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Rolig Loon

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  1. Exactly. Failure is a great teacher. One of the best commencement addresses that I ever heard was delivered by a friend of mine at Iowa State many years ago. Paraphrasing very closely, he said, "If you find that you are always succeeding, chances are good that you are just not trying hard enough. If you set your expectations higher, you will fail every once in a while .... and you will learn from it. So, graduates ... Get out there and fail!" I thought that was wonderful advice.
  2. Isn't your alt on your Friends list? Don't you have a calling card for her in your inventory? Either way, you should be able to connect with her very easily. Um... your alt is a resident. We all are.
  3. The region owner can pick them up or return them, of course, but you ought to be able to pick up your own objects anywhere. Just go to the spot, use your camera if necessary, and pick them up.
  4. Critical thinking is a practice to be learned, but not easily taught. We learn through focused trial and error, developing the ability to anticipate outcomes by introspective study of our failures. What can be taught are patience and the skill of focusing. Or that's the way it seems to me.
  5. Hmmm... Proposed revision to the 5 second rule: "You may eat food if it bounces or rolls when it hits the floor, and if you can catch it within 5 seconds." That still leaves some things like marshmallows and Cheetos in a gray area, but it works for wasabi peas and grapes (kinda).
  6. College campuses and large companies very commonly restrict bandwidth at selected times of the day to discourage people (students or employees) from using Internet resources for playing games when they are supposed to be getting paid to work or -- in the case of colleges -- when the campus network is needed for people who are trying to study. That can mean that it's easy to run SL or play GTA at 3:00 a.m. but not during working hours or in the early evening. Your own access during those embargoed times can depend on exactly how much bandwidth you are using. In SL, that can depend on your m
  7. From http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Limits#Communication
  8. Not going to work. You're not a Linden, and that function requires God mode. Most likely what you are seeing when a full-perm item changes perms on rez is that the creator set its perms while it was in her inventory instead of setting them in world. See http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Debug_Permissions
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    Buy abandoned land

    Aha... My misunderstanding, probably. I read the OP's question to be about buying abandoned land at auction. Yes, if you are asking about land that is not yet listed as available for auction, you will want to use the "Abandoned Land" category.
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    Buy abandoned land

    On the right side of any forum page: Then
  11. Yes, the <0,0,0> corner -- the extreme Southwest corner -- of any region is the region's trash collector. When the servers don't know where to put something, they put it there. When you lose valuable objects, that's one of the first places to look for them. As a scripter, I know that if I try to move an object to poorly defined coordinates, that's often where it will end up. The trash is emptied periodically as part of the cleanup when a region is restarted.
  12. Remember, of course, that this is holiday season and that some routine functions are a bit slower than usual. I suppose it might take a while for the Land Ops crew to sort out which landowners have left SL and then deal with the people and objects that are still there.
  13. This list is perhaps out of date but I suspect that it's still pretty good: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Types_of_Support_Case
  14. That one's a classic, @Cindy Evanier. I have Shirley Jones's version from the movie of Carousel in my head ATM, thanks to you, but I remember Elvis Presley and others recording it too. A song like that can carry you through a lot of rough days.
  15. Yup, in Blender. Being realistic, though, how much of the inside of the dress does anyone really need to see? If you make a whole new opaque inside to the dress, that will double the verts in your model. The only people who will notice are the pervs who look up your skirt, and that's not what they are looking for. So, maybe add a row or two of visible stuff at the hem and around the collar, but forget the rest.
  16. You don't need to remove yourself from groups if you are downgrading to Basic. You'll stay in any groups that you are in now. You just can't add any more if you are already above the Basic limit. (I don't have a clue what the Basic limit is any more, though, because I don't come anywhere near to it.) Edit: Oh, Wulfie knows. ^^
  17. Rolig Loon

    SM Name

    If you want to make your parcel searchable, you need to check the box in World >>> About Land >>> Options that says "Show Place in Search (L$30/week)" . You will be paying $L30 every week until you UNcheck the box. It usually takes a day or two for the system to recognize that you have checked the box, so your parcel might not show up in Search at first. Also, note that you cannot check that box unless you own the parcel or -- if you are renting it -- have been given permission by the parcel owner. You do not need to pay attention to the message that you receive
  18. You cannot fix it. Just wait. See the Grid Status blog: Until Linden Lab issues an all-clear, do not rez or take no-copy items and do not buy anything. You may lose objects permanently.
  19. See the Grid Status blog: Until Linden Lab issues an all-clear, do not rez or take no-copy items and do not buy anything. You may lose objects permanently.
  20. See the Grid Status Blog: Do not rez no-copy objects or try to buy anything until Linden Lab has issued an all-clear. You may lose items permanently.
  21. That's how I've always done it, actually, just plugging alphanumeric characters into a grid in Photoshop. It's about 15 minutes of fiddly work. I generally use FURWARE these days instead of XYZ Text, though. It's a bit easier to handle. Look in MP. It's free.
  22. Sorry, I assumed that since you have been in SL for 8 months you probably knew how to rez a prim and drop a script into it. My mistake. Start reading here or visit Builders Brewery for a free class:
  23. Your UUID is 3c04517c-3823-4720-9e18-4690c7ab8fb5
  24. Oh, sorry.... Hold on for a minute.
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