WARNING – You are going to have to do some thinking…
The New Green Deal (H-Res 109 – Feb 7, 2019) is the lifesaving plan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), US Representative – Democrat. She cares about the planet, is tots smart, and has a plan. Obviously with something this important you have to read her words. Trusting Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives Majority Leader – Democrat or Mitchell McConnell Jr, Senate Majority Leader – Republican probably isn’t wise and listening to both might be confusing. So, you can find copies of the document in Various places.
On the Democrat
supporting websites (NPR etc.) there were FAQ’s. Those have mostly been taken
down. There are places where you can still find them. They are disappearing. You,
however, can find commentaries that explain advantages and disadvantages of the
‘deal’. You can make assumptions about why those supporting the ‘deal’ would be
taking down their FAQ’s.
The third-party Dev UG meeting was short and griefed. The
video is here. Pantera
Północy, the videographer, edited most of the griefing out. Annoying.
The main channel got an update, #19.01.25.523656. Has logging to gather baseline
information on simulator performance in various areas of interest and additional
internal logging. So, they are now getting data from the majority of the grid.
What To Wear
If you drive, fly, or sail now would be a good week to be active. Of course, Tuesday afternoon is a good day to drive, fly, or sail as the most regions have just been restarted.
Those of us taking snapshots in Second Life™ run into the
problem of getting the avatar in the position we want. I think I’m up on the
posing tricks for Second Life. But obviously the poser I’ll talk about below shows
I’m not totally up.
Bryce Sun made this image. I think it is just awesome. And
in the description Bryce explained how the pose was done. Oh… there is a Fate
Hand Poser HUD. I didn’t know… or forgot if I ever did. This HUD came
out about the time Bento did, 2016. It is now in version 2.5 (L$695). The video
I show here is made using version 1.0.
In a way this is a bit like the poser in the Black Dragon
Viewer. The difference is the graphical interface. Black Dragon has a poser
that is great fun. The problem is if you haven’t been animating in Second Life
you don’t know which bone name does what. It isn’t hard to figure out by
guessing from the names, but you still have to figure some of it out.
The idea of green renewable energy as currently pushed by proponents is failing. The mainstream media runs an echo chamber that is like a church. One only hears the good Word and fire and brimstone for those that ignore it. But, dig into the numbers and real costs, look at those going with wind and solar, think Australia and their blackouts, and the scale of what is needed. It is not going to work.
2017 – In a parking lot…
Fusion power offers the true attainable green dream. Burn hydrogen, as the sun does, get helium. A gram of hydrogen is the equivalent of 10 tons of coal. Fusion is constant. No batteries needed. No down time on no wind days. Fusion can happen at night too, solar’s problem.
There is no Deploys thread this week. From the
Server-Scripting UG we hear,
[12:05] Simon Linden: For server news, there wasn’t an update to the main channel today but tomorrow will see 3 different RCs [12:06] Simon Linden: We’ll have a new maintenance update in one channel [12:06] Simon Linden: Another that only has internal changes [12:07] Simon Linden: and _maybe_ an update for the EEP servers, but Rider is going after a bug that’s blocking that from moving forward [12:07] Joe Magarac (animats): The “time is stuck” bug? [12:07] Simon Linden: exactly Joe [12:07] Simon Linden: yeah that one is a show-stopper …. and he’s working on it right nowServer-Scripting Meeting
So, no roll to the main channels and 3 updates likely coming to the RC channels Wednesday.
Scheduled – We will be conducting scheduled
maintenance on our inventory system on Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00 AM until
7:00 AM PST. During this time, some residents may experience difficulty rezzing items.
As best I can tell people use either Second Life or IMVU. It
may just be the circles I run in but, I never hear people saying they play in
both. I suspect a few do. So, the Reddit threat on Second
Life or IMVU? Caught my attention. For a rational discussion it would seem
people would need to have experienced both.
There aren’t many people in the conversation so far. Those
engaging so far have been in both. Yay!
The word for new people trying SL is to stay out of the Safe
Hubs. I agree. If you have seen the video Hamlet pointed to in Reddit’s
Griefer-Free /SecondLife Community you’ll probably agree it represents the
mentality found in the Safe Hubs. Sadly pathetic.
about the video is getting pretty long. Hamlet labels it ‘special’. I
suppose if one takes the video and discussion at face value it is pretty
special. Otherwise it is a mash up of various people on about whatever is their
There is news. Everyone has been back to work long enough post-holiday
for things to be getting completed. So, changes are in progress. I am behind,
again. So, I’m just getting this converted from my notes to something readable.
We did get a Deploy post, appearing Tuesday afternoon.
The Rainforest Photo Contest, Entry # 2
The main channel
updates to version #19.01.09.523003. This version is listed as having logging
collecting data to build a baseline performance measure. Also, more internal
My empirical take is things have degraded. But, without some
objective measure that is only an opinion. As I started flying a complex Shergood
helicopter in July 2018 my perception of region reliability has likely changed.
But, my observation of what happens when crossing region boundaries is more
Using the Firestorm Viewer, I have the option to cross
regions in two ways. The default is to cross using the basic viewer prediction
of what should happen for a smoother appearing crossing. The other is sort of
stop-action crossing. (Preferences->Move
& View->Movement->Movement at region crossing: Predict or Stop)