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     Man oh man has it been a fun few weeks. After I became DJ for Kicking Country, the sim owner decided to change the layout of the sim(which I was cool with) putting down 24 shops people count rent. Then decided to remove the race track on Xanadu Lake and put down an additional 24 shops people could rent. In the midst of that, the sim owner put Kicking Country in the middle of Xanadu Lake and gave me the center of Xanadu Plaza where I put up a Furry/Neko Welcome center with an additional club upstairs.
     Scrapping wise I could swear the summer brings out everyone who wants to get rid of stuff but doesn't want to lift a finger to deliver it or work with you. That and everyone wants to get rid of their CDs. Was also recently told that Best Buy has decided to stop taking CRTs for free, which I knew would happen sooner or later as Best Buy's in the market to make money. Doesn't matter to me as I don't accept CRTs no matter how good, how bad, or how many of them you have. Was talking to Upstate Shredding's staff about things and found out that some big shot from Canada came down and underhandedly bought Metallico, even though Ben had the majority shares. A lawsuit against this company was launched and they settled that this company would stay owner of Metallico but Ben would be allowed to keep his shares. Either way it made the stock price jump to over $10/share.
     Also learned Roth Steele was purchased by the city of Syracuse this past week. Their going to spend the money required to cleanup the mess Roth left behind and use the land for the Destiny USA Project that was proposed 5 years ago. I personally would love to see the project completed, as the setup looks nice(saw an overview image once). Also this week a company stepped in to save Great Northern Mall(which is good) and their going to try and bring the mall back to it's former glory so the business partner from the previous company can get paid(something like 65mil).

Fun stuff.
Stay Frosty Everyone,
Matt

Yep It's Official...

Yep I'm a DJ in InWorldz, and my in-world daughter Sage is my host. I'd give away who she is in real life but she'd kill me so enjoy this picture of the club instead. My set's will be every friday from 7-9pm PST and if you can't make it in-world, we'll be using the FOUSE Radio stream so you can take the stream on the go or listen on your pc.

-Matt

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The Valleys has a Home

    Been thinking long and hard since coming to InWorldz about how to best transfer over what the Fur Valleys is and what it means. My interpretation of the valleys is a collection of sims named after a animal with the name valley after it to provide a place for furs to do what they do best. If you look back into the history of the valleys, it started with one sim in the Chung Estates of SL and became it's own sim after disagreements. Since renting a fairly large parcel from Calia Estates, I decided to wonder over to their main office and discovered the sim I rent on is apart of a set of sailable sims right off the mainland called The Crystal Sea. This is a collection of 55 sims right off the Eastern part of the Mainland. I see this as the opportunity the valleys has been looking for.

    The idea would be to raise enough IZ to buy up the sims but keep them in the Calia Estates and have then renamed after an animal, and thereby renaming The Crystal Sea to The Fur Valleys. This would look good on both parties because it would show that Calia Estates is Fur/Neko friendly, and would provide a home for the valleys. Now comes the fun part: raising IZ to make it happen. By looking at the rental boards, it would take 192,000IZ to rent out a sim per month(roughly $350/mo). The valleys would start on Jersey and once that sim is rented out and becomes sustainable, I'd move on to Glenan as Crystal Pass is non-livable but is sailable. I don't expect anyone to jump on board with this unless their willing to toss cash at this to create a community. I believe the road's been pained, -Matt
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Home Sweet Home

After a talk with the wife, we decided to put some money down on a parcel in InWorldz. For those that come from Second Life or grids like it, this is worth it. Parcel's a 16,368m2 w/11,239 prims for $20/mo. Even started work on a cabin(yes, that's a mesh cabin). Cabin weighs in at 51 LI which isn't that bad when you have 11,000+ prims to play with lol.
  
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Etsy, Ebay and the fiasco's the ensue

    Decided to stop by the Scrap Metal Forum and wee what everyone was up to and nothing's changed. A few new people, a yard sale or two, and a bunch learning from their mistakes(which is always good). It reminded me of a similar set of issues I ran into. The first was in January. Ebay had seperated from Paypal which was good because the Paypal service has gotten better in releasing tools and stuff for merchants. I had attempted to reopen my consignment shop after getting all my fees paid off and was presented with a kind message from Ebay that my account was suspended from a conflict of interest. When I called to find out what was up, the person who didn't sound like they knew what they were talking about to being with, said that they added a clause to their rules that forbid consignment shops that conflict with their own consignment service. I proceeded to explain that this clause wasn't in their rules anywhere and the person hung up on me. I was like wtf and called back only to be prompted with a "you're number has been blocked from Ebay support". I didn't think anyone could do that, but lo and behold, it happened so - my consignment business has been effectively been put out of business.

    The second part to this story was this past March I enlisted with Etsy to sell the guitar picks i'd upcycled since my folks sent me a pick punch for Christmas. Things were going good, people were buying the picks and fees were taken care of until I received a notice from Etsy that they were raising their fees and were now going to tax all sales coming and going(poor business model imo). So I took my store down and am no over on Bonanza(which is where I was to begin with). I think I'm going to stay there unless something else happens. I swear, it's like 2016's become a continuation of 2015 in terms of business' fucking customers over and becoming overly offended. I've been staying off Facebook because of that crap.

    In the meantime, how about this snow in April, ae? lol. Snow is the indicator to stay indoors and away from the idiots that don't know how to drive(like the asian that was in the right lane about to turn right and decided to veer over into my lane, almost bumping me off the road. I honked and he gave me a blank stair like "what are you honking at"). I haven't fully given up E-Scrapping. The office is still a mess with towers and boxes but haven't had a chance to get things in order or bring in new inventory. It'd be nice to get sold what i've got which is what Ebay was for, but at this rate I may have to make another Bonanza store and sell what I've got on there. I feel cheated doing it that way but I feel I have no other choice. There was another auction site that I was apart of that I might look back into that was similar to Ebay but not as stickish.

-Matt
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