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  1. I've lived though family deaths. This is all pretty minor, but I found things like not forgetting these small routine tasks to be rather comforting. I was still part of a social world.
  2. And we have another here-we-go-again moment. There are restarts on Tuesday morning, according to the status page. About 40 minutes to the start, as I type. It's not really a surprise, there was the RC Channel rollout last week, and I expect people have been distracted, but distractions are why you use things such as checklists. I may be a bit cranky about poor communication by tech companies. It's not just Linden Lab (and I expect I have my own quirks, even if they're essentially differences in how we use language going back to us having different teachers). I have enough mushro
  3. They stopped updating that stat sometime in 2020. I know of some very old, unused, accounts that have come back. The players are somewhat bewildered by the changes, not just all the new tech such as Mesh, but the whole UI thing. They're old enough accounts that they may only have seen the Viewer 1 UI. I also know of a bot farm which seems to have vanished recently, a skybox which contained a large group of perpetually logged-in accounts. It was mainland, with a Linden road passing through, and those region crossings were bad. There does seem to be a limit on how many accounts ca
  4. How come they suddenly look almost competent? It's good to get this, but after the last few weeks, I can't but wonder if I can trust this.
  5. Linden Lab could be in breach of Data protection laws in Europe over this. But it gets complicated. Not that the release notes are really worth the hassle.
  6. One thing I noticed; my home region had its first restart for 21 days. I suspect the region traffic and new-building levels are low enough that the various things that a restart/reboot fixes don't show. Inara Pey's Modemworld blog reported the Simulator User Group meeting where the already complete roll-out finally got mentioned by a Linden. They expected a general Wednesday RC rollout with the magic "internal configuration changes", but no server version was identified. I have been reminded that there are various sort of rot which can be described as undocumented internal chang
  7. The routine status warning did appear on the Status page but with nothing since then, there's no guarantee of anything. But it's been long enough that restarts can be expected without any new code.
  8. There's a couple of details you missed. Built-in browser or default system browser? And, for the default system browser, what it is? And if you're using the default system browser, have you checked the system-level setting? I have known it change. I also routinely open my browsers from desktop links and use in-browser bookmarks, so I wouldn't notice something like that. Since it's not a single site that excludes a lot of problems. But if it were I would wonder about tools that block adverts and trackers. That doesn't usually lead to total failure of a site. And it sounds to have
  9. No sign of the routine Status warning, and the Lindens are gone for the weekend. Looking at my calendar and counting days, restarts, without new server versions, are very likely next week It feels strange to seem to know more about what is going on than the Lindens do.
  10. The restarts are running, and I see Tuliptree, Neumogen, and Obscure are all affected, and all on the SLRR, so that's three places you can check to see if there are effects. Voss and Grishin in the Snowlands. I suspect it's a subset of the RC Channels, but since they never tell us, scared faults might get reported to them, I figure you have to rely on a grump, vulpine, PITA such as myself.
  11. Today (I run on UTC) there will be restarts. The notice is sitting in Status and Inara Pey has reported that the plan got mentioned at the Simulator User Group meeting. It may be only some RC Channel regions, but these days they never tell us which. I am not confident they will stick to the announced time slot. Customers, paying or not, are being treated like mushrooms. We're being kept in the dark and fed on bull*****.
  12. I can see why, for helping new users, Linden Lab would want to open web pages. I know how some groups in SL have tutorial web pages. I have my DNS running through an ad-blocker. Some domain names return an NX response. This isn't like the ad blocker in some web browsers. There are blocklists out there which block more obviously malicious sites, such as malware and phishing If the tech had been around, it could have blocked Redzone. I have never hit any problems with the CDN. I do know of a couple of in-world shops which have put offer-links in their groups which have used dodgy serve
  13. Today I saw an experienced SL user referring to using prims, because mesh apparently needed Blender, which was frightening. I would argue that Blender, and similar paid-for programs, are not necessary for non-rigged meshes, the sorts of things that prims were used for. There are things which you need to take into account to make a good mesh, but for the basics, what do you need? 1: The object shape, the part we usually think of as mesh. 2: The physics shape, making this right lets you walk through a doorway. 3: LOD models. These can be generated in the import process,
  14. I concur that the Ruth 2 mesh body is the best chance to see Standard Sizes and Mesh working, it's very close to the original avatar, but can give you full materials and BOM. It's not perfect, but close enough to be useful. There are several free or near-free versions on the Marketplace. Some of the names used by merchants can be horribly misleading. "Fitmesh" for mesh bodies other than the classic type, and mesh body brands such as Legacy. It makes searches difficult.
  15. There is some Second Life content, and system behaviour, which is of doubtful legality in other countries, and vice versa. A giant economy-size can of worms is in the post.
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