A pretty, snow-dusted day.
I accidentally stayed up until 4am. I watched part of Black Orpheus early in the evening - spent most of the rest fiddling around editing sounds in a video editing program and uploading them. I am a little tired - not too much, though. When I got up my nuker said 1-something, which COULD'VE been the time and not just an uncleared minute left over from popcorn.
Enjah sent me Black Orpheus the other day, after telling me it is her favorite film. Of course I'd heard about it all my life but had never seen it, for some reason. I had a picture in my head of what it was like, which was wroing on all counts. What an amazing film - almost 50 years old and yet it could've been made yesterday.
When the phasing out of the Developer Incentive was announced I hoped that all the AFK avatars massed in clubs that paid by the minute to up their Dwell, would get a life. I don't know if that happened with the customers in some places, but other businesses are still paying people to spend huge amounts of time stuck in one spot. Apparently casino-owners are quite happy to pay tiny amounts because they then have a number of people stuck in the casino - and some of the time those people will be bored and looking for any amusement no matter how cheesy (i.e. gambling). This is a curious thing to me: all the wonderful things to see and do in Second Life, people from around the globe, the ability to build almost anything, the literally endless exploration that could occupy anyone - and these people chose to stop in one spot, lured by the promise of a penny an hour (or whatever they might gain), expending electricity, server resources, and their computer's life. I couldn't get into Ambat yesterday as the server was full - full of zombies. That dude with the big hat had been there for two days. All I can say is - they must live at home and not have jobs.
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