Meet a Linden, tour a friend’s SL home

Friday, April 25, 2008

Nostrum Forder and Sylectra Darwin attend Torley Lindens office hours in which he amplifies our awesome.

Nostrum Forder and Sylectra Darwin attend Torley Linden's office hours in which he "amplifies our awesome."

I met Torley Linden (above, in pink hood with green eyes) yesterday during his office hours! This is the guy who works for Linden Labs and does instructional videos for residents. He was very considerate and answered all my questions. Torley is famous so I am quite honored he had time for one of the little people. It’s only because few people are in Second Life as yet.

Also, Willy introduced me to one of his younger friends, Jeffrey, who lives in his (RL) neighborhood and sometimes borrows one of his computers. This nice fellow is 18 years old and owns a couple of new ventures in Second Life, including a Motley Crue tribute band which performs in SL. He’s a newlywed and lucky for him, his wife is also a Second Lifer. He gave us a tour of his condo that they are renting. He’s got it decorated with lots of red and pink and romantic themes – sounds like his marriage is a success! I unfortunately didn’t get to meet her – next time I hope. His activities in SL give him enough income to afford the weekly rent! I think it’s a laudable goal.

A one-prim creation made from a rectangle shape with a handmade texture slapped on it.

A one-prim creation made from a rectangle shape with a handmade texture slapped on it.

On the building front, I made a Japanese shoji divider screen (at left, red birch with rice paper and brass hinges) from scratch using Adobe Photoshop Elements and uploaded the resulting texture to my inventory, where I slapped it on a single prim shape. It’s beautiful, and low-lag. I am proud. Looking at it again though, I would rather have a 3-prim screen so you have realistic zigzag positioning. To make it economically attractive, I have some other ideas about the patterns.

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