While I have you here I thought I'd talk about a couple things that I covered on plurk the other day.
Mesh Debug Settings – Recently I was having a lot of issues with mesh: It would not load properly, sometimes when I wore something it would be invisible and I would have to reattach it for it to appear and then other times it would stay blurry. Then a friend suggested I play with the following settings in the debug menu and set them accordingly:
Now I’ve noticed that since I did that, things have been running a lot smoother. I’m not sure how this affects viewer performance, but I don’t seem to have any issues with major lag. So I just thought I’d share this here in case it helps you guys out a bit too.
Blog Feed Settings – I recently changed my blog feed settings so if you were reading my blog in a reader such as google reader or even on the fashion feeds you will no longer see the whole post, but just a summary without pictures. The reason I did that is because I am planning to do more nsfw pictures and everytime I do I usually get complaints about them being splashed all over the fashion feeds (like in the comments of my NSFW lust post here). So I figured it would be easier if I just changed my settings so no pictures are viewable unless you actually click through to my blog. I’m sincerely sorry for the inconvenience, I know how irritating that is, but I hope you guys still take the time to click over and read my gibberish. <3
What Not To Wear in Second Life – This is something that’s been all over plurk the past few days and it airs tonight at 6pm SLT so I thought I would share the link to the article NWN just did on it. I’m not sure if y’all watch the show, but you might want to set it to record or try and catch it tonight, it’s on in 15 minutes! If you miss it though, you might be able to catch it on The Learning Channel site later on or maybe on youtube.
So I do have quite a lot I want to talk about in this post but before I start I thought I would share my New Year’s resolutions with you guys. I posted them on my facebook page here, what are your resolutions?
My crazy friend Faint Paulse has been threatening me for a year now about making this Miss Internetz tiara for me. She basically calls me Miss Internetz all the time, as you can see in this recent plurk here. I have no idea how it started and why she does it but I laugh my ass off each time. I never in my wildest dreams thought she would actually go through with it and make the tiara though so when she dropped it on me this morning I just knew I had to take a pic in it. LOL Thank you Faint, I love you! <3 I do believe that everyone should have this Miss Internetz tiara so I think y'all should totally IM her and harass her to sell it in her store. Yes, this is my revenge! :P I was also laughing at what she named it, LOL!
The latest update to Exodus Viewer was just released about an hour ago. I’ve installed it and tried it out and it’s working just as smoothly as the previous version I blogged about here, however I am having the eyelash alpha issue which is listed in this blog post as a known issue. So I will have to wait for the next release or until that bug is fixed.
One of the best things about this latest Exodus release is that it has the new Mesh Deformer code from Qarl Linden. Check out Qarl’s video I’m embedding below or view it on this youtube page: http://youtu.be/yoOywmSKG2k
Finally, I was looking over some of my older posts from 2011 and got a bit nostalgic. Although I do admit that 2011 was not the best year for me personally, I had quite a few ups and downs in regards to family, friends and those that were very close to me, I did have a fulfilling year of blogging. I thought I would share a few of my favorite posts from 2011.
What’s Your Digits? – I really enjoyed how everyone contributed towards this post and all that resulted from it. Thank you to all those that participated and that still participate by submitting their digits to the flickr group.
Exploring Second Life™ – I often got asked how I found the sims I took pics at and it was always hard to pinpoint and name all the different places I visit. This post really helped me get organized and I still use it myself at times.
Those were definitely my top three favs that I did. There are so many more that I loved writing as well, especially those where I rambled and spoke from the heart. This blog is so therapeutic for me at times and has done so much for me on a personal level. I’d like to end this post with a story I’ve shared before in one of my previous blog posts, it’s the donkey story. I thought this would be a good time to share it again because it’s one of those stories that I always go back to. I remember my father reading it to me when I was a little girl and I do admit that it has helped me get through a lot of tough times. Please excuse my poor translation and if I forget or mixup any information.
Long time ago there lived a scholar named Luqman. Luqman wanted to teach his children a very important lesson in life. So one day he asked his son to come travel with him on a journey.
On this journey Luqman brought a donkey along and requested his son to ride the donkey. So his son rode the donkey as Luqman followed on foot beside them. After a little while they came across a group of people who stared at them distastefully and said,
“What a disrespectful son! He makes his father walk on foot as he rides the donkey so comfortably.”
Upon hearing this, Luqman and his son switched positions and Luqman started to ride on the donkey while his son followed on foot beside him. After a little while they came across another group of people who stared at them distastefully as well and said,
“What a horrible father! He makes his son walk on foot while he rides the donkey so comfortably.”
Upon hearing this Luqman asked his son to join him on top of the donkey. So they continued their journey with both of them riding on the donkey together. After a little while they came across another group of people who stared at them distastefully as well and said,
“What cruel people to put so much weight on such a little animal in this scorching heat. How can the poor donkey carry such a burden?”
