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  • SoundStudio App Now Available for Download on Mobile Devices!

    What's New
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    Ready to make epic tunes and share them with all your music making friends?Our SoundStudio app is now available for download from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store!Here are links to download the app:iOS: Sound Studio App for iOSAndroid: Sound Studio App for AndroidAfter you've had a chance to make some music – come back and let us know what you think!Waddle on,-Club Penguin Team
  • What *is* Blue?

    Things That Capture My Imagination
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This fascinating post explores the idea that at one time, people saw the world in black and white and that there was no word for the color blue for a long time:In the Odyssey, Homer famously describes the "wine-dark sea." But why "wine-dark" and not deep blue or green?In 1858, a scholar named William Gladstone, who later became the Prime Minister of Great Britain, noticed that this wasn't the only strange color description. Though the poet spends page after page describing the intricate details of clothing, armor, weaponry, facial features, animals, and more, his references to color are…
  • vSphere 6 release date in KB?

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    Gabrie van Zanten
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    Removed by request. Sorry. See full post at: vSphere 6 release date in KB?
  • A Discussion on Online Privacy and Identity for February 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life
    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    This Friday, February 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kathleen Watkins (Serene Jewell in SL) who will present on online identity and privacy. You might use Facebook to log in to other online services, or have heard about #nymwars that focused on online identity, come learn and discuss these topics and how they relate to how you interact (and login) online. About Kathleen / Serene: Kathleen Watkins left a job as a nonprofit administrator in 1995 to become a trainer and developer in the emerging phenomenon known as the world wide web. Two years later she…
  • MMO = Multiple Massacres Online

    Terra Nova
    William Sims Bainbridge
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    There may be much truth in the feeling that many Terra Nova people share, that MMORPGs and the gamer community are evolving into far less interesting forms. Today was the last day for one of the best other blogs about MMORPGs, Massively. The farewells: massively.joystiq.com/ And a commentary from a competitor: www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/feature/9367/The-Free-Zone-A-Sad-Day-For-MMOG-Enthusiasts-Like-Me.html Oh, yes, and SONY is bailing out, too: massively.joystiq.com/2015/02/02/smedley-announces-soe-is-no-more-becomes-daybreak-game-company
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    What's New

  • SoundStudio App Now Available for Download on Mobile Devices!

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    Ready to make epic tunes and share them with all your music making friends?Our SoundStudio app is now available for download from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store!Here are links to download the app:iOS: Sound Studio App for iOSAndroid: Sound Studio App for AndroidAfter you've had a chance to make some music – come back and let us know what you think!Waddle on,-Club Penguin Team
  • Penguin of the Week: Dige 2

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
    Hiya!Dige 2 has an outfit for every occasion - and the SoundStudio Party is no exception! He's also a very generous friend who will always give postcards, igloo likes, and a kind word to anyone who needs cheering up.If you know someone who should be Penguin of the Week, tell us why in the comments! Winners receive 10,000 coins and the POTW background.Byeee!-Club Penguin Team
  • SoundStudio Party 2015 - Don't Miss This!

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Hi Penguins!Do you ever go to an event with a list in your head of things you FOR SURE want to do before you leave?I asked a bunch of people around the studio what they wanted to do at the SoundStudio Party. And I've got them all here in this handy dandy list:Do you have anything to add to this list? Leave it in the comments below!Waddle on,-Club Penguin Team
  • Mod Meetup - February 23, 2015

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Hi Penguins!I present to you... the details for today's Mod Meetup:Remember! You can check the Clock Tower at the Snow Forts for the correct time.Waddle on,-Club Penguin Team
  • SoundStudio Party 2015 - On Now

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Hi Penguins!I hope you're wearing your dancing shoes 'cause the SoundStudio party is on now.If you don't have any dancing shoes, no problem—any kind of shoes or feet will do! :)The SoundStudio Party, or as I like to called it, the "Make-Music-and-Dance-Till-You-Can't-Dance-No-More" Party is now on.To celebrate, we'll be having an online meetup! Here are the details:Dance on,-Club Penguin Team
 
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    Things That Capture My Imagination

  • What *is* Blue?

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This fascinating post explores the idea that at one time, people saw the world in black and white and that there was no word for the color blue for a long time:In the Odyssey, Homer famously describes the "wine-dark sea." But why "wine-dark" and not deep blue or green?In 1858, a scholar named William Gladstone, who later became the Prime Minister of Great Britain, noticed that this wasn't the only strange color description. Though the poet spends page after page describing the intricate details of clothing, armor, weaponry, facial features, animals, and more, his references to color are…
  • Wild Geese

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    One cold December night many years ago I saw a copy of the I Ching, the Book of Changes, in my father's office as he sat under a map of the cosmos playing his guitar. I opened to a random page and inside found the line: A man who sees a wild goose is about to make a decision by which his family shall surely perish. Despite the prophecy offered to us by stichomancy (oddly, when I looked for a link to stichomancy, the I Ching is given as a specific example of a book that can be used for the purpose), the mistake was made the very next day and our family did perish, at least in the…
  • The Birth of the Artificial Womb

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    A fascinating development that enables pregnancy to take place outside the womb leaves some wondering whether the desire to be pregnant is biological or cultural:"I would argue that God in her wisdom created pregnancy so Moms and babies could develop a relationship before birth," said Alan Fleischman, professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, who directed the neonatal program at Montefiore Medical Center for 20 years.The news would be interesting enough on its own, but last night I saw this piece, Pregnancy as Labor, in The Atlantic. The two pieces…
  • Galaxies Colliding

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In roughly four billion years, our own Milky Way galaxy will merge with the Andromeda galaxy. Half a trillion stars will dance in the combination, but they will respect each other's space. Check out this beautiful simulation that shows the timeline.
  • Oliver Sacks on Life and Death

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Oliver Sacks was truly alive every moment of his life. As he prepares for death, there's a lesson in this for all of us.Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.
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  • vSphere 6 release date in KB?

    Gabrie van Zanten
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    Removed by request. Sorry. See full post at: vSphere 6 release date in KB?
  • What about the Windows C# Client for vSphere 6?

