It has come to my attention that as of late, malicious actors are propagating viewers in group chats and other means to promote malware posing as SL viewers. These viewers claim to allow you to earn L$ by using them. The reality is, that the viewer is a trojan horse, a type of malware that disguises itself as a legitimate program, or a program that provides desired features or the sort. According to information on the viewer's operating procedure, the 'viewer' installation process has been modified to, once in a privileged (administrator) state, execute at least four malicious packages: CobaltStrike, a penetration testing (a type of tool used by white-hat (good) hackers to test systems against known exploits) tool that is used to check for attack vectors to install any of the three below: Trojan/Molotov.Reflo - a Remote Access Trojan. Quasar, another RAT, and: AsyncRAT, another RAT. Remote Administration Tools have legitimate purposes - as I for one use MobaXTerm, which fe

Negima 20th Anniversary - Nodoka Miyazaki Honey Select 2 Character Card

I know I am running a predominantly SL-related blog here (And don't worry, eventually I'll get back on track with.. everything), but for now, I'm celebrating a birthday of someone important to me, and a few others who still remember her and the class of 31 she comes from. I remember my first encounter with her like it was yesterday, picking out Negima from the collection of manga at a Half Price Books near my hometown - and seeing that smiling girl on the back. The raven purple hair and modest yet alluring look for someone in their mid-teens was enough to get me to fall in love. I followed Nodoka from her meek beginnings, as with all of the students of Negi Springfield, to their finality in the fight against Cosmo Entelechia, where Nodoka bravely faced on of them in defiance of their plot, to keep them away from the dueling Negi and Fate Averruncus, alongside her other comrades. I place her on a pedestal for this and many more reasons. And now, I give her to all of you. Thi

Regarding Flickr

 I have decided, after contemplation of the policy changes on Flickr that will inevitably negatively impact the Second Life community, to close my Flickr account effective immediately. For those concerned, yes, I have made both data and image backups of my Flickr account off-site. I will be storing these privately until such time as I can find a viable alternative to Flickr. If anyone has any suggestions, please contact me on Twitter or at my email address,

The Reality about East River

"There is a house built out of stone.. Wooden floors, walls and windowsills.. Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust... This is a place where I don't feel alone.. This is a place where I feel at home. " - The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home East River circa 2017, image via Inara Pey . On a bus ride home from a Job application & interview, I had been contacted by the Grid's friendly neighborhood Bugs Bunny impersonator, Daniel Voyager, regarding my recent twitter post that East River was no longer existent. He had apparently featured said post in a blog post regarding the full dissolution of the East River Community. I wish that I could have been featured on more positive grounds to be honest. I hate being the bearer of genuinely bad news. However, during that bus ride, I had written a small tweet thread of the subject of East River's demise and the reality of maintaining communities in Second Life. It sadly was lost due to time constraints and me havi

In Rememberance of Ebbe

  Reflecting at the Linden Memorial Park. "Do what is right for the residents." - Ebbe Altberg, CEO, Linden Lab (1964 - 2021) "In Second Life we can be our ideal, our best, celebrate all that is good across the world together. Sadly we have also seen some people go, and they will never be forgotten as they touched us, gave us their best from their hearts, minds and souls - this thing called real life sometimes knocks on our door and makes a call. This is one of those calls." (Excerpt, Remembering Ebbe, Patch Linden) Truer words were never spoken on Agni or on Earth, Patch. To say that I am in quite the emotional state, is an understatement. Those that know me and read this blog know that I have a love-hate relationship with the men and women who reside on Battery Street - Linden Lab. From various platform issues with the world we residents call home, to the various policies and decisions I have lambasted them for - I still hold an immense respect for Linden Lab and

MOD RELEASE - Stories of Angels and Aces CFA-44/L -ALA ALBA 2 / BDAY-

While not related to Second Life in the slightest, I released my first public mod, a tribute to Nodoka Miyazaki, my online persona's namesake and a character who has been a inspiration to me, without lack of a better word, on her birthday of May 10th. I'll admit I'm a bit nervous about the feedback that I'll get but if the original video that I used to promote the skin's release is anything to go by, It hopefully will be bright. Thanks to everyone who's showed their support for the skin and for SOAA among my friends for the past several years - now it's time for me to weave a new story from the many works i've come to love over the years on the grand stage. My next release probably won't be for a while, but I hope you all like the design and scheme, and will stick around for more. Download Or on the Nexus for more details or if you're new to Modding.

Too Many Cooks - Why Second Life's avatar body industry is a crapshoot

 Let it be said that I am all for choice. Whatever body one likes to use, even if it comes from the depths of Onyx LaShelle's dark-as-a-black-hole heart, is their prerogative, and I won't advocate for it to be taken from them, nor will I advocate for barring people from trying to compete. But in recent months I've come to realize that the fitmesh body industry, home to monolithic companies like Slink, Maitreya, The Shops and Belleza, is heating up for.. no particularly good reason. In recent months if you've been to events, you'll notice a new company in the fray, Inithium, pushing their new body, Kupra. At first glance of a review, it doesn't really do all that much. Unlike Legacy, it doesn't reinvent things by providing compatibility with older clothing. Unlike Slink, it doesn't have a historical pedigree. Unlike Maitreya, it's not run by a megalomaniacal hack..  In fact, Kupra feels more like Ebody and bodies of its' stature - ones that fall