Viewer 2.2 Released, Interim CEO Departs, Metaverse Yawns

by Pixeleen Mistral on 20/10/10 at 3:12 am

A few Second Life players were distracted from an announced update to the controversial new Second Life viewer 2 by news that Philip Linden – Linden Lab founder, CEO, former CEO, and for the last 4 months acting CEO – will be spending more time starting up his LoveMachine, effective immediately.

While most players carefully studied Esbee Linden’s announcement posted at 4:37 this afternoon in hopes that the ill-fated Second Life client might show some signs of improvement, a few residents noted a post from Philip Linden released 9 minutes earlier.

Bye Philip
the search continues

Was Philip’s new avatar to blame for his departure? Herald researchers point out that the game god has not been detected in-world over the last 9 days.

philip not online
too embarassed to play? Philip Linden has not been in-world recently

The consensus view seems to be that after spending 4 months in his role as interim CEO, Philip probably should have been more careful to avoid offending Esbee and considered releasing his announcement at 3 or 4 am to avoid upsetting players with news about changes in his position as the on-again, off-again leader of the Lab.

Although the machinations of the Lab’s leadership may be a cause for concern, committed players continue to invest significant time online.

kalel online
JLU leader Kalel Venkman has spent 1 day 8 hours online over the last 9 days

41 Responses to “Viewer 2.2 Released, Interim CEO Departs, Metaverse Yawns”

  1. Little Lost Linden

    Oct 20th, 2010

    You know who else could run Linden Lab better?


  2. Atlouis

    Oct 20th, 2010

    what’s up with the Glenn Beck Hitler rip off lately? come up with your own shit.

    also, can’t CEO of LL just be outsourced to India or something?

    Just sayin.

  3. Anon

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Phillip Linden bails – Kalel spends insane amounts of time in-world.

    Let’s just make Kalel CEO and be done with it. Then everybody can go back to whatever they were doing. At least Kalel’s taking an interest.

  4. Kinoko

    Oct 20th, 2010

    LOL It seems all our grid super heroes are running away.

    Philip Linden is no longer here.

    No Linden Employee do anything about copybot unless a person is distributing content/selling, or copybotting it knowingly. I know this because I have logged into a copybot every day for over 1 year, have not been banned, and I have test copybotted a few other things without consent in my inventory full perm freebies using asset data and spoofing hacks. I did not get banned when this was tested on an alt.

    Khael is no longer here no one is watching the Sandboxes no one cares about SL anymore.

    I am no longer in SL actively monotirong thefts for creators as much because of Skills Hak, he has caused me so many problems, and why should I waste my time in SL when this person has done nothing but attack so many people without reason, and the Thieves are taking over the grid. The problem is LL simply does not care or do anythign about this person, or any copybotter, I have obviously proven this. What Emerald did, and got by with was also proof of this. Yes I still report ripped content but only when I see it, and based on my rules of if the creator is actually nice, and respectful, and does not use CDS systems.

    In fact no one cares for creators anymore, and a message to you all.

    You Better find Real Jobs Fast… SL is Sinking…

    And Yes Hitler had a few good points in things he did I believe, not saying it was right.

  5. Kinoko

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Also I talked to Khael he seemed nice, although I did never agree with his superman thing he did in the sandboxes. It honestly looked gay in my opinion. I also really do not know why he made such a big deal over the wiki leaks who cares, all that info should be public anyways lol.

  6. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Oct 20th, 2010

    “Let’s find a new CEO!”

    It’s called a liquidation company. You should get one after filing chapter 7.

  7. Judge Joker

    Oct 20th, 2010


    Because knowledge is power, and he didn’t think you deserved to know what he knows, though it’s unfortunate he didnt realise it’s the same shit we know anyway.

    So that’s a funny thing, super secretive JLU leader Kalel Venkman, doesn’t know how to block those sort of online script checkers?

    Does the setting “others can see if I’m online” block those?

    If so I wonder why he would want others to know hes online, OH right…. because if he didn’t no one would give a shit about him.

