Job Interview

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The woman gazed at the ident-block on the door’s security panel with a nervous expression. She had passed any number of such panels on the way up to this office, but none of them had read:

Sherman, Ariel
Chairwoman /
CEO
Fantasial Productions
ILC

It felt strange to Taraia to be interviewed by the CEO of a corporation for a job … especially when the job was really an entrance-level position. Her college advisor had told her that Lady Ariel was peculiar in this way; she wanted to get a feel for new-hires outside of the production aspects of her theatre’s show and night club. Was it because, again according to her advisor, promotions came from within the corporation, and so she might have closer daily exposure with the Boss than at two or three removes …?

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Cleansing 2020

Posted May 12, 2020 by Jem Sternhall in Humor

Tripping the 2020 Faire

I’ve been wound up with outside affairs this past few weeks, and I just managed to squeeze in a run through this year’s Fantasy Faire. There were several extremely creative regions this time through, and I snapped my favorite views in photos, so to preserve their memory and share it with others.

There will be two sections here; the first is a gallery of landscapes, while the second shows what I wore, built mostly from offerings at the various vendors. You can click on the gallery for larger views, and there’s a link at the bottom for full size. (Some of these are 1920 wallpapers.)

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Steppin’ Out

When I was writing this up, I found not just one quote to use, but two. I’ll title this with Joe Jackson’s song and include the video at the bottom. But following is another sonnet from Harper’s beloved Poetry Magazine archive (which really is a nifty source of material!)

How can I offer you the dull, frayed song
Of love I know? Each word would stumble on
A memory; and I should see a long
Blurred line of faces grimacing upon
A musty curtain of the past …. Ah, no ….
Let me be silent …. Words would only sound
A monotone: a toxic, cloying flow
Of echoes would sift through, and eddy round
My voice, and all the rapture that I feel
Would turn into a harlequin and steal
Away beneath the vivid, measured hum
Of mockery. Ah, dearest, may there come
An ecstasy of stillness in each day,
That you may sense the thoughts I dare not say!

Marion Strobel, untitled sonnet
Poetry (XV:vi) March 1920, p. 316

  • Skin (BoM): Belleza Bianca (Mocha – Blk Brow)
  • Head: LAQ Zahra 3.07 Bento
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 5.0.2
  • Eyes: Ikon Sovereign (Rustic)
  • Hair: no.match no.sleep.
  • Gown: Sn@tch Opal (new release)
  • Shoes: Sn@tch Calais pumps
  • Jewelry: EarthStones Diamond Tennis set (necklace, earrings) and Ava diamond bangles
  • Eyeshadow (BoM): Blacklace Beauty Night Out (3 w/Lashes)
  • Lipstick (BoM): Zibska Iova (sm/LAQ 07)
  • Nails: {ZOZ} Bento long coffin nails

Total ARC: 74,127

I love this song, and this video illustrates what we do in Second Life (as I did in my photos above) quite nicely, transforming ourselves for a time into whatever life we want to live, to change away from the humdrum and pains of daily Real Life.

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‘Where are you going, Master?’ cried Sam, though at last he understood what was happening.

‘To the Havens, Sam,’ said Frodo.

‘And I can’t come.’

‘No, Sam. Not yet, anyway, not further than the Havens ….’

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… and so they rode down at last to Mithlond, to the Grey Havens in the long Firth of Lune ….

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3)
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Il Duomo

It’s taken me a few weeks to get back into gear, what with coping with current situations, and Diana’s temporary leaving. But I’m back in harness, and should be able to keep going with some careful juggling of money.

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You’ll find several churches in the Ville de Coeur regions, and one cathedral, which I discovered through the Destination Guide. (Yeah, we’re spending a lot of time in the Mediterranean lately. That’s how it’s working out.) This church (which holds services most Sundays at 11:00 a. m. SLT, as I understand) is a fairly faithful recreation of the Real World’s Amalfi Cathedral, also called Il Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea (dedicated to Saint Andrew).

