Thursday, March 25, 2010

Let us divert our attention to recognize greatness

Friends, today I'm not writing about Linden Lab, Second Life, or any of that. Today, I write about something that is amazing.

There are times in all of our lives when we are witness to something truly remarkable, truly real, truly right and truly TRUE. I am happy that I can shed a little more light on this event, and I ask each of you to help the person in this Story.

So, here's the tale of someone who refused to quit, refused to be quiet, refused to go away, refused to be beaten, all because she knew she was right and she knew if she didn't go forward the Industry in which she works would come under attack from the lowest slime out there.

Friends, please follow this LINK and read about how ONE PERSON made a difference, and then, do what I did, drop her a few dollars and help.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Linden Lab or Bonnie & Clyde?

Tell me friends, who would you rather meet in a Dark Alley, Linden Lab or Bonnie & Clyde? Personally I would go with Bonnie & Clyde, with them you know exactly what they want and exactly how they plan on getting it.

In case you aren't sure where I'm going, you need to read THIS. After reading that you might still be a little confused. You even might thing that this is something that is good for the Community and the Little Guy. You might even go as far as saying, "Linden Lab is doing right by this!"

Well, I would normally agree with you, but I was stupid and dug deeper into the details of this blog post. You see, I thought to myself, "I might give this a try, see if it actually go me anymore business", and so I started looking deeper into the possibility and finally found what I was looking for, the Price! Now, before we discuss this further, you should probably sit down. If you are sitting down, you should still brace yourself.

So, the Prices are this, for the least expensive ad if will cost you $1,500USD and for the most expensive ad it will cost you $4,500USD. I know, you are probably thinking that's a misprint but no, those are the real prices.

Here is a prime example of Linden Lab being out of touch with the Second Life Community. 99% of the Merchants in Second Life could NEVER afford this. Instead of Linden Lab looking like the good guys on this, they instead look like your ordinary everyday CROOK. I've talked at length about how Linden Lab doesn't understand it's own Residents and this proves my point. Linden Lab had a great opportunity with this to gain some good publicity with their own Customers if they would have made this a more reasonable price for the average Resident in Second Life. Instead, of course, we see that Linden Lab is once again trying to get every last penny from us and not giving a damn about us in the process. I must say that Linden Lab continues being consistent; consistently bad.

At least we have another Puzzle Piece of the Management Team. Not only are they Liars and Cheats, but they are gluttonous Liars and Cheats. I wonder Blue, how's that new Management Team looking now?

I think the following should be the MOTD: *** Warning - Residents should Lock their Wallets and Check Book in their Real Life Safe before entering Second Life ***

I wonder how much they'd charge me for that?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Well, I hate to say this....but....NOT YET

A few weeks ago I said I was going to stop posting this silly blog with reports of ineptitude of our "friends" at Linden Lab; but I too have failed to keep my promise (good for the goose?)

Anyway, STILL the "friends" at Linden Lab haven't found a way to keep Second Life running without ONE issue in a 7 day period. I guess I'm just asking way too much of a company that I'm paying nearly $300USD every month. Perhaps I should LOWER my expectations of Linden Lab, that way they wouldn't constantly FAIL!

Better yet, let's see if ANYONE at Linden Lab has any GUTS to explain just why they can't keep things going for 7 days without issue. I don't like the idea of lowering my expectations, as I really feel that some of that thinking is probably what has made the "friends" at Linden Lab as ineffective as they have been for so long. When we, the CONSUMER, do business, we should expect a certainly level of Quality. When we don't get that level of Quality, we should ask those at the Businesses that FAIL to meet our expectations, why?

Here's something for everyone to think about. Most of us in Second Life are Adults and I will guess that a LARGE number of those Adults also have children (Yes, I'm assuming because I haven't run any survey's off the SL Residents, but why should I, since Linden Lab doesn't!) So, for those of you with Children, if Second Life was your Child's life, and your Child failed at the same task, over and over, not because they couldn't perform it, but they just didn't want to, then what would you do? I think most Parents would say they would explain to the Child that they need to do this to be an upstanding part of the Community and so on. Maybe that's it, perhaps our "friends" don't understand what they constant crap shoot is supposed to do?

Well, let me tell you M, Blue, Jack, Kona, and the rest of you who so love to hate me, I'm not the bad guy in this equation; you are. You see, you take my money, and money of Thousands others, and completely FAIL to provide a Stable Virtual World, even though that's exactly the business you are in, to provide a STABLE VIRTUAL WORLD. You really should do better at running Second Life, because your Peers in the Business are laughing at you, at Second Life, and wondering why they don't have Blind Faith Customers like you do! What's it like friends, to be cajoled by your own PEERS? I know you see every eye-roll and smirk when you go to your Conventions with your Peers, how does it feel? I'm not wanting to dredge up painful memories, but sometimes it takes being Completely Embarrassed before someone steps up to the plate and says, "Enough is enough, we MUST do better!"

So, here's my promise to each one of you, your Comments, to my blog, will go without Editing by me and will be posted in their entirety. I will of course respond to each Comment when I feel that anyone is taking the easy road. I used to teach Teens, and when one of them gave an answer they felt I was looking for, I called "Bull Shit". I will do the same if you give me the usual PR nonsense, so really, think about your answers, think of why you are even at Linden Lab for God's sake! If you can't do the job, give it over to someone that can. So what, you aren't the best in Networking, it's not going to kill you!

Lastly, for those who want to push the "Gee it's a complex system and prone to fail", please go back and read my editorial Comment when that very same argument was made and flattened as quickly as the point was risen. So, which "friend" at Linden Lab will choose to take up the challenge and stand up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? M, Kona, Blue, Jack....anyone else?