Facebook discrimination. It’s stupid, plain and simple. It’s like looking down on someone because they don’t have a smart phone or cable tv (I have neither, by the way). Or not hiring someone because they don’t like your favorite sports team. I would be MORE likely to hire someone who understands the potential dangers of [...]
…or maybe a stylized/cartoonized USB stick with a cute globe (or city or OpenSim logo) on it, to represent SOAS. Not that I don’t like Ener’s logos *swoon!* this is very crude (2 clips arts stuck together), but maybe a stylized version of it: Maybe with a PINK globe ;p
Warning: I dare to revisit here an old subject that people have many opinions on. What is the ONE thing that drives you crazy about Second Life or Open Sim? The one “bug” that really lessens your enjoyment or satisfaction of virtual worlds? I’m tempted to say “Viewer 2+” from Linden Lab. But as [...]
Service Disruptions By “service disruption”, I mean the inability to successfully log in, remain logged in, or perform the basic functions of SL or an OpenSim world, due to circumstances beyond your control. In other words, Suck Time. I am no expert at the inner workings of SL, Reaction Grid, or any OpenSim world. But, [...]
About 1/3 of people claim to be “overwhelmed” by social media. Here are some thoughts on taking control.
Make a simple touch-controlled radio for Open Sim using a single script and your favorite music URLs.
We’ve talked about the awesomeness of cloud computing, but it’s still smart to backup your data locally, in addition to any remote backup. I’m not talking about running OpenSim on a cloud here, but just simple automatic backup of files you can’t afford to lose, and an easy way to access them from any computer. [...]
Recently, some good points have been made by Ener and others concerning tutorials for Open Sim, including: There are already good SL tutorials that are 90% applicable to Open Sim Open Sim is still sort of in beta and therefore a moving target (tutorials would quickly become outdated) Video tutorials take a LOT of time [...]
Review of the relatively new, LL “approved” SINGULARITY viewer for Second Life (and Open Sim). Singularity looks a lot like the old familiar LL viewers, but has TONS of features from other viewers. Welcome back, pie wheel, and hello new cool stuff!
Farmville… SecondLife… OpenSim…Warcraft…Eve Online… Examples of virtual spaces where real people spend real money on… pixels ! Well, not so much in most OpenSim worlds, yet, as many don’t have in-world currency or tons of cool shops…yet. SunnyGirl (InWorldz) and many others are leveling the playing field, though! It’s very awesome that many OpenSims focus [...]
Wandering through all the Twitter twaddle, I sometimes find a gem (other than Ener Hax’s posts, which rock). The BrandReact blog (which I know nothing about, really) had a post that made me think about big businesses, brand loyalty, Linden Lab, Open Sim hosts — and how they treate residents (um, customers). And why peeps [...]
MESH is coming soon! What is Mesh? It’s a way of making very detailed textured objects, instead of more limited prims with “painted on” textures. It’s also known as “polygon mesh” graphics. Think of it as prims or sculpties on steroids. Though the average resident probably won’t be using mesh anytime soon, it’s a great [...]
Some available tips and tweaks that may make Second Life Viewer 2.0 or 2.1 easier to use (especially for us old-timers).
I just caught up on Ener’s latest postings :) I hope the Greenies visit again, maybe on some OpenSim worlds. SL will not be the same without their awesome sim (thank you, Aurora Janus, for showing me the Greenie’s house… somehow I had never heard of it before then). I don’t know the exact reasons [...]
Or is it… “Virtual Dreams and Lucid Worlds” ? Do you find that being in a Open Sim world like Reaction Grid, or Second Life, to be like a waking dream? Have you ever dreamed about your avatar? Have you ever had a lucid dream? Or has a virtual world at least influenced your dream? [...]