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This video pretty much represents what I feel about Facebook. On the SL side it’s pretty useless as I get spammed constantly with invites, games, and whatever. My RL Facebook is a bit better as the friends list is much smaller and the friends I do have are a bit more mature and restrained than my SL brethren.  Can’t say I’ll miss FB very much if the axe on avatar accounts comes to fruition. Oh, I wouldn’t hold your breath to see if I’ll get an account on Avatars United. I’ve heard quite enough to know I don’t want to bother.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4De7wdnuuII

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DJ Ravishal Bentham at the Nantucket Barn Halloween Party

Join us for two great hours of spooky, scary and fun music as I rock the barn in Nantucket from 6-8pm SLT on 29 October 2009. Wear a costume and please, no scripted weapons or nudity.

Halloween at Nantucket - Rav

For a larger pic: http://www.zooomr.com/z/photos/zoom/8421623/size-16/

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nantucket/26/178/22

If you can’t make it in world then please tune us in via the website at http://www.konastream.com or via iTunes in the Retro 70s category in Radio.

I don’t know how this commercial ever slipped passed by me.

It’s so great seeing the most popular, accomplished golfer have a bit of fun with the sport and a classic comedy. Way to go Tiger Woods!

On an unrelated note an FYI for you KONA Radio fans. iTunes has reshuffled its stations listings with the new 9.0 client. In the new client you can find KONA Radio in the Retro 70s section.

So, as a child of the 70s I had to have a cool Cylon Centurion avatar. Add to that a memory of a song by Lipps Inc. circa 1980. You get this :

Shadows, a first look for me

Having recently acquired a new video card I decided to check out the unsupported shadows feature that’s appeared in the latest releases of the SL Viewer. The results weren’t too bad. The resulting frame rate for me was 8 FPS, somewhat usable for general SL use. The below video is the results I got.

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Hd6rX8SnI

You’ll notice that alpha textured items tend to flicker in and out and that the avatar shadow tends to degrade into point shadows.  Below are a few screen captures. The built in picture utility doesn’t work and fails to capture the shadows. A Print Screen or external utility will capture them though.

Shadows in SL

Under Crap's Tree - Shadows

In the above pic notice how dark it is at noon below Crap’s Clock Tree. Also notice how the eyes tend to glow/shine a bit too.

Shadows in Nowhereville

The Palm trees cast a shadow over the plane in the late afternoon. The shadows look weird at high noon as the prims used for the palm leaves  are vertically oriented and cast almost no shadow when the sun is overhead.

Shadows - midnight - no lite

Midnight is really dark now, even with the moonshine. GoSpeed’s fedora shades her face making it hard to distinguish her features.

I can imagine that many improvements and tweaks will occur before the shadow features are officially incorporated into the SL viewer.

One of the cool mashups that plays on KONA Radio

This has been one of my favorite mashups ever from an artist called “CCC” . How many artist can you spot in this video?

Another lost tune from my teen years, circa 1981. Diesel – Sausolito Summernight . Not sure if a video was made but this is what I found on Youtube. Now proudly playing on KONA Radio!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppYhgqrZIqU

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