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Rolig Loon

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  1. OK, update .... The temperature has climbed dramatically -- it's in the mid 20s F now -- and it's snowing like crazy. We have had about an inch and a half of new snow in the past hour, and it shows no sign of stopping. This is definitely my favorite time of year. As soon as I eat a bite of lunch, I'm headed out for a walk. Oh, and my computer? It seems to have been saying that it was trying to update Win 10 for the second time in a week. It just finished, and it seems to be more or less normal again. Frankly, I don't see a difference, but if the machine is happy, I am. Fingers crossed.
  2. Google (or, rather, Wikipedia) is your friend here. I had to look just now to refresh my memory. The original Chinese version had nothing to do with tomatoes. It was a fish sauce. According to the Wikipedia article, it came to the west by way of Maylasia, and then to Europe and North America. There, "Many variations of ketchup were created, but the tomato-based version did not appear until about a century after other types. An early recipe for "Tomata Catsup" from 1817 still has the anchovies that betray its fish-sauce ancestry:"
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    Error : 2

    It was a "Sorry, we cannot connect to the grid" message. Evidently, the OP figured it out, or magic happened.
  4. So far, so good. Monday means nothing to us retirees, but it's interesting to watch the rest of the world waking up ... kids walking to school, sounds of increased traffic (?) on the roads in this small town. The morning paper arrived, I didn't slip in the shower, the outside temperature is higher than they said it might be -- already 16F! -- and most other signs are good for the day. My only immediate concern is this lovely computer, which has been complaining about something since the last Win 10 update, but I can't figure out what it is complaining about. I'm sure it will tell me.
  5. Well, darn. OK, next question: Are the two blocks precisely the same thickness, or is the one on the left a little bit smaller than the one on the right? (I'm shooting in the dark here.)
  6. What negativity? I'm hearing a pretty resounding YAHOO here.
  7. I suppose, but those Victorians look very much the same as ones in the north central midwest too, where we also have willows and hydrangeas. I have spent almost no time in Georgia, so my point of reference is what I see around me. These houses say "Midwest" to me.
  8. Now I'm uncertain. I just do it by reflex. I better check next time I log in.
  9. I can't tell, obviously, but it looks like you are doing your work pretty high above the ground. I suggest moving it down tom, say, 1000. to get things aligned and locked. Then move it back up. There are always greater uncertainties in positions/rotations the higher you are.
  10. Some older unimaginative Luddites say TRUDGE
  11. Definitely our unconventional best thoughts. THINK
  12. In that case, get rid of the whole line. The nice thing about working with scripts in objects that you can copy is that you can experiment to your heart's content. Try doing something. If it works, great. If it doesn't, throw it in the trash and try again. That's how most of us get bitten by the scripting bug in the first place.
  13. Non-scientific ideas notwithstanding? Just asking. 🙄 DREAM
  14. If you have mod permissions for the object, then yes, you can yank the anim out and replace it with another one. There's no guarantee that if will work, of course. The scripter may have designed the unit to work with that one specific anim. If so, you'll have to modify the script itself to trigger a different anim.
  15. Or, follow the arrow to the waypoint. When you get within a few meters, it will disappear automatically. If you're using a landmark to get to your home, you can save some trouble by simply using World >>> Set Home to Here (or words to that effect in your favorite viewer). That will define the designated spot as your "Home" location, so you can log in to that spot directly or, in an emergency, you can type CTRL + H to zip there without having to dig through landmarks.
  16. It's all in the notecard in your House Controller and in the Linden Homes wiki at http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:New_Linden_Homes_2019#House_controllers , along with other cool information.
  17. Sadly, this sort of project really requires the expertise of a skilled programmer or, more often, a team of skilled programmers.
  18. Rolig Loon

