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  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 7/25/2014

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    Linden Lab
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Second Life is full of amazing user-created destinations, and the weekend is a perfect time to leave your virtual home and explore. Deciding or knowing where to go might seem challenging, but we’ve got a sampler platter of some virtual points of interests in our Second Life Destination Guide to get you started. Check below for a colorful quest into a possible future civilization, or don the ol’ helm and greatsword for an extensive multi-sim fantasy world. For a more cerebral change of pace, there’s an intricate photo gallery, a romantic floating garden, or a kaleidoscopic wireframe…
  • Western Power Distribution creating the Blueprint for Grid Modernization with Cisco

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    Peter Granger
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    I’ve been to the UK twice this year. The traffic is terrible! Worse than I ever remember! Commentators that’s a [...]
  • A Discussion with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray for the July 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life
    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    This Friday, July 25th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a community discussion with Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden), CEO of Linden Lab, and Peter Gray (Pete Linden), Director of Global Communications.  Linden Lab has been engaging with educational, nonprofit and other communities recently by Ebbe holding community conversations with groups in Second Life. Join us for a discussion with Ebbe Altberg at this week's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting. We will be hosting this week's meeting in voice, with a special live transcriptioning…
  • The Real Laws of Nature

    The Creative Shed
    David Holloway
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    …Here are the REAL LAWS 1.Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. 2.Law of Gravity: Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. 3. Law of Probability- The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. 4. Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers. 5. Supermarket Law: As soon as you get in the smallest line, the cashier will have to call for help. 6. Variation…
  • Know Your Lore: Quests, story, and you in Warlords of Draenor

    WoW Insider
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. A new expansion is certainly about delivering new content, but it's also a vehicle for story progression -- and the end of Mists of Pandaria left behind plenty of questions waiting to be answered. Unfortunately, any questions having to do with Pandaria or Azeroth will have to wait, as we have other, more pressing…
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    Featured News articles

  • Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 7/25/2014

    Linden Lab
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Second Life is full of amazing user-created destinations, and the weekend is a perfect time to leave your virtual home and explore. Deciding or knowing where to go might seem challenging, but we’ve got a sampler platter of some virtual points of interests in our Second Life Destination Guide to get you started. Check below for a colorful quest into a possible future civilization, or don the ol’ helm and greatsword for an extensive multi-sim fantasy world. For a more cerebral change of pace, there’s an intricate photo gallery, a romantic floating garden, or a kaleidoscopic wireframe…
  • “Happily Ever Avatar” Seeks One More Special Story

    Linden Lab
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Earlier this year, we blogged about a British documentary company that was seeking stories from couples who had met in online communities, for a series to be called “Happily Ever Avatar.” The production team has since filmed five couples who first met in Second Life and found happiness together other offline as well. The team notes that “this is a positive look at virtual relationships. We are determined to open people’s minds to the possibilities that virtual worlds offer.” One story they have yet to capture is a couple that is just about to meet offline for the first time, and so…
  • Limited Time Offer: Save 50% on Premium Membership and Get the New Premium Gift Airship!

    Linden Lab
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    For a limited time, we’re offering 50 percent off Premium Membership*! There’s no better time to see what’s available to Premium members of Second Life. As a Premium member, you’ll enjoy rewards like exclusive Resident-created gifts, access to special Premium Sandboxes, as well as Live Chat support. Plus, you’ll get your own inworld home, a L$1000 sign-up bonus, and weekly L$ rewards to spend on whatever you like. You can read more details about Premium benefits here Today, a new Premium gift is available! Go Premium today and jump behind the helm of your new interactive pirate…
  • Upcoming Improvements to Second Life

    Linden Lab
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    At Linden Lab, we’ve recently been reviewing the long list of improvements and enhancements we want to bring to Second Life, weighing priorities, and scoping out important projects for the next few months. We wanted to share a few highlights from the list of projects we’ll be working on so that you can know what improvements to expect in the coming months. This isn’t an exhaustive list, of course, but here are a few of the initiatives we think will have a big impact on improving all of our Second Life experiences. Releasing Experience Keys We recently put out a call for creators to join…
  • Updates to Section 2.3 of the Terms of Service

    Linden Lab
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    When we updated our Terms of Service in August 2013, the revised language of Section 2.3, the “Service Content License,” caused concern among certain Second Life creators. The revision to this section was worded in such a way that these creators expressed concern that we intended to appropriate their original creations and sell or license such creations without their permission. As our historical practice demonstrates and as we have since tried to clarify, this was absolutely not our intent. Creators are the lifeblood of Second Life. It is you who have populated Second Life with a…
 
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    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

