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Christi Maeterlinck

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  1. Hi Bree, Many of the SL sims are fantasy-based and don't use roads. The proposal would kill off fantasy and result in the boring sort of bad RL-imitations of places like the Linden homes sites.
  2. Hello Sakura! Thanks ever so much for getting in touch. I resolved the problem: see my two postings dated April 30th in reply to Rowan, esp. Kind regards, Christi
  3. Ah.... well it certainly looks stunning, Rowan. Alas, though, it's for PCs and I run a Mac. Draw on your brain, the size of a planet to judge by the PC version, to create a Mac version and I for one will beat a path to your door! Christi
  4. PS to Rowan, and anyone else puzzled about all this. My difficulty turns out to hang on an inconsistency in labelling the settings by LL. World/Environment should be selected as 'USE Shared Environment'. I use the default Day Cycle of a 4 hour day, 1 hour night,; the one we're all used to, given there. And here's the thing... I IGNORE te fact that this shows up as 'Day Cyce: NONE' in Quick Preferences. I do NOT set that to 'Day Cycle: default', since that switches off the Shared Environment setting. Crazy....
  5. Thank you Rowan. First- I’ve no idea what Black Dragon might be, so that’s not an option. Second, the fs_day_cycle document which you kindly provided looks horrendous. As I mentioned in my posting, I need in-world handholding- this isn’t the sort of thing one can do via a reference in this here Forum! But thank you for trying. I shall simply go back to using Shared Environment as specified in World/Environment, with the Day Cycle set at 4 hour day, 1 hour night in World/Region details/Region/Environment, and live with the absurdity that this shows as Day Cycle ‘None’ in the Quick Reference window. (How can it be ‘None’!!! that’s what’s been confusing me all along.) I asked for handholding because, it seems to me, as a 15 year SL member, the whole system has become ridiculously,horrendously over-complicated. Few of us are techie enough to have to cope at this level. I suppose FS are doing their best to implement the ‘improvements’ created in the LL viewer, but since LL are not noted for their user sympathy or imagination, FS’s best efforts leave most of us floundering. Thank you again and bye! Christi
  6. I'm at my wit's end! And FS Support (English) suggested I post here. I need some help in setting the Environment on my whole region, an island called Faerun; and I'm happy to pay for someone's kind help in-world. I've read the basic instructions, https://wiki.firestormviewer.org/fs_eep done my best, followed relevant threads here on this Forum, and simply CANNOT get the day-night cycle to work. Or if it works, it hasn't saved when I log back in. It's not the kind of thing I can sort out via this Forum... I need hand-holding. I'll pay L$1000 if someone who knows what they're doing (I've been in SL 15 years... suspect I'm missing something very simple!) Someone who can give me step by stop instructions in-world, and stick by me until we get it working. I have a notecard that specifies my difficulty for anyone who wishes to contact me. I'm in-world every day between 1.30 and 2.30pm SL time; or just drop me an IM (gets repeated to my RL e-mail). Christi Maeterlinck
  7. Hello Doris, By and large, yes. If we were doing a Mississippi riverboat shuffle, Scott Joplin, songs from Showboat, 20s jazz would fit; heavy metal wouldn't... unless it was about rivers... Acid King Red River for example! What we're saying is that c half the songs should fit nicely, but then it's up to your own ingenuity and sense of fun to provide the rest. Shame about your time schedule. If ever you have a Saturday cancellation, please let us know. Byee! Christi
  8. Hi Karen, A bit too electronic for us I'm afraid. But thank you for our kindness in responding. Christi
  9. Gigs every 3 weeks or so at our themed events every Saturday 1-2.30pm SLt. It helps if the DJ can offer varied music, from Scott Joplin to Tuba Skinny, Swing, Blues, Soul, C&W, 60s, Rock, New Wave, Reggae etc: The event themes are mutually agreed each time so you don't have to offer all of these. Minimum payment of L$1000 per gig. Please contact Christi Maeterlinck.
