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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.

Added a Flickr Account

In internet, Lapara, New Technology on April 30, 2019 at 9:53 am

I put this one up on the main Second Life group as well.  Testing how the embed looks in the Blog, and seeing what can be done.


The A Line

More EEP observations

In Lapara, New Technology on February 28, 2019 at 3:25 pm

In old viewers the stars are huge.  Which I did like:


However, I think this is not how it will be.  In the EEP viewer, we have faint twinkling.  And this is with the stars at the highest intensity.  We can make the stars dim to zero, or even make the moon massive.  Sci-Fi sims on the mainland will be interesting in the future.



Also, until the main servers get upgraded, we have an interesting effect on non-EEP sims.  I will have to keep this type of climate in mind come spring.


More tests of the SL EEP project

In internet, Lapara, New Technology on February 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

In the future you will get bombarded with EEP news and announcements.  Before you do, I will bombard you first as we’re on the beta!

Messing with a colder day cycle.



Lapara now has EEP!

In Lapara, New Technology, Uncategorized on February 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

As the old downtown core is on a beta server, we now are in the Environmental Editor Protocols!  The importance of this is that parcels may now have their own custom settings.  One may even change the day/night setting.  Although, the Mayor tells us that he is happy with the current cycles unless there is a special occasion.

We are informed that even without customizing settings, you may experience quite a bit of jet-leg on sim crossings.


A slight blizzard effect, with a bit more clouds.

The Lapara State Building gets a new light system

In Lapara, New Technology on December 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

On the first night of Hanukkah, the seven year old light system on the Lapara State Building was powered down. The building, which has gone through only one restructuring six years ago, had an old spotlight system lighting its facade.

Tonight, a new replacement was activated for the first time. As this is also the evening of the festival of lights, blue and white were the chosen colors. The old system could only handle one color on an RGB spectrum at a time. The new system is much more complicated, and is configured to allow for four colors at once.

The old and the new:

The Old System:

The difference is dramatic:

Let there be Shadows

In New Technology on June 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Standard Second Life viewer 2.7.1 now has Shadows built in, which unlike before is not bogging down my computer.

This adds a great dimension in the beauty and immersion of traveling and being.

Images taken both in town and at our SL8B exhibit.

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