In the Russian Dolls virtual world of my PC (I’ve currently upgraded to a AMD Phenom II 4x core 955 Black Edition which now allows me to run at least six Operating Systems (OS) concurrently – at the last count!), I have a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) inside two virtual versions of Windows XP connected to work with drives and printers mapped every which way and also via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
I’m running Windows 7 and the two virtualization programs are Windows Virtual PC (using XPMode) and the much better, Sun VirtualBox. It’s hard to keep track of it, what’s real and what’s not, if you see what I mean…?
Q. So what? I hear you ask…
Well I got a Google Alert today which flagged a mysterious call to vote. It pointed here:
Intrigued, I followed, and you can too….
A. It’s a virtual world where people can virtually vote for virtual political parties in the constructed world called ERepublik (100% free and only minutes to sign up, it says). All the papers have been talking about it and so far it appears that ~10k folks from each actual country are signed up.
Me? The real world is virtually enough. It’s more like The Matrix by the minute! So, welcome, to the real world!
– and vote for Crawling Chaos! ha ha.
Of course, my extra computing power now allows me to see the background animation for the Crawling Chaos website. Wahay! It’s a slow moving background colour change, which, bizarrely, is something I planned but never implemented as subtle room lighting when Crawling Chaos were in The Pits Studio.