Yeah, it's me. I'm not dead. Hope you're nice and cheery as well. It's been a hell lot of time.
As I said on my last rezzday, I became a vampire. Not as the matter of fashion and/or lifestyle, of course not. But I got too old and not too many things on the grid makes me feel like they used to. Combined with one more reason that I haven't realized since yesterday (which is a topic for another post), that made me skip the logging in.
But last night, a train of ideas made me want to come back, sniff the grid a bit and refresh the feelings. It turned out to be a weirder experience then I ever thought it can be. Read more »
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Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…
I don’t know if 1605 conspiracy to kill King James I of England and some members of aristocracy has anything to do with this and if there will be any gunpowder barrels and fires on Linden’s sims, but the call is here and we should talk about content theft before we start the particle scripts.
While I wholehartedly support the action and the idea behind it, I’d like to chit-chat a bit about it with you. Read more »
Two years ago, while I was still kind of young in my second life, I met a woman. She was a vampire dominatrix though the lifestyle really doesn't play any role here. We chatted a bit so I've learned that she's very old, something like the late beta. And while she was a great conversationalist, intelligent, informed and remembering the old days of the grid, there was something in her eyes or voice that was… well, not sad, something even beyond that. Like she has passed the state of sadness, got used to it and learned to live with it. Something I really couldn't point at at the moment.
She lived in her castle, somewhere at the mainland, with her girls, let's say there was three of them. They were her slaves, lovers and friends. They were her only friends. As much as I gathered, the castle was secluded, maybe even hidden in the sky, and protected from entering. She cut herself off from the rest of the grid and was leaving the place very rarely. Every now and then she had to go out to renew her clothes, probably get presents for the girls and maybe some furniture, but even then the sight of the rest of the grid was too harsh on her eyes. Read more »
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Just today, Rezzable announced the release of their new tool: BuilderBot. In the essence, BuilderBot is used to copy the content of the entire sim and turn it to OAR file. Then you can import the file on your own OpenSim sim, whether it is on some alternative grid or on your own computer. The tool is BSD licensed and free for non-enterprise use. There are another two parts of it: the OAR editor and importer for Linden’s grid. Those, as aimed to professionals, will be distributed under different license and charged.
And now, even before I say the spooky word ‘copybot’, I hear some of you screaming about stealing and theft and copyrights and about the world crumbling down into hell. Read more »
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We’re talking about the big events, like fairs, SL birthdays, Burning Man and such…. events that last for days, but you’re lucky to get there because each time you try to you just learn that sim is full and won’t let you in. And while you’re cursing the sim limitations, you know that even if you get there, it would be impossible to walk and see anything.
Lately people got a bit sensitive about lag, so (some of them) try not to wear attachments made of hundreds of prims and all the HUD gadgets they have. Some got a bit oversensitive so they bitch around to anybody that have ARC in yellow of god forbid in red. While some of the things we wear really add to the lag, some are just pure myth. You might want to check Rika Watanabe’s article about lag, but there is something else I want to talk with you here. Read more »