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And gone . . . (no, not me!!)

It seems ironic that as soon as I mention that I will shut down my shops, I get a flurry of activity such that for the very first time since my in-world birth, I am self sufficient. Sales have increased and with the sale of the last of my land (and closure of my outlet shops) except for the 512m plot in Steam SkyCity, I am finally slightly better than breaking even. But something else happened that truly hit home and made a very big impact upon me. Read more…

Judge not lest ye be judged. . . Ok, judge.

In my last posting, I briefly mentioned the wonderful build that Eladrienne Laval and Kheph777 Enoch created in the Rezzable Garden of NPIRL Delights. I had been there to visit a couple days ago, but in all my infinite wisdom, managed to take exactly ZERO snapshots! Can you believe it? I was awe struck. Today I managed to rectify that situation as I popped in-world this morning with my view camera on its stand. Read more…

I’m dreaming of a dystopian, Dickensian world. . .

Recently, I was chatting with a couple friends and I expressed my idea to create a new region in-world. The idea is to create a Dark Victorian Steampunk sim. You see, I love Caledon, but it can be a little too clean for me at times. I like the grimy atmosphere presented within a Dickensian world. I like a little dystopia with my afternoon tea, thank you very much. I like unfettered speculative technology that is explainable in a semi-plausible fashion. I like evil, mad science. Read more…

More Skydiving Lifts with added Victorianism!

For some time, I had intended to add to my line of skydiving lifts. Up until recently, I had my 4 and 8-seat Steampunk Skydiving Lifts available on OnRez, SLExchange and in-world at SteamSkyCity, Babbage Palisade and Port Babbage. I felt the need for something that leans a little more towards Victorian and a bit less towards Steampunk (or my vision of steampunk). So, today I announce my Victorian Steampunk Skydiving Lifts in 4 and 8 seat versions, plus my new favourite, the 8-Seat Victorian Steampunk Skydiving Balloon! Read more…

Grand Opening of Writer Clock Works!

Here ye, here ye! Let there be no confusion on this point! Writer Clock Works will be holding the Grand Opening of their product line of beautiful virtual clocks in their new store in Babbage Palisade! Come one, come all for an exciting time of dancing, conversing and trivia! Refreshments and snacky bits shall be provided and music will be by the wonderful Radio Riel! Read more…

Now this is over the top . . .

No, I have not lost my mind. Well, not completely, anyway. As long-time readers will agree, I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, consider myself an expert with graphics tools. Truth be told, I am able to just do what I need to get done. Usually. My weakest point has always been original creative expression, thus I have always found it extremely challenging to come up with a logo that simply is not ugly. Read more…

A genuinely useful program . . .

I don’t generally write of such modern items as “software,” whatever that is, but I’ve come across something that is genuinely useful to anyone who fears losing data to the asset computational engines. I was reading an article by someone and saw mention of Second Inventory, a program that allows one to save one’s assets to their own local computational engine. Save one’s assets indeed! Read more…

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