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...