September 15th, 2006
Well, I managed to get through my entire set without either of my computers crashing, which I consider to be a huge success. The venue was so crowded that it was difficult to move around – too much rendering going on. Not to mention, Second Life had rolled out a software update on Wednesday, and were doing some server maintenance during the show. So right in the middle of someone’s set they rebooted the server we were on, and we all got kicked out of the concert. When I logged back in I was transported to some random place where I was attacked by jumping, chattering wooden boxes. Turns out it was griefers. Griefers, man! A legitimate griefer attack. I was quite pleased. Then this message popped up from support (I’m not joking):
After all that, my part of the show went off quite well. It was a great deal of fun, and it hurt my brain (in a good way). There are already quite a few photos up on flickr, and elsewhere I’m sure. Thanks to Zenigma, Adri, Haver and all the people who helped get me ready, thanks to PopSci.com and CreativeCommons.org, and thanks to all the real Second Life musicians who have been pushing the envelope since before my avatar was even in diapers. Onward!