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

SL Third-Party Dev Meeting June 13 w28

Oh nooos… Friday the 13th… Lots of details and status of projects.

The Animesh project viewer will to go to RC soon. They are waiting on Animesh to roll to main channel. So, we will likely see it promote to RC in week #29.

But, as of the meeting today, Friday, Vir Linden is hearing about some anomalies in the Animesh RC server regions. Until Vir Linden can dig into that we don’t know what’s up. This could delay the Animesh server side roll out.

The Bakes On Mesh project viewer is likely to get an update in week #29. There are a couple of fixes in the new release.

The Maintenance RC viewer is in the pipeline. Continue reading

Second Life Airports – How to Find Them

Airports – There are large flying and sailing communities in Second Life™. However, finding airports, landing fields, boat launches, and marinas can be difficult. Making it easier is Shergood’s website with the virtual world’s equivalent of Google Earth. Their version is for airports, seaports, and landing fields. It lists about 280. Unfortunately, many are no longer around. So, the list is somewhat out of date. But, the best I’ve seen so far.

I don’t know of an equivalent for marinas.

Over St Martin

Over St Martin – 2014

Kelly Shergood (Airport facilities – Marketplace) is the maker of Shergood’s ultra-realistic helicopters (Group URL). Realistic enough that if you can’t start a RL helicopter, you can’t start one of these. That isn’t strictly true, there is a qstart command to get you going. But, use it and try to fly without knowing something about helicopters is a certain path to a quick and exciting crash …and these helicopters burn when crashed. So… how would I know that? :/

The flight engine designed for these models is unique to Shergood products. The wind and inertia play apart in flying these helicopters. Plus, controls are of the RL kind. This means if you apply a control it compounds over time. One is applying a control that applies a ‘thrust’ and the effect of that ‘thrust’ builds up until the control is ‘centered’, returned to the neutral position. Things can quickly get out of control just as in RL. Continue reading

Second Life Land Auctions Change

Today the Lindens announced the Land Auction process is changing, A Face lift for Auctions.

Auctions are now a subset of Places Pages… or something along that line. See Second Life Auctions. Notice the URL of the page starts with places.secondlife.com/auctions.

Look #1269

Look #1269

You can see the land up for auction as open, scheduled, and recently closed. There are links to the land so you can see it. The link on the Auction page opens a Places Page. There is a SLURL on the Places Page.

The details of how to use the Auction are in a walkthrough, Land Auctions. And there is FAQ page, Auctions FAQ.

Soon we will be able to setup our own auctions. For now the Lindens are setting up the auctions using the new system. Once they feel it is working to their satisfaction, they’ll open it to residents.

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 News 2018 w28

Holiday is over. Lindens are mostly back to work and the no-change-window is open. Things are updating again.

Servers

The main channel stays on version #18.06.14.516450. However, regions in the main channel are getting restarts. My home region in the main channel restarted Tuesday morning.

# ♥536

# ♥536

Blue Steel and Magnum will get a Wednesday update to version #18.07.03.517389.

  • Additional Internal tweaks
  • Animesh Support

Le Tigre will roll to version #18.06.22.516968. This is an updated Animesh version.

I thought the Le Tigre version would be the Animesh code with the updates from the current main channel version. I wasn’t too sure sure about that… Fortunately Simon Linden explained it at the Server-Scripting UG.

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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.

Black Dragon Poser Get an Update

Black Dragon Poser – NiranV is changing the Poser feature. Again… still… making this version 3.1.8. I think by anyone’s standard it is getting better. In NiranV’s latest post mention is made of working with Nat Linden to make feature changes as they import the tool into the Linden viewer.

Black Dragon 3.1.8 Poser – Showing bone displacement capability

There are permission and usability issues. The Lab has to minimize how handy the feature will be for stealing poses and animations. Plus, noob users need to have a chance to understand how to use it. While it may seem obvious to you, just think back on some of the things you have helped the new to understand.

If you haven’t noticed, NiranV has a Discord Channel.

On Windows 10, you’ll get a warning message when you install the viewer. That is Microsoft being overly cautious with any software they don’t know.