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  1. Headline Apollo at the Beckridge Gallery, Bellesseria http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/198/137/25 July 15 through July 28, 2019 The Apollo 11 Moon Mission as Reported by the Fort Worth Star Telegram A Pop Up Exhibit by diamond Marchant Headline Apollo offers an alternative perspective on the Apollo 11 moon mission by presenting what the readers of a north Texas newspaper saw over this 10 day period in July, 1969. Local newspapers covered this historic event with great detail and emphasis, but also reported on other issues of the day, such as Vietnam, Chappaquiddick, Luna 15, Nixon, hospital taxes, local crime, and baby names. Photographs are from the NASA Apollo archive. The newspapers (except for July 21 morning) and magazines were collected and archived in 1969 by a young diamond Marchant and photographed in 2019. An exhibit guide is provided.
  2. SL16B is a 100% Linden Labs operation. There are 3 moles that are doing what we used to call the "Exhibitor Assistant" or "Sim Coordinator" job. If you are an exhibitor and need to get your parcel or change your settings or get an inspection, you must contact one of these moles via IM. The moles are Mischievious Mole, Squeaky Mole, and Alotta Mole.
  3. In the sailing community we call this "the weather". In spite of many Lindens attempts to address failures while crossing a region border in a vehicle, it remains a problem. Experienced sailors do things like 1) reducing scripts, 2) reducing draw distance, 3) maintaining a solid and fast internet connection, 4) avoiding sims with lots of avatars, and 5) avoiding 4-corners. In general, things tend to work better after region restarts. I really wish Linden Labs would fix this once and for all. Personally, I have never observed that the viewer makes any difference.
  4. As Bellesseria has roads that go about everywhere, it is now possible to travel about by riding land/sea/air vehicles. Many enjoy the sense of geographical presence that this gives. To inform others that you are supporting "Just Ride", please display the "Just Ride" flag. You can get one at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/199/138/25 - just buy for L$0. Your flag can also be bought/copied. If you have built your Linden Home as a destination for others to visit, this is a great thing to support. When you display the "Just Ride" flag, it means that the public can rez vehicles on your parcel. This allows them to travel to their next destination. Optionally, you may provide some sort of guest vehicle rezzer. To allow the public to rez, in the About Land tool/Options tab, check the Everyone checkbox next to Build. On the Objects tab, set autoreturn to 1 minute.
  5. Who even needs roads or navigation huds? The moles have provided us with 25 sims of mountain biking, at least for a while. They may eventually put homes out there. But until they do, enjoy the free-to-go-where-ever experience. The passes between the ridges are particularly fun. Eight Linden rez zones for you plus a mountain bike rezzer at the Beckridge Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/201/138/25
  6. I have added a new "Learning Loop Bike Tour" at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/198/137/25 The intent is to have a small loop where people can learn about riding the bike and using the navigation HUD. It should take 10 minutes or less to complete the loop.
  7. I would estimate that it goes thru at least 60 sims and is around 15 km. I ride the AF2300 in 4th gear and have done it twice in less than an hour. The midsection has some long runs that go quickly. You certainly could do it in sections if you can find a place to rez a vehicle or ride a wearable vehicle. The nav hud is separate from your vehicle, so you can use any vehicle you like or even walk. The hud just sets a beacon at the next waypoint and tells you which way to turn (left, right, or exit traffic circle). In the future I will do some shorter tours that start at different places. Enjoy the ride!
  8. Bellesseria appears to be made for cycling. The moles did a fantastic job creating an extensive network of roads along with diverse terrain and landscaping. Plus there is ample open space if you just like to ride free form. To get things started, I have created a bike tour that circles the existing connected land (as of May 20, 2019). The "Bellesseria Big Loop Bike Tour" chart shows where it goes but you really need a nav HUD, so I have provided one. Everything you need is at the Beckridge Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/201/138/25 , including a guest bicycle. Have Fun!
  9. Beckridge Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/198/138/25
  10. Beckridge Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/198/138/25
  11. The Beckridge Gallery is now open to the public. The "Behind the Neon" exhibition by diamond Marchant shows photographs from The Neon Museum Las Vegas. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beckridge/197/137/25
  12. I recently had the same problem of not being able to see something I had rezzed. I had just put the Kokua viewer on an old laptop with Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M graphics. The invisible object was some Lilith Heart landscaping, Harmony Wild Loosestrife - SHORT - Purple - 20m circle - V2 2. I checked Preferences/Graphics and found this checkbox... Geometry Overload Protection. So I unchecked the box and, voila, there were my pretty flowers.
  13. Just to confirm again what everybody already knows... sim crossings in Second Life are so bad at present that it seems impossible to do things like sailing. I sail alot, both cruising and racing, but for the last few months, I have just about given up. Being a racer, I use all known techniques to maximize the chance of not crashing... but they appear to no longer be effective. I usually crash a few minutes after starting. I tried riding a motorcycle the other day with equally bad results. As recently as a year ago, I could sail for an hour or two, just about anywhere, with few problems. SecondLife is definitely going downhill, as far as reliability is concerned. diamond
  14. As one who once sailed regularly but hasn't sailed much since March, I would say that SL's lack of "technology" support for sailing reflects economics. There are not that many people who depended upon getting from A to B in a sailboat (racing or organized crusing) compared to the total number of people on the grid. Also, these people are not paying for it directly, that is, they sail in either Linden sims or those paid for by others. So I am not holding my breath waiting for LL to help sailing one bit. The irony of this is that if LL could solve the sailing problem (sim crossing crashes, lag), it would make the platform much more suitable for the masses. My prediction is that some other company will solve this problem and that is where we will be sailing.
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