Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Challenge

The Challenge

Written 30 January, 2012

The challenge: recreate a 1000-prim building complex from a tiny no-mod model. The scale of the model is unknown, but seems to be somewhere between 1:8 and 1:10. Because of the no-modify status, the textures used are unknown and dimensions of the prims are not known.

The model dates to April, 2008. The creator is probably no longer active in Second Life; she's not responding to notecards or IMs from the model's owner, her blog hasn't been updated since 2008, and her store is gone.The owner, who has just bought a sim, needs the full size version recreated, and sooner rather than later.

Scar Ayres did the work on the model and I would prefer she dig the model out of inventory, reset permission to allow modification, and make some money by re-selling it to the owner. It was my suggestion he try to contact her.

Since she's not responding, and since the owner paid for the model, I don't see an ethical problem with making a full-size copy. Still, I would rather she check in. If anyone reading this knows how to contact Scar Ayres, please IM me in world.

More pictures below the fold.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sweetie and Chey Have a RL Adventure

Sweetie and Chey Have a RL Adventure

Written 13 January, 2013

Yesterday Sweetie and I left her fortress of solitude (yes, yes, I know it's not much of a fortress of solitude if she lets her girlfriend hang around, but I do the cooking, so she puts up with me) 30 miles outside New York and caught the train into the city. Our coach was a double-decker, my first, and I thought it was cool.

An hour later we changed trains at Secaucus (the only reason I can think of to ever go to that part of New Jersey) and in fifteen minutes we were at Penn Station.

Sunday Night Fireworks Over Whimsy

Friday, January 11, 2013

I Still Use My Mystitool

Written 11 January, 2013

I Still Use My Mystitool

Back in 2006 I bought Sweetie a Mystitool for Christmas-- and since I was intrigued, I bought another for myself.

Sweetie wears her Mysti sporadically these days, but I always keep mine on.

Nowadays some of the Mystitool's functionality is redundant, but I still find it useful in a number of ways.

Here are some things you can do now without gadgets:

Outfits Not Searchable?

Last night I discovered I couldn't search for broken links in the My Outfits folder.

I include my HUDs in every outfit, and since I have a new version of the Mystitool the links are now all broken.

I was unable to search using the terms BROKEN LINK and Mystitool.

How unfortunate! Now I must go through every outfit and delete the broken links.

Maybe the folder is searchable with Firestorm and the official Linden viewer. I sure hope so.