Apparently when it comes to the new SL login system, hecurity comes first!
(Screenshot is Alex LaPointe’s)
‘Twas Cephalopodmas Eve, and all though the dark hall,
No creature dared stir, or even move much at all.
The children were in their beds, sleeping all through the night,
While their much wiser parents could but shiver with fright.
Only Cuddlefish and I were awake at that hour,
With no sanity left for the dark beast to devour.
We hung tori on the tree, having nothing to fear,
Just hoping that Cthulhu would come visit this year.
Then we knew our unholiday cheer was not lacking,
When from up on the roof came a shrill muffled clacking!
We could sense his arrival then, quite unresisted;
Our minds filled with his scent, evil, bitter and twisted;
Our first sight was a tentacle, dark, writhing and curled;
A terrifying tendril that could grasp all the world.
My gaze leapt from that limb to his visage, slick and foul,
When from his horrible mouth came a mind-piercing howl!
I stood there quite resolutely and showed him no dread,
While his invisible mind-tendrils groped at my head;
Of the things that came next, I have but little to speak;
I quite nearly burst open with an ecstatic shriek.
And just as I fainted with a soft whimper and sigh,
I heard him exclaim with a gurgled alien cry:
Ia! Ia! Ia! Mlq’weh Cephalopodmas gwgr fa,
Ng mlq’weh utr’fn wo thir cthan wo tala!
Cephalopodmas gwgr fa, everybody!
Just another day in the life of Jacek Antonelli, Bug Detective.
Here I’m snooping out some bounding box issues related to VWR-1852.
P.S. This is my first ever Flickr. Crazy.
Don’t forget! I’m hosting meet-and-greets for the content creators’ play group tomorrow, August 18 at 10AM, 1PM, 6PM, and 9PM SLT! I’ll be chilling out in my garden in Hallasan for an hour each time, talking and joking and generally having a good time!
Anyone is welcome to come, especially if you are interested in participating in the play group or you want to hear more about it. Heck, even if you aren’t, just drop by and keep me company, to save me the embarrassment of holding 4 parties and having no one show up!
Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is this: make a new friend in SL!
Too often, I find myself talking to the same people, doing the same things, and hanging out at the same places. Of course, they’re great people, things, and places, but it’s good to experience new things and keep our minds fresh and active!
So, go out there and meet someone you’ve never met before! Get to know them and their interests, and spend some time together! Bonus points if you meet them somewhere besides your favorite hang-out!
Of course, after that you gotta write a blog post and introduce us to your new friend — with pictures, of course!
Like many of the other people who have already responded, I’ve been burnt out on some particular part of SL at once time or another. And I know for certain that I have felt burnt out while in SL. But I’m not sure if I was burnt out on SL, or burnt out about something else while I happened to be in SL.
You see, I’m a creature of change, and I have to move from project to project quickly or I become bored and apathetic—not just with that one project, but with other things in my life, too. So if I get burnt out on something in RL, my mood tends to carry over into SL, and vice versa. As I’ve come to know this about myself over the years, I have been careful to monitor my mood, identify anything that is bothering me, and make a change to fix it.
I can distinctly remember, when I was merely a wee newblet crawling my way around the Grid as I drew sustenance from the Shelter, that I had concerns that I was spending too much time in SL. Like many other new Residents, I got hooked, and wanted to spend as much time as possible exploring this marvelous new world! I knew that if I kept it up, I would burn out and get sick of SL.
When I (inevitably) started to get tired of SL, and couldn’t think of anything to do, I cut back on the hours I was spending in SL, and paid more attention to the things that interested me in RL.
I have, from time to time since then, noticed myself spending too much time in SL. When that happens, I take a little bit of time off, or just cut back my hours for a while. So far, I’ve always come back to SL, and always found it more enjoyable and interesting than it had seemed before.
The question for consideration this round:
Have you ever burned out on Second Life?
By “burn out”, I mean “experience fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity.”
Basically, have you ever just got sick and tired from too much SL? What happened? How did you deal with it?
I’ll post my own response soon.
If I were to name two locations in Second Life to show a new Resident, what would they be?
Well, if I’m going to be giving a newbie the ultra-premium tour de luxe of Second Life, that newbie is probably a clever one, bursting with raw creative will!! I want to expose that Resident to the amazing possibilities in Second Life, and get them started on the path to supreme excellence!