    Gabrie van Zanten
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Let’s be honest, nobody has made the full swap to the vSphere Web Client yet. I’ve been pushing my colleagues and some customers to start using the Web Client, but it just isn’t up to par with the Windows Client. And I hate to admit but when a host or VM is down and I have to quickly walk through my vSphere environment to check for active storage paths, check VM and host settings, I still use the Windows Client for this. On the VMware Community there is a thread running that burns down the vSphere Web Client very badly, which in my opinion is not necessary. In other occassions VMware…
  • Cannot open the disk and could not open change tracking file

    Gabrie van Zanten
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lately I have seen a number of VMs going down after the backup has finished and snapshots get removed. At some point when cleaning the snapshot, the ESXi host decides something is wrong and then brings down the VM. After this we’re unable to power on the VM and receive the error: “Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/xxxxx.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on”. When you then check the event details of the VM, you’ll see two messages: – “Cannot open the disk ‘/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxxxx/xxxxx.vmdk’ or one of the…
  • VMware Auto Deploy with MSCS won’t work

    Gabrie van Zanten
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our environment is fully built using VMware Auto Deploy 5.1. All the clusters have their own ruleset and we’re very content on how easily we update our hosts and deploy new hosts. However, recently we ran into a major issue with Microsoft Cluster Services inside VMs in combination with VMware Auto Deploy. In a scenario with an “old fashioned” MCSC cluster across boxes with Physical RDMs shared between the two cluster nodes (VMs), these RDMs seem to be stopping an Auto Deployed ESXi host from reconnecting to vCenter Server after a reboot.  A normal reboot of an Auto…
  • [Powershell] vCPU to Physical Core for XenApp VM

    Gabrie van Zanten
    28 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    For our Citrix XenApp environment that runs on ESXi, we tend to keep a 1:1 ratio when it comes to physical cores and vCPUs. In other words, an ESXi host with 12 cores, will only be running 6 XenApp VMs with 2 cores or 3 XenApp VMs with 4 cores or any other combination, just as long as the vCPUs configured on the VM, never exceed the number of physical cores present in the host. What about Hyperthreading? The extra HyperThreads that a physical CPU offers are not used in the core to vCPU ratio because specifically in a Citrix XenApp workload, they don’t offer a guaranteed performance…
 
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    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

  • A Discussion on Online Privacy and Identity for February 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    This Friday, February 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kathleen Watkins (Serene Jewell in SL) who will present on online identity and privacy. You might use Facebook to log in to other online services, or have heard about #nymwars that focused on online identity, come learn and discuss these topics and how they relate to how you interact (and login) online. About Kathleen / Serene: Kathleen Watkins left a job as a nonprofit administrator in 1995 to become a trainer and developer in the emerging phenomenon known as the world wide web. Two years later she…
  • Data 101 - Open Data Day for the February 20th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:26 am
    This Friday, February 20th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature an intro to data to celebrate Open Data Day that takes place world-wide on February 21st. Big data, open data, civic data, data visualizations…join us for a discussion on these and other important data concepts.   More info on Open Data Day at: http://opendataday.org   Join us in Second Life!   Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting  Friday, February 20th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater  http://bit.ly/NPCinSL    AGENDA (all times below PT)  8:30 am…
  • Open Forum for the February 13th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    This Friday, February 13th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have an open forum that will give us a chance to ask deeper question from our past week's topic of curation tools, discuss upcoming Nonprofit Commons events and others like the Virtual Worlds Best Practices conference. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech or community questions you might have.  Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, February 13th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater http://bit.ly/NPCinSL AGENDA (all times below PT)…
  • Content Curation Tools for the February 6th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    This Friday, February 6th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Renne Brock-Richmond (Zinnia Zauber in SL). With lots of interest on using Pinterest during recent Mentor Central presentation, Zinnia will be leading a discussion on content curation tools, like Pinterest, Scoop.it, storify, IFTTT and others. Bring your questions and ready to share how you share content online.  "Those who can, curate. Those who can’t, review. Those who can’t review, tweet. Those who can’t tweet retweet.” — Beth Kanter (@kanter) July 11, 2012   Join us in Second Life!
  • Securing Nonprofit Sponsors and Business Donations for the January 30th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:44 pm
    This Friday, January 30th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Lisa Maqsud (Hope4Satobs Resident in Second Life) presenting on how nonprofits and groups can get donated goods and services from both real world businesses, and creators within Second Life. This will include discussing the different parts of a sponsor letter and why each plays an important part in securing donations.    Lisa Maqsud is the Founder & Chair of the nonprofit charity HOPE 4 SATOBS, Inc., and has been active with nonprofit organizations since college. She has a Master’s Degree in…
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    Terra Nova

  • MMO = Multiple Massacres Online

    William Sims Bainbridge
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    There may be much truth in the feeling that many Terra Nova people share, that MMORPGs and the gamer community are evolving into far less interesting forms. Today was the last day for one of the best other blogs about MMORPGs, Massively. The farewells: massively.joystiq.com/ And a commentary from a competitor: www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/feature/9367/The-Free-Zone-A-Sad-Day-For-MMOG-Enthusiasts-Like-Me.html Oh, yes, and SONY is bailing out, too: massively.joystiq.com/2015/02/02/smedley-announces-soe-is-no-more-becomes-daybreak-game-company
  • Unpopular Culture

    William Sims Bainbridge
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
                As my Pandaran reached level 100 in World of Warcraft, knowing that 10 million other people were playing alongside me, and something over 100 million accounts had been created over the decade lifetime of that influential game, I couldn’t help but think of how much I personally like some of the most unpopular games.  If our goal is to study “popular culture,” then of course popularity matters.  But there are so many other scientific, scholarly, and personal goals we might legitimately have!  Experimental studies…
  • Welcome Nick and Bill

    Ren Reynolds
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    All at TN would like to welcome Nick LaLone and Bill Bainbridge on board.  Many of you will already know Nick and William''s work, but for those of you who do not:    Nick is a currently PhD Student in the Information Science and Technology Program at Penn State University. His work centres on the intersection of play, design, literacy, and simulation. As he says "This is a fancy way of saying that I study communication between development teams during design, the impact of literacy and comprehension of virtual environments, and the loss of complexity as…
  • Naming games (Part 2): I don’t think it’s me

    Ren Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
      “Instead of saying I’m going to be best Pro Gamer I’d like to say that, especially in the eyes of the fans, I’ll work hard to be a pro gamer that always gives his all. A gamer that really enjoys and embodies the spirit of competition” Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong, StarCraft II Player    “The difference between me and any other fighter is they’re talented, I’m God-gifted.”  Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, Boxer     StarCraft, Race and Culture Race has two distinct meanings in StarCraft. There are three in-game races that can be played: Zerg,…
  • eSports: Naming games (Part 1)

    Ren Reynolds
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I said I’d been working on TN content. Well here is the first slice. For a long time I’ve been curious about the names people use in online spaces. This fascination grew as I began to watch eSports and saw how commentators / casters have to navigate a complex name space to make sense of the on-screen action. My fascination has turned into several thousand words exploring the way names are used in a number of eSports contexts. Here is the first part of the jottings, the second part is on StarCraft, Race and Culture.   Part 1: What’s your name? When you listen closely to an eSports…
 
