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Rolig Loon

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  1. And, sadly, "rude and boorish" knows no boundaries. You can be a jerk anywhere.
  2. You're not alone. There's a grid-wide issue ATM. Just be patient. Go read a book for a while, or call your mom.
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    The quick answer is NO. The Land Impact capacity of your land is defined by its area. If you want more land impact capacity, you have to buy more land. The more complicated answer is that under some rather rare circumstances, the landowner on a private estate can add a bonus to the L.I. capacity of some parcels at the expense of L.I capacity in her own land. The total capacity for the region remains the same, but the landowner has redistributed it carefully to give renters a little extra. (For example, that's how Linden Lab gives parcels in the Horizons regions a bonus. If you have bought land in Horizons, you get more L.I. capacity there than you would normally get elsewhere.)
  4. That's a classic method, and it usually works well. I've used it myself for years. As @Oz Linden noted in this forum a year ago, though, recent changes in the way that event timing is managed can sometimes make this method fail. Specifically, even though a channel should be opened in the new object on rez, the object may be slow to rez or its scripts may be slow to execute. If you send information too soon, the new object will never hear it. My routine way to beat the problem had always been to put a short llSleep -- 0.3 - 0.5 seconds -- in the rezzer's object_rez event before sending vital information. As Oz reminded us, though, that small sleep may still not be sufficient in a laggy region. The safer solution is to use handshaking: 1. Pass the newly-rezzed object the channel as a startup parameter in on_rez. 2. Open the channel with llListen. 3. Have the new object send the rezzer a "Here I am" message to announce that it is ready to listen. 4. Have the rezzer transmit the information only after it receives the "Here I am" message. Most of the time, handshaking isn't really necessary, but you can't count on that always being true.
  5. That's a decent question, even a decent peeve. All of that aside, though, a landowner can always define his/her own rules for the land as long as they are at least as restrictive as the region's G/M/A rating. So, whatever the landowner's motives may be for wanting an Adult-rated region, he/she is completely within rights to decide that nakedness is not allowed. You could be ejected for breaking that local rule or, in fact, just because the landowner doesn't like the color of your hair.
  6. The current Maitreya body (v5.1) doesn't use those shapes, so I don't know how it works. They seem to have stopped using them after v4.0. I have my old ones, but they are no trans too. If you're just trying to make her shape fit her head, though, do you have to mess with anything other than the neck size? I would guess you can do that empirically pretty easily.
  7. Terra del Fuego, maybe? When did you become Premium? If it was fewer than 45 days ago, you still have to wait. In fact, 45 continuous days. THEN you'll get your one-time signing bonus.
  8. But was it a good one? Don't kick a gift horse in the teeth.
  9. It's not even a well-written one. Tell him you'll forward the query along to your brother-in-law in Interpol, who will probably be glad to help.
  10. The answer is exactly as I phrased it for the OP in 2012. Unless you have scripted a sit target in your object, the physics engine will try to seat anyone at the spot where the person clicked on it. Unless you are pretty lucky or have designed well, chances are good that the object's physics shape at that spot won't allow someone to sit. The solution is always to define a sit target rather than leaving it to chance. EDIT: Since your script is defining several sit targets, my guess is that they are either too close together to allow more than one person to sit or, possibly, you have defined more than one target on the same link. You can sometimes manage to seat more than one person on the same link, but only if you move the first person out of the way and still have room for a second one. It's usually easier to seat additional people on other links, using llLinkSitTarget and llAvatarOnLinkSitTarget. BTW, this is a resident-to-resident forum. Lindens rarely come here and respond even less often.
  11. Most landowners prevent anyone other than group members from building on their land. If they don't, it's an open invitation to griefers and squatters. So, if you have just rented a parcel for your store, contact the landowner and ask to be added to the group.
  12. If your hands are huge, there's a very good chance that you are wearing a DEMO avatar. Creators typically make some body part (often hands or feet) unusually large and ugly on a demo to discourage people from just continuing to use it instead of paying for the real thing. So, if you like the shape otherwise, buy it.
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    Anything above ground level can be a "skybox". Just a flattened prim that you can walk around on and use for storing stuff works.
  14. How can you do that? You just wear the HUD and forget to take it off. After all, you only need the HUD when you're changing outfits or fiddling with your alpha or whatever. If you do all of that fiddly stuff before you leave home, it won't be adding to your complexity while you're out shopping.
