Mommy, What do you do at your job?

playing the slidersMy job gets more interesting every day. Yesterday, my coworker explained that some people were unhappy with their default avatars. It seems that the, um, sigh, um, the proportions were NOT to their taste. The female proportions. Sigh. Well, my coworker is male. HE thought the avatars looked fine. Maybe I could help out with this issue, help them come up with a more acceptable shape. /me blinks rapidly. /me looks about the world. Okay, yeah, not too many of us girl types here. Sigh. So I stood up, went into Edit Appearance. I slid the sliders and called out numbers. *grin* I suggested a low number that I thought would still denote female avatar but would be, ahem, discreet.

Next, the same male coworker needed help debugging an error. Apparently he found a sequence of steps for wearing inventory (that is, clothing) that actually removed all your clothing instead of leaving you clothed. Ahem. He wanted someone else to test the process. /me looks at him. Well, he says. It only happened on my FEMALE avatar, not on my male av. /me rolls eyes. Uh huh. Sigh. This is actually what I do in the other half of my work life: run through test cases looking for solutions or confirming bugs. Bigger sigh. So yeah, I’ll test this process. But I’m testing it ALONE. Underwater. Thank you very much.

Sing around the ScrumfireToday things got even more unusual. My team leader was OBVIOUSLY in good humor and started the morning meeting with: Ahuva, I decided that we need a daily song to start our scrum. YOU need to come up with a scrum song for us. (The perks of being the junior member on the team *grin*) Oh really??? /me narrows eyes and thinks: you have NO idea of what you just unleashed. Bwaaaahahhahhah!!!!! C’mon – a song by tomorrow morning’s scrum? Piece of cake. But I let all of my friends in on it. I posted to Plurk and emailed and IM’d. *grin* Nearly everyone loves a challenge. So – you can play too! The rules are simple: Should be to a tune that nearly everybody knows. Should be clean (no swearing, no sex, no whatever – PG rating, thank you). Post ’em on up here as comments. By the way – this songster is for ALL scrums – not just virtual world scrums. *grin*

In the meantime…. for your singing pleasure……. the current inventory of Official Scrum Songs:

Sung to the tune of “Row, row, row your boat”: credits: Ahuva and family

Build, script, shape the sims
A world by you and me!
Rezzed-In Site 2009
The virtual place to be!

Sung to the tune of “I’ve been working on the railroad”: credit: Honour McMillan

We’ve been working on a new world
All the live long day
We’ve been working on a new world
So that folks will come and stay

Can’t you hear the users calling
We don’t do it for the cash
Can’t you hear the bosses shouting
Server don’t you crash!

Server don’t you crash
Server don’t you crash
Server please be good today, today!
Server don’t you crash
Server don’t you crash
We have work to do today!

Someone’s writing script that’s lag free
Someone’s building prims that flex
Someone’s sculpting art that rotates
And no there won’t be any sex!

Singin’ fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o-o-o-o
Fee, fie, fiddly-i-o
And no there won’t be any sex!

Sung to the tune of “The Work Song” from Snow White and the 7 Dwarves: credit: my coworker Melissa

hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to scrum we go,
where life is grand,reality planned,
hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho

Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, twinkle little star: credit: Dale Innis

Twinkle twinkle little bugs,
we will squash you to the rug.

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “Mommy, What do you do at your job?”

  1. Twinkle twinkle SL scrum
    Let’s discuss the work we’ve done
    Deep inside the virtual realm
    Let’s go Ahuva take the helm
    Twinkle twinkle SL scrum
    Look at how far we have come

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