The Invasion

My friend Coke Supply is an alien. er … She’s a Brit … not quite the same thing. But you’ll usually see her in her Alien avatar. She is a very skilled builder. She gave a watermelon-themed one to the famous Torley Linden. Very awesome.

She’s very generous like that. As you can see, she’s given out several of the avatars. I’m the cuye one seen here.

Practicing Randomness

Try as I might I just can’t be random enough to please the ::: BareRose ::: Raffle Item Orb. I used to do okay hanging out near the VIP Sandbox or the beautiful areas around it, but not for some time. Hanging out in the main area near some of the prizes of Bare Rose (SLurl) doesn’t help. Spending a lot of money there certainly doesn’t help but I love my wife and spent nearly L$1000 on her at B@R just the other night anyway. Not once at that time was I sufficiently random to be noticed by the Orb. Nor as I sit and post this blog with a real-time (for this moment) pic.

Some thoughts about prize hunts

The Isle of Lesbos is running another prize hunt so I’m partly excited and partly sad. Excited because I worked hard on this one (just on volume … 40 prizes! … not complexity) adding some fun elements and some nice prizes (if I can toot my own horn). Sad because I see too many folks making land-marked lists of prize locations for others to follow.

C’mon, folks! The stuff is free, odds are you won’t use it all anyway, and the prize isn’t the point. Treat it as a game, not a harvest! Once again, I’ll be moving the prizes around every few days to defeat the listers. That takes time and increases the sadness.

Three more hunts this year … Halloween, U.S. Thanksgiving, and Christmas. No idea what I’ll do for prizes. I’m running out of ideas and “mini-projects” that I have tucked away. I don’t want to do pumpkins again this year. I’m thinking of a maze. Maybe with pumpkins. For Thanksgiving I might do turkey legs again. That was funny. Maybe bring back the “treasure hunt” gimmick from previous hunts. Last year’s Christmas stockings were nice but maybe Christmas Cookies this year.

I just hope that people have fun. Sometimes I spend a fair bit of my own money on these things and that is fine if folks are having a good time. I just don’t like the idea of cheaters profiting from my sweat, skills, and shekels. This is what I do it for: “I thank you :-)) well its so beautiful all around I didn’t know that … very nice places everywhere … I basically knew the dance floor and the beach only so far …” This was part of a nice IM I received shortly after the hunt started. Surprising it was so quick but very welcome, indeed.

Really Great Avie Names

I meet a great number of people in SL. Here are some:

Cut Wiener & UnCut Wiener
Dred Looming
Elvis Presley
Glucose Sideways
Grim Thespian
Harry Potter
Hiro Protagonist
Manure Sack
Totally Unsustainable

Eph Yue
Missing Person
Ooo Ah
Station Vhargon


Alaska Loon
Alittle Lunasea
Alluring Fairey
Always Leakey
AprilShowers Becloud
Barbie Princess
Bendand Stoop
darkNtwisted Dreamscape
Card Holder
Comes Nitely
Downlovers Lane
Eaten Gumbo
EveryOther Thursday
F3ckme Babii
Fence Stradling
Forbidden4 Males
Good Chemistry
GoSpeed Racer
Holland Antwerp
Howmuch Decosta
Iamin Love
Immm Back
Imnotgoing Sideways
iwannadou Later
Lickmelikea Lollipop
Loving Fairey
Makits Oh
Malfunctioning Gynoid
Manefest Destiny
Milf Acronym
Much Later
Never Later
notso Bleac
Now Moo
Nut Case
OfeelMe Nitely
Parallell Parks
Perkins Trenchcoat
Rainy Thursday
rogue camel
Rumour Mills
Sandie Harbour
secondlifename GossipGirl
Seenknot Hird
Shesnotmel Memel
Shoobe Doobie
Sleepy Harbour
Speghetti Ragu
Spoon Nestler
Suffa Jetcity
Taste Honi
Tender Littlething
Tiny Runningbear
UwillLuvmethe Dayafter
Vende Latte
Wife Stepford
Woody Yue
Wouldyoulike Mayo

Vint Falken’s blog made me post this collection. I miss blogging. Just too danged busy to do it.

Bouncy Bosoms

I’ll try to update this with pix, but right now I’m too angry.

There is no way I can recommend the Bouncing Bosom Tintable Wife Beater Top by Raven Ivanova (available on SLex, her store, or discussed here).

Cripes. I wish I had seen the review on SLex before buying this product in the store. The way that this even remotely works is a black shirt with black prims. Otherwise you have a tinted shirt with texture and tinted prims with no texture. The picture on SLex is the same as the one in the store … completely contrary to what it looks like in-world.

To the maker’s credit, they do mention in several places that the product does not work well with Windlight-based viewers. What they should say is that it does not work at all. I tried an older viewer and some colour combos were acceptable but as most folks don’t use those viewers (or tweak graphics on the newer viewers per the maker’s instructions) there is no point. This product should not be sold as is. Either updated pictures should be show comparing the viewer types or the product needs to be pulled. This was purchased for me as a gift and I felt so bad I gave the generous person thier money back.

I also don’t understand why an AO is in the box if the post-purchase information notes that the effect doesn’t work with AOs. There is no mention before purchase about this serious problem.

I agree with Aydan Darcy: “Don’t waste your money.

(posted here)

A Different Incongruent Truth

The lack of blog posts lately is one part laziness, one part being busy, and more than a few parts being disgusted with Second Life™. Take a look at the picture below.

When I started the viewer this morning a look at the status info at the top right showed all was good. The news links bottom left concurred. Happily clicking the Connect button (did they copyright ‘Connect’?) I was rewarded with an offline for database maintenance message. Figuring the viewer information might be wrong I checked sources directly.

Go figure.

Now the amusing part …

As I was initially publishing this post I rechecked everything and found that a status alert had been added, but somehow some friends managed to log in.

Right. Maybe I had been tried to log in before the wave crested. Probably these folks were in-world before log-ins where closed. But information dissemination from the powers on hand can be much better organized.

Plaignante fini.