Sunday, 31 January 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
After removing my ao (animation override) I hopped in and off we went. The car is a vintage Monarch Roadster, shiny red and glamorous. I felt like a film star as I drove through Mayfair, the only thing missing was my sunglasses. But never mind, I still looked pretty good behind the wheel, and the tour itself is very comprehensive, passing all the hotspots of the sim: The Coach and Horses, Bogie’s and Mayhem Club, as well as providing information on renting houses and commercial properties.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Asking them about the time they parted for a little while, I wanted to know how it felt to get back together again, they told me “We both went through a difficult time in our real lives and decided it was best to sort those out, but to be honest, we never were apart . We were always together in SL, always on the phone, but finally saying ok, I can’t be without u in my life, scared us and we will never be apart again.” I asked them if they thought the stresses of SL might have contributed to their parting, as they both work in Virtual London, Brie as a Director and Seany as a Manager. They said “Yes SL is very stressful more than Real life at times. With the jobs we have, sometimes the pressure is a lot. But we make sure that we have ‘us time’ everyday. In the beginning it was hard to separate the 2 but over time we have learned to say no it’s our time now.”
And what about the future when they are married in real life and have to log on to SL in the same home. Brie told me “Seanys just said u ain’t touching my pc tut tut he needs obedience school before the wedding I think lol. Yes we will be on SL, still on as it is a big part of our lives. He can just be in another room hahaha so I can’t nag him what u doing where are u, rofl.”
Congratulations to Brie and Seany on their real life engagement, it was the most enchanting news ever to hear of their wedding plans as we celebrated the New Year, I wish them every happiness for the future.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
It was all going really well at the Guns n Roses concert, the sim was full with avatars, I counted 67 at one time, and people were still trying to get in, it was another outstanding success for London Director Brie Janick!! However I missed some action, trying, as ever, to take photos, I kept crashing and when I returned observant Eveshka Blackheart sent me the news that an assault had taken place on the lead tribute singer Axl Rose! A man with a cosh had got onto the stage and promptly set about hitting Axl. Eveshka said there was blood everywhere!! Being quick Eveshka managed to get a picture of the assault and told me the perpetrator had been swiftly ejected and the show went on. Tribute singer Axl carried on bravely, in spite of a bit of a headache and loss of blood, to the cheers of the audience who were having a great time.
The man with the cosh even had the nerve to talk about his assault on group chat after the event, I wonder if he will be banned from future concerts, that would be a blow for him he wouldn’t be expecting!!
Monday, 18 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
I went out on my rounds last night, keeping the streets safe in my policewoman uniform, complete with truncheon and handcuffs. As I proceeded down through Knightsbridge, I came across a rowdy crowd misbehaving in the Underground club, a den of iniquity if ever there was one! I proceeded with caution through the door of the club and a shocking sight met my eyes, there for all to see was an assortment of suspicious looking people, all in their work clothes. They must have skived off of work because of a bit of snow on the highways! Talking about snow, there was another police officer who was actually dancing instead of doing her duty, Snow Sweetwater was having a good time and had the nerve to look a lot better in her uniform than I did, that alone is an offence and I suspect it would incur a hefty fine of around 200 Lindens! I decided to just caution her on this occasion! Hostess Amourette Dubrovna still had her maids uniform on and was trying to control the crowd with a feather duster, it may work with cobwebs but not this drunken lot! Redstar Iwish was aiding and abetting Amourette by playing some outrageously good music that the boisterous rabble enjoyed so much they refused to go back to work! TXBarbara told everyone to "Shake It", I think they must have been trying to drop their stash hoping I wouldn’t see it. Then through the door came a career criminal in his striped prison outfit, Ed Follet, he was as bold as brass as he walked in. He was so good at being a cat burglar that he escaped before I could take his picture!! I had to rub my eyes as I spotted Eliza Sandalwood in the middle of the dance floor, she was a huntress and straight out of the film Avatar, no doubt she too should have been out hunting instead of having a good time in the UGC.
Reluctantly I got called away for a meeting with my Chief Constable. However, after the meeting I was called back to the club because someone had reported a punch up going on between Brie Janick and Al1 Dalglish. Luckily I arrived just in time to keep the peace and separate them! Seany1235 Blinker, who had taken over from Redstar to dj, sighed with relief as Brie and Al1 shook hands and made up! Another successful night on the beat in old virtual London Town!
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
If you are somewhere like the Underground or Mayhem clubs or the Coach and Horses in virtual London it’s good fun to join in the chat when you like, dance and relax, well that’s the idea anyway, I am finding life a little more difficult lately as I seem to get complete strangers IM me out of the blue, maybe they have read some of my stuff on the internet, who knows, or maybe they just want a chat, but dealing with three or four IM’s at a time isn’t one of my finest talents. Not wanting to be rude to people, I try to answer them, whilst hoping I don’t get the chat windows mixed up and answer the wrong person with the wrong response, but alas it does happen sometimes, and even worse it may come out in ordinary chat making me sound like a nutcase!! I’ve even said goodbye to people in the club because I only glanced at the local chat and thought they were leaving, when in fact, they were saying goodbye to someone who really was leaving! I believe we have all done that at some stage though; I can’t be alone in mixing chat windows up! That’s how it was last night, I couldn’t even listen to the music properly in the UGC, whilst talking to three of my friends and two new people who I had never laid eyes on before. I would imagine the London team and business people in SL suffer this IM stress all the time and some must cope better than others. I know I have suggested this before, but I think it is high time that the Lindens, bless ‘em, devised a method that allows one chat IM channel at a time to be open with a message to other people trying to get through that says ‘sorry IM engaged, please try later’. I know you can say to the people “sorry I can’t chat now” as I had to one of my friends last night, but it always seems bad manners and like a snub, but it truly isn’t. So limiting IMs to one at a time would solve that problem. Conferencing isn't always very good either as chat lag seems to be rife whilst using that. Another problem is, with all the IM tabs open with people talking to you, you may miss an IM from someone because the tab is hidden and you have spent all evening not answering because you were unaware that they were there! So please excuse me if I don’t answer you if you send an IM, the system doesn’t really work very well for me!
A handy tip I picked up on my travels to a scripting centre the other day, is how you can leave your avatar dancing in the club whilst going off and eating your tea and you won’t get logged out. You will need the Advanced Menu in your top bar, so if it’s not showing that’s Ctrl Alt together with D (Ctrl Option D for Mac users), then from Advanced click on Character then Character tests, and uncheck Go Away/AFK When Idle. You will find your avatar stays around. I would imagine this could open up a whole new world to ‘camping’ (earning Linden dollars by sitting or dancing somewhere), as people won’t have to keep coming back and giving their ‘mouse’ a hefty rattle to wake up their av before getting logged off by being timed out.
There were some tips for reducing lag too, under Edit, Preferences, then Graphics you can click the custom box in the right hand corner and reset your options to low in the various settings as well as setting the graphics slider to it’s lowest point too. I tend to raise it to High or Ultra when I am taking photos but then reducing it again to get around SL. I still crash though, but I think that is me junking up my computer, just like my inventory, it’s out of control! I sometimes have loads of windows open on my desktop as well and that’s just asking for trouble!
I’m off now to create a floating text sign that says ‘Sorry if I’m not answering you in IM, I’m just having a nervous breakdown’