first things first – it’s Queen Victoria’s birthday – a time to reflect over how much better off the world was when the sun never set on the British Empire. we’ve never forgotten that in Canada and love being in the Commonwealth. but . . . that’s easier for us to do because we don’t pay any taxes to the Crown and our independence did not involve any battles – Canadians are a very polite bunch! plus it’s darn cold in Canada (not like Bermuda) and we didn’t have awesome food (like India) so the Crown really didn’t care too much about us! =p
three cheers for Queen Victoria - hip hip (you say hooray)
alright, now that the perfunctory duty of a true loyal Canadian has been performed (but it’s out of fear that Queen Elizabeth does have the legal power to behead me – hey, i might be an avatar but i am fond of my head – and shush on your comment about liking my head DreamWalker!!!)
on to a real topic and what to talk about on the third year anniversary of my one year commitment to have a blog post up every day! wow, i know i can be OCD but really? three years? gee, i need help (send prozac, zoloft, or good old-fashioned valium!) =D
my little brain was going nuts thinking it needs to be some hard hitting post with some awesome tip that no one knows about but screw that! i like rambling on and on about my virtual world journey and through that, sometimes there’s some handy info or at least it inspires some to be more confident (if Ener can do it, then any idiot can!) =p
here’s my exciting topic (exciting to me!): Kitely! *record scratch – huh?*
Ilan at Kitely is a good friend of the blog (Oren chimes in a little, but maybe a tiny loud pink-haired girl scares him off?) and has been wanting me to try Kitely out but i did not have a need yet. the first stumbling block, with Kitely, for me was the facebook login dealio. i’ll always be Ener Hax (for the foreseeable future) so that locked me out, but last year that all changed and Kitely added twitter and their own named accounts. there was a huge value to only use social network logins because it eliminates the account management headache but Kitely implemented the most flexible solution possible (kudos for that very pro-customer move) =)
secondly, Kitely doesn’t yet support multi-region worlds which is what Enclave Harbour is. if they did, i’d be all over them! (run, Oren, run!) =D
so . . . while i love the Kitely model and sincerely believe they have a phenomenal product that is ideal for so many uses, my needs simply didn’t mesh with their service. i was a sad Ener =(
until today! the heck with Queen Victoria, it feels like my birthday!
when checking my email this morning, i had a note asking what i thought about Kitely for doing some eLearning video
last month i trashed subQuark’s hotel film set that he had been using for a work project (below). his project had been on indefinite hold and we needed the sim for a nuclear power plant (and the new crane that i <3) and also as a new home for the ab fab Haxor Lunar Lounge! (thongs available at our CafePress shop – w00t!) o_O
his project is starting back up and i’ll be using Kitely soon to help him out (i kept the OAR before going nuclear). this might be a great solution for him, and other corporate eLearning developers, and once it’s set up, a quick machinima test will let us know!
hide, Oren, hide! and Happy birthday Queen Victoria! =)