| Torley Linden, and I amplify your awesome.
I started my Second Life as a customer/user/Resident (affectionately abbreviated as "Resi") in 2004 before working for Linden Lab, and I've contributed to a variety of teams and departments. Over the years, I've seen and done a lot here. But throughout it all, the connecting thread has always been inspiring you to get the most out of Second Life. As I like to say, user-created content isn't just the stuff you make — it's how you feel if we've done our job right. And now I'm working on other products at LL, too.
All pronouns apply to me. Especially "we". Rumor has it I'm an AI. That carries a 99.44% probability of being correct.
This page is somewhat outdated, but you can see recent places I've explored in Second Life. I can't always reply to messages amidst my work but I am fairly active on Plurk.
Stuff I've done, in somewhat arbitrary order:
- As Senior Multimedia Producer, beyond Second Life as we expand into other shared creative spaces, filmed and edited various video trailers and tutorials for all of our products including: Patterns, Creatorverse, Dio, Versu, Blocksworld, and Desura. One of my other lives contributed music. ;)
- Composing new music for Blocksworld, which you can hear in the Blocksworld trailers I did.
- With team help, made all Second Life 2013 and 2014 feature highlight videos including our expansion into virtual reality with Oculus Rift Support.
- Also been teaming up with Cox Linden for the Patterns gameplay update vids.
- As Resident Enlightenment Manager, made hundreds of Second Life video tutorials & promos which've gotten millions of views. Finished a new series of QuickTips. Did this trailer (yes, that is all actual inworld footage). Visit our YouTube channel and subscribe!
- Made guides on making movies, taking snapshots, etc. which have helped thousands of Residents (many of which personally told me... thank you!).
- Pioneered inworld photography techniques.
- Various artwork and design for official SL branding stuff, including login screens and Marketplace banner art. It's hard to stay away from neon watermelon colors. I try.
- Added lots of photogenic places to the Destination Guide.
- Trivia: I've popularized usage of ways to do things in Second Life, like inventory-sorting and machinima-filming. I've also popularized numerous Second Life terms, including "Resi", "flexiprim", and "facelight". (But not "landbot". :p)
- These are some of my free textures, also available at Torley island in Second Life. (If you're looking for a groovy texture creation tool, I'd totally recommend Filter Forge.)
- Frequently posted on numerous generations of our forums to answer questions and debunk myths.
- Contributed a lot to the Official Second Life Blogs, with 250+ posts made. Lots of Tips & Tricks!
- Was a highly active prime architect and lead contributor on this Wiki, with 5+ million views on pages I've started or substantially edited. I can still help when needed, but my focus has changed over time. You can see every edit I've made here.
- Was on the Documentation Team. I've also been on various incarnations of community-facing teams and I've worked on product management/development, quality assurance, user interface design, and so on. (I've never formally worked in marketing, but some Resis erroneously call me "Linden Lab PR". I'm just around a lot.)
- Wrote a lot of SL Viewer Help's previous generations.
- In 2009, I mined our info-pages for Message of The Day tips & promo links.
- Have been known to wax philosophical and positively motivate others. Emphasizing how Second Life can improve your First Life is definitely a fave topic.
- Share share share... my favorite things to do in SL.
Visit my Second Life home at Torley cyberpunk island!
^ Old archives.