After quite a long holiday in December I was back to work with a bang today, well not a bang as such more of a broken inbox and a pile of things that will need to be sorted in the next few weeks.
Most notably is having to help people migrate away from my Hursley and IQ islands in SL onto company owned ones so that I dont keep using my personal finances.
This is an odd thing to end up doing, but I think we have reached the point where the benfits of those original private islands have got the company into where it needs to be. With so many other people doing metaverse work and customers etc there is really no need for me to keep paying for it. The company cannot buy it from me as that is too complicated legally so the options are limited unless someone manages to find something clever, I dont even think I can give them to the company without complication.
I am not ranting, just post return to work blues. Our little home needs to be demolished to make way for an interstellar highway... oh no thats hitchikers guide!
I am not sure whether I will sell the islands or downsize a bit or make them a commercial proposition. The commercial aspect gets complicated as an employee though.
They are not closed or gone yet, but it is a sad thing to think about doing. At the end of the day it is just a server or two with names. Though it shows the sort of attachment we get to a virtual place that I feel sad that its usefulness has been overtaken by the success of the idea, yet very proud that the plan worked and we got us into this business in so many ways and gave me some minor celeb status.
So having come home now and put up my 08 calendar it seemed time for a post to lift my mood. My calendar is a marvel super heroes one and January has Spidey. "with great power...." etc. :-)
Oh well..... onwards and sideways.
Besides.... I have seen the future but thats for another post :-)