Secret Linden Tapes Show Philip Blowing Gasket

by Alphaville Herald on 21/01/08 at 4:36 pm

Philip shown venting at Cory over open source initiative

by Urizenus Sklar

In this shocking video, smuggled to the Herald via secret interweb connections, we see the current drama inside Linden Lab. Stuggling with the burdens of copybot, bank fraud, griefing, grey goo, penisings, yiffing, ageplay, and Cory’s betrayal, Philip dresses down his remaining Linden Lab brain trust, and it isn’t pretty.

hat tip to Crystal Studio for smuggling us the secret tape.

26 Responses to “Secret Linden Tapes Show Philip Blowing Gasket”

  1. Phillip

    Jan 21st, 2008


    this video fails so hard.

  2. Herald Schmerald

    Jan 21st, 2008


    This video has only been circulating in the slogosphere for a week.

    Awesome job of keeping on top of new trends, Herald. Can you post next week about Cory being fired? I think by now you should have heard about that.

  3. Greefin Oh

    Jan 21st, 2008

    Meh, I don’t care how old the video is. I laughed my ass off.

    My favorite part was when Hitler, I mean Philip said he programmed simulators all the time back in the day, making leaves fall from trees, all realistic like.

  4. Lao-Tzu

    Jan 21st, 2008


  5. d3adlyc0d3c

    Jan 21st, 2008

    I lol’d, hard.

  6. urizenus

    Jan 21st, 2008


  7. Lord Lulz

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    Wow, so they dubbed some shitty crap over Der Untergang (i’m just going to assume all of you retards have no clue about that movie)

    This isn’t news. nor is it worth mentioning or watching. Movie’s good though.

  8. Won't post again

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    God this blog is pathetic.

  9. jessica

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    Wow. My favorite bit is the reference to magrathea.

    well done!

  10. SqueezeOne Pow

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    So does anyone know of a place that has actually been reporting on this subject? It’s an interesting subject that SLH appears unable to delve into to get more than the basic facts.

    So far this is just another great opportunity being wasted in true SLH tradition.

  11. Nacon

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    Good lord, Urizenus Sklar! You really drops your balls there.

    I know I’ve said it before, but this time I truly mean it…
    You’re still an idiot.

  12. Prokofy Neva

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    The real Hitlers are the reverse engineer thugs.

    My favourite part was when the parodist thought he was being uber hilarious by having Hitler say “all the cool innovative creative people leave the room” — and they all do, on cue, which of course they wouldn’t do if they were the cool, innovative creative people they imagine themselves to be…

  13. Timothy Zapotocky

    Jan 22nd, 2008

    What makes the video especially transgressive is the fact that Nazi imagery was one of the first things the Lindens banned on the Grid (and rightly so, in my opinion.)

  14. IntLibber Brautigan

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    The Herald can start reporting on Central Grid ( Anybody can hook their own grid up to Central Grid, or OSGrid in general, like the internet. Now we’ve got an intergrid growing, and LL is becoming AOL. The main sign that SL has become irrelevant is when LL gets bought out by some major mainstream media company for an insanely high price and makes Philip the CEO like Steve Case was…..

  15. Archie Lukas

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    Months old, yawn…
    Still a good 10 secs of fun

    BTW, the spoken dialogue matches the sub-titles

    You guys run out of steam by any chance ?

  16. anon

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    Nice website there intBlub, not only is your link broken, your site has HTML from 1995 and looks like it was made then too. I’ll be looking forward to your News Udates!

  17. Marc Woebegone

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    Woot! This is great. Doesn’t get any better than this.

  18. StallionSeven

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    “Woot! This is great. Doesn’t get any better than this.”

    Except when you defraud a San Francisco startup and get away with it.

  19. Nacon

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    By the way… all that talks about OpenSim are merely bullshits because it’s no longer reliable place to go other than LL’s grid. Central Grid, OSGrid, and OpenLife Grid can’t even keep their grids up and alive all the time… worst than how LL is keeping their grid up. There are more inventory, account, scripts and database issues, far more than LL’s issue on their own codes. Apart from the open codes, running servers from home isn’t really worth the “FUCKING” trouble. You’d need a work power PC to host a sim, a good steady bandwidth, and a lovely discount from your power company? Ha, don’t count on it. How the hell those open grids are going to attract good load of population without falling down at 200 active online users? Throw some more furry in a cage-wheel to power up the grid?

    Trust me; LL isn’t losing their battle over the open sim source non-sense. OpenSim is just full of craps and disbelief of such fantasy shit of “freedom” those who whined about.

    Freedom has its own price.

  20. IntLibber Brautigan

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    anon, dummy, any tard knows real URL’s dont have parentheses at the end of them even tho this website screwed up the link. Try making a real comment next time.

  21. Anon

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    >>”anon, dummy, any tard knows real URL’s dont have parentheses at the end of them even tho this website screwed up the link. Try making a real comment next time.”

    BAAWWWWWWWWWW got trolled much Intblubber?

  22. Prokofy Neva

    Jan 23rd, 2008

    Wow, you mean there’s an actual chance that you all might split off on to your own grid somewhere out there and leave Second Life as we know it to the rest of us? Hey, I’m liking this open source stuff better every minute!

  23. DaveOner

    Jan 24th, 2008

    But Prick I mean Prock, remember that will mean less land sales for you and your land-tard associates. You guys are essentially on LL fanboy welfare until you learn how to do something useful with your time!

    Also, I signed up and logged on to Central Grid last night and, yeah, SL is safe from them for a good year or more or until LL releases the server code. It’s still in early alpha as far as it’s functionality. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress, though!

  24. Nacon

    Jan 24th, 2008

    “Wow, you mean there’s an actual chance that you all might split off on to your own grid somewhere out there and leave Second Life as we know it to the rest of us?”

    Yes Prok, just go offline and play fantasy imagination friends alone in the dark room of yours.

    You’re still an idiot. Where were you for the last 18 months when they had been out already?

  25. Levi Anansi

    Jan 24th, 2008

    Uri, that may not have been yours, but it was funny as hades…

    Proks back? That’s what I get for reading every 2 months when plastered. Hi Prok!


    To the above poster, who ever the hell you think you might be in real life. If Uri is an idiot, you are a fucking complete unabashed moron with delusions of grandeur.

    Just sayin…

  26. Mox

    Jan 25th, 2008

    Remember when you could shit in a box and sell it…before people were smart?


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