Second Life: Do I pop out of this dress?

I am disappointed when I find a dress I like and there is no demo available. My buying habits are simple. If a clothing item costs more than L$50 and has no demo, I won’t buy it. I probably won’t buy any dress or blouse that costs less than L$50. If I violate those limits I find I am disappointed about 9 out of 10 times.

So, what do I do with those demos? Here is a video showing my basic process. Dress makers should consider this process. I use it when I test demos and when I make clothes. I figure stuff I make has to pass these tests. So, stuff I buy should pass them too.

The first dress is tight fitting camisole ‘sheath’ and has a sizable leg slit. It is tight fitting and that makes poke through VERY likely.

The dress works well with the upper body (TM: 0:30). It is possible to peak in and see a nipple. But, one has to work to get a peak. That works for me. I don’t want to be flashing everyone when just standing. But, if he is all that interested… Continue reading

Second Life News 2016 w43


There is no rollout to the main channel this week. The RC channels will get a new package Wednesday (11/26).

If you stumble, make it part of the dance..

If you stumble, make it part of the dance…

The new package has a fix for a bug that came with it when forst released. Plus a couple of bug fixes for the new forced LLSit.

Sunday a database for the ADITI grid went down. That created login problems for those people trying to get into ADITI. It is fixed. People were able to get in Monday (10/24).  Continue reading

Hardware: New Intel SSD’s

Intel is promoting two new Solid State Drives (SSD); Intel® SSD DC P3520 Series (PCIe) and the Intel® SSD DC S3520 Series (SATA). These are enterprise level drives. Put into layman’s English, these puppies are way expensive. US$300 to $3,000. Amazon

Intel DC P3520 SSD

Intel DC P3520 SSD

They do yield 35% more performance per watt. If you are running a server farm that is a big deal. The link above leads to the specs. Read speed: 1700 MB/s, write: 1350 MB/s. My SSD can only move 300 to 400 MB/s. See: Hardware: Disk Performance Compared. These new SSD’s are performing at RAM Drive speeds.

Word is that large data centers are driving the demand for these new fast, large SSD’s. As prices come down the consumer market will use more of these drives.

Will they make your Second Life experience better? Probably. But, RAM drives are currently cheaper and provide similar performance but, less storage space.

Second Life: New Features

Today, about noon, the Lindens posted: What’s Happening Now in Second Life. The list is:

  1. Five new premium sandboxes
  2. Portal Park 2.0
  3. LLSit

A much-needed sandbox is (quoting):

The fifth new region is called: Sandbox Premium Weapons Testing which, as the name suggests, is dedicated to testing your SL munitions! In the past, weapons testing was done in general sandboxes where it was prone to overcrowding, griefing and instability. It was very difficult to get testing done. Now we’ve opened up more space for Premium members to test their combat gear in a less disruptive environment.

Portal Park II Oct 2016

Portal Park II Oct 2016

The other 4 sandboxes are 3 running RC server packages, one running the main package and they are adjacent to each other. These allow quick testing of items in all 4 versions of the server software running in the main grid.

Second Life Portal Park is an in-world Destination Guide.  This is a fun place to wonder around.

LLSit is a new scripting feature I’ve been writing about for the last couple of weeks. It rolled to the main grid last week.


Second Life – Sansar – VR – Hy-Fy – Liberals

Hamlet has an article about an article written by Rowland Manthorpe… respectively named; Gods & Devils: Wired UK’s Rowland Manthorpe on What He Learned by Writing About Sansar, High Fidelity… and Palmer Luckey’s Trump Support and Second Life was just the beginning. Philip Rosedale is back and he’s delving into VR.

La vie en rose

La vie en rose

The Rowland article is worth your time to read. It is interesting in several ways. If you are a post-Rosedale (SL founder) SL’er then you’ll get some idea of Second Life’s history and what Rosedale was doing and hopping to build.  Continue reading

Second Life: Burn2 2016

I have been learning more about making videos. There are the individual ‘things’, tasks… whatever. Then there is the problem of putting them together. First tries tend to be lame… but, this isn’t too bad… well, hopefully it isn’t painful and gives an ideas of what Burn2 is like.

There are various tasks I wanted to figure out. Audio in Premier, Adobe’s video editor, is a new area. There is an amazing range of tools for audio in Premier but, they are well hidden. Plus there are a number of image and video editing tools, less well hidden.  Lots to learn.

Second Life: Project Bento Update 2016 w42

We got a new Bento RC viewer this week. I was using it to video this meeting. In the first part of the meeting Vir Linden updates  us on fixes to the viewer and its remaining problems.


00:00 – The first 40 seconds have no sound because no one was talking. So, I sped up the video and shrunk 3+ minutes down to 40 seconds. Later in the video you’ll see silent parts of the video speed up. Continue reading