I realized this morning that, although I’ve covered it a few times for Prim Perfect↑, I’ve never shared Jacob’s Pond↑ in a blog post.
Today wasn’t a good day for me to do this – at least not for them. I was going to get some photos and a post done come “hell or high water”, even if it meant rushing and doing a crappy job.
The good news is that I managed to fix one tiny part of my lives. I finally hit on a driver for my video card that works, and so for the first time in over a week I didn’t crash every time I turned around. :)
Now if I could just sort out the rest of my two worlds ………….
Posted by honourmcmillan on March 3, 2015
I saw a wonderful cartoon yesterday, addressing the current jokes about global warming, and really wish I could find it again to share with you. The image was of a ship, like the Titanic, with the bow pointing almost straight down; half of it already underwater. The stern was sticking up in the air and on top was the figure of a man.
The text read something like “Science says we’re sinking. That’s crazy! I’m 200 feet up!”
With much of the continent I call home getting endless snow storms, my little corner is 200 feet up. As I walked around town yesterday people were mowing their lawns and washing their cars – not typical February activities.
There was a common theme in the conversations I had with everybody else wandering around.
After agreeing that it was a beautiful day, and commiserating with the “poor bastards” back east, somebody would always say what the rest of us were thinking. “We’re going to pay for this.”
There are 3 theories about the form of payment which will be required. Some believe that winter will come back with a vengeance and destroy all the flower buds, orchards, and strawberry fields, etc.
Others are convinced we’ll have another 5 month drought with unreasonably high temperatures (as we did last year) which, for a rain forest, is not good news.
Myself, I think both are likely.
Wherever you are, remember we’re all on the same boat. Unlike much of the world, however, we can escape it temporarily in the virtual. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on February 22, 2015
It’s a wonderful day and I decided to return for a longer look at Blithe↑, a stunning build covering two sims and centered around The Pixel Bean CoffeeHouse↑. I’ll warn you now that you can spend hours exploring this landscape offered for our enjoyment by Harlow Heslop↑.
There are seaside beauty spots, hidden quirky buildings, and a forest with trails that seems to go on forever. This is not the Second Life problem I refer to in my title.
I started on Lost Angel↑ and then moved to Heart Song↑, the region where you’ll find the CoffeeHouse. I was camming around, and trying to take a photo from the top of the mountain, when strange objects starting filling my screen.
Well, I say objects, but I couldn’t select them so that might be a misnomer. Whatever was going on, these giant “things” were filling the sim. Griefing seemed like the logical cause, but again that’s not the problem I was going to bring up.
There were a few people on the island, however these “things” seemed to be emanating from one avatar next to the Pixel Bean. I could be wrong – she could have been just standing there in the middle of them for a long time because she was taking a photo for her fashion blog.
I thought it was worth talking to her before jumping to conclusions, so I tp’ed over and said “Hello”. Then I crashed (with my brand new fancy computer). That’s too much of a coincidence even for me – though I suppose it could have been the whole sim. Taking other avatars down is pretty standard, so that’s not the problem either.
I went back 30 minutes later and she was still there, so were the griefing objects. I did what any responsible resident is supposed to do – I got as close as I could and filed an abuse report (though I did explain I couldn’t select the objects and identify the culprit for certain).
The Second Life problem I encountered, which actually did piss me off? I wanted to slap her – assuming she was doing the griefing – or whoever. The problem is that my one slap animation requires me to be within 2 meters of the target. It also requires me to find it in my inventory. :) Damn!
Posted by honourmcmillan on February 21, 2015