  15. I am so sorry for you, Cindy. It's a terrible decision to make. I cried for a long time after I had to have my 18-year old cat put down. She was arthritic and incontinent, in pain all the time, but she was my companion. My kids grew up with her. In the end, letting her go was the right thing to do but it broke my heart. I know what you are feeling.
  16. All colors are defined in terms of combinations of Red Green and Blue, expressed in the form of a vector: <R, G, B>, where each of the components may either be expressed on a scale from 0.0 to 1.0 or as an integer value between 0 and 255. Take a look at http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Color . You can see the exact values of R, G, and B at the point directly under your cursor by opening your Developer menu (CTRL + Alt + Q) and then clicking on Show Info > Color Under Cursor. You should be aware however, that the values that you will get when you set your cursor on an avatar's skin are almost worthless. Color will vary from point to point because of shading, sun angle, and color variations in the actual skin texture itself. If you get a match that looks decent, you'll find that it's different when you go to another region or as the sun moves across the sky.
  17. That could make it interesting.
  18. Are you talking about mouseover event? There is no such thing in LSL.
  19. Conversely, if you have set up the group so that everyone has the ability to receive a share of group assets, then any L$ that the group receives is distributed evenly to all of them, not just you.
  20. In its mild defense, however, I should point out that the wiki is not intended as a teaching tool. It's a technical manual, written in language that is intended for reasonably experienced scripters. That makes it a bit intimidating for beginners, but quite useful for its intended audience. The layout of each entry is standardized, so it should be clear what sorts of arguments each function takes and what sort of output you should expect from it. Notes describe the function's limitations and highlight particular situations in which it may yield unexpected results. The examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but to illustrate very simple applications. There's no way that I can hold all the details about every LSL function in my head. As I script, I keep the wiki open so that I can double check the order and type of arguments a function expects, and so I have a quick reference when I am debugging. I have my own folders full of script examples and snippets that have worked for me in the past or that I have copied from this forum or from fellow scripters. Some of those have found their way into the wiki, but most are bits of code that only make sense because I know the context in which I developed them. I suspect that most scripters make their own collections like mine. All of this begs the question of where a new LSL scripter can turn as she tries to figure out the language. The wiki is a good tool, but only if you already understand the basic state/event structure of LSL and have developed a feel for how execution flows in a script. The wiki does include a handful of tutorials and a spotty collection of examples, but even those assume that the beginner is familiar with core concepts like variables, values, data types, and -- above all else -- logic. No matter what coding language you use, the heart of scripting is logic. The details of syntax, punctuation, and all of the confusing brackets are important, but they are like spelling in any human language. Logic is not in the wiki, except by example. The only way I know to learn is to start with a very simple script like "Hello, avatar!" and play with it, making small additions and subtractions to see what happens. If you get too ambitious and take on a challenge that you're not ready for, back up and take more baby steps. Take a Builders Brewery course, or find a scripting friend who is willing to look over your shoulder until you're ready to take the training wheels off. Don't expect to learn the hard stuff in LSL from the wiki, any more than you can expect to learn another language -- like French or Thai -- by reading a dictionary.
  21. Rolig Loon


    Or try a different browser.
  22. Rolig Loon


    I'm not having trouble at all. I just logged in to check.
  23. I'm going to guess that they're doing something like little kids do when they are learning to read. They read the words on the page and vocalize them, at least to extent of moving their lips. They may not even know that they are doing it. It's like doubling down to be sure that the brain really gets the message from the page. If you were going a little hard of hearing, I can imagine you doing the same sort of lip syncing to help focus on what's being said.
  24. Linden Lab won't even know about the person unless you submit a detailed Abuse Report. Posting here won;t do any good at all. We are all SL residents like you. FWIW, that person is not sending the IM to all accounts in SL. That would be extremely difficult.
  25. And people who can't figure out how to start a new question or topic, so they tag theirs onto the discussion in some old, random thread. (Let's see ... the title on this one is "How to get my avatar's height?" That sounds good ..... "But why can't I buy L$ with my COSTCO membership card?" ) 🙄
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