The Return of The Vanbeeck Gallery

When I first came to Second Life, almost 8 years ago now, I initially started out owning a gallery presenting my own work from RL.  This quicky blossomed into a very active gallery showing the works of others at the old Cetus Art District.  This was great fun and took a great deal of time.

All the while I took photographs in SL, mainly landscapes, as that was what i shot in RL.  This was mid 2007.  It was about this time that I came across the work of AM Radio.  He was developing quite a following for his depictions of the world around us.

Over a short period of time, I had the opportunity to shoot many images from his builds.

With that in mind – I am pleased to announce the reopening of my gallery.  I have installed a collection of images that I really enjoy from various AM Radio installations.  This collection is strictly for your viewing pleasure.  How can one put a value on the creative work of AM Radio.  Well one word comes to mind which is priceless, but that’s another story.

The Vanbeeck Gallery is open for your viewing pleasure. The limo is here.

The LIMO is corrected.  I goofed and didn’t proofread it before.



7 years and they still haven’t fixed it

Keeping a world like Second Life running has got to be a mind boggling task.  I have appreciation for the behind the scenes skills and work the the Lindens do.

But seriously folks 7 years to fix a problem. SERIOUSLY?

OK Background:  I am a “bouncer” in a club group.  This past Sunday we had to put up with some idiot spamming the chat selling land.  He was ejected.  But because the chat was still open he was able to keep spamming the group.  And from what I heard was doing it in several groups.  I think it was a bot but not sure.

So this lead to a long conversation about idiots in group. If it wasn’t a bot he definitely learned real quick what we thought of him. So later that day – I decided to drop some tweets on @SecondLife @SupportLinden and Ebbe Linden.  I sent 2 tweets.  Can’t seem to find the 2nd one but here is the first.

tweetwithebbeSo much to my surprise, well not really Ebbe Linden is really good at getting back to people (well has been with me anyway) :).

So last night I filled in the Report Bug thing he asked. GAWD I hate that JIRA thingy.  Well thats another story.

So anyway much to my surprise there were three responses on the JIRA

jira activitySo a suggested work around was posted.  That’s cool.  Will keep that in mind next time.  What got me though was today Maestro Linden closed it because its a known issue and duplicates a JIRA already open.  It was really nice of him to include the link.

original JIRAOK there are 3 interesting things to see on this image – look at the top on the left – its number is 32.  First sign that its been around for some time, next thing you should notice is the created date on the right – the 28th of February 2007 and just below it last triaged 14th of Feb 2011.  SERIOUSLY.

If you are inclined to vote on JIRA topics please vote on this one.  I seriously can not believe this has been a known issue for so long and its not fixed.  The last time any conversation was on the issue was in 2012.  This is one of the reasons I gave up on JIRA.  It seemed that things never got fixed. So why bother filling out the form. To only need lots of votes on it for it to get any attention.

So LL – fix this please at the same time you fix the LAG issue in group chats.  Yeah – that’s still here.

Thats all for now.


The Greek Isle Gatch Event

The Stuff Gang and Designers are at it again. The Greek Isle Gatcha event features a wide selection of designers from all the stuff groups.  The event runs Aug 1 through Aug 31.  Here is your ride.   OMG – its time for Gatcha crack (grins).  I can’t count how many are here but there are mens, womens, and homestuff designers and gatcha machines everywhere you look.

I got in on opening day and scored 2 of 3 rares Black Label Menswear.  This line has been one of my favorites for sometime.  They were the first mesh designers that I found that really understood how to fit the larger male avi.

The BLM gatcha has 9 nicely done shirts and sweaters in the common category and 3 items listed as rare.  As I said I got lucky and scored the suit and the leather coat.

The suit I am wearing is part of BLM VersaSuit system, consisting of 10 suit colors, 50 shirts and 220 ties.  You can buy one suit, then pick up add-on HUDs to increase your shirt and tie options.

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Until next time – Daddybear out.


The suit – BLM VersaSuit VS I am wearing L pants and XL Coat/Shirt.  Available at Greek Isle Gatcha. The event runs through the 31st of August.

Hair – Clipper Cuts – Sebastian – Grey – by Jaryth’s Barber Shop

Glasses – primOptic Fifty Glasses

Pose – from my Akeyo TrueMan hud

Watch – Oil Rubbed Bronze Chronos Watch by Culture Fine Jewelry

Ring – .:L&B:. (C) (M) Plati “Celtic Soul Mate” Wedding Band v1

Location – The Vanbeeck Gallery – Lionheart Nala