My friend Jeska Kittenbrink has a lovely post on the joy of fine whiskey on her new, aptly-named blog Geeks with Drinks, which includes a reminiscing of her time at Linden Lab a few years ago, when she was known to SLers as community manager Jeska Linden. As it turned out, Linden Lab's engineers were hardcore whiskey fans:
"These meet-ups were especially common later in the night, after we’d all stayed late working to fix something [in Second Life] that had gone horribly wrong. I was usually the person blogging about what had gone wrong, so I was there too... We had a lot of favorites over the years and must’ve tried at least 30 or 40 different whiskeys. In 2006 one of our Operations guys even organized a Scotch-tasting event after work to help hone our skills."
The Linden Lab Top 5 (circa 2005-2007) is here, and I gotta say, them Linden engineers back then were into some high end whiskey. But considering it was Second Life's salad days, who could blame them? (And the photo of early Lindens she includes in the post sure makes me nostalgic.) Jeska, by the way, now works with Philip Rosedale at Coffee & Power, Philip's new startup, so I'm hoping we see the C&P top five drinks soon too (hint hint).
Given that they like to literally take their office outside, maybe it's margaritas made with a solar-powered blender.Tweet