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In the past 24 hours, I acquired a number of things, all in a variety of colours. The beautiful new release dress from Zaara, Mahari, some fun hair from W&Y with colour chgange HUD, and the ACR gun from Gun Porn. This gun is colour change, has multi attachments and actions all HUD controlled also.

So… i decided to colour coordinate all of these, and here are the results 😀

Kiss My Gun

This is the Mahari dress in Bloom – coordinating ACR and hair, shoes from Evoke

Kiss My Gun

Mahari in Bordeaux

Kiss My Gun

Mahari in Ice

Kiss My Gun

Mahari in Indigo

Kiss My Gun

Mahari in Kohl and green coordination

Kiss My Gun

Mahari in Apricot

Please note, this is a serious weapon shown here with many capabilities, much more so than my frivolous use of it as a fashion accessory!


Dress: Mahari in all colour range from Zaara

Skin: Rachel from Ugly Duck

Hair: Agata no. 5 from W&Y

Shoes: Chunky Maryjanes from Evoke

Weapon: ACR from Gun Porn. this weapon has multi colour change adaptability, (13 colours), a multitude of attachments, adjustable speed, ammo indicator and more. Worth your time to take a look.

Photographed at Insilico

The northern spring is just coming up, and what better way to encourage its arrival than splashing out on new spring dresses?

Spring is Just Around the Corner

With the variety shown here, Spring Bloom by will surely tempt you

Spring is Just Around the Corner

I think this is my favourite…

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Dress: Spring bloom from

Hair: Elysium from Truth

Shoes: Dianthus from Ingenue

Jewellery: Stacie’s necklace from Dark Mouse

The final of three new skin lines from Ugly Duck is Beth. Beth has a bit of mischief to her, and is designed to be worn with blonde hair.

Introducing Beth

Beth has a definite cheeky look

Introducing Beth

And is always up for a bit of fun!

Introducing Beth

Styled once more by Donna Flora


Skin – Beth – by Ugly Duck

Hair: Isabel by Donna Flora

Dress: Eden in black by Donna Flora

Shoes: Mina shoes by Donna Flora

Earrings: Dark earrings by Donna Flora

The second of three new skin lines from Ugly Duck this week is Emily. Delicately freckled and refined skin, Emily will suit your style whether casual or chic.

Introducing Emily

Emily makes a charming portrait

Introducing Emily

Emily is also styled by Donna Flora, dress and jewels and shoes

Introducing Emily

Emily is designed to wear especially with red to reddish brown hair

Introducing Emily


All skins – Emily- by Ugly Duck

Dress: Dudu in silver from Donna Flora

Hair: Bea short from Pocket Mirrors

Shoes: Mina in black from Donna Flora

Jewellery: The beautiful Lina set from Donna Flora

Rachel is one of three new lines from skin designer Fade Lei. Her store Ugly Duck is brim full of new releases, including more great group gifts!

Introducing Rachel

Here is Rachel, styled by Donna Flora for dress and hair. Chunky red shoes by Evoke

Introducing Rachel

A sashay of Rachels!

Introducing Rachel

And Rachel being a little moody.

And if you’ve ever wondered how Fade makes her lovely makeups, below is a hint, and the models don’t look too happy

Introducing Rachel

These skins are the latest group gift


All skins by Ugly Duck

Dress: Jazzy by Donna Flora

Hair: Isabel by Donna Flora

Shoes: Chunky cherry maryjanes by Evoke

Glasses: Demolition glasses by Shade Throne

Earrings: Hard Knock earrings in red glitter from Shade Throne

Its friday night in my part of the world. On the way home from work this evening, I stayed on my bus and finished up at New Brighton, so I hopped off and went for a walk along the boardwalk. Children, seagulls, skateboys, surfers, families – they were all there. I love this time of the evening in summer.

I came home and thought I would take some photos in world to try and capture the moment. I’ve played around with lighting and effects. All these photos taken at Juicy Boardwalk.

Along The Boardwalk

I’ve tried to capture the fading light at sunset.

Along The Boardwalk

Tufty clouds skittering, rich blue darkening to night, a hint of pink in the sunset

Along The Boardwalk

I think this one is where I was possessed by aliens


Shirt: Bologna by Crazy

Jeans: Rock n roll jeans by * RezIpsa Loc *

Hair: Anna 10am by * RezIpsa Loc *

Glasses: The Demolition Glasses by Shade Throne

Skin: Rachel by Ugly Duck

Client Detection System - CDS

A few days ago I wrote here about the new system developed by Gemini Cybernetics, enabling land owners, content creators, estate managers and in fact anyone, to at last acquire a reasonable method of protecting their content by detecting the use of malicious viewers.

Many will be pleased to know today of the release of an update and publication of FAQs.

First of all, the FAQs

GEMINI Industries’ CDS FAQ

“Why did I get banned for using the official LL viewer/Emerald/Imprudence/etc?”

