Belay that spoutin’, ye scurvy dogs! The good ship Second Life be furlin’ her sails and pullin’ in to drydock for some tidyin’. She’ll be ship shape again soon and ready to sail the seven seas. Don’t think we Lindens will be gettin’ any aRrr and aRrr, either! Aye, we’d rather be downin’ some grog, but one false step and we’ll all sink down to visit Davy Jones, n’er again to feel the wind across our billowing sails.
So heave to, laddies! Keep your noggins close and sing ano’er round ‘o Fifteen Men while ye be waitin’. We’ll meet ya topside once we’re ready to hit the seas – a’fore the clock be strikin’ 10 round the Golden Gate, if ol’ Neptune be kind to oh such as the likes of us.
(What the…? At Linden Lab we take International Talk Like A Pirate Day very seriously. But not as seriously as we take Second Life. If your pirate translation skills are rusty: as mentioned here and here we are entering a scheduled outage window for hardware maintenance on Second Life systems at 6am Pacific. We expect to be up by 10am Pacific, and will post updates if anything changes. Unfortunately, the maintenance work affects our public Beta systems as well.)
[UPDATE @9:15am] – Arr, we be ahead ‘o schedule. The sun’s arisen over the Barbary Coast here in the western bay port city, and we be done with our toolin’ on the ship. We’re makin’ sure she rides steady in the waters afore we lower the gangplank.
[UPDATE @9:50am] – Belay that last utterin’. Seems a bit o the islands be under a hurricane and not yet reachable. We be seein’ if we’re ready to set sail and hope for calmer seas ahead. (Translation: some lingering power work has left about 5% of regions offline. We’re doing final tests on the central services, and then will probably open up and work on bringing those regions back online.)
[UPDATE @10:05am] – Prepare to welcome boarders! We’re open! NOTE: many regions still offline, but most of Second Life is available.