(08/18 12:11:51) Calum Traveler: shorah, jules 🙂
(08/18 12:12:12) Jules Lavisham: Evening Cal!
(08/18 12:12:36) Calum Traveler: lemme just… give the ping a test, Jules Lavisham 😉 heh
(08/18 12:12:37) Jules Lavisham: Just popped in to see how the pellet rankings are doing
(08/18 12:12:56) Calum Traveler: ah, yeah, we’re creeping up on URU Tunes hood
(08/18 12:13:25) Calum Traveler: the web-board leaderboard says they’re at 3,912,005
(08/18 12:13:38) Calum Traveler: if we’re now at…. 3,822 and change?
(08/18 12:13:40) Jules Lavisham: Ah, doing respectable. Think I’ll resist the urge to put my newest on.
(08/18 12:13:43) Calum Traveler: getting up there.
(08/18 12:14:08) Calum Traveler: hopefully we’ll jump a rank before we get pushed off the top 10 😛
(08/18 12:14:13) Calum Traveler: top 30?
(08/18 12:14:21) Calum Traveler: top 30, right that’s how many the hoods get ranked by
(08/18 12:14:47) Calum Traveler: 3,286,938.
(08/18 12:14:48) Jules Lavisham: There really needs to be a way to get that data down here in a nice presentable format
(08/18 12:14:52) Calum Traveler: yeah, agreed
(08/18 12:15:05) Calum Traveler: vid’s been clamoring for us to try and find the original Bevin,
(08/18 12:15:26) Calum Traveler: it’s certainly a thought to hook that leaderboard up to the imager, maybe… but we’d have to find the darned thing first
(08/18 12:16:06) Calum Traveler: do you know how many hoods there are? too many.
(08/18 12:16:20) Calum Traveler: you can’t tell one from the other, save for decoration styles,
(08/18 12:16:22) Jules Lavisham: That could work. Or perhaps Kirel. Already seems to be something of a focal point for explorers.
(08/18 12:16:30) Calum Traveler: the D’ni sure did love their mass produced archetecture
(08/18 12:17:04) Calum Traveler punts a marble
(08/18 12:17:08) Calum Traveler grins at the noise
(08/18 12:17:41) Calum Traveler: kirel might work, too
(08/18 12:17:55) Calum Traveler: you were thinking about trying to tap into the old broadcast system right?
(08/18 12:18:25) Calum Traveler: might be worthwhile seeing if we could hook things up.
(08/18 12:19:08) Jules Lavisham: I was, yes! It feels like there’s a lot of restoration work going on right now but it’s all very decentralized in terms of progress reports
(08/18 12:19:29) Calum Traveler: indeed,
(08/18 12:19:53) Calum Traveler: i know we just launched another firmware update to the KI, but telling folks that is like asking them to read a EULA on installing a video game.
(08/18 12:20:19) Jules Lavisham: Heh
(08/18 12:20:30) Calum Traveler: some folks love the patch notes, others don’t. lol
(08/18 12:20:41) Calum Traveler: im just hoping we finally hammered out that sorting issue the nexus was having,
(08/18 12:20:56) Calum Traveler: there’s been some funky issues with the KI’s related to that.
(08/18 12:21:13) Jules Lavisham: Ah yes, was reading about that.
(08/18 12:21:27) Jules Lavisham: Speaking of, lets take a look at this broadcasting system…
[Travel to auditorium]
(08/18 12:21:59) Calum Traveler kneels and removes a side panel…
(08/18 12:22:19) Calum Traveler: …looks like a standard mess of broken equipment
(08/18 12:22:27) Calum Traveler: no wonder the button never works.
(08/18 12:22:36) Calum Traveler: probably damage left over from the Scream that the DRC never fixed
(08/18 12:22:55) Jules Lavisham: Hmm… yeah, I agree. This is going to take some going over.
(08/18 12:23:09) Jules Lavisham: Definitely needs someone who knows what they’re doing, tech-wise.
(08/18 12:23:18) Calum Traveler: looks like the power source is intact atleast.
(08/18 12:23:26) Calum Traveler: so there’s that going for us.
(08/18 12:23:30) Calum Traveler: atleast, for this hood. who knows how others faired.
