Sunday, November 28, 2010

PSA #2: Laugh with me

I can't keep this to myself.

The potential for this site is mind-blowing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Blackest of Fridays

She was poultry and I was a carnivore.

We tried to make it work, but it was doomed from the start.

Goodbye, my turkey deluxe

Monday, November 22, 2010

Madness, I tell you

So, I just ordered the Christmas present I'm giving my wife.

It's an i7 laptop. Way better than anything I have. She's been without a laptop for far-too-long, and our current financial situation has improved such that I can finally get this taken care of.

Jealous? You bet I am. But for $700 (plus tax), I'll take it. (If anyone wants the details of this deal let me know - it's still valid until Wednesday, the 24th)

Now, to counteract my jealousy by shopping for a new camera...

Friday, November 19, 2010

PSA: Registering Single-word names now available


FYI, you can register single-word names for SecondLife.

Go to SL's website and register.

I was able to get "Takashi"

Maximum of 10 allowed.

Thank you.

Monday, November 15, 2010


A few things about this outfit. I really like how the dirt on the shirt and suspenders matches exactly with the dirt stains on the skin. Two different creators, same coloring and patterning (I got lucky). Also, regarding the fingernails, I was able to "Edit Linked Parts" to position each nail individually - no floaty cuticles.

The boots have a colorization HUD for toeskin and nails.

This was all initially inspired by "The Walking Dead", now playing Sunday Nights on AMC.

Shape: Pleiades_A - Heaven's Shape (now extinct)
Skin: Reek of Putrefaction - Show Me on the Doll
Shirt: Zombie Boy Shirt with Suspenders - Dirty - Rotten Defiance
Shirt Collar: Dare Shirt (White) Collar - Havana
Pants: Plaid black - INDI
Shoes: Gother Boot (Blood) - Demotik
Eyes: Winter Months - Deviant Designs
Hair: Cruz (Espresso) - MADesigns
Nails: Black Long Nails by Jayden Zweig - possibly at Nikita Fride

Friday, November 12, 2010

So simple...why did I not see this before?

One of the things I do is make mashup portraits. This is where you utilize Photoshop-trickery to combine an SL-avatar with a RL-figure. I typically do this because I either don't have an SL-pose for what I need, or the body-lines just look smoother than what I can get out of SecondLife, or I'm just lazy. In any case...

I believe I may have blogged about Tineye before. That's an image-analyzer website that combs the 'net and can determine what other images were used as source-material for your picture. My other photoshop buddy and I have been constantly trying to beat Tineye: using screen-capture tools, doing colorizing and pixel each attempt, Tineye was able to see right through us.

Only recently, have I discovered a way to obfuscate the eye-of-tin.

You simply mirror your image.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sorry, Vic

For those of you keeping score, apparently Vic Zuzu lost his inworld photo-studio.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The new rage: Zuzu

Those of you who follow SL-drama are probably already familiar with Vic Zuzu. He's the guy that took-over the MHOH (Make Him Over Hunt), once the original creators had a falling-out. I can applaud his initiative.

Unfortunately, that's all I can applaud about him.

Once you get past his broken-english, you start to uncover his methodologies. He's very effective at making you utterly hate him. He carpet-bombed several of my designer friends (many of whom do not make men's items and have no interest in participating in his MHO hunt), he routinely uses his style-guru fashion sense (ha) to attack others when logic fails him, he does not recognize the difference between fame and notoriety, twisted moral compass regarding intellectual property, bigoted against gays, et cetera.

In a lulzy way, I'm admiring him. I've adopted his last name for my Plurk profile and often refer to him in the third person. For example, "You cannot use large words when you try to insult The Zuzu. It just won't work."

"C'mon, bad can he be?" I know. I hear you. I invite you to form your own judgments regarding The Zuzu. Please visit his blog page.

I made it through 3 pages of The Zuzu challenge before I went mad.