If I was vanitous enough to believe I have the slightest impact on things happening, I’d believe in the theory that writing eulogies on people leaving
SL in my blog is a good way of bringing them back into the fray.
As it stands, Katharine Berry has reopened her fabulous AjaxLife and resumed its development, even un-cancelling her account on the Teen Grid for the purpose. As I wrote in an addendum to Age and Treachery revisited, that does not make all well that ends well:
It seems Katharine has eventually listened to all the people telling her how much her work on AjaxLife is appreciated, and how much she will be missed. She has un-cancelled her account, as she mentions en passant on her blog. The point I made in my Age and Treachery entry still stands, though: confining a talent like Katharine’s to the stifling atmosphere of the Teen Ghetto for the next three years hardly qualifies as good policy.
Still: good to have you back, Katharine. I hope you hang on there until better times.
And ‘Mad Patcher’ Nicholaz Beresford doesn’t seem able to leave the mess the Lindens call their viewer code alone either. Though he has kept away from patching release candidates at an insane pace, he has taken on the ‘megalomaniac’ (his own words) task of freeing
SL users of the ‘ass-tachment’ plague instead. I guess my blog entry on him should be re-titled ‘Sysiphus gives up goes hobbyist’. Do I have to say it’s great to see you back, too, Nic?