  • A Discussion with Ebbe Altberg and Peter Gray for the July 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    This Friday, July 25th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a community discussion with Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden), CEO of Linden Lab, and Peter Gray (Pete Linden), Director of Global Communications.  Linden Lab has been engaging with educational, nonprofit and other communities recently by Ebbe holding community conversations with groups in Second Life. Join us for a discussion with Ebbe Altberg at this week's NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting. We will be hosting this week's meeting in voice, with a special live transcriptioning…
  • Community Discussion for the July 18th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    This Friday, July 18th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a community discussion on nonprofit and educational uses of Second Life. In anticipation of an upcoming meeting where NPC will be host to Linden Lab's CEO, Ebbe Altberg, come share your projects, ideas and ways you have been using virtual spaces in your organization.    Join us in Second Life!  Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting Friday, July 18th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater http://bit.ly/NPCinSL   AGENDA (all times below PT) 8:30 am Introductions 8:40 am TechSoup…
  • Apps for Good for the July 11th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    This Friday, July 11thTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion on mobile apps for good. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous and even in areas with poor access to internet, smartphone usage has grown tremendously. There are millions of apps, focused on things like gaming, social sharing, music, messaging, work productivity and more. But what if you want to help change the world? Well, there's an app for that too!  Come learn about how some apps are using things like checking in, taking photos, and game play to drive social actions, encourage donations, and…
  • OpenSimulator 101 & Hypergrid Tour for the June 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:24 pm
    This Friday, June 27thTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Kathleen Watkins (Serene Jewell in SL) who will present an introduction to OpenSimulator, followed by a Hypergrid tour of several OpenSimulator grids and Kitely 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 formed Nitecat Media, a San Francisco video and website production company with her partner Scott Wiseman. For more than a decade they created multimedia…
  • Behind the Scenes at Virtual Ability's New Resident Orientation for the June 20th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:23 pm
     NonThis Friday, June 20thTechSoup'sNonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature a discussion with Alice Krueger (Gentle Heron in SL). Virtual Ability's New Resident Orientation Center was designed to help people with disabilities learn basic Second Life skills. Yet it also works well for newcomers without disabilities. It was built on specific theoretical principles and input from customers that significantly affect the design and operation of the orientation. Gentle will offer explanations of the design background in non-technical language, and then we will tour the instructional…
 
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    The Creative Shed

  • The Real Laws of Nature

    David Holloway
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    …Here are the REAL LAWS 1.Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. 2.Law of Gravity: Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. 3. Law of Probability- The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. 4. Law of Random Numbers: If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers. 5. Supermarket Law: As soon as you get in the smallest line, the cashier will have to call for help. 6. Variation…
  • Outcry At Non-Cheapening of Goods Post Carbon Tax

    The Head Snark
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In the eighteen or so hours since the Abbott Government pulled off a world first in reversing a climate change measure, an outcry has already occurred from a range of sectors, angry at prices remaining standard. Bill Snelson, a retired taxi driver from Coburg is indignant his support for the changes aren’t being recognised. “After seeing the carbon tax go down yesterday, I ran my microwave all night boiling bowls of water in celebration. But on ringing my electricity company this morning, they refused to commit to direct depositing the 50 cents I saved yesterday.” Madeleine…
  • Funny and Strange Motor Insurance Claims

    The Gravedigger
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    -”I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car”.   -”The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth”.   -”Going to work at 7am this morning I drove out of my drive straight into a bus. The bus was 5 minutes early”.   -”I was driving along when I saw two kangaroos copulating in the middle of the road causing me to ejaculate through the sun roof”.   -”The accident happened because I had one eye on the lorry in front, one eye on the pedestrian and…
  • Assorted giggles

    The Gravedigger
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    The young man came running into the store and said to his mate “Johnno, somebody just stole your ute from the parking lot!”   Johnno replied “Did ya see who it was?”   The young man answered “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number”.   Two brothers enlisting in the Army were getting their physicals. During the inspection, the doctor was surprised to discover that both of them possessed incredibly long, oversized penises.   “How do you account for this?” he asked the brothers.   “It’s hereditary,…
  • How To Block YouTube on iPad and iPhone

    David Holloway
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Here’s a little tip for those parents who have enabled restrictions on their kids’ devices, but still find that YouTube is accessible.  I’m assuming you’ve already set up restrictions (under Settings > General > Restrictions). The next step is to tap on ‘Add a Website’ under ‘Never Allow’. The trick here is to enter both the normal YouTube URL (http://www.youtube.com) and the mobile site URL (http://m.youtube.com), as most times your iPad or iPhone will access the mobile site. Here’s a pic of the setting correctly entered: The same…
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    WoW Insider

