Saturday, August 8, 2009

I'm in Yer Profile, Stealin' Yer Pixels

Pretty much anybody in the Second Life trivia community knows Chaddington Boomhauer—I won't presume to give him a complete introduction, but let's just say he's known for a variety of things, including:
  • Being wicked good at trivia, super-smart, and full of Second Life skillz
  • Co-hosting one of the coolest games on the grid at Zoo La La
  • Only using punctuation in extreme circumstances
  • Running around Second Life as a duck
Anyone curious about his duckiness has probably seen his in-world profile…and, until very recently (grr!), been treated to this someone odd image. Now, most people put a picture of, I don't know, themselves in their profile pictures. But not Chadd! That would be to normal. Instead, for months on end the curious would find a picture of what appears to be an abandoned surgical ward. Maybe in a hospital. A hospital from a horror movie.

Chadd's old profile pic

As much as that image may—or may not!—be indicative of Chadd's personality, there has been some minor debate about the origins of that picture. Is it a real place? Something from a movie or cartoon maybe? Perhaps some anime? Or is it a snapshot of a "real" location in Second Life?

Lou standing in Chadd's profile.

Well, I'm here to tell you: it's a real place in Second Life, and I found it.

It's also the only place I've found so far where taking a snapshot completely crashes the Second Life client application. Not just Linden Labs' client software—all the third-party open source alternative viewers I tried too!

You're a wily one, Mr. Duck.


  1. Isn't that the "abortion clinic"?

  2. I spent so much on those pants and someone went to the trouble of doing the transparency for me, so I had to show off the photo :>

  3. Shouldn't this blog be "Iz in ur profill... ...nikkin ur pikzuls" ?

    Just saying is all.

  4. ¡no hablo lolcatz—soy alérgica!.


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