Distributed Denial-of-Service attack (DDoS attack): An attempt to flood an information server with repeated requests in order to make such resources unavailable to legitimate users.
The following is a word-for-word copy of a post on the Second Life pJIRA (their bug-reporting facility). I'm quoting it here because I couldn't have summarized it better myself.
The setting: I originally filed the post, citing severe texture loading problems and… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 31, 2008 at 2:30am —
For those who are just now catching up:
LL recently announced they will be increasing the price of Open Space Sims on Jan 1, 2009, from $75 to $125 a month... a 66% price increase.
The reason they gave: OSS are being "abused" by customers and are overly taxing grid resources.
They did not explain how increasing the price of sims will help reduce demands on such resources.
Elf Clan holds six OSS. This price gouging will cost our group (or more… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 30, 2008 at 2:30am —
Full research isn't in yet so it's just a little too early to be certain, but a user by the name of Balpien Hammerer, a consistently savvy poster on the LL JIRA bug-reporting system, may have just discovered a core-cause of Second Life performance degradation.
Following is a copy of his post, word for word.
[Addendum 11-6-2008: Balpien's findings have been… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 30, 2008 at 1:00am —
[2008/10/29 14:33] Peter Lioncourt is Online
[2008/10/29 14:36] Peter Lioncourt: will try to stay in already cashed one time :)
[2008/10/29 14:39] Peter Lioncourt: Now this was not my idea :)
[2008/10/29 14:39] Peter Lioncourt: But sine you all are here I would like to answer any questions
[2008/10/29 14:40] Peaches Latrell: Have you had any contact with LL and do you have any reason to believe they may modify this decision?
[2008/10/29 14:40] Za Denja: how many of the… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 29, 2008 at 5:43pm —
I've spoken with Peter Lioncourt on the Open Space Sim price-gouging issue. As I have previously stated, I am stepping back and totally supporting whatever decision he makes in this matter.
See reference: Open Space Bait and Switch
Peter's response to this policy change is presented here:
Official Elf Clan… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 29, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Wednesday October 29,2008 (ElvenMyst Sky Castle) -- A Chat With Peter Lioncourt: The Future of Elf Clan!!
An impromptu event hosted by Brianna Lioncourt
[2008/10/29 14:33] Cyn Cham: Greetings Brianna
[2008/10/29 14:33] Brianna Lioncourt: hullo
[2008/10/29 14:33] Peter Lioncourt is Offline
[2008/10/29 14:33] Brianna Lioncourt: Peter should bve here in a moment
[2008/10/29 14:33] ELF CLAN: Welcome to ElvenMyst,… Continue
Added by Brianna Lioncourt on October 29, 2008 at 4:07pm —
Twice in the history of Linden Lab I have blown the lid off of corporate activities and claims. The first was when the company started stacking sims on server boxes without informing their customers. The second was when I exposed the primary source of lag being Linden Lab servers and software (rather than the "customer content" they constantly claimed). Today these things are widely recognized. Three years ago... such was news.
This is the third such case.
BLOWING THE… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 29, 2008 at 1:30am —
So today was warm enough to have the last bbq of the season! Have a look at what yours truly was grilling up!
Heres the movie!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aNO-WMfqzc
Ohhh and some other pics! Look!
Ohhh yeah! the first batch of many!
Ohhh yeah angus burgers! Grilled and flamekissed to… Continue
Added by Mean Golem on October 28, 2008 at 5:00pm —
(Just so it's stated, and to alleviate any and all concerns and rumor, Elf Clan has no intent at this time of shutting down. What the future will bring because of the following stated developments remains to be seen, but Elf Clan has never been stronger. Don't panic! Life goes on. : )
IMPORTANT ADDENDUM 10-29-2008. See this blog post:
Just as I had… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 27, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Approximately an hour after my last post I moved my computer into the old sewing room. Being that I was barefoot I naturally found the one sewing pin that was left in the carpet. Needless to say, my walking was impaired for a while. The swelling did go down in time for class but I had to skip my second class because of a migraine and I took it easy during my shallow class Saturday. My toe however didn't affect my balance, which was good because I happened upon Wii Fit boards being put out for… Continue
Added by Pam Becquerel on October 26, 2008 at 10:04am —
Now heres a silly joke to get the gut laughing this early as told by me! :D
Hope you enjoy!
