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Original sayings from the founder of Elf Clan... for what it's worth


True  freedom  is  not without limits, for that which is ungoverned inevitably  infringes  on  the  freedom  of others.


Unreasoning prejudice is not the sole property of any race; it is focusing on skin color in the first place.


No matter what nation you do laundry for, it always comes out dirty.


Questioning the claims of others, no matter who they are, should be a built-in self-defense mechanism for our minds. Think about what you believe. Question your deepest convictions. Doing so regularly will serve as a protection against both naivety and gullibility.


The Internet is at the same time the greatest informational tool ever created… and the greatest weapon.


If you focus on beauty that is all you shall see... and miss all else that is good.


I think in the ultimate scheme of things almost everything is a "waste of time".  The difference is in how well it is wasted.


The haughty one denies what is real because he cannot explain it.  He twists creation to his desire and invents his own truth.


What one chooses to believe or disbelieve will change neither reality or consequence.


No stone is larger than the pebble in your shoe.


Have you noticed nature does not require dusting, vacuuming, nor the lawn mowed?


Never play a flute near a grizzly bear.  It's not that the bear hates flute music; it's that you're near a grizzly bear.


Personal belief does not alter reality.  People defy gravity regularly, but eventually that plane is coming down.


If necessity is the mother of invention, cash-strapped is the father of ingenuity.


Policy should be directed by common sense. If you leave a cookie on the table when a dwagon is nearby, it ceases being your cookie.


This is the way it is, the way it's always been and the way it has to be, are great deterrents to progress.  Such does not promote growth and improvement.  Heavy-conformists build solid foundations; they are seldom architects of the future.


Hatred never begets tolerance. Labeling someone a homophobe is just another form of bigotry.


Abhoring censorship does not excuse abandoning all common sense.  Moderation is what separates society from degraded anarchy.


If everyone on earth has a twin somewhere... is it identical or fraternal?


Don't worry about the money. Put your customers first, make them happy, and the money will follow.


When recorded music replaced family musicians, society lost a bit of its humanity.

Never put visionaries in charge of a company. Let them come up with the ideas. Never put techs in charge of a company. Let them accomplish the ideas. Put a businessman in charge of business... and put the  customer in charge of the  businessman.

Once you remove greed and ego as factors, what remains is progress.

There is nothing more irritating than a person who doesn't know what he's talking about-- except of course a person who does.

Avoid letting things in life upset you. It's useless to curse at a rock. The rock doesn't care and it's not gonna move.

It's the little things that count. The difference between functional and non-functional code is one byte.


Most people don't like hearing truth. It causes stress and often results in the requirement to do something.

There are always consequences for actions. Sometimes they are slow in coming... but they do eventually come. The methods of consequence are not as gentle as our own.  The lessons of consequence are not so kind as self-moderation.

Many people believe that a profitable business is a successful business. I say it's how you earn the profit that makes you successful. Criminals may be profitable; only the lowest of people would consider them successful.


Some people claim that Jesus Christ and Muhatma Ghandi died as financially poor, misguided fools.  Consider: people die, both rich and poor. I seriously doubt today's richest men will be remembered 2,000 years from now, or that millions of people will still follow their every word.

No matter how fancy the decor in your restaurant... it's the food that will keep people coming back.


There is a vast difference between pursuing technology for solar and wind energy... and creating highly radioactive nuclear furnaces. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.

Humankind is the only creature on earth that is endangering the planet itself. Intelligence would seem the seed of stupidity.


THANKSGIVING:  A holiday where people celebrate our forefathers coming to a new world... where they slaughtered the inhabitants, stole their land, destroyed the buffalo herds and became the continent's greatest predator. Of course that was over 200 years ago. We'd never do that today. Today we prefer to bomb oil-rich countries, punch huge holes in the ozone layer, raid the Social Security fund into near bankruptcy, dump mercury into the oceans and ravage the Amazon rain forests. Thus we can be grateful and give thanks that we haven't yet nuked ourselves off the planet.


Naivety is a wonderful and peaceful thing... until someone removes it from us.


Change is an eternal constant.  Adapt or suffer the consequences of failure to do so.


Those who read books are in truth voyeurs, content to spend a part of their lives examining the thoughts of others, learning without the benefit of personal experience.  However at times such is justified by the presence of chocolate, a fireplace and good brandy.


If the legal system were based on justice and common-sense, people wouldn't have to go to law school to learn how to use it.


Rare is the leader who dies peacefully and without significant regret.


Regarding the conept of High Elven

If we are superior, it is by natural existence and longevity. If we seem arrogant, it is due to knowledge and wisdom, not pride. If we are aloof it is not by our desire, but due to the objectionable habits of those from whom we remain apart. The High Elven are an ancient race. If others are viewed as children in comparison... this is understandable.



Wayfinder's Notes on Virtual Reality


Virtual worlds seem to have virtual success.


The way people act in virtual reality where no one knows who they really are, is likely who they really are.


I do not support real life pimps or pedophiles; I will not tolerate virtual ones.


No company is bulletproof, nor magically immune to the danger of competition. That competition isn't just coming... it's already here. And it's already costing Linden Lab millions of dollars a month. Right here. Right now. And it hasn't even got up a head of steam yet.


The last time I checked, World of Warcraft had 11.5 million customers... each paying $15 a month to play the game. Quick math: 11.5 million x $15 = $172.5 million per month. Linden Lab: appx $5 million per month.  $5 million isn't chump change, but it's not WoW.

If someone came to you in RL and offered you a car that was rust eaten, clunky and with no guarantees for $1000 down and $295 a month... would you buy it?   Make wise investments.


I've done business with companies that would fall all over themselves to retain a $50 a year subscriber. Linden Lab doesn't care about customers who spend thousands a month.  What does that say about the company?

Favorite quotes from other folks:

"Some people are so open-minded their brains fall out."
-- Rick Warren

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
-- Thomas Jefferson.

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
-- author debated

"The way things are going in fashion, there will soon be nothing left for prostitutes to wear."
-- Bill Maher

"The ignorant man simply doesn't know. There is no shame in that; we are all ignorant in areas. The stupid man knows, but ignores. There is no excuse for that."
-- my father

"I can afford to buy the biggest steak I can eat. How much more does a man need?"
-- Richard (an old friend)

"You want to be profitable in the restaurant business? Charge customers a reasonable amount, and give them more food than they can eat."
-- Robert (another friend)


"When you choose to seek revenge, dig two graves."

-- ancient Chinese proverb

"When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask: Compared to what?"
-- Sydney Harris

"Always deal honestly with others, then you won't have to worry about lies coming back to haunt you."
-- my father

"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
-- Oscar Wilde

"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
-- author withheld

"I like cats. I just can't eat a whole one by myself."
-- Author wisely unknown

"Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?"
-- Anonymous


"We should always respect our elders.  I don't have to respect anyone."

--accredited to George Burns


"Death makes life simpler on so many levels."
-- Eli, a friend of mine making a satirical comment on the human condition


"Bad behavior gets noticed far more than good behavior, because it triggers parts of the brain responsible for threat assessment."

--Zauber Paracelsus


"Forgiveness cannot change the past... but it can change your future."

-- wise addage


""For math students easily confused by the holidays, remember that 31 Oct = 25 Dec."
-- author unknown

(Explanation for non-math folks:  octal 31 is the same number as decimal 25.)


"Money makes the world go round, but the Earth turns regardless of cash flow."

-Zauber Paracelsus


"Whatever a man is sowing, this he shall also reap."

-- Jesus



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