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Rolig Loon

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  1. Organization? I have basic folders with obvious subfolders in them, like everyone else, but I don't do anything elaborate. I've tried over the years, of course, but serious organization takes more time and attention than I care to devote to it. I ought to do a massive purge of pre-mesh things that I no longer use, but I have long followed a policy of deleting things when I no longer recognize them, so my inventory has hovered around 36K +/- 2K for years. The purge can wait. I tell myself that I will find a block of quiet time some day and establish a decent filing system, but I really don't expect that day to come soon. As long as my search function can find things fairly well, I'm happy.
  2. Thanks to some irresponsible tinkering, the wiki has been closed to general editing for a couple of years. You can request editing privileges by submitting a support case, but LL has been very careful about granting them. If you are submitting your own scripts that have been tested in world, you might consider posting them in the Scripting Library, here in the forums, instead.
  3. You and I seem to think alike in many ways. I have an almost unshakable faith in logic, which translates into "Why can't we just sit down and talk things through like adults?" That faith is tested by decades of observation which tell me that other people aren't always logical. Sometimes the best course is to accept the absurdity and move on.
  4. This is a very good point. It also leads to the sort of reductio ad absurdem situation that has produced many slapstick comedy sketches over the years. The woman, exercising her power to hold on to her husband, acts defensive when he looks at another woman. The husband responds by keeping his wayward glances furtive, thus controlling his wife's access to what he is doing. She then suspects that he is hiding something and starts prying. He responds to her prying by being even more guarded and hiding even things that have nothing to do with other women. And so it goes. It leads to those Maxwell Smart moments where someone says, "You think that you know what I am doing, but that's what I wanted you to think. I'm actually doing something entirely different. But then, I knew that's what you think I would think to do, so I'm really doing something else...." A classic, ridiculous power struggle. In the end, paradoxically, the husband and wife each get what they want .... to stay together. It's just a goofy, dysfunctional way of doing it through distrust and intimidation -- most of it inside their own heads.
  5. It's where they'll build the penitentiary.
  6. Rolig Loon

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    Read the Knowledge Base article at There's no special order form. You just have to be patient. The new generation of Linden Homes is very popular, so as soon as one comes on the market, it's grabbed within seconds. If you specify anything other than one of the Bellisseria homes, you'll end up with a first generation home. You can't get "extra prims." Your premium membership includes a waiver of land fees on 1024 sq m of land anywhere on the mainland. You can either use that to pay for a Linden Home or you can buy 1024 sq m of land and use that waiver to pay for the monthly land fees on it. In any case, the number of prims you are allowed is directly proportional to the amount of land that you own. The only way to get more prim allowance is to buy more land.
  7. And do submit articulate,well-documented abuse reports. Cite specific sections of the TOS and the Community Standards that you believe may have been violated.
  8. As a student of women's issues, you should be aware of the fact that some women are extremely territorial about their men. It's not rational -- or at least not always rational -- but it's quite real. Women generally have less power than men in most corners of RL, but they value their power to attract and hold onto the men in their lives. That's where women are most likely to come in conflict as they wield their power against real or potential threats. You don't need to be a real femme fatale to trigger a sharp reaction. Just cross an insecure wife or an injured one and jump back fast.
  9. It's not simply the forum rules. You are also violating the TOS by sharing chat transcripts without permission from people in the chat. A TOS violation can get you suspended temporarily
  10. Just look at your order history at https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/history.php and pay attention to the section labeled Your Open Orders. To cancel an order. click the obvious link to cancel, then provide your password and submit the request.
  11. Like most of your other questions, this one is not about the syntax of scripting but about logic.If you're going to become much of a scripter, you'll have to get used to thinking these things through for yourself. In this case, you have already answered the question before you start. You want to trigger the sound when you sit down, so that's in your changed event. You want it to keep on running until you tell it to stop, to that means that you'll be triggering llLoopSound. The sound will stop not only when you stand up (the changed event again) , but also when you want to play one of your other sounds. Therefore, you'll also need to think about restarting the llLoopSound when any one of the other sounds stops. The easiest way to do that, probably, is to start a timer whenever any of the other sounds plays, and then llLoopSound your idle sound again when the timer fires.
