum Traveler: Ehren’s managed to make the cut, though,
(06/18 15:01:18) Jules Lavisham chokes on his double rum
(06/18 15:01:20) Calum Traveler: 8,327,986
(06/18 15:01:26) Jules Lavisham: HOW MUCH?!
(06/18 15:01:40) Jules Lavisham: That’s…
(06/18 15:01:43) Calum Traveler: mind you this is apparently cumulative over the last… uh, several years since 2014?
(06/18 15:02:02) Jules Lavisham: That’s a figure that’s almost too big to comprehend
(06/18 15:02:19) Calum Traveler: honestly, looking at the numbers i’m hopeful that we’ve been feeding the lake well enough that the algae’s gotten well up in numbers
(06/18 15:02:29) Calum Traveler: i agree! some folks are animals when it comes to pellets
(06/18 15:02:31) Calum Traveler laughs
(06/18 15:02:41) Calum Traveler: in a good way, of course 🙂
(06/18 15:02:48) Jules Lavisham: I mean, I had an inkling that people were still committed to the cause
(06/18 15:02:54) Calum Traveler: mmhm
(06/18 15:03:05) Jules Lavisham: And I suppose if people have been doing it daily for the past decade or so…
(06/18 15:03:08) Calum Traveler: hopefully if we can get an imager board hooked up somewhere, we can display it In-Cavern
(06/18 15:03:28) Calum Traveler: and that’s after the Server Crash wiped the memory, so the true amount of pellets dropped is likely a lot greater
(06/18 15:03:45) Calum Traveler: we first started messing around with Er’cana back in 2004…
(06/18 15:03:54) Calum Traveler: so, that’s almost two decades of points
(06/18 15:04:11) Jules Lavisham: And I thought I was doing well with my…
(06/18 15:04:24) Calum Traveler: heh, we all do our part
(06/18 15:04:26) Jules Lavisham: 125,561 I’ve clocked up in the past month or so
(06/18 15:04:40) Calum Traveler: id imagine if we reach a tipping point, the lake might start cycling on its own,
(06/18 15:04:45) Calum Traveler: but we might still need a nudge for it
(06/18 15:05:01) Jules Lavisham: Well we can’t be far off by now.
(06/18 15:05:13) Calum Traveler: true, true
(06/18 15:05:18) Jules Lavisham: I know we’re a fraction of the manpower that the D’ni had
(06/18 15:05:30) Calum Traveler: I’ve got Hazado helping me prototype a manual feeder that might help nudge things along
(06/18 15:05:48) Jules Lavisham: That might be useful
(06/18 15:05:49) Calum Traveler: if local scale experiments work i’ll have to see about making more.
(06/18 15:06:15) Calum Traveler: mind you, even if that does get the cycle booted,
(06/18 15:06:24) Calum Traveler: id expect we’ll still need to feed the lake actively to get maximum brightness
(06/18 15:06:36) Calum Traveler: and even then it might take years more to make that brightness permanent
(06/18 15:06:38) Jules Lavisham: I would imagine so.
(06/18 15:06:54) Calum Traveler nods his head
(06/18 15:07:22) Jules Lavisham: It was my understanding the lake cycled the illuminecance back in the day
(06/18 15:07:33) Jules Lavisham: Was that natural, or as a resut of carefully timed feeding?
(06/18 15:07:45) Calum Traveler: both, as i understand it
(06/18 15:08:06) Calum Traveler: the lake was carefully tied to the dni clock cycle which is, as we’ve all recently come to understand, VERY precise and mechanical in a non nautral way
(06/18 15:08:24) Calum Traveler: the D’ni had to do some active maintenance work to keep it synched up, im almost positive
(06/18 15:08:38) Calum Traveler: theres no way their clocks were just… perfectly synched to a potentially variable day/night cycle
(06/18 15:08:46) Calum Traveler shrugs
(06/18 15:08:58) Jules Lavisham: I wonder if there was ever a means of manufacturing pellets to store and then release enmasse at certain times
(06/18 15:09:01) Calum Traveler: at this point the hard part is really going to be getting things to match up.
(06/18 15:09:17) Jules Lavisham: Or maybe they did have people whose job it was to actively make pellets and release them at certain times
(06/18 15:09:19) Calum Traveler: well, i dunno bout the D’ni’s silos, but ive certainly been building up a stockpile for my experiments
(06/18 15:09:28) Calum Traveler: Er’cana did have slave quarters at one point
(06/18 15:09:39) Calum Traveler: you can see their remnants up on the wall outside the entry silo
(06/18 15:09:57) Jules Lavisham: See, I would take the opportunity to give it a whole ceremony
(06/18 15:10:09) Jules Lavisham: Like Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace
(06/18 15:10:14) Calum Traveler: heh,
(06/18 15:10:19) Calum Traveler: now that’s a visual…
(06/18 15:10:29) Calum Traveler: ah, hold on, my KI’s buzzin… gotta take a message….