Upon hearing this Luqman and his son both dismounted and continued their journey on foot beside the donkey. After a little while they came across another group of people who stared at them and pointed and laughed while repeating,
“What foolish men to walk on foot in this heat. Why aren’t they using their donkey?”
At this point Luqman turned to his son and said,
“Now do you see son what the people have said. No matter what you do or how you do it, people will always find a way to criticize you.”
So the moral of the story and my reason for sharing is, don’t try to please everyone, because that is impossible. Do what you feel is right in your heart.
And that’s my main new years resolution this year, I’m going to follow my heart…I hope you do the same. <3
Thank you for reading and supporting my blog and all the rambling that I do on it! I'm looking forward to more blogging adventures in 2012. Happy New Year! <3
*Skin: -Glam Affair- Linn Tan – D 02 by Aida Ewing
*Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Warm Silver (M) by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Exile Lashes: Lush by Kavar Cleanslate
*Hair: Vanity Hair:Lexington-Jet Black + hair base by Tabata Jewell
*Necklace & Earrings: FINESMITH- Paulinha’s MVW Formal by Yula Finesmith
*Tiara: Ladies who Lunch – Long live Miss “Berry” Queen of the Internetz! by Faint Paulse (Custom made for me)
A few days ago I logged into another wonderful “strawberry” present from Mr. Winter Jefferson. I’m totally adding this post to my Berrylicious category. I love it when he spoils me. :D I think he does it because he’s afraid of me. He’s scared because he doesn’t know exactly how I’ll get him back for all the times that he tortures me. So all these presents that he sends me are all his way to butter me up so I won’t take my epic revenge (that I’ve already starting planning btw so WATCH OUT). But for now, thank you Mr. Jefferson, I hate you more then ever. <333
There’s only one more day for you to grab all of the gorgeous locks at Hair Fair. My hair is from Sugar Smack, which is a new store that has made its debut at the fair. Sugar Smack has a small selection of adorable styles at the moment but the creator, Accountant Adzebills, has lots more in store for the future. The store officially opens after Hair Fair.
My skin is Amelie, the latest from Glam Affair. Recently someone asked me how I processed the skin in one of my images and I told them that I really didn’t need to process that much at all because Glam Affair skins are like butter. They are just incredibly smooth and sexy. Pick up a demo of Amelie at the Glam Affair mainstore and try it on for yourself.
*Skin: Glam Affair Amelie Light by Aida Ewing
*Hair: !Sugar Smack: Bunni/French Vanilla by Accountant Adzebills (Currently at Hair Fair)
Hair Wreath: .:Marigold:. Strawberry Hair Wreath by Margaret Milner (ily Mr. Jefferson <3)
*Necklaces: LaGyo_Kenya multi-strand necklaces by Gyorgyna Larnia
*Palm: LaGyo_Hand palms by Gyorgyna Larnia
*Poses: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson
It’s very rare that someone actually wants to take a picture of me, usually I’m the one behind the lens. That’s why I was totally honored and excited when Julia Merosi of je suis asked me to pose for one of my favorite photographers, Leah McCullough. I love this picture so much, thank you Leah and thank you for the gorgeous strawberry set Julia!
Here’s what I’m wearing:
*Skin: Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
*Eyelashes: je suis by Julia Merosi
*Hair: Exile by Kavar Cleanslate
*Top: Zaara by Zaara Kohime
*Jewels: je suis by Julia Merosi
As you can tell, I just love strawberry-themed items. :D Once again I have Mr. Jefferson to thank for my new strawberry outfit. He got me this adorable strawberry bikini created by Karissa Silversmith of Touche which is located on the Eros sim where you will find a showcase for Teen Talent. It’s a great place to check out some of the fresh new designs. You will find a lot of cute and adorable items there. I just fell in love with this bikini.
The necklace I’m wearing matches so perfectly and the best part about it is that it’s named after meeeeee :D Fraise means strawberry in French and this adorable necklace will be available at Culture Shock tomorrow. Thank you Julia! <3
I also wanted to talk about some of the fabulous contests that are currently going on. The first one I wanted to mention (and the one I did this picture for) is the Skin Addiction contest. You can read all of the details on the Skin Addiction blog and submit your pictures to their flickr group. There are a ton of prizes to be won and the contest ends on May 18th.
I admit to being a complete contest addict and hope to enter some of these. Good luck if you enter too!
*Skin: Tuli Sara petal by Tuli Asturias
*Hair: Truth Jacqueline espresso by Truth Hawks
Bikini: Touche Juicy Brakini Fraise by Karissa Silversmith
*Necklace: je suis fraise necklace by Julia Merosi (Available at Culture Shock on May 1st)
*Glasses: Deco Swank Glasses Polka Dots Cherry by Betlog Hax
*Pose: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson
Location: Crossing Currents Beach