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In science, a Meme (rhymes with “theme”) is a self-propagating unit of thought that is spread from one host to another. Richard Dawkins invented the term as a kind of idea-gene. Like genes, as Memes spread they mutate or die. For bloggers, Memes have become synonymous with internet quizzes, challenges, surveys, and novelties that people link to and pass around on their blogs.

My Computer Specs Meme

Pink Pirate (click here for a raw shot)

This weekend I got a new computer. I have gone ahead and updated my System Specifications page so you guys can see everything listed there but I thought, since I have some time, it would be fun and also informative if I turned this sharing experience into a meme.

Meme Instructions: Share your computer specs and answer the following questions. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.

  1. Share any of your computer specs (video card, memory, etc..) Click here if you don’t know any of those things or just share the year you bought it. I just got this computer in August of 2014 and I’ve shared all of the specs on my System Specs page.
  2. Which viewer do you use most often? – I only use the Official Second Life viewer on a regular basis. The only time I use Firestorm or any other third party viewer is when I need to login to another avatar at the same time.
  3. What is your FPS (Frames Per Second) when you have your graphics on ultra? My FPS is around 80 to 90 when my graphics are on ultra and I have shadows, advanced lighting and all that enabled.
  4. How often does Second Life crash for you? Is it usually just a viewer crash or your whole system crashes? What are you usually doing at the moment of the crash? Before this new computer, I would pretty much crash all the time, if not with a blue screen of death then a driver error or sometimes my computer would just shut down completely because I guess it got overheated. I would never be able to run Second Life, Photoshop or a browser together. If I was running SL, that’s all I could run. But with this new computer, I was able to run SL, Photoshop and Chrome with a few tabs open. I did crash a couple of times during all of this, but I really do think it’s because of my inventory and also because I’m not a very technical person and don’t know what the optimal settings are for good performance.
  5. Do you know of any tips or tricks in the settings that would improve performance? Like I said, I’m not a very technical person but one thing that I normally do which helps me with lag is keep my draw distance all the way down and only put it higher when I’m doing a shot that requires it. I would love to hear any tips you guys may have to improve my performance, graphics quality or FPS.

I have been playing around with my new computer for a day now and I am very satisfied with the results so far. With my previous computer I constantly had blue screens or my display driver would crash. I would also crash like crazy from Second Life all the time. I still crash from Second Life with my new computer though, lol. My guess is that it’s probably due to my inventory. However, I did crash a lot less and I haven’t had any blue screens or driver crashes as of yet. I even went to several laggy sims and I didn’t feel much lag. The graphics quality is very similar to my previous computer but the performance is much better. I’m hoping this one should last me a while now. I may upgrade the video card in a year or two if need be.

I don’t do the Monday Memes on a weekly basis anymore but I will do them every once in a while when I get the chance. Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

Hope you guys had a great weekend, Happy Monday! <3

*Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey/Midtone by Lara Hurley (@ Uber)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Blythe by Truth Hawks
*Outfit: Alchemy – The Pirate Wench – Pink RARE (flickr) (@ FGC)
*Pose: Label Motion by anne Dakun
Location: Black Spot Shipyard

20 Personal SL Questions Meme

Have you ever been in a social setting (like a club, party, etc…) where you meet someone new and start up a conversation and then have them spew 20 questions at you one after another without hesitation? I often get very uneasy in those types of situations because I am a somewhat private person, in […] Continue reading →

Photobomb Meme

Definition of photobomb: To hop into a photo being taken at the last moment or anytime the people/things in the background of the image hijack the original focus. Meme Instructions: Go out exploring the grid and find someone to photobomb, or share a picture or anecdote of a time that you were photobombed in Second […] Continue reading →

Second Life Friends List Meme

For this week’s Monday meme I thought it may be fun to grab a friend from your inworld friends list and then both of you can answer the following series of questions about your lists. It’s optional though, you can just answer the questions on your own if that’s easier. Meme instructions: Grab a friend […] Continue reading →

Color Meme

Zaara Kohime is releasing her Mens Classic mesh suit in a variety of bright pop colors for the Mens Dept this month, so I thought it would be fun to make this week’s Monday Meme all about color! Meme instructions: Blog a picture of your favorite color or a variety of colors that you like. […] Continue reading →

Strike a Pose Challenge!

Since Pose Fair just started this past Saturday, I was inspired to do a Pose challenge this week for my Monday Meme! Meme Instructions: Share a picture of your favorite pose or a list of your favorite posemakers on the grid! Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share […] Continue reading →

The Spring Season Challenge

(click here for raw shot) Tomorrow is April 1st and this month always reminds me of spring; probably because of the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” I thought this week would be perfect to do a spring challenge. Meme Instructions: Share a spring-themed picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t […] Continue reading →

Second Life Book Cover Meme

I have been pretty busy with RL stuff so I wasn’t able to blog my Friday Find last week, but will continue it this week. You can blame this meme on Bear Silvershade and Botgirl Questi. You see Botgirl has a twitter account which I religiously follow because she tweets the most thought provoking and […] Continue reading →

The Sexual Meme

It was around this time last year that I blogged my first Monday Meme. On March 11, 2013 I asked you guys to share 7 sl facts with me. It was just a goofy idea I got after reading one of Tymmerie’s plurks that day. Never did I imagine I would continue to do these […] Continue reading →