The recent past: I decided to log into Second Life, as it's been a while and I had a few in-world matters to attend to. So I downloaded the latest client, installed it and started wandering around. Then some problems began. My avatar was immobile and I eventually got kicked off. Another attempt, same problem. The third try presented me with this:
I was able to move slightly as if I was an eyeball hovering millimetres off the ground. Eventually, this:
So I left it for a while and logged in again to some limited success. I attempted to teleport to a friend's gallery space and was promptly turned into a tiny cloud.
And happy birthday, Kerryn!