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Aug. 12th, 2003 | 03:47 am
mood: restlessrestless
music: Stimulus - Experience

Mooix

As a freshman in college way back when, I spent so much time in LP-muds that I made aliases in my login shell for all the MUD commands I would reflexively type.

My home directory was just another MUD room to me. How could it not be, when it had the same style of interface? :-) So when I was "standing" there in "my home" directory, and needed to get my bearings, of course I would type the command 'look'. That was probably the first alias. My sub-directories then became other rooms. It gets worse; I let friends use my account, and I wrote scripts that made it look like they would "enter" the room, and they would encounter me there as well, and I had aliased "say" and "tell" so we could move around and talk to each other.

You know, what passes for my "home" directory today is an ungodly, graphical mess sprawled across several machines, littered with junk and old shortcuts. My "misc" directory used to be so much smaller. A place for everything, and everything in its place, properly capitalized, punctuated, scripted, and aliased. You could walk around in it and know where you were and what it was for.

Alas, Microsoft has led me astray, by paying my bills this past decade....

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from: u34km3
date: Aug. 12th, 2003 06:01 am (UTC)
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heh. cool.

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from: prema
date: Aug. 12th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
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i haven't tried an LPmud. but i've literally lived on another MUD (http://www.tcz.net) since i was in uni. It's the coolest thing imaginable - a township, pubs, Big Brother.. lotteries. Everything in the real world cept sex. well they have that too but u got to do it privately. heh.
there are trigger events that occur as you move from room or place to another. And you can talk across an entire town (shouting) with the right privileges. one of the cooler things about it is that it allows users to "build" their own MUD objects like houses etc, which can then be used by other users. Involves some coding. but fun.

i get carried away describing my virtual home. its more home than a home page could evr be. And um, i added you to my friendslist :)

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Kira

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from: kirakira
date: Aug. 12th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
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Mmmm, MUD. I worked my way up to Wiz on NannyMUD (it's in Sweden) and was really into it for a while, but you know how these things pass.

I definitely understand the alisasing thing, though. I adored the text interface to the SWT VAX; I prefered it to the clunky Windows 3.1 they ran in their labs. After MUDding, commandline stuff just made so much sense . . .

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Nolan

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from: thewordnerd
date: Aug. 12th, 2003 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Wow, I'm trying to ponder the logistics of your system. :) AFAIK I saw an old MUD-like shell a while back that let you walk through directories, "drag-n'-drop" files by picking them up and carrying them around, etc. (hmm, where was that, slashdot years and years back?)



But, yes, mooix is an incredible platform IMHO. A bit spartan on some of the features that I want, but it's coming along very nicely, and the ability to write game logic in the language of my choice using the libraries and technologies of my choice makes up for any current deficiencies. :)


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