  12. No, you're only charged a fee when you actually buy L$, not when you place an order. Now, you asked about placing an order to buy at the rate of L$300 / $1. That order will never go through in a million years. If you look at the summary of current orders at https://secondlife.com/my/lindex/buy.php, you'll see that the greatest volume of outstanding orders right now is at L$263/ $1. That should tell you that all of the orders for L$ atthat rate and anything lower will need to be filled before people will be buying at L$264 / $1 or higher. It will be a very long time before anyone is willing to sell you L$300 for a dollar when they can sell them a lot cheaper now. Your best strategy is to place an order at a lower rate, say L$262 / $1 or L$261/ $1. That way, your order will have to be filled before the orders for L$64,772,854 that are expecting to get L$263 for their dollar, and you still get way more L$ than you would get if you bought at the market rate (which is about L$254 / $1. As a side note, I wouldn't suggest ever buying L$ in small amounts, because the $1.49 fees will amount to a hefty percentage of your purchase.
  13. I'm away from home and on a mobile phone so I can't test anything, but can you just add an if text in the on_rez event to see whether if (llGetAttached() == -1) // Don't execute the on_rez stuff ?
  14. People. An avatar at roughly your own elevation is a green dot. One who is above you or below you is an arrow that points either up or down.
  15. You have discovered the phenomenon called "bake fail." Is the SL equivalent of the common cold. The fluffy cloud is the default shape that your avatar takes until your viewer has received all of the parameters that define "you." Usually, your viewer receives that information in a few seconds as you log in, so the cloud disappears. If you have trouble logging in, or have an unstable connection, you can be stuck in that cloud for ages as your avatar fails to bake. You can solve the problem in several ways. Simplest, perhaps, is to replace one of the four basic components of your avatar temporarily: your skin, your shape, your eyes, or your hair base. You can also try replacing your entire avatar with one of the free avatars in your Library's clothing folder in inventory. If this is a chronic problem for you, give serious attention to your internet connection.
  16. I can't bring myself to be that pessimistic about the future of humanity, although I have some severe worries about the growing trend toward nationalism/ isolationism. Having lived through the political and social upheavals of the 60s, I have mild confidence that we'll find our way out of the many messes we're in now. My mother had a cartoon on the refrigerator for years that summed up her attitude on the matter. It showed a curmudgeon on a rocking chair, with the caption: "I love humanity. It's people I can't stand." If people would just relax and take a few deep breaths, humanity might actually muddle through.
  17. Apparently, you missed requesting PERMISSION_CONTROL_CAMERA. I suggest doing that when the driver sits down, as part of your startup sequence. Remember that you will need a run_time_permissions event to put your camera control parameters in. If you are doing other things that require permissions, like triggering an animation, you can bundle them in the same operation.
  18. That sounds like RL to me. Special snowflake kids get helicoptered and protected from their own stupid mistakes while elders are pushed to one side and laughed at for not being able to keep up with the pace of change.
  19. Yes, always refer to links by name rather than by number. The system that KT suggests is straightforward and simple, and it gets around the problem you have identified. For your main question... you may want to consider making a separate texture for each set of your buttons and then defining "hot" areas on each texture for your buttons in that set. Use llDetectedTouchST to determine which button the user touched. That reduces the number of prims that you have to keep track of and it also solves your problem of how to switch from one set of buttons to another. Instead of moving a child prim's X coordinate, just change the texture that's displayed. Of course, if you really do want to move child prims around, take KT's advice.
  20. If you think that someone has violated the TOS, the correct thing to do is to submit an Abuse Report. There is nothing that anyone here can do. This is a resident to resident forum. Lindens rarely come here and they will never deal with an abuse claim in this way.
  21. That's been an issue as long as I have been in these forums. Some of it can be excused as newbie inexperience and a lot can be blamed on the fact that we have a bizarre number of sub forums and each one can have dozens of threads with non- obvious titles. Still, it's ANNOYING to see the same whiny question posted over and over again. Excuses aside, people ought to take a little time to read before posting.
  22. Even then, of you move the root prim of a linkset, the entire object will move. To move only the root, you'll need to move the whole thing and then reposition the child prims to put them back where they were. It's awkward, but remember that "local" means "position relative to the root," so moving the root relative to itself means moving everything.
  23. Why? Because voice is annoying, cluttered with background sounds, and it's highly variable in quality. Text forces people to think about what they are saying, instead of filling conversation with a lot of "er","um" noise and a lot of voices chattering over each other. And it gives you a record of what everyone said, so you can scroll back and read the bits that you missed. Text is far superior.
  24. To transfer funds from your USD balance to PayPal you will need to submit a credit transfer request. It would be smarter, though, to just leave the funds where they are. The next time you want to buy L$, LL will use your USD balance first.
  25. And then have the unlinked parts talk to each other with llRegionSay or llRegionSayTo.
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