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365 days of SL, day 154

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Aug. 15th, 2012 | 12:28 pm

365 days of SL, day 154:


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You may have to increase the contrast in your work environment to properly see today's screenshot.

Did that? Good. :) As you can see now, the above shot shows SL's logo, the hand-with-eye (hey, at least it's not a pyramid), embedded in the ocean. I came across this on the map a while ago and took a note to check it out later on:

It's relatively common to put things (usually text) on the map by creating an appropriately-textured skybox build or so, but this one's different: the logo is actually UNDER the sea, created by deep trenches in the ocean floor, as if some giant beast tore open the Earth with its claws there.

Here are two more screenshots to illustrate this:


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I'm hovering above the area where the index and middle finger meet in the first shot; the second one was underwater, looking back down the length of the index finger.

We speculated on why this logo is there in the first place, BTW. My own gut feeling was that (seeing as this is Linden-owned land), it was just due to a Linden, or quite possibly a Mole, having some fun and spicing things up; but moth_wingthane also noted that the sim (Omidyar, found in Sansara) is located pretty much at the center of the world map: so maybe it really is THE center of the map.

It could be; the sim's map coordinates are (1003, 998), and while I don't know the exact size of the entire grid, both numbers are suspiciously close to 1000. If it's not THE center, then it does not seem far-fetched to assume that it is close (and that the entire grid has a size of 2000x2000).

The parcel that this is in is called "Bay of Space Pigs", BTW. I'm suspecting that this is a reference to the Bay of Pigs more than The Space Pigs, but nonetheless, it rather amused me. :)

Location: Omidyar (112, 123, 23) (Bay of Space Pigs)

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty much sold on the idea of it being at the centre :)

And, for all the times I've seen that logo now, it's only just occurred to me that it's a left hand! Yay lefties!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
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It could also be a right hand viewed from above! :P

And yeah, the evidence that it's at least close to the center of the grid is quite convincing at this point, isn't it?

Edited at 2012-08-15 11:18 am (UTC)

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Your image is from above, isn't it? O.o

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Yes, of course — I meant the hand. It's a left hand if you're looking at the palm, but a right hand if you're looking at the back.

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
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Oh yes, I see how you mean now. I assume we're looking at the palm by default.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Aug. 15th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
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*nods* It probably is intended to be viewed that way — having the eye on the palm would make more sense. :)

I didn't find a whole lot of information about where the logo's from, but this page on the SL wiki (the unofficial one on Wikia; like much of it, that page is probably badly outdated) notes that hand-and-eye is a common symbol that's been around for a while, and (more interestingly) that the SL website used to acknowledge that and refer to those. (One imagines that these references were removed at the insistence of the legal department.)

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