8/01/2021

The Next Theme of Linden Homes will be Fantasy

 Incase you missed it at SL18B the next theme of Linden Homes will be Fantasy.




The four styles are: 
Amberbrooke, Mistbrooke,
Rosebrooke, and Stonebrooke.

Honestly, nothing about these houses feels very fantasy. Although they did an amazing job on the land! The houses feel a bit like an afterthought. Kinda weird seeing a fantasy home with dry wall like a regular home. Seems like it would be stone or rough wood.


I think maybe a hobbit houses in the hills or fairy houses on trees or even a mermaid houses under water would be better?




Let me know what you think? And which Linden home theme do you like best?










7/31/2021

GBTH Collaborating With Artists for New Exhibitions Coming in October

Art has the power to bring people together. Collaborative art projects can unite residents allowing their diversity and creativity to shine through while conveying messages that are difficult to put in words. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Marina Münter (vivresavie) she is the founder and curator of The GBTH Project (Grab By The Horns).

Marina informed me that a new round of the GBTH with Rachel Breaker collective exhibition is coming in October. 

If you want to express yourself, be creative, or make an impression applications are still up so people can join for free. The deadline to send the final figurine is October 2nd! Detailed information is provided in the video below. 


Art represent one of the few areas in our society where people can come together to share an experience even if they see the world in radically different ways. The GBTH Project is a collaborative SL-based arts space reinforcing residents with different skill sets to develop something together, exploring new possibilities and challenging themselves out of their comfort zone.


Art is an outlet of our inner self. A bridge that brings together gaps in our society, it is a bridge between man and nature, between countries, and continents.  Here art enables us to look inside other people’s stories and to look at the world in different perspectives. I encourage you to discover the beauty of life through their art work.


BIO: Marina Münter (vivresavie)







7/30/2021

Linking Prims to Reduce Land Impact

Not everyone knows that you may be able to reduce the number of prims used on your property simply by linking objects together. Saving a few land impact units allows you to add more objects to your SL property. 

In this example we combine two objects. Right click on one of the objects and select edit, the edit window similar to that shown here will appear.


Here we have selected the first object - note it is one prim.



This is the second object, also one prim. 

Hold down the “shift” key and left click on the other object to select it also.  The last object selected becomes the “root prim” and will be outlined in yellow when in editing mode.



Now we click the link button while both object are selected and it goes from 2 prims to one. The objects must have “modify” permission, the same “owner”, and a no-copy object may not be linked to a no-transfer object.



To Unlink Objects that you have Previously Linked:
  1. Right click on any one of the linked objects and select edit to open the edit window.
  2. Click on the button labeled “Unlink”.  The prims will be unlinked.  The land impacts will probably go up.  Warning: if you don’t have enough land units available for all the unlinked prims you may get an error message.

Be warned, there are some gotchas with this, sometimes your land impact could actually go up, so tread carefully. There’s also the issue of scripts, the objects may stop working the way you want them. Such as with beds, chairs, doors or lights.

Before you start experimenting, make sure you have a copy of your items in your inventory.


7/29/2021

Lackadaisically Soaking Up The Sun

Free to visit whenever you want to escape...

The ancient world of the Mediterranean comes to life during your visit to the Italian Riviera a fishing village with its cobbled square overlooking a picturesque harbor with panoramic views.  Visit this stunning public double region with limited private rental homes snuggled into the hillside. 


I watched the sun set behind the mountains and drank some lovely village wine while waiting for the full moon to rise. So with a toast of cheers, Here’s to imagining what future adventures I want to pursue. Though uncertainty seems to be our constant companion in these times, thankfully our imaginations are free to dream!

Teleport to location 

I had THE best view in the harbor 


Landscaping & Sim Design by Minnie Atlass

Visit the website ▶ http://soul2soulsl.com 

 Available Rental Homes ▶ https://soul2soulsl.com/rental-home-info 


7/27/2021

SecondLife SciFi Expo 2021


The 2021 SciFi Expo is bringing the science fiction community together to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  Originally founded in 2017 ,The Expo is scheduled from October 8th to October 17th, 2021. This year’s journey takes you to the old frontier world of ‘New Eden’, a major trading hub on an ancient terraformed forest world.


Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation - They raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.


