My dearest Second Life Friends
In case you were not aware of it, please never ever uninstal any version of the Second Life Viewer you have on your computer.
I am currently using Phoenix, I have Firestorm pre Alpha downloaded – Imprudence as a backup and V2 somewhere (I can’t find it at the moment but anyway…). I decided therefore that my needs were well and truly catered for and uninstalled the Second Life browsers I had hanging around – a beta, a release candidate etc – all old browsers.
Guess what it did? (Are you ahead of me here?)
It uninstalled all of my IM and Chat logs 😦
I raged, I checked my recycle bin, I stormed, I restored my computer to yesterday, I cried, I checked the Second Life Jira to find that Second Life is the only piece of shitty software in the WORLD that uninstals your user data without even asking you.
If you uninstal MSN, it doesn’t delete your conversation logs – no program does. It’s a travesty. It’s a liberty. It’s a massive oversight.
We embrace Second Life as our actual Second Life. The conversations I have with my friends are precious to me and if I could turn on conversation logging in my First Life I would surely do so. The ability to go back and re-read conversations I’ve had makes me happy, I can relive memories moment by moment instead of relying on my sometimes dicky memory.
Yeah I’m sure that makes me sound a sad sap but, it’s the truth.
Now they’re gone… I’m running some free file recovery software but I don’t know if it will help at all. If you are a friend of mine and you feel the same about IM logs, maybe you’d like to a) back yours up for yourself and b) take your IM log with me and make a copy and email it to me? (see comment below)
That’d be really kind. Thank you for reading my rant. Bring back the sunshine! xox