Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Breaking Radio Silence

Fifteen days without blogging seems like long enough. Let's see... any news?

  • Well, for the Friday Tournament on the 8th I had the honor of being on the receiving end of Abbiee Benazzi's first win as a heavyweight. I feel I put in a good effort, keeping pace with Abbiee for four out of five rounds, but it was the last one that killed me. It was a good match, and Abbiee is good people. Look for her to be going for Cal's title before long.
  • In more recent developments, I see that Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) has introduced legislation to revoke the ban on online gambling in the US. Despite its global reach, Linden Labs was subject to the ban as an American company. I remember a lot of SL casinos going poof as makers regrouped to figure out games that wouldn't be in violation of the letter of the law. It remains to be seen if a change in the law would also result in a change in Linden Labs' policies, but I'll bet some current and former casino operators are going to be watching this new legislation closely.
  • I've been re-officed. I found some low-prim yet nice-looking houses at Yadni's Junkyard, and Karine took the beach house and Egyptian models and added them to the landscape at Averlast Vegas. The beach house I occupied as office/studio space was a bit of a fixer-upper (no connection between the floors, so Karine added a teleporter), but as prices go, it's hard to argue with "free." Plus the builds are so nice you wouldn't think they were freebies. Other models include a lighthouse (tempting, but the interior was too small for my purposes), a SoHo artists' loft (two variations, one with graffitti and one without), and a Japanese tea house. My personal favorite is the mini movie theater, which includes a media screen, seats four, and has a classic sign on the outside. They were built with tiny plots of land in mind, which explains their size.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I know Trekkies.

And I say to them, with love, that when Life Imitates Onion, it's time to pause and reflect.

Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun, Watchable'

I'm serious. The only people I've heard from who don't like the new Star Trek movie are hardcore, exclusionist Trek fans and Daniel Holloway, the putz reviewer in the Daily Metro who likes nothing anyway.