So what exactly is graph search and how will it affect the Second Life user? Unlike your facebook news feed, timeline or even the Google search engine, graph search will be powered by your Facebook likes. What does that mean? That means whatever information you have that is public on your Facebook profile can easily be searched and linked to information that you have liked.
As you can see in both videos on this page, I did a simple search for people who like the Second Life facebook page and was able to find all the public profiles of people that were residing in Orlando, Florida. Now, I don’t know about you but I like to keep my real self separate from my second life persona, only because I believe everyone on the internet is a serial killer, joking :D (not really). Anyhow, it’s good to have a certain level of privacy, especially since Facebook requires your real name for facebook profiles.
I’ve done a quick five minute video below that will go over Facebook Graph search briefly and guide you through some settings you might want to look at. Here’s the link to the video but I’m also going to embed it below: http://youtu.be/esAqqzMfyKM
Being away on vacation for 10 days I’ve now returned to discover that I’m terribly rusty in SL and Photoshop, LOL! So please bear with me while I get myself used to it all again!
I blogged the Femdroid by Chip Midnight about a month ago, since then he has released the male version of the droid. I couldn’t help posing with ManBerry for a lovey dovey pose with the droids, I thought it would make a cute photo. I especially love this adorable couple’s pose from Exposeur. The bench comes with the pose!
As for my vacation, I had a really wonderful time. It was just the break I needed. I feel so rejuvenated and I’m going to steal what Mr. Jefferson said to me earlier in IM: “I have that deep, serene peace in the bottom of my being back.” Also, I didn’t make any new years resolutions this year. I’m just going to take care of me and feel better about myself.
I’m looking forward to lots of new adventures in 2013, I hope you’ll join me for the ride! Happy 2013! <3
I was recently asked to try out the CTS Wardrobe, by designer Carlyle Theas, which is a fantastic product that will assist you in organizing all your outfits and inturn your whole SLife! :P
I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive at first because I wasn’t sure I would be able to figure out how to use it and get frustrated with myself. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and in just under an hour I was able to put on and upload several outfits to the website.
Now I’m sure y’all know that my inventory is insane and continues to be insane on a daily basis. So what I do like to do is create cute outfits and save them so I can throw them on whenever I need them. However, after a while my outfits list becomes so long and I totally forget which outfit was which because I can’t see what it looks like so then I just start deleting them. This is when the CTS Wardrobe comes in very handy.
The CTS Wardrobe comes with a HUD and an actual closet that you can rez inworld inside your home. The closet is texture change so you can match it to your home decor and it becomes a beautiful statement piece. Since I don’t really have a home I just rezzed it on my platform to show you guys, however the closet is not something you need to rez and use in order for this system to work, so I’m probably not going to keep it rezzed. I will just use the website to view all my outfits.
When you attach the HUD and click on the center yellow button, you will be prompted to go to a website. This will take you to your personal Wardrobe website. At this link you will see all of the outfits that you take a snapshot of like I did. Taking snapshots of the outfits is the easiest part. All you have to do is rez the stand that comes in the HUD, which comes with its own mini-studio like background that is color change and also has built in poses.
I decided to use my own background and my own pose just for speed purposes. Then I hit the snapshot button, chose “send to email” and then in the “to” field I put in the cts wardrobe email address, the “from” field is my name, the “subject” is the name of my outfit and finally in the “message” field I put some tags in. I figured for tags I would use the names of the designers so I can pull up all the outfits by designers if I ever need to. I also added a few other tags whenever I thought necessary like: skirt, jeans, tanks, etc… Then I hit send and it automatically sent it to my Wardrobe website.
I think it’s a great system for someone who’s lost in a sea of inventory and looking to get organized. Since it’s the holidays as well, it’s definitely the perfect gift for the girl (or guy) that has everything already. Here are a few links with more information for you guys.
I’ve been feeling a bit more adventurous lately so trying out complete mesh avatars more often, something I rarely did before. I had to blog this one because I just felt that it was so well done. The talented Mr. Chip Midnight has created a FemDroid rigged mesh avatar that comes in three different colors. I decided to go with the Classic White because I loved the way it shined. He also has a weathered droid and a constructor droid as well.
It comes with a complete body alpha and a shape (which I didn’t use). Then there are two attachments, one for torso and the other for legs and voila, you’re all set. I think it’s a great avatar if you are into roleplaying or even if you just want to try something new. The demos are available on marketplace for free as well as in the mainstore.
I decided to use male poses for this post because I thought they worked well with the avatar. However, now I’m thinking about picking up a cool new AO for this av. I need to search the marketplace to see if there’s any droid AOs. You guys have any suggestions?
So I did this post really quickly as you can see since I’m not even wearing my dress properly. (I’m just going to be over here crying in the corner). I realized after I took the quick snaps that I am wearing the corset under the skirt and well, let’s just pretend that never happened, ok? Deal.
Now, if you don’t have Ms. Inara Pey’s informative blog in your readers, you really should add it now. I always read hers and Nalates for all the latest technological news in Second Life. Well this morning I read her post about the Beta viewer 188.8.131.527755 which was released on December 5th, 2012, you can click over to her blog for all the details but basically she said that the gridlines (tiling) issue that has plagued the majority of SL bloggers and photographers has been fixed.
Beta Viewer – 5760×3084
I quickly left a comment in her post professing my love to her (how could I not?) and then immediately downloaded the latest beta viewer. I decided to really test it out by running two viewers at once using my alt once again. I quickly threw on a fancy dress and totally wore it wrong. Then I headed down to a very elaborate sim that can be quite laggy at times and snapped both of these raw shots.
So here’s the issue. I normally take all of my pictures at 5760×3084, which is exactly 3 times my screen resolution. However, I noticed when I tried to do that, I got that bar on the side. In fact, if I took an image above 4000 width, then it just wouldn’t work. However, at 4000, you can see it is spotless without any gridlines.
Both of these images are complete raw shots, they have not been photoshopped or cropped and their full original sizes can be viewed on flickr if you click the images.