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    The Creative Shed

  • We Hate People Episode 1: The Ten Pound Bag of Waste

    David Holloway
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    The pilot went well enough that we’ve decided to inflict an actual first episode on you. The Show Notes – Thank you’s for the feedback on Episode 0 – We need you for a new segment: get a hate off your chest – The Katering Show (link) – DressGate (link) – Vale Leonard Nimoy and Shatner cops flak (link) – Deadpool dies (link) – Darth Vader and Star Wars Comics (link) – Valve’s VR Headset (link) – Saudi Arabia gives award to cleric who stated George W Bush planned 9/11 (link) – The Shaggs performing My Pal Foot Foot…
  • Late Night Phone Call To The Vet

    David Holloway
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    A dog lover, whose dog was a female and in heat, agreed to look after her neighbours’ male dog while the neighbours were on vacation. She had a large house and believed that she could keep the two dogs apart. However, as she was drifting off to sleep she heard awful howling and moaning sounds, rushed downstairs and found the dogs locked together, in obvious pain and unable to disengage, as so frequently happens when dogs mate. Unable to separate them, and perplexed as to what to do next, although it was late, she called the vet, who answered in a very grumpy voice. Having explained the…
  • We Hate People Episode 0: A Treatise on CompuServe

    David Holloway
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Welcome to our pilot episode, where we make you listen to us ironing out the kinks. The Show Notes – Sony and Marvel agree to share Spiderman (link) – Jon Stewart quits The Daily Show (link) – Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015 (link to TISM) – Madonna at the Grammys (and link to David’s Cyndi Lauper interview) – Segment of Substance: Net Neutrality (warning: contains numerous reminiscences on 1990s internet history) – The Walking Dead mid-season premiere – The Americans TV show Don’t forget we’d love your feedback via this…
  • How To View Source HTML In Safari Under Mavericks

    David Holloway
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Remember the good old days when Safari had a ‘View Source’ option in its menu? It’s now gone as default but here’s how to get it back: 1. Go to Safari Preferences / Advanced, then check the box ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ then close your preferences. 2. You’ll see that there’s now a Develop menu in Safari: 3. Go to the Develop menu and select ‘Show Page Source': 4. That’s it – the Safari Web Inspector comes up and off you go. To remove it just select ‘Close Web Inspector’ from the same Develop menu in Safari.
  • Tony Abbott Upbeat About Knighthoods, Adds Some More

    The Head Snark
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:54 am
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has surprised observers with his plans for further knighthoods later in 2015. “I knew that Prince Phillip and his son Angus Houston would both be popular as the latest Knights in the Order of Australia, but even I was taken aback by the positive response,” Mr Abbott enthused. “So after some compulsory consultation with my Chief of Staff, I’m pleased to announce there’ll be at least another five Knights or Dames before this year is out.” According to the information provided by the PM’s office, the proposed new recipients of…
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  • Sony's voice-controlled speaker can follow you around the room

    Nick Summers
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    The jury is still out on Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker, but that hasn't stopped Sony from developing a competitor. The 'Smart Bluetooth Speaker BSP60' is a petite black orb that pairs with Android devices and vocalizes basic information, suc...
  • Taking the plunge with BlackBerry's cheap Leap

    Chris Velazco
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    BlackBerry spent a long, long time courting the world's business buffs, and for a while its phones were corporate icons as much as they were communicators. Now the folks in Waterloo are making another play for all the "young, mobile professionals" ou...
  • Artiphon's Instrument 1 crams most of the music store in one gadget

    Billy Steele
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    We first caught up with the folks behind Artiphon at NAMM 2013, and after taking the time to redesign its Instrument 1, the company is hoping to crowdfund the device. For those that may not remember, the gadget not only handles the functions of multi...
  • UK moves another step closer towards opening the first European spaceport

    Matt Brian
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    While the US might be leading the race to open the first commercial spaceports, the UK is working hard to close the gap. More than six months after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shortlisted eight potential spaceport locations, the government tod...
  • Behold the first photo of light in both wave and particle forms

    Mariella Moon
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    You've likely read in a textbook before that light behaves both as a particle and a wave at the same time. Scientists had previously seen it behave one way or another, but it's only now that someone finally found a way to photograph light as both in ...
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    New World Notes

  • Valve Now Building VR Headset With HTC - Virtual Reality Either Goes Mass Market Now, Or Never

    SLHamlet
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Vive is a newly announced VR headset from HTC, it's developed in partnership with Valve, and this is the kind of virtual reality experiences Vive is promising: More from Engadget: Despite HTC's involvement, the Vive isn't some smartphone-centric VR contraption...
  • Reddit's /SecondLife Gains Over 2,000 Subscribers, Begins to Become Interesting

    SLHamlet
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    /SecondLife, Reddit's largest Second Life-related subreddit, recently gained over 2,000 subscribers, and while it's largely been a repository of Spammy/self-promotey blog and YouTube links up until recently, the growing number of users are starting to add more interesting/useful content, especially...
  • Watch Janine Explore the Depths of Sunless Sea in Her First Paste Video Review

    Iris Ophelia
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style Still on the fence about trying out Sunless Sea, the roguelike-like(like?) from the developers of Fallen London? Then I have just the thing. Over on Paste Games we've...
  • Virtual Mondrian Museum Opens March 7! (Partner News)

    SLHamlet
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Mondrian 3D is a new virtual art experience from DXmedia, sister company to NWN Partner DXExchange, and as the same suggests, it's a 3D virtual museum presenting the works of the legendary artist Piet Mondrian. It's co-developed by Active Worlds...
  • Top Six New World Notes Posts from Last Week!

    SLHamlet
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    High Fidelity is Hiring: Must Love Virtual Reality, Awkward Avatar Baseball, Spinal Tap References Ambitious Dragon Age-Inspired Roleplay Region With RPG HUD Launched in Second Life It's Time to Reassess How We Think About Early Access and Crowdfunded Games Ello,...
 