(06/18 15:10:31) Jules Lavisham: Preferebly with the same kind of ridiculous headwar
(06/18 15:10:47) Jules Lavisham: Roger that.
(06/18 15:11:10) Jules Lavisham slams back another rum. The Land of Good Things is surely in sight.
(06/18 15:11:34) Minasunda leans right
(06/18 15:11:36) Eternal Seeker leans left
(06/18 15:11:44) Minasunda: good night all 🙂
(06/18 15:11:50) Minasunda waves goodbye
(06/18 15:11:51) Calum Traveler: back,
(06/18 15:11:54) Calum Traveler: gnight, mina, seeker
(06/18 15:11:55) Eternal Seeker waves goodbye
(06/18 15:11:57) Jules Lavisham: Ok, I’ve only had a couple, it is FAR too early for people to start going sideways
(06/18 15:11:58) Calum Traveler waves goodbye
(06/18 15:12:01) Eternal Seeker: good night all
(06/18 15:12:02) Jules Lavisham waves goodbye
(06/18 15:12:14) Jules Lavisham: Later all.
(06/18 15:12:26) Calum Traveler: sorry ’bout the delay there, Jules. 😛
(06/18 15:12:50) Calum Traveler: Kelsei needed my feedback on a second draft for something she’d been translating
(06/18 15:12:52) Jules Lavisham: Quite all right!
(06/18 15:13:10) Jules Lavisham: Ah yes, finally got to meet her the other day
(06/18 15:13:18) Calum Traveler: so i heard!
(06/18 15:13:39) Calum Traveler: Seems like it was a fun day, all around.
(06/18 15:13:48) Calum Traveler: busy, to say the least though, as saturdays tend to be
(06/18 15:14:01) Jules Lavisham: Quite delightful she was too. Finally got to introduce myself to Patrick at last as well.
(06/18 15:14:18) Calum Traveler: which is quite funny, considering you’d been there at Watchers a few times when he showed up
(06/18 15:14:33) Jules Lavisham: Slowly doing the all important networking
(06/18 15:14:37) Calum Traveler: yep, hah
(06/18 15:14:50) Calum Traveler: networking is… surprisingly important in this line of work.
(06/18 15:14:56) Calum Traveler: never know when you’ll meet someone fun
(06/18 15:15:21) Jules Lavisham: Absolutely. It’s nice to start joining up a few more faces.
(06/18 15:15:27) Calum Traveler: …or just important to your overall job security
(06/18 15:15:34) Calum Traveler: yeah, that’s true.
(06/18 15:16:07) Calum Traveler: honestly, not looking forwards to this weekend. I’ve got a lot of surface stuff to do outside of the usual project work.
(06/18 15:16:32) Jules Lavisham: Oooof.
(06/18 15:16:37) Calum Traveler hops the counter and pours out a glass of milk, before chugging it.
(06/18 15:16:59) Calum Traveler: bluh. i’d really like to actually get back to working on the Island again.
(06/18 15:17:12) Calum Traveler: we’ve hit something of a re-review stage after, well, that DRC data dump.
(06/18 15:17:35) Calum Traveler: nothing seems connected so far, but now we’re reexamining everything incase we missed yet more secrets.
(06/18 15:17:56) Calum Traveler: then there’s the occasional check on Tiam…
(06/18 15:18:16) Calum Traveler: gotta love those crazy D’ni homes in the wilds of nowhere.
(06/18 15:18:32) Calum Traveler: im just glad its not my project
(06/18 15:18:40) Jules Lavisham: Typical of the DRC to make more work for explorers. Im sure they would appreciate the irony after all these years.
(06/18 15:18:52) Calum Traveler: we could’ve used some advanced notice
(06/18 15:19:04) Calum Traveler: it was almost thought of a leak for a moment there,
(06/18 15:19:10) Calum Traveler: i think? yeah?
(06/18 15:19:18) Jules Lavisham: I did wonder if it was the work of some manner of whistleblower
(06/18 15:19:27) Calum Traveler: idk, at this point my memory already puts that as like a whole year out even if it was just weeks ago
(06/18 15:19:40) Jules Lavisham: Someone taking advantage of the momentum folks are building down here
(06/18 15:19:53) Calum Traveler: Kelsei thought it might be that one DRC translator who got fired years abck
(06/18 15:20:06) Calum Traveler: Nick, I think his name was.
