show #145: an easter manifesto

I’ve rarely listened to a Drax pod cast all the way though in a long time. Generally they have been a rebroadcast of VR hype or some other type of hype. But this interview was thought provoking.

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

show #145.jpgjim reichert [aka illiastra] is our guest. he speaks not in his function as a microsoft employee or hololens pioneer but as the man who penned a “metaverse manifesto” of sorts.

while the neo vr crowd [jim’s term!] mingles at vrla, drax stayed put, requested permission to rename the manifesto for the season and discusses the implications of the points raised:

and just a bit to read coz we are in easter mood. sorry…

  • here is the man >>> in rl and sl:
  • jim’s manifesto:

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  • freewee ling is mentioned by jim and her art is fab! [she has a cameo in the film below]
  • are you at vrla? we are not but do not worry coz…

the drax files radio hour [with jo…

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What Second Life Means to Willow

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I am being interviewed by a reporter. In part of the interview the discussion mentioned Second Life and how I used it. While I tried to describe it in words I thought the best way was to send him a link to a video I made in 2015. So here is a link to that short video I made https://adobe.ly/2oq362a which I think will explain how I use SL. Don’t panic it takes a few seconds to load it is a full video including sound. It also automatically links to your web browser. When you see it click the right pointing arrowhead. One thing technology has not been able to do though is reproduce smells. Which I’m thankful for when I change diapers.

Things are a bit outdated but the reasons are the same. Please let me know what you think.

Couldn’t pull the plug

Not pull the plugA good Second Life (SL) friend of mine for over a decade suddenly disappeared a few weeks ago. She was the next to last person I helped get started in SL in 2005. I ask a mutual friend and she did what I almost did a year ago.

RL was getting busy so I was going to quit SL. After we got rid of all our land we were going to quit SL. So we got rid of our land but then it dawned on us. It was worth $75 a year just to keep our identity, friends, and inventory! We couldn’t pull the plug.

Over the years I’ve made too many good friends and had fun. I’ll probably be in SL till they turn the lights off.

Opps Brains

March 2017 Profile

Opps BeforeOK all together “OEEEW”. Somehow I ended up detaching the top of the skull of my Catwa Lilo mesh head. It is my favorite head although I beginning to like the LeLuka Cate head. Available at skin fair. Hair or a hat hides the brain from sight if they are adjusted properly. But I don’t like it. Plus its not sanitary.

 

 

 

 

Snapshot_002So I restored an original from a  backup.That was more complicated than I thought because of LL’s safety measures.

I usually don’t build more than stack a few prims when I have to. If I did I would know how to turn off all those safety measures. At least now the brain isn’t hanging out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Life is fun again

Cropped Willow #1In the last few years Second Life (SL) hasn’t been very as interesting as it was in 2005 through 2007. Back then I was excited to get in world and see what was happening as soon as I got up but since then it has become sort of dull. I even took a “vacation” from SL for almost two years with my activity cut back to being in world a couple hours a month. That was somewhat different than 160 hours a month.

I tried to become interested again in the middle of 2014. For about a year that worked but the interest flagged again. In my opinion SL itself was beginning to die so I started to look at alternatives. BTW I didn’t find a good one.

Then in the middle of January of 2017 I found something in SL itself. I looked at the videos of Strawberry Singh about mesh bodies and heads and saw the technology has advanced enough to be interesting. I’ve found something that makes me excited to get in world in the mornings. SL is fun again.

Chanel's Closet #2As usual I didn’t start something new in a small way. My inventory has grown by over four thousand in just a few weeks.

I tried mesh bodies and heads in 2014 but gave up on them since they were too complicated to use and I was in SL to have fun and relax. I’ve seen lots of complaints about how mesh clothing means your old inventory of non-mesh clothes is almost unusable. With some exceptions that isn’t true. It’s just that dress that looked so good in 2007 doesn’t look so good now. Replacing it is a perfect solution for a shopaholic!

Thank you Berry  ( https://strawberrysingh.com )