Rental Beam is now Reborn!

August 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, New Products, Technical Info 

Rental Beam Reborn
Making money as a Second Life Landlord is a touchy business. The community of Second Landlords is populated with the entire range from giant holding companies all the way down to individuals just making the rent on a Sim Server. But all of them (the smart ones anyway) use some sort of Rental System. And all of them need a way to advertise what they have for rent.

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Second Life Photography for Lazy People

Second Life PhotographyHow many times have you stood back and looked at your Viewer screen then thought: “If I could just get that scene captured…”? Well, I’m here to tell you how.

Log-out. Right then and there. Hit Ctrl+Q or Alt+F4 or whatever keystroke you need to use to close your SL Viewer. Now we go on a hunt.

The Last Image

Most SL capable Viewers save that last screen image to a single disk file. I use Firestorm and run on Windows 10, so my last image can be found at:

C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Firestorm_x64\darrius_gothly

And the image file itself is named screen_last.bmp

See? (click the images for a full-size view)

Second Life Photography via Last Screen Image

More Sunset in Second Life  Photography

All you have to do is find your last image file, and there you go! An exact capture of the very perfect scene you saw rendered on your Viewer. (Second Life Photography is just more wheels on suitcases, man. I’m tellin’ ya!)

VMM – Understanding How It Works

VMM - How It WorksViewer-Managed Marketplace is making quite a hit with both Sellers and Buyers at the Second Life Marketplace. The “hit” it’s making is more the absence of complaints than the usual flood of them, but in the process of turning around sometimes it’s necessary to do things kinda backward. What really matters though is that VMM is working. And now it’s up to us to learn how it works and how best to use it.

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Sansar – Is It Second Life V2?

Sansar begins to take offTalk is beginning to heat up around the Grid about Linden Lab’s newest project. Working under the name “Sansar” (which apparently means “World” in Sanskrit), there is lots of debate about what it will be and what it will offer. People are confused and hunting for answers. Which is probably to the liking of the folks at Linden Lab as they are trying to keep things somewhat secret.

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Updating Marketplace with VMM

Article on using VMM

Viewer Managed Marketplace has been pushed into operation a bit faster than most people would have liked. But even so, it has also begun to rack up early successes at a far higher rate than either Direct Delivery or the SL Marketplace itself. Now that support for VMM is just about to be available in Firestorm, it has just as quickly become important to know how to manage your Marketplace store.

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Firestorm VMM – An Early Look

Firestorm VMMThe possible next version of the Firestorm Viewer for Second Life (and Open-Sim grids) has been released into the dedicated testing community, and from all indications things are looking very positive. To be honest, my personal experience with this release candidate version has been so smooth and delightful that I’m left with only positive comments.

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Rectal Monetization

August 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity 

International MonetizationEvery business has a primary goal that must be observed and pursued at all times. That goal is “make money”. The way most businesses make money is to exchange it for products or services with their customer base. The exchange is above board, visible and recognizable by both parties. It usually has a well understood value equation; the amount of money given has approximately the same value as the products or services received. But this method of exchange is antiquated in today’s Internet Age. The new income mechanism is called “Monetization” and it comes in a wide array of methods and processes, not all of which are pleasant or acceptable.

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The “Cesspool” that is Second Life

Second Life is a CesspoolThere have been a lot of words written trying to understand why Linden Lab makes the decisions they make. The term “Inscrutable” is probably the most apropos. In today’s post I present an Alternate Theory of Reality that is based purely on conjecture and imagination … but just might be more correct than any others I (or most others) have posted. But before we begin, I need to explain the term “Cesspool”.

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VMM – Adding My First Viewer Managed Marketplace Item

Article on using VMMAre you still standing on the sidelines, trying to decide if you should jump into the VMM pool? Well stop wondering and jump in. I used VMM to upload six new products just yesterday. Now I’m here to explain what I did, why I did it, and how you can do it too. Rather than just provide bland step-by-step instructions though, I’ll give you the philosophy of the process along with the steps; that way you’ll know what to do because you’ll know WHY you’re doing it.

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VMM and Test Deliveries

Now that Linden Lab has officially “migrated” everyone from the Direct Delivery method and forced the use of the new Viewer Managed Marketplace (VMM), there are some important changes you need to know about. Most importantly one of the primary safety features has been hobbled in a way you might not realize … until it’s too late.

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