(06/18 15:20:06) Jules Lavisham: Let me think, that was… Nick, was it?
(06/18 15:20:11) Calum Traveler: yeah, that’s it, hah
(06/18 15:20:20) Calum Traveler: gotta be it if we’re both unsure of it but hit the same name
(06/18 15:20:26) Jules Lavisham: One who did a lot of work for Sharper
(06/18 15:20:29) Calum Traveler: but yeah that guy got wayyyyy fired.
(06/18 15:20:45) Calum Traveler: I dont think anyone saw him active after that… that day when Wheely… ahhem.
(06/18 15:20:51) Calum Traveler: so it’s probably not him, id bet
(06/18 15:20:59) Jules Lavisham: Got canned for a dalliance with… Sydney Austin, I think her name was
(06/18 15:21:02) Calum Traveler: it’d fit the MO though
(06/18 15:21:08) Calum Traveler: gooood griiieeef
(06/18 15:21:14) Calum Traveler: that whole ADM debacle
(06/18 15:21:26) Calum Traveler: not just the skirt chasing, but Nick was leaking a buncha stuff
(06/18 15:21:30) Calum Traveler: i know Cate didn’t appreciate it.
(06/18 15:21:32) Jules Lavisham: Dear god I should not have this much of a capacity for remembering interpersonal dramas
(06/18 15:21:46) Calum Traveler: there’s a reason Carl and I skimmed over the ADM stuff during our History Nights
(06/18 15:22:00) Calum Traveler: too much to cover and nowhere near enough time
(06/18 15:22:08) Jules Lavisham: It’s WAY too Eastenders for my liking.
(06/18 15:22:14) Calum Traveler rolls eyes
(06/18 15:22:27) Jules Lavisham: Wait, US equivalent… Days Of Our Lives?
(06/18 15:22:38) Calum Traveler: personally, i think Sydney was just one of those– yeah,
(06/18 15:22:41) Calum Traveler: Days-esque
(06/18 15:22:48) Calum Traveler: one of those Dayse-esque people.
(06/18 15:23:02) Calum Traveler: soap-opera types.
(06/18 15:23:06) Calum Traveler: didnt she go missing at one point?
(06/18 15:23:21) Calum Traveler: i swear i vaguely remember something about her either dying or faking her death or just going missing in Kadish?
(06/18 15:23:45) Calum Traveler: good grief, I hope the old UO archive gets released soon, i need a refresher on my history
(06/18 15:24:05) Jules Lavisham: Vague memory of that. Between everything else that was going on and my own pursuits at that time, I didn’t register the minutae of it
(06/18 15:24:11) Calum Traveler: me either,
(06/18 15:24:19) Calum Traveler: honestly I remember Vid’s disappearance more than Sydney’s
(06/18 15:24:28) Calum Traveler: but then Vid always has had a way with drama
(06/18 15:24:37) Calum Traveler shakes head in amazement
(06/18 15:24:46) Calum Traveler: still can’t believe the guy managed those Spoken Word Nights for so long,
(06/18 15:24:57) Calum Traveler: if i can find the logs of those, I’m so submitting them to Chiso for preservation
(06/18 15:25:15) Calum Traveler: unless vid beats me to it himself lol
(06/18 15:25:42) Jules Lavisham: I may do the same with that adaptation of one of my journals. It’s pretty much done at this point.
(06/18 15:25:57) Calum Traveler: ah yeah, Kelsei mentioned that, i think
(06/18 15:26:08) Jules Lavisham: Think I may just leave it on the shelves, see if it catches anybody’s eye
(06/18 15:26:21) Calum Traveler: sounds like the fun thing to do 😛
(06/18 15:26:24) Jules Lavisham: After running it past Echo, of course
(06/18 15:26:28) Calum Traveler: naturally
(06/18 15:26:36) Calum Traveler nods his head
(06/18 15:27:14) Jules Lavisham: Yeah, it’s been a bit illuminating going back through my old work. Deciding if there’s anything else to warrent the treatment.
(06/18 15:27:22) Calum Traveler: that’s always the case,
(06/18 15:27:34) Calum Traveler: im considering writing up a dramatization like the Myst Novels,
(06/18 15:27:47) Calum Traveler: except, hopefully more historically accurate 😛
(06/18 15:27:52) Jules Lavisham: “The Book of Calum”?