  • Know Your Lore: Quests, story, and you in Warlords of Draenor

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. A new expansion is certainly about delivering new content, but it's also a vehicle for story progression -- and the end of Mists of Pandaria left behind plenty of questions waiting to be answered. Unfortunately, any questions having to do with Pandaria or Azeroth will have to wait, as we have other, more pressing…
  • Warlords of Draenor: Beta raid testing schedule for Monday, July 28

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Raid testing for Warlords of Draenor will continue on Monday with two new scheduled encounters, according to a post made by Lead Game Designer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas. As with last week's testing, both encounters will be on Heroic difficulty, allowing players to bring a group of anywhere from 10-30 people in order to test the content. To get in the raid, speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade, who is now also located in Dalaran, Shattrath, and both factions Vale Shrines, as well as Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and your garrison. Oregorger from Heroic Blackrock Foundry will begin at approximately 10:30AM…
  • US Connected Realms update for July 25

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The list of US realms scheduled for the Realm Connection service has been updated with new dates, and a new planned connection. Realm Connections take place on Thursdays, beginning at 5am PDT and ending at approximately 1pm PDT. If you're on a realm scheduled for connection, keep that in mind. The following list is for US realms only -- EU realms should take a look at the official forum thread for more information regarding the EU connection schedule. The following US realms are scheduled for connection on Thursday, July 24. Malfurion and Trollbane Ravenholdt and Twisting Nether The Venture…
  • The Queue: In which a retraction is made

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is answering all kinds of questions today. You know, I wasn't exactly pleased about the idea of "capital" city locations being on Ashran -- I was really, really looking forward to Karabor. But after seeing the town on beta last night, I hate to admit it, but ... well, it's pretty cool. The inn is awesome, I love the trading post, the place is just being built so I'm assuming it'll get bigger later, but ... it's really not that bad.
  • Sunday Morning Funnies: Like an elf person

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sunday Morning Funnies is your weekly list of WoW-related web comics. This week, in comics: Off to a rocky start, a mostly adjunctive modifier, a dip in the lake and a hedgehog of healing. Plus: Rug is coming. In comic news, we have a very full list this week, with lots of bonus material and several of our sporadically updating comics contributing new work. Best in Slot kicks off Chapter 2 with its first page, as well as numerous extras. Gnomeregan Forever has also posted an extra. Both WoW, eh? and Kibble & Bit have new content on the list this week, and Gratz posted four new comics. My…
 
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    Massively

  • MMO Week in Review: It is your Destiny

    Brianna Royce
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Filed under: Massively Meta, Week in Review, Miscellaneous At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post. Console fans were treated to a hefty dose of sci-fi pseudo-MMO Destiny this week as the beta opened up for PS3, PS4, and XBone and developers showered trinkets on players. In spite of the game's lack of cross-platform play, at least one analyst predicts…
  • Dungeon Fighter Online thieves go to jail

    Justin Olivetti
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Filed under: Fantasy, Free-to-Play, Legal, Dungeon Fighter Online A pair of cyber-thieves have been sentenced to two years of prison time in China for stealing from another player in Dungeon Fighter Online. The unemployed thieves stole the login and password of a player, accessed his account, and sold off his inventory to the tune of $6,405. They were caught soon after and will face not only jail but fines for the crime. Late last year 10 Chinese thieves were caught stealing World of Warcraft accounts and selling players' possessions. They too received about two years in jail and had to cough…
  • DUST 514 shuts down Oceania server

    Justin Olivetti
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Filed under: Sci-Fi, Free-to-Play, MMOFPS, DUST 514 Oceania DUST 514 players have gotten an eviction notice from their home. CCP announced that it will be closing the game's Oceania battleserver this upcoming Monday, citing low population and player exploitation of those remaining. "Due to some players from other battleservers using Oceania battleservers as a venue for farming battles thanks to the lower population there, we will be shutting them down during downtime on Monday, 28th of July 2014. Any players in the Oceania region will be directed to either the Asia battleservers or the US…
  • One Shots: The green marble

    Justin Olivetti
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Filed under: Screenshots, Lord of the Rings Online, Culture, One Shots, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Final Fantasy XIV, Miscellaneous, WildStar Man, Bunglerm00se is so lost right now, you can't even imagine it. At least he's getting a great view as he contemplates having to trudge back. If you haven't heard, space is, like, really really big. Costco-family-packages-of-goldfish-crackers big. "WildStar is shaping up to be one of the most immersive, interesting, and (above all) fun MMORPGs I've played in over a decade of mMm-Mor-Pu-Guhing, and I'd recommend it to just about anyone!" Bunglerm00se…
  • The Daily Grind: What non-MMO dev would you like to see make an MMO?

