A brief entry today as I move through worlds, breath held at any sound that might signal disconnection.
One thing, though. Via Desmond Shang, this link, on the initial moments of SLCC 2009. This part still kills me:
There were no printed schedules for convention goers, only a whiteboard at the registration desk. There was only one printed schedule, which Linden Lab employees were using until a Second Life member grabbed it, shouting "I paid $200 and I deserve at least this!".
Somehow, that makes sense: chaos and disorganization at the community convention they've been planning for months, now. These are the Lindens we know and, well...endure.
[Save, not so much: Miss chestnut Rau informs me that the SLCC is not affiliated with Linden Labs in the least. So, okay, that (slight) black mark I'll remove from the tally sheet, with understanding and apologies.
[I'll just have to go back to holding against them how they dealt with the OpenSpace/homestead issue, gambling, non-standard-size avatars, the entire debacle of Ursula/Zindra, their acquisition of XStreetSL and ShopOnRez (complete with subsequent killing off of ShopOnRez), and their current proclamation that any form of avatar sexuality (at least if listed on XStreetSL) is "patently offensive".]
One other note, which has little SL relevance, but I want it here because of sheer unadulterated beauty: sand art/animation. Of a sort.
Live from Ukraine.