    Also I’m sure Kalels very nice but don’t forget your a “griefer” in his eyes for posting here, you can join our group if you like, “scum of the earth” that’s what he thinks we are as he fly’s around Second Life pretending to be Superman.


    Note: I believe teh Alphaville Herald Glenn Beck parody, if you can even call it that is Lord Victor (Furnation Admin).

  8. edna

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Philip didn’t want to go down in the history books as being the CEO when Linden Lab pulled the plug. The rats are jumping ship. Now he can tell his grandchildren that it was a great business until someone else took over as CEO and ran into the ground.

  9. Tux

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Kalel as CEO? not possible DC Heros or Marvel or whoever would sue the new SL Heros system.

    I haven’t really spoken to Kalel much, in fact they all ignore me with the exception of GLE. Although I have had a few passing emails recently. I actually offered to correct many of their wiki faults. But no reply as yet.

    Still, no surprise Ol’ Phil is still working on his kink farm. Let him have it, better than staying on a sinking ship. I do believe he is hoping for an offer of stoopid amounts so he can get rid.

    Although I do have to chuckle at the way it is all coming apart. The Lab now realises the more they do the worse it gets. So now they do nothing.

  10. Pappy Enoch

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Git the CEO o’ Lumber Liquidators for all them plywood prims!

  11. Nan

    Oct 20th, 2010

    No worries, “Ray” Linden will save the day. Or at least come up with a few good theories of how things “should” work.

  12. c3

    Oct 20th, 2010

    well kudos for the web media now working with 2.2- and it does seem to load scenes a bit faster….. but streaming qt in still fails….not good for a cinema…lol?..anyhow. lets not say im “negative”..;)


  13. IntLibber Brautigan

    Oct 20th, 2010

    I hereby tender my candidacy to take over as CEO of Linden Lab. I have the requisite executive, entrepreneurial, and technology experience, and am used to operating a business when the de facto state does its best trying to make conducting business impossible. I also have a proven track record dealing with and mitigating griefers. Best of all, provided my salary is in the sufficiently high six figures, plus stock options, I may even consider dropping my lawsuit against your company.

    I am sure that I will gain the support of significant constituencies which have previously been very critical of LL, and will make customer satisfaction and expansion of the game economy my number one priorities.

    BTW: nice crotchless pants.


  14. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Kalel is relevant how?

  15. H.L.

    Oct 20th, 2010

    I wish they would hire Tizzy Teardrop as the new CEO.

  16. Kinoko

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Lulz I am a griefer? Wasn’t Khael a Griefer for storing private logs and other stuff without consent of all users?

    Wasn’t Skills Hak a Griefer for using CDS to illegally spy and datamine residents? Isn’t he also the one with Ph0x, Fractured, JCool & All of Emerald who got Woodbury removed because they posted their datamine info public? If I am not mistaking which I am sure I not the only reason Skills Hak is still here is because he generates a large income for Linden Lab. But they know, and are aware of all his TOS Violations.

    Also If I am considered a griefer Simply because I did not agree with these guys ways, or because I Hate Copybotters who rip innocent creators not including those who violate the TOS with CDS systems, or because I use custom third party viewers, then so be it.

  17. hobo kelly

    Oct 20th, 2010

    Wellsum, that thar wee bit of hot air that puffed up that thar Second Life fer the last 4 months is gone again now, so I reckon that means that thar Second Life is gonna really drop like a rock now I reckon…

  18. A Furry

    Oct 20th, 2010

    @ hobo kelly.


  19. marilyn murphy

    Oct 20th, 2010

    i wanna be CEO!

    i swear i would be very good at it. i can cooly ignore any problems. i can take no action to fix things. i can fire anyone who might have a better idea with aplomb. i can announce “new improvements” to hide my incompetence as good as anybody. pick me! pick me!

  20. Glenn Beck

    Oct 21st, 2010

    You know who else stepped down from being president?