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  • Sony's voice-controlled speaker can follow you around the room

    Nick Summers
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    The jury is still out on Amazon's voice-controlled Echo speaker, but that hasn't stopped Sony from developing a competitor. The 'Smart Bluetooth Speaker BSP60' is a petite black orb that pairs with Android devices and vocalizes basic information, suc...
  • Taking the plunge with BlackBerry's cheap Leap

    Chris Velazco
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    BlackBerry spent a long, long time courting the world's business buffs, and for a while its phones were corporate icons as much as they were communicators. Now the folks in Waterloo are making another play for all the "young, mobile professionals" ou...
  • Artiphon's Instrument 1 crams most of the music store in one gadget

    Billy Steele
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    We first caught up with the folks behind Artiphon at NAMM 2013, and after taking the time to redesign its Instrument 1, the company is hoping to crowdfund the device. For those that may not remember, the gadget not only handles the functions of multi...
  • UK moves another step closer towards opening the first European spaceport

    Matt Brian
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    While the US might be leading the race to open the first commercial spaceports, the UK is working hard to close the gap. More than six months after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shortlisted eight potential spaceport locations, the government tod...
  • Behold the first photo of light in both wave and particle forms

    Mariella Moon
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    You've likely read in a textbook before that light behaves both as a particle and a wave at the same time. Scientists had previously seen it behave one way or another, but it's only now that someone finally found a way to photograph light as both in ...
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  • Household Objects Shaped Like Living Beings

    Wendi Laksono
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    While cutting edge configuration may be basic from various perspectives, there is constantly some spot to include some more flightiness. These shrewdly planned family unit articles bring a touch of perky enjoyable to those day by day undertakings that aren't generally exceptionally energizing - like slipping papers, measuring half measures, and clipping off stickers.As opposed to letting paperclips disperse over your work area, use them to give this poor porcupine a few spines he could call his own. Magnets keep the cuts prepared for utilization, however all in one spot while his little face…
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    Mermaid Diaries

  • Does Cuisinart SM-55BC Live Up to what It’s Expected to Deliver?

    Stephanie Campbell
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Want a Perfect Bread Mix? Get a Good Mixer I’d like to review the Cuisinart SM-55BC Stand Mixer so that other buyers can get a feel for whether they should consider purchasing this appliance. I hope this Cusinart stand mixer review helps people feel good about their buying decision. A stand mixer like this is an investment. If you’re someone who enjoys cooking and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, investing in a good mixer is probably one of the smartest choices you could make in improving your overall kitchen experience. Cuisinart SM-55BCA Highly Rated Stand Mixer Best…
  • 3 Surprisingly Delicious High Protein Smoothie Recipes

    Stephanie Campbell
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    While we are coming to accept that “high-protein” smoothies don’t mean steak-in-a-cup or pulling a Rocky with the raw eggs, many of us still seem to be stuck in an optionless limbo. There are a number of extraordinarily delicious smoothies chock full of protein. You can even create a vegan masterpiece if you feel so moved, without sacrificing a single ounce of awesome. If you’re in the market for a new kitchen buddy, the best blender for smoothies will have multiple speeds, a pulse option, and a high-quality motor and blade assembly. If the finer points aren’t addressed in…
  • How to Make Ice-Cream using a Blender

    Stephanie Campbell
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Making your own ice cream used to look like a parlor trick with an ice cream machine grinding the sweet treat into existence. Even mothers at a party in the park would try their hand at ice cream creation. However, there’s no need to use an expensive ice cream maker. You don’t even need the very best blender. Simply use your trusted kitchen blender with a few select ingredients to get your party started at home. How to Make Great Ice Cream with the Best Blender Freeze the Whole Milk Every ice cream recipe is slightly different than others, but many of them use frozen dairy as a…
  • Waring MBB518 professional quality food n beverage blender reviews

    Stephanie Campbell
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    When you are looking for the best blender, there are a few things that you should take into consideration when looking at the blender reviews. You should make sure that the blender suits all of your specific needs, that it is a high quality blender and that you will be able to use it for a long time. While a blender will never be perfect, your kitchen life can be much easier when you have a blender that works with everything you need. Always make sure to read high quality reviews and look at all of the information that is available for the blender. Consider looking at reviews that also give…
  • Make Great Cocktails with Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker

    Stephanie Campbell
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Want to Serve Variety of Cocktails for Your Party Guests? Has Happy Hour gotten a little mundane? Do you find yourself wishing you were sitting poolside at a swim-up bar somewhere in the Keys instead of kicking back beers at a boring sports bar? If you want to add a touch of paradise to your get togethers, look no further. It’s easy to be the life of the party when you have a Margaritaville Mixed Drink Mixer. To make sure you “drink responsibly”, it’s always good to know what you’re getting into when you purchase a drink mixer. Here’s a quick rundown of the…
 
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  • Bruce Sterling and the convergence of humans and machines

    rolandlegrand
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Bruce Sterling is a tremendously inspiring science fiction author, futurist, design thinker and cultural critic. Menno Grootveld and Koert van Mensvoort had a great interview on nextnature.net with him about Artificial Intelligence, the Technological Singularity and all things convergence of humans and machines. In this interview, Sterling explains in very clear terms how we are prisoners of metaphysical ideas when we believe in ‘thinking machines’ and entities which would become like artificial super-humans. Of course, technologists are seduced by these ideas, but then their…
  • Avatars as digital personal assistants

    rolandlegrand
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Imagine that you don’t have to search for each individual app, select it, then use it according to its own little system. Instead you would speak to your device (smart phone, watch, headset, whatever) using natural language, and the thing would do whatever you instructed it to do. You could ask for a high quality French restaurant in a certain neighborhood of your city at a certain time and specify that parking should be easy and safe. Your device, or rather the “digital personal assistant” in it, would mobilize a number of apps and databases and book a table. That would be…
  • The anti-Minecraft

    rolandlegrand
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    Lots of Second Life-people don’t like Minecraft. They consider it too primitive, too childish or whatever. I disagree, I think it’s a fantastic game helping young and not-so-young people all kinds of digital literacies. Joseph Flaherty Wired made me discover another game with Minecraft-like aesthetics, but with themed worlds which can be fully destroyed. It seems the worlds are not persistent, they are generated anew by starting a new session, yet no two sessions can ever be the same. The new game is called Moonman and was funded via Kickstarter.
  • Big tech in love with VR and AR, so we update our mindmap

    rolandlegrand
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Crazy times for virtual reality, or so it seems. ‘It’s the future’, people at Facebook say. Users will not only be able to experience immersive Facebook-experiences, but will also create them, Eric David posts on SiliconAngle. ‘Users’ means not just developer-types, but the average user. However, it is totally unclear when virtual Facebook-apps would hit the market. While Facebook executives dream about immersing all of us in their product, some people at Apple share that dream for their own products. Apple was awarded a patent titled “Head-Mounted Display…
  • William Gibson captures the (gloomy) mood of the time

    rolandlegrand
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Don’t miss the latest episode of The Coode Street Podcast as it features author William Gibson. One of the topics is of course his latest book, The Peripheral, a story set in multiple futures. I guess ‘multiple futures’ sounds complex and the first part of the book is indeed bewildering. Wikipedia has a nice entry about The Peripheral (spoiler alert). I found the book intriguing because of the gloomy times we live in – think terrorism, war in Ukraine, societies in crisis, climate and environmental tragedies. In The Peripheral Gibson refers to a major crisis wiping out…
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    Botgirl's Digital Playground

