((Ok, after my rant about Viewer 2/3, I’m finished. I will torment myself one more time when I take Firestorm for a test drive, but that will be after New Years. For now, the world is back to normal, I ran Phoenix 1.6 last night and it felt really nice.))
It’s Christmastime and it’s approaching quickly, sooo much left to do. And when I’m not being a snarky technology critic, I’m still a Second Life socialite.
Last night, Reed and I went to the last show at the Christmas Pavilion @ Calas Gladhon. It was an elegant event as usual, featuring two of SL’s finest performers, Sultry Sonata and Anthony Galloway. Naturally, the creators of the Christmas Pavilion, Truck Meredith & Tymus Tenk were there, as was their gorgeous manager, Magi McBride.
This is what Second Life should be about, enjoying the virtual world, dancing & prancing, supporting groups you care about. Well, having a handsome boyfriend and dressing in beautiful clothes. /me giggles. There’s a lot more, of course, but right now it’s the special time, full of hope for a new year.
I appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes at Linden Lab; I understand the pressures. But, a great deal more work goes on, on the Grid, inside those SL servers, that creates the “secret sauce” that makes this a second life. I believe, in the final analysis, it’s the people who create this “secret sauce” who will determine the Lab’s fate. Not the men who own the software and hardware.