Thursday, December 29, 2011

Meet My Boyfriend Holter...


I was going to wait until New Years day to make this announcement but I wanted to post this to also promote Holter's new excellent blog!
I met Holter a week ago today and we been dating ever since. When I met Holter I met my match!
I first saw him as he rezzed on the dance floor of Tadd's Nightclub and my jaw dropped. I said hello and we been inseparable ever since!
His blog is called HOLT IT RIGHT THERE and has a permanent link on the top left of my blog by clicking his pic.
His Blog is located here:
He has impressed me with his pics and his writing skills and look forward to his future posts!
I love you baby, welcome to the world of blogdom...










Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Coming Soon...Phoenix Viewer 4

There is apparently a big surprise coming with the Phoenix Firestorm viewer
They are promising big things that will leave all other viewers in their dust including jewelry that can be edited by a number scale and better performance even for older computers!
They are calling this "VIEWER 4" and with all this hype i hope it delivers but all I give a shit about at this point is that the laggy performance and constant crashes stop!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everybody

Have a great Christmas everybody. I will see you all in the new year. xoxoxoxoxox



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Respect




Here is my 2nd installment of my video messages...I demand respect babies! ;-)
Just met a guy who is showing me some and my fingers are crossed but not holding my breath...yet!









Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So What Ziggy!!!!!!

I often use songs to portray messages either subliminal or blatant on my blog.
This is my latest offering as I come back into the light! :-)


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Canadian-developed HIV vaccine approved for human studies



After two decades of research, a group of Canadian scientists has won approval to start testing an experimental HIV vaccine on humans.

The vaccine, developed by researchers at the University of Western Ontario, has received a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical human trials.

Beginning in January, the vaccine will be given to 40 healthy people with HIV to test its safety.

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, professor of virology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, called the FDA approval a “milestone.”

“We started the basic science research two decades ago,” Kang said. “The vaccine development, we started 10 years ago. This is incredible for us to get to this stage of development.”

Kang said the vaccine, called SAV001, is the first preventative HIV vaccine approved for clinical trials to use a killed whole HIV-1 virus to activate the immune response in humans.

The strategy has been used before to develop successful vaccines for influenza, polio, rabies and hepatitis A. Kang said these past successes for other viral diseases provide hope the Canadian-developed vaccine will work against HIV.

The human immunodeficiency virus used in the vaccine has been genetically altered to render it non-pathogenic, or unable to cause disease. Kang and his research team then further inactivated the virus using chemicals and radiation.

“In the past, people did not use this strategy (using a killed whole HIV virus) because people did not know how to make a safer virus and people did not know how to make large quantities of it,” Kang said. “Now we have solved those problems by the genetic engineering of the virus.”

According to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, there are 30 HIV vaccines currently being tested in phase 1 clinical trials around the world.

Many of these vaccines have largely focused on using one specific component of the human immunodeficiency virus to trigger an immune response. Other vaccines have used other viral vectors to create a vaccine. Right now, there is no effective HIV vaccine.

Dr. Jonathan Angel, president of the Canadian Association for HIV Research, whose research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, said it is exciting that a Canadian scientist’s work has progressed from the basic research level to a vaccine approved for human clinical trials, meeting the rigorous criteria of the FDA.

But he also cautioned that developing an effective HIV vaccine remains a daunting task because HIV is a complex virus that scientists do not yet completely understand.

Should the SAV001 be proven safe, the vaccine will enter the second phase of clinical trials, in which it will be tested on 600 HIV-negative volunteers at high risk for HIV infection. Researchers will measure the volunteers’ immune response to the vaccine.

The third and final phase would enroll 6,000 HIV-negative volunteers at high risk for the disease. The participants, half of whom would be vaccinated and half un-vaccinated, would be tracked for three years to see how many in each group became infected with HIV.

Kang and his team received funding from Sumagen Canada, a company created in 2008 to support the development of the vaccine and a subsidiary of a Korean-based pharmaceutical venture company.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Phoenix Firestorm Viewer Straight Talk With Jessica Lyons By Bock McMillan on his blog



My buddy Bock McMillan attended the Q&A seminar with the Phoenix/Firestorm team and Jessica Lyons on Saturday and posted the very informative points discussed at the meeting on his blog.
You can read it here:
http://bocksl.blogspot.com/2011/12/straight-talk-with-jessica-lyons.html


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ban Mesh Back To The Old Phoenix Viewer

