(I’m talking about today’s Irish Music Night, and about the history conversation)
Me: Digi, all the while, is saying *nothing* in Local. I mean, he’s Irish. He’s from Ireland. He lives… in Helsinki. Hm. I’m not sure why that is, if it’s for school or what. Doc: Oh, maybe it’s for Finnishing school.
So just before the OpenLife website went down, someone made a forum post about her new super mega mall coming soon to OL. She mentioned her “tons of customers” in OL, which I can’t help laughing about because you won’t find tons of any kind of person in OL. That aside, however, she went on about how she’ll have all the hottest things from other grids (read: SL), and that her products will put HER super mega mall way ahead of all the other shops in OL.
Lemme ask you something, Joe Consumer. Suppose you get something from this super mega mall. Suppose it doesn’t work right. Since the owner of this super mega mall didn’t make the product you just bought, she can’t really advise you as to how to address the problem. She probably won’t repair or replace your product. She’s rich, you’re screwed, and there you are.
That’s why you should look for products in shops with the label you see at the right. Products made in OLG are not imported versions of someone else’s work; they’re the product of content creators right here in the OpenLife Grid. If you have a problem, you can contact the creator him/herself and get it fixed. People who make their products in OL are able to stand behind the quality of their workmanship. Can your super mega mall say that?
If you create content in OpenLife, make sure you use this label so that your customers know they can expect fine quality products that you made with care.
Happy 315th birthday to me! Incidentally, I had a look, and had he lived, philosopher Hermann Samuel Reimarus would be exactly the same age as me today. Also born in the same year were Voltaire and Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen (I’m about a month younger than both). Leopold was best known for hiring Johann Sebastian Bach as his Kappelmeister, and was in fact godfather to one of Bach’s sons.
So, wow, 315. The 300s in elf years are roughly equal to the 30s in human years, and I’ve got to say I’m really enjoying them so far. There’s a sense of “figuring things out” that comes in this century– not like where you think you have them figured out, when you turn 200– but at the same time there’s still a feeling of it not being too late to do whatever it is I want to do. But with that I also feel like I should know what that is now, and I don’t. I keep thinking I do, but then it changes.
I’m thinking yesterday’s party at Virtually Live will be one of those events that will be looked upon later in OpenLife’s history, where oldbies will say, “I was at that party in ’09!”
We had 30 people in the sim at one time. The band made over a month’s rent in tips for playing half an hour. There were presents and music and sploder fun and Father Christmas. It was the kind of event that the word “epic” was made for.
Surreal, Adec, Digi: what an ass-kicking time. It showed what we’re really capable of doing in OL, and the future looks like 100% organic free-range AWESOME.
I still read the forums over at SL. I like knowing what’s going on, and so I pop in time to time. And since the ol’ SLR has kinda dropped the ball lately, I thought I’d let you know what’s going on too. Continue reading “Around the Metatubes”→
Today (the 19th) marks our first performance in OpenLife, and we hope you’ll be able to join us! We’re doing a half-hour mini-concert for Virtually Live Events’ Seasonal Party at 10PM GMT (which is 5PM Eastern, or 2PM Pacific). Himself and I will sing Christmas songs for the event, so likely several you’ve never heard from us before!
If you can’t make it inworld, you can go to this site at the time of our performance to hear us online. We’ll have our tip jar if you’re feeling generous, or you can support us via PayPal:
The event is to help support Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders). We hope we “see” you at Virtually Live: Virtual Life, Real Music! Read more about them here