Proof of #SecondLife: Back #Inworld And My #NVIDIA Settings Are Borked Again

Calla Cela got settings for NVIDIA card, specifically her 970, from NVIDIA tech support. She made this handy video. Using it I decided to check my settings it has been forever since I looked at them. zOMG! When the Lindens changed the install folder name, (like L O N G ago) my SL setup apparently went away…

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Looks like I need to re-visit Nalate’s site and completely re-do my graphics card’s settings, because I’m BACK babies, and my lighting and graphics are pretty bad.

Second Life screenshot showing Lelani Carver in front of her Steelhead Bay shop

Not dead yet, apparently all you have to do is update payment on file.

I had been gone so long that my main account and at least one other alt had expired payment information, which borked my land group. I was contacted by Whitney Linden last week to warn me that I needed to do something or everything would be returned and my land lost.

I figured it out, with their help, when I finally got my account revived by updating arrears, getting inworld, and realizing that my main parcel in Tweddle was blocking me and was shown as owned by Whitney Linden. It was quickly resolved; all my stuff was still out and rezzed, the group was still my land group, so I IMed Whitney and asked what needed to be done. She told me to go to the smallest parcel and buy it for group for $L0 via the About Parcel.

  • Added tier donation from Land Tier Management, saved changes
  • bought the first smallest parcel that wasn’t covered by Dhughan’s tier, which was active
  • Reactivated my partner’s account, which was also in arrears, donated tier, etc. etc.
  • Bought the next biggest parcel and then the biggest one for $L0
  • Regained access, started updating scripted vendors, dropboxen, and even tended virtual bees…
  • Sent about 2 year’s worth of parcel rental to Fuzzball Ortega, marshall of Steelhead Bay.
  • All set, DONE.

Why was I gone so long? My main desktop machine had a big update a long time ago (my partner Rock Fall is my RL spouse and is also my in-house tech support). In the refresh, I didn’t lose photos, textures, or my badly made Blender files, but I had lost a lot of links and useful tools. Also, my RL work is spent on a computer all day, with a headset on, and I had needed a change for a bit.

I’ve topped up enough avatars to hold the land I need, I’ll keep downsizing the DFS items to something less… hoarder-y, I look forward to chatting with friends, listening to music, dancing, and blogging again.

Why am I back? In RL I’ve been immersed in Twitter deeply for the last 5 years, mostly with a rather fun group of people. We’ve all come around to the idea that Twitter isn’t where we want to be any more, for various reasons, and gradually we’re moving over to other social media, including and Mastodon. It was so much fun being able to see people without an algorithm forcing ads on me every 3 posts, and I could see people whose posts had been drowned out in the noise on Twitter. And then I kept running into accounts I knew from #SecondLife, and wanted to reconnect.

It’s been fun – just now I DMed with an old RL/SL friend I haven’t seen in about 10 years, but we stay connected via #SecondLife. Turns out she also bugged out of #Twitter, and belongs to multiple social media site the same way I do. Guess a lot of people got the same impulse – “Migrate or die.” It’s good to be back #Inworld as we say. Because there are freebies to be had.

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