    Jef Reahard
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Filed under: Culture, MMO Industry, Opinion, The Daily Grind Seeing some of our readers' perspectives on John Romero was interesting and occasionally terrifying. Romero, of course, recently made headlines by equating modern F2P with 1990s shareware. A couple hundred comments later, Massively readers had shared their opinions on Romero's opinions. Which for some reason led me to speculate about non-MMO developers making MMOs. So, how about it, folks? Is there a game developer who has never made an MMO that you'd like to see make one? Who is it? If not, why not? Every morning, the Massively…
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    Dwell On It

  • The Second Life Terms of Service are a part of the problem

    Tateru Nino
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The Second Life Terms of Service (ToS) comprise over 45,000 words, spread across roughly 20 documents (including Wiki pages), all of which you must warrant that you’ve read and understood and agreed to before you can access Second Life or its forums. I read the whole thing. Every time. It takes quite a while to go through it all, especially because it is written in The Black Speech of Lawyers. You probably don’t read it. Probably hardly anyone does. And that, actually, is a major user-retention issue. Read more ... Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Full post: The…
  • Who does Linden Lab pay attention to?

    Tateru Nino
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    That seems like a fairly simple question on the surface, and – in many senses – it actually is fairly simple, with fairly simple answers. You have to think it through a little bit to actually get to that simplistic core, however. Read more ... Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Full post: Who does Linden Lab pay attention to?
  • Elliot Rodger and sexism

    Tateru Nino
    29 May 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Earlier this month, Elliot Rodger (22) made a short video and wrote a 137 page manifesto before going on a killing spree in Santa Barbara, killing six people before dying himself. Rodger is variously described as a geek, a gamer, and a sexist. And you know? None of those are of any importance in Rodger’s case. The fact is that Elliot Rodger was such a dysfunctional, broken individual that none of the rest of it is even relevant. Read more ... Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Full post: Elliot Rodger and sexism
  • An unexpected side-effect of Google Maps

    Tateru Nino
    24 May 2014 | 9:59 pm
    The other day, travelling from an unfamiliar part of town back home through heavy traffic, I decided to just let Google Maps call the shots. I could have navigated myself, just using major routes that went towards areas I knew, but I decided to see what Google Maps did for me. It took me on a rather interesting journey. Read more ... Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Full post: An unexpected side-effect of Google Maps
  • George Brandis and The Stopped Clock

    Tateru Nino
    10 May 2014 | 9:42 pm
    The saying goes “even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day”. The implication is that no matter how wrong you are, how broken your reasoning, or how unfounded your opinion, once in a while (by chance) you’ll be right about something. There’s also an inverse corollary here: No matter how good your reasoning and your facts are, no matter how often you’re right, sometimes you’re going to make a mistake and be wrong. Life’s tough like that, and we all really know these things, but it is largely these two principles that have led into a long-term distrust of the process of…
 
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    Second Life

  • that´s meeeeeeeeeeee

    FirleFanz´ BruchBude
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FirleFanz´ BruchBude posted a new topic: Hellooooooooooooo, I am FirleFanz and my name means StupidStuff. I am photographer addicted to Second Life. I have no certain gallery but some exhibits here and there, and next month (august 2014) I will have to decorate a LEA sim.
  • Reply to Fix eyes so they don't move

    Patricia de Chenier
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: Zifra Tuqiri: "I use firestorm .. there you go to advanced - debug stettings - privatelocallookattarget - that must be true! Relog and your eyes won't move with your mouse :) " Best reply ever! - no Firestorm user has to buy Lumipro or needs to rez an object (where she or he may not have rez rights) to cease that tiresome tracking of the mouse. While the AO I use is moderately high-end and moderately costly, it not only causes the eyes to track mouse movements, but the entire HEAD. (I find this is a generic issue - not a "fault," because…
  • Reply to Fix eyes so they don't move

    Patricia de Chenier
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: I move the "photography" window around in the viewer field of vision until my avatar's eyes focus in the direction I'd like. That also helps with candid shots when I want my avatar to capture regular motion caused by my AO, so that shot truly is candid and not posed - the neck cranes in the position which makes the face visible for a good composition. While not actually posed, a photo taken that way is still a "selfie" by the rules of some SL Flickr groups dealing with candid photos, so I try not to send my "selfies" to those…
  • Reply to Censorship beyond the ban on nudity?