(08/18 12:23:46) Calum Traveler: id need to take a look at a bunch to compare…
(08/18 12:23:48) Jules Lavisham: That’s something at least.
(08/18 12:23:59) Calum Traveler: audio systems aren’t my best work experience though,
(08/18 12:24:10) Calum Traveler: been dealing with buzzy systems on the island for ages now, feels like
(08/18 12:24:35) Calum Traveler: there’s some kind of internal broadcast system there, but i think it was like, for the usual church going cathedral music
(08/18 12:24:54) Calum Traveler: and i cant make heads or tails of that or this
(08/18 12:25:08) Calum Traveler: definitely going to need someone else’s help on that…
(08/18 12:25:19) Calum Traveler stares off into space for a few moments… or possibly longer….
(08/18 12:25:32) Jules Lavisham: Mmm. Times like this I wish the folks at The Cavern Today were still kicking about down here.
(08/18 12:25:39) Calum Traveler jerks out of it, shaking head
(08/18 12:25:45) Calum Traveler: huh? TCT? Oh, yeah,
(08/18 12:25:55) Calum Traveler: now that’d be a throwback,
(08/18 12:26:02) Calum Traveler: wonder if we could get those archived in Chiso…
(08/18 12:26:23) Calum Traveler: …and yeah
(08/18 12:26:27) Calum Traveler: heh, the TCT crew,
(08/18 12:26:35) Calum Traveler: i bet they’d know how to work with this stuff
(08/18 12:27:06) Calum Traveler: ive seen one or two of them on occasion down here, revisiting all the new stuff
(08/18 12:27:26) Jules Lavisham: Getting it to recognise surface-input equipment, that’s going to be the kicker
(08/18 12:27:30) Calum Traveler: man, now im nostalgic for those old podcasts again
(08/18 12:27:34) Calum Traveler: yeah, that it is,
(08/18 12:27:41) Calum Traveler: but that’s something ill leave to someone else
(08/18 12:27:47) Calum Traveler: my last experiment with the wifi booster… eh…
(08/18 12:27:59) Calum Traveler: i think I’d best not deal with stuff like that again any time soon.
(08/18 12:28:10) Calum Traveler: still feel like my head’s all out of whack after that…
(08/18 12:28:23) Jules Lavisham: May be an idea. There must be someone who knows this stuff though.
(08/18 12:28:32) Calum Traveler: I’ll poke Hazado about it,
(08/18 12:28:42) Calum Traveler: he’s been poking around Watcher’s Pub’s imager off and on,
(08/18 12:28:51) Jules Lavisham: Ah, good shout.
(08/18 12:29:10) Calum Traveler: yeah, he might know what’s going on with some of this stuff
(08/18 12:29:20) Calum Traveler: i swear there’s a lot of Scream Damage the DRC never got around to fixing.
(08/18 12:29:47) Jules Lavisham: I’m sure there’s an apetite for getting this working and dispensing updates. Sort of like an off-line community messenger service.
(08/18 12:29:56) Calum Traveler: mmhm.
(08/18 12:30:13) Jules Lavisham: Not everyone can find their way to all of the social media groups, especially down here
(08/18 12:30:13) Calum Traveler: not my cup of tea, though
(08/18 12:30:29) Calum Traveler: i tried the public outreach thing before,
(08/18 12:30:35) Calum Traveler: not again,
(08/18 12:30:41) Calum Traveler: heritage night burned me out,
(08/18 12:30:49) Calum Traveler: hhm. though, come to think of it…
(08/18 12:31:09) Jules Lavisham: Well, the upside of this is that you leave a message and can take your leave of it
(08/18 12:31:12) Calum Traveler stares off into space for a long while….
(08/18 12:31:23) Jules Lavisham: You alright there man?
(08/18 12:31:29) Calum Traveler: huh?
(08/18 12:31:36) Calum Traveler: oh, uh, yeah, sorry, just havent been getting enough sleep
(08/18 12:31:44) Calum Traveler: been trying to catch up on it after the sleepwalking,
(08/18 12:32:01) Calum Traveler: ugh, stupid wifi booster,
(08/18 12:32:23) Calum Traveler: pro tip, man, never start dealing with possibly sentient crystals as a technological filter for communications devices.
(08/18 12:32:35) Calum Traveler: things get… weird.
