One of 10,000+ items I don't need
Written 3 September, 2008
Inventory Count: 17,363
I hear about people who have only three or four thousand things in their inventory—but I think I was first rezzed with 10k objects, and my inventory count has risen steadily since.
My current inventory count is 17, 363. That’s not AWFUL for someone nearly two years old, but it’s not particularly good, either. I can forsee the day will come when I pass 20k.
It helped a lot when I got rid of (amost) all of the ridiculous freebies I’d picked up along the way—the penis car, the alpine cabin, the ugly fountains, the badly-textured butt skirts. And it helped when I put all my textures and snapshots into organizers from K&R Engineering. And it helped a lot when I did a search-and-destroy for the About This Product notecards and hovering text scripts and unpack scripts I’d accumulated. And it helped when I deleted the duplicate landmarks that had come with products I had purchased, and when I deleted the calling cards of people I couldn’t remember. But the count continues to grow.
In my defense I’ll say perhaps 1500 items have to do with my Flights of Fancy store. I have at least 300 products in my vendors, and for each item there’s a notecard and at least one photo, and a version of the product in a box. Then there are vendors and signs for the store. It all adds up.
I’m a bit leery of putting a bunch of stuff into a prim and then holding the prim in my inventory; twice I’ve done that, and twice the prim disappeared from my inventory.
What I HAVE found safe is to stuff a prim that remains on the land. And so I have backups of my copyable essential items on a platform high above Whimsy, all stuffed into four or five boxes.
If mounting inventory count should ever force me to, I could put thousands of items into boxes and stuff boxes within boxes within boxes—but it’s awkward, since SL doesn’t allow us to put folders into the contents of objects. Life would be so much simpler if we could!
Ow, wow! I had 154 objects in the trash, which I just emptied! So now my inventory is a svelte 17,209!