(06/18 15:27:55) Calum Traveler: nah
(06/18 15:28:01) Calum Traveler: i didnt get involved that much, and also
(06/18 15:28:12) Calum Traveler: people get me confused with that poor D’ni writer who taught Yeesha far too much
(06/18 15:28:19) Calum Traveler: id rather not risk the temptation
(06/18 15:28:27) Calum Traveler: …The Book of Phil, maybe.
(06/18 15:28:28) Jules Lavisham: Point.
(06/18 15:28:42) Jules Lavisham: Could give it an arthous name to cater to the pretentious types.
(06/18 15:28:49) Jules Lavisham: “Notes from the Underground” or somesuch
(06/18 15:28:54) Calum Traveler: ive never been good with naming my projects
(06/18 15:29:14) Calum Traveler: i either reference song lyrics or some obscure turn of phrase
(06/18 15:30:03) Jules Lavisham: “The Book of Phil, Veteran of the Psychic Wars”
(06/18 15:30:08) Calum Traveler: and dont get me started on chapter titles…
(06/18 15:30:12) Calum Traveler: hah
(06/18 15:30:27) Calum Traveler: poor Phil, we barely knew him.
(06/18 15:30:50) Jules Lavisham: … actually I quite like that. Should ask if Mal’s up for doing a Blue Oyster Cult themed RFD sometime
(06/18 15:31:11) Calum Traveler: im sure the RFD group is always eager for suggestions
(06/18 15:31:24) Calum Traveler: mind you im not in their group and barely get time to attend
(06/18 15:31:40) Calum Traveler shrugs
(06/18 15:32:05) Jules Lavisham: Yeah, I’ve only popped in once or twice. Do hear about their selections though, there’s a lot that appeals.
(06/18 15:32:17) Calum Traveler: mmhm.
(06/18 15:32:52) Calum Traveler: hmm, well, it’s getting late and i oughta see about getting dinner.
(06/18 15:32:59) Jules Lavisham: Must drag Edward down for some of the prog stuff. Anything to get him off his psytrance kick he’s on at the moment.
(06/18 15:33:01) Calum Traveler: speaking of selections 😛
(06/18 15:33:17) Calum Traveler: hopefully you can wring ‘im down someday
(06/18 15:33:36) Calum Traveler: we’re always seeming to get new folks down here these days
(06/18 15:33:39) Jules Lavisham: Would be nice! Me and him have something of a history here, along with Echo.
(06/18 15:33:58) Calum Traveler: something something, intersecting circles
(06/18 15:34:00) Jules Lavisham: Would be nice to get the old team back together
(06/18 15:34:08) Calum Traveler: aye, i know that feeling…
(06/18 15:34:15) Calum Traveler: though there’s several ‘old teams’ for me,
(06/18 15:34:36) Calum Traveler: not sure if it’s telling of the place or of me that i’ve stuck around
(06/18 15:34:51) Calum Traveler: probably both?
(06/18 15:35:09) Jules Lavisham: Can check out any time, but never leave?
(06/18 15:35:19) Calum Traveler: something something, hotel california
(06/18 15:35:26) Calum Traveler: …Hotel New Mexico?
(06/18 15:35:28) Calum Traveler: Hotel D’ni
(06/18 15:35:36) Jules Lavisham: Hotel Eddy County?
(06/18 15:35:46) Calum Traveler: Hotel Zandi Land?
(06/18 15:35:57) Calum Traveler: ah
(06/18 15:35:59) Calum Traveler: i got it
(06/18 15:36:02) Calum Traveler snaps fingers and grins
(06/18 15:36:06) Calum Traveler: Hotel Tomahnah
(06/18 15:36:15) Jules Lavisham: Boom.
(06/18 15:36:27) Calum Traveler: …now i wanna write a parody song with that
(06/18 15:36:39) Jules Lavisham: It deserves a t-shirt at the very least
(06/18 15:36:43) Calum Traveler: …that it does
(06/18 15:36:46) Calum Traveler: thanks for the suggestion
(06/18 15:36:53) Calum Traveler scribbles a note down…
(06/18 15:36:58) Jules Lavisham grins like a good’un
(06/18 15:37:16) Calum Traveler grins back
(06/18 15:37:43) Jules Lavisham: I should think about grabbing some food as well, lest these last few shots send me a bit perpendicular
(06/18 15:37:52) Calum Traveler: dont drink and link
(06/18 15:38:00) Calum Traveler: though i suppose you have to
(06/18 15:38:04) Calum Traveler: eh…
(06/18 15:38:05) Jules Lavisham: … oh dear.
(06/18 15:38:09) Jules Lavisham: This is going to cost me.