Throughout this past summer and all the way until now I had been a fan of the Phoenix Firestorm viewer as well as the old Phoenix Viewer standby and as time went on and mesh became implemented (well documented and bitched about by yours truly elsewhere on this blog)  more and more times than I care to count I would crash for no apparent reason. I experimented with various viewers, settings and blaaa blaaa blaaa!
When I used to download and set up the non-mesh viewer updates and clicked on my default graphic settings it would always set to high or medium type settings and I would rarely have bad lag or crash and my performance and frame rates were reasonable enough to carry on and enjoy my in-world, Second Life experience with out concern.
Since mesh was introduced my frame rates dropped, performance was choppy and laggy and my automatic graphic settings went to low. Basically everything looked horrible while using the same computer, same set up and same settings. My computer is only a year old and has great power, graphics card etc etc.
Mesh or the mesh code has basically lagged everything down to a snails pace and even my buddies with super duper computers have noticed the horrific performance downgrade!
As is I love Firestorm, I mostly loved the built in AO and the multi-clothing layers and became accustomed to using these features to make my avatar look the way I liked but it's the Lindens new codes which bugger things up!
Last night while on an important date I began crashing constantly so bad and then finally I could not log on without crashing, even with the new fixes and upgrades. I tried Firestorm with mesh, Phoenix with mesh and the official SL viewer. All the same..lag, crashing, walking through mud and just so enjoyable I could not continue.
Sooo I went and removed all traces of all viewers from my machine and reinstalled the old version of Phoenix
version 1.5.2.1185 without mesh and logged in...WOW back in business like the good old days. Fast performance, good graphics, very little lag and high frame rates. All I needed was to basic down on my multi clothing and tattoo layers and start using my old AO hud and chim for dances and everything was fantastic. No crashes, no crippling lag and an enjoyable experience!
Until Linden Labs gets their shit together and fixes this bad code or mesh or whatever they have screwed with that has lagged down the grid then I am staying with the non-mesh, old viewer 1 style Phoenix Viewer.
I have proven that mesh is the culprit and since I think anything made of mesh that I have seen so far looks plastic, horrible and just plain dull, I don't need or want mesh and will continue with the old Phoenix Viewer until it fails to work or until they fix this terrible crap.
Any viewer with mesh enabled will lag you, slow you down and eventually crash you!

Here is the old, good version of Phoenix in case you need it:
Phoenix Viewer Version 1.5.2.1185:
http://downloads.phoenixviewer.com/windows/Phoenix_Viewer-1.5.2.1185.exe


Now I am not hating on Firestorm or Phoenix with mesh or any other viewers because in themselves they work fabulously and have terrific features but for me and my machine, the new code and mesh is just not working. If it works for you then fantastic but if you are having problems like I have, the above viewer is the one for you!
Hopefully in the new year the Lindens will sort this all out and things will speed up but for now it seems it is just not working up to snuff!
Now I will no longer have to spend hours of valuable time tweaking settings, reading Wiki's or Jira's or blog posts, attending classes and trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. I can just log on and have fun!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Second Life Nazi's Culling The Herd...


[20:11:26]  B*** B****: please descript else i need to tp you home, you are at 4.0 ms
[20:12:29]  B*** B****: need to send you home descript and please come back





Well that was a quick hiatus from blogging until after Christmas wasn't it, but this is a blog post that needed to be called out on by Ziggy the brutally honest bitch!!!
The above message was the friendly greeting (cough) sent out by a certain 2 individuals at a certain long, time, standing club of the gay community on Second Life when arriving at the opening of their latest new club on Friday night!  Within seconds of arriving any avatar with a high script count was immediately ejected and sent home with the above message! No warnings, instant eject!
Wow what a friendly bunch of guys....NOT!
Now I understand that avatars with huds and attachments can cause lots a bad bad lag but to be rudely booted in the ass on their doorstep and especially when the party noticed said "Cum as you are". Hmmm it is already constantly laggy there as it is with all their spy scripts even with 1 avatar on the sim at 4 am. I know I tried walking there alone at 4 am....
This is Hitler storm trooper tactics and it is pure and total bullshit!
As people were arriving they were getting ejected and a small war began to erupt in local chat as people confronted the Nazi's and made it quite clear they will never be returning and that they have now lost a long-term, loyal customer. It was quite the fiasco...
Let's just say that on my behalf, i quit all their groups and will never return to any of their clubs, malls or shops again and after ruining what was a wonderful night up to that point...
Betsy The Cow can kiss my pixel ass....
This party was 0 out of 10 Zig points....

Friday, December 02, 2011

Happy Holidaze Everybody...


I may not be blogging much during the upcoming holiday season so everybody have a great time and see you in the new year...
I know i have dropped out of going to the clubs all the time but I will see you all around xxxx

Monday, November 28, 2011

Phoenix Firestorm Viewer Official Release! Out of Beta Yaaaaaaaaa

Finally the new, official release of the Phoenix Firestorm Viewer (with full mesh capabilities) is out and IT DOES NOT CRASH!!!!!
It even has a Phoenix viewer option to make it look and act almost like the original Phoenix Viewer.
A new feature I love is in the quick settings you can quickly and easily toggle name tag floaters on and off etc...
I have used it for 6 hours now and so far have not crashed...
Read more and download here:
http://www.phoenixviewer.com/

Here is a great review of the new Firestorm Viewer:
http://blog.nalates.net/2011/11/28/firestorm-viewer-3-2-2-24336-review/
and here:
http://modemworld.wordpress.com/

Now if only Linden Labs would get their lagging and sim crashing shit together!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Opening Of Pure Sound a Fabulous Success


Well Pure Sound has relocated and it's first party was a major success!
Dj Shepherd pumped out the tunes and host Larz worked the crowd and the place was happening!!!
The new club location is on a beach setting with surrounding waterfalls, islands and a light house. My settings for the viewer were on low due to my ongoing SL problems so the pics may not show the scene at it's best but a nice view different than most club settings made a wonderful ambiance.
There will be regular party's at Pure Sound every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm SLT with Dj Shepherd and host Larz so please come by and enjoy.
Here are some pics to enjoy!