    adult games

    And, depending on what you mean by "adult games," you probably have to go to an adult region. Unless you meant "games" metaphorically. 🙄 If that's the case, find a friend and stay indoors.
  19. My horse and I do a lot of travelling through the hilly regions of Bellisseria, always on the lookout for interesting little trails and, especially, for secluded ponds and lakes. You may remember that we took a day trip from Antelope Lake just before Thanksgiving that took us through beautiful countryside but ended up at a disappointingly shallow pond in Roaring Bear. I've been aching to get back to those hills ever since, because I know that there have to be better swimming holes there. Today, I decided to start farther south, in Cowabunga. There are indeed small ponds in the region, and they are surprisingly deep for their size, but they are hardly secluded. These three are quite lovely, for example, but are surrounded by camping trailers. I avoid walking through people's backyards, and I suspect that they wouldn't care for me splashing around in neighborhood pools. And then there's the horse. He's well-behaved, but I think it makes some folks nervous to see him grazing near their shrubbery if I leave him on his own for a while. Cowabunga is mostly woodland. There are dirt roads everywhere, but I enjoy cutting across country when I can. Besides, some of the best ponds are in places that are hard to reach by road. I had heard of pretty places in Sassfras, so we headed northeast to see for ourselves. We reached the water tower at the far northeast corner of Cowabunga in no time, and I could see the hills in Sassafras from there. The hills are lovely at this time of year. It's still warm and flowers are blooming, and I could hear bird calls from every side. My horse is particularly fond of flowers and butterflies, so we stop often to let him enjoy them. By the time we got to the ranger cabin at the edge of Sassafras, I could tell this was going to be a rewarding day. The hills rise up on both sides of the main road through here, creating the picturesque gorge that Raspberry Crystal photographed for these pages not long ago. The road winds thorough the gorge, serpentine-style, with very few homes along it. Also very few bodies of water. I was truly impressed by the steep, rocky slopes, so we spent time poking around, all the way through Sassfrass . The gorge widens in Canyonball Run, where there are more homes. We continued on, entering Leech Lake without finding water, but still eager to explore. Then on a whim, I decided to turn west to see what might lie on the other side of the hills there. I'm glad we did. There's a pass through the hills at the south end of Leech Lake, where the road we had been following leads back southward toward Tickle Ridge and Beaver Lagoon. Not far along that road is a magnificent waterfall, carrying water down a steep, rocky canyon wall. Surely there was a lake up there, feeding the falls. I had to go see. The lower slope was easy enough for my horse to manage, but the last bit was more than he could handle, so I left him to graze and scaled the rocks alone. And here it is! This is a truly secluded spot. Getting here requires a bit of a hike from any direction, most of it over fairly rough terrain. The lake is beautiful and clear, bounded by bushes and grass most of the way around. It's also surprisingly deep. I'm afraid I left my horse much longer than I planned to, but the lake was marvelous and the day was gorgeous. Despite being spring-fed and deep, the water was not too chilly either. Also -- big surprise -- there were the cutest little fish there, strange green and white ones that have been spotted elsewhere in Bellisseria but never in the hills, as far as I know. So, success! Today's exploration more than made up for the disappointment a few weeks ago.
  20. I'm surprised to see those homes referred to as "Southern Victorian" homes. Every small to mid-sized town where I have lived in the Midwest for the past 40 years has had a core of homes like these. It's a common style across the country from Ohio to Illinois to the high plains. You can find them in almost any town in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Here's photo of one in the town I live in now: That could be the Verne, or its close cousin.This being the heartland, we don;t typically go in for a lot of gaudy colors, but it's not uncommon to see pastel tones of beige, green, blue, and rose on some of the gingerbread trim and window/door frames. Wrap-around porches are very common. There's nothing "southern" about these homes. They were built by late 19th Century businessmen and professionals with big families and some disposable income to put into a fine home..
  21. I find shopping events tiresome and frustrating, so I usually ignore them completely. They are crowded and laggy, generally, and there's an incredibly boring sameness about much of the clothing shown. It's hard to find a few designers who actually create new, unique things instead of slapping textures on someone else's mesh templates. I can stand 15 or 20 minutes of camming around before I give up and leave.
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