TerraVend system is offline

If you own and operate a TerraVend vendor, you may have noticed that it’s switched itself off. This is because there is a communication problem between the system’s in-world server and the web server side of things. In short: It’s borked.

I’m looking into possible ways to fix this, but until then I hope I can ask for your patience. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you’re looking to try or buy Terra products, you can still do that at Abbotts Aerodrome!

Is the recession reaching the metaverse?

Is the recession reaching the metaverse? For many talented individuals at Linden Lab, that would be a certainty. Today Linden Lab announced that it is “reorganizing”, which results in thirty percent of Lindens losing their jobs.

In human terms, this means somewhere around a hundred bright and talented people suddenly unemployed in a time when finding work is almost impossible. And I’m certain there are former (remote) co-workers and friends among those to be shown the door today. I sincerely hope that they land on their feet — and somewhere more stable, if possible. They have my best wishes.

What does this “restructuring” actually indicate for LL? CEO Mark Kingdon says, “It will also enable us to invest in bringing 3D to the web and will strengthen our profitability.” Certainly, they don’t have so many paycheques, so yes… I can see that it’s about profitability.

In the word of the immortal Han Solo, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

Airship release date: Saturday, May 15, 2010

One week from today, on Saturday, May 15, the latest creation from the labs of Cubey Terra (hey, that’s me) and Reitsuki Kojima will finally take to the skies. This project is the culmination of many months of design, planning, and long hours in the workshop.

Specifications, locations, and pricing to be posted at a later date.