Saint Torley’s Day

Torley Linden, rightly one of the most popular Linden Lab employees, famous for his infectious good-humour, his love of watermelons and talent for music, is to be the focus of the 4th resident-run Saint Torley’s Day, organised by the First Church of Rosedale and the Four Kittens of the Apocalypse.

The many faces of Torley Linden

The event will take place this Sunday, the 18th September, 2011, commencing at 12:00 SLT. Celebrations will comprise:

  • 12:00-14:00: a party featuring Second Life artist Kaklick Martin and Torley’s own compositions, hosted by Alchemy Epstein and Nakira Tennen; to be held at the Four Kittens of the Apocalypse, Penning
  • 14:00: a “special service” at the Rheta Shan Memorial Chapel of the First Church of Rosedale, Rhianna, wherein Torley’s story will be recounted (participants will need to be adult-verified or have payment information on file).

The press release announcing the event reads in part:

“Torley Linden has written innumerable posts on the company’s official blog and created hundreds of video tutorials. He listens and responds to residents, holding weekly office hours and keeping tabs on Second Life content all over the Web, including blogs, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube. His Saint Day is the Sunday closest to his “rezday” (the day he first entered Second Life), September 15; 2011 will mark the end of his seventh year ‘in-world.'”

The event is intended to be a warm celebration of Torley’s work as Resident Enlightenment Manager, as such those attending the party are encouraged to “wear the most pleasingly garish shades of neon pink and green they can find”, and expect the “‘melon-go-round’, the grid’s most heavily armed watermelon piñata, and more surprises”.

So get your shades, grab a watermelon and join the festivities!

Watermelon Wine by Torley Linden

For further information, contact Samantha Poindexter in-world.

The organisers stress this event is not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Lab.

Kirsten’s Viewer: possible way forward?

Many of us reported last week that development on Kirsten’s Viewer had been suspended due to Dawny being ill. As a consequence of her illness, Kirstenlee has had to seek full-time employment as well as needing more time to care for her.

Today, Hamlet Au published an interesting piece on the fact that if the (approx. 8,500) users of Kirsten’s Viewer were to each donate $6.00, then work could continue on the Viewer for an entire year. That’s not $6 a month – it’s $6.00 per person in total, or 50c a month.

Let me be clear here – as Hamlet is – this is neither Dawny nor Kirstenlee asking for money – this is a suggestion coming from Hamlet following-on from a conversation he had with Dawny. It’s not entirely clear what Kirstenlee’s views are – although I’d be surprised if they were any different to Dawny’s; the Viewer has been a major part of their lives for a long time now, and they have both put heart and soul into it, together with the rest of the team.

Hamlet isn’t suggesting people start donating right away – but rather they use the Kirsten’s Viewer site to register moral support – with dollars possibly coming later, once details have been worked out, and potential options looked at.