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Conifer Dada

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  1. Spelling . . . Worcester (City) and Worcestershire (County) Pronunciation . . . Woosta / Woosta-sher Along the same lines we also have the city of Leicester and its county of Leicestershire - pronounced 'Lesta' and 'Lesta-sher'. Then there's Gloucester and Gloucershire - 'Glosta' and Glosta-sher'. Then there's the town of Bicester, pronounced 'Bista'. You Americans on here will be familiar with the concept of mismatched spelling and pronunciation from places like Arkansas and Des Moines!!!
  2. On the left is me looking as normal as I can. On the right dressed in my pandicorn outfit.
  3. Some dragons in SL are much more realistic than others, even if there are no real dragons.
  4. I'm fortunate in having a good computer and fast internet connection these days. I do think SL had been getting slower and slower over the last year or so. For me the slowness is mostly to do with other avatars rezzing in busy places. That can take ages or sometimes some avs don't rez at all. The environment rezzes quickly, while FPS is not bad and movement lag isn't terrible. Anyway, the point I'm getting to is that I was just thinking that SL has got a bit quicker again in the last week or two, reversing the trend described above. This is just my subjective impression though.
  5. Here's an update of my then and now . . .
  6. I still use a classic system body so I can use the default facial animations. Most of them are cartoony but I have an attachment that plays the smile and one other animation occasionally, which is OK. It is a bit cheesy but no more so than the bento 'speaking in tongues after eating a piece of soap' mouth animation that seems popular these days.
  7. I haven't noticed any change in baking / rez speed lately. I have a good computer with a fast broadband connection and the sequence is usually as follows: In a quiet place, my avatar and the surrounding environment rez very quickly - like in a few seconds. In a busy place my avatar and the surroundings rez almost as fast but other avatars take ages to rez, usually in 'waves'. What I mean is one or two avatars rez immediately, most of the remaining ones rez a minute or two later, with the remainder taking ages and ages or remaining as white clouds. One thing I have noticed is that app
  8. I joined SL in 2006 but my noob self would probably still recognise me. I have mesh hair and a lot of my clothes are mesh but I still use a system avatar of roughly the same shape and size as then - but better. I did create my own skin a few years ago (as in right-hand image) which I did with the aid of my OpenSim standalone, where I could repeatedly upload the textures as I made changes, free of charge and quickly. I don't think I was entirely noob in the left-hand image as I'd already progressed from system hair to flexi of some sort. I even found the same building in my inventory!
  9. I use my OpenSim standalone to do test uploads, in my case that's mainly textures. I'm not well up on meshes but I did upload some test meshes to my standalone and they worked fine. I don't know if OpenSim (either standalone or OSGrid) supports rigged mesh or fitmesh though but (unless you know the answer already) it might be worth investigating.
  10. Our Egotherapy hangout is quite art-deco, although purists might say it's a mish-mash of styles. Anyway we have lots of polished brass. I call it neo-deco. But if you're looking for 1930's jazz music to go with the style you might be disappointed because we stream techno, trance and alternative indy music! ,
  11. Watching someone else's YouTube video of SL and trying to move my camera around!
  12. I've told this one before . . . A few years ago I was at a club, minding my own business when a nearby woman told me I needed to get a mesh avatar and give myself a makeover. She even offered to help me. I replied that I was quite happy the way I was but she insisted I needed to 'upgrade' to a mesh avatar. She had a mesh avatar herself, with perfectly fitting clothes but her big downfall was a badly unrealistic shape, with huge hips and a tiny waist! I never did 'upgrade' to a mesh avatar, I'm still happy with my system one that works well for me, probably because I'm quite skinny
  13. Thanks for for all your work over the years and happy retirement.
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