SL for Nowt

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Cross-posting: The Snow Queen

Hi peeps. Just to let you know there’s a new post at the new SL for Nowt blog: The Snow Queen. In it you’ll find gorgeous gifty skins from Curio, some lovely new stuff from The Dressing Room Blue, plus free hair/hat/scarf combos for men and women from Amacci.

If you’ve not done so already, please remember to change your bookmarks and/or RSS feeds so that you can read directly from the new SL for Nowt blog.

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December 29, 2010 Posted by | adminny stuff, boots, cheapies, dresses, for the guys, freebies, group freebies, hair, limited time offers, second life, skins | Leave a comment

Tutorial: Make your own Landmarks HUD

A while back, I made an inventory-management post in which I urged you to chuck out all of your old landmarks. At the beginning of that post I tried to find some free or cheap landmark HUDs that would hold the LMs you wanted to keep, because while storing them in notecards is an excellent idea it can take a while to dig out the relevant notecard, find the relevant LM inside it, click to open the window, and then finally teleport there.

Today, thanks to a fabby free landmark-giver script that I’ve found, I can give you this tutorial to make your own Landmarks HUD. It’s not the most perfect thing, nor will it rival any of the paid-for HUDs that are out there. The menu buttons where your landmarks are filed will not, for instance, be in alphabetical order (or, indeed, even in the same place each time you open it) but it’s free, and if you don’t want to fork over several hundred L$ for a professional HUD then it’s a good enough alternative!

Hop behind the cut for the tutorial :)

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December 8, 2010 Posted by | scripts, second life, tutorials | 4 Comments

Snow joke!

The new monthly freebie from SF Design (male and female versions available) is a gorgeous, snuggly-warm red duffle jacket. Mar decided to wrap up warm and head off to Toggenburg sim for some winter fun!

Hop behind the cut for more pics and info on everything else she’s wearing!

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December 6, 2010 Posted by | accessories, boots, cheapies, freebies, hair, poses, second life, sim recs, SL Marketplace | 2 Comments

Tutorial: How to send someone a gift from SL Marketplace

I was browsing the search terms that led people to the blog, and I came across this one: why cant i send a gift to someone from the sl marketplace?

Good point! On the old XstreetSL site, before Linden Lab changed the code and it became SL Marketplace, the ‘send as gift’ option was right there on the item’s page, but now it seems to have gone. Well, it’s not gone; it’s just hidden a little bit and slightly more convoluted to get to (ie: more mouse-clicking!).

NOTE: You can’t gift a freebie item. Only items that cost L$1 or more can be gifted.

Hop behind the cut for a quick tutorial on sending a gift to someone via SL Marketplace.

UPDATE! Thankfully, Linden Lab have now sorted this problem out. There is an option to send a gift right by the usual ‘add to cart’ section now :)

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December 4, 2010 Posted by | second life, SL Marketplace, tutorials | 5 Comments

A passion for *Pash*

Brr! There’s snow on the ground here in Blighty, Mar’s wrapped up in her winter woollies, and there’s no doubt about it: she’s beginning to feel festive. It was about time a Christmas tree made its way into her skybox, and she found a lovely one being offered FREE, courtesy of *Pash* and Singh’s Bunnies, at the *Pash* store. If you head over to snag this tree (it rezzes large, but is resizeable, and comes in both blinging and non-blinging versions) then make sure you check out the rest of the store, too. You’ll find all sorts of lovely things, and at fabulous prices, including furnished skyboxes for just a Linden or two!

November 29, 2010 Posted by | Christmas, freebies, second life | Leave a comment

Magika Hair at The Gnubie Store

Ladies, there is new free hair available at The Gnubie Store, courtesy of Sabina Gully of Magika. Three styles in all the main colours you could want (plus a couple of brights), and one of the styles includes a gorgeous snuggly woolly cap that would be perfect for SL’s winter months!

November 29, 2010 Posted by | freebies, hair, second life | 4 Comments

Useful stuff: the ‘scrubber’ script

One of the most useful scripts you can have in your inventory is a scrubber script. This is a script that will remove all effects from any prim that it’s dropped into, from particles (including bling) to hovering text and texture animations. You might notice that, even if you remove the original scripts that created these effects, the effects still linger. A scrubber script will remove all of them.

Hop behind the cut for a scrubber script you can make yourself!

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November 27, 2010 Posted by | scripts, second life | 1 Comment

A 24-hour winter warmer

Hi peeps! I’ve been away from my computer for a few days, but I’ve come back with a lovely, limited-time cheapie for you to snag. The Domicile store @ Gentleman Bastards will be selling their fully-furnished Autumn Skybox for just L$50 for 24 hours. The sale starts at 12 noon SLT today (Saturday November 27th) and continues until 12 noon SLT tomorrow (Sunday November 28th). After that the price will return to L$500, so if you can grab it during the sale time you’ll be getting a whopping discount!

Hop behind the cut for more info and pics :)

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November 27, 2010 Posted by | cheapies, homes and skyboxes, limited time offers, second life | 2 Comments

Inventory Management: Notecards

OK, peeps. Today we’re going to deal with something that invades your inventory without you even giving it a second thought.

When you log in, no doubt like most of us you have lots of inventory offers waiting for you. Notecards, LMs, and (if you’re lucky) group gifts. And, like most of us, you probably accept them all and either read them there and then or deal with them when you get time.

When was the last time you opened up your notecards folder and actually took a long, hard look at how many items it contains? Go do it now; I’ll still be here when you come back, screaming ;)

OK, let’s deal with that. Some of those notecards you’ll want to keep, but the majority of them? You can just throw away. I’m not going to screencap this post, because it’s ridiculously obvious, so hop behind the cut for a quick poke and nudge and a few ideas on organising those gorram notecards that multiply like bunnies!

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November 13, 2010 Posted by | inventory management, second life | 6 Comments

Multi-purpose post! SF Design’s November freebie, dollarbie capris, plus a shoe-colouring tutorial

Phew! Talk about cramming stuff into one post! OK, let’s begin with the clothing first.

SF Design has a new freebie out for November: the snuggly-warm Cable Knit Sweater and Scarf in a lovely autumnal green. There is a free version in both the ladies and gents sections of the store, so boys don’t forget to pick up one for yourself!

Mar has teamed that sweater with a great dollarbie bargain from SL Marketplace: Double F’s Capris and Capri Shorts in Midnight. You’ll get two lengths in the pack: classic capris, and shorts.

Finally, Mar’s shoes are from the free Monochrome Classic Pumps set, by Plausible Body. She’s actually wearing the white pair here, but has used a nifty little freeware program to help her colour-match them exactly to the SF Design sweater. Hop behind the cut to see how to do that!

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November 13, 2010 Posted by | dollarbies, freebies, second life, shoes, tutorials | 3 Comments