Category Archives: Rants

Boreteen

Oh dear, I’m not one to moan, but when things don’t live up to expectations, I’m also not the sort to remain quiet, and there is the odd occasion when you really want to tell SL to buck up its … Continue reading

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Ignore, mute, destroy!

Why is it I always get the crisp eater? (To my friends in the US, read ‘chips’ for ‘crisps’, otherwise this is just going to get confusing!) It doesn’t matter where I am – i could be in a room … Continue reading

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Bad attitude

Second Life, much like the wider internet itself, can often be one of the last bastions of truly free speech. Political correctness doesn’t appear to be the moral policeman online that it is so often, increasingly more intrusively, elsewhere. SL … Continue reading

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Designed to death

I had a favourite store in SL – it shall remain nameless, because I wish neither it, nor its proprietors any ill will, it’s simply the starting point for today’s rant! This particular store was an Aladdin’s cave of treasures … Continue reading

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Numpty

Numpty: A person who never has or never will have a f*ing clue what he is doing. (Urban Dictionary) I’m generally pretty clued up on most things, but occasionally I do have my moments – usually when the normal course … Continue reading

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Connected

Life today, even for those who do not indulge in SL or, for that matter, other virtual worlds, has a significant virtual element to it. I’m constantly amazed at the sheer amount of time that people spend digitally connected or … Continue reading

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Baggage

Back in the day, when I was a mere stripling, knee-high to a small grasshopper, and without any grown-up cares and worries, there was the odd occasion when I’d head off into the great outdoors. Ah, the foolishness of youth: … Continue reading

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Sansar: Sans detail

It’s the middle of the summer, which means that Linden Labs’ promise that we’d see a Sansar open beta in the early summer is starting to look a little bit optimistic. I can’t say I’m at all surprised: The way … Continue reading

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Signs

I’m sat on a bench – or should I say, perched precariously on the only narrow sliver of bench that doesn’t come complete with a strategically placed puddle of wetness – waiting for a train. Staring across the tracks to … Continue reading

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Awkward conversations

“Wow… You guys are just so friendly, what a great welcome, I’m so glad to be here. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a club where everyone is so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for your welcome!” … Continue reading

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