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  1. To me, as for preferred:

    Boats/Ships - N&K Shipyards (Mercury Class Corvette, Falcon Class, Midas Class Eastindiaman), Bandit/The Mesh Shop (way too many to name), Trudeau (Francois Jacqueline)

    Planes - Dani Airplanes (D-207, D-121, D-50, D-139, D-Arrow VI, D-690)

    Cars/Trucks/Other - Arton Rotoru Production (Quatrelle, and my wife owns the Mudskipper) , Optmus Race (Stargate, MotoGP),  Surplus Motors (To many to name)

    Wildcard - Rubber Bunny  who makes a variety of vehicles (land, sea, air) Between my wife and I, we own practically everything RB has done, and love each vehicle. She also makes great sailing huds. 

    Notable mention - Cheermaster (Ultralight), Sky Maruti (several "light" vehicles), Maschinenwerk, Corp (several land/sea/air vehicle types), 

    Notable but nothing owned by them: Lusch Motors

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  2. 3 hours ago, Lewis Luminos said:

    Aww thanks Vic. Those were good times and I was sad that it didn't work out in the end.  I'm glad to see you have your boat business just down the coast. (Which reminds me - I need to talk to you about a custom paint job for my IF... :D)

    Very good times indeed! And sure thing come on by we'll get you fixed up proper!¬†ūüėĀ

  3. This is one of those times, where one should just count the "better" then the worst, due it taking less time - case in point - In almost 11 years I've worked at over 33 clubs, co-owned two, and managed one and was a dj at all of them. With the exception of one of the co-owned, the one I managed (which had its own set of good days and seriously bad) , and one vintage jazz club I worked at for several years, doing once a month shows (and only left due to tech issues and a repeating schedule conflict), I can't say too many of them were anything close to good jobs, and saying some of them were bad jobs, could be an understatement.   

     

    The worst that comes to mind however, was a rather short stint I had that lasted around 24 hours, and the only reason it lasted that long is due to time zone differences (US vs EU). I put in an app, which was replied too, within the hour of submitting it, then get asked to do a demo "as soon as possible". No problem there, even though it was 5am my time and I had been awake since around 10 am the day before. I hop to the club, do what I thought would be a 20 minutes demo, and did a full 2 hours. I then was asked to come back in a few hours to do an actual full show, which of course (due to slept dep) I agreed too. I come back, still no sleep, do the show, and then have a "meeting" with the owners, who inform me the club was being built with a past club in mind, that, and the details were a bit on the sketchy side, they either due to being kicked and banned from, or left on their own good will.....my guess is "good will" meant less kicking and banning. So keeping in mind that there's nothing wrong with a start up club, and "things" happen to cause folks to leave places, and so on (trying to be all positive n stuff), I told them I was good, if they were good and what day or days would I be working.

    From that point on, things get a bit hazy (and not even due to lack of sleep). First I get "asked" to be the dj manager, which I decline since I had just been recently removed from being a manager for 5 years at a club, that the owner decided to close due to rl. Wasn't a bad ending or any anger about it, we did our time, place had run it's course, so time to go...

    I tell them this, and get an something that I thought meant "Ok no problem" and then am informed that I am the new dj manager.  I won't say things went downhill fast from that point, but let's just say an oiled person on a slip n slide pointing down Mt. Everest would be moving slower. 

     

    I spent the next several hours first in a voice meeting, while another "dj" who brought an alt to host, was randomly playing music, continuously (or at least every 5-10 minutes or so)  typing the same emotes in local, telling the world (staff and a few wandering in to see what the place was about  types) how great he was,  yet again saying I wasn't up for being a manager, which was followed by what they expected me to do as far as handling the djs.....oh....forgot to mention including the one who was on, and myself, our staff of dj's consisted of maybe 3 djs, and yet again me trying to inform them that I wasn't up for the job, and finally in short, telling them I couldn't do it, which was responded by "Sure you can, we believe in you!" .....like that made all the difference of course!

     

    After that, for the next several hours, I received a mild tsunami of IM's both offline and online, from one of the manager/owners overly excited about the 500-1000 people that were there, and more coming in by the dozen.  I figured they were offering money or sex for free or something, which I wasn't too far off of as they had purchased a sploader (meh). The person believed, the poor soul, that this was bringing in actual patrons, as in club goer's who were there for the club and music and so on.  I tried to explain how they weren't actual patrons and just what I and many others in the past had referred them to as "sploader locust"  and that as soon as they got their 1-5-10 L's they'd be on their way. 

    She didn't seem to grasp the concept, and after 20-30 more Im's with number counts, coming in like stock market readings, and me repeatedly asking how long the people are actually staying,  the owner/manager got irritable (to reality) and  said I should be there to witness and be part of the clubs "greatness", and by not dropping everything I was doing, I was being arrogant, selfish, and words of similar flavors. Safe to say following a touch more of that type of nonsense, a few more insults for not being a team player and added in with the early nonsense and apparently lack of communication, the conversation ended courtesy of the magic "hush" button and I never went back nor ever spoke to anyone related with the place ever again. 

