RAW: My weird shadows on Flickr.My shadows in SL are weird and it seems that lately I’m finding it challenging to photograph the simplest things. 
I am a Mac user and that may be part of the problem. But I am curious to know if anyone else has problems with shadows like this in SL (see photo).
I’m not sure if any of you are Mac users, but this is what happens to my shadows and my screen when increase the resolution of my photos. As you can see the higher the resolution, the less it looks the scene in SL. 
Is this a phenomenon only for Mac users? Or is this something that others have experienced as well?
Feedback is appreciated.

RAW: My weird shadows on Flickr.

My shadows in SL are weird and it seems that lately I’m finding it challenging to photograph the simplest things.

I am a Mac user and that may be part of the problem. But I am curious to know if anyone else has problems with shadows like this in SL (see photo).

I’m not sure if any of you are Mac users, but this is what happens to my shadows and my screen when increase the resolution of my photos. As you can see the higher the resolution, the less it looks the scene in SL.

Is this a phenomenon only for Mac users? Or is this something that others have experienced as well?

Feedback is appreciated.

My Computer Specs

I’m a mac user. Always have been and probably will be for a long time. You could call me a Macanista. Why does this matter? Well Berry Singh, posted another meme and I decided to participate for the first time. Also, I wanted to do blog about more than just fashion and magazines. Even if I love them with a passion. 

So here goes: 

  1. Share any of your computer specs (video card, memory, etc..): I just bought a new computer in July 2014. It’s the first one I’ve bought in some time. It has a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB memory (planning to upgrade this eventually), wireless magic mouse and keyboard and runs OS X 10.9.4 (Maverick). I use the built in mic with my Skull Candy headphones for chatting and plug in my Wacom intuos4 Tablet to do work in my CS6 Master Suite (I got it for my job as page designer, trust me I couldn’t afford to buy it myself).
  2. Which viewer do you use most often? – I use Firestorm for most of my daily usage but I use the main viewer for all my video and photography work. Why? It’s because the other viewers just don’t render as well visual on a Mac then the official viewer.
  3. What is your FPS (Frames Per Second) when you have your graphics on ultra? I imagine my frame is probably in the 70-90 range. I’ve never actually checked. But I’ll update this question the next time I does some photography. 
  4. How often does Second Life crash for you? Is it usually just a viewer crash or your whole system crashes? What are you usually doing at the moment of the crash? I’ve had pretty good luck with not crashing too much. It’s occasional. I’ve been able to run Photoshop and SL at the same time. Now with my new computer I can have more things open at once.  
  5. Do you know of any tips or tricks in the settings that would improve performance? If you’re a Mac user make sure certain key features enabled like RenderAppleUseMultGL and HTTP Textures. Also I keep my draw distance down and go no higher than 128 usually. BlackOpal Designs actually has great post about it and I’ve definitely improved my over SL experience with some of their types. You can check it out here.

I may be a part of the minority in terms of Mac users in SL but I thought I’d put it out there. Well now you know all about my computer and a little more about me. 

Till next time!

staff
I had the chance to meet this wonderful man many years during a baseball game, while I was working at AT&T Park. He was polite, funny and very kind. I was very sad when I learned about his passing.
I’ve lost someone close to me in a similar way and it’s hard to understand the grief and the emotions the family is feeling. My heart goes out to the Williams family. 
It felt only right for me to reblog this wonderful note from the Tumblr staff. Just remember, if you’re going through a hard time, there is help in RL and in SL.  
staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.
Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.
And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too. 

I had the chance to meet this wonderful man many years during a baseball game, while I was working at AT&T Park. He was polite, funny and very kind. I was very sad when I learned about his passing.

I’ve lost someone close to me in a similar way and it’s hard to understand the grief and the emotions the family is feeling. My heart goes out to the Williams family. 

It felt only right for me to reblog this wonderful note from the Tumblr staff. Just remember, if you’re going through a hard time, there is help in RL and in SL.  

staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.

Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.

And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too.