Ode to the Sidewinder of Lindens…

Ok, this is not quite an ode, or you would be bored out of your mind.. I’m really not good at the roses are red, violets are blue, can I have another shoe… sort of thing, so this is more of a tribute.

Reading Tauri Tigerpaw’s excellent interview with Sidewinder Linden (http://surfwatch.blogspot.com/) reminded me of just how impressed I was with this Linden’s responses after H4 rolled out. Other than Torley Linden, I don’t think I can remember any other Linden who responded so much and in so much detail on the public SL blog (blog.secondlife.com) as Sidewinder did.

So here’s to you, Sidewinder, a special tribute from Bishara Resorts to a man-av who knows the value of good PR lies in responding to customers, regardless the trivialness of the issue at hand! Not that Havoc 4 was trivial, not in the least. So this tribute also goes to you for doing the impossible and doing it damn well. So ok, you missed that there was this whole creative community of SL residents that were negatively impacted by H4 and you were led to believe waves in SL were just cosmetic, but at least once you realized your mistakes you came through and started communicating with us all, and that is all we ask. O, yes, and maybe that we first check out the impact of any future upgrades of Havoc on the Beta grid until we know that we won’t turn surfers into submariners again 🙂

And if it was not for you, Sidewinder, and your team, Dumisani Ah would not be able to cross sim borders and remain blond and shoe’d!

Cheers to you, Sidewinder Linden!

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Havoc 4 in Second Life – WOOOOTTTTTT I think…

Its Christmas, even though its April – HAVOC 4 is here. Of course I write this today so that no one assumes I was making an April Fool’s Joke if posted yesterday when it was in fact rolled out 🙂 Even though this new physics engine opens up a whole lot of new and exciting feature possibilities to those able to manipulate them properly, and to us peeps who just look on with jawdropping awe, it has some quirks. We have been experiencing that through the day today with our EPIC 2 waves on Majini Island crashing BIG time. We have removed them for the interim and replaced them with Pipes, but even these are not running as they used to. Hopefully Heather Goodliffe will be able to come up with some suggestions to improve what has happened, but I have posted to the blog.secondlife.com comments as well so that Sidewinder Linden and others could swing by and check out the problems. VW Sands and I hope to get this all running again soon, but some patience is required.