Your SL Feed, or The little flopped feature of potential

PART ONE—The back story In January 2010 Linden Lab purchased Avatars United and then closed it nine months later*and integrated :::cough::: its social technology into SL. In July of 2011, to the traditional deathly silent non-drumroll rollout by LL, Web based profiles and their feeds were provided as new features to residents. Given the non-announcement,…

Green Screen Update! Yes, already!

This could be subtitled so many things, like, “Why I don’t call things tutorials.” Yesterday I posted about the fun and informative blog post Pink Rayne had, complete with video tutorials. My post was a quasi-real time slog through trying out the tips. My problem yesterday, besides apparently needing reading glasses cleaned to LOOK AT…

Feeling Green

For the second time in a few months I’ve managed to catch a strain of stomach virus that seems to be hanging out in our community. The local plague has even made the news. I feel decidedly green! With some ironic timing, Pink Rayne‘s new blog showcased two video tutorials on using green screen techniques for Second…

Still enjoying the water

Two of the blog posts I kept from the old blog (2+ years ago) were about water, specifically photographing it and being a mermaid. When I returned to SL about three months ago after a long break, one of the first things I did was hit the water and start exploring. I had forgotten those…

Not Ariel

The first fantasy character I ever tried out in SecondLife (SL) was a mermaid. I instantly fell in love with the underwater swimming. I looked online and in SL for mer areas and the pickings were slim. The mer blogs all indicated “not much there” and so I hung up my fins for quite a…

Fresnel wut?

Previously I mentioned being confounded by taking pictures of water and water reflections in SL. I know that you can change things by going into world>environmental editor>water presets>edit and play around with sliders and stuff happens. If you hover over the names of the sliders you get a brief description of what they do (at…

Ever Dreamscape, I wish…

  Original post on May 14, 2014 Yesterday we learned of the real life passing of Crystal aka Ever Dreamscape. The Second Life community on the feed and inworld, especially at her home in Bay City, are coming together to voice love, regret, sorrow and comfort to each other.  Words are basically failing me now…

Border

This week’s word prompt for 100-Word Stories is: border.  I was looking out my back window this morning, drinking coffee, and noticing  the crumbling access road that goes to our building’s parking. It separates the residential lots from the neighboring country club. Featured picture taken at Sacred Keep, May 2016. BORDER Warm feet flat against worn…