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Torley Linden

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  1. @valerie Not directly at the moment, I know others have requested it as well. @Charolotte Thanks, I've been lurking on the forums lately... but even if you don't see me posting, I'm still around.
  2. You may already know that you have a profile feed at my.secondlife.com (a la Facebook, Twitter... "social media" stuff) For example, mine's @ https://my.secondlife.com/torley.linden But did you know you can post snapshots to it? (See mine for example!) Post to My Profile Feed is one of my fave features. If you want to get in on the fun: Download the latest Second Life Viewer. (3.2.4 or newer.) Select World menu > Snapshot (or use Ctrl+Shift+S, the ol' snapshot shortcut). Click Post to My Profile Feed. Enter an appropriate caption and click Post! In seconds, your snapshot s
  3. Ha, this question holds some beauty for me: at the time I met my to-be wife, I had a particularly bad bout of Repetitive Strain Injury in my hands. This was before we had inworld voice chat, so she asked me to get on Skype to be hands-free.
  4. Oh friendly greetings! Oddball, thanks for your curiosity — I'm just grateful you noticed. Yes, best place to check for Second Life updates for me right now is my social profile @ https://my.secondlife.com/torley.linden Although I mainly lurk on the forums at present, I'll post every now and then when I feeI have something especially helpful to add. I haven't done a lot of video tutorials in awhile, but am always delighted to hear from Residents over the ages who've found them approachable and... friendly! At Linden Lab, I've been assigned to focus on other areas which are definitely a cha
  6. @TriJin, you hit it right on the nose: I get so excited seeing multiple SL features combined to make the proverbial "greater than the sum of its parts" shine. I enjoy using my 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator to snap stills, because dutch angles are underused in SL photography. How have your experiences been using realtime shadows and depth of field + antialiasing? I find it considerably slows performance and there are some weird rendering glitches around edges of things (noticeably on hair), so I've mainly been filming with antialiasing off. Dead End Thrills has been a cinematic inspiration to me,
  7. Ever want to share what your avatar is wearing but found it too painful to type out each part? Do you run a fashion blog that presents beautiful outfits to readers and are sick of how long "style cards" take to prepare? Guess what? There's an easy way to "Copy outfit list to clipboard" in recent Viewers, including the newest 3.x! It's kinda buried and not an extravagantly glamorous thing, but it's a "little feature that saves a lot of time". Infact, I didn't know until Jonathan Yap pointed me to this page. Simply wear an outfit, click the option, and paste (Ctrl-V) it into any app that accep
  8. We Linden Lab Editors are looking for mesh awesomeness for our Destination Guide! We even have a special Mesh Showcase. We want to be sure to have you listed so other Residents can visit and rock out, so if you or someone you know is making mesh magic, submit your place to be included. And if you want to discuss more of your fave destinations — maybe even share some photos & videos 'cuz we're visual like that! — come visit our forum. I say thankee-sai.
  9. I gotta show this to Michael Linden & the Moles. Here's the direct link to the post, thanx for sharing!
  10. Squares looking like "rectangles" may be dependent on field of view curvature: try pressing Ctrl-8 and Ctrl-0 to adjust, or Ctrl-9 to reset. I've had similar "bird's eye view" photography needs in the past, there are premade scripted tools that can help, such as https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Dvandva-Region-Snap/1361808
  11. Oh yeah Dora, I have lots of Rachel's furni and her cartoonish, angular style kicks ass, especially when you put a lot of her creations together where they all cohesively mix — was playing with some of her circuit-bent noiseboxes the other day.
  12. On this topic, I'd like to share that Salon.com has been doing a series of Monogamy opinion pieces from differing viewpoints.
