Sunday, August 7, 2011

you got to meet me by the knuckles of the skinnybone tree

So, since I'm reinstalling everything, I'm also going through the Windlight settings, since I'm going to be losing all the presets I had under Singularity.

So far I've found some good download sites, including Paulina Oceanlane's fae presets, Lusus Saule's photographic presets, Chic Aeon's Places presets, and Strawberry Singh's preset collection. It's not everything, and I'm still looking for more, but I'm trying to find a wide variety, and then weed down just to the ones I like.

Assuming any viewer in Second Life will actually log me in, that is.

[Note from the Editrix: Did the two-step process of downloading the old and creaky version of SnowGlobe, then downloaded Henri Beauchamp's CoolVL to layer over that. So far {I'm keeping my fingers crossed}, it's working.]

Why does Superman's new costume have scales? More here.

"But in real life, we expect very few statements to be public, persistent, and attached to your real identity."

You can read more about the My Name Is Me campaign here.

Meanwhile, Axi Kurmin tackles the whole raging Google+ controversy, in inimitable style. Well worth a read.

An iPhone case that's endlessly useful! Also endlessly creepy, but hey, it's Japan.

In toy news, "hurricane balls" have been invented! Very ingenious.

Kenneth Branagh has declined sequel directorship for the upcoming Thor II. Current talk places Brian Kirk, newly off directing the Game of Thrones miniseries, high in the running.

Do you want a faster hard drive? I mean, a hugely faster hard drive? Try Smart Modular's newest, a 1.6 terabyte SSD drive that boasts of being the fastest on the ground right now, period--with quoted speeds up to five hundred mBs per second in sustained transfer.

How much is it? They don't say. And unless you're graced with triple trust funds, you probably don't want to know...

How deep is the ocean? There's an infographic for that. You're welcome.


Edward Pearse said...

I'm not so much worried about the scales as what the hell is with the armour plating (?) on his right, and presumably his left, thigh.

Are they just doing this to make it harder for costumers or are the going for that whole Wonder Woman controversy deal?

Emilly Orr said...

Especially when, at least according to general canon, his costume was made by Martha Kent. I think Martha Kent was pretty smart, all things considered, but I really don't see a farm wife developing a knowledge of latex molding and/or armor construction in Kansas.

Icterus Dagger said...

Or why he would need armor in the first place? He's SUPERMAN for goodness sake.


Emilly Orr said...

Which is another good point! Why does someone nigh invulnerable need armor?!?