Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Store Policy update

New Policy: Just because your alt bought it, does not mean you get copies of the item for all your other accounts.

What are you paying for when you give me that whopping $0.36 for a hair? Well, You get the hair to wear on your account. You can wear the hell out of it! WOOO.

That $0.36 does not buy you a lifetime warranty that covers you in case your account gets banned or you have a dramatic moment and "quit SL" only to start another account pretending you are another person.

Also, how do you "accidentally" get banned for conduct? Am I mistaken, but isn't it really fucking hard to get banned for conduct? Couldn't you have just not... had sex in the form of a 4yr old. I mean, it can't be that hard not to do it. I don't do that every day. It's not like cigarettes in middle school. People aren't pushing it on you to prove that you're cool.

Just sayin.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SEO rap.


Your site design is the first thing people see
it should be reflective of you and the industry
easy to look at with a nice navigation
when you can’t find what you want it causes frustration

a clear Call to action to increase the temptation
use appealing graphics they create motivation
if you have animation
use with moderation
cause search engines can’t index the information

display the logos of all your associations
highlight your contact info that’s an obligation
create a clean design you can use some decoration
but to try to prevent any client hesitation

every page that they click should provide and explanation
should be easy to understand like having a conversation
when you design the style go ahead and use your imagination

but make sure you use correct color combinations
do some investigation, look at other organizations
but don’t duplicate or you might face a litigation
design done, congratulations but it’s time to start construction

follow these instructions when you move into production
your photoshop functions then slice that design
do your layout with divs make sure that it’s aligned
please don’t use tables even though they work fine
when it come to indexing they give searches a hard time

make it easy for the spiders to crawl what you provide
remove font type, font color and font size
no background colors, keep your coding real neat

tag your look and feel on a separate style sheet
better results with xml and css
now you making progress, a lil closer to success
describe your doctype so the browser can relate
make sure you do it great or it won’t validate

check in all browsers, I do it directly
gotta make sure that it renders correctly
some use IE, some others use Flock
some use AOL, I use Firefox

title everything including links and images
don’t use italics, use emphasis
don’t use bold, please use strong
if you use bold that’s old and wrong

when you use CSS, you page will load quicker
client satisfied like they eating on a snicker
they stuck on your page like you made it with a sticker
and then they convert now that’s the real kicker
make you a lil richer, your site a lil slicker

design and code right man I hope you get the picture
what I’m telling you is true man it should be a scripture
if it’s built right you’ll be the pick of the litter
everyone will want to follow you like twitter
competition will get bitter and you’ll shine like glitter

if you trying to grow your company will get bigger
design and code right man can you get with it

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Space Zapper

Brite! All above the productivity train WOO WOO

Inspired by this picture:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Been busy!

Sorry, there are loads of things I'd like to make and a couple things I need to script and release, but real life work is just GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

I am going to try to get back on the productivity train this weekend. :3

Sunday, April 13, 2008

It must be Sunday

Our Central database cluster is struggling, and you might see timed-out logins, transactions and teleports failing as well as problem while rezzing objects. Our Ops Team is already working to resolve the problem.

The next sunday that the game is stable, I'm going to throw a party. With cake!

... oh it will be IRL, so like I don't know how that would help anyone reading this. Unless you get piece of mind knowing I will be devouring an entire cake (no, Bill can't have any.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

This is very true

My coworker Kim is a highly educated person and she said the most brilliant thing today while we were discussing the topic of arguing on the internet. She said sometimes she has stayed up late footnoting responses to poorly made arguments that she's come across on the tubes.

I said I'm terrible at flame wars and the only way I can win them is with my "wow I don't give a shit" attitude (but deep down I let all the annoyance compress into this ball of rawr that will probably be released one day while driving.) She said that if you footnote your response people will usually at least shut up, but you can never convince them, even with cold hard evidence. I sighed and said yeaaah people are stupid. To which Kim said the most brilliant true thing ever. It kinda was like this:
"That's not true, these aren't stupid people. They are people who are bright and intelligent who have been praised their whole lives. Everyone tells them how smart they are and they feel that their intelligence defines them. The problem is, they aren't educated. They will cling to the one small point they think is true and then when they do their 'research' they will seek out things that prove their theory and ignore anything that doesn't.
So it's not that they are stupid. They are just uneducated."

And then I thought back to every argument on the internet I've read by someone who was completely talking out of their ass about a subject I am very educated in. It's completely true. The most frustrating arguments aren't by those speaking in l33t, it's the ones posted by those who use proper grammar and pretty much know how to support a thesis. That doesn't mean their thesis is in any way right and there is absolutely no chance of convincing them of that.

I don't know. I just felt peace at that whole concept. Like I understood people a little bit more than I did this morning.

I also sure as hell plan to not voice my opinion on shit I know little to nothing about.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


I don't take many rental spots. I have the Block (free), Hbox (free & lovely), LicoLico (mainly cause I shop there) and my newest rental spot which I will find a URL for when I get home and of course my main store in Koreshan. I don't see a point to spamming the SL community with my shop. It's annoying to set up shops. It's annoying to pay rent. It's annoying to track sales. And I'm usually stuck with the sim owners who are like "we moved everything! come set up again" about twice a month.

This morning I logged on to do customer service. I had 13, THIRTEEN Rental notecards.
This is not counting the 4 that I declined because they did not have banana in the title.
That's SEVENTEEN rental offers.

H is for HOLY SHIT.
;_; Stop spamming meeeeee.

So here is my rental policy:

  • Free is great. but still doesn't mean I want it.
  • The closer the rent is to a $L1:1 prim ratio the more likely I won't just sit back and laugh and laugh at the offer. $L450+ a week to rent 30 prims... Uh one of my hair vendors is more than 30 prims. Please stop spamming me with these offers.
  • Bad builds are bad. I'm extending my bad builds policy not just to the newbie stall malls, but anything built entirely from TRU urban textures.
  • If I TP there and see another of your renters is selling copied versions of my stuff or any of my friends stuff, you can safely assume that I won't rent there. I am not entirely sure why that isn't just a given.
  • Sex sim mall offers. O_o No.. thanks.
  • Club malls with sponsored club events blah blah, no thanks. I can't understand the SL club mentality. I couldn't even understand it when I used to go to SL clubs years ago.
LIKE: original build, nice people, low rent, knowing traffic stats

That's the policy. If you've read this and still want to offer me a rental deal, put "Banana Daiquiri" as the notecard title.

Otherwise, if you just see me as a walking dollar sign, please don't spam me! I get enough spam already from asset server issues and god awful modelling agency things. Sanks.