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Ana Stubbs

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  1. It does, but it's most useful for people who manage full sims. It has two main limitations - you need to be able to rez at (0,0), and the item must be copiable.
  2. Thanks! I already have a physics degree, so linear algebra is my jam. I'm really looking forward to it.
  3. When this gets released, I for one will be digging back through my inventory to check some old projects that never quite looked right. Also, thanks to @Beq Janus for the very interesting explanation. I'll be studying computer graphics in the autumn, so it's nice to hear the more mathsy details.
  4. If I understand this right, this new "Harden Normals" option for the bevel modifier in 2.80+ makes this process much easier, and removes the need for transfering normals from a copy of the mesh?
  5. Oh, i thought this was going to be about tilt shift photography!
  6. Because mainland can be beautiful too. Taken at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ohno/147/19/72
  7. The "API dood" has resolved this now for me, I'll leave his explanation of what the issue was in case someone encounters this with another server. The only question I'm left with is why does SL need this to be specified when other clients don't?
  8. I think that may wind up being the only fix. I wish I knew what is triggering it - at least then I would know how much is likely to be truncated. If it ever hits the end of the verse, then I can't see that I can recover from that, other than maintaining a list of bad verses and substituting in what "should" be returned.
  9. Not my server, so no, but I've opened an issue on github in the hope the creator might be able to shed some light on this. https://github.com/seven1m/bible_api/issues/30
  10. Firstly, thank you - that's a much better script than mine and shows nicely how i can improve mine. Can I ask about the extra parameters in the HTTP request? Secondly, unfortunately it's still truncated with your script, it's just pretty and truncated. I see that you've gotten around it by dropping the idea of using the JSON functions, but i'm still holding out hope that there might be a way of stopping it truncating. I've got some plans for further development (eg, stepping through very long passages verse by verse instead of flooding chat) that would be much easier if I can use the json
  11. Thanks - I am, and I'm using them, but I chopped them out, along with all the rest of the postresponse processing, for the sake of a clearer script. They don't work at all with invalid JSON, which is what I'm left with when it's truncated early.
  12. Other verses with overuse of or mismatched special chars that work fine: Leviticus 10:6 Deuteronomy 31:8 Jeremiah 9:23 Malachi 2:10 And, to recap, the ones that don't work are Joshua 1:9 and Malachi 3:2
  13. Thanks, i hadn't spotted that mismatch. Tested a few more places where people give long speeches that span several verses. Matthew 1:21 works fine. So does Jeremiah 1:10 and, back in the first chapter of Joshua, so does Joshua 1:18
  14. That's what I originally thought, but longer strings get through fine. I also tried using llGetSubString with negative indicies to llOwnerSay only the very last part of the string, and it was truncated in the exact same place. Wherever the issue is, I don't think it's with llOwnerSay.
  15. My scripting skills are very rusty, so i'm hoping someone on the forum can point out why this isn't working. I've got a very simple hud that reads JSON from someone else's server, and then uses that. Here is a stripped down version for reproducing my problem key http_request_id; string url = "http://bible-api.com/"; integer listenHandle; default { state_entry() { listenHandle = llListen(1, "", llGetOwner(), ""); } listen(integer channel, string name, key id, string message) { http_request_id = llHTTPRequest(url + llEscapeURL(message),
  16. In fairness, I think you can say "this format is objectively not very good" and yet not denigrate those who prefer it. Lectures are a disastrous format for learning, and yet universities put thousands on each year. Highlighting books is a terrible way to learn (rather than just looking like you're learning), but it's my first choice, because it forces me to actually read the text and pick out the key parts. I'm not keen on videos because they're invariably badly subtitled, if subtitled at all. Someone whose hearing is better than their eyesight may well have the opposite opinion.
  17. That's an excellent explanation, but I'm sorry, I should have been a bit clearer - I meant things to avoid as a creator.
  18. Is there an SL-centric list anywhere of things to avoid? I can avoid the things that trigger me (caveat: I'm not epileptic, but some of the photosensitive epilepsy triggers do send me on very unpleasant and nauseating spacey trips), but everyone is so different...
  19. I've had much success with texturing prims as real world measuring devices. I have a ruler and a protractor, and intersect these with what I want to measure, to avoid camera parallax. The measurements I read off have all been quite accurate enough for my purposes, and comparative with measurements directly within Blender.
  20. You can cross that one off your list...
  21. This I disagree with. Even if the normal map is nothing to write home about, it still allows the use of specularity on non-metalic surfaces. Where you then wind up having trouble is that your specular and normal maps are tied to the same resolution.
  22. I've spent a fair amount of time using SL on machines with performance that would be better measured in seconds per frame (need to stay in touch, can't take my desktop with me when I travel). 5-7fps is about the point where it stops being a chat application with accompanying slideshow and starts to become usable. 10fps is a dream. As an aside for anyone in the same situation, Firestorm's text-only mode is amazing, and runs nicely on my Celeron-based Chromebook (Celeron N2840 - probably still too powerful for Penny).
  23. Actually I'm quite impressed by that - with a thread that size, that's no mean feat.
  24. Not all countries issue goverment-ID other than passports, which are hideously expensive to apply for (and you have to be eligible first, which isn't a given). There are driving licences in the UK, but not everyone has one of those either. I'm disqualified for medical reasons. There are "official" nationally recognised ID schemes like CitizenCard that allow those without passports or driving licenses to prove age/identity, but these are not government issued.
  25. As I understand it, the current issue is that some old computers misreport the amount of graphics memory available. If SL believes them and tries to fill it, the viewer crashes in such a way that you can't then get in and change the setting, effectively blocking them from SL. This was briefly refered to in passing in a TPV developer's meeting, so it's no wonder you're a bit confused. I only happened to hear about it because there's sufficent gibberish in those for the recordings to make nice background noise while I work.
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