Sunday, June 25, 2017

Landmark headaches and my new strat

I recently deleted all of my landmarks, in a frenzy to organize my SL. Half were bad, and the other half could only be found by going into the inventory folder. I have tried previously a number of different solutions, none of which really satisfied. I love modular solutions, Swiss Army knife thingies - I purchased the Neurolab phone HUD some months back as it had a landmark plugin as well as slots for dance and animations. However, the HUD REALLY slows down in high traffic areas to the point of un-usability. Also, each LM must be re-named as it defaults to showing the region name. And no notes for LM. On the plus side, it holds apparently unlimited LM's and you can easily make new folder categories. But its slow and the last thing I need is one more HUD on screeen [New tip for that coming :)]

Well.

I searched MP extensively. One product only holds 20 LM's hahaha, another had reports of memory loss, forgetting LM's, another wanted you to create notecards first,,,, I found nothing really acceptable on MP that was both affordable and truly useful.I actually considered making my own LM notecard, but this also has several problems.

One, if you have ever tried searching a very long note card, you will quickly become frustrated with the limited search capabilities. Although apparently , one can link notecards within notecards, this didn't work for me either. Clicking on the notecard hyperlink within a notecard gives an option to Open or Copy ... but the Open function didn't, at least not for me. I thought to make several category notecards and link them all together , but alas! Also, you have to first find and then Open the notecard which is kind of a hassle.

These are my problems with SL Landmarks:
1) The landmarks themselves can become out-dated as owners and creators move their stores or sims.      Fair enough, nothing we can do.
2) Organizing them is not so easy, and inevitably you end up with several duplicates, which is the       latest one? Its a real pain to keep on top of all these links.

If you are using FireStorm viewer, ALT + H brings up Teleport History which is super useful to me. Of course, there is no gurantee the place you visited 3 weeks ago is still there LOL. Honestly this takes care of  'My Most Visited Places' needs. Done deal, no HUD, no worries. For less often visited places, I am now doing this:

I decided to keep ALL of my landmarks in ONE inventory folder, with tags, for simplicity & convenience. So at least I could use the inventory search function in hopes that 200 items with the word 'Dance' would not come up haha. I made the tag very simply - I preceeded the LM title with 'LM Dance:' , or whichever tag I chose to put.

So yes I might end up with 300 LM's in one folder, but I can at least get a tags list. Without using a HUD.

So the LM will look like this:
LM Dance: Some Hot Dance Club, some sim 300, 250, 22, blah blah blah

Now I only need to open inventory with 'CTL i', type LM Dance: and hit enter. And I will be presented with a list of LM's that have the tag Dance. I could double-tag it as well:
LM Clothes:, LM Booty:, Some super expensive clothes store sim, blah blah

Another advantage of using one folder is not having to CHOOSE a category folder when you first landmark a place. Carefully choosing which category it should go into, as I used to do. Takes too long. I will keep updating this post as needs. If you like this method, please let me know, or share your own method. So far this is working for me.

TIP: In Firestorm viewer , you can add Landmarks to 'Favorites' which creates an actual button on your screen, below the URL bar, for quick access. AND when you first open up your viewer, the favorites places are available for you to initially log into, as in the case if you don't want to start at your HOME position for whatever reason. Or cannot, due to rolling restart of sim.

Why do I keep complaining on HUDs? I am sick of them stealing screen space yes even with a decent size monitor, tired of bringing them up, tired of wondering if they causing me to lag. I am all meshed up as they say, there are lots of Huddies already to deal with .... so if I can find solutions to things WITHOUT involving another HUD, I will.








Sunday, May 7, 2017

I met a new friend today

and... She's the sweetest ! And... she's the sexiest woman I have ever seen in SL!
Breathtaking .... And I am happy to know her, language problems aside. Need that translator pronto :) coz my Spanish is not so hot LOL





Just amazing!
Hope to spend more time with this amazing woman. More pics here on my My Flickr


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Trip to Japan with Amy!

Yesterday my friend Amy and I took a bus and then an airplane [ first class, naturally ! ] to Japan, Tons of fun!


Flickr Link
My friend Amy [isn't she just gorgeous?] asked me if I would like to take a trip to Japan...
We went to a sandbox where she rezzed the bus stop, and just as in RL, the bus took its own sweet time to show up. Amy proceeded to drive the bus off the edge of the sim but luckily we landed on the airport sim! We then got our tickets and got First Class seating to Japan. I had a wonderful time.

*Will update with sim location soon

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bad bad Avi!!



My Second Life avatar is buying things while I am asleep!!! OMG!! What's next, she messages my friends on her own? I thought I had been hacked but she sent me a message "Dear Human, I know you have bought me lots of clothes and things... but it was on sale & I just couldn't resist. Can't wait till payday!"

Dear Lord, help me!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Found a new Animations store

I cannot remember how I found it, LOL. It's a very LARGE store - they have belly dances which I was looking for additional ones, I did not see any couples dances even with their HUD but I may have missed them. I bought 3 of the Vogue ones- unfortunately it doesn't appear that one can buy individual dances, but they have 3 packs for 700L which isn't horrible and the animations are very smooth and nice.




Check out the MyAnimations store

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Women are not equal to men


"I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men. They are far superior and always have been. Whatever you give a woman she will make greater. If you give her sperm she will give you a baby. If you give her a house she will make you a home. If you give her groceries, she will give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she will give her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit!" 😃

*Original quote by William Golding

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A trip to Bryn Oh Second Life Sim

This reminded me a lot of the old computer game Myst- an abandoned, lonely landscape filled with strange curiosities and artifacts. Before you actually enter the exhibit, there are instructions to set your WindLight and graphics, which my laptop could barely handle LOL [Sun & Moon shadows + Projectors].

Nevertheless the sim is amazing [not to mention the sunlight] and well worth a visit.
Some raw photos below:
Photos here

While wandering around, I observed there are some videos that come up when clicking certain objects - found the two below there are probably more of them.

Scissors video

Imogen and the pigeons