wow, is that juvenile or what!?! *must be the Xmas Eve Frito pies we had* =p
i missed the december 23rd Kitely blog post talking about the addition of fancy wind control (maybe because the post title was New Kitely Forums with Single Sign-On) =p
In one of our recent updates we changed the default type of wind used in OpenSim from “Random Wind” to “Configurable Wind”. We did so at the request of some of our users, but since then we’ve been told by other users that they prefer to use Random Wind. We’ve therefore added a checkbox that lets you select which type of wind to use in each of your worlds. All existing worlds are now using Random Wind by default, so wind behavior will return to what most people are used to. If you rely on Configurable Wind in your world then please make sure to enable it.
that seems like a pretty nice option, especially for people into sailing!
this is also a handy option for terrorism simulations which the US government tried in Second Life a few years ago. typically, these types of simulations are done in a physical room with various emergency officials using a table mounted model cities and one example was an anthrax attack. using Second Life, they were able to set up a scenario and run through varying conditions and change things like the time of day (an attack on a weekend night has different ramifications than during the day of a school week)
being able to script different winds would help emergency responders do simulations under a greater number of variables (gee, from breaking wind to anthrax!)
well, anyway. . . nice going Kitely – i don’t think you guys sleep! =).