(08/18 12:32:44) Calum Traveler: like, uh,
(08/18 12:32:53) Calum Traveler: god, some of the dreams i was having during that were just bizzare.
(08/18 12:33:07) Calum Traveler: relto with an oil sea and giant hands reaching up out of it trying to grab at me…
(08/18 12:33:09) Calum Traveler shudders
(08/18 12:34:03) Calum Traveler: i swear if Kelsei hadn’t help keep my head on straight during that, who knows where I’d’ve wound up.
(08/18 12:34:18) Jules Lavisham: Blimey. Make sure you keep a journal of them. One of my colleagues back on the surface may be able to extrapolate some deeper meaning from them.
(08/18 12:34:33) Calum Traveler: i’ve written down a few of them in my journals,
(08/18 12:34:57) Calum Traveler: i had one about Yeesha a while back… and my Grandpa too… was… weird and kinda vaguely disconcerting.
(08/18 12:35:07) Calum Traveler: plus these other dreams…
(08/18 12:35:17) Calum Traveler: man, yknow, apparently i was talking during some of it too?
(08/18 12:35:27) Calum Traveler: i dont remember any of it but Kelsei wrote down one of our conversations during that and-
(08/18 12:35:32) Calum Traveler stares for a moment
(08/18 12:35:45) Calum Traveler: dude, apparently,
(08/18 12:35:48) Calum Traveler: i kid you not
(08/18 12:36:05) Calum Traveler: apparently i was crying over the fact that some ghostly guardian spirits were going to be upset that a train wouldnt crash.
(08/18 12:36:42) Calum Traveler just doesn’t know what else to say about that…
(08/18 12:37:30) Calum Traveler: im sure Kelsei could tell you more, but at this point im just glad i’m actually staying in my bed when i go to sleep now and not… uh…
(08/18 12:37:36) Calum Traveler: well, not wandering all over D’ni and ages doing stuff.
(08/18 12:37:54) Jules Lavisham: Hmm. There’s a structure there that doesn’t normally lend itself to dreaming.
(08/18 12:38:10) Jules Lavisham: Does rather suggest something more going on there.
(08/18 12:38:14) Calum Traveler: yeah,
(08/18 12:38:22) Calum Traveler: i used Vertigo Crystals in my wifi booster experiment, and, uh
(08/18 12:38:32) Calum Traveler: dumbly, i kept shards of them on me at all times,
(08/18 12:38:56) Jules Lavisham: Tell you what, Edward has a few texts on Lucid Dreaming in his archive. Next time I’m surface-based, I’ll grab them for you.
(08/18 12:39:11) Calum Traveler: might be interesting to compare and contrast
(08/18 12:39:15) Calum Traveler: send ’em my way,
(08/18 12:39:18) Calum Traveler: ill take a look.
(08/18 12:39:28) Jules Lavisham: They’re a little… well, “off-menu”, if you get my drift.
(08/18 12:39:46) Calum Traveler: dude, i might’ve legit have written an age home to eldritch crystals capable of self linking,
(08/18 12:40:10) Calum Traveler: i think anything in this situation has gone so far off the reservation of normal, it’s, well…
(08/18 12:40:22) Calum Traveler massages temples…
(08/18 12:40:27) Calum Traveler: it’s a real headache is what it is
(08/18 12:40:55) Jules Lavisham: Well, make sure they’re not trying to serve an eviction notice on your mind and move in themselves
(08/18 12:40:58) Calum Traveler kneels to replace the side panel on the podium….
(08/18 12:41:21) Calum Traveler: i think Kelsei managed that by offloading my experiment to who knows where.
(08/18 12:41:26) Calum Traveler: certainly it’s ‘cut the link’ as it were.
(08/18 12:41:33) Jules Lavisham: Possession isn’t fun and japes. Take it from me.
(08/18 12:41:46) Calum Traveler: yeah,
(08/18 12:42:01) Calum Traveler: im just hoping i dont wind up like…
(08/18 12:42:11) Calum Traveler stops, and stares off into the distance, frowning…
(08/18 12:42:22) Calum Traveler: …no, id better not finish that sentence lest i jinx myself
(08/18 12:42:40) Calum Traveler shakes his head
(08/18 12:42:50) Jules Lavisham: Right. You, camomile, something slow tempo and prog.