     

    Oh and for the record, most likely due to lack of sleep, and frustration over the reality that me not wanting to be a dj manager had fallen on deaf ears, I IM'ed the above mentioned dj, informing him that apparently I was doing that job and could I add him. He replied with " :) " . 

     

    A good few other places I've burned time at, were pretty close to that, including the one venue I worked at, where they not only boasted about how much money they spend, but then blamed for chasing patrons away by the owner due to songs being "too long", only to be followed by same owner telling me I'm the best dj ever, and then followed by, yep, same owner, requesting an our of genre 8 minute song. 

     

    As I tell my wife, when traveling down "amnesia lane"¬† when talking about previous venues I've worked at - "A lot of them are closed now, and most, should have probably never opened to begin with!"¬†ūüėą¬†

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  4. If it's you being disconnected (and not crashing) try restarting your router. Power it down, wait a moment or two, then power it back up. If you have an antenna set up (even though you mentioned it being cable there are some set-ups that still use an antenna), once the router has restarted, restart the antenna as well. Once it's back, try logging in and see how things go from there.

    If it still happens and you're on a wireless PC/Laptop, inside your home, try connecting directly to the router from the device you're using. 

  5. That is something I've always kind of wondered about that - Why is there no specific "vehicle" section. There's a good many of us who travel around the grid in various forms of road/air/sea vehicles, including on horseback, and even on foot. I know we have as Rowan mentioned, the Destinations Section, but as also mentioned to find anything, one has to dig...so what a "SL Explorers" sub section - specifically targeting drivers, sailors, pilots etc?

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  6. Sitting at my house in Sandbanks, just tp'ed to our shop and club without issue, though tp'ing back was a touch slow. I noticed things do seem a¬†sluggish, but everything seems to be working, or is at least getting back to a state of nearly working.¬†ūüėĀ

  7. I'm calling it...Aliens have invaded, caused the log in issue, in order to infiltrate the grid!..I mean, look at the number. No group of humans could ever produce a number as exact as this...

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  8. Just wondering if anyone is seeing any oddities, that may or may not include the following - 

    Slow log in to log in fail

    No groups showing

    Scripts taking forever to save, or not saving at all

    Error messages saying the script is no longer or not in the data base

    Rezzing a vehicle such as a boat, which then doesn't "sit" in the water, and when you sit on the vehicle its like no scripts are in it

    When tping to another location, the original location stays in the top bar for an elongated period of time

    Owned land showing as buyable 

    This is all happening this morning, in the last hour or so. Earlier today when my partner tried to tp to me, using my location on map, to a completely different sim. When she tried a second time it worked. 

    Just wondering if anyone else is seeing any of this or anything similar? 

  9. To add to what Eowyn said, It can  be a matter of time of the day for why there's not as many out and about. For example, I was out on Saturday afternoon @1pm slt  and saw several planes and heli's in the sky, and yet a limited few this morning. Also the AP at Norway was pretty busy over the weekend, so you may want to check out there...not to mention, it has one of the nicer runway systems. Plus there's always the Skyward Flying Club, they have group flight events somewhat regularly. (Nearly ran into them this past weekend in fact lol)

  10. 1 hour ago, kari Velvetleaf said:

    How charming is THAT?  She can see that she is foremost in your thoughts when she receives your notes.  The fact that you share ramblings, not just romantic or naughty thoughts is really lovely.  Does she reciprocate with notes as well, at least sometimes?  I remember reading that Ronald Reagan wrote letters to his wife Nancy nearly everyday or sent her little silly doodles.  They remained in love until the end.  There is something to that, I think.   

    Wishing you both all the very best. ūüôā¬†¬†¬†

    Thanks¬†ūüôā¬†and yes there is something to that without doubt!¬†

    She has replied before, usually by offline, on the rare times I wasn't on when she was. She always says she's no good with words, which I think the way she expresses herself is nothing shy of brilliant. I asked her again recently, if she was getting bored with the notes, and she said to me "Mr.¬†Hollow, you worry too much!"...and saying again I can count on that never happening.¬†ūüėĀ¬†¬†

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  11. 9 hours ago, Aishagain said:

    /me crosses fingers......

    Also I note no mention of restarts for regions running for over 10 days.....omission or a change of policy?

     

     

    I really hope they still happen, it's gotten might "bumpy" out there in the last couple of days, and especially this morning - bad crossings, missing sims etc.¬†Seems like a lot of places could use well needed restart...¬†ūüė¨

  12. I hear you loud and clear on that, but something to try out (if you haven't already) is plot the course before heading out (using world map to set your waypoints) and use something like the USB by Uggo (Ultimate Sailing Buddy) the latest wind compass which also has a course feature. Once you've plotted the course, you won't need the main map, its just a matter of follow markers set by you. Plus if for example, you just want to set a start and finish point, it will show you the distance of how near or far you are.

