So... the house didn't work out. The inspection was the stuff nightmares were made of, and the seller I think was hoping that I wouldn't be smart enough to hire an inspector of my own. He refused to address any of the issues, so I walked away from the deal, and it's back to the… Continue reading 216. How to… give yourself a break.
You guys... it's been a stressful couple of weeks. I'm midway through the process of buying my first house. The inspection is today. It's been a rollercoaster. I know at this point things could still go wrong, but closing is supposed to be September 17th... assuming the inspector today doesn't find a portal to hell… Continue reading 215. How to… keep them from stealing the light in your eyes.
So, a couple of years ago, back before I started taking photos, I hadn't really explored any of the World menus or developer menus in my viewer outside of occasionally playing with my RLV functionality and maybe turning the sun from midday to midnight if I was working on something. I know, guys. I know.… Continue reading 186. Pro-tip: (Wind)light up your life…
I think that one of the hardest things we have to do as people isn't acknowledging that we are flawed or that we might occasionally need a little bit of extra help, but actually swallowing our pride enough to admit that to others and ask for it when we need it. I think, sometimes, it's… Continue reading 181. How to… turn on the light.
If you think about it, can you remember the first time you logged into Second Life? Can you remember what it was that compelled you to create your account in the first place and start your journey in this virtual world? For me, I think there were a few reasons. A couple of my friends… Continue reading 180. How to… confront the things that you’re afraid of.
Sometimes, we get so utterly stuck in the way that things are that we find it hard to even fathom that we have the power to mitigate our own circumstances. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the things that hurt us or the things that could go wrong if we take that chance or… Continue reading 179. How to… start a new conversation.
I woke up this morning feeling a little bit like there was a gremlin beside my bed last night whacking me in the head with a baseball bat while I was sleeping. The weather has shifted (for the better, I might add) but with that shift comes a few small pitfalls. My sinuses seem to… Continue reading 176. How to… sort it out.
One of the things we all love most about Second Life is the ability to change ourselves whenever we want to. There's no strict 22-step diet plan to follow, no horribly expensive trip to the mall or the local salon. We simply search, click, add, and voila! We have a new look, a new hair… Continue reading 174. How to… reinvent yourself without having to reinvent the wheel while you’re at it.
The true secret to surviving lag lies in stopping your forward motion - even if just for a moment. See, you have to stop for a second to appreciate the fact that something has gone wrong... otherwise, you're going to careen off the edge of a cliff, or find yourself face-planting against a wall, or… Continue reading 173. How to… survive the lag spike.
Human beings are, on the whole, a hilarious train wreck of a species. We are in constant competition with ourselves and with each other. Some of us feel like we must to everything. Some think they can. Some have lots of skills. Some have none at all. We're all a mess, really. Think about it… Continue reading 171. How to… forgive yourself.