Friday, October 31, 2008

Belated blogging

It has been a very different week in SL, ever since Linden Labs announced its proposed rate hikes on open space sims. Their timing could not have been worse. I've been under alt all week, because it is times like these that people need their clowns.

Guvnah Shang has shown remarkable calm leadership among in 19th Century nations, while "continental types" rioted and waved flags of protest on Nautilus, various infohubs, and Linden Village. I am a poor writer, so I would refer you to Hotspur O'Toole's excellent remarks, as we appear to be of similar mind.

Meanwhile, Linden Labs appears to be reconsidering its position.

One blog called for a user walk out today. Even if this were possible (!) and we could pull the needles from our collective forearms (on a Friday!), I think this is a fairly pointless gesture, as it only hurts the residents.But, former space pirate that I am, am easily swayed by such gestures, however futile. I won't be logging in today.

It's Halloween, people. The holiday we geeks do best.

Turn off the computer and go have some fun.

With your other neighbors.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sim packing party tomorrow!

All good things must come to an end. Deseret has changed ownership and will being traded for 4 voidsims. Fair trade I say, but I already miss the gardens and their changing seasons. So before the few remaining residents pack up, there will be a party at Mr. Tenk's Fabulous Flophouse for Vagrant Avatars, tomorrow at 4pm SLT. Music by the ever lovely Duchess Gabrielle and the Radio Riel crew.

Here's the old Caledon Embassy. building by Miss Valentine Janus, landscape and entrance area by Mosseveno Tenk.

Caledon Embassy on Deseret

It was build on the fountations of Tristan's old fortress. Now you see it.

Now you see it

Now you don't.

Now you don't

Friday, October 10, 2008


kites, originally uploaded by galacticbaroque.

Marion Questi stopped by the AoA sandbox and passed out copies of his new invention to the delighted residents to test fly. Kites are now on sale at Bolyai Plaza Instrument Shop (SE corner of Babbage Square) and the Kittiwick Pleasure Pier (NW corner of Caledon Kittwickshire). They are a delight to fly and come in different shapes and colors, with bats and ghosties for Halloween season. Works best away from sim lines.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Demise of a Landmark

The Lighthouse on the Vernian Sea in New Babbage is no more. I think this was one of the most photographed builds in the areas that I haunt. Click through for final photos posted in the New Babbage Ning.