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I write about Second Life, both its pluses and minuses. I sometimes write about Social Media, or Technology, or ideas that just need to be written out. As always, feel free to comment on any post you find within (that is still within the comment time limit).

When Hearts Are Broken

December 30, 2017 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity 

Second Life™ is a world of amazing things. Amazing sights, imagination and creativity. But among the most important amazing things Second Life™ provides are the lives we encounter and the loves we find. Eight years ago, one such love began when Jessica Bonnin walked her avatar into the rental office of Jim Cornwell. At that very moment, Jim knew he had met the woman that would complete his life and become his wedded love. Sadly on December 27th, 2017 that love ended suddenly and unexpectedly.

Ocean Apart – Worlds Together

Jim and Jessica lived on separate continents. Jim in the USA, Jessica in the UK. But with the magic of Second Life™, they were able to spend nearly every day together as if the physical distance between them was no more than the distance from desk chair to keyboard. They lived in each other’s lives as much as they could, each and every day. Seldom was one seen without the other nearby. They were inseparable.

After many months of planning, Jim was able to arrange a one month visit to Jessica’s home. He arrived just before Christmas 2017. They had a whole month’s worth of time together planned. Life was wonderful, family was around and with them, they had everything to look forward to. They were even finalizing the last details in the quagmire of bureaucracy needed to move Jessica to the United States to live with Jim forever.

A Dream Dinner Out

One of Jessica’s desires was to spend an evening dining at the restaurant Dan le Noir. An eclectic establishment where diners are in pitch darkness. Their meal was wonderful, everything they had hoped it would be. But just after the last morsels were consumed, as they anticipated the arrival of the waiter to escort them to their ride, Jessica suddenly collapsed … and never rose again.

Paramedics worked desperately for an hour and a half as Jim stood by, breathless and unbelieving. Terrified, devastated, watching as his love and soul lay dying on the floor. Graciously the doctors said that she passed without pain and without suffering. But death, sudden and unexpected as this, is never painless for those left behind.

The Lives She Loved

In addition to Jim, Jessica leaves behind three children ages 25, 22 and 18. Her coworkers and the company she worked for have graciously provided for her funeral services and will be contributing to the support of her children. Jim, along with his sister, will be returning to the USA at the end of their original visit near the end of January 2018.

I am one of the many 100’s of lives that Jessica touched in Second Life™. If you knew Jessica, if you know Jim, please feel free to add your recollection and comments to this post. Jim will be reading your words and I am sure every word will be of comfort to him.

A Teleporter for Rental Beam

November 20, 2017 by · Comments Off on A Teleporter for Rental Beam
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, New Products 

In-Region Teleporter

Rental Beam connects Land Rental businesses to prospective tenants. In-world Vendors and live web page listings advertise vacancies and attract customers. But sometimes getting customers to the rentals is difficult. The Rental Beam In-Region Teleporter Add-In is the perfect solution to one of the trickier situations.

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Rebirth of the DGP4SL Teleporter Store

November 11, 2017 by · Comments Off on Rebirth of the DGP4SL Teleporter Store
Filed under: DGP4SL Info 

DGP4SL Teleporter Store Lower Store

Some time ago an unplanned event forced the sudden closure of the DGP4SL Teleporter Store in-world. Various other unplanned events then got in the way of bringing it back to life. Well finally all those pesky interruptions have stayed away long enough that ….

It’s HERE!

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Visit the DGP4SL Store on SL Marketplace

Rental Beam Going Secure and a New Report

September 4, 2017 by · Comments Off on Rental Beam Going Secure and a New Report
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, Technical Info 

Rental Beam Logo with https

Rental Beam is Going Secure

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Updating the Rental Beam Region Listener

September 1, 2017 by · Comments Off on Updating the Rental Beam Region Listener
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Rental Beam Region Listener

Rental Beam Region Listener for CasperLetâ„¢

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Free Upgrade Offer for Rental Beam Users

August 30, 2017 by · Comments Off on Free Upgrade Offer for Rental Beam Users
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It’s time to bring some better technology to Rental Beam

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The Long Awaited Next Post

August 30, 2017 by · Comments Off on The Long Awaited Next Post
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Rental Beam is Moving

March 17, 2017 by · Comments Off on Rental Beam is Moving
Filed under: DGP4SL Info 

After many years in the same location, the Rental Beam in-world store is in the process of moving. Our new location is not ready yet, we are still working on getting things set up. When we have the new location ready to go, we will let you all know where it is and how to get there.

Many thanks to all of our customers. Your loyal patronage and support have made it not only possible but desirable to take on this sudden necessary change.

The Cessation of Niceties – Rental Beam

June 16, 2016 by · Comments Off on The Cessation of Niceties – Rental Beam
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Rental Beam began back in 2011 when I was approached by my Landlord with an idea. He wanted a way to post his available rental properties on his web site. That was the day that Rental Beam was born. Today might very well be the day that it dies. Allow me to explain.

(Legal Stuff: CasperTech, the CasperTech Logo, CasperLet and other related terms are the trademarks and service marks of Casper Warden. There is no relation between myself, my hobby business (DGP4SL) and Casper Warden or any of his business entities or activities.)

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The Math Behind the LindeX

LindeX MathThe recent instability in the LindeX Exchange has caused a lot of people to begin questioning the reasons … and the solutions. But to really understand what is happening and why, first we must understand the Math behind the LindeX. Even though I’m not a trained economist, I do know math. Today’s post will hopefully explain things using math but in a basic manner that doesn’t require a sheepskin and a super-computer to comprehend.

LindeX Basics

The LindeX is a basic “Money Exchange”. That means it lets people exchange one type of money for another. The LindeX specializes in exchanging Linden Dollars for US Dollars. Just like many real-world exchanges, the rate of exchange is subject to many varied influences. Unlike real-world exchanges there is no regulatory agency or body of laws that oversee its operation. In other words, it can go nuts as a result of panic and misinformation, but there is no controlling agency to keep it from going too crazy.

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