During the first months of beta testing, avatars using flagged viewers were added to the database. Upon the GEMINI CDS’ official release, the auto-ban feature was implemented and flagged avatars found themselves banned and ejected regardless of the viewer in use at the time. While there has not been a case of a false-positive, there have been a handful of situations where an avatar was accessed by someone else (i.e. “my friends have my passordw” and “my little sister wanted to try Cryo”).
In these cases, the best course of action is to file an appeal.
Appeals will be first reviewed by the GEMINI team, acted upon in a way that best protects the effectiveness of the CDS, and ultimately left in the hands of the parcel owner.

“What are the right and wrong viewers to use?”

As a rule, any viewer that has the capabilities to go around the permissions systems set out by Linden Labs will be targeted by the GEMINI CDS.
Please refer to Linden Lab’s Policy on Third-Party Viewers.

“How does it work?”

When an avatar passes through the region, the CDS looks for signs someone is using or has used a flagged viewer. That information is processed and the avatar may be banned from the parcel, teleported home, or both. In the case of a ban, it is a temporary ban precautionary to ban lists filling up. In all cases, the flagged avatar is added to the database shared with all CDS devices identifying the avatar as a potential threat. The CDS ships with bans and kicks disabled by default. Local unbanning is an upcoming feature.

“What data are you storing?”

The specifics of the data cannot be disclosed. However, no MAC or IP addresses are stored, nor any other sensitive data. The most personal data is the avatar key and which viewer was used. This data is continuously monitored and updated.

“Does the CDS use the same methods of detection as the Emerald Viewer?”

While the Skill Hak is on the Emerald development team, the GEMINI CDS is not affiliated with Modular Systems, and the detection methods are completely different and updated as necessary.

“It works this way and here’s how to get around it.”

There are multiple methods of detection, none of which involve an avatar’s IP or MAC addesses. The effectiveness of the CDS relies on keeping the details of its operation discrete. There are occasional lapses in service whiel the Gemini team updates the system. During this time, detection continues without banning or kicking. This slows the success of potentially harmful viewers bypassing the system, allows GEMINI to monitor their progress and continue updating the methods of detection, and increases the longevity of the CDS as a copybot deterrent.

“Do we disclose any information to outside parties?”

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

“The CDS is only active for 25 days and not a month as advertised.”

This is a very rare bug and has since been fixed.

“Is there a list of GEMINI CDS owners?”

The choice in advertising the presence of the CDS is left with the end-user.

“Skills Hak is also Skills Hax!!!!! Scroll to the bottom of this site here!!”

From: Skills Hak
re: Copybot allegations
“The drama is years old and I couldn’t care less which side you believe.”

you can read it yourself here

The updated version will be available on Xstreetsl in a few hours time.


CDS now available here

These past few days have seen hot summer days and balmy nights, hovering around 30 Celsius during the day and as low as 16 celsius overnight. I’ve enjoyed a few evening dinners on the terrace of my RL friend’s restaurant, something I’m sure those people in the northern hemisphere are quite looking forward to!

In this spirit, I am showing you today some of my favourites from Truth. Truth Hawks has made more than hair for as long as I remember, in fact I still have the first dress I bought quite some time ago. These latest dresses have the most beautiful sculpted skirts, and they reflect the work that goes into their creation. I’m sure you will enjoy wearing these dresses as much as I do 🙂


In sapphire


In silver


A closer view of the detail


Dresses: Martini by Truth

Necklace: Dango in silver by Shade Throne

Earrings: Bamboo in Silver by Shade Throne

Hair: Melanie by

Skin: Rachel by Ugly Duck

Shoes: Dianthus in silver by Ingenue

[Emerald] 1626 Release Candidate

For your viewing pleasure, another release from Emerald. Go here for Emerald_Viewer_1.23.5.1632

Go here for release notes

Fade Lei from Ugly Duck has made multiple releases this week. I truly believe she draws and paints until her eyes bleed…

The New Ugly Duck

Rachel – a soft delicate skin, the darkest tone yet from Fade. Her skins are not overly stylised nor high glam fashion. In my opinion, thse faces particularly have a refreshingly natural look, with skin blemishes such as moles and tired eyes.

The New Ugly Duck

The new range includes Beth and Emily along with Rachel. Beth and Emily are made specifically for blonde, red and brunette har, and the skin tones reflect this.

The New Ugly Duck

Each pack includes a variety of makeups, including two lip shapes. Both are beautiful! I will post further on these skins over the coming days.

Meanwhile, take a trip to Ugly Duck and see for yourself the natural beauty of these skins


All skins from Ugly Duck

Hair: Kelly from Zero Style

Earrings: Silver bamboo heart earrings from Shade Throne

Skirt: Larin skirt from Zaara

Shirts by Zaara

Tank by 5th & Oxford

February 2010



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