August 24th, 2006 | researchmaterial
No-entry fields are beginning to piss me off.Â If you own a plot on Second Life, you have the option of only allowing selected people to enter it.Â Everyone else bounces off a no-entry field thrown up around your parcel’s borders.Â If you have a little money, you can even buy a piece of code that forcibly ejects people who attempt to enter the parcel.
I sold some beachfront land because I couldn’t travel around it.Â It was boxed in by no-entry fields.Â I like flying around and looking at things.Â Bouncing off invisible shit every ten seconds got old fast.
While waiting for a download to finishÂ a fewÂ nights back, I tookÂ a vehicleÂ up from Integral Castle to look at some of the high-altitude construction in the area.Â Flew over one of those ejection fields, couldn’t get off the parcel (which was seven hundred meters below me) quickly enough, got ejected clean out of theÂ vehicle and landed about 18 acres away.Â TheÂ vehicle returned to my Lost And Found folder next time I logged in.Â Pain in the arse.
Was there actually anyone in any of the no-entry areas?Â Of course not.Â Was anyone going to run around in their houses IMing the owner with “im in ur r00m im touching ur stuff”?Â Of course not.Â Is it people not wanting strangers to see that their house is equipped with apparatus for the robo-yiffing of giant rabbits?Â Well, maybe.
But mostly it’s the worst side of property rights — not only can you not come near my house, but I’m also going to make it really fucking difficult for you to even move around it.Â When people start doing this en masse, it makes a joke of the commons and the right to travel freely.Â I may not have the inalienable right to come in and use your toilet, but if I don’t have the right to cross the fucking road or fly over your house while a few hundred meters in the air, you have some serious issues, and so does the system.
When the grid comes back up today, I will probably be found and and around Integral Castle, Rogla (174, 120, 124)/ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rogla/174/120/124/ â€” trying to work out how to join land parcels together.Â I still have the Apparat Programme playing in the castle, and have put a radio in the centre of the grounds outside.Â There’s temporary seating on the first floor of the castle, as I work towards eventually doing scheduled appearances there.