So, things aren't so bad after all in Craft. The total loss predicted this morning has turned out to be only a partial loss. Most rezzed items and most sims are fine, although one owner came inworld to find half his sim pure white - weird huh. The main loss is to people who joined after December 23rd. Their accounts have been wiped, at least so it seems. Maybe even they will beat the jinx somehow.
Of course, you'll say it's not a jinx, it's a salutary lesson in grid-building - the first article of faith is BACK UP YOUR WORK. But at the Hypergrid Adventurer's club today, it's interesting how many sim and grid owners confessed that they really haven't backed up their OARs and IARs as much as they should. Pathfinder also keeps his stash of belgian beer way too close to the camp fire. What does OAR stand for, anyway.
Pathfinder's blog. He has a Google group also that shares tips and tricks about hypergridding in general; look for it. Hyper hero Jeff Kelley showed off his manly attibutes, by picking up the taxi, seen here on a mountain in Reaction Grid, and we were all impressed, even more impressed by the taxi mechanism. You click on the sign on the top, and it says 'Taxi' and then after 10 second you are tp'd to your destination. I believe Path made tha actual car - I took a copy, don't ask me what I'm going to do with it in Jokaydia. Hypernauts are really fun and funny people, you should join HGAC, they do cool stuff.
Back in Craft, whew my chess clock and bike, which I wasted the whole week making, are not gone and everything else in my skybox on Cassiopea is still there.
The really nice bit, there was none of that bitter carping you get in Second Life, with horror stories about Jiras and tickets and I don't know what. It was a mistake, we are all in this together, and took great pleasure in each other's relief at finding most stuff still standing. Licu and Tao have created something special, a truly Friendly Grid.