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Mar. 16th, 2008

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This week's product

Actually, a public service is the project release this week. There has not been a rail stop for the Caledon Rail in Brigadoon, so I have consulted Mr. Boomslang and Mr. Shang, and this evening finished its installation. The train will start pausing there tomorrow.

It is a bit visually confusing, as that corner of my land is a bit crowded, but maybe I'll think of something else to help set it off. The plantings around the platform have helped somewhat.




The groined vaults are sculpies by Ms. Dimsum; the column decorations are also a sculpie, this time from the free sculpies in Victoria City. I've used several textures which I already have on my land so as to minimize texture lag; the only new texture is the 512x128 "Caledon Brigadoon" sign. The shelter was inspired by a number of Victorian-era train stations and shelters.

Should anyone else like a rail shelter like this one, please speak to me. They're cheap. ;)
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Mar. 13th, 2008

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Spectactular!

One pair $L50, Box of two pair $L75. Requests for other colors welcome.

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Mar. 10th, 2008

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Useful thing: the lag meter

I keep running into people that don't know about the lag meter, so I'm going to mention it here, hoping that you all know about it already.

The cool thing is, it lets you know if you get to blame the Grid for lag, or if it's your own setup. Or possibly, your ISP.

Firstly, it's covered in this Tips & Tricks video: http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/11/22/tip-of-the-week-12-how-to-easily-boost-viewer-performance/#more-1412

But the quick answer is, it's under HELP in the regular menus. Here are some screenshotsCollapse )

Mar. 2nd, 2008

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Windlight huge problem for some Macintoshes

Amping the signal:

https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-1715

I've voted and commented on this one -- basically Windlight freezes my computer so hard I have to manually reboot (use the power switch.) Other Macs are seeing this also, but I am worried, as if this becomes the regular viewer, I will not be able to use SL.

And of course I miss the graphic effects that everyone else is getting.

Feb. 14th, 2008

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Vengeful Venus Day Freebie

As today is Valentine's Day, I'm offering my Vengeful Venus Day Tshirt for One Linden, at my store. Just the thing for anyone unlucky in love -- or who dislikes popular gooey sentiments.

This design is adapted from a Cranach painting of Venus. They didn't have AK-47s back then, so I added one.



These SL shirts are modifiable to any color you can find on the color picker. They are composed of two layers: a modifiable shirt on the Undershirt layer, and the design elements on the Shirt layer.

Vandeverre's Emporium, Caledon Brigadoon, SE corner

Feb. 8th, 2008

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Done!

The new tunic colors are finally done, and for sale in my shop in Caledon Brigadoon. These are the outfits based on a tunic which was preserved through the centuries -- there are many fantasy medieval outfits in Second Life, but this one is completely based in reality! ... well, of course it's all pixels, but other than that... :)



Colors:
Original Blue and red

New:
Green and red
Purple and red
Black and red
Burgundy and green
Charcoal

Comes with three prim skirts, pearl cuffs, shirts and glitch pants/skirts on all layers, and extensive historical information.

I'll be making a fancier "poster" later, but this is enough to show the colors.
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Jan. 28th, 2008

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I had this idea....

Many (though certainly not all) of the avatars in Second Life suffer from proportion problems. Arms too short, waist too nipped in, legs too long, and so on. It occurred to me today, that if I could find well-proportioned RL people, I could take a photo of them in their skivvies, in the "adjusting appearance" pose/position. Then someone could stand against it while adjusting their appearance, using it as a template.

I don't know if this is a brilliant idea or simply an insane one. What do you think?

Edit: Sure, I could sell shapes, but that wouldn't educate people.
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My first alt

Went inworld today for the first time with an alt*. They sure have changed Orientation Island compared to a 14 months ago! Much simpler. A little bit silly. Good for them. Help Island looked to be much the same as it was, but I didn't check it out.



*Those of you reading this who don't do SL, this means another account, not your main one. Alts are useful for testing things out that you want to have work correctly for your customers.

Jan. 23rd, 2008

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This week's new product: Daffodil

Getting in a bit early with my product for this week, on the plan to do one per week this year, we have the Daffodil Avatar. Some of the leaves are flexi; fully modifiable. L$175.



Also started the other part of my business plan: advertising. Currently on Mr. Longstaff's Caledon Forums.
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Jan. 21st, 2008

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Valentine's Day products

A product I made about a year ago: The Vengeful Venus Day tshirt. The fun thing is: you can buy one for your avatar, and you can buy one at CafePress to wear in real life!



And here's one of the RL t-shirts:


As you can see, the SL version has Venus in a green oval (due to the constraints and size of SL meshes) and the CafePress version has the whole image.

CafePress Store

SLURL, Caledon Brigadoon SE corner
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