Update from Planetary Maintenance

Over theย weekend, we will deploy Reality version 8.23.07. This is a maintenance release to correct minor errors found in version 8.23.06, including a glitch that enabled animals to look outside of solid walls.

(I thought that was a feature, not a bug.)

Trouble ticket submitted by Sharon H. (What’s really happening here, according to this writer at Google+: The dog poked its head through a dryer vent and was safely rescued.)

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26 thoughts on “Update from Planetary Maintenance

  1. Faye April 27, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Dog: whut?

    Rescuer stops to get pic first.


  2. allein ๐Ÿพ April 27, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Thank you for the explanation. This would have bothered all day long not knowing.

    I like the one ear up/one ear down.

  3. Birdcage April 27, 2017 / 8:51 am

    What the ……

    (FYI – I’m in Sunny Florida on vacation!!!!)

    • Emsthemonster April 27, 2017 / 9:18 am

      (have a nice vacation, Birdcage)

  4. Smartypants April 27, 2017 / 8:57 am

    “Hey buddy, I found the leak in your spacetime portal!”

  5. Gigi the cat lady April 27, 2017 / 9:10 am

    That’s what happens when you take the red pill.

  6. Caz April 27, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I wonder if there was a lot of tail wagging on the other side.

    • Faye April 27, 2017 / 9:43 am

      I would love to see rear view.

  7. Juno April 27, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Some friends of mine use their ground-level dryer vent as a cat door. (They wanted their washer/dryer on the ground floor, rather than the basement, but the vent was already there, so . . . . ) They built an enclosed ‘catio’ so their cats have an outdoor space where they can be safe. It’s very cool. One of their cats, especially, LUUUURRVES it and spends lots of time out there. I wish I could do that for my cats, but I doubt I could get it past the condo association.

    • allein ๐Ÿพ April 27, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Catio! ๐Ÿ˜€

      My parents used to have a screen house on the patio in the backyard (they got rid of it a few years ago because it was getting old). The garage has a back door that opens onto the patio, so the cats could go out from the living room into the garage and into the screen house. Well, Stripes did, anyway; he liked to hang out and stalk bugs on the other side of the screen. We brought Stars out one day and she huddled against the wall next to the door and cried until we let her back in the house.

    • debg April 27, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Clever use of space! (or the space-time continuum)

      If I can ever afford it, I’ll tear down the existing deck off my bedroom and build a screen porch for the cats.

    • Duckie ๐Ÿฅ April 27, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Your condo association allows cats? I am SOOOO jealous!
      My condo association limits the number of fish you can have!

      • allein ๐Ÿพ April 27, 2017 / 12:21 pm

        Mine allows two cats and/or dogs. Dogs have to be leashed when they’re out and cats can’t roam the neighborhood. The documents don’t mention other pets.

      • Emsthemonster April 27, 2017 / 12:26 pm

        Jeeze, why? Are the fish too noisy? Or do they leave their fur on the stairs? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kar April 27, 2017 / 12:42 pm

        I bet that they don’t allow for waterbeds either. And limit the size of the tank.

        • Duckie ๐Ÿฅ April 27, 2017 / 1:31 pm

          So I sew myself fleece vests for the winter, and cotton sundresses for the summer, out of fabric covered with animals. And I wear them aggressively, and shed my own hair in the hallway!

      • Juno April 27, 2017 / 3:55 pm

        I wouldn’t have bought the place if they didn’t allow cats! During the years I rented, that was always my first question–if they said ‘no,’ that was the end of the discussion. (Also, if they wanted to charge an extra “non-refundable deposit.” Don’t even get me started on that rant!) Our association rules are much like Allein’s: we can have two pets, one of which can be a dog. I think there’s a size limit. I don’t know if there are any rules about fish or caged pets (not my thing, so I didn’t look into it). They are not allowed to roam free, though I have broken that rule (hardly at all, since the time a few years ago when Jack the Big Fat Orange Cat stayed away for two days). I have a walled in courtyard, and I’d let them out there as much as they wanted if they’d only stay in it, but they can and do go over the wall. I’ve thought about extending it with chicken wire, but I’m reasonably sure the association (and my neighbors) wouldn’t go for that! Someday I just might get trellises, grown some vines . . . probably I could get away with that. My upstairs neighbor has FOUR cats, and she says no one has ever objected. But two is plenty for me–and just as when I was renting, I don’t ever want to try to ‘cheat,’ then get caught and have to get rid of a cat.

        • allein ๐Ÿพ April 27, 2017 / 4:05 pm

          Mine doesn’t have a size limit, apparently. One guy has 2 Great Danes (or did; I haven’t seen them in a while). Someone else has a big pit bull.

    • Faye April 27, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      I wish I could do that for myself! Screened in sunroom or patio or Florida room. I’ll sit with the cats. Though getting out the vent is a bit tricky. End up like doggo for sure.

      • Juno April 27, 2017 / 4:08 pm

        Aw, man, this conversation just brought back a memory of my Claude, a cat I had for over 20 years. Way back in the last millennium, I had a ground floor apartment in Philly, and like most ground floor places in Philly, it had bars on the windows. I got them to put in some of the big, ‘bent’ bars so I could have a window air conditioner. But when the weather was mild and I didn’t have the a/c in the window, I would put a piece of plywood on the bottom of the bars to make a ‘floor,’ leave the window open, and Claude would go sit out there and look around. He was an all-indoor cat and afraid of pretty much everything, so that was all the ‘outside’ he ever wanted.

        • Faye April 27, 2017 / 4:43 pm

          Wonderful memory. He liked to look and you enjoyed his pleasure.

          • Juno April 28, 2017 / 11:17 am


  8. Doug April 28, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Kids .. This is what happens when you go to Ludicrous Speed,
    so DON’T listen to the helmet ..

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