This time last year I was rather depressed, and wondering what direction (if any) Second Life had for me. So I decided to retire.
I sold the land I had, stopped being Premium, and didn't log in to SL for many months. I made new accounts on social network sites, and got involved in some other, more idealistic things, and was trying to work towards the world being a better place.
After some reading of blogs and newgroups I realized there are powerful interest groups that I would be making comments about, and when job hunting, my CV and Google would quickly find my comments. Actually it was BastardSheep who made this point, and so I reworked and relaunched this blog as a platform for commentary and ideas.
In the last year I have met (online..well..you know..met, sort of) some clever intelligent people, and sometimes been able to make a small contribution to their projects. So for myself this year I made a goal to do something different/new/clever/useful everyday, and I have found it an inspiration to write, to take some pictures, to do some RL and some SL projects.
So in the last year I have covered Libel Reform, Anti-vaxxers, religion in schools, and I have more to come, I just type rather slow.
I have quite a few post in the drafts stage, and a jump off a high platform with an umbrella (pictures soon), and I'm testing to see how long it takes to make comics, plus a few hopefully funny pictures in the works.
A few days ago I made my own money, but only useable in Plasmaland Opensim.
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday. -- John Glenn