It’s been so long I’ve forgetten how to be Sue Baskerville.

Hi folks, I had to use Google to find my blog.

I’m wondering how to make my disabled facebook account into a page.

Right to Vote, Checks and Balances.

The right to vote should never be denied on the basis of being convicted of a crime.   It’s one of those checks and balance things.

Micro-arrays of piezoelectric material

To what uses are micro-arrays of piezoelectric components being put?

Two wrongs don’t make a right but…

Two wrongs don’t make a right but sometimes two “forgets” work out ok.

I just realized I forgot about the water I’d started  boiling for tea an hour ago or so.

Fortunately I also forgot to turn the burner on.  Crisis avoided.

SL Jira VWR-17168 Separate Real World info from SL info in profile tab

I don’t want to see people’s Real Life info unless I deliberately look for it.

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Separate Real World information from Second Life in the profile tab

Move the real world information to its own tab in the resident’s profile. RL information will still be there for those who want to see it but not forced upon those who don’t want to see it. 


SL Jira issue: VWR-23594 – Files deleted by uninstallation should appear in the Recycle Bin or equivalent

I created Jira issue VWR-23594 Files deleted by uninstallation should appear in the Recycle Bin or equivalent

As a user I’d like the files deleted by the uninstallation routine to appear in the Recycle Bin or equivalent OS appropriate place.  Currently they don’t appear in the Recycle Bin; they are deleted permanently, barring the use of special undelete utilities.  Having the deleted files appear in the Recycle Bin or equivalent would mitigate the effects of deletion due to user error during the uninstall process or programming error on LL’s part.

SL users, please vote for this issue and encourage others to do the same.  The chat logs it allowed restoring might be your own!

SL Development Viewer uninstall file deletion bypasses recycle bin

If you run the Second Life Development Viewer “Uninstall”, and at the end of the process it says “There are files left in the SL program folder, would you like to delete them?”, it not only deletes the files in the program folder, it also deletes the files in “Application Data” and “Local Settings, which means it deletes your settings, your entire chat history, any files you have in the “Application Data” SL folder for testing UI skins, and so on, but it deletes the files in such a way as to bypass the recycle bin. I do not like it when programs delete files in such a way as to bypass the recycle bin. I have my OS set to put deleted files in the recycle bin for a reason. Programs mistakenly deleting nearly 7 years of chat records is a good example why. The problem with deleting file other than those in the SL program folder might already be fixed, but I’ll wager that the bypassing the recycle bin problem is not.

After seeing that the files were not in the recycle bin, I tried a system restore to yesterday.   That did not restore the deleted files.

There’s no reason for programs to delete files permanently like SL does.