  • Making Majic

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    It’s been about a month and a half since I wrote about starting a novel and reducing my online writing output. You might have noticed that I’ve been totally kicking ass on the second part, having only posted a few times since then. The novel part is going well too. I’m about 26,000 words in, spending about as much time editing prior material as adding new chapters. The main reason I spend so much time editing is that my iterative approach to creative work has extended into the longer form. The story has been unfolding in surprising ways. When something new emerges, it ripples back,…
  • Jessie James speaks out on my new novel

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
  • Twitter O'Clock: The Dark Video

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    I've been helping some of the teams at our company put together short videos for our semiannual all hands meeting. I decided to throw one in for my department and ended up taking a post from last February, editing into a prose poem, and shooting a ranting performance with a much darker edge.(By the way, I'm still furiously working on the novel, rewriting a lot as I go. It's up to about 13,000 words so far. It's been a lot of fun so far, although still 90% or so to go. I'll post another excerpt soon.)
  • First Chapter Draft of "Botgirl Lives: The Novel"

    12 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    I've been having a lot of fun writing "Botgirl Lives: The Novel" and decided to share the current draft of the first chapter. It gives a feel for the basic story setup, along with the tone. Hopefully, it leaves you wanting to know what happens next.I woke up floating twenty feet above the floor in what looked like some kinked-out rich fuck’s professionally designed medieval dungeon room. The rough cut stone walls were lined with faux flaming torches providing spot illumination for a collection of torture devices arrayed artfully around the perimeter. At the center of the room, a hulking…
  • Where I've been for the past two months and my plans for 2015

    2 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I can barely believe I haven't posted here in two months. I thought it had just been a few weeks. Time flies, at least in retrospect. For those of you who've noticed my absence, all is well. I've been spending more of my free time hanging out with family. My reduced creative time has been devoted to work published under other identities, including my wallet name.  I've had a few articles posted in commercial publications like Wired Magazine's Innovation Insights, Computer World and Federal Computer Week. I've played around with a micro-sitcom video series. Finally, although I hate…
 
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    Free*Style

  • It's cold out!

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    The wonderful thing about Second Life, is no matter how cold it is in my first, I can put on a summer dress and no one will look at me like I am crazy. They just look at me that way because of the way I dance. =)CreditsShape - External Appearance Shapes - L$10 The Wash Cart Sale ItemHair - KMadd - Instore GiftSkin - Kirei - L$10 The Wash Cart Sale Item Eyes - The Skin You're In - L$10 The Wash Cart Sale ItemMakeup (Lashes) - Lumae - Instore Group Gift (Free to Join)Face Tattoo - Arise - Jack or Jill HuntDress - M&M Style - Free Dove Free ItemJewelry - Spyralle - Free…
  • Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, I Love You

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
      Happy 5th birthday KittyCats!  I was very excited to get my two free KittyCats indeed!  I was also bummed when I messed up and when got sick.  But then I was happy because it made for an adorable picture, plus I know he will get better very soon.   Here's to hoping for another five years!INFO:Bed: Circa, was previously at an event, should be at the store soonCat One: Free in the KittyCats main store, includes one week food, click the cake by giant purple catCat Two:  Free in the hunt starting at KittyCats, includes one week food, click the pink cat for the…
  • Colour me Always

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Even some more Free Dove items.CreditsShape - Savoir Faire - Free Dove Free ItemHair - A&A - L$1 SL Marketplace PromoSkin - PixyStix - Free Instore GiftEyes - By Snow - L$1 Instore ItemBodysuit - Delish - L$10 SL Marketplace PromoCoat - Spyralle - Free Dove Hunt ItemEarrings - Chop Zuey - Free Dove Free ItemPose by Bang!
  • Deadly Briar

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:04 pm
    One of the worst parts about having my laptop taken in, is that I lost all my personally made windlights. I did manage to find a few that had escaped the wrath of a factory rest. They happened to be the ones more for my store ads, and not my blogging ones.So I am in the process of recreating some, as well as taking some tutorials on some things I always wanted to try.Due to this, my photos might not be the greatest for the next little while, but i hope to get it sorted soon.That being said, I am very excited to show you a few things from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival(which runs until the 15th of…
  • There is always time for Learning

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    I finally have my laptop back. It has been in the shop for so long, and trying to use my braindead (as my sister calls it) old laptop  has been utterly brutal. I managed to do not much of anything on it, taking a single pic was a 2 day task.Glad to be back, tho sadly it seems to be the wrong time to find freebies inworld.EVERYTHING IS PANK!Can't wait until next month, it is my second fav month in SL for fashion. I love green, it's a whole month of green!There might be a few of you who do like pank, so here are a few things for you to enjoy.CreditsHair - The Stringer Mausoleum - Biretta…
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    Zoe Connolly

  • SL Aviation

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you would like me to cover your SL Aviation Group, Airport, Role-play Sim, or feature yout new airplane build, please feel free to send me a notecard and I will get to it as soon as possible.Thank you!
  • When Games Trigger Empathy

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    When we combat role-play in games and virtual worlds, we often forget the real-world real-life consequences of death and damage in war. Much of game RP is all about racking up a kill-score. This is why I'd love to start a WW2 RP region that was mission oriented and not kill oriented.  In RL, war-fighting is all about accomplishing a mission and winning the war for your side as quickly as possible. But even when your objective is saving your home country and pushing back a terrible enemy, as in IL-2 Cliffs of Dover, empathy can creep into your mind.  Even though your cause…
  • Throwback Thursday # 6, the Science Fiction edition

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    In honor of the current Sci-FI Convention in SL, here are a few snapshots from past Sci-Fi scenes in SL...(Star Trek RP photographs from July 2010) NEXT...(TimeForce 10 RP photographs from August through September 2010. The TF10 adversarial group TimeRaiders meddle with WW2 History) The TimeRaiders steal an atomic bomb and place it in the old TF 10 Time Tunnel The Ultimate Secret Weapon. A Nazi Time Machine. Zabrina supervises the delivery.  OSS Major (and TF10 operative) KC Kenaan discovers the location of Dr Dreamscape's gift to the Nazis. KC needs all…
  • DOR photos from May 2014

