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Happy 2012!

Happy 2012!

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! 😛 I was also laughing at what she named it, LOL! Faint is crazy

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:

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.
  • Second Life™ Newbie Resource – Another post that was long overdue for me after being asked so many times from non-slers about SL.

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 Credits: *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)
*Promotional copies


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

6 thoughts on “Happy 2012!

  • Eliseo Diavolo

    I do love your blog berry, but not only for being a great resource for information about fashion and SL in general, I love it because I can feel its written from the heart and with passion on it. Keep up the good work and I wish you a wonderful 2012 SL and RL.

    P.S: Now you only need a Miss Mango tiara xD

  • Your blog and finding so much in what you share has certainly been one of the best things in 2011 for me. I can tell how passionate you are in what write about and of course I love your gorgeous photography. All the best for 2012.

  • I wonder if I provide Faint with my measurements then I can get a copy of that tiara in a different girth…..?

  • Hello Strawberry!

    This is just an update from Exodus’ resident renderer programmer here. We’ve fixed the eyelashes bug and more in Exodus Beta 7, which you can find the release notes for here:

    Feel free to give it a shot, and by all means, feel free to give the new Gamma Correct and Tone Mapping features a shot!

  • @Berry, I’ve only known of you and your blog a short while but I just want to say that I love your blog, I love what comes through of your heart and I’m sure it will be a great year of blogging for us both. Happy New Year.

    @Geenz, I finally have shadows in my shots but there’s some other things giving me fits, one being the size of the snapshot does not save from one shot to the next so you have to keep resizing the shot. GRR. Otherwise, great job and I’m a big fan of the Exodus now, thanks to your work and Berry letting us know about it!

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