Having a Good One on One Chat

We may spend time with groups of friends everyday in Second Life and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. We may even get to know people from that and grow to care about them over time. However, to truly know a person better, I believe a nice one on one chat is necessary. We can hang out with people for years if they turn up to the same club we go to. We can share jokes with them, share

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SLife Hacks: Moving Pictures

Do you like to film? If so, resident SLHacker Serendipidy just sent us some tips. Thanks, Seren! SLife Hacks: Moving Pictures by Serendipidy Haven This one’s for all you budding Spielbergs, Tarantinos and Bigelows out there who find themselves frustrated by the problems posed by SL when capturing even the simplest sequences for your future Oscar-winning production. Before I go further, I’ll admit this is a quick and dirty hack that’s only really

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Free Signboard to Promote Your Place

Hey, check it out. I found a free signboard you can rez that lets you exchange promotion with other places in Second Life. All you do is drag a texture and a landmark into the signboard, display it, and that’s it! The signboard shows random participating places that when clicked bring up the map to that location. So, this is not just good for promoting your own place, but is nice for

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How to Get Texture Info

This video tutorial from Torley Linden was made in 2007. Though it’s dated, it’s still helpful because explains how to get info on textures and why we should keep the size of them smaller. Note: If you’re on Firestorm go to the Developer drop down menu instead of the Client as Torley instructs.  

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5 Unwritten Second Life Rules

Linden Lab has given us some official Second Life rules. These can be found in the Terms of Service and on the Second Life website. There are, however, some unwritten rules that can help us get along better with other SL residents. No, these aren’t engraved on a virtual stone, but they’re still good to know. When teleporting to a new sim, we should move from the landing spot. That place we arrive

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Gacha in Second Life

Most Second Life residents have heard the word Gacha, but some are still not sure what it is. Since I’m a fan, I thought I’d explain things to the uninitiated. I admit it. I take pleasure in shopping Gacha markets. I like whimsical and quirky things, and Gacha has loads of that. For those who prefer more traditional items like hair, skin, and clothing, though, you can find that too. How Gacha came to be: In Japan people

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Object Permissions Explained

Every object in Second Life is set with what is called “permissions” by the creator. These permissions determine what you can and cannot do with that item. To see what an object’s permissions are, right click it and choose “edit” on the pie menu. At the bottom of the window there is Modify, Copy, and Transfer, each with check boxes beside them. The checks in these boxes tell you what the permissions are.

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Light Your Face, Not The Room

How old is your facelight? Has anyone ever talked about how bright you are, and they’re not talking about your intelligence? Have you heard rumours that rooms become darker when you leave them? If so, you may want to ditch your facelight. For various reasons, some people won’t wear facelights at all; but for those of us who still want a little something, there’s actually a compromise between lighting an entire room and

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MystiTool Hud

When I was a newbie it took a while to save up to buy my first Second Life gadget. When I finally did, I got hold of something called MystiTool. This multi-purpose HUD changed my Second Life and let me see and do things inworld that I couldn’t with my regular viewer. There may be better tools available these days, and I’m aware that some SL viewers do things you could only do with

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How To Find Interesting Places in Second Life

Thinking of exploring Second Life? Here’s some tips I’ve learned over the years that help me find interesting places. Use SL search “places” tab. Type in what interests you, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Many people put in items they want to buy or place names, but you can often find cooler stuff if you think outside the box. Is there a word you like? One that describes you personally? Try putting it

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Finding a Good Dance

When I look for dance animations I type “dances” into the Second Life search under the places and classifieds tabs. If a location specializes in dance animations I go there. Here’s some things I’ve learned over the years about dance shopping. Wear an outfit that is typical of what you’d wear when you dance. If you regularly go to a certain club and dress up, wear those clothes instead of your jeans.

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Telling it Like it Is

We live in a world populated by flawed humans. Some people are more compassionate than others, smarter than others, or have a bigger moral compass, but none of us are perfect. When dealing with people for any length of time it’s inevitable to face situations that require us to decide if we should address a certain issue or zip our lips and overlook. I find it’s usually best to overlook. If someone behaves badly it’s

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Five Tips For Making Friends in Second Life

I once met a lady who thought she’d try Second Life but lasted only a few days because she couldn’t find anyone friendly to talk to. People hardly noticed her, and because of this she didn’t return for several months. I’m no expert, but I have some tips that might help to overcome this based on what I’ve learned from my own SL experience. There are far more, I’m sure, but these are

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