Welcome to Ozland

New Ozland is a group of residential sims, formerly on Second Life, now on Inworldz. We have Boating, Mermaids, Games, Dancing, a Ballroom, Freebies, Shopping, Sky Villages and more. Our kingdom has them all. We are Family here! Come join our Family. Visit us and see if we have any available land so you can join the family.

OZLAND CALENDAR

Events Key: Click place for an SLURL

 OZLAND Cat Inn = OZLAND Cat Inn

21 November 2009

New Sim for OZLAND - December 2009

Look on Real Estate Site for News on the New Sim

02 October 2009

HALLO-GIVING TREASURE HUNT in OZLAND

Fall in OZLAND is fast approaching and the leaves have started to fall...Come look for FALL LEAVES in our 2 sim Sky Village... an ALL DAY TREASURE HUNT EVENT ... October and November!!!

This hunt is dedicated to HALLOWEEN and THANKSGIVING and 20+ LEAVES are scattered high and low along the yellow brick road of our 2 Sky Villages at 300m.. some are along/on the road.. but some have blown into the stores. Be sure to check every store... some of our resident shoppe owners have hidden a leaf or two or three in their stores also... winks...

All LEAVES have gifts in them... MOST have gifts made BRAND NEW for this hunt only! You will find... Costumes...Avatars...Clothes for Halloween AND a Cornocopia of items for Thanksgiving too.

Just TOUCH each leaf you find and BUY for $0L. Feel free to stay and enjoy what our sims at 300m AND ground level. OZLAND offers... fishing.. boating... surfing... games... shopping... etc... BUT... please be respectful of our residents homes.

We have events 4 times a week. Look for the Subscribomatic kiosks to join our OZLAND HAPPENINGS & BALLROOM Group :)

Lou Mannock - OZLAND Artist for October 2009

Make sure to visit the OZLAND Art Gallery this month and see Lou's work and collect his free gift.

Lou Mannock

04 August 2009

SIZZLIN' SUMMER SUN TREASURE HUNT in OZLAND

SIZZLIN' SUMMER SUN TREASURE HUNT in OZLAND

Summer in OZLAND is sizzlin'...Come look for SIZZLIN' SUMMER SUNs in our 2 sim Sky Village... an ALL DAY TREASURE HUNT EVENT ... August and September!!!

20+ suns are scattered high and low along the yellow brick road of our 2 Sky Villages at 300m.. some are along/on the road.. but some have shined their way into the stores. Be sure to check every store... some of our resident shoppe owners have hidden a sun or two in their stores too... winks... All suns have gifts in them... MOST have gifts made BRAND NEW for this hunt only!

Just TOUCH each sun you find and BUY for $0L.

Feel free to stay and enjoy what our sims, at 300m and ground level. OZLAND offers... fishing.. boating... surfing... games... shopping... etc... BUT... please be respectful of our residents homes.

We have events 4 times a week. Look for the Subscribomatic kiosks to join our OZLAND HAPPENINGS and BALLROOM Group :))

02 July 2009

CHRISTMAS IN JULY TREASURE HUNT IN OZLAND

During the month of July... come check out OZLAND sims... We have prime land for sale, in the BEST kingdom in SL (just ask our residents :) Whilst in OZLAND see if you can find all 30 Christmas Trees on our plots for sale. (Check your SL map... make sure LAND FOR SALE is checked)

There are presents in MOST of the Christmas Trees (but not all). Just right click and BUY the contents of the tree for 0L$. If you want to take a scenic tour around the waters of our 6 OZLAND sims there is a canoe rezzer by the Cat Inn Pub Dock (what a fun way to hunt for christmas trees :)

OZLAND is a magical place to live... We are family here :) Come say hi.. maybe even join our family... winks See you soon.. hugssssssssssssss Queen Llola and King Sven

Josina Burgess, OZLANDs Artist of the Month for July 2009

Josina Burgess, OZLANDs Artist of the Month for July, has studied at Famous Artists Schools in America then decided to become a ...singer.. (see the OZLAND Art Blog for more)

Check out the OZLAND Gallery, grab the FREE outfits that Josina has made especially for this exhibit, and enjoy her most unusual artwork!

01 June 2009

Alba2 Rossini Tarot Art Exhibit in OZLAND




Please see details of our Visiting Artist for June in our OZLAND Art Blog

25 April 2009

Scripted Objects in OZLAND

Dear OZLAND Resident

So that we can keep OZLAND and all it sims running smoothly we regularly look at the amount of script time being used . We need your help and co-operation to make sure this does not become problem and cause lag.

You will all know that there are limits to the number of prims you can rez on your land depending on how many square metres of land you own. What you may not know is that there is also a limit on the amount of script time that the sim can handle. Here is the science bit. If you want to read it please do. If not, read the 'Actions' section below.

THE SCIENCE BIT (and this is simplified!) (updated 10 May 09)

All SL sims try to run at 45 frames per second. Within that 1/45th of a second (about 22 milliseconds) the sim server has to carry out all the calculations and data transfer it needs to send an update to your SL browser. Things like data transfer to neighbouring sims, finding out if you are standing on something, knowing who is where, knowing what you can see from where you are all take priority and are done first. In any time left the sim runs the scripts that make things work like vehicles, pets, pose balls, TVs, radios, security devices, games, HUD attachments .... anything that interacts with avatars or other objects.

For a main sim (like OZLAND or OZLAND SW) this means that if total script time is greater than about 18 milliseconds something has to be left out as there is not enough time to carry out all the script actions. On a Homestead sim (because they share time with other sims) the script time cannot be more than 4 milliseconds before this happens.

What happens is that some scripts don't run within the sims time frame and have to wait their chance to run in the next, or the next, or the next. The more script time that is required the worse it gets. Even if script time goes only slightly above what the sim can handle existing scripts run even slower and the server has to drastically drop the number of frames per second it can run and there is major sim lag.

Unfortunately only Estate Managers can see how much script time anyone is using. It would be easier if you could monitor your own script time but Linden Lab do not see this as a priority. On mainland with this problem the Lindens just visit and return high script time objects without warning. They are looking at limiting the amount of memory that scripted objects can use based on plot size, that is not a very good solution but is a step forward, some scripts only use a very small amount of time other (often older scripts) can use a lot of time. If Linden Lab do implement scripted object limits we will let you know.

ACTIONS

1) Llola and I will be looking at script time usage on all the OZLAND sims every week. We know you cannot see what script time each of your objects uses and this will be a learning experience for all of us so please do not be offended if we contact you about possible problems. If there are urgent problems that severely impact on the sims performance we may disable scripts in a particular object before we contact you - for most objects it is a simple process to restart them later to see if there is a continuing problem.

2) We are going to set values for fair shares of script time for parcel owners - these will have to be shared with your partners/tenants/friends etc. - the numbers below allow a small overhead for avatar script time across the sims.

Per 512 sqm owned on Main sims (Ozland and Ozland SW) - 0.25 milliseconds
(so 0.5ms for a 1024, 0.75ms for a 1536, 1.0ms for a 2048 and so on)

Per small island owned on Homestead Sims - 1.0 ms
Per large island owned on Homestead Sims - 2.0 ms

3) If you are using more than your fair share of script time we will let you know and see if we can help reduce it.

4) We can now also see avatar script times relating to attachments - these vary a lot depending on the attachments you are wearing - we cannot see details of these but we will inform people whose script times are well above normal.

5) We ask all residents to carefully consider what scripted objects they need rezzed or running all the time. Some objects, furniture and pets have a stop or sleep mode that can be selected. Vehicles can be rezzed as needed and not left parked (that will save you prims too). Security devices and scanners only need to be on when you are in residence - no one can steal or damage your property in SL. If you have scripted objects made before mid 2008 then you may be able to recompile them in Mono which can run faster and therefore use less script time, but this is not always possible.

Thank you all in advance. Working together we can keep OZLAND a lag free area for all to enjoy.

Hugs
Sven and Llola

24 April 2009

Calling SL Artists and Art Lovers

Our new Gallery in OZLAND SW will feature a new Artist each month.
Until the end of May enjoy the fractal art of Spiral Silverstar.
Artists wishing to exhibit should Contact Sven or Llola.

16 March 2009

Donations to KWF - Dutch Cancer Society

During Annemaria and Liz's celebrations last Friday (13th) donation posters for
KWF Kankerbestrijding , the Dutch Cancer Society were placed round the ballroom, these together with donations made via Liz raised around €150 (euros) [$194 USD] towards this deserving charity.

There may have also been donations direct to KWF through their website and if you missed out on the day you can donate there now.

Annemaria and Liz wish to thank all who donated and for helping them celebrate their special day.

11 February 2009

OZLAND HAPPENINGS

Hi Everyone...
You can see on the map we have land for sale from residents leaving. We wish Stella, Zen, Gwenyth, Landen, and Gamp well in their SL journeys. If you know of anyone who needs a home, please let them know we have land for sale. See the plots for prices.
The 4 homestead SIMS main intans are located on the center park of each sim. I have separated the land by the intans for intimate dancing. N/S have Ballroom Glitz and W/E have Martini in Morning playing for ALL to enjoy. Hugsss
Queen Llola

08 January 2009

Updates to Blog

We are adding a copy of the latest Covenant and also the Automated PayPal Tier Payment system to the blog pages. This will make it easier to maintain them.

01 January 2009

Happy 2009

Happy New Year fellow OZLANDISHERS :)

With the new year come some changes to OZLAND. This note is to let you know some of the changes and our plans for OZLAND in 2009.

First ... Rozie and Joe have moved from OZLAND... We wish them well in the new year... they plan on visiting often... Their island is available to anyone who wants it for $0L from Joe for the next 3 days, until his tier runs out. It is the larger island in the EAST... the footprint is 64m x 64m with a 256 sqm boat rez area... The tier is 4240L week. Please let Sven or I know if you are interested.. or if you know of anyone interested in some land in OZLAND.

Next... Sven and I will be updating the tier mugs with the new prices on Sunday and Monday... With the new price increase from Linden Labs I will be taking a pay cut... Your continued support at Events is appreicated and will help me buy more things for OZLAND (i.e. dances for the Intan.. etc.) Please try and keep your tier mugs in the plus... also... DID YOU KNOW???? That anyone can pay your tier for you??? Yes... they can.. if you have renters or a partner and you are away...etc... they can pay your tier for you in weekly increments. Just click the tier mug and PAY... Tier mugs will accept payments up to 12 weeks in advance.

And lastly... our plans for the future of OZLAND... Over the next few months Sven and I will be looking for HOMESTEAD Open Space Sims to purchase from other SL residents who don't want them anymore... We would like to add sims to the 4 corners if possible...We would like them to be 1 or 2 owner sims... with the same covenant for OZLAND applying... i.e... no banlines... sims will have to be half water... no businesses... etc.. We have no future plans at this time to go bigger than 9 sims for OZLAND... but you never know... winks.. If you are interested (or know someone interested) in purchasing a whole sim... Please let Sven or I know.

In conclusion... We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2009.. and we are thankful to have you in our family... hugsssssssssssssss

Queen Llola and King Sven

What is a small business

We talk about 'small business' in the OZLAND Covenant. Below are some examples of what may be acceptable.

a) Photography Studios or other personal services where there will be normally no more than 1 or 2 clients present with the owner at any time.

b) Small shops selling 'Non-Adult' items using non-scripted Buy and/or no more than 5 scripted vendors per 512 plot. [Some scripted and networked vendors use considerable script time and you may have to restrict use of other scripted objects on your land]

c) Small gaming establishments using systems complying with Linden TOS and legal requirements in USA. Again these should be normally cater for no more than 1 or 2 clients at a time. We will look carefully at script time usage for this kind of business.