Tuesday, 17 August 2010

It's our JIRA, so you lose...

Well, the Snow Storm started today.... and it was quite stormy....

The thing is, some people went there thinking it was a call to arms for talented Big Brain People to build a Better World.

Well, now a lot of them had some great ideas about what could be fixed and how...but... they needed to be put in their place...

"it's our JIRA, so you lose " is reportedly how Oz Linden brought these immature creative types to heel, after all, you don't want them to forget that, tho the Boys broke the viewer, these guys and gals have to fix it exactly how the Boys want it fixed.

Snowglobe is dead... that is decided

. the ONLY viewer in town is the V2....now the V2 is not..."Over 3,000 V-2s were launched as military rockets by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, mostly London and later Antwerp, resulting in the death of an estimated 7,250 military personnel and civilians. The weapon was presented by the Nazi propaganda as a retaliation for the bombers that succeeded in attacking ever more German cities from 1942 until the end of the war."....the V2 is a totally different beast....it hasn't killed anyone.....yet.

So...the Most Hated Viewer in the History of SL (fact) is the one that some developers, (if they remember who is boss, and who decides what is gonna be fixed and what isn't) are gonna be allowed to help the modest and retiring Oz to work on for free, (not Oz, he's not free...just the others).

It's apparently a Scrum..not.."a scrum is formed by the players who are designated forwards binding together in three rows. The scrum then 'engages' with the opposition team so that the player's heads are interlocked with those of the other side's front row. The scrum-half from the team that did not infringe then throws the ball into the tunnel created in the space between the two sets of front rowers' legs. Both teams may then try to compete for the ball by trying to hook the ball backwards with their feet."..........this is a more civilised sort of thing, with no loose balls flying around and no kicking allowed. I think normal people would call it a meeting.

So, anyway, there were Very Brainy People there and some Lindens..... we'll have to see how it all progresses.. (and don't forget that advertising space on the UI....do I have to tell you every time?)..

Now, try as I might I have been unable to access the Second Life blog on an awful lot of occasions recently....strange that, maybe it's just me... no point putting in a JIRA I guess...

...thing is I saw this advert....for Display Names... where....(I lie not) there is a video.." This video shows you in 5 fun minutes."...well, I can't remember when I had so much fun. Next classic quote.."Important: Display Names isn't out for public testing, so while you can't actually try it for yourself yet, Linden Lab has made this information available to prepare you. Stay tuned."

Well, good to be prepared, I'm just so pleased we didn't have to get scalable prims or something too useful.... Voice Morphing and hanging more names over my head is exactly what I have wished for, for ages. That will have new residents queueing to sign up.

Well, I watched the video, and now I am prepared.... can't wait...well...I have to wait, but... wow...



  1. i want to know who this ProductEngine family is? Search SL names for "ProductEngine."

  2. Just as I was giving up on them, Pure genius There's no stopping them with this V2. I'm sure they have it in hand but I think another line of text with your real life name and address on it would be really handy and then if they could only do away with those boring building menus and maybe have another large menu screen that popped out and told you other people's favorite colours and that could cover what remained of the viewable grid and then they could lose those silly avatar thingies that clutter up the screen. YAY

  3. hehhehehe...great Nish. No idea what they will come up with next.. favourite colours would be good, and maybe fav. film too, or best holiday snaps, that would be an asset. Avis cause lag you know, better off without em.