Ebbe Altberg & Third-Party Dev Meeting

I wanted to sit in on this week’s Third-Party Developers’ meeting. I wanted some footage of the meeting to use as an opening for my summary of the meeting. I was late. Seems to be a pattern. But, I was planning to use Pantera Północy’s video of the meeting. It comes out Saturday morning.

I was surprised to find Ebbe Altberg talking! Whoa! So, I brought up OBS and recorded the rest of the meeting. The first 15 minutes are missing. Those minutes are in Pantera’s Video, which came out before I got finished.

I’ve been having audio problems with the SL recordings. I got some of that cleaned up. I still had problems but the audio is intelligible and better.

I thought about indexing the video. I usually do. But, Thursday is an RL busy day and I already have a work-related video rendering in the background. My completer is WAY sluggish and all 4 cores are pegged at 100% heating up to 57. This one of the few times I hear the fans pick up speed. So, I’ll do the index later when I don’t have to deal with pauses.

The video is jerky in places. I was recording and had the rendering paused. But, I was still seeing a hit in the viewer. My i5-6600 did pretty well considering the load on the system.

See the thread in the SL Forum, Ebbe Altberg talking at the Third-Party Dev Meeting.

Second Life News 2018 w11


We didn’t get a Deploys post this week. My main channel region did get a restart. My region is running version # This is a version released the end of February. So, I assume my region was just restarted not updated.

But, no one knows much about what is going on. Simon Linden at the Server-Scripting UG has nothing for us.

We’ll see if there is a restart on the RC channels tomorrow.

Pink Rain..

Pink Rain..


The main viewer is version This is the update we got last week, week #10.

Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version – Last updated in week #10.

Second Life Media Update Viewer version – This is a new version out this week. The previous update was released in week #8.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version – This is the version released in week #10. See my updates from last week for details.

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version – This is new this week. The previous version came out in week #4.

We were supposed to get a new project viewer for Bakes-On. We didn’t so that suggests it did not make it through QA.

Also, an EEP (Enhanced Environment Project) project viewer is expected.

I’m pressed for time. So, gotta go. More details when I dig them out.

Plus, my good mouse died… R.A.T. 7 RIP. 🙁  SUCKS!

Second Life News 2018 w10


The main grid will not update this week. It stays on version #

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum get the same update, # This is stated as having ‘internal changes’.

Taken with – Click here to see in 360 VR Mode

Above taken with the version of the 360-Snapshot Viewer.


The main viewer updated this past week and is now version Previously this was the maintenance version released in week #6.

Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version – This version updates the previous version released in week #9. It adds security fixes and the updates from the promotion of the Maintenance viewer.

Second Life Media Update Viewer version – This is the version released in week #8. Expect it to soon update to include the Maintenance version fixes. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w09

The last few days we have had some people complaining about login issues. I’m one of them. But, the problem is so erratic and apparently random I can’t put any useful information in a JIRA.

This morning there was some issue with logins. Only 17,000+ were on when I logged in at 10:45 Am SLT. On my trackers next update, 19,000+ were on. That 17k is an extraordinarily small number. The low for the day is about 7,000… but it may have been zero. My tracker only grabs data every 10 minutes. A lot can happen in the computer world and RL in 10 minutes.

Lauressa - Close-up

Lauressa – Close-up

I currently show 3,000 to 2,000 people logging in every 10 minutes. This is indicative of some grid wide problem.

Status only says they are investigating intermittent login issues.

Update 11:00 AM SLT – Seems the problem is a DDOS attack. See Unscheduled DDoS. This is not a Linden Lab specific attack. Early indications, often wrong, suggest it is possibly an attack on America. I would not be surprised to trace it back to North Korea. They will likely react to the sanctions just placed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. So, appease them now and face a nuclear attack later or deal with them now?

Did you know the average duration of a mass shooting is three minutes? What is the response time of the police in your neighborhood, to your sports arena, movie theater, or school? Continue reading

Content Creators’ UG Meeting 2018 w08

I usually use Medhue’s video from his live stream of the Content Creators’ meeting and refer people to it. But, this week Medhue’s stream has no audio. Fortunately, I made it to the meeting this week and made a video.

But… all is not wonderful. Vir Linden’s mic was not working well. Examining the sound waves in Audition I see Vir’s voice is severely clipped. This happens when an input overdrives the system. You hear it when you turn the volume up too high on a radio with cheap speakers.

To some extent, this can be fixed in post-production. But, I’m a novice to intermediate audio person. I’ve never had to clean up an audio track this badly clipped before. I helped it. But, it ain’t great.

The time marks below are for my video. Following is my summary based on what I understood.

00:30 – Alexa Linden talked about the 360 Snapshot Project Viewer at the Content Creators’ UG Meeting (2/22). My take on the viewer is here: The Newly Revised 360-Snapshot RC Viewer is Out.

00:30 – Alexa Linden talked about the 360 Snapshot Project Viewer at the Content Creators’ UG Meeting (2/22). May take on the viewer is here: The Newly Revised 360-Snapshot RC Viewer is Out.

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The Newly Revized 360-Snapshot RC Viewer is Out

Alexa Linden talked about the 360 Snapshot Project Viewer at the Content Creators’ UG Meeting (2/22). We last saw this viewer update in week #27-2017 (July). This is the black sheep or Cinderella viewer. It is the one that gets pushed to the back when a fire breaks out and some big bad bug has to be squished. But, YAY! We have a new version. See Official Alternate Viewers.

This version handles the stitching… if you have built 360-images manually, you know what stitching is. It is taking a number of pictures in different directions and then piecing them together (stitching) to make a globe-shaped picture. Tedious.

But the new viewer is easy. Take a picture using 360-Snapshot and save it to disk, the picture should be ready to upload to Flickr and other sharing sites as a 360-image without further tweaking. Continue reading

New SL RC Render Viewer

For a time, there has been a Project Viewer ‘Render’. That has promoted to an RC level viewer, version You’ll find it in the Alternate Second Life™ Viewers.

The viewer is based on the Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer technology. It also changes how Jelly Dolls are rendered. One change is a Jelly Doll’s attachments, they now will render on LoD zero. This prevents the higher LoD (think more polygons) levels from loading. This saves memory, which means fewer crashes.

Luanes World - Romantic Sim / Magical Love & Romance

Luanes World – Romantic Sim / Magical Love & Romance

Also, the LoD calculation has changed. No word on how.

Plus, there are about a dozen bug fixes.

Install & Performance

This is one of the largest downloads I’ve seen, 104MB. It downloads quickly.

The install installs over the existing viewer. Settings and stuff are retained. Continue reading