Over Dose of CUTE

There are neat places in SL. A few are cute or have cuddly animals. But, I stumbled on D-Lab searching for helicopters and they are over the top cute. They have an adorable little 2-seater helicopter that I saw near an airport. I tracked down the creator and found D-Lab’s Skyshop.

D-Lab’s Skyshop

Most of the stuff in the image they have for sale. Much of the really cute stuff is only visible inside the chop. They sorta have two showrooms. The fun stuff is in the shop shown above, the Skyshop.  Continue reading

Milestone for Tyche Shepherd

Grid Survey Milestone – You may know that Tyche Shepherd maintains a survey of regions in Second Life. You can find the latest information at GridSurvey.com.

Elina at Burg Adenau 07102018_069

Elina at Burg Adenau 07102018_069

But, the milestone is the update published at SLUniverse, New SL Sims in past week. Daniel Voyager noticed the 100th post in a thread started in 2008.

If you have ever wondered which regions are in a particular RC channel, Tyche provides the best information available. It isn’t a perfect list of RC channels as things change quickly. But, it is the best available.

Daniel Voyager noticed the milestone…

Second Life’s Land Preserve

Public Land Preserve – Is an idea of Prokofy Neva’s, a well-known hate magnet in Second Life™.

PrimPerfect and Designing Worlds are connected. Saffia Widdershins is the PrimPerfect editor and I’ll say lead interviewer. You hear her and Elrik Merlin interviewing Prokofy.

I Haz A Grief!

I Haz A Grief!

Garden of Dreams (URL) sponsored the episode. The Designing Wolds Studio is in Garden of Dreams. If you have not been to the Garden shop, more like a world, you are missing out. Visit! If you are decorating a parcel or region the Garden is a must see. Be sure you check out the Dream Scene Bubbles too.

Calling Prokofy a hate magnet begs the question, why? Her/his, Prokofy’s, sin is pushing the ideas of freedom, equality, fairness, and I would say true liberalism, which it seems liberal-progressives can’t seem to tolerate these days. However, Ravenglass Rentals is one of the oldest land rental companies in Second Life™. The land is in a region named Ravenglass.  (Public Lands) Knowing the place gets griefed… and people still rent land there, what does it offer that moves people to tolerate the griefing?

If you are interested in the history of Second Life, this is a wonderfully informative interview. See Designing Worlds Meets Prokofy Neva.

Did you miss that SL15B Gift? Aaaaw!

SL15B – Some people are totally surprised to find they cannot now find the Week 1 & 2 gifts. I thought the Lab was clear when they said each gift would only be available for ONE WEEK.

~~ Hunt Dolls ~~

=”~~ Hunt Dolls ~~

These are way easy hunts, the clues easily understood, and the gifts are in a gaudy box in plain sight. Finding them takes only a couple of minutes.

How great the gifts are is debatable. But, they are fun.

The Latest Second Life Drama… Coming After You.

If you have been in SL for a time you know a significant number of users are big on drama. Whole roleplay communities exist for the drama in storytelling. If you know a game master, you have no doubt heard some of their amazing stories of stupidity.

Unfortunately, drama often spills over into other parts of the SL world and results in RL legal actions that affect those of us that were minding our own business.

Feel good

Feel good – GA.EG

In January I wrote about the OpenCollar Drama in OpenCollar No Longer OpenCollar? The Nirea and Athaliah side of that dama got control of the OpenCollar group. Moderators and some others there claim they are the only real OpenCollar. Collar updates are now confusing.

Now. it seems we are bumping into another such situation, but with mesh heads. Catwa has filed a DMCA Take Down Notice against GA.EG and Akeruka. I’m not clear on whether they are at DMCA with Akeruka. But, Akeruka is in conflict with Catwa. I hear Stray Dog is also dealing with a DMCA from Catwa. Note 7/9: Gac Akina the owner of Stray Dog says he isn’t dealing with a DMCA. As best I can tell the comment/email address is Gac’s. Continue reading

Oz and Grumpity Linden Talk

Just now, 6/21 @ 3:15 PM SLT they are were talking live… Actually live from 2:00 to 3:30 PM SLT/PST.

00:00 – Grumpity Linden relating her coming to Second Life. Interesting.

03:25 – Oz Linden explaining how he came to SL. Also interesting.

08:40 – Oz what do you like best about your job? Good answer here…

12:00 – Oz, are you inspired by what people do with your engineering? Grumpity waxes poetic…

18:00 – Have gotten to see much of SL15B?  Continue reading

Second Life’s Content Creators’ UG May 31, 2018

My Thursdays have been busy. I’ve been missing the Content Creators’ meetings. Today I made it. There is some  new news.

The meeting has moved back to Animesh4, ADITI, Second Life ™. Took a minute or two to track them down. Then my OBS wasn’t picking up the audio. It took me a bit to figure out what was wrong. The video is missing the first 10 minutes.

Video Index

00:10 – The Land Impact cost for Animesh has been reduced from 200 to 15 plus additional cost for the total polygon count and kickers for LoD use. Poor LoD will drive up the cost.

This actually changed a couple of months ago. Vir Linden posted about the changes here: Animesh – Updated Limits and Cost Formulas.

I think the current RC Animesh viewer has these changes.

03:20 – All cost formulas in use have problems. Lindens are working on it.

04:00 – Stress testing for Animesh… most of the testing was done during Bento development. Continue reading

Second Life 2018 Road Map?

Designing Worlds has done an interview with Linden Lab’s™ CEO, Ebbe Altberg. You can see their video of the interview here, Designing Worlds DW370 – Ebbe Interviewed. (Run time 1hr 51min)

Ebbe Altberg 5/2018 – Designing Worlds Interview

There is talk of a road map for Second Life™. This ‘map’ apparently isn’t a published document. The interview focuses on where Ebbe is taking Second Life. So, I take it as a word picture.

However, Ebbe does talk about where they hope to take SL and what will happen with various aspects of SL.

If the video is too long for you, check Inara’s article. She has a summary of the interview. Designing Worlds In Conversation With Ebbe Altberg – Transcript + Audio.