« Immersion App Depicts Your Gmail as a Visual Network | Main | InWorldz Pays Ex-Linden Programmer Karl Stiefvater to Add Mesh Deformer (While His Crowdfunded-Code for SL Lies Dormant) »

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Chandni Khondji

What I actually like to do is slap on a full alpha layer, meaning be really invisible.. grab the demos i want and then Teleport home to try them there before going back to buy those I want. It maybe two Teleports more but much less stressful than trying to rezz the hair demos in the lag.

Tracy Redangel

I use this: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/My-Shadow-Low-ARC-Set/109037

You can also join the hair fair group and try on hair at HOME, because most of the creators offer their demos through the group notices. Really, this is the best way to save your own sanity....just peruse the hair through the group, wait a couple of days when all the hoopla dies down, then go shopping at the event.

There's plenty people can do to be considerate of others, but unfortunately there probably will be a bunch of tummy talkers, heavy scripts, weapons, attachments, annoying gestures, etc etc etc.


I will not go without my open collar and sub ao hud, bui no other scripts i'll wear!
Tired of seing all being blamed on scripts use, get a good connection a good computer and stop whinning!

Arcadia Codesmith

Thanks, Iris. If I may add one piece of advice, go during off-peak hours. Attending Hair Fair with the server populations maxxed out is like swimming in molasses. Crystallized molasses.

Like Tracy, my friends and I usually have a private demo party off-site where we try on all the Hair Fair group demos. Fair warning: it's a marathon. There is a LOT of new hair introduced every year at this event.

Tracy Redangel

As long as your cpu clock timing is under .08, you are not causing any significant lag with your scripts. If you're on Firestorm, you can check this by right clicking on your avatar and selecting script info from the menu, and it will tell you.
Even with a very fast connection and a gaming computer ( I can usually run around in-world on my PC with graphics cranked up and running full shadows) it is well-known that very popular events have a lot of lag. Some hair people wear causes lag, and yes overuse of scripts DOES contribute to lag. It's not a huge sacrifice to be considerate of others and take off your crap before you go into a heavily populated sim. But if you want to be inconsiderate...mazel tov.

val kendal

/me whispers 'I de-render everybody...'

I didn't know about getting things through the Group, that's fabulous!

Wolf Baginski

Linden Hair is OK, but a bit ugly. The thing to watch for are those older prim hair items which were made with a script in every prim. Each script consumes server memory, and when the server has to start paging script RAM to hard drive, you have problems.

The necessity for that script excess is long gone, but there are still good-looking but old hair items around which suffer from the problem.

Hair with a lot of flexi-prims will still have a high rendering cost. But if you minimise the scripts and flexi-prims you can look good without messing up everyone.

CronoCloud Creeggan

I use Salome's shadow avatar set as well, if I think it's going to be really bad. (I check the map) Last couple year's Hair fair weren't bad at all. I wore normal stuff during off peak hours and picked up demos from the group.


Since it was Hair Fair, I went invisible except for my bald head so I could try on the demos (I'm crap at finding my way back to the right booth if I TP out).

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Making a Metaverse That Matters Wagner James Au ad
Please buy my book!
Thumb Wagner James Au Metaverse book
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Bad-Unicorn SL builds holdables HUD
AWE USA discount code
Dutchie Evergreen Slideshow 2024
Juicybomb_EEP ad
My book on Goodreads!
Wagner James Au AAE Speakers Metaverse
Request me as a speaker!
Making of Second Life 20th anniversary Wagner James Au Thumb
my site ... ... ...
PC for SL
Recommended PC for SL
Macbook Second Life
Recommended Mac for SL

Classic New World Notes stories:

Woman With Parkinson's Reports Significant Physical Recovery After Using Second Life - Academics Researching (2013)

We're Not Ready For An Era Where People Prefer Virtual Experiences To Real Ones -- But That Era Seems To Be Here (2012)

Sander's Villa: The Man Who Gave His Father A Second Life (2011)

What Rebecca Learned By Being A Second Life Man (2010)

Charles Bristol's Metaverse Blues: 87 Year Old Bluesman Becomes Avatar-Based Musician In Second Life (2009)

Linden Limit Libertarianism: Metaverse community management illustrates the problems with laissez faire governance (2008)

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px
JuicyBomb_NWN5 SL blog
Ava Delaney SL Blog