Second Life instituted some changes today that seem good to me. They are trying to curb the virtual inflation, give less rewards to empty-headed events (best male and female red outfit wins $250 Lindens!), and address the stupid rating system that has always seemed annoying to me. Now they are only supporting educational events (providing money for them), rates cost $25 L so rating to increase your ratings-based weekly bonus won't exist anymore, and dropping bonuses by 50 %. It's good -- the Linden had been declining slowly since the amount of "free money" pumped into the system was great. In the time since the news the Linden has risen by around .20 per k -- I have been letting money pile up so my 60k is now worth around $ 250 USD.
Hamlet Linden wrote a funny piece about gender in SL - people are quite free-wheeling about it all, some openly and others clandestinely. It turned into a funny conversation I heard as I was working in SimCast, with one fellow bringing up names and saying, "... is a man..." and the other saying, "I didn't know that!" to each one.
I haven't heard back from Support about the porno-picture issue, even though I was told to contact them as only they could handle the problem.
Freelance job came over which was nice.
posted by - 10:26 PM