Backup of David's Livejournal

Scene from the Minecraft server logs

Our household server logs reveal that stratestar110, a 10 year-old girl was playing with bumppup, an 8 year-old boy, playing as the admin. The first transaction was innocent enough:

[INFO] <stratestar110> CAN I HAVE BRICK BLOCKS
[INFO] CONSOLE: Giving stratestar110 some 45

The girl asked the admin to give her some blocks, and "CONSOLE" shows that he issued the command to give her what she wanted. Then the following happened:

[INFO] <bumppup> Lok at me.
[INFO] <stratestar110> WHERE ARE YOU
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me!
[INFO] <stratestar110> WHERE ARE YOU
[INFO] <stratestar110> HOW DO YOU DO THAT
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me!
[INFO] <stratestar110> CAN YOU GIVE NE 64 BRICK BLOCKS
[INFO] <bumppup> I am down here.
[INFO] <bumppup> Look at me then I wiil give you 64 bricks.
[INFO] CONSOLE: Giving stratestar110 some 45

They were in classic form. The boy just wanted somebody to look at something cool he was doing, and the girl just wanted some more stuff. Same as it ever was. Those are my kids.


 pastilla on Jan 11th 2011 at 3:51 PM
There is indeed something archetypal about that exchange. Especially the last line, which suggests (linguistically, at least) that she gets 45 instead of 64. If she had only looked right away . . .

 dblume on Jan 11th 2011 at 5:49 PM
Oh, that's funny! But that's not actually how to read the last line. "45" is the ID of the "brick blocks." The console doesn't report exactly how many brick blocks he actually gave her, but I presume she was rewarded with all 64.

 pastilla on Jan 12th 2011 at 11:27 PM
I had a feeling that was the case --- still, it looked pretty damn funny.

 paradox_puree on Jan 11th 2011 at 6:43 PM
We use the hey0 mod to make it easier to give. For brick, for example, you just type /give brick 64. It's a lot easier.

 dblume on Jan 11th 2011 at 6:49 PM
Ooh, thanks! I'd love to hear about any other useful tips, too.