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Monthly Archives: November 2008

To all my American readers, yes I know I have some, Happy Turkey Day! To the rest of the world Happy THURSDAY! 😛

Stay safe all of you! Don’t drink and drive!

Balt!

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My friend Cat, blog below, found this store that sells the most random stuff ever. Stuff that has close to no point in SL. Tongues, food, ice cream, group poses, bees, and a ton of other really fun stuff. So the owner gives free stuff to bloggers that contact her and I decided that it would be good to post some pictures!

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My little cushion fort, fun for hiding from enemies and friends.

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A metal detector, for finding stray Lindens. It beeps too.

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Dancing with maracas are fun, but apparently cat didn’t feel the same way.

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Me and Angie jazz handing our way through life!

Click here for the SLurl!

  • New lamps at Lofty Lighting! Yay! I designed a new one and that one is up at the store. I really enjoyed designing that one and it looks really good. If you want to check out the new lights go to the store because OnRez is not working right and isn’t showing the new stuff. I have submitted a ticket with the support people to see if they could clear this up!
  • DJ’ing Saturday, which is the new time for me. 8-10 pm at the Major Lift.”
  • I have a batch of photos, Photoshopped and non-photoshopped, on the desktop that will be uploaded sometime this week, may be later tonight or tomorrow night.
  • Top 10 coming soon. I know I’m not a good blogger, but Top 10’s require photos that I can’t upload from the school’s machine. So chances are it won’t be a Tuesday or Thursday post. :/ I think it is going to be about what gifts to get people for the Holidays. Original I know.
  • Need to find a way to get my blog more exposer. I want to see if I can get my way on to more blogs such as Botgirl’s Second Life Diary and Vint’s blog. Hmmm. Perhaps I need to put up their blogs first before they will add me. Hmm

There might be another post after this, but I felt the need to do a random update.

  • Monte Carlo Night is off. Doing Winter Ball in December when I have more time to set it up.
  • Friends, please send Christmas wishlists to me or Adia and we will see which gift is the cheapest.
  • I will DJ this Sunday, 4-6pm
  • Cat found this new crazy store called -RC- Cluster. It has the most random stuff for really good prices! I will get a SLURL asap. Best of all I got a free gift for being a blogger so I will have to check that stuff out and report back. And I will have pictures. YAY
  • Speaking of pictures, I took some at the Princeton sims and will post those. Unlike the previous times where it has been all untouched, I have decided to play around with the images. Also I’m thinking about following, if I have time, the Mastermind’s challenges and post them here. So that way I have another regular feature, unlike most of my just random posts.
  • Dollarbie lamp at the store! Owly has been bugging me to make one for a friend’s freebie group, so I made a simple pendant. Nothing fancy, only in-world, not OnRez. See Blogroll for the SLURL to the shop. Since I’m not at home right now, I can’t post a pic, although I might post it when I get home.
  • Not djing this week at the Lift. My week off.
  • Going to stop building my club. I lost interest in it. It was a chance for me to flex my building muscles, I wish building would work my rl muscles in order to impress a certain someone ;). If you want to see it before I take it down, please IM the next time I’m on.
  • Note to my friends that read my blog. I won’t be on much the rest of the month as I need to finish my application, which includes two essays and I have two more really long essays that need to be written for class.
  • New lamps in the works! Wee!
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Oh the insanity. With the recent decision to hike up prices $50 US, on OpenSim/Openspace, madness has broken out across the Grid and it is driving me crazy. [insert Britney Spears music video]

So people are really mad. Frankly, I have no idea why they should be mad about the price hike. You use so much data on a server, you pay for that use of data. Originally the light sims where to be used as wide open spaces that were used for say an area to fly planes and act out dogfights, not for heavy residential use. Now, some people still use the sims lightly, with some scenery and perhaps the vehicles used for the races or what not. But the fact is people are abusing the light policy. I believe that LL(tm) should have made specific guidelines about the use of the sims, which might have prevented at least some confusion on what could and couldn’t done on the sims.

Now the issue comes down to enforcement. If LL(tm) had put forth specific guidelines, how would they enforce it? Now I don’t know how many Opensims exist, but I have a feeling they are popular, that would mean that a Linden would have visit each sim to make sure the guidelines, which takes time. So this might mean that a few new Lindens would have to be hired to make sure guidelines are being followed.

This also brings up another issue. The guidelines wouldn’t be popular. It is easy to see people protesting the guidelines because it goes against LL(tm) non-involvement in what content people can produce.

So essentially the price hike was the only solution to try and fix the problem of having people abuse the conditions that the Opensim was supposed to have. Also, if people are going use the sims more then it just makes sense to charge more to balance out the server usage. Now what about the people who are using the sims in an appropriate manner? As unfair as it is, prices must be across the board because once you start granting exceptions more and more people will feel entitled to get their fee cut because they use x amount of prims or they don’t have any structures that aren’t houses or apartments.

While I can’t afford to buy and Openspace and have no reason to, I believe the price jump is not a steep one. $50 is not a lot of money. I know that people’s RL budgets are more squeezed because of the global economy, but if SL(tm) is important to you, you will make the sacrifice in order have your own sim. Plus aren’t most successful land baron’s rich? Yes this might get kick some smaller owners off, but I feel like even the land barons are complaining, when it might just increase their tier a $100 more.

Anyway I have to run,
Balt