Yesterday the New West opening was at noon, then rehearsal for the play From the Shadows was at 2. Luc wasn't there, but Vlad stood in for him, and Ida was there, which was good. Eileen was wonderful as usual. At one point A blue message popped down saying the grid was having to be shut down in two minutes as the asset server was misbehaving, then another one said, "Assets are being lost." Was that from Cory? I forget. We bopped out, then it was up again in a very short time. I'd just started a forum party and hardly had time to get it going before we were back in. Actually, even though emergency grid closures are not fun, the grid had been wildly unstable all day, so I was glad something was being done.
Today there was a pile-on on the Aditi grid during the scheduled main grid downtime, and it was ok, except there were scads of amazingly vocal people who seemed not to understand the basic point of a preview grid.
Anyway, then I waited for the Combat Cards event at Spangle by making an answering-the-phone animation for Eileen to use in the play. The anim is fine, but there's trouble with the way it can be used as it needs to come before the using-the-phone animation. I decided I could combine them by opening the .bvh files in Notepad and pasting one into the other, which worked perfectly. Unfortunately, though, after that it can't be looped, so I've got to figure out exactly what to do.
The Combat Cards event was sparsely attended, leading Doc to decide we need to learn more about marketing. I have zero marketing genes, though. He arranged for Combat Cards to have a full-page in an SL convention publication, so I made a couple of mock-ups for him to look at.
Eileen and I did a bit of brainstorming and rehearsing - then we got tossed off the grid again. What was it this time... I forget... They later did rolling server updates, and things seem fine now. A bizarre couple of days.
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