Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What I Want:

I don't want you to be a certain way, I don’t want you to stop doing something , or start doing something. You don't have to be good or better or even headed in the right direction. I just want a small shard of truth. A spark to ignite my mind. A signpost in the endless fog of my life. Isn’t that what you want from me?


There are only a few appropriate answers to any question. If you want to be funny, respond with an answer that is inappropriate in some way. For instance, consider an IM asking what you are doing. You might reply:
1. Dancing with a friend => Completely appropriate, humor level zero
2. Dancing with a lover =>  Mildly risque, humor level plus one
3. Dancing with a foe    =>  Inappropriate, nobody dances with the enemy, humor level plus four.
Of course, you have to be selective with the inappropriateness of your response. For example, you could reply to the question above with, "what's it to you?" That's not funny, that's hostile.

Hostility is almost always appropriate and therefore not usually humorous.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What I Know:

Good writers should write what they know. That's why they're called authors, because they are an authority on what they are writing about. Therefore, I'm focusing on what I know best, mental instability, obsessive compulsive behavior, insecurity, self-doubt, loneliness and despair. I would write more, but now I'm too depressed.

Monday, January 20, 2014


I discovered flying in SL. The problem with flying is that if you see something interesting, it's hard to instantly stop and check it out. Maybe I should get a helicopter instead of a plane. The view from the air is great. I seem to spot many more interesting buildings than when I'm on a boat. Below is a photo I took coming in over an island in the Blake Sea. I ended up crashing into the ocean right after I snapped the photo. My viewer wanted to know where to save the picture and before I could answer, the plane was in the water. You can't beat the price on that aircraft, it's free from the marketplace at this link.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Asymptote: A line whose distance to a given curve tends to zero. Or as Charles Palahniuk wrote in Fight Club, on a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. It's a wonder I've lasted this long.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Something Hot:


Monday, January 13, 2014

Gulf Wings Sailing Club:

The Gulf Wings Sailing Club is beautiful. I was at Toby's Juke Joint and I saw some stairs across the water. I walked up the stairs and looked around and saw the sailing club in the distance. At the teleport landing point, a kiosk will dispense a ticket valid for one hour's admittance to the club to look around. You also get a motorboat for transportation for your visit. The boat I was using is parked at the dock. If you would like to have a look, the sailing club is located here.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


What does it mean to be comfortable in your own skin? Did an itchy rash finally clear up or something and you can finally sleep at night? Is anybody ever more comfortable in someone else's skin? Maybe if it was a bear skin and you were trying to survive a harsh winter and it didn't smell too bad. It's also okay to wear cute rabbit skin boots in the winter. Otherwise, it's just creepy to wear another's skin.

Unless it's a leather jacket. It's always stylish to wear the skin of a dead bovine, even if you're one of those PETA types or a vegan.


Check out a mesh rock compared to an ordinary sculpted rock. It's my first mesh creation. Soon my vastly superior mesh products will completely dominate the market for rocks. O.o

The mesh rock has a land impact of only one prim and you can stand on it. Observe what happens when I try to stand on the sculpted rock (bottom photo). I sink right through it. You can walk through sculpted rocks, but not mesh rocks. Mesh rocks however, increase in land impact with size. So if the mesh rock was re-sized large enough, it would have a land impact greater than one. Sculpts don't increase in land impact with size.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

4th Rezz Day

It's my fourth year rezz day tomorrow. That's 1,461 days of second life. Normally that would be 1,460 days, but 2012 was a leap year, so there's an extra day.

As tomorrow is Friday, ordinarily I would stay up late to celebrate. However, I must rise early in the morning, so I won't be up too late. I'll probably just stop by Frank's Place for awhile (I might as well dress fancy on my rezz day). More extensive celebrating will have to wait until Saturday.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

If Only:

From Pastor Hamblin's Facebook page.
If I had Pastor Hamblin's faith, I could do anything.That's a rattlesnake he's holding, and it's deadly. He handles serpents to demonstrate his faith in god.

The practice is based on Mark  16:17-18 from the King James version of the bible: And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Snake handling is frequently lethal. In 2012, Pastor Mark Wolford died from a snakebite to his thigh. His father before him also died of a snakebite. If it wasn't deadly, it wouldn't be a true test of faith. Possible death is the point.

Snake handling preachers are more than mere pastors, they're prophets, able to perform minor miracles and inspire people to speak in tongues. If only I had that kind of faith in anything.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Home:

I moved this past weekend. Sold the old place. It went in one day. I didn't expect it to go so fast. The old place was a PG sim with one side protected by a water channel and another side facing a Linden ocean. The new owner has put a store there.

My new place is the same size, but is a moderate sim. It cost a few hundred Linden dollars less than what the old place sold for. It faces westward towards a Linden white sands beach. I like having a beach for the front yard. It gives me some room to walk around.

A string of moderate ocean sims extend westward from the beach. That should provide plenty of space for motor boating. If you want to check it out, my new home is located here.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


I recently had a birthday and no, I'm not willing to disclose my age. People who are most willing to state their age are either very young or so old they don't care anymore. Almost 100% of children will willingly tell you their age and the same goes for people over 80 years old. I think it's an inverse bell curve. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Soccer in SL:

I saw a soccer game today in SL. I didn't know about in advance. I saw a concentration of green dots on the map and teleported in. I found myself in the middle of a game and had to quickly leap into the stands to get out of the way. I think it was the New Year's Day Bowl.

The ball would change to red when out of bounds, yellow when ready to be kicked back into play, and white in play. I'm impressed that an event involving so many avatars could be organized in SL. If you would like to visit the the stadium, it's here.