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are 2 Dogs On The Run photos from May 13, 2014. Of course, these were taken before I started using SLGo, so the photo quality is not as good as the more recent sets since the end of December. I totally forgot about these!I have a file called "SL Projects" and on a whim, was sorting and resorting photos and folders this morning.As I remember, I popped over to DOR to check out some vendors and look around. There was a DOR Angels group practice and we all chatted for a while until RL dragged me back.
  • RAF Tarington, RCAF HQ (WW2), an overview

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here is an overview of Cornelius Fanshaw's RAF Tarington Air Base located along the western edge of Jeogeot Gulf. These two snapshots were taken right after the move to Tarington from next door Rundledawn. Niki Wilder now owns the parcel at Rundledawn.SLurl:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tarington/224/226/38 (Toscha Vayander, me, Barry Foehammer, and Niki Wilder)(The Bomber sits in the middle of the new Tarington parcel) Cornelius has been very busy (but of course he loves it!) putting RAF Tarington all together with bits and pieces I've seen since I've known him. Now he has…
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    FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

  • Today’s Top 10 Hunts

    Xia Nishi
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Good morning fabulous fans! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, March 3. The Apply Your Body Hunt holds down the top spot today, one of many hunts on the list that got started on March 1st. There are all kinds of new and exciting hunts that you can be a part of. The 90’s Hunt looks good and the annual Steam Hunt (the 10th this year) is always one of my favorites. What can I say? I’m a steampunker at heart. There are plenty of other themes to choose from as well. Poke through the hunts until you find one that titillates your brain. Just a…
  • Mr. Pink

    Pru Rexroth
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    Hello again Fab Free’rs, it’s Pru in the form of Diamos, again. I’ve been enjoying the ability to show you some of the great finds I come across for all our male readers out there. Originally I had intended to show you this FREE Group Gift for the guys from Santino Design along with the female gift I showed here, but I was having some technical issues so I split the gifts up and now here we are! I think it shows confidence and character when guys are willing to wear bright colors that might sometimes have been considered “feminine” colors. This mesh hoodie is a…
  • Cart Sale – Sexy Bish Clothing Co.

    Pru Rexroth
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Sexy Bish Clothing Co. has a cart at the current round of The Cart Sale at The Wash, and you need to go there! The Sexy Bish Cart includes retro rockabilly inspired items, but the show stoppers are these vintage hot-rod inspired heels. What would otherwise be just a really nice pair of high heels becomes a really gorgeous pair of shoes with the added detail of these “pinstripes” that are very like the detailing you might find on a restored classic hot rod. I seriously went bananas over them when I first saw them! These shoes are meant to be worn with Slink High feet and are…
  • Get it While it’s Hot Pink

    Pru Rexroth
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    If you like bright colors, especially this rockin’ shade of fuchsia pink, then these group gifts were made just for you! This mesh belted sweater dress is a FREE group gift from Santino Design. The Santino Design Group is FREE to join. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes with a matching alpha. Don’t these boots and the matching bag look like they were made to go with the dress? I thought so too! This matching mesh bag and boot set are a FREE SLF&O gift from Kingbal. I like the added detail of the pattern in the fabric. As I’m sure you know, the Second Life Frees…
  • The Wash Cart Sale: The Vintage Touch

    Love Trill
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    The Vintage Touch has some really sunshiney offerings on their display at The Wash Cart Sale!  In this post, I am showing off the darling Cream Tea Dress and 60’s Vintage Sunglasses that you can pick up there for just 10L each, but there are two more dresses, and six vintage printed swimsuits to choose from at the same price!  As you can see from the display photo below, you’ll be ready for a vintage summer in just one stop :D.  (NOTE – there is a free gift in the LM giver too – so make sure you hit that!) If you are wondering about this fabulous flowing long…
 
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    Mermaid Diaries

  • Does Cuisinart SM-55BC Live Up to what It’s Expected to Deliver?

    Stephanie Campbell
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Want a Perfect Bread Mix? Get a Good Mixer I’d like to review the Cuisinart SM-55BC Stand Mixer so that other buyers can get a feel for whether they should consider purchasing this appliance. I hope this Cusinart stand mixer review helps people feel good about their buying decision. A stand mixer like this is an investment. If you’re someone who enjoys cooking and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, investing in a good mixer is probably one of the smartest choices you could make in improving your overall kitchen experience. Cuisinart SM-55BCA Highly Rated Stand Mixer Best…
  • 3 Surprisingly Delicious High Protein Smoothie Recipes

    Stephanie Campbell
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    While we are coming to accept that “high-protein” smoothies don’t mean steak-in-a-cup or pulling a Rocky with the raw eggs, many of us still seem to be stuck in an optionless limbo. There are a number of extraordinarily delicious smoothies chock full of protein. You can even create a vegan masterpiece if you feel so moved, without sacrificing a single ounce of awesome. If you’re in the market for a new kitchen buddy, the best blender for smoothies will have multiple speeds, a pulse option, and a high-quality motor and blade assembly. If the finer points aren’t addressed in…
  • How to Make Ice-Cream using a Blender

    Stephanie Campbell
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Making your own ice cream used to look like a parlor trick with an ice cream machine grinding the sweet treat into existence. Even mothers at a party in the park would try their hand at ice cream creation. However, there’s no need to use an expensive ice cream maker. You don’t even need the very best blender. Simply use your trusted kitchen blender with a few select ingredients to get your party started at home. How to Make Great Ice Cream with the Best Blender Freeze the Whole Milk Every ice cream recipe is slightly different than others, but many of them use frozen dairy as a…
  • Waring MBB518 professional quality food n beverage blender reviews

    Stephanie Campbell
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:03 pm
    When you are looking for the best blender, there are a few things that you should take into consideration when looking at the blender reviews. You should make sure that the blender suits all of your specific needs, that it is a high quality blender and that you will be able to use it for a long time. While a blender will never be perfect, your kitchen life can be much easier when you have a blender that works with everything you need. Always make sure to read high quality reviews and look at all of the information that is available for the blender. Consider looking at reviews that also give…
  • Make Great Cocktails with Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker

    Stephanie Campbell
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Want to Serve Variety of Cocktails for Your Party Guests? Has Happy Hour gotten a little mundane? Do you find yourself wishing you were sitting poolside at a swim-up bar somewhere in the Keys instead of kicking back beers at a boring sports bar? If you want to add a touch of paradise to your get togethers, look no further. It’s easy to be the life of the party when you have a Margaritaville Mixed Drink Mixer. To make sure you “drink responsibly”, it’s always good to know what you’re getting into when you purchase a drink mixer. Here’s a quick rundown of the…
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    JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog

  • How to blog hair?

    gogo
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Everybody blogs hair showing the front view, but hardly ever the back or side views. I’m playing around with some new ideas for the blog, and thinking of showcasing a few hairstyles this way. Let me know in the comments if you think this is a good idea! It’s more work, but I’m inspired by hair blogs and RL salon style books to feature hair better, and give my favorite styles the love that they deserve! What I’m Wearing: LeLutka – Rebel The post How to blog hair? appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Tequila Sunrise

    gogo
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Hello from Tequila Sunrise! I am wearing the new Lana V-neck Romper from Teefy (for Uber). This romper is so cute, and includes a HUD to change the belt color. I’m digging the Bohemian styles from this round, with lots of colors and vibrant prints. Have you seen the new My Vintage Ankle Boots from Monso? The scarf wrapped around the boots includes a HUD to change textures! The boots are unisex! What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth – Avena Teefy – Lana V-Neck Romper (Aztec) Monso – My Vintage Ankle Boots (White) Yummy – Boho Beaded Necklace (White/Gold)…
  • Turn into something beautiful

    gogo
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:23 pm
    New Freya dress from Teefy for Collabor88! I really appreciate that this dress includes a short and long version. In addition to being flawlessly designed every time, Azure goes above and beyond with options for all tastes! LeLutka released four new hairstyles and all new texture packs! I’m overwhelmed by how gorgeous the new packs are, and have a hard time deciding between my favorite light blonde pack, Platinum, or the soft and sweet Crayon pack. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin LeLutka – Kayla Hair Teefy – Freya Dress Short (Pure) Ingenue – Jaclyn Heels…
  • cheLLe @ Cosmetic Fair

    gogo
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    Cosmetic Fair / Love is Love / February 14th – 18th, opens 1pm SLT ✿ cheLLe ✿ is at our favorite event, Cosmetic Fair! We have three nail sets in bright Spring colors, and pretty patterns. Are you in the mood for Heart, Mermaid, Watercolors, or all three? For makeup lovers, we have Sparkler and Sparkler Naturals, a pretty eyeshadow set that will work with most SL skins. See you at the fair! The post cheLLe @ Cosmetic Fair appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Exile, so fab

    gogo
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    New Exile hairs! New textures! I love when hair brands release new & improved textures, cos I get bored of looking at the same old thing! I also feel warm and fuzzy inside when my favorite colors have sexy names like – Beach, Honey, Mahogany, BabyDoll, Passion, Dream, Miami, Dirty, Fairytale, Love Heart, etc! How can you not fall in love these names? Can you can guess which Disney movie inspired these hairstyles! Hint: It’s a tale as old as time! Here’s a look of all the new textures and packs! I borrowed these two picks from Kavar’s flickr. I love…
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    Koinup: Second Life Places

  • Crystal Garden Estates

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Garden%20Estates/128/128/0
  • Wood Blewit

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wood%20Blewit/128/128/0
  • ELLISSON HILL

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ELLISSON%20HILL/128/128/0
  • Lost Angel

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lost%20Angel/128/128/0
  • Private Property

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Private%20Property/128/128/0
 
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    Hiperia3D News

  • Sleepzzz Purr Outfit and Accessories

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Our new product for our store at DAZ: Sleepzzz Purr Outfit And Accessories is an outfit with an innocent touch of gorgeous femininity, fresh and special. Make your characters look fun or sexy, but always sublime. A must have! Includes 8 full material presets, plus partial materials to customize the cat, and hide the straps and bow in the babydoll. Also includes 10 poses for Genesis 2 and the cat plush. The outfit includes: babydoll, bloomers, cat plush, earrings and necklace, all customizable and posable through morphs and materials, plus 10 poses. See more images and features here: Sleepzzz…
  • Find Your Mojo Mix and Match Expressions for Darius 6

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Our new product at DAZ:  Find Your Mojo Mix and Match Expressions for Darius 6 Find your mojo and put it working for you! Get the perfect feeling and make everybody follow your flow. A must have for Darius 6! Find Your Mojo is a pack of expressions organized in three folders (FullFace, UpperFace, and LowerFace) for Darius 6. With them, you can apply an expression that moves all the face, or partial expressions that move only the upper or lower parts of the face. See images and get it here: Find Your Mojo Mix and Match Expressions for Darius 6, for DAZ Studio and Poser (with dson plugin)…
  • EJ Bibi

    6 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Our new product at DAZ: EJ Bibi is a character for Genesis 2 Female, with highly detailed skin and makeups, the most beautiful two-colored irises, elven ears, arms and body tattoos, fantasy and casual makeups, custom sculpted head, genitalia and ear morphs, and many options to customize her appearance. You have three fantasy makeups in addition to the eight casual makeups: Heart Breaker, Love Flower, and Love Nymph. Each one of them can inspire a different story! Is she a heart-breaker pinup model, a nymph in a fantasy world that awaits her loved one, an elven creature in lands of legend? You…
  • Bejeweled Bundle 2: Arm Cuffs, Bangles, Rings and Toe Rings

    6 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Our new product for our store at DAZ 3D: Bejeweled Bundle 2 is a pack for Genesis 2 Female that contains Arm Cuffs, Bangles, and Toe and Hand Rings. All of them come with lots of materials and possible shapes, so this bundle fills your needs for jewelry in lots of renders! Make every render special and unique! A must have! See images and get them here: Bejeweled Bundle 2: Arm Cuffs, Bangles, Rings and Toe Rings for DAZ Studio and Poser (with dson plugin) - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • Ogenki Desu Ka

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Our new product at DAZ: Ogenki Desu Ka? How are you? Keiko 6 reaches the maximum expressivity with this pack for all your anime/toon scenes. A wide variety of moods, and the possibility to build the perfect expression for your anime characters. A must have for Keiko 6! Ogenki Desu Ka is a pack of expressions organized in three folders (FullFace, UpperFace, and LowerFace) for Keiko 6. See images, more info and get it here:  Ogenki Desu Ka for DAZ Studio and Poser (with dson) - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
 
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    Designing Digitally, Inc.

