Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Return

It was a pretty quiet day.  Caidence and I were having an admittedly not-that-interesting conversation about some parcels in Parktown Jeju when a message came up:

Glurp Gurbux is online

There's a scene in the Odyssey where the hero returns after many years lost at sea and nobody recognizes him except an old dog and an old man.  I don't know if I was the dog or the old man but I sent an IM:

2010/09/25 16:03]  Boyd Doghouse: is that you?
[2010/09/25 16:03]  Glurp Gurbux: uhm  . . . . is that a real question
[2010/09/25 16:04]  Boyd Doghouse: lol actually yeah

It was indeed the genuine article.  The alien had returned.  A few moments later I saw:

shazz Larnia is online

Soon our little empty plot in Jeju was full of people.  "No way!" someone said, but it was real.

It turns out Bourne appealed to King Mole Michael Linden and Michael was able to unravel the bureaucratic mess surrounding the green man's account and resolve it pretty quickly.  What it took was some human being to examine the ticket rather than trying to resolve it using the company's automated service routines.

The return of these two friends made several people really happy that day.  I don't know if the little green man and the tall leggy blonde will be in world as much as they used to, but they are again citizens of SecondLife.

Now if we can get the other accounts caught in the same bureaucratic trap straightened out...


  1. Yep, I really love it when old friends return. There's a few I would love to see again. Funny how attached we get to a particular pile of pixels.

  2. Darn shame it happens to start with...and there seems to be no repercussions to false AR reporting.


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