(06/18 15:38:11) Calum Traveler: might wanna check the back room for some stock before you go
(06/18 15:38:14) Calum Traveler: settle that stomach first
(06/18 15:38:25) Calum Traveler: now let’s-
(06/18 15:38:27) Calum Traveler: ……
(06/18 15:38:31) Jules Lavisham: ….
(06/18 15:38:32) Calum Traveler: jules, im not hung over am I?
(06/18 15:38:42) Calum Traveler says DOH!
(06/18 15:38:44) Jules Lavisham: I’m glad you asked that.
(06/18 15:38:48) Calum Traveler: CONES.
(06/18 15:38:57) Jules Lavisham: For a second, I thought I was.
(06/18 15:39:04) Calum Traveler: nope…
(06/18 15:39:09) Calum Traveler: someone stuffed the cones in here
(06/18 15:39:19) Calum Traveler: nicely stacked
(06/18 15:39:21) Calum Traveler: but…
(06/18 15:39:23) Jules Lavisham sighs
(06/18 15:39:24) Calum Traveler: gosh darn it
(06/18 15:39:32) Calum Traveler pries open a crate…
(06/18 15:39:37) Jules Lavisham: I mean, I can salute the sheer Tetris lunacy of it
(06/18 15:39:43) Calum Traveler fishes around and grabs some bags of saltines
(06/18 15:39:55) Calum Traveler: here, these might help
(06/18 15:39:56) cameo (I’m on the surface, be back in a minute):
(06/18 15:39:56) Jules Lavisham: Any monster munch by any chance?
(06/18 15:40:00) Calum Traveler offers crackers
(06/18 15:40:03) Calum Traveler: hmm lemme check…
(06/18 15:40:16) Jules Lavisham: Sudden craving for pickled onion
(06/18 15:40:21) Calum Traveler: oh, found that
(06/18 15:40:23) Calum Traveler hands over a jar
(06/18 15:40:37) Calum Traveler nearly trips over a cone
(06/18 15:40:37) Jules Lavisham: Aha! Paydirt!
(06/18 15:40:47) Calum Traveler: geeze… what a tripping hazard
(06/18 15:40:55) Calum Traveler: gotta give them credit for enginuity tho
(06/18 15:40:55) Jules Lavisham: This is not their job.
(06/18 15:41:02) Calum Traveler: no, its not!
(06/18 15:41:02) Jules Lavisham: This is the exact OPPOSITE of their job.
(06/18 15:41:11) Calum Traveler sighs
(06/18 15:41:15) Jules Lavisham knocks back a pickled onion
(06/18 15:41:20) Calum Traveler: i dont even wanna think about getting these cones out of here
(06/18 15:41:48) Calum Traveler: someone really doesnt like the cones, but this has got to be the weirdest place ive ever…
(06/18 15:41:50) Calum Traveler shakes his head
(06/18 15:41:55) Jules Lavisham: Hmm. Could chalk it up as a Someone Else’s Problem
(06/18 15:41:59) Calum Traveler: YEP
(06/18 15:42:00) Calum Traveler: not mine
(06/18 15:42:05) Jules Lavisham: SEP it is!
(06/18 15:42:06) Calum Traveler: im leaving this be
(06/18 15:42:23) Calum Traveler: …on that confusing note
(06/18 15:42:26) Jules Lavisham: We’ll chalk it up to Modern Art
(06/18 15:42:28) Calum Traveler: im gonna pop up to the surface
(06/18 15:42:30) Calum Traveler: aye
(06/18 15:42:33) Calum Traveler: Modern Art.
(06/18 15:42:44) Calum Traveler: …for a given definition of Modern
(06/18 15:42:49) Calum Traveler: …and Art.
(06/18 15:42:54) Calum Traveler: yknow.
(06/18 15:42:57) Calum Traveler says DOH!
(06/18 15:43:07) Calum Traveler: freakin’ cones, man… freakin cones…
(06/18 15:43:17) Jules Lavisham: Good show. Enjoy your snackings! Always nice chatting, Cal.
(06/18 15:43:22) Calum Traveler: nice chatting
(06/18 15:43:29) Jules Lavisham: Hope the weekend is manageable
(06/18 15:43:31) Calum Traveler: stay… uh… upright
(06/18 15:43:34) Calum Traveler: thanks,
(06/18 15:43:37) Calum Traveler: me too XD
(06/18 15:43:44) Calum Traveler waves goodbye
(06/18 15:43:45) Jules Lavisham: I’ll try. Vertical as I can be.
(06/18 15:43:50) Calum Traveler: take care.
(06/18 15:44:00) Jules Lavisham waves buye
(06/18 15:44:15) …Chat.log stopped.