Thursday, May 21, 2009

Well sh*t

It started out simply enough. I've been working hard on my new project - and had been doing most of it on the roof of the new building. Who knew that would become a tourist destination eh? Complete strangers keep popping up in front of me asking what I'm doing.

I'd finally had enough so I decided to use the skybox rezzer that came in the Designer Showcase Network drop the other day. Simple enough and it worked great.

Then I thought the simplest thing to do would be to "take" the stuff I was working on and then rezz it as a group in the skybox. I should have just "taken a copy". Seems I was overly aggressive when I highlighted the parts I wanted - but they didn't look highlighted, honest!

So fine I rezzed the huge group again and prepared to put it all back where it belonged. However. I don't seem to have modify permissions on these things anymore. sigh

So I'll take the dog for a walk. Come back and delete the stuff in the wrong place and start again.

Some days ...................

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Designer Showcase Network

Arminasx has done a terrific job of explaining the Designer Showcase Network - so I strongly suggest you read his post. I will say that I too belong and that I have a kiosk on Taylor Bay.

Note that my kiosk is right beside the one for Tunes in SL. :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Stop and smell the flowers!

It's not been the best of days. Got bad news this morning but managed to keep working. I got one thing done and lifted my camera briefly and saw this. No special settings, no magic camera work. Just a nice view. This lifted my spirits. :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Well this made me cry. I think I'm overtired but it's also a fabulous piece. Thanks to Hamlet for including it in his blog!

Update: I found the song haunting and had to go try and find it (if everybody else knows it well tough, I didn't). I hadn't heard of Midge Ure til now:

If, like me, you were not familiar with this artist here is a brief excerpt from his Wikipedia entry:

Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, keyboard player, and songwriter. He enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and 1980s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, The Rich Kids, Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and co-organised both Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. He twice received an Ivor Novello with Geldof for co-writing "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save The Children. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of his real name, Jim.

Boy that looks a lot like the SecondLife hand in his video. I feel like I've just stumbled on something I should have known about two years ago and everybody has been laughing at me for being ignorant. Ahh well, I'm sure there's a huge volume of stuff I don't know. :)

Galleria Szczepanski

Those who know me know that I have a thing for builders. :) I empathize with somebody who buys or rents a big chunk of land and then just starts building things on it. Working away day after day relentlessly. Hoping in the back of their minds that others will see it and enjoy it. And it's so cool if you build something and people like it!

I'm so busy these days I don't do much exploring so it's pure serendipity if I happen to land on unfamiliar ground.

I did today and I really enjoyed this build. The builder is the type of person I can relate to - I can just imagine him choosing all the pieces, building this and that, making it all fit together with love and irritation and hope.

If you have a chance - go visit Galleria Szczepanski and appreciate what this man has done. :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

IBM Virtual Cultural Festival

I spent a (way too brief) bit of time at the IBM Virtual Cultural Festival this morning. It is open to us civilians and is a sim full of exhibits by IBM'ers from around the world. It's well worth the visit (check out Brasil and Romania)!

There is science/art and yes, culture :) The exhibitors are (I believe) intended to answer 4 questions about heroes, culture, food, and business. And anything else they feel like I guess. :)

I was lucky enough to hear some live music by Fricker Fracker at his exhibit - Native Americans. I closed my eyes and imagined I was back in Canyon de Chelly. :) very nice!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Working in the back room!

No I'm not posting often these days. I'm working on that project I mentioned and it's eating up most of my days. Every time I poke at a new corner of it the darn thing grows three sizes! :)

So yes, the store is still empty and will be for a while. I had thought to launch at the beginning of June but that is just too early. My current target date is Canada Day - July 1. If you don't hear much from me in the meantime just picture me muttering as I hammer away. :) But mark that date in your calendars - there will be a big party!