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Linden Lab Releases EEP

A 2017 photo from my space station. The view of space here is created by a photosphere generator, which makes a 256×256 spherical bubble around the generator, with the unit at the center point. Imagine if I could set the environment on this level to space without needing to use a generator. This can expand space role-play tremendously — just one new use for EEP.

What looks like excellent news from Linden Lab, put up on the Community Blog, and brought to my attention by Daniel Voyager’s plurk today. LL has released the Environmental Enhancement Project to the main Grid. For users of the Linden viewer, at least, the new abilities will be available to all Residents on all sims. And that includes, as I’m seeing this, sims that you rent, even if you don’t have owner environment privileges. (Third-party viewers don’t have this yet, as it will take a code revision. However, I think we can expect a scramble to integrate the new code into Firestorm and other top TPVs. Firestorm users such as myself should probably expect an update notice at some indeterminate point.)

Some possibilities:

  • You don’t need to be an estate owner to change the environmental settings.
  • New environmental settings panel
  • Custom day cycles
  • Changeable textures for the clouds and moon
  • Different settings for different altitude settings
  • Changeable locations for sun and moon
  • Save settings in Inventory instead of an XML file, and import existing XML files to the new settings
  • Creators can set permissions for next owners
  • Settings can be applied at the parcel level, for everyone to see

Here’s a really nice aspect to enhance your possible revenue stream: the new settings can be saved as Inventory assets — and given, shared or (ka-ching) sold. This could result in a whole fresh category on the Marketplace, or new stores for EEP files. (That’s E-E-P, by the way, not “eep.” Which, of course, means everyone will promptly ignore the Lab, just as they do by calling them “Linden Labs.”)

Watch the five-minute video below, and get a brief overview. You can also find out more on the wiki and community discussions.

REBLOG: Travel in dreams…. 206

joys models a quite nice aqua gown from Celestina’s Weddings, available at Designer Showcase.

Dreams and Emotion

Travel in dreams…. 206

Travel in dreams…. 206

Photo and video by  joys Cuttita:

  • Gown , earrings, necklace ,ring , sandals and clutch : .:(CW):. Corleone Gown Outfis – Aquamarina  @ Designer Showcase
  • Headpiece and Adornment :  Zibska Gabrielle @ Spring Flair event
  • Hair   : .:EMO-tions:. * DARLENE *
  • Eyeshadow: ::SG:: LeL Evolution Shad 28 @ SLACKGIRL MAIN STORE
  • Lips : Zibska Gabrielle Lips [Fit A] 05 [50]  @ the April round at Vanity Event
  • Skin : Go&See * Iva * Pale ~ Lelutka Applier – B – BOM ( powder pack)
  • Head mesh: LeLUTKA.Head.Nova.1.1 (SL)
  • meshbody: [BODY] Legacy (f) (1.2.1)
  • Backdrop : FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Aeonian (With Lights Off) REZ

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Posted April 19, 2020 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

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Côte Méditerranée

It’s as good a time as any for a holiday trip, as the Europeans would call it, down to the Mediterranean coast.

I was thinking of calling this article “Harper’s Morning Macchiato,” ripping off Morgan’s piece from a week or two back. But it doesn’t alliterate as well (sigh).

Never start a morning without caffeine of some kind. (That is, if you can handle the buzz.) Fortunately, this mobile coffee shop was handy.

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REBLOG:  First Linden Rezday – StrawberrySingh.com

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js One year ago today, on April 15th, I became a Linden and started working for a company that completely changed my life. I am so thankful that I found Secon…

Source: First Linden Rezday – StrawberrySingh.com

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Congrats to Berry!  She’s one of the best-known of us all, and can definitely be a voice to and for us at the Lab.  (Lab, not “Labs,” as Berry correctly points out.)  This article gives a lot of good information for us to chew over and use.

Posted April 15, 2020 by Harper Ganesvoort in Reblog

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