Added by Mean Golem on October 25, 2008 at 3:07am —
Well ill let the video explain itself. One thing to note is im not at my own house so ignore the objects in the background mmmkay? Anyway, here it is! Oh yeah if anyone knows exactly what the practical use of the sickle tool is please let me know :)
AHEM CLICK THE LINK!!
Added by Mean Golem on October 25, 2008 at 2:27am —
A new section has been added on the MAIN page, entitled "Current Events and Important Notes".
This section will contain information new and important to your SL experience. You may check that section daily to see if anything of import may need your immediate attention.
The CEIN section will most often contain info on new releases, bugs, fixes or other items that may affect your everyday use of SL.
You can find the CEIN section at the bottom of MAIN.
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 24, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Camping: the act of leaving an avtar un-attended on Second Life, sitting in a ping-chair, for the sake of earning tiny amounts L$ over a period of time.
Camping on an average pays something like L$1 for every 10 to 20 minutes of time. Many camping areas have a limit of 30 L$ that can be gained that way, but some are unlimited.
This means that if you spend say, 8 hours camping while you sleep, you can earn a whole 48 L$.
Reality check #1: 48 L$ is… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 24, 2008 at 12:00pm —
The other day I met a new user at ElvenMyst. She had the avatar form of a faery in secular school clothing.
I think that is fun. Now, some may object to such and claim it's "not fantasy". Elf Clan is definitely a fantasy group along the line of Lord of the Rings. We're not a role playing group but we are themed, and members are encouraged to dress according to theme. But a fae in school clothes? Dat just like a fae.
I a dwagon. Eberbody knows dat, rights? Dwagons is about… Continue
Added by Snoots Dwagon on October 23, 2008 at 3:00am —
Every once in a while-- not very often-- I come across a company that does everything right. Now for me,that is something, because I have worked most my life as a Corporate Consultant / Watchdog / Software Engineer. I know from experience how to recognize serious problems within a company-- and usually how to fix them. That's how I earned my living.
So when a company demonstrates that it knows exactly what's going on, that it is savvy and customer friendly and smart-- that is frankly… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 23, 2008 at 2:30am —
People often blame Linden Lab for problems with Second Life... and quite often they're right. There are some serious company-side problems yet to be resolved.
However, it's not always Linden Lab. Knowing a little bit about how computers / the Net works, as well as the realization that there are a lot of variables in computer operation, can help us better understand and deal with problems on Second Life.
ERROR WHEN EXITING.
A recent example was an error message that… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 23, 2008 at 2:00am —
(Important note: See addendums in the comments section. Release 1.21 has some serious problems.)
Version 1.21.6 of the Second Life Client software is now released. Release notes are here:
1.21 Release Notes
This is the most extensive release I have seen... ever. It takes some 15 minutes just to read the release notes. These are not minor releases either. While the still-persistent slow-texture-loading has not… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 17, 2008 at 1:30pm —
I decided today to archive most of my previous blogs. The reason is simple: their purpose is served and continued prominence might give people a negative wrong impression.
I have long been known as an advocate of SL users. I've often been involved (along with others) in SL/LL controversy when it comes to platform stability and company policies. My thoughts are documented and well-known.
But of late it occurs to me that this is all "small stuff" and really, of relatively… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on October 17, 2008 at 1:00am —
One thing I really liked about my first instructor was that she was very concerned about us not injuring ourselves. She taught in a circuit training style, it was tough but we did a lot of pre and post stretching. Only one person dropped out of class but she had joint issues that would cause problems even in a milder class. We only had three to start with and the class minimum is six as I found out later. Shallow water aerobics just isn't very popular where I'm at. Deep water aerobics however… Continue
Added by Pam Becquerel on October 13, 2008 at 2:05am —