Second Life – Content Creation UG Meeting 5/27/2017

This is an interesting meeting. Vir Linden announces some of the projects the Lindens are going to be working on. I have some pre-meeting coverage and then some post-meeting footage. The video is long. I did not time compress this video. There is quite a bit going on in chat. At normal speed, it is hard enough to keep up with. So, I decided not to speed it up.

I also provided a topic index/summary of the video. You’ll find time marks in the text. [Maybe a few minutes before the video finishes uploading and becomes visible here.]

Animating Breasts – You can animate breasts. But, the animations suffer from the buoyancy and cleavage appearance sliders getting messed up.

Medhue may have a workaround. He thinks we might be able to animate the attachment points to animate breasts without breaking the sliders. Continue reading

Second Life’s Helping Haven Gateway

In the forum, someone was asking about DJ classes. The name Timothy Scarborough and Helping Haven came up.

Helping Haven Gateway is a region in Second Life™. As a gateway, it has a website: Helping Haven. People can open a Second Life account and log into SL on the website. When they use the website they land in the Helping Haven reception area.

Helping Haven Gateway Avatar Selection

When I went there 3 or 4 people were on ‘duty’? They had the answers to my questions on who was doing the DJ classes. They didn’t know the when nor did I find that answer in my exploring.

The region very much reminds me of Second Life in 2008 when I came in. There used to be places with helpers… mentors hanging out that you could ask questions. They were usually circular areas and people landed in the middle with helpers scattered around the edges. One asked a question local chat and someone would chime in with an answer. Continue reading

Second Life Bits 2017 w/21

Bay City is having its 9th birthday celebration.

Young Love for Old Trucks

Young Love for Old Trucks

People are still having a tantrum over the Ozimals people choosing to close their shop rather than fight a court battle and possibly loose. Hamlet reports the BBC, Boing Boing, and Vice were all ranting about the problem. (Links in Hamlet’s article)

See: Should Linden Lab Have Saved The Ozimals From Extinction?

Firestorm Wiki has a bunch of updates. These are sort of like the small tremors the precede an earthquake, in Firestorm’s case a new release.

Now that WannaCry Ransomware is all the news scammers have moved on to fake ‘we can block’ and ‘we can unlock’ deals. Only trust well known and well established businesses and never trust a link in an email.

Second Life – Please tell us…

Mesh Body Addicts is running their first survey of 2017. Please stop by and answer the questions. There are only 13… Luckily it isn’t Halloween. No fear.

See: Mesh Body & Head Survey 2017

I’ll have more to say about this video in a following article.

Daria lists 26 bodies in the survey when asking which you wear most often. 26! Plus, “other”… Amazing. In only a few months we have a load of competing brands and models. Continue reading

Second Life – Inventory Loss Warning, Yikes!

Have you heard about people losing inventory? Probably. Seems there is a bug on the loose that can clean you out.

I answer lots of questions on the SL Forum. I hear a constant stream of “I lost…” Mine and several other people’s best answer has been the Firestorm Wiki page: Missing Inventory. But, those steps do not work for this problem.

Today I see there is currently a more serious problem. And even worse, my best-informed authority on such matters, Whirly Fizzle, says there is no fix, for now. Ouch!

Worst Fears

Worst Fears

So, what is the bug and how are people losing inventory?

Here is what people describe happening. They get a popup saying Trash is full or overflowing. It has a button to empty Trash now. I suggest always selecting LATER. Avoid emptying trash from the popup.

They click EMPTY NOW and poof stuff they are certain was not in trash poofs away.  Continue reading

Second Life: Got Talent? Win Money

Another photo contest! 1st prize L$1,000.00. Not bad.

MH❤CONTEST_052017❤

MH❤CONTEST 05-2017

The theme for the contest is: H2O with at least 1 item from the Moustique Heartsdale Marketplace Shop worn.

Rules
Prizes
When
Judges

The group’s pictures are here. Not necessarily safe for work… NSFW.

Second Life: News Bits 2017 w18

I do bits when either there isn’t much to report or for whatever reasons I’ve missed UG meetings. This week RL work had me busy. So… its bits today.

vessione 2

vessione 2

Inventory Loss

Empirically, we seem to be seeing more inventory loss. Apparently Grumpity Linden was at the Thursday Beta Server UG meeting talking about the Lab responding to complaints. Inara made the meeting and covers the discussion (here).

I’ve seen more posts in the SL Forum about people losing inventory. The cause is generally thought to be a poor connection or a flat inventory – having everything in the root or first set of subdirectory folders.

The Lab is apparently thinking either users are accidentally self-deleting things or there is bug eating inventory. While they look for a bug they are changing the viewer’s user interface (UI) to reduce the possibility of accidental deletion.

So, at some point we will see the Empty Trash process changes and another ‘Are you sure…’ prompt when deleting things.

See: BUG-100541

Profile Pictures

People seem to be having problems getting images into their profiles. See: BUG-100516.