  13. I heard my name? Thanks Keli, altho I think we can do better than living in a "SLum". (Weird how so many innuendo-laden words begin with SL, hmmm? And we need an easier multi-quote on here.) @Dresden Re: Has Torley done a video yet that explains all this stuff or do I just have to start posting in various places to figure out what ends up where? I'd like at least try to look like I know what I'm doing... lol. I haven't been making video tutorials as I used to, not enough time amidst all the other work projects I've been involved in — incidentally, a lot of my time has shifted to inworl
  14. So, just about all of us can has objects we can sit on. But we want chairs that go above-and-beyond, and cohesively wrap various features into a ball so dense and powerful that it can cause the Grid's tectonic plates to go bow-chicka-wow. Here's what we're looking for: One-click sit action to make sitting easier Beautiful texturing and use of sculpties Color or even shape-changing options Low-prim (primfficiency = resourcefulness) Multiple sit poses for males, females, etc. Other novel features I haven't listed here Here's a picture of an awesome chair one of us Torleys sat on recently, by
  15. Corinne, I've noticed some screen capture apps outside of SL (like Evernote and Jing) freeze the screen when you activate a shortcut. This reminded me of SL's freeze frame, and what you suggest would be useful there — I've had enough problems with the built-in snapshot tools to where I don't use them outside of sending postcards, but for your workflow, I see how that it'd handy. And if I'm understanding you, YEAHHHH "lock your eyes on a fixed point" (without having to manually focus on an object?) would be da bomb, as well as altogether disabling/freezing eye movement. I know that blinking an
  16. Like to stay on the cutting edge? Have you noticed something new while testing the SL Viewer Beta and are wondering where to learn more about it? Keep these resources close: Beta Release Notes - What's fixed, new, and otherwise changed. Look in the News & Featured Pages box on the front page of wiki.secondlife.com (thanks Rand Linden!)  If you're using the primary/main/official SL Viewer, you can always start here for Second Life help. As features become stable, help articles get moved to the Knowledge Base.
  17. k2, thanks for continuing this thread with your discoveries — I've found out about a few cool stores with atittude from you, and revisited some others I hadn't seen in awhile, and had gotten a redesign in the meantime.
  18. Venus, Angelina, Charolotte, thank you for helping Ken! YOU ROCK.
  19. For both personal and work purposes, I have some "base" minimal looks that I can accessorize easily, and then save more complex outfits as-needed. I really find it useful to do a batch shopping spree with add-ons that I can peruse at a later time, then mix 'n' match to find combinations. Quite often though, my add-ons come through natural exploration: I may start with a fairly spartan look, then by the end of the day (or week), I'll have a fully loaded (and hopefully not too laggy) avatar! For my own expression as a human-ish form, I'll usually stick with a given skin for a long time, but var
  20. Another option is to search your email boxes for "second life" and sort so that the oldest messages are on top, you may see the welcome email you get when you first join — which contains your avatar's name — or another clue.
  21. Unholy mother of frakness, I just had to post here to let Incoherendt know the sheer lulz I got from that first pic (compounded by looking left both at the DERP DERP eyes in your badge and Cookie Monster). Would surely make a compelling argument for wearing a helmet, if that did any good... I'm a big fan of SLWTF pics, and while I don't have a particular weird screen_last at the moment, here's a few accidental and intentional pics I've spotted on Flickr. Also, on Windows, if you need help finding specific files or folders, I highly recommend Everything Search Engine (yes, that's what it's c
  22. Corinne, thanks for taking the time to share! I like your attention to light, shading, and shadow — it helps highlight soft curves. Are you referring to the Freeze frame (fullscreen) option in the official SL Viewer? Or another viewer? I haven't really used that feature in ages, but I just tried it and it gets disabled as soon as I try to move my camera. (As I recall from way back, it takes a pixelated, distorted preview of what you see and is not well understood, so maybe I'm missing something!) Being able to do a "matrix style" thing would be helpful! [uPDATE] Oh, I see! After that disto
  23. For those who find this thread in the future while looking for the same thing, here are some couple stores that have some group poses I'm enjoying: Essential Soul - Steven Dean Seil Expression - Seil LostAngel Industries - Evangeline Cortes I've also been writing up some of my tips for avatar group photography, in case anyone is curious about my process.
  24. Despite the provocative subject line, I think a more accurate phrasing is: "Why do some Residents love their breastesses so much that — OMGMYEYES!!!!" coupled with the less-sensationalist "What can we do to enlighten the masses about avatar physics?" For the record, I'm a Linden and I celebrate breasts. (Now I know this is going to get quoted. ) As thoughtfully explained though, a lot of this comes down to education, such as this Knowledge Base article. Providing sensible presets and distributing them widely would empower a lot of people to realize that mmm, they can be used, shall I say, tas
  25. For me, it really depends on specific interaction style, regardless of person/company. There's also the perception that a "small business" is a lot more down-to-earth and approachable than a "megacorporation". And some SL businesses present themselves as a lot more fun and responsive than others. What I also appreciate is when a person and company make it clear they're linked, like on the Marketplace where brands are often named differently than their creator, and to complicate matters, with display names, you can change your name.
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