• 29Mar
    Passions, Snapshots Comments Off

    Max the Virtual Guidedog at Wheelies

    Virtual Helping Hands are having a fundraising benefit at Wheelies for continued development of Max the Virtual Guidedog.

    I first blogged about the scripted guide dog last August. Since that time, the VHH team has made amazing progress! They’re playing a video at Wheelies of their recent RL presentation about Max, and it’s great to see how many technical obstacles they’ve overcome.

    Old Max and New Max

    VHH are now trying to raise funds to purchase some needed development software so they can continue enhancing Max Voice, a cross-platform application providing text-to-speech for SL chat, as well as other assorted helpful functionality. The development software costs $550 — but the price is expected to go up drastically in mid-April, so they need to purchase it soon!

    When I visited them earlier today, VHH had raised $100 of the needed $550. The benefit runs until midnight PST tonight (March 29).

    You can help by donating L$ in SL at Wheelies or via Paypal at VirtualHelpingHands.org. Any amount helps.

  • 13Feb
    Cuddlefish Junction Comments Off

    Squidogram promotional image: "This Valentine's Day... say it with tentacles."

    Nothing says I can’t keep my tentacles off you! like a kissing squid that delivers your custom message. Tell them you care (and have an keenly developed sense of humour) with a Squidogram this Valentine’s Day.

    The squid is L$50. The memories (and the lulz) are priceless.

    Available now at Cuddlefish Junction and Loco Pocos Island.

  • 25Jan

    Here’s another random UI tip for you, this one discovered by McCabe Maxsted:

    Drag and drop an inventory item into the IM window to send it to the person you’re IMing with. You don’t need to open their profile window! (This doesn’t work for group IMs, though.)

    The next version of Imprudence will have a little reminder note in the IM window, but you can do this with any SL viewer right now!

    The more you know!

  • 24Jan

    You find out the darnedest things, looking through the viewer source code.

    For example, if you Ctrl-click on a slider bar in the SL viewer (or Imprudence), it will reset that slider to its default value.

    The more you know!

    P.S. This is what a slider bar looks like: Example of a slider bar widget

  • 23Jan

    An abstract sculpture I created on a whim. It’s 8 prims, created it in Blender in about 1 hour.

    You can view it at my friend Skitty’s flower shop in Second Life. The sculpture is not for sale (but the pretty flowers are!).

  • 22Jan

    Squidogram at Loco Pocos Promotional Image. "Surprise! It's a Squidogram! Make 'em LOL with a kissing squid that delivers your custom message! Works on Loco Pocos &em; and big people, too! Squidogram by Cuddlefish Junction"

    The news is out — Squidograms are now for sale at Loco Pocos Island, too! Squidograms work great on Loco Pocos and regular avatars alike, and they’re definitely the most unique (and slimy-squid-surprise-smoochiest) kissogram around!

    I’ve updated the Squidograms to be extra reliable, even in the face of lag and server troubles, which there seem to be no shortage of these days. And to really sweeten the deal, I’ve increased the bulk discounts to business-sense-shattering levels!

    A single Squidogram is just L$50, and the recipient can hear your custom message (and get squid-smooched!) again and again, as many times as they want, forever and ever. Or buy a pack of 5 Squidograms for L$200, a savings of L$50 — that’s like getting another Squidogram for free! For an even bigger discount, head to Cuddlefish Junction and get a pack of 10 Squidograms for just L$350! Slimy cephalopod, Squidman — that’s like getting 3 for free! :o

    So log in and head over to Loco Pocos Island to pick up some Squidograms (and maybe a cute new accessory or five)! Or drop by Cuddlefish Junction for a Squidogram 10-pack or any of our other fine products, including the handy-dandy Deliverator!

    P.S. Don’t know what Loco Pocos are? You’re missing out! They’re hands-down the best tiny toon animal avatars in all of SL, and there are a ton of animals, clothing, and accessories to choose from. (And Damien keeps putting out new ones all the time! I don’t know how he does it, he’s like a cute-making machine. Does he ever sleep?!) Each avatar and item has a bunch of color options, so you can really customize your avatar to express your personality. You hardly ever see two Loco Pocos that look exactly alike. And yet they’re all so gosh-darned adorable!

  • 06Dec

    Deliverator Promo Image: the Deliverator is more than just a hollow wooden box. It's mass delivery made dead simple.

    It’s that time of year again — time to hand out the “Season’s Greetings” cards, gifts, and party invitations! But who has the time to open up profile window after profile window, sending items to one person at a time… drag… drop… drag… drop. I dunno about you, but my drag-and-dropper would fall off before I got halfway through my friends list. >_<

    Why not spare yourself the hassle this year — use a Deliverator to send out your gifts and invitations for you! Just give it the item to deliver, fill the notecard with the names of everyone you want to deliver to, and off it goes! It does the boring part, so you can just curl up by the prim fireplace and enjoy the holiday season!

    The Deliverator is available at Cuddlefish Junction for just L$500. And it’s transferable, so you can let a friend borrow it, and save them from the tedium, too!

  • 25Nov
    Adventures, Snapshots Comments Off

    Femme Noir

    Some recent posts by Botgirl Questi inspired me to get out my Femme Noir outfit: all-black skin and eyes, fullbright white hair (with signature rainbow strands, naturally) and wings.

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  • 24Nov

    Serving simple HTML by LSL script

    I’ve written an LSL script which “serves” custom-generated HTML via a neat trick I discovered. But don’t bust out the champagne just yet — this method is extremely limited, so I don’t expect this to revolutionize HUDs or anything like that. Still, it’s a fun curiosity.

    The trick is this: If you use text of the form “data:text/html,[html code here]” as the web URL, Firefox (and maybe other browsers?) will render the HTML code as a web page. For example, visit data:text/html,<html><body><h1>Oh hai!</h1></body></html>, and Firefox will render the words “Oh hai!”. It’s not accessing a web page, and it’s not loading a local HTML file, it’s loading the HTML code from the pseudo-URL.

    The same trick works in SL as well, by setting the parcel media URL to the “data:text/html” string. You can use an LSL script to generate the HTML code and set the parcel URL, or even set the URL for an individual avatar. The result is that your LSL script acts as a very simple web server!

    However, as I mentioned, there are some serious limitations: SL won’t let you set the web URL to a string longer than 254 letters! That means you have to cram all the HTML code into that tiny string, which severely limits the complexity of the HTML you can display.

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  • 16Nov
    Passions, Projects Comments Off

    From the Imprudence Blog

    It has been an intense two and a half months since we first announced the Imprudence project. There has been laughter, there has been joy, there has been boredom and frustration, stress and near burn-out, and a medley of other emotions thrown in there as well.

    But today itís all worth it, because today the first release candidate of the Imprudence Viewer is ready!

    Read the rest for more information, plus sexy download links!

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