27 October 2011

Mesh clothes

Remember the mesh clothing deformer project? They're fully funded. I'm buttering that popcorn.

23 October 2011

So True! hahaha

If you've worked in the software industry or dealt with trying to keep a project on track, read this.

21 October 2011

Buying a sim? Buy now and pay no setup fees.

Want to buy a sim without paying setup fees?  I can't remember the Lab doing this before. I guess it will help answer the question about how much a barrier the setup fees are vs the monthly fees.

18 October 2011


I just finished a bunch of small Avatar Toolbox updates related to avatar masks or mesh along with pruning or replacing dead links.

I'm still thinking about how I want to write up deformer AOs and rigged mesh. Well, I'm trying to, but between the soothing movements of those butterflies in the picture last entry and the fact that I'm getting drowsy... zzz

17 October 2011


Old avatars never die. They just slowly gather moss.

10 October 2011

J is for Jira: Alphabet Game

So, what do you do if you find something wrong with the SL viewer or sim code? This isn't WoW where you hit a button and leave a message for a GM.

You enter a bug report into the SL Jira. It's used for bug reports and feature requests, not technical support problems.

I personally find using bug tracking software this way to be offensive. It's not designed for customers. Many people have no idea what to pick from all drop down boxes or put in the text boxes, much less how to describe a software problem in a way useful for a software engineer. Customers often find the interface confusing. In my snarkier moments, I assume the goal was to cut down the number of bug reports by convincing people not to bother making them.

You have to be logged into the SL website to see jira listings, which means you're stuck using the built-in search engine. I'd rather use Google myself. (That's how I find things on the SLMarketplace. I love being able to shop on the web but hate the half-assed search function.)

For those of you who code, the LSL Portal links directly to jira bug reports relating to specific functions.

Once you're logged in, you can vote or comment on bug reports in the system. Voting is a way to express interest. You can also follow a report so you receive notification of updates or changes in status.

06 October 2011

Would you like mesh clothes to just fit?

I'm making popcorn. There's an independent project trying to get funds to pay the former Qarl Linden (of sculpt map fame) to make mesh clothes fit by modding viewer code. Prim Perfect has the best wrap-up of the mesh clothing situation I've seen.

02 October 2011

I is for Inventory: Alphabet Game

Articles, blog entries, and tutorials about organizing and cleaning out your avatar's inventory abound. I always find things I never knew I had.

Remember to laugh now and again!