Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Been a nasty few days, tech-wise.  My computer is crashtastic and no one seems to be able to figure out the problem, or a solution.  Driver errors galore, so I uninstalled, reinstalled, still crashes of my comp.  Finally did a system error check that literally took all night.  I also broke down and bought a couple of RAM chips for my motherboard.  Right now I have only four gigs of RAM, but once the chips arrive and I put 'em in I'll have eight.  I hope that solves at least some of the problem.  I may have to take the comp in to a specialist to get it looked at.

I help manage a club for my friend in SL, who's a vampire lord.  I also DJ when I can, but because of my computer troubles and an unreliable connection I really can't do that as I would like.  Last night the DJ decided to screw the club and my friend over by quitting without telling anyone, de-friending me for no reason, de-friending the club owner for no reason, and leaving me to DJ at the last minute.  The scheduled hostess was also a no-show, though she says her comp (which is really old) was experiencing difficulties and couldn't be on.  So I DJed and hosted, and my comp crashed something like five or six times during the event.  Only two people showed up, but fortunately they were generous tippers and so I and the one staff member on duty didn't waste our time.

So yeah, needless to say I wasn't trilled, but the club owner was pissed.  He banned the DJ from the land and this morning he ejected her from the group.  On top of that a serial griefer tried to visit the club but apparently found himself pre-emptively banned.  No, this isn't the person I wrote about in my previous entry.  It was someone else, someone who is known and isn't liked by the club owner.  Seems I'm not the only one who dislikes him.  Then again, I've never met anyone who does like him.  He's more annoying and a drama queen than anything else.  I just put him on mute and washed my hands of him, especially after I found out he tried to break up my friends' marriage.

Speaking of mute lists, I wiped all but one avatar from it.  I realized I've got way too many people on it and really, there's no point in my keeping them there.  I don't socialize with any of them and they don't socialize with me.

So yeah, that's the week so far.  The high point is that my SL girlfriend and I have been able to spend more quality time together.  I love you, Rose!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Steelhead City Dance Event and Yogic Flying

Last night I was invited to a 70s-themed RFL dance event at Steelhead City.  Things went well until a certain serial griefer who's on my mute list showed up and stuck around a few minutes.  Knowing his penchant for calling for my banning from the grid altogether, as well as spreading drama, I was worried that he'd start something.  Fortunately, I was assured by the event host that Steelhead City is a neutral sim and that Griefer wouldn't start shit.

Someone spammed the TLoG group chat in SL a few minutes ago.  We set him straight, but Kat Kassner posted a funny link about yogic flying that I just have to share.

Ha ha, epic win!

Anyway, my SL girlfriend and I had a pretty good time at Steelhead.  Knowing now that I'm not banned from all of the steampunk regions, I feel a bit freer to travel to some of them.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Heroes and Villains RFL Event!

This Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 from 6-8PM SL time, we've got a Heroes & Villains themed RFL event at Club Wamphyri.  500L$ starts us off on the board, with DJ Nonamei Scribe providing the tunes.  The best hero or villain will receive 500L$, and we'll be taking donations to help raise money in the fight against cancer.  There is a Relay For Life donation kiosk near the stage.

Again, the party starts at 6PM SL time.  Our goal for this event is to raise 5,000L$.  Can we do it?  HECK yes!  Let's kick butt!  See you Tuesday.  :^)

Friday, May 18, 2012


Today's my birthday.  I'm thirty-eight.  Christ I'm depressed.  So to ward off depression, I'm throwing a party for friends at my friend's club.

I've got 500L$ to start off the board.  The theme is come-as-you-are, or best birthday, whichever you decide.  Party starts at 4PM SL time (7PM EDT).  Bring your friends, you relatives, some birthday cake (I like carrot cake), and the whor—I mean, groupies.  See you there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

RFL May Events and Ruminations on Ego

I'm going to try doing a couple more RFL events for this month, at least hosting them.  I still haven't figured out the problems with my streaming program, WinAmp, that are causing the connection to cut in and out.  But I still want to help raise money via events, so keep an eye out for future DJ gigs.

Speaking of RFL events in May, there are a lot of them.  You can look them up here, but posted below is a list of upcoming events.

DJ Nardo at G.R.I.T.S. - Relay for HOPE
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
6-8PM SL Time

DJ Cluckey at the Purple Sky Dome - Hearts & Souls
Saturday, 12 May, 2012
6:30-8:00AM SL Time

Some events linked to off-site locations, and some have already come and gone.  A couple seem to be continuous, such as the garage sale listed on the upcoming events page.  I'll keep you updated as more events are posted.


Someone's been bitching about other people posting about Relay For Life events they're involved in.  Apparently, if this idiot's rants are to be believed, no one is allowed to post about RFL (or any other event) unless he's online.  I didn't realize the entire grid was obligated to shut down all activities just to accommodate his absence from it.

What a loser.

Okay, off to work, and then I have to print a 90-page screenplay that's due by six this evening.  Later!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May Day RFL Flop and Other Matters

Stream connection issues forced me to end my May Day RFL event early.  When the connection keeps cutting out every few seconds, that's bad.  I'll try to get to the bottom of this, but for right now I'll have to hold off on DJing until the problem is solved.  I can't have this kind of thing happening every time I try to use my stream.

Of course, only a few people actually showed up, three or four at most.  Sometimes you hit the traffic jackpot big, and sometimes you flame out big.

I'm already seeing the beginnings of another blog battle from certain quarters.  During my DJ event Tuesday night, someone from a certain griefer-run group showed up before the actual start of my set, when I was warming up my playlist.  Sure enough, the little liar himself wrote a blog starting shit again, even though in my previous posts I didn't even mention him by name.  But there he was, ranting and raving and mentioning me (and someone else he has a problem with) by name.

I make no excuses for anything I've written here, or anything I've done in SL (and I have indeed done some really stupid shit).  But for you-know-who to keep attacking people like this — especially through a charity organization — is pretty low even for filth like him.

I've begun building TARDIS consoles again in SL (pics will be uploaded later).  I'll probably end up submitting it to Novatech again once it's finished, since other groups are either severely back-logged or won't touch my builds.  I'm also working on making a small space station for RP purposes.  Because land is so limited, I can only work on one project at a time.  But I really only need to place controls on the new console, and as for the station build, that's a longer term project since this is my first time doing something like this (at least with the intention of making something that can actually be sold).

In my real-life, such as it is, the last week of school for the semester is upon me.  I need to find a paying job for the summer — NOW — so I can pay for the storage unit containing eighty percent of what I have left in the world.  Otherwise I'll lose it all.  I could cry.  I really could.  Film-makers do not cry.  And I am a film-maker now.

My short film is in the editing phase.  Depression and illness have kept me from working on it as diligently as I should, but I have to get it, and a screenwriting project for my other class, done by Tuesday.  Gotta love deadlines.  I will make them.  Just you watch.

New World Notes has two more commentaries on Linden Lab's poor business decisions, which you can read here and here.  The following quote sums up what I'm sure pretty much everyone who's been told to get a new computer by some moronic V2-apologist probably feels: "My AlienWare M11x runs next generation AAA games like Skyrim just about perfectly, but somehow, can't run a client that's been around in some form for 10 years. Why should I spend $2000 to make up for Linden Lab's shortcomings?"  Yep, that about sums it up.  Next time, V2-apologists, think before spouting off such a stupid remark.

Also courtesy of New World Notes: a sixty-two-meter-tall avatar.  I kid you not.