Sunday, September 30, 2018

Great Second Life Destinations: Autumn Arrives at Jacobs Pond

The Pines at Jacobs Pond changes with the four seasons into unique North American environments. The current rendition is that of a country village right at the beginning of the fall foliage season. . Shops and straight country lanes yield store signs and charming vistas.  This is a great place to hang out and enjoy the glorious sunshine of Indian Summer before colder rains and snow arrive in the Northern Hemisphere.

To visit this highly recommended destination:

You can check out more blog postings and reviews of this destination over at Scoop it! Destinations:

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To see how this destination looked in the autumn of 2016 in a different light setting:

Windlight Photography Information:

Sky Setting:  Fine Day  (standard in Firestorm and other viewers) 

Water Setting:  Destination

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday's Memorial of NakedCarl Paneer - From Bock McMillan's Blog

Photography of NakedCarl Paneer's Memorial Service by Bock McMillan

Carl Gee, aka Blogger NakedCarl Paneer was remember by his friends  at a warm and moving memorial service yesterday at Viper Isles yesterday.

Over 49,000 Linden was raised for various real life charities that NakedCarl supported at a dance party after the event.

Ryce Skytower was one of the speakers at the event.

From Bock's Blog:

"Let anyone who says anything negative about Second Life be answered with "Yes, but you did not know NakedCarl Paneer." And may all of us hope that all virtual worlds in the future be fortunate enough to have their own NakedCarl to let sunlight shine in all parts of the electronic universe." (Ryce Skytower at NakedCarl's memorial service, 9/22/2018)

For more coverage of the event and more photography please head over to Bock's Blog:

Friday, September 21, 2018

NakedCarl Paneer Memorial Service Information --- Set For Saturday, September 22 @ 12:00 Noon SLT

As many of you already know, our great friend, fellow blogger NakedCarl Paneer, passed away this week.  His memorial service is set for tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, at Viper Isles, and will begin at 12:00 Noon SLT.  A Charity Fundraiser and Celebration of Life Party will follow. 

The location will be open one hour early -- at 11:00 a.m. -- for arrivals.

Here is the landing area:



DJ Ez Mirabella has sent the following message to everyone who will be attending the service-

PLEASE!!! Remove any and all huds (Vampire Huds etc) and scripts you have to avoid any possible lag issues during the event while on the sim we do expect a large number of people and the less lag we have the better it is. for anyone here to pay their respects.

As you arrive at the Landing Point we ask you take your time to walk down to the service site, you will see pictures of about Naked Carl Paneer some done by himself, Others by Markarius Viper and Bock Macmillan. These pictures will block you at a few points from going the wrong way and direct you down the hill to the service site

These pictures will give you and others the time to look through Carl's life in Second Life and the amazing journey he had.

Carl passed away on what would have been his 8th Rez Day in SL and I am sure there are many people around the Gay Grid who have come to know and meet him during his life here. During the service, you will hear some of the many things about this many and his life he was proud of outside of SL. So there is more for you to read and see.

Please don't TP down or take a TP from a friend.

When you get to the service area there will be a short walk to the seating, but just before the seating, there is a guestbook you can sign and leave a few words or comments. Carl's Real Life Family have selected the charity of choice for them is the SOMC HOSPICE, the Southern Ohio Medical Hospice, You can support this charity by depositing some lindens into the donation. Or after the service at the fundraiser party to follow all DJ tips on the 22nd will go to the above-named charity.

Thank You In Advance

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mourning the Passing of Blogger NakedCarl

Our good  friend, blogger NakedCarl passed away on Sunday, September 16.

He will be missed by many good friends.

For more information read the post over at Bock McMillan's blog.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I Am Revising My Prior Report. The New Firestorm Viewer Is Stable.

In a prior post, I expressed some reservations on the new version of the Firestorm Viewer.

I can now report that after six weeks of usage the new viewer is stable.  You can install it without recommendations.

Benja and I both thought that the new viewer was somewhat slow when rendering complex landscapes compared with prior versions, but has some advanced features you can read about over at Inara Pey's Blog. We use very different graphic settings on Intel devices, AMD and Apple users may have different experiences.

Benja and I both do clean installs -- something mandatory whenever upgrading viewers due to increasing application complexity.

You can download the new Firestorm viewer, version at the Firestorm download page: