Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Is it just me or is the grid extra crashy today? I spent this weekend upgrading my graphics card from the Nvidia GTX 260 to GTX 570. I had shadows before, and pretty stellar graphics but I guess, I wanted flawless shadows, and even better graphics? Can’t say I notice a huge difference, so I guess I’m just a sucky photographer, LOL!

I guess I’ll keep working on my in-world photography, but for now… *pulls hair out* my patience is extremely tested when I try to do photos anywhere other than on a platform in the sky.

For example, today I went to “the laggiest sim in SL” — aka LULA (Sorry Lula, you are beautiful, but people on Plurk all say you’re laggy) and within minutes of being there, someone begged for money, and also I crashed a thousand times.

So, I went to the Malt sim, to snap the pictures above.

G-Field released so many new pieces this weekend as well, I’ve been dying to try them on! I bought this Baby Pink Maxi skirt and matching PuffSleeve top — so sexy. I don’t normally wear long skirts, but this one is amazing on, and it also matches my new Sissy Crown from Donna Flora.

What I’m Wearing:

Elikatira – Me (Blonde 05)
G-Field – Puff Sleeve Top (Baby Pink/Flower)
G-Field – Maxi Skirt (Baby Pink/Flower)
G-Field – Flower Pumps “Eve” White
Donna Flora – Sissy Crown (Pink)
NODe – Umbrella_v2_NO8

Posted by gogo

Gogo is a leading fashion and decor blogger of Second Life. Focusing on what's new and now, her honest take on what she sees and buys is the quintessential voice of the consumer.


  1. Well you know upgrading actually can hurt you depending on ur system when playing. Newer isn’t always better in this case. Speaking as a girl who loves taking good SL photo’s…I have updated before but unfortunately I had to redo my entire system because after I updated SL was buggy slow and I wasn’t able to use shadows. It’s got an old card but I can go through sl with shadows on AND it takes steller photos…haha so who knows. They’re like people sometimes…computers…they tend to throw hissy fits!

  2. Hey Gogo, I don’t know which viewer you’re using, but I’ve heard a *lot* of people say they use Kirsten’s Viewer for taking photos. Supposedly it’s the best for shadows. I’ve yet to actually try it myself. I use the regular 2.0 viewer and as soon as I turn on FBO and shadows my FPS drops significantly.

    One thing I do that gives me better performance/graphics is to set up the nVidia control panel to override the in-world settings for anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering.

    • I’m using SL 2.0! When I tried Kirstens before, there was something irritating about that viewer. Plus, I can get the Pink Starlight skin on 2.0 🙂

  3. Lula is lagtastic I always freeze up there…but I LOVE the sim, it has such a cozy athmosphere.
    I heart your crown although it’s pink 😀 (G*field also send out a groupgift maxiskirt with matching puffsleevetop via subscribe-o-matic)

  4. wow you made a great jump for gtx 570. I have a gtx 470 and i’m pretty happy, although there is many factors that help have a good performance with shadows, my internet isn’t good, then I suffer with lag a lot, specially when SL doesn’t cooperates.
    and btw I loved this crown

  5. It’s not only Lula, the body co. shop (although the sim has only like 2000 prims) lags as (unusually and unprecedented) bad as Lula. Therefor i start to suspect Emma’s sales-management-script system to be the source of this lag-inferno.

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