Sure, Update the #WordPress Theme at 3AM

So I couldn’t sleep, and decided to try a different blog theme. It’s been a rough night.

A #SecondLife avatar sits in a bayou bar wearing a pussyhat and looking decidedly the worse for wear. The bartender is a tough looking little black cat wearing a pork pie hat

Kitty’s Love Shack Bar, St John Bayou

I still see Kitty, who has his own sim now called #BayouChatNoir in #SecondLife – it’s very swampy and full of crazy eclectica. I’ve rented one of the shacks for a few months just for nostalgia’s sake. We used to be residents in the St John sims, gone for years now. Good times.

CNN Anchors Zing Kevin McCarthy : His Humiliation ‘Knows No Bounds’ (hurr hurr hurr)

I wish I could watch this unfold. #KevinMcCarthy being #Humiliated is #schadenfreude

Following Tuesday’s chaotic House vote that initially denied Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) his long sought-after speakership, several CNN anchors and reporters took turns dunking on the Republican leader for finding new ways to embarrass himself.
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New World Notes: Meta’s New Vision of the Future Doesn’t Mention the Metaverse Even Once

In case you missed it, Meta CTO and Reality Labs’ head Andrew Bosworth recently published the company’s vision of the future: Meta began 2022 with a new name and a new vision for the future, and at Reality Labs it’s…
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Happy Holidays From #LelaniCarver

Wishing you peaceful holidays – all of them. If you celebrate, whatever you celebrate, celebrate yourself. You’ve almost made it out of 2022.

Testing to see how the new #iOSShareSheet works for both #Wordpress and #Tooot – using a plug-in for WP.

Taken at a sandbox, this photo backdrop was too much #LandImpact or LI for my home parcel.

Taken at SLURL:*cbc2vt*_ga*MTU2NzYwNDI0MC4xNjcxNTEwMjM5*_ga_T7G7P6DCEC*MTY3MTk0ODc5MC4xMy4xLjE2NzE5NDg5MTIuMzIuMC4w*_fplc*YmdlemxjN2gxV0xhc2g5ZUJjQU1vUG5HUDR6TlhZbkpCNGN1U0xIWlpFaHg0cTRONHNucnpTQXdXNEVBV0xzU2ElMkZMOXpYaFJJMnJ0aVF5M3NtbXdwcXJiZ3RtMFQyTjFEY3R2MSUyQlBWdTJLRWJyclZxU3N3RVZHaGI0bjZCdyUzRCUzRA..

Buy #Virtual Clothes To Try On, Then Real Clothes? How #Meta

Lablaco wants to use digital tools to revolutionize the fashion industry.
Pushing fashion into digital spaces helps generate
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This Italian fashion house Loblaco thinks trying on virtual clothes will drive sales of physical clothes, and virtual shows could save on costs of attending physical events. Have they SEEN what a scrimmage a big #SecondLife sales event is?


I went to the big #LeLutka holiday event yesterday, my first day back #inworld after a two-year hiatus.

For some reason, specially animated heads and virtual bodies are mix-n-match in #SecondLife. I barely have a mesh body, usually go with a system avatar. But I picked up a free, high quality mesh head at the event, and there was a list of stores that were also offering high-quality virtual fashion, so I’ll do some upgrading.

But the short time here spent using Mastodon reminded me of how open source can be a way to freedom from corporate control of our entertainment and shopping choices – so I’m sticking with the open source mesh avatar, Ruth Too v3.

While checking the list of participating shops, the very first one had cute, modern stuff that didn’t look right on the system avatar, but mesh bodies have “alpha cuts” so that your body parts are invisible and don’t “poke through” mesh clothes.

I fiddled with HUDs and cuts and got it looking better… can’t imagine actual famous people messing with it. Guess they’ll need virtual fashion assistants, which could be a serious job for many #SecondLifeResident #Fashionistas

But it won’t work for #Meta #Metaverse avatars, those dudes and dudettes don’t even have legs. And I’d like to see the physical fashion houses deal with #VRChat #Furry body types – they could make money selling nice outfits and accessories, but will they?

Meanwhile, my old photo skillz need sharpening. Just about the worst camera angle…right up my snoot and booty. Oh well.

I went back later and tried to figure out how to use a store credit for another #virtualoutfit at a different store, LOL, no. But I found another new French designer whose work really looked like fashion (and she had a beautiful treadle sewing machine set for sale, bought that too). Relevant to my #RealLife sewing interests, I’ll be back.

That second #virtualfashion event is called #ShopAndHop in #SecondLife – I’m going back in. Cover me! I don’t know if I’ll get through that list of shops, because the first two were so full of interesting things.

#SecondLife avatar #LelaniCarver i

Trying to remember how to #SecondLife

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.