Party Party Party people...Dj Shep returns to DJing with Larz Kas:
2pm - 4pm

Here is the SURL http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pure%20One/57/227/21/

Friday, November 25, 2011

Phoenix Firestorm?

Rumor has it that the new finished version of the Phoenix Firestorm viewer is going to be released today????
We shall wait and see...



It is now released. My reviews later...

here: http://www.phoenixviewer.com/

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What a great weekend....


Another great weekend has come and gone and so much of my new Second Life has come to pass.
First off, I moved into a new home with Shep on the beach and spent a 24 hour marathon decorating (which all gays love), landscaping and the occasional party. We moved into a large beach house together and had a great time making it all happen! Also, Shep's club PURE SOUND relocated to a new parcel of land and Shep had that on his agenda to move and set up. There will definitely be weekly parties happening at Pure Sound on Sundays with Shep DJing and Larz Kas hosting! I will post more details as they happen.
When all was said and done, Shep and I went...SHOPPING and it was hard to restrain my shopping addiction but I did manage to only buy a fabulous, brown, leather bomber jacket and some jeans.
My buddy Dextrum Boucher also surprised us with with his fantastic new "Sex Anywhere" Huds and I am turning red as we speak when I tell you we tried it out and it was sexcellent. 10 out of 10 Zig points for Dex's Pillow Biters-Sex Anywhere Hud. Lots of cuddles, message and um fun! ;-)
Being with Shep these past few weeks has really allowed me to become "me" on Second Life and to allow my real life persona to become my second life persona without the pretense and character portrayal of trying to be the outrageous rockstar of David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust".

















Monday, November 21, 2011

A Pure Birthday Celebration


Sunday night was the crescendo of fun for me as we celebrated the real life birthday's of Larz Kas and my sexy, new husband Aeschylus Shepherd at Shep's club PURE SOUND...
Shep DJ'd for the first time after 5 months and came out of retirement with a bang!
The 3 hour party was packed with so many close friends that the IM boxes were on fire and the peeps in attendance lavished in the fun atmosphere, the sexy scenery and the pumping, hot tunes from DJ Shep. I know I am biased but the birthday boyz, Larz and Shep looked hotter than hell...and left me "tuned up" the whole time!
Rumor has it that this may become a regular, weekly party at Pure Sound with DJ Shep and host Larz! I will certainly not take no for an answer on this issue if I can help it! Pure Sound is a beautiful club, surrounded by the ocean and beach and the all glass walls allow beautiful scenic views!
I remember the first time I heard Shep DJ was at Club Blu about a year ago and had a crush on him from day one but various events kept us from ever seriously hooking up! The timing was right and at last we are together...
What a great party with my man Shep and my best friend Larz!!!

















Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today: Birthday Bash For Aeschylus Shepherd and Larz Kas: Your Invited


Your invited to a special birthday party bash today for Larz Kas and Aeschylus Shepherd at 3 pm SLT at PURE SOUND with DJ SHEPHERD.
Bring your buddies, everyone invited.


Slurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westover%20Hills/30/22/22

Plugged In...After Hours


Wow what a party!
Last night Shep and I attended the fabulous new after hours club called PLUGGED IN 2 with Dj Xade and host Kharissa Indigo with the electrifying theme of "electric blue"....
The atmosphere of the club was fun and wild and the colors and dance floor of the club was excellent! The club was packed and all the hotties in attendance were partying it up like it was December 2012 during the apocolypse. The club was brainstormed and designed by Kharissa and Xade and it is technically the replacement for the ill-fated Club Cirkuit which went belly up a few weeks back due to some sort of mishap!
This is going to defo be the club to attend every Saturday night for your naughty, after hours entertainment. The party's are held every Saturday night at 9pm SLT.
I danced with my man, Shep until we literally passed out on the floor and we just could not keep our hands off each other!
We made it home in one piece by limo (of coarse) and Shep surprised me with a ring! We passed out naked on the bed and slipped into total unconsciousness without the benefits of alcohol or drugs, which is pretty much a first for me lol. This goes to show you that Shep is my drug and I don't want no rehab baby...no no no!

BIRTHDAY PARTY NOTICE:  Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm SLT sharp
   Special Birthday Party Bash at Pure Sound with DJ Shepherd to celebrate the real life birthday party's of Aeschylus Shepherd and Larz Kas
I will post the Slurl here later or IM me, Larz, Kharissa or Shep inworld for the landmark!
Here is the SLURL: Everyone invited:  
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westover%20Hills/30/22/22