Second Life Profile Cards/Badges

My Community Badge March 2015

My Community Badge March 2015

Also know as: Second Life Community Badges

Four years ago to the day, 3/3/2011, I posted about how to make a Second Life Forum Community Badge. The badges are, of course, shown in the Second Life Forum. See the example image.

The alternative is to show just the avatar profile picture.

At the time there was a problem and four years later it is still here. We probably need to file a new JIRA. Whatever, the problem only appears of you select one of the default ‘profile cards’ to use.  There is no way to unselect using a card after that. You are doomed for life.  Continue reading

Open Source Office Hour 2015 week 10

@ Home, done for now...and blogged about it!

Home, done for now…and blogged about it! by Caitlin ‘Caity’ Tobias, on Flickr

I seldom make it to the Open Source User Group meeting these days. Today I did today. I don’t have time to write the meeting up. But, there is some interesting information. So, I’ll post the raw log as Oz Linden doesn’t post his meeting chat logs. While I would like it if he did, there are way better things he can do with his time.

Raw chat log – click + to open:

Chat Log Text

Slink Updates 2015 Week 10

Slink hands and feet got a new update. This update changes how various appliers work with the hands and feet. This is the announcement:


Monday,02 Mar 2015 15:38:00 GMT

As some may know, Slink released a big update to their hands and feet. This also means that designers have also had an update. In order to use the NEW POLISH HUDS you must UPDATE YOUR HANDS AND FEET. If you have hands or feet older then this last weekend, be sure to go in and have them redelivered to you so the new polish appliers for slink hands and feet work. Yes old huds will work with the new hands. But new huds will not work with old hands. ~Zoz

Climate People

I have often found that figuring out whether a cause is worthy is just a matter of looking at the people supporting it. It is definitely a consideration for whether I’ll participate or not. I had no problem deciding to oppose ISIS at every level. A quick, but stomach churning, look at the search results for ISIS killing pictures should do it for any sane person.

The philosophy of a group of people sets the limits to which individuals in the group will go. Yet, every group has its wackadooles, the crazy out of touch people we find annoying but not overly dangerous. Groups also have some number of fanatics and radicals that range from crazy annoying to deadly dangerous. So, painting any group with a broad brush is usually misleading.

Christian charity workers help people all over the world. That doesn’t prove the existence of God, the accuracy of their beliefs, or provide a guarantee of each Christian’s character, but the general quality of the people and their devotion to a cause and how they treat people suggests they have a generally beneficial belief system and cause. It begs the question what is it about that belief system that leads so many onto caring about their fellow man?

Pic from - Actual image used by ISIS.

Pic from – Actual image issued by ISIS.

On the other hand I am reading of ISIS fighters beheading and burning alive people… All this in the name of God and the goal of world domination. I can find no merit in the cause of these people and how they treat other humans. I question the quality and thinking of such people, their philosophy, and the core belief system that seems to eliminate any care about fellow humans. This also begs the questions, what is it about their belief system (especially their personal belief systems) that leads so many toward conquest, slavery, rape, and brutal killing? What kind of people are these?  Continue reading

Net Neutrality Reveled …or NOT

We know the new proposed rules being placed on the Internet  total 332 pages. So far, that is about all we know. This week the FCC voted to adopt those proposed rules (3 yea – 2 nea). As yet they have not published those rules.

because you're mine

Because You’re Mine by Strawberry Singh, on Flickr

A number of pundits on the Right are claiming the failure to publish the 332 pages is a continuing cover up. Well… yes and no. But, I am disinclined to believe those claiming this publishing delay is a big deal.  Continue reading

The Drax Files – World Makers #27: Nylon Pinkney

Now we know who made the Starter Avatars. :) I think they are pretty neat. But, the Lab’s implementation of them is a bit of a problem.

The region Tableau she mentions is a fun place to explore. I used images from my playing there in a couple of my articles: Machinimatrix – AvaStar Ticket System and Second Life News 2014-31 #3. It is a pretty neat place. Check it out.

Second Life and Flickr Images

There are so many gorgeous images on Flickr. If you look through my favorites, you see the stuff I like. I think it is somewhat diverse. If you want to get your images on my blog or to understand why I use some people’s images and not others, read on.

"Intrigue Co. - Plushie Pals: Friendly the Snail"

A fun Torley Linden Image

Being short on time for writing my blog using images from Flickr saves me time. You have probably noticed lots of my images no longer relate to the article, other than they are from Second Life. Some I do take the time to find a related image. Even then it can be tenuous relationship. I suspect sometimes only my warped mind makes the connection.  Continue reading

Second Life News 2015 Week 09 #2

The Third Party Developers meeting Friday February 27 was a short meeting, about 25 minutes. It was almost over in 16.

A Garden Full of Magic

A Garden Full of Magic by Carthalis Rossini, on Flickr


It looks like the Project Tools Update Viewer version will update in Week 10. I would guess it will promote up to an RC release.

This version is a feature locked version, meaning the build tools won’t get any more new things until this viewer is out and people are testing it. Once it release and data is collected another round of improvements will be embarked on. Apparently there is a cue of things waiting for this phase to complete so they can be implemented into the process. Continue reading