    Patricia de Chenier
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: I ought to have mentioned this earlier; somehow those photos weren't listed as "Safe," so the moderators quite properly banned them from being listed. I fixed the problem (after Dee Dee showed what might be the issue - thanks, Dee Dee!) and it' no longer is an issue! Sorry for the delay in mentioning this, and thanks for your concern!
  • Introduction

    Dolphikale
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Dolphikale posted a new topic: Helluh. My name's Kale, I'm new, look forward to meeting some of you beautiful faces. :)
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    Botgirl's Digital Playground

  • Acceptable Friend Conduct

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Loosely inspired by authentic juicy gossip I got straight from the lips of a second-hand witness. (Created with Plotagon on an iPad.)
  • High School Zen

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Plotagon for the iPad came out today. The basic app is free, with downloadable content available for a dollar or two each. Here's my first video using the new mobile platform. All of the raw video came from the iPad app. I did a little editing and post production on a Mac before uploading to Vimeo. You can see the unedited version here.
  • Crap Mariner on the Second Life ToS Controversy

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Hi there. It's me. I'm back again.The subject of ToS 2.3 has come up privately, so I thought I'd bring it up in here in order to stick all of my GoS feet and shoes in my mouth.What's happened so far? Well, here's my biased and paranoia-fueled summary:Back in August 2013, Linden Lab made some changes to the Terms of Service that looked to many like an over-reach and a content-grab.Several third-party content sites such as CGTextures prohibited SL users from uploading their textures to SL because of the ToS.Rod Humble and Peter Gray insisted that it was not a content-grab, some wiser heads…
  • Winning the Nymwars: Today Google+. Tomorrow Facebook?

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Google+ launched it's initial Beta in June 2011 with a strict policy against pseudonymous identity. The initial justification was that it benefited users:Google Profiles is a product that works best in the identified state. This way you can be certain you’re connecting with the right person, and others will have confidence knowing that there is someone real behind the profile they’re checking out. For this reason, Google Profiles requires you to use the name that you commonly go by in daily life.Here's how it was explained to me in an imagined interview with a Google representative:An…
  • Plotagon Characters Reflect on Their Upcoming Demise

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    I've had a lot of fun creating short videos on Plotagon over the past year. They've recently announced that they are replacing their current platform for another that will also run mobile devices. They are moving away from photorealism and moving to a more stylized cartoony look. They're also changing their speech synthesis vendor and will eventually allow you to record your own voice performances. This video imagines what their existing characters might think of the upcoming changes.
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    Second Life Fashion Addict

  • Wild Kingdom

    Ketsy
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    One thing has become abundantly clear to me since my return to Second Life many months ago. I am a sucker for Gacha anything. It would be sad if it wasn't for all the wonderful items I am now happily hording in my inventory. Today, I took a visit to a new event, the Wild Things Summer Gacha Event. Oh there is so much wonderful at this event, I can hardly handle it. Too much to show off in one post, so to start, here is my adorable new friend from FRESH, the Pogi.  Isn't it just "Squee" worthy! While he surfed the trees and came back to my arms, I got a chance to play with…
  • Hair Fair - It's Bandana Day

    Ketsy
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Today is the final day of Hair Fair 2014, and the past two weeks have flown by so quickly. I have done over 25 individual posts featuring just some of the amazing hair from this year's Fair. So much wonderful hair, so many amazing gifts and dollarbies, and so much good done for the Fair's charity of choice Wigs for Kids. As is tradition, the final day of the fair is dedicated to Bandana Day. Today is the day to flip your wig, literally, and wear one of the dozens of Bandanas sold at Hair Fair 2014 for just a small $50L donation, a donation that gives 100% of it's price…
  • Genre - Baroque Down Palace

    Ketsy
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    This may be your one and only chance to see most (if not all) of my skin. I am notoriously modest with my avatar, at least in public, but this stunning Sarah pearl harness from [deviousMind] got me to strip down and roll around on my equally fabulous Kalopsia - Le Lit de la Marquise Bed. In fact, everything I am wearing - admittedly not much - from Hair by Bliensen + MaiTai to shoes by Frogstar are available at the Genre event. Genre is still going strong, and you can scoop up oodles of remarkably naughty and wonderful Baroque and…
  • Hair Fair - Fun With Freddy The Fish

    Ketsy
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    When I was a little girl, my father would name all the animals we found in an alliterative way. We had Henry the Hamster, Ferdinand the Frog, and a lot of Willy the Worms after it rained outside. While visiting the Okinawa Summer Festival 2014, I picked up a new friend. Meet Freddy the Fish, yes, he is the little on in the bag in my avatar's left hand. When I finally got around to visiting The Season's Story, and saw this adorable little summer dress from ::{u.f.o}::, I knew it was meant to be.  So here is my fishy dress and my little friend Freddy, and we are…
  • Hair Fair - When Hair Becomes Art