    There’s plenty of Mr. Pibb and Dr. Thunders, but only one Dr. Pepper. Also one Capitan Morgan, and all 3 have a date tonight.

  21. Gundel Gaukelei

    Oct 21st, 2010

    SL is in a better place now? Sincere condolences!

  22. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Oct 21st, 2010

    tbh, I’d do what every CEO does during a company death spiral.

    make sure I have a hidden clause that ensures I get paid big bucks as it spirals to the ground.

    namely because it’s a company that deserves to get fucked in that manner.

  23. Gaara Sandalwood

    Oct 21st, 2010

    So basically nothing interesting. Wow, I don’t think I’m gonna have much to return to in a couple of days, so….I’m just gonna stick with RL. That seems to be working well for me atm.

  24. A Furry

    Oct 21st, 2010

    There must be some way to save Second Life,it has a furry community,I’ve been to Inworldz and such and they don’t have the Aventity Avatar.

  25. theEnix

    Oct 21st, 2010

    1.”A historic multi-cultural phenonmenon this day dies.”
    2.”Second Life – Unrestrained home to goon-troupes internet-wide: ‘…hide your children, hide your wife…’. ”

    (With a hat-off in solemn rememberance to the metaverse of diversity which ‘Second Life’ once was.)

    Since the origin of SL (Second Life), this downward spiral into oblivion has been ever present and persistent in its aggressive journey to fruition.

    The phrase “The internet is serious business.” is the embodiement of the ideological purpose behind the majority of SLs most influential and abundant denizens which continue to pursue its demise.

    This was inevitable. Despite the fervor and creativity of those few true artisans which once populated the filth ridden nooks and crannies of SLs servers, humanity has succeeded in proving, once again, its time tested ability to relentlessly destroy, maime, and pervert any semblance of good will or unbiased source of happiness.


  26. Yep

    Oct 21st, 2010

    “There must be some way to save Second Life,it has a furry community,I’ve been to Inworldz and such and they don’t have the Aventity Avatar.”

    Yet. There are free furry avatars in the free area and some of the mentors are furries. So the furries are propigating. LOL.


  27. At0m0 Beerbaum

    Oct 22nd, 2010

    @ A furry

    the reaction I was going to expect from the furry community.

    but I suspect you’re a troll, that or you’re really just a dumb furry.

    Spoilers: Sl is a bubble, it peaked 4 years ago, and has been on a death spiral since. It was pure luck that it peaked at all, given the corruption and bullshit that happened prior to 2006.

    Amazing it’s lasted this long.

  28. Oh noes

    Oct 22nd, 2010

    Everyone start buying your copies of WoW before they raise the price.

  29. Kinoko

    Oct 22nd, 2010

    One question, Guess what time it is???

    Its Time for another Thieves MotherLoad.

    Anyone have any Idea if there is going to be another mass Thieves Motherload at this years burning man?

  30. Sweetpea Adored

    Oct 22nd, 2010

    @Judge Joker

    So mr mighty mouth how do we stop that sort of thing can we all share the knowledge or are you just going to stand there stiffy in hand with a smile on your face?

  31. Sweetpea Adored

    Oct 22nd, 2010

    no you are a greifer simply because you are all mouth and pants and no action
    Whats the point of even bothering? we all know skills hak and her buddies are criminals they purposely got peoples IP address and username through emerald so they could see who they hated and ban them off sims, a fact that seems to have escaped the attention of people like you is this, WTF is linden labs doing letting some pathetic nobody, like Skills crap, remain in sl selling some greifer tool that has nothing to do with copybotting and everything to do with nosey twats like you wanting to know whos alt is who? Skills hak and fractured crystal should be facing a jury right now rather than selling alt disclosure devices and if I had my way thats exactly what me and the other secret FBI agents in sl would be doing is investigating twats like those two steaming shits

  32. General Drama

    Oct 23rd, 2010

    LOL, “secret FBI agents in sl”. You so funny. The FBI doesn’t give two shits about what happens in SL unless it leads to someone getting killed or kidnapped or raped in RL (e-raep doesn’t count). It doesn’t matter that laws were broken, they’re way too busy spying on all the would-be jihadis and wanna be Osamas and RL paedophreaks (furrys included). If you feel you’ve been victimized by criminal acts in SL, the first place you should be going is your local police department. Once they get done laughing at you, if they are a particularly overstaffed and non-busy police department, they may see your case as a convenient reason to expand their remit. Especially if they have a fat computer budget to justify to voters.