(08/18 12:42:59) Calum Traveler: maybe some anti anxiety meds, too
(08/18 12:43:26) Calum Traveler: fil’s soon…
(08/18 12:43:34) Calum Traveler: so i should head over to GoMepub,
(08/18 12:43:41) Calum Traveler: could be good to relax to that.
(08/18 12:44:00) Jules Lavisham: Good plan. Maybe a change of scenery as well, some time in the Eders.
(08/18 12:44:03) Calum Traveler: yeah
(08/18 12:44:10) Calum Traveler: Trebiv or Kemo,
(08/18 12:44:16) Calum Traveler: maybe Delin now that its stopped snowing…
(08/18 12:44:30) Calum Traveler: Gira all depends on the time of day 😛
(08/18 12:44:44) Calum Traveler: tsogal…
(08/18 12:44:45) Calum Traveler frowns
(08/18 12:44:51) Calum Traveler: tsogal is way to freakin bright
(08/18 12:45:21) Jules Lavisham: Oh gods yes, none of that
(08/18 12:45:29) Calum Traveler: heh
(08/18 12:45:41) Jules Lavisham: Right, time to see if I can get anyone interested in this notion
(08/18 12:45:57) Calum Traveler: nods
(08/18 12:46:00) Calum Traveler: good luck with that
(08/18 12:46:06) Calum Traveler: i think Patrick might be the guy to speak to?
(08/18 12:46:07) Jules Lavisham: Do feel I’m onto something. It’s just getting people on board who know what they’re doing…
(08/18 12:46:13) Calum Traveler: yeah
(08/18 12:46:17) Calum Traveler: that’s always the hard part
(08/18 12:46:21) Calum Traveler: getting people to help
(08/18 12:46:28) Calum Traveler kicks at the podium’s panel, rattling it a bit
(08/18 12:46:36) Jules Lavisham: Mmm. Still, all things are possible, especially these days.
(08/18 12:46:42) Calum Traveler: yeah, that is true
(08/18 12:46:57) Calum Traveler: good luck pursuing that path,
(08/18 12:47:00) Calum Traveler: meanwhile, i’ll…
(08/18 12:47:01) Jules Lavisham: Right, make sure you get some rest, you.
(08/18 12:47:06) Calum Traveler: relax, and try to think of pleasant things
(08/18 12:47:09) Calum Traveler: like flower gardens
(08/18 12:47:16) Calum Traveler: i shall indeed try.
(08/18 12:47:18) Calum Traveler: been trying, really.
(08/18 12:47:29) Jules Lavisham: Yes. No weird crystaline possessions if you can help it.
(08/18 12:47:50) Calum Traveler: yeah
(08/18 12:47:57) Calum Traveler: been avoiding Vertigo for that…
(08/18 12:48:14) Calum Traveler: hopefully the Island’s ‘visitors’ arent anywhere near as harmful as the ones that tried jumping me…
(08/18 12:48:19) Calum Traveler: never know with these things though.
(08/18 12:48:28) Calum Traveler: i really missmanaged the whole danged situation
(08/18 12:48:35) Calum Traveler: never should’ve tried using those crystals for light sources,
(08/18 12:48:47) Calum Traveler sighs
(08/18 12:48:55) Calum Traveler: well, let it be a lesson to future restoration workers
(08/18 12:48:58) Calum Traveler: dont do what calum did!
(08/18 12:49:13) Jules Lavisham: Live and learn. It’s all a process of trial and error down here.
(08/18 12:49:21) Calum Traveler: and pray the error doesnt get someone killed.
(08/18 12:49:32) Calum Traveler: hopefully we’ll manage Descent well enough,
(08/18 12:49:43) Calum Traveler: I’m definitely going to follow Patrick’s lead on this,
(08/18 12:49:51) Calum Traveler: no half-baked exploration attempts of my own
(08/18 12:49:59) Jules Lavisham: Chap seems to know what he’s doing.
(08/18 12:50:05) Calum Traveler: that he does
(08/18 12:50:15) Jules Lavisham: Well, if you need any extra manpower, feel free to give me a shout.
(08/18 12:50:23) Calum Traveler: i shall, 🙂