  • Blended Learning: What and Why?

    masonm.designingdigitally
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    In the ongoing quest for improved workforce training, organizations often find they don’t know where to turn for the best advice. Is it better to outsource or to train in-house? What are the newest tools and techniques for delivering training? The traditional instructor-led, classroom training model has typically been thought of as the standard for delivering high quality training to learners. However, studies have shown the effectiveness of training has less to do with face-to-face instruction than it does with the design of the course material1. One thing is certain; companies want…
  • 5 Reasons M-Learning is Worth Your Time

    masonm.designingdigitally
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The generation of employees entering the workforce today is the most technologically savvy that has ever existed. They have never known a world without the Internet, mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity. Whether you call them Millennials or Generation Y, this new cadre of workers is always online and always connected. Handheld devices like tablets, smartphones and hybrids are never far from their reach. This is why mobile learning presents such an opportunity for companies to extend employee training beyond the classroom. Mobile learning, or m-learning, is generally defined as extending…
  • With Online Training, it’s Function Over Form

    masonm.designingdigitally
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    As more companies are discovering the benefits of incorporating online training into their employee learning and development programs, one thing is becoming increasingly clear – not all online training is created equally. The primary purpose and goal of any educational instruction is learning. Therefore, the effectiveness of the instruction must be the first measure by which online training is judged. It’s not enough for the training to look good; it must meet its primary objective of effectively delivering the intended material. Comparison studies have shown online learning to be…
  • Are Gamers Better Learners?

    masonm.designingdigitally
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Enhance Your Skills through Gaming You may have heard a lot about games being bad for the brain and how it hampers brain power? If so, then it’s time to change that perception! There has been some research conducted on the effect of games on the human brain. The psychologists and scientists have concluded that games can actually help people become better learners, rather than harming their learning ability as was once portrayed. But how can playing games make you a better learner? When it comes to learning, games can play an important role. Even though it is not common in the corporate…
  • Wait, There's a Difference? A Look at Gamification and Serious Games

    masonm.designingdigitally
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    A Look at Gamification and Serious Games As anyone who’s ever watched an adept video gamer will tell you, videogames are some of the most engaging activities we can perform. That’s because playing computerized games stimulates our brains by presenting scenarios in which we have to interpret and respond to various input. The brain is engaged to such an extent by the interaction within these games, that cognitive scientists have shown it actually improves brain function. This same level of engagement is what training directors strive for in designing the newest types of learning…
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    Not Quite Naked

  • LOTD 02.21.2015

    Eve Greymoon
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
      Had to show you these earrings.  <3   The Stuff: Body:  Maitreya Lara Feet and Hands:  Slink Skin:  Lara Hurley Fae Midtones Eyeshadow:  Kibitz Shina @ Cosmetics Fair Lipstick:  KoKoLoReSJPB  Kiss Me Softly @ Cosmetics Fair Hair:  ploom Stephie Dress: Blink2Wink Slip Up Dress @ AnyBody Shoes:  Spirit Store Angry shoes Earrings:  a m o r o u s Helical earrings Ring right:  Mandala Motsumame Black/Silver Bracelet & Hand chains/rings left:  Mandala Lotus Chain
  • LOTD 02.18.2015

    Eve Greymoon
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I got the Maitreya mesh body and I’m really loving it a lot!  Of course hubby suggested that the bewbs were too small.  Predictable LOL.       New skin too. The Stuff: Maitreya Lara Mesh body Skin:  Lara Hurley Fae Midtones Hair: Truth Neria Bra:  Lolita Madonne Bra Original at AnyBody Pants:  Lolita Hippie Jeans Black at AnyBody Shoes: Maitreya Laud Boots Oil Bracelet: DeLa Bangle Dian Black Necklace:  Amorous Fallen Gray
  • LOTD 02.06.2015

    Eve Greymoon
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Meh not really happy with these.  Love the outfit, the pictures just don’t do it justice.     I like this one though     Everything’s a learning experience, right? The stuff: Skin:  Belleza Shyla Tan Makeup: [mock] Pandora’s Gingersnaps and Champagne lips/lash/eye Hair:  ploom Stephie Shirt: *Fishy Strawberry* New York Deep V Shirt White Skirt:  The Secret Store Celestia Flounce Skirt carbon Boots: [MODA] Bianco Knee High Boot Neckalace 1: RealEvil Industries LUX Eclat Neckalace V1 Neckalce 2: rama’s pearl and cross RIBON black (no longer…
  • LOTD 2.3.2015

    Eve Greymoon
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sparkly!   I’m trying some portrait shots too.  Plus I tweaked my face, wanted to show it off a little…thanks Alaric <3  for your help.   Need to figure out better lighting for these close ups…. The stuff: Skin:  Belleza Shyla Eyeshadow and lipgloss:  Fishy Strawberry Kokeshi Hair:  LeLutka SAGE Top:  ryvolter Wen Satin Halterneck grey Skirt:  tres blah Sequined Pencil Skirt Blue Shoes: Maitreya Gold Liason in Grey for Slink High  Feet Jewelry:  RealEvil Industries LUX Eclat set    
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    Eve Greymoon
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Just relaxing at home. The Stuff: Jacket:  Gizza Moto Leather Jacket Camel Jeans:  Emery ripped skinny jeans Boots:  YS&YS Cortina Boots Leather Natural Necklace:  Earthstones Gypsy Necklace Multi/Gold Belt: Amorous Luna
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    Hypergrid Business

  • Avination helps save OSgrid, donates cluster storage solution

    Maria Korolov
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    OpenSim core developer Melanie Thielker is donating a new cluster storage solution to the community. Called FSAssets, it is designed to replace the MySQL databases or the RAID storage arrays used by other grids. FSAssets...
  • Exo-Life

    Maria Korolov
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    US $50 for a 20,000-prim region, hypergrid enabled, no setup fee. Free lots and other land sizes also available.
  • Pageviews cross 100,000 milestone

    Maria Korolov
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Monthly pageviews for Hypergrid Business crossed the 100,000 milestone for the first time in its six-year history, according to today’s Google Analytics report. Visitors viewed 101,371 pages in February, up from 97,036 pages in...
  • MetaCosmo

    Maria Korolov
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    US $73 (65 Euro) for a 16,000-prim region with up to 80 visitors on the MetaCosmo grid. No setup fee.
  • Immersive Reality

    Maria Korolov
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    US $50 for a 45,000-prim region on the gambling-focused Immersive Reality grid. Hypergrid enabled.
 
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    WordPress.com News

  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Registration for March’s Blogging U. courses is now closed, and both courses have started. Check back later in the month to learn more and register for April’s offerings! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
  • A Year of Reading the World: A Q&A with Ann Morgan

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Several years ago, writer Ann Morgan noticed that she didn’t read much literature from countries outside of the United Kingdom and United States — and had yet to dive into stories from around the globe. From this realization, her blog, A Year of Reading the World, was born. You can read about Ann’s journey in her new book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer, available now in the UK. (The US version, The World Between Two Covers, will be released on May 4.) I chatted with Ann about the blog-to-book journey and her experience of reading and blogging about…
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