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  1. And there it be: https://status.secondlifegrid.net/incidents/325rvt62dw14 We are informed: Investigating - We are currently undergoing unscheduled Second Life Marketplace maintenance. Transactions may not be updating, deliveries may be delayed and all other Marketplace information may not be updating in a timely fashion. We ask that you please refrain from making Marketplace purchases until this maintenance is complete. Please check this post for updates. Nov 4, 19:15 PST
  2. I was just browsing Marketplace, and commenting to a friend in local chat when suddenly neither of us could reach marketplace. I guess it's maintenance time.
  3. The outage that I witnessed was between me and the simulator hosts. I am GUESSING the vendor was one of the Internet access providers for the simulator hosts. And no, I don't really know where the simulator hosts are located.
  4. Internet access provider is a vendor. I see my packets take a different, shorter, less lossy route now. Saying in public which "vendor" was causing the problem is bad business practice and is likely not permitted by Linden Lab's own rules for how we and they use this forum.
  5. Taking a cross-section of Second Life is a little like channel-surfing all the broadcast TV networks, cable channels, premium movie channels and pay-per-view channels, then roll in some USENET, email spam and random graffiti. Kinda like they did on The Max Headroom show, the serial, not the cola ads. The cola ads excluded. NOT THE COLA ADS please. Eew.
  6. Question: SLT? I understand is meant to be Second Life Time. Where is that used? Second Life Viewer displays PST or PDT. Do other viewers change that and display SLT? I see SLT in local chat, forum posts and the user entered subject and body for group notices. I do not see it in the Second Life event calendar or Second Life Viewer. Is this another one of those "every body knows" or is there some historical use of "SLT" by Linden Lab that I missed out on? 😉 Also, does ANYBODY really like both events brought on by Daylight Savings Time? Seems some people like the "fall back" event but I never hear anybody cheering the "spring forward" event.
  7. That's …. very interesting. If others can reproduce this behavior, a bug report detailing the reproduction should be very interesting to viewer developers.
  8. What causes this sort of issue? Is it putting "bad words" in textual representation from many languages of Earth in the pot and setting it to simmer? As a result, a real name in one language means "serial killer" in another. Furniture names in one can be body parts in another. Terms of endearment become curses. Only the pronunciation is distinguishable, in some circumstances not even the pronunciation is different. A list of "bad words" really can't be linguistically universal without including the language and the meaning, can it? Even within a single language the context can make a world of difference in the intended and perceived meaning of the word, and even those two can deviate as the cultural heritage of a region and the individuals are applied.
  9. Is this a place we may visit?
  10. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_URI_Name_Space I find the teleport URI to be most useful. Click WHOOSH. No futzing around with linking your butt to a scripted prim and hoping it comes unlinked after it stops moving. No worries about crossing region boundaries either. If you want a confirmation, the viewer can do that. If you don't want a confirmation, just turn it off the first time. Riding a scripted object has it's uses too, I am sure, but I felt compelled to point out the APP URI as it's great for going the distance with a minimum of fuss.
  11. THis is so fun. They LOOK like travel trailers but are quite large, on the order of 20 feet wide by 54 feet long and one is over 20 feet tall. Should be possible to use them. SL scale is kinda hard to describe but I'll assume you have all been in SL. 😉
  12. Okay, this is interesting. Some of these things I wrote up as bugs during the Viewer 2 closed beta: The parcel border lighting in yellow when selecting an object; The object in edit highlighting green, blue and yellow and strobing maniacally; Not being able to edit something of mine as far away as I am accustomed to, even when "limit select distance" is disabled; No longer able to edit move objects more than about 100 meters at a time. Edit axis arrows not being grabbable at times requiring me to move my point of view as if evading an invisible object in the way. Toolboxes not staying where I put them, seeming like small children vying for my attention.
  13. https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-227526 Issue with compiled experiences being lost when script is copied in-world.
  14. The only people that benefit from "defragging" an SSD are … uhm, wow. I don't know of any. I guess maybe people that like watching the defragmentation program run? ZERO benefit since there is no seek time to be saved. Saying it helps speed up prefetching is telling us you wasted even more performance by forcing prefetching enabled for your SSD hosted volume, overriding the knowledge and experience of many system-level programmers.
  15. I see false-attributions made to equipment we deploy at work. People think the black boxes work better than the brown ones. They are the same inside. I really like the white ones myself but they are also the same inside. We tried to get the vendor to make transparent housings but they have a real reason not to: Children poke stuff in the vent slots because they can see inside. It's the yellow #2 pencil thing all over again! (Referring to a product trial where other colors of paint were used, all else being equal, people claimed the yellow pencils worked better than the other colors.) Well, not quite, since the software on the SL servers is slightly different from one version to the next but we do that at work too, when the vendor provides updates we want. I still wonder why I see more broken black boxes than white or brown. Oh yeah, we have way more black ones than brown or white ones because they are more popular! So, false data skew is easy when people make such attributions. Personally, the only reason I ever cared what channels my regions were in was to match them up to the weekly deployment schedules but even that got old as a game so I won't miss the overt channel names. Do anything you can to get people to report bugs against code versions, I say. I can't say how many times I witnessed Oz release a little steam when all a reporter would say is "the latest".....
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