    Ketsy
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Most of us choose our hair for everyday wear, something cute or sexy that can be worn with a variety of looks.  But there are some content creators that push the envelope and design hair that is so particular, so unique, it becomes a work of art and is meant for costume or high fashion styling. The offerings at Hair Fair 2014 from [sYs] are very much in that latter group. This stunning HANAYO style evokes a dance with fans, it is sleek and eye-catching, and has HUD customization touches, both the fans and the flowers, that make it perfect for…
 
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    Free*Style

  • dolly parts

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    hair Rosy mood MESH hair / Soothe (chocolate) > freebie @ Hair Faireyes Umebosh Dolly eye V2 -Bubbly- for TGGS hunt    skin La petite morte scarlet tggs hunt edition for TGGS hunthands Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual -*feet Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - High*dress Hanauta - Tulle Dress =Red= for TGGS huntheels Cubic Cherry Kre-ations {Papilio~ lilac} pumps for TGGS hunt  bracelet Ilo Bow Bracelet for TGGS huntbag Bsd Design Studio HOPE_pink for TGGS huntTp toThe Gallery Gift Shop xoxo Druuna
  • Techno Exercise

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
      These shades and bracelets from Hate This at Shop Free*Style put me in a futuristic mood so I had to bust out the stretchy bodysuit.  Yep.  Feeling fun!  No time for talkie talk today so check the details below!WORN:Outfit: Lali's, freeGlasses: Hate This @ Shop Free*Style, 50LBracelets: Hate This @ Shop Free*Style, 1LHair: Alice Project @ Hair Fair 2014Skin: ImabeeLipstick and Nail Appliers: Adore&AbhorMesh Hands: Slink
  • Hair Fair 2014 Goodies

    26 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Hair Fair 2014 will be closing soon, so be sure to go shop for a good cause and pick up the goodies offered by some of the designers. See the official Hair Fair blog for more information!vvHair from left to right, free or 1L goodie bag at the designer booths listed:Alice ProjectAnalog DogExileClawtooth by ClawtoothChiChickie vvHair from left to right, free or 1L goodie bag at the designer booths listed:LollipopZMAGMina HairVanity HairSaltgrass vvHair from left to right, free or 1L goodie bag at the designer booths listed:MiaMaiRedMintRosy MoodsYs vvHair from left to right, free or 1L goodie…
  • Sileny Face

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
      The store New Faces gives so many gifts to their VIP group.  It's awesome.  In fact, there are two in the notices as we speak.  One of the gifts is this skin.  I think it's pretty different from most skins around right now so it's definitely worth a try.   My hair is not free but it's at Hair Fair where just about everything has at least some portion of each sale donated to Wigs For Kids.  We at Free*Style love promoting charity so go to Hair Fair and show some support!  I am a bit biased to this hair style because it's called Sileny.  What can I…
  • Burlesquina is High

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The HighRize Store has set loads of group gifts out on the sidewalk in front of the store, there's this bodysuit and peep toe wedge shoes (shown & credited below) available in all the colors and a few other outfits, too. Everything includes appliers for mesh body parts. Enjoy!ClothesFrancesca Bodysuit in Red (Lolas, mesh butts and Wowmeh appliers) by HighRize Group GiftLace Peep Toe Wedge in Cherry (Slink High Feet) by HighRize Group GiftBodyBrainpan Tattoo (Lolas & Slink Hands appliers) by Tattoo Mania @Fi*Friday 55LScarlette Skin (all appliers) by Panda Punx Passion4Red…
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    FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

  • Any Given Sundae

    Pru Rexroth
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Hello Again, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! In a previous post I mentioned how I’m kinda over this summer heat. Well, there is one thing I very much enjoy that is generally associated with hot weather, ice cream! One of my favorite ways to cool off on a hot day is with a little ice cream. This outfit very much makes me think of strawberry ice cream, which is a personal favorite of mine! It all started with this over-sized shirt from Cheeky. The top is their July group gift, so just a few days left to grab it up! It is fully mesh and comes with the sunglasses that hang casually…
  • Be the best Bone Collector you can be, with flowers!

    Calleja Fairey
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Hello my FabFreebers! So how has your weekend been? Mine, as usually, was pretty uneventuful..although, some would call it ‘Calle being lazy’ :P I like these kinds of days, because it means that I get a chance to do a little more exploring around SL than I normally get to do. One of the places on my list I’ve been wanting to take a look at, is the Isle of Dee, especially once I saw the notices about the Bone Collector Quest.  I’ll tell you a little about the quest, and then, of course, tell you about my outfit He was to collect the bones and bring them to the God so…
  • Modern Punk

