Category Archives: Rants

Today: The virtual world… Tomorrow: The universe?

Just when you thought Linden Lab’s intentions for SL lacked ambition, they sneak a choice phrase into an overly-wordy document that few people will ever read, and go from one extreme to another. The document in question is the utterly … Continue reading

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Shut up!

I’m generally pretty good when it comes to multitasking – I can keep a multitude of balls in the air, whilst rubbing my tummy, patting my head and cooking dinner, all at the same time. I can have multiple conversations … Continue reading

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Off Grid

It was Douglas Adams who coined the phrase, ‘the long, dark teatime of the soul’ – that interminable, soulless void that occurs around about late Sunday afternoon, when lunch is done and frustrated desperation sets in. It’s a feeling that … Continue reading

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Identity crisis

My thanks to Aston Mindes for the idea for today’s post 🙂 It’s now quite some time since The Lab introduced screen names – mainly, I suspect, in response to the uproar generated by the cessation of last names – … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of grey

Second life, indeed IT in general, can be a pain in the rear end. You can happily get along with it for months at a time with no problems at all, then – for no apparent reason – it all … Continue reading

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If you want my advice…

I’m of the growing opinion that the Communications Age, and the Internet in particular, have democratised the giving of advice – but not in a good way. There was a time when, if there was anything about which we required … Continue reading

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Wild West

I’m generally pretty easy going, but there are some things that I can’t help getting riled about. You already know what most of them are since I tend to moan about them at length on this blog: Public crisp eaters, … Continue reading

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Bad hair day

Am I the only person in SL who thinks that hair is becoming needlessly complicated? It’s bad enough having to deal with hair in the real world, but at least you used to be able to escape inworld and change … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come?

Much of my exploring in SL is very much self-directed – I’m a great advocate of the ‘pick a spot on the map and TP’ approach, which can often yield unexpected results, or I’ll harvest locations from the profiles of … Continue reading

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Sleepless in…

I’m not feeling at my best this morning: there’s a few reasons – it’s my first day back in work after a couple of weeks off, I not a morning person anyway, I’m never at my best on a Monday, … Continue reading

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