Hearts & Souls is still active this year. Come August we'll be doing our part for Relay For Life of InWorldz. That's IN Inworldz. We're already up and running to accept credit card and PayPal donations. If you haven't donated and been meaning to, come on over to our team page: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/HeartsnSouls2017
What of InWorldz? Once they ramp up they'll see what RL Hearts & Souls contributed towards their Relay Day total and add it in on our team tally on their website.
How are RFLofSL faring?
They pushed updates through to their HUD requiring people to replace vendors. At the ceremony one of the great pitches was that updates would push through to rezzed tools. It's a bit of an inconvenience, especially since most merchants and creators keep a copy of prepped vendors to rez and reprise in more than one location. You have no idea how good we had it back in the day with notecards. Absolutely no muss or fuss, just rez and grant. I'd be curious what a Keynote view would reveal, whether their web marketplace links ever get clicked that they've chosen to stick to web setup for all vendors dropped. Or are they using this method to watchdog content for branding violations?
Still, one cannot chalk this up as any great shakes. They have a new tech and are treading new ground.
|Attending a Relay Rap|
There was an amusing bit of feedback regarding the Relay HUD's clarity a couple of weeks back. Several brought it to their attention. Again unable to take responsibility or admit they botched something, the committee responded that they would address the resolution of the graphic to accommodate those with vision problems! Trying to blame us with a contrived disability is poor diplomacy if not outright condescending. Think about all those using laptops... Nothing says privileged like being talked down to by 27" dual screened Richie Riches...
The Curse of the Forced Landing Point
One of the PITB arrangements last Relay Weekend was a forced landing point to get to the ceremony, only to be forced to land in some skybox thousands of meters up with a Relay For Life exhibit and welcome area. They did it again, this time at American Cancer Society region. If you don't know the exact SLURL of a building interior or special spot, you'll wind up in a skybox in the far corner of the region. DAYUM! I tried to map-teleport to the threshold of SciFi Con on opening day and had a real struggle because of this stupid thing. They really need to cut that shit out.
If they want to "help" they should consider this:
Since a random World Map search puts people squarely at central coordinates. Why not make a 16sqm parcel right there with the forced landing point? This way people like me who actually pick areas of a map will get to where they want to go and won't be inconvenienced by some prank presented as being for our own good (what a patronizing sentiment). There shouldn't be anything to hide in that region.
Can't Find The Team From Hell?
Harmony of Hope renamed themselves Go The Distance. Rumor has it they did this to get in on special perks and awards. One would think a name change wouldn't justify "new team" status. Watch that one when awards come thru by the end of the season.
Coming up later this month will be Fantasy Faire. I've got a DJ slot there. Watch my group for a heads up.
But First: The 9th
|Combination Consecration & Transformation|
Not 9th Symphony! My 9th Rezday. Party this Thursday 6 April 5-6:30pm SLT at my rennovated home (I'm calling it a combination with a home warmed-over). I will provide music from all sorts of eras and demographics. You're invited!