    Pru Rexroth
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hello Fab Free Lovies! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend. :D Sometimes I really think that my sense of style has multiple personalities! The good news is, somehow, I think I manage to pull it off anyway! :P I”m really not sure what you would call this style, I’d lean toward a mixture between high fashion, goth, and punk. Whatever you want to call it, I think it’s really flirty and fun, with a touch of sinister! So how’d I get find myself in such an outfit you ask? First, I think you have to be inspired. While out and about I stumbled across some group…
  • Flounce Gift @ FFHQ

    Love Trill
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes you just feel like a quickie… and a quickie post I have for you today! The skin I am in is by Flounce and is called Anna – Pretty in the caramel skin tone.  This skin is available FOR FREE at FabFree Headquarters in the Gift Gallery for all!  This gift includes beauty marks, blush, cheek highlight, cleavage options, strip and freckles! Come and get it while it’s hot!  I should also remind you, that if you love this skin… Flounce also has a gacha machine set out at FabFree Headquarters in the patio area with several more beautiful skins that play at just…
  • FabFree Designer of The Day – 07/27/14 – Hudson’s Clothing Co.

    Love Trill
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Hudson’s Clothing Co. Silk Print Mini Dress (free group gift / 0L/ free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paektu/49/152/94 **Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers. Photos are work of the designers.
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    JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog

  • Backyard Drive-In

    gogo
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Hello from the drive-in! We’re watching “Awkward First Date” — it’s coming to a virtual theater near you. This barefoot hippie guy let me hang around him for a bit for today’s post, should I keep him? Get this Backyard Drive In Theatre from Consignment, it includes poses & all the props you see here. Hippie guy not included. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel SKin Truth – Rowan Teefy – Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt (S) White Teefy – Leah High-Waisted Skinny Jeans (S) Original Teefy – Betty Sandals (White) Donna Flora –…
  • LifeStyle

    gogo
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Hello from a fabulous corner of SL! This picture has a Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe to it, don’t you think? When you see pictures on blogs, it may look effortless, but even simple shots can take hours to perfect. The pose we’re using combines two different sets - 1/2 of a couple pose taken apart and combined with a single pose. I love this picture, it was worth the effort! Framing it. I’m wearing the new Leather Trim Dress from ISON, it fits like a glove. My shoes are the Kokomo pumps from Hucci. I can’t get enough of spiky shoes, especially when…
  • One Of A Kind SL Painting: Our Lady Of Perfect

    gogo
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    [SOLD!] One Of A Kind SL Painting: Our Lady Of Perfect This painting is now sold. The buyer now has the option to reveal who they are and sell it. Good luck, buyer, and thank you! “Our Lady Of Perfect” is a digital painting of Juicy Littlething of the blog Juicybomb. There will only be one painting object created in SL. This picture, with the watermark, can be shared on blogs if you want to talk about it. The real painting will not have a watermark. With the rise of gatcha resale shops in Second Life, Gogo and I would like to see who’s willing to pay what for one-of-a-kind…
  • POLL: Mesh Body

    gogo
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Take Our Poll The post POLL: Mesh Body appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Sparkle baby

    gogo
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    What’s better than sparkly hair? FREE Sparkle Edition hair from Exile! This After the Rain hairstyle in a special edition pack comes in Blonde, Red, Brown, and Black. Get it for $1L (goes towards Wigs for Kids) @ Hair Fair. The post Sparkle baby appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
 
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    Koinup: Second Life Places

  • Calvados

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calvados/128/128/0
  • Sparquerry

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sparquerry/128/128/0
  • Xanadu

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:28 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xanadu/128/128/0
  • Higginston

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Higginston/128/128/0
  • Grantville

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grantville/128/128/0
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    Hiperia3D News

  • Shiloh Fantasy Outfit

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Shiloh Fantasy Outfit is a pack of ceremonial fantasy armor, a shield and an elven sword, and also includes 10 poses and two utility poses to grab the sword and the shield for use with others. All you need to achieve spectacular renders in lots of scenes! A must-have! The bikini armor fits the most popular Genesis 2 Females (Aiko 6, Gia 6, The Girl 6, Olympia 6, Stephanie 6, Teen Josie 6, Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female, Victoria 6, Giselle 6). See images and  get it here: Shiloh Fantasy Outfit for DAZ Studio and Poser - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • EJ Xana

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Our new girl EJ Xana has been released! She is for Genesis 2 Female, and works both in DAZ Studio and Poser (with dson). She has lots of makeup options, and can be any beautiful character you imagine, and also has the plus of having a green elf option with tribal tatoos and skin glitter, and sclera options (green/natural). She is 30% off, and if you buy her, you get 40% in the same order for other products of our store at DAZ. Don't miss her! See more images and get her here: EJ Xana for Genesis 2 Female for Poser and DAZ Studio - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • EJ Leilani

