My collection of thoughs and whispers from everywhere

Part of my journey in second life, an off-world collection of articles.

SLBuzz.. here i come!

SLBuzz changed…  Mixoom.com, and guess what? Windlight photos! straight from SL. You send one email, from inworld, and you post it on flickr, twitter and this mixoom. A simple webinterface. Photos shared by rezidents are amazing.
For your eye pleasure: Green and Wild Centre

Worth to try it, it’s the most easy and convenient way to post straight from secondlife to a photo blog.

Some may know, private wordpress blog have a direct post feature (send email, directly posting it on blog) but not the version hosted by wordpress.com. Too bad… But i found this one. Bundled with twitter and flickr, i can show those.
Yahoo! Photos!
http://mixoom.com/people/mythridian-almodovar

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October 30, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Video streaming to SL, from windows…

I wanted to stream a short movie to my SL Tv, without uploading it to any of free video streaming services, like youtube, vimeo and others. At that moment came the B Part (not this one).  B.. from buuu… Yay for winblows! Quicktime streaming…

Because of Quicktime restrictions you will have a hard time, making it. Google’d (yeah, verb usage:P )a lot, tried many ways, but can’t make VLC Player stream a xvid movie to quicktime, using http or rtsp protocol. Blame it… I’m sure it’s a workaround, but it take too much time for me to figure out.

So… as no “real-time” conversion was able (from my research, i’m open to suggestions)  i switched to Darwin Streaming Server, an open-source app from Apple (hmm… app… apple… *BITE*).

Compiling on my 64bit vista… fail. Grabbed a previous built from Internet, ran it…. and tested with sample files provided. It worked! Effect: instant happiness on my face (was around 4am, and i was still awake… 3h of sleep and then work. Pfft!)

Next day, came the streaming session… movie. For that, i had to convert my .avi to .mov format. Boo! converted, but still not working. WTH? I was sooo close, but still far away for the streaming cheer-up beer session.

More research revealed that streamed clips (video) must be HINTED. That was the last step. I’ve hinted my mov movie, that i converted earlier using a free tool and… and… copied in Darwin streaming server movies folder.

Test went perfect, used browser and inline quicktime player to check it first, and then…. copy pasted it in media settings of my client.

got beerYAY FOR BEER!!! Stream was perfectly working.

Cheering ceased suddenly. Why? when i realized that i’m such a dumb, uploading and downloading back my stream, at 800kb/sec.And doing that at 3AM, when i was supposed to sleep.. DUH!

Haha! But it does not matter, me happy today. Converted a RL party clip and “tossed” it in my SL TV. double YAY!!!

October 30, 2009 Posted by | Main | , , , , | 2 Comments

Secondlife:Cloth Protection, copybotting skins

Here we go, what’s a simple method to protect yourself against copybotting skins?

Such thing comes from some viewers that do “Cloth Protection”. Use Emerald, Meerkat, or any other that have that feature on.
It basically blends all the layers together onto the baked textures, so if you want to steal that specific skin, you must take all the clothes (wearables, not prims) with it, then you will always have to be wearing the same stuff … which renders that skin useless.

Other protections i’ve heard of is to have anti-inspect shields. That’s causing lag, BIG lag. Who need lag, lol? I won’t.

It’s enough without it, when you have a render cost above 12k. duh!

October 27, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , | Leave a comment

SL: Huge cache of stolen items, on Burning Life

This particular cache of stolen goods was being passed around at Burning Life… Possible Vendetta?  Each item is retaining the original creator name and information, but is transferable. Many items include a blank box beside it, which indicates use of an exploit.

Read more here: http://shoppingcartdisco.com/?p=5484

Some flickr photos, here.

October 27, 2009 Posted by | 1, Interesting | , , , | 4 Comments

Two videos: Do you want date my avatar?

Two great videos, made me laf when i saw them.
Whoopsie? Do you want date my avatar?

and a secondlife version of this one:
I’m too busy to date your avatar! Continue reading

October 15, 2009 Posted by | Main | , , , , | Leave a comment