    When I started out taking longer runs, I found that method really effective in learning where certain spots are, how far point a to point b was, and so forth. Even though I've spent a ton of time on the water (too much at times if that's possible lol) I'll still break out the USB for the longer trips, if for any reason to see how much paths have changed.  

  13. I first came on SL in 2006, my net was too slow, and it just wasn't for me at the time, so I deleted my account (came back almost 11 years ago and obviously stayed the second time lol) If I remember correctly, when you delete your account, it takes about a month for it to officially close out. 

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  14. I can't say much as far as flying, since I do "some" but not near as much as I sail and drive. Sailing hasn't been a real problem outside the random bad crossing, and for the flying I've done it's been fine, smooth and clear. I don't bother with the world map, and not sure why other's do since it takes up too much screen (ok i know it can be shrunk but still..) also it doesn't show other boats or planes in real time. I use, what I've been using from the start, the mini map. It works great, does update in most places (though I've seen one or two spots where it shows old land configs, that's since changed) and most importantly it' shows other boats and planes around me in real time, and as a bonus. it's small and takes up little screen room. 

     

    **a bit of a disclaimer - I'm using mini map in FS, I can't remember how it is in SLV, but I'm guessing not that much** 

     

    When I go out to sail, or travel (otherwise done by heli ,car or even bicycle) I'm out for hours. Today for example, I sailed from Race Rock, up Bullring Bay, to the northern point of Blake and back in a Bandit IF..took around 2 hours or so, and didn't have an issue (beyond one slow crossing that's notorious for being as such) With my draw distance is set to 256, having mini map up. I can see all around me, and not just because I'm in a small boat. I sail the same way, at several locations, be it an IF or any of my other boats, and even in my N+K ships, and never have an issue seeing where I'm going or what's around me.  

     

    You mention hang gliding, my wife and I have been out hang gliding using the same set up (mini map/draw distance at least at 256 to 320 ) and as for visibility and finding our way there wasn't any issues. One thing we always do is make sure neither of us have excess huds or heavy "bits and pieces" on keeping our script counts down. In fact I'm on a standard body which helps, and know several who will switch to one for sailing/driving/flying/etc.  

     

    So I don't know if trying the mini map and using a larger draw distance will help or not, but I'd say its worth a try. I mean, it's been pretty crowded out on the waters, today especially, and I saw plenty of planes in the sky as well.  

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  15. Being a bit of an old fashioned fella, I've always liked the personal side of sending a hand written letter or even just leaving a note. As it's been mentioned, it's an art that has sadly faded in RL. In SL however, I can say, at least around our home, it's alive and well.  My wife and I have known each other for over and around 5 years or so, and have been together for almost 3. Every day since we became "us", I've written her at least two notes a day - one in the morning, after I go through the normal morning routine and before logging off, and one in the evening before logging off for the night. I always write her even if we've been on for hours.

     

    I once asked her to tell me if she¬† ever gets bored with them, since I have a tendency to be long winded, or to have the "old man in a row boat with one oar" syndrome (wandering around though¬†eventually getting to port). She said that would never happen, because no one has ever taken the time to do something like that, and she loves each one of them.¬† The notes sometimes are full of this and that, ramblings of the day and whatnot, or but can be short, depending on the day itself, in the either case¬†it's just my way of letting her know I was thinking about her, and always make that know that I was.¬†¬†Even when my net's been down, I've sat here at my pc waiting for it to come up and written her on text file then as soon as I could log¬†on, copied it to an NC and sent it her way. To date I think she has close to 2K of them, but again she loves to get them, and I always want her to know whether we've been on for hours or don't get to see each other that day, I was thinking about her.¬†ūüôā¬†

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  16. For my partner and I, we don't have an MP store, we just went with In-world instead. For us it seemed more fitting for the work we do (boat textures which in our thinking is better to be seen up close on displays and such). As for revenue, it seems that having both would raise the chance of larger sales, but I guess it really in the end, depends on how much you want to keep up with having one of each or both. I know it's not the most complicated process to keep up with both an MP and In-World shop, but you'd be surprised how quick burn out can come with some. 

     

    As for rental free/premium -  We started out renting here and there, and that adds up, especially when you count on sales to cover rent, and sales are slow (which happens to us all from time to time). My partner, who has a premium account (which comes with land allowances and so forth), bought the land for our shop, so now slow days or weeks don't hurt as much as when we had to pay rent for land or for a shop elsewhere.  

     

    I'm sure others who have both/either a MP and In-world shop can add in better thoughts about that, but again to me, it really comes down to how much effort you want to put in to sell your product, as well as much time you  have to do so. 

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