Read the Press Release here: https://buff.ly/3jWppv6
Discord: https://buff.ly/3jUtTlR
For more information and how to register as a Sponsor or Exhibitor visit the exhibitors information page. 
Inworld Group: secondlife:///app/group/23f93d89-a926-6050-b883-3d77993827c4/about


7/21/2021

The kind of day that makes all the other days worth the living


Summer makes me want to put things in a lower gear. Rest is not idleness, and to lie down at the beach on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

Salt in the air, sand in my hair...

7/20/2021

I'm Back! Checking in After a Hiatus



Hey, everyone! a lot has happened since my last entry, both in SL and in RL. I'm slowly making my way back to Second Life! It's only been a few months, but when I first logged in after the break, I felt like a newbie. I updated my avatar and found a new home in the continent of Bellisaria.

Stay tuned for future tips on how to update and decorate your space! Thanks for reading, and I hope to hear from some of you soon, Elora xoxo



New Bellisaria home



New Bellisaria Home

2/23/2021

Duplicated Calling Cards - Name Change

In Second Life, residents may pass a calling card. If you have someone's calling card, you can easily view their profile from your inventory, by double clicking the card. Recently I noticed my calling card I had placed in a new note had my original name prior to my name change. I wondered why this wasn't updated and found out it is due to my UUID. 


In Second Life every object and every avatar has an UUID. An UUID key is a unique number that all avatars are assigned. Everything is tied to your UUID. It's like your Social Security Number, if you live in the U.S.A. The name change is only designed to enable us to change our name. Our account UUID is not changed. This confused me because there are two calling cards redirecting people to the same profile. Its a small annoyance. If I open the calling card with the old name, it opens the correct profile and shows the new name there.

So much is tied to your UUID, if that changed, it would break so much for you and for others. Normally, UUIDs are mostly interest only to scripters, though some security systems ask you to enter avatars' UUIDs on notecards, to give them access. This means that it's not really possible to completely un-associate from your old name. 

Name changes were never intended to be completely anonymous. When you change your name you keep the same avatar key. Your old names will stay reserved to an account and LL is allowing people to switch back to them. Display names are useless as they can change on a whim.

UUID is an abbreviation for Universally Unique Identifier.
Here you can read all about it: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/UUID

2/21/2021

The Hippo Food Challenge! at Bay City (Mainland)

Fair Food! Who doesn't love it? Are you avatar enough to find and eat one of everything?


Explore Hairy Hippo Fun Land, snacking on anything and everything that crosses your path! Enjoy the scariest rides with a full belly! Try not to get sick too often! And if you win the Challenge, there's a prize...

~~ HOW TO PLAY ~~

When you're at Hairy Hippo Fun Land,  wear the HUD you get near the ticket booth.  

Find the food and 'wear' it to eat it. Watch your HUD, it will tell you if this is a unique food or not, and how many more you need to win.


If your gluttony catches up with you, find a restroom quickly! There's at least one on each sim. Try not to get sick too often!" Apparently those who survive this challenge win a prize, but I have to confess that I didn't attempt it. I did, however, play some of the many carnival games located around the park

Come explore this fun family area that spans two entire sims, Oaks Bluffs and Weston. There is also a aquarium on the northwest corner meaning it is really three regions of things to explore and enjoy.



Visitors can enjoy 7Seas fishing with custom prizes from any of the piers, or grab a free balloon from the booths. 

The park contains several fun rides including a coaster, bouncy castle, a ferris wheel, a merry go round, bumper cars, a parachute jump and a teacup ride, a rope ladder climbing contraption, a “strong man” game, and a fortune teller.







Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance.


HOWEVER EVERYBODY IS INVITED!!!


2/19/2021

KittyCatS! 10th Birthday commemorative Kitty!

Happy TEN YEARS to KittyCatS! We all love our KittyCatS I have had many in the past few years.  

KittyCatS wants to celebrate both a 9th & 10th birthday in a fun way.

If you are registered in the database be sure you get a free pair of Birthday cats! This cat comes as an "non- identical twin" kitty with the 9th birthday kitty, who has arrived "fashionably late" to the party! Something about that 9 lives thing? Who knows! But you will be getting 2 cats to jump "out of the cake!" this year.

Presenting the KittyCatS! 10th Birthday commemorative Kitty!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Can you believe it....10 YEARS!!! WOW!!!


You can pick up this adorable pair by clicking the big cake in the center of the store! Don't miss it as they are only available until March 15th at midnight!  These wonderful cats will love you and bring lots of fun to your Second Life.

 
Happy TEN YEARS KittyCatS!