Saturday, January 28, 2012

SecondLife : The Ability To Read Old Log Files : One Of The Reasons I Will Never Ever Use Any SL Viewer Other Than Phoenix or FireStorm !

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know, back ages ago when the now dear departed Jack Linden introduced the Grand Idea of User and Display Names.

   Many of us within the inner circle, expressed quite a few objections not to include the ability to read the legacy format Logg's. And to do this within the server code was a quite trivial matter. You see the older code dealt with your SecondLife logs in this format ( FirstName_LastName ) the new format handeled it this way ( FirstName.LastLame ) ( notice the dot instead of the underscore ) Then things got really crazy. The elimination of last names alltogether.

     Unfortunately all of this fell upon deaf ears, and we now have this horrendous mess. It has not only screwed up SL Market Place, and In Wold merchants Spreadsheets. And personally caused me numerous in-world problems with people constantly changing there names every week ( I usually tell them to go jump in the lake )

     OK this brings me to the point I am trying to make, I have old colleagues here in SL that helped to draft the initial Hyper Grid jumping standards. As a matter of fact I was among the group that made the original jump from SL to the IBM grid several years ago.

    There is nothing that infuriates me more than the inability to read an old colleagues and mines last IM Chats from, let's say 3 years ago, with out have to open a separate text editor and waste un-needless time trying to recall our last conversation.

     The only TPV that has addressed this issue is the Phoenix FireStorm Team.
      As a matter of fact they have also included ( in the upcoming release ) the ability to open a separate external text editor with a single click of your mouse.

    I think it is about time for the Lab to address several issues with V3, but I doubt that will happen. New users will usually be introduced into SL with a Half Backed Crappy User Interface, until they happen to meet someone nice enough to point them toward one of the superior TPV alternatives.

    No wonder they can't retain new customers.

JayR Cela :(


NiranV Dean said...

btw you have to open your logs from 3 years ago with an Editor anyway ... except Phoenix/Firestorm also has a History Browser

JayR Cela said...

Again there my friend,

Everyone has different things and goals we wish to accomplish in a Virtual World, yours happens to be photography and machinima.

My goals are to retain and maintain relationships and build.

therefore FireStorm suits me the best of all the currently available viewers out there.

JayR Cela :_)