  33. A Furry

    Oct 23rd, 2010


    I know in many Islamic countries,thieves get their hands cut off.

  34. pefton

    Oct 23rd, 2010

    @kinoko hey little copybot twat, aka “jayd3n” aka “GothGirl Demonia” etc.. It is truly amazing you are still butthurt because people are not OK with your so called “anti copybot” hobby in a furry video game. You got busted and banned so how about you just shut the fuck up for a while instead of posting your whiney faggotry everywhere? thank you very much.

  35. had enough

    Oct 23rd, 2010

    @ General Drama

    “LOL, “secret FBI agents in sl”. You so funny. The FBI doesn’t give two shits about what happens in SL unless it leads to someone getting killed or kidnapped or raped in RL (e-raep doesn’t count). ”

    Actually the FBI has been in SL on several occasions looking for underage kids getting involved with content that they shouldn’t be involved with. Most sweeps are conducted during the summer months when kids are at home on summer break and their parents are at work
    . You can be assured that once the teens are allowed in Second Life, that the FBI’s presence will be increased.

    Does anyone recall the TOS update back in 2008 that had you acknowledge that people in Second Life could be under the age of 18 and that Linden Labs was powerless to keep them out?
    Right Linden Labs got bit on the ass over an underage incident and along came Zindra.

    I swear you guys act like a group of dumbass kids, Linden Labs created Zindra to protect both their asses and yours.
    And still they complain

  36. Kinoko

    Oct 23rd, 2010

    Could this be why Philip Linden is stepping down again?

    Also my Real Goal is to make Linden Lab loose money, Educate people not to even use their service, or play their game, thats why I constantly post stuff about the theft, cheaters,LL Fraud, and Privacy Violation all over the internet because it gets listed on all the search engines, and new people searching for Second Life will see this and be like Screw this.

  37. IntLibber Brautigan

    Oct 26th, 2010

    I can tell “had enough” that the FBI, for a fact, as General Drama says, “doesn’t give two shits about SL”. They told me so themselves. Unless there are people getting killed or RL terrorist plots being conspired here, they really don’t give two shits and have a lot more important crap to deal with, to paraphrase the cybercrimes special agent I spoke to.

    Zindra, in fact, was created in 2009 by Phillip based on a proposal I pitched to him at SLCC in Chicago in 2007, as the first step to merge the teen grid into SL. In my discussions with the lab at the time, at no time was any issues with the FBI mentioned.

    The main legal problem that LL had wrt minors in 2007 was actually with the German government based on a sensationalist fake expose by Der Spiegel that claimed that there were hundreds of pedophiles in SL that the German government had arrested, when in fact, there are zero documented cases of any prosecutions of German pedophiles based on their activities in SL to this day. The German government was rather concerned with the issue based on the sensationalism and LL’s PR people were in a tizzy to hire someone who could nip that problem in the bud.

  38. Tux

    Oct 26th, 2010

    Also, I am pretty sure if the FBI or any policing type authority would not use groups like SL FBI or SL Police.

    If they was interested they would most likely join sick pervy groups IMO.

  39. IntLibber Brautigan

    Oct 27th, 2010

    So, Kinoko, you are blatantly admitting that you are intentionally defaming LL based on no facts in order to damage them and their shareholders financially. You have just passed the “malciousness” test that most libel suits fail on. The only thing saving you from a defamation / libel lawsuit right now is that LL probably figures you are so poor that you are judgement proof. Smart move.

  40. Gundel Gaukelei

    Oct 27th, 2010


    Let me guess: facepalm is your middle name?

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