Burn2: Don’t Panic

“Dont Panic” is the name of one of the five sims in Burn2.  Here are photographs of a few of the builds you can see there.  This is not a complete list.  It’s just a few of the builds you can see there.  Click any photo to see an enlargement.

#1. The Temple  maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/167/95/25

The Temple is the site of daily dancing led by Lamplighters today, tomorrow, and Friday at noon and 6pm SLT.  On Sunday evening, the Burn2 festival will conclude with the burning of the Temple.  You’ll find the Sensor on the second floor.  If you have any prayers for departed loved ones or any other special thoughts, you can leave them in the Sensor and the will be read ou while the Temple burns on Sunday.  This is a tradition that’s been followed in the Temple for nearly two decades.

Built by Daark Gothly, it’s beating heart is a human dimension to the I, Robot theme of the festival.

The Temple
The Temple (click to enlarge)

#2. Therefore I Dance  maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/74/56/25

Therefore I Dance by Builder/Artist: Kerryth Tarantal Scripter: Taiahr Winnikow
Therefore I Dance (click to enlarge)
by
Builder/Artist: Kerryth Tarantal
Scripter: Taiahr Winnikow

#3. Robot Rebellion maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/93/26/25

Robot Rebellion (located behind the Robot Rebellion recruitment office). There's an observation lounge in the Robot's skull.
Robot Rebellion (click to enlarge)
(located behind the Robot Rebellion recruitment office). There’s an observation lounge in the Robot’s skull.

#4. Roaming Temple of the Three Laws maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/41/52/25

Roaming Temple of the Three Laws
Roaming Temple of the Three Laws (click to enlarge)
Inside the Roaming Temple of the Three Laws
Inside the Roaming Temple of the Three Laws (click to enlarge)

Burn2: Dancing at the Temple

I’ve been too busy this week to write, so here are some photos of the Temple in this week’s Burn2 (Burning Man in Second Life).

If you do only one thing at Burn2 this week, be sure to come and dance with the Lamplighters at the Temple (full disclosure: I am a Lamplighter Elder).  Lamplighters leave Lamplighter Village in a procession at about noon and 6pm SLT (Second Life Time) today, Thursday, and Friday and arrive at the Temple about 15 minutes later.  You can teleport to Lamplighter Village at maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Deep Hole/140/128/25 and you can teleport to the Temple at maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning Man- Dont Panic/167/95/25

The Temple is the spiritual heart of  Burn2. A tradition there for nearly two decades has been for people to leave special thoughts in the Sensor, such as prayers for people in their lives they have lost.  On Sunday, the last day of Burn2, the prayers and thoughts will be read aloud as the Temple burns to the ground to end the festival.  The Sensor is on the Temple’s second floor.

Lamplighter procession leaving Lamplighter Village on way to the Temple
Lamplighter procession leaving Lamplighter Village on way to the Temple
The Temple, created by Daark Gothly

Dancing at the  Temple – everyone is welcome to join in

Yman Juran performing at Burnal Equinox

Yman Juran performing at Burnal Equinox
Yman Juran performing at Burnal Equinox

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1800s New Mexico teleport hub

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Darmstadt City

Darmstadt City (OpenSim)
Darmstadt City (OpenSim)

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Avatar Games

Avatar Games
Avatar Games

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Lamplighter photos from Burn 2 April Fools event

It’s been too long since I posted anything here!

Here are some photos of this weekend’s Lamplighter performance in Second Life at the Burn 2 April Fools event:

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012
Lamplighters at Burn 2, April 1, 2012

Where is everyone?

Attendance at this year’s Second Life Community convention is much less than I expected.  The last time I attended one, in 2009, halls were crowded with SL residents conversing and the Grand Ballroom was packed.  This year there are a lot fewer of us.  It’s disappointing that I’ve only met two people so far who I know in SL, but the two breakout sessions I’ve attended so far, portrait photography and a basic mesh tutorial, have been excellent.


Don’t let a landbot take your Second Life land

My last post was about a landbot was able to buy for only eight cents the Second Life™ land that I had planned to sell for $150.  Today I wrote a column on examiner.com that tells more about it.  You can read it at www.examiner.com/second-life-in-national/don-t-let-a-landbot-take-your-second-life-land.

Landbots have been a problem in Second Life for at least four years.  Linden Lab won’t do anything about it.  Opinions about it range from outrage that a landbot can take your land instantly if you make a careless mistake to smug belief that if you made the mistake, you deserve to lose your land.

I believe there should be a waiting period after it’s marked for sale before it can be purchased.  Not a long period, just a few minutes, to give the seller the opportunity to find their mistake and correct it.  At the very least, the seller should be warned before completing the transactions that there are landbots who will buy the land instantly if there are any errors made in marking the land for sale.

For me, going for two days believing I had lost my land and not even able to enter the land because the buyer had banned entry was like electroshock treatment.  I had been planning on buying a Second Life private region, but cancelled those plans and instead have begun creating my own OpenSim virtual world that will soon be on the hypergrid.  I’ll be writing a lot more about the process.

This doesn’t mean I’m leaving Second Life.  I love Second Life and have no intention of leaving.  I had been looking forward for months to buying a sim and developing it, but I’m finding that creating an entire new world is even more of a thrill, not to mention a lot cheaper.  I’m fortunate in having the technical skills and computers to host it myself, so  my currently four sim world has so far cost me exactly nothing.