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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).

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
Filed under: DGP4SL Info 


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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The LindeX Roller-Coaster

LindeX - Declining Linden Dollar“Holy Smoke! What have they done to the LindeX?”

Over the past few weeks, the value of the Linden Dollar has plummeted. There are lots of reasons suggested for this precipitous change. Today we’ll discuss some of my favorite theories. And I promise, you won’t need your Tin Foil Hat .. much.

Before we start let’s review some LindeX™ basics.

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A Word to hippoRENT Users

May 19, 2016 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, Technical Info 

hippoRENT - Hippo Technologies LogoI have put off writing this post for a long time now, but it’s finally reached the point where I feel I must. It gives me no great pleasure to write it either, but sometimes I just have to say what I think. Today’s post is exactly that, me finally saying what I feel needs to be said. To put it bluntly … if you are using the hippoRENT Rental Management System then it’s time to find something else.

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The Best Rental Vendor – Multi-Vendor for Rental Beam

May 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on The Best Rental Vendor – Multi-Vendor for Rental Beam
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, New Products 

The Rental Vendor is the most important method of showing off your Available Land Rentals. But finding the right Vendor has always been a difficult choice. At least it was difficult until now. Today we introduce the Multi-Vendor family of Rental Vendors designed exclusively for Land Rentals in Second Life.

6-Panel Spider Rental Vendor

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Spider Catcher Returns

March 27, 2016 by · Comments Off on Spider Catcher Returns
Filed under: DGP4SL Info, New Products, SL In-World Search 

It’s been gone a long time, but finally the DGP4SL Spider Catcher returns. And now it’s ready to work with V2 of Second Life’s In-World Search.

Spider Catcher V2

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Copyright Law and Second Life

March 2, 2016 by · Comments Off on Copyright Law and Second Life
Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity, Linden Lab and Second Life, SL Marketplace 

It’s no big secret that there are literally thousands of items for sale in Second Life™ that violate Copyright Law. When Mesh was added to the platform, the sudden flood of copied and otherwise ill-gotten items virtually exploded. For their part, Linden Lab has tried to keep a lid on things, but the attitude of most people using Second Life seems to be one of “everyone else is doing it.” To say it makes LL’s job harder is a gross understatement.

Today’s post comes about as a result of an interesting conversation I had with a fellow SL Resident about their intentions and opinions on Copyright Law. It was a follow-up of sorts to a post they made on the SL Forums asking for someone to help them break the law .. and my response to their post.

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Rental Beam – Busting at the Seams

February 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Rental Beam – Busting at the Seams
Filed under: DGP4SL Info 

Rental Beam at SLM

Rental Beam has become one of our most popular products. As a result, we’ve had to make some important changes. We’ve also got a number of updates and improvements planned. Today I’ll discuss what happened, what has changed, and what you can expect to see coming in the near future.

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Project FaceSanBookSar

January 8, 2016 by · Comments Off on Project FaceSanBookSar
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life, Project Sansar 


I spoke before about the two very different platform models embodied by Facebook and WordPress. Today’s post will take the Facebook perspective, present theories of how a Virtual Reality platform could be built using that model, then finish up by discussing the possible outcomes. I call it “Project FaceSanBookSar.”

It’s important to note that this post is also one of my “conjecture” essays. That means I have no insider knowledge or information, I just have a lifetime’s worth of experience doing stuff like this. Okay, disclaimer out of the way … let’s begin.

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