  10. That's so helpful, Alyona, thak you! I think I mentioned why I need all the apps open last time: it's to manage revenues and outgoings on my island. I'll certainly try out NUMBERS. It loads my existing Excel sheets perfectly. (Please just tell me how to move the very top row of Sheet Tabs from above the Sheet window to below the Sheet window as it is in Excel: (can't find the command anywhere in the Help facility!) Ditto Vivaldi: I'll give it a try, and thanks for your suggestion. As for the official LL viewer... hmmm, I wasn't happy with it 9 or 10 years ago, so when Firestorm became available I migrated to that and have stuck with it ever since. I imagine that the LL viewer has improved over the years, so perhaps I should give it a proper trial. (Whenever I open it it looks so cludgy and dark, but I suppose if I looked, I'd find alternative skins and layout possibilities.) One thing though. Firestorm has an amazing in-world help group, open 24/7. I suppose I could use the generic Linden Concierge help facility if I need assistance with the official viewer, but they tend to stick to office hours only. Does the official viewer have an in-world 24/7 help group? Guess I'd better check!
  11. Hi Alyona, and thank you for your v helpful suggestions! AppTamer looks like fun and is reasonably priced, I see. The website description talks about reducing pressure on the CPU, but I assume that this is directly related to the RAM-hogging problem I've been experiencing, yes? Or is it aimed at something that's distinct? You ask, what other apps? Okay, here's what I had running before the very worst crash: having FS-release x64 v6.2.4 open, (default graphics settings); together with Excel and Chrome with just two tabs– my SL website account transactions page, and CasperTech; all needed when I do the accounts of the cottage rentals of an island I run. Preview or TextEdit if I'm referring to notes. Now, I had never had a problem before upgrading to FSv6.2.4, and everything else was, as you suggested, closed down. At first I thought the issue was something to do with the upgrade. It turns out that it was not shutting the machine down that may have been the source of the problem, as you also mentioned. I spent quite some time with Apple Support, who identified the culprit RAM-hog: part of the Mac system called 'Book' which, although not running, was taking up an appalling 500MB of memory! An NVRAM run closed it down and since then, touch wood, all has been well. Apple Support suggested that Book may have been gradually taking up more and more RAM each time I didn't shut down the Mac but just put it to sleep. The reason that I was just sleeping the Mac was that I'd noticed that I lost my FS login names and passwords each time I closed, rather than just slept, my machine. But I believe that's an FS bug that may have been resolved now, and so I shall take your wise advice and close down properly each night. Vivaldi looks interesting, but perhaps a bit too complicated for my needs. There again, I do resent the spyware in Chrome, so I might give it a try!
  12. Niran, if you look at my original posting you'll see that I am running the latest FS6.2.4 and that I am indeed running it on a Mac; if you read my interaction with Madelaine you'll see the nature of the problem and how it's been resolved. It seems to me that you're talking with yourself, in an internal conversation in which you invent spurious possibilities which you then busily refute. I'll leave you to get on with it. Bye!
  13. Close running apps.... Activity Monitor check for greedy apps whether running or not... do a restart. Check. A handy 3-point plan! And gosh yes, some apps can be deceptive. I had 'Clean My Mac' set to load itself on startup, to sit on my top menu bar, and this was taking up memory even when not running. Ditto Dropbox. Since I rarely use either, I've removed them from the startup list and will simply run them from the hard disc applications folder if ever I need them. Mind you, Niran's got me fantasising... the new MacPro due out in the autumn has 64GB graphics memory and 1.5 TB in 12 x 128GB DIMMS.... Swoon! Alas tho I don't have the energy these days to rob a bank...
  14. Niram, I do appreciate the intention to help and understand the points you are making: thank you. However, there is no need for the 'what the '***" rudeness. And once more, you're not actually attending to what I'm saying. I do NOT have 8GB of RAM. If you read my last message properly you'll see that I said 'My 2017 MacBook Pro has two 8GB, each running at 2133MHz.' 2 x 8 = 16. If you read my last posting in this thread you'll see what was causing the problem: an app that was taking up a grotesque 0.5GB of memory event when it wasn't running. Agreed, though, one can never have enough RAM!
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