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Construction goes on

In Lapara, Weekend update on September 27, 2019 at 5:21 pm

We just need to rip up the old floors now, but the rain is prolonging work to the new lobby.


Prim shift, shifting prims, oh my

In internet, Lapara, New Technology on September 11, 2019 at 12:03 pm

The concept of prim shift has been a theory (to the best of my knowledge) for years.  When you have 13,000 prims to track, you start wondering if you really made that many mistakes, or have gotten that sloppy.

Today’s RC channel roll has proved “prim shift”.  It is so bad, that a 2 mile commuter route is now shut down.


You can see the guide floating way up in the air.  Also, a teleporter is about 10 feet high too.

It should be noted that this piece is almost 5 years old.  It has not been touched in FIVE years.

And below are various other incidents documented recently:


Discovered August 22nd.  This was originally rezzed, and never moved since August 22, 2010.  9 years exactly.  It is still off at the moment slightly.






These are all recent as the shift has gotten worse recently.  It was never really much more than a minor glitch when something moves an inch, or turns to the side, but now we’re finding objects being lobbed several feet.



What’s up with the trick building?!

In Lapara, New Technology on September 11, 2019 at 10:58 am


Some elements in town appear to be a farce.  However, Olde Lapara Towne is the only place I get to practice a few tricks I’ve learned at university.

There are fake buildings in town!  Maybe they’re noticable to those who idle in the intersections and cam around.   But, while it is another in a long lists of firsts to be done in SL that we boast is ONLY in Old Lapara Towne, it is not a new concept.  I found out this trick is Victorian.



And an open-cut subway has been in the plans for a while.

Art Installation – Sacrifice (2019)

In Art, Beauty, Lapara on September 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

Hidden in the Department of Transportation building for several months is a little installation called Sacrifice.  

It’s one of the hidden surprises (or easter eggs in computer terms) that is all around town for those who like to explore things deeply.  Now that it’s been out for a season, we can post the link.


Astarte Municipal Building

First rain in town – visitors vehicle flips

In Lapara, Weekend update on September 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

After the first real rain in 9 years fell on the town, it was discovered someones ATV had flipped over.   This demonstrates the awesome power of mesh and the physics engine.