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LL keeps updating the performance of the baseline viewer

Features on the way soon (from Inara Pey):

Also mentioned in the post is the new Notifications RC viewer and the Quick Graphics viewer, both of which are both available as release candidate viewers. The former provides a new front-end for handling incoming notifications (and which I previewed here). The latter provides both the new Avatar Complexity functionality (which replaces the old ARC / ADW) and the abilities to create, save and quickly re-use sets of your own graphics presets for use in different environments and settings. Again, I’ve previewed both of these here and here.

The notifications viewer offers a new way of managing notifications and is featured in the Lab's blog post

The Quick Graphics viewer allows you to create and save your own graphics presets to suit different requirement,s and which can be quickly loaded and used with just a couple of mouse clicks

The exciting part of this to me is the saved ‘Graphic Presets’ for altering your settings to deal with performance.

You’re flying across Caledon. You want long draw distance.
You’re at a dance, you want short draw distance and lots of avatars rendered.
You’re indoors, you don’t need shadows.
You’re taking portraits or landscape pictures, you want all shaders, lights, and shadows. You probably do not need lots of avatars rendered.

All these things impact your computer’s workload a great deal. They impact the fun of your experience.

Also included in these changes will be updates to Avatar Complexity and settings you can choose to put special conditions on very lag inducing avatars. All those events you like to browse where 40 plus AVs are wearing jewels, wings, particles, and five layers of mesh? Maybe you just don’t need to see the most complex AVs except as a colored cartoon blob that you can walk around.

Stay perky, readers.

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Caught in Eternal Suspense

17772687486_7279bb1b10_kReally interesting sense of space.

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Eternal Suspense, Giovanna Cerise - LEA 21The Eternal Suspense, Giovanna Cerise – LEA 21

The Eternal Suspense is the title of Giovanna Cercise’s latest full region installation now open at the Linden endowment for the Arts, as a part of the 8th round of the Artist in Residence programme.

A complex piece mixing geometrical forms with human elements, the installation extends several hundred metres into the air, encompassing a number of distinct levels. Within the lattices and sphere which give a sense of order to the the build, there is also an element of disorder: human figures rising from the lowest platform, climbing the lattices upwards into the sky, stretching up towards a white figure crouched at the highest level.

The Eternal Suspense, Giovanna Cerise - LEA 21The Eternal Suspense, Giovanna Cerise – LEA 21

Giovanna has taken as her theme the Apollonian and Dionysian philosophical dichotomy, perhaps most famously expounded within Friedrich Nietzsche in his 1871 study, The Birth of…

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Not dead… still wondrous.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/forgotten-wonders-of-the-digital-world-second-life

and

http://zikiquesti.blogspot.com/2015/05/atlas-obscura-pays-visit.html

Some interesting reporting on the continuing upside of Second Life art, from one of my fav web pages.

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Double Trouble meme

Strawberry wants to double your meme threat….
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Meme instructions: Share your answers to the following suggestions. Don’t forget to link your post in the comments.

Two online screen names you’ve had: Well, gosh. I’m not that old to have a bunch. Darlingmonster Ember and EyeofSerpent are names I’ve used.

Two video games you’ve played: Rifts and Star Wars: the Old Republic

Two things you love about Second Life: Taking pictures and touring the pictures of other Second Life avatars.

Two things you’ve done in Second Life: I’ve done the Poppins Challenge and won a few keen racing events.

Two things you still want to do in Second Life: I want to build an undersea house and I also want to build an unseelie fae vehicle that is steampunk creepy.

Two things you like about your Second Life avatar: I like my ears are so distinctive and I like that I can flip skins for a mood or an event statement!

Two of your Second Life Pet Peeves: Scripting is so darn complex and no tutorials for low impact mesh building.

Two things you did as a newb that you’re embarrassed of: I’m not really that embarrassed, but early on before I discovered the nice mannered folks of Caledon, I used to hang out in sandbox sims. And that’s where I found out about cages, prim penis assaults, and folks who would seek out new avatars to humiliate us. The whole “just log off” solution never occurred to me in those days. Duh. Second most embarrassing habit was gobbling up all the free outfits I could find without regard for whether they looked nice or not.

Two of your closest friends in Second Life: Solace Fairlady and Autopilot Patty

Two of the most beloved things in your inventory: The shop I built in Caledon and my quad-ears. Chicks dig the ears.

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me, myself, and I… monday meme from the Berry

Here I go with another Berry meme:

Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following statements in your post and complete them writing down the first thing that pops into your head. Don’t forget to link your post in the comments.

Here is a text file of all the statements that you can copy directly from: http://paste.plurk.com/show/2130182

Fantasy Gacha treasures

I am… pixels, hear me rawr.

I want… to prosper.

I have… love.

I wish… for dark chocolate.

I hate… not delivering on a promise.

I fear… those who destroy with thoughtlessness.

I search… for fun adventures and good people to talk to.

I wonder… at the delightful virtual world.

I regret… losing friends.

I never… stop reading.

I always… try to share the wonder.

I usually… hide my temper.

I dance… wherever I can.

I sing… on any long distance travel.

I often… change skin.

I sometimes… give away builds.

I need… a better memory.

I cry… when heroes die.

I should… be smarter and worry less.

I love… Second Life.

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