Environment Project is progressing and nearing completion. Thursday Feb 14,
2019 Rider Linden updated us on where they were in development. (Ref) He is expecting the project to move
to RC status very soon™. It is now
available to test in its ‘project status’ in the Blue Steel and Le Tigre
channels of the main Second Life™ grid. So, it may be time to start playing
with the feature.
Also, with this feature comes a new item, EEP-Windlight
settings, that can be sold on the market place and traded among users. If you
have a talent for making sunsets, this may be your niche.
You can get a copy of the Enhanced Environment Project viewer in the Second Life™ Alternate
Viewers. As I write we are on version 126.96.36.1994123 of this project viewer. It installs in its
own directory. So, it won’t break or affect any of your other installed
viewers. Updates to this viewer are mandatory. Meaning when a new version of
the Project or RC viewer is released you have to install the update to continue
NOTICE: If you click SLURLs to open your viewer and login into the SLURL’s region, installing any viewer will change which viewer Windows uses. Windows uses the last viewer installed. There are tools and tutorials that will help you tell Windows which viewer you prefer for those clicks. See SLURL Proxy.
The planned roll out to the main channel (leaving us running #19.01.25.523656) was canceled due to a bug in the logging. So, no restart to the main channel. Main channel regions got a restart last week.
The Deploy notice was posted Monday and revised Tuesday. So, if you are confused, it is because of late breaking changes.
Blue Steel and Le Tigre will update to #19.02.08.524296. This includes the EEP feature, which is to being installed in more regions fo broader testing.
Russia – By April
1 of this year the Russian government plans to have taken full control of the
Internet within Russia and to test that control by disconnecting the Russian
Internet from the rest of the world. There is no announced date for the
disconnect. It is a test and the connection will be restored. But, for a time
Russians will be isolated. (Ref BBC)
WARNING – You are going to have to do some thinking…
The New Green Deal (H-Res 109 – Feb 7, 2019) is the lifesaving plan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), US Representative – Democrat. She cares about the planet, is tots smart, and has a plan. Obviously with something this important you have to read her words. Trusting Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives Majority Leader – Democrat or Mitchell McConnell Jr, Senate Majority Leader – Republican probably isn’t wise and listening to both might be confusing. So, you can find copies of the document in Various places.
On the Democrat
supporting websites (NPR etc.) there were FAQ’s. Those have mostly been taken
down. There are places where you can still find them. They are disappearing. You,
however, can find commentaries that explain advantages and disadvantages of the
‘deal’. You can make assumptions about why those supporting the ‘deal’ would be
taking down their FAQ’s.
The third-party Dev UG meeting was short and griefed. The
video is here. Pantera
Północy, the videographer, edited most of the griefing out. Annoying.
The main channel got an update, #19.01.25.523656. Has logging to gather baseline
information on simulator performance in various areas of interest and additional
internal logging. So, they are now getting data from the majority of the grid.
What To Wear
If you drive, fly, or sail now would be a good week to be active. Of course, Tuesday afternoon is a good day to drive, fly, or sail as the most regions have just been restarted.
Those of us taking snapshots in Second Life™ run into the
problem of getting the avatar in the position we want. I think I’m up on the
posing tricks for Second Life. But obviously the poser I’ll talk about below shows
I’m not totally up.
Bryce Sun made this image. I think it is just awesome. And
in the description Bryce explained how the pose was done. Oh… there is a Fate
Hand Poser HUD. I didn’t know… or forgot if I ever did. This HUD came
out about the time Bento did, 2016. It is now in version 2.5 (L$695). The video
I show here is made using version 1.0.
In a way this is a bit like the poser in the Black Dragon
Viewer. The difference is the graphical interface. Black Dragon has a poser
that is great fun. The problem is if you haven’t been animating in Second Life
you don’t know which bone name does what. It isn’t hard to figure out by
guessing from the names, but you still have to figure some of it out.
The idea of green renewable energy as currently pushed by proponents is failing. The mainstream media runs an echo chamber that is like a church. One only hears the good Word and fire and brimstone for those that ignore it. But, dig into the numbers and real costs, look at those going with wind and solar, think Australia and their blackouts, and the scale of what is needed. It is not going to work.
2017 – In a parking lot…
Fusion power offers the true attainable green dream. Burn hydrogen, as the sun does, get helium. A gram of hydrogen is the equivalent of 10 tons of coal. Fusion is constant. No batteries needed. No down time on no wind days. Fusion can happen at night too, solar’s problem.
There is no Deploys thread this week. From the
Server-Scripting UG we hear,
[12:05] Simon Linden: For server news, there wasn’t an update to the main channel today but tomorrow will see 3 different RCs [12:06] Simon Linden: We’ll have a new maintenance update in one channel [12:06] Simon Linden: Another that only has internal changes [12:07] Simon Linden: and _maybe_ an update for the EEP servers, but Rider is going after a bug that’s blocking that from moving forward [12:07] Joe Magarac (animats): The “time is stuck” bug? [12:07] Simon Linden: exactly Joe [12:07] Simon Linden: yeah that one is a show-stopper …. and he’s working on it right nowServer-Scripting Meeting
So, no roll to the main channels and 3 updates likely coming to the RC channels Wednesday.
Scheduled – We will be conducting scheduled
maintenance on our inventory system on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00 AM until
7:00 AM PST. During this time, some residents may experience difficulty rezzing items.