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Adam Linden is the worst example of customer support I’ve ever come across

May 10, 2006
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Yeah that’s right.

I’m not allowed into Second Life for another 12 hours, because Adam Linden took offense at my inability to express myself full with the english language, and the other psycological problems I have that affect my inter-personal skills. Like someone not accepting an apology because I’m not expressing it a way that they understand. Last time I checked, any member of a company should be kind and curteous to a customer support, and fob them off with pleasentness rather than insulting them and demonstrating a lack of self restraint.

I do not appreciate having a panic attack triggered because some stupid prick didn’t take into account that I have psychological problems that affect my inter-personal interaction. I’ve no idea if my panic attack is caused through the anger from being insulted in such a petty way, or being agorophobic and suddenly getting a massive wave of claustraphobia because my only means of dealing with my agophobia was stripped away from me. Fuck You Adam. Fuck You.

You might remember Adam Linden as the prick who has ignored my medical problems before.


Account of personal feelings and experiences with Adam Linden. No logs can be provided this time due to my getting booted. Expletives used as syntactically correct expressions of emotion.

Post Scripts and Edits:

PS: comments are open to all, and will be posted uncensored once I recieve notification of them, so you’re welcome to post your personal view of events once you read this Adam. I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong, or letting both sides of a story be viewed uncensored.

PS: for future reference- don’t ever try to use a graphics tablet during a panic attack.
it’s near impossble to work through the shakes and degraded hand-eye co-ordination.

PS: The other Lindens I’ve dealt with, including Hamlet before he was Hamlet Au have all managed to deal with my problems by fobbing me off with pleasentness, or catching me at a receptive time. The aftermath of a griefer attack is not a receptive time.

Note to all Lindens and other SL residents: if you ever catch me at a bad time, gauge my previous responses and make one of the following choices to get rid of me:

  1. fob me off with pleasantness.
  2. make me come to my senses using the following phrase “it seems I’ve caught you at a bad time, I’ll leave you till you’ve calmed down”.
  3. Distract me into another mindset with a humorous link or a non-patronising intellectual/technical question.

This panic attack ranks higher than the reaction I had when I was locked in my flat for three hours because some vandal stole the pin between the door handles, preventing the handle from turning the bolt that holds the door shut.

Advantage to having a broken ADSL connection: is a good reason not to have purchased a premium account.

Symptoms of reaction:
  • Increased heart rate (I tend to go dizzy and get blurred vision for several seconds when I stand up sometimes).
  • Full Body shakes (level usually only experienced with extreme cold).
  • Aggrevated joint paint (lovely little joint disorder similar to a mild case of arthritis, is still bloody painful).
  • Tinnitus triggered/sense of hearing heightend (I’m sensitive to extreme ranges of sound, so if it goes overkill I’m thankfull I’ve got a new PC with quiet fans and a powerful stero that can drown out all the ambient noise of the neighbours and cars driving past on the motorway).
  • Depression triggered (getting stripped of your only ability to manage your Agorophobia tends to do that).
  • Paranoia triggered. How am I supposed to know the difference between getting booted out of SL because the sim went down and petty revenge ?


Please note that although the situation was resolved, and I bear no ill feelings towards Adam Linden, I’m still leaving the post up.


3 Month Backlog of photos. Plussed I’m pissed off.

January 15, 2006
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I hate trying to get things done on a windows box.

Backlog of photos.

I had a 3 month back log of photos I took within Second Life to upload to my flickr account. It’s taken me about 2-3 hours to convert, tag, title, and describe every photo.

The photos of me at Mac World and the polluting Prim rig are up.

Pissed off.

Can’t access my uni files for some reason, and the windows box took a hissy fit this morning, making it really difficult to do anything.

First issue of “Life in the Pen”, “Photos” is up

December 11, 2005
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Kirara Proudfoot got around to uploading the first issue.

The first issue is up, take a look at it on Kirara’s WordPress blog.

I’m in the first frame. Yay! :-)

Made a mistake, it’s Jezebella Desmoulins, not Brigette Javelin in the first issue.

Contest Cancelled

December 11, 2005
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Too many idiots to deal with.

There’s too many people to deal with cos everyone seems to want to fuck everything up. Moving home is annoying.

The draft rules will remain on the blog, but DO NOT CONTACT ME IN SL ABOUT THEM. I’m sick of people sending me messages about the bloody rules when I always tell them leave comments on the fricking blog.

The photos of That lesbian sex session are up.

December 4, 2005
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Well, at least the first 16 are.

The first 16 photos of the lesbian sex session mentioned in the first issue of Life In the Pen have been uploaded to my flickr account.

That’s just under half of the photos. I’ve got to re-sort the order of them, cos Flickr haven’t fixed their useless uploader yet.

Life in the Pen

November 30, 2005
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Kirara’s new blog.

Polite, well behaved (yet occasionally naughty) gorean trained slavegirl Kirara Proudfoot accepted my invite to so that she would have a place to post her web/SL comic ‘Life in the Pen’, in which my SL avatar stars in the first frame of the first issue :-) yay for me :-).

Kirara hasn’t posted it yet, but check over at Life in the Pen every now and again for updates.

Second Life: Snowman Building Content Rules & Guidelines- Draft 1

November 28, 2005
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So I dug a hole for myself.

I was speaking to Mistress Ashley Petunia about any plans she had for holding an xmas/new years party similar to the one she held for Halloween. Turns out she didn’t, but then asked me (SignpostMarv Martin) if I had any suggestions. I suggested a snowman building contest. I tossed a few rules about and Mistress Ashley said I could co-ordinate it. Yay for me.

Rules & Guidelines

Library textures only.
This isn’t a rule, but point will be deducted if non-library textures are used. Point deduction for non-library textures is as follows:

  1. 1 point per non-library texture, regardless of if it is a composite of library textures.
  2. 1 point per object represented in the texture. Examples:
    • five pieces of coal on the body texture would be 6 objects- the body and the pieces of coal, deducting 6 points in total.
    • Five pieces of coal on a transparent background applied to a separate prim would only be 5 objects, resulting in a 5 point penalty.
    • transparent holes composited into a library texture count as objects.
The only exception will be the transparent texture provided by myself.
Points awarded for low prim count.
I’m basing this one off the current 117 prim per plot of land limit. For every prim under this limit, you will receive one point. Similarly, for every prim over this limit, one point will be deducted.
Points deducted for particles.
Smoking pipes may look nice, but some contestants might not know how to make smoke. If all contestants know how to use particles this rule may be rescinded in a draw.
Points deducted for scripting.
Unless you can give a bloody good reason why there’s a script in the snowman, points will be deducted on a per script file basis.
The body of the snowman must be bigger than the accessories.
This will be estimated by visual assessment, not by prim count. Should the judges think the entries are too close, calculation by volume on the body prims will be done.
The body of the snowman must be made of a majority of snow.
This is a snowman contest, not a mudman or iceman contest.
The snowman does not have to be a man. Or a woman. Or even remotely human.
Humanoid entries will be preferred. This means snowmen, snowwomen, snowkids, snowfurries, snowbots etc etc will be accepted.
Non-Humanoid entries will be allowed, but may be refused at the discretion of the judges.
Non-living entries will be refused.
No making tables. Or snowballs.
Entry, including accessories must fit inside of a 5 meter high, 10m box at 95% hollow.
This is to stop snowgiants.
Do not interfere with other entrants or their entries.
No putting contestants off in channel 0 chat or instant messenger.
One contestant per entry.
No friends helping you, no friends sending you bits of the snowman.
Entries must be made during the contest, not before.
No spending days on a brilliant snowman.

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