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Second Life's Region Growth Stalled - among other shitshows to hit the fan

"Well, this is awkward." - Strawberry Linden, probably
Preaching to the choir, Strawberry.
If you haven't already heard, Linden Lab issued a advisory that they have exhausted all available simulators for deployment as of May 14th, 2020. This is due to a overwhelming demand for private regions that has skyrocketed in recent months as the Coronavirus pandemic has caused what I can only call a Phoenix's rebirth when it comes to Second Life, as residents new and old return to the grid enmasse.
Suffice it to say, Second Life hasn't been faring too well infrastructure-wise in recent months - as the Marketplace has constantly seen intermittent downtime due to being, quite literally - thrashed by heavy traffic, combine this with in-world travel (conventional) being hit or miss, and the influx of new users flocking to Agni for a escape from the world on fire outside our very windows - and we have reached a real shitshow moment.

This proves that these are interesting times for …

Regarding Black Dragon on WINE

One last thing for today. I haven't forgotten about Black Dragon. It's just that recent events have had my concerns and interests elsewhere, not to mention that Lutris' installer script is as coherent as me trying to program PASCAL using a piece of paper and a conventional pen - in space.

All in all, I'll get around to it before my SL Birthday, hopefully. And if not, like I said, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to set it up. All you need is the latest version of Wine Staging and you're good to go.

of Nazis, Political Opinion and Banhammers - A recent enlightenment regarding the Squire's Gate Shitshow of 2016 (or was it 2017?)

"Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it."
- Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom
It's often said that Second Life is abound in scandals, mysteries and stories to be told. Ranging from ones about the arbiters of our virtual fates that reside on Battery Street, such as the time when, if I recall right, some of Linden Lab's employees were accused of embezzlement by the FBI, to the ones about those sharks in our community who sow discord in the name of their own profits, such as with the Ginko Financial scandal of the mid to late 2000s.
Recently, I was made aware that of all people.. I was blocked by one of the members of the SL Aviation community. Now, this wouldn't be discussed here were it not for also finding out why such a thing happened in the first place. I hadn't caused issues for anyone in SL as far as I know outside of a select few people who started shit. Given it was the SL Aviation communit…