second life conceptual

  Since a month there’s a new blog on the block, concerned with exploring “↑Second Life“ (SL): ↑Second Life Conceptual by Gaynor Gritzi, Who seems especially interested in seizing the inworld heights. The latest post reports about ↑flying a jet-pack at 50,000m while leaving unending vapor trails in the sky. Rigged up test-pilot Gaynor looks like a hybrid made of James Bond, a NASA-astronaut, Rocketboy, and Buzz Lightyear. The story on the ↑maiden flight of a retro rocket ship—which ended in desaster—has some hilarious passages: “This was the last photograph taken before the retro rocketship crashed and burned. Wreckage was … Continue reading

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talked to me!

  Robin Wood’s ↑cloth templates for “↑Second Life“ (SL) really are an ingenious gift for every wannabee clothes customizer. Still my project is to make a decent black suit for Fantomas, but it is always wise to start out humble. So today I went through the process of making a T-shirt by running through Robin’s according tutorial and using ↑his template. Offline I abhorr wearing T-shirts with print on them, but this is SL … on the front I put a Soviet poster showing the 1960s Fantomas. The poster resides on my HDDs since several years, and I can not … Continue reading

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toasty technology

  Beyond the ↑Gates of ↑Hell you’ll ↑find IE—proof above. Through the depths of a hidden subterranean vault, housing his ↵mad ↑de-integration lab, I entered ↑Nathan’s toasty technology page. Besides a definite ↑opinion on Vista you will find a wealth of interesting hacks and general tech savvy Microsoft-bashing. And there are—maybe by far more important, culturally—loads of ↑Doom alpha versions screenshots.    … Continue reading

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flatland

  That’s the way my graphical user interface (GUI) meanwhile looks. By means of seemingly unending patience I hunted down a plethora of elements and gradually understood how the whole thing gets composed. First I tried to substitute everything I wanted to use by my own elements and just jettison the rest. This works for the standard applications coming with Windows, but seldomly with third party applications. Although the surfaces of lots of those are especially designed to be used with Windows, they do not readily adopt my changes, but stubbornly display elements of their own choice and looks. I … Continue reading

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avatar customizing

  Walking, running, flying, and teleporting around a vast flat world, almost free to explore, surely is one of the key features which make up “↑Second Life“‘s (SL) attractivity. Another key feature is the high moddability of your personal avatar. You not only can change clothes by drag and drop, but your whole appearance as well. For example every single female avatar I met so far had the looks of a gorgeous top model, see ↵people. Even at the top notch graphics settings I am running SL at those avatars and their outfits look pretty much perfect. So I deem … Continue reading

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people

  “↑Second Life“ still appears as a practically empty world to me, but now I’ve found numerous places where people congregate, and where you are sure to run into them. I even found people worthwhile talking to … see above. She thinks: “Why is that guy with the generic avatar and poor collision detection sitting so close to me with his arm through the table?” … Continue reading

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