    27 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    Our EJ Leilani has been just released at DAZ, she is 30% off and in addition if you buy it, you also get 60% off on the "Friday Bling" promotion. Leilani is a Hawaiian beauty, and her name means "heavenly flower", as the famous song of Bing Crosby, that I hope you know, if not have a look on Youtube. She's perfect for this moment of the year!  She's also the girl you need for your beach/summer renders! Leilani is a character for Genesis 2 Female(s), with highly detailed skin and makeups, tapairu (nymph deity of the Pacific) body painting with full body and partials,…
  • Solange Hair and Hair Combs

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 am
    This product of ours has been just released at DAZ. This pack includes Solange Hair plus 5 Hair Combs: the perfect hair for all kinds of fantasy, historical, sci-fi, gothic, or warrioress characters, plus varied hair combs for all the possible themes. A very easy to use and versatile hair model, a must have! Solange Hair is a hair model for Genesis 2 Female (and an V4/A4/Kids4 version is also included in the package). The hair combs also auto-adapt and morph with her. See images and get it here: Solange Hair and Hair Combs for Poser and DAZ Studio It's 30% off for a limited time, and if you…
  • 2 Days Only Catchup Sale

    15 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Because of the catchup sale of "Countdown 2 Summer", we have several of our latest items 30% off again! Hurry and grab them because this is just for today and tomorrow! Also, you can buy any of those items that are 30% off and get a 40% off in other items of our store, again these 2 days only! http://www.daz3d.com/emmaandjordi - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
 
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    Designing Digitally, Inc.

  • What is Bloom's Taxonomy and How Does it Relate to Education?

    masonm.designingdigitally
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    In 1956, an educational psychologist by the name of Dr. Benjamin Bloom, along with a committee of other professionals, developed a system of classification called “Blooms Taxonomy,” which was designed to measure learning in the education industry. What Are The Three Types of Learning? Bloom and his team recognized three major areas of learning (called “Domains”), which are listed below. However, for this piece we will focus on Bloom’s most noted work, the Cognitive Domain.   Cognitive: Critical thinking and understanding (Knowledge Affective: Growing in…
  • Why Game Based Learning?

    masonm.designingdigitally
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Game based learning has revolutionized the way CEOs and professors teach their employees and students. Below, we will discuss some of the reasons why game based learning is so effective. But first, what is game based learning? Game based learning (GBL) is using game style play while working toward a specific learning objective. Not to be confused with gamification, game based learning is using a game to teach, whereas, gamification is incorporating game elements (badges, points, achievements) in a non game setting. Offers Greater Challenges Studies have suggested incorporating challenges…
  • Designing Digitally, Inc. Partners with Auburn University Food Systems Institute to Create Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR)

    admin
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Designing Digitally, Inc. is proud to announce they have partnered with Auburn University Food Systems Institute to provide a 3D animated, HTML5, web-based E-Learning simulation that teaches learners how to perform standard practices for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Gel Electrophoresis within a lab. To help students better understand the PCR process and lab etiquette, Auburn University requested an E-Learning simulation that would walk users through each step of the procedure. Breaking the simulation into three separate rooms, each with a specific task and focus and representing…
  • Solving Corporate Pain Points with E-Learning

    masonm.designingdigitally
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Are you thinking about converting to E-Learning as a new training strategy? If so, there are a few things to consider. E-Learning can come with a few nuances, but if you’re aware of them beforehand, you’ll stand a much better chance of working around them. What Are The Benefits of Corporate E-Learning? E-Learning is beneficial because it allows you to train a large number of employees within a relatively short amount of time. For instance, it wouldn’t be feasible to schedule a classroom training session for your entire sales force. Why? Because you would need to…
  • Tips for Changing Behavior in the Workplace

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Getting your employees to go along with a new program, initiative or behavior often depends on how your management team communicates the change. While it may seem like people are resisting change, it is more often the case that employees actually have a positive view of change, just not the way it is being imposed on them. The first step to implementing change and establishing a workplace environment that fosters creativity, positivity, and success is to help your employees feel a sense of ownership in the change process. It is no secret that people want to feel important and like they are…
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    Hypergrid Business

  • Zetamex offers $3 regions

    Maria Korolov
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Las Vegas-based Zetamex, one of OpenSim’s leading hosting companies, is experimenting with a $3 region offer for 15,000-prim regions on OSgrid and Metropolis. “This is an experimental service, meaning we are changing and it...
  • Survey: Where do you want OpenSim to go?

    Maria Korolov
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The explosion of new virtual reality developments, the announcement that Linden Lab is working on a new version of Second Life, and a steady stream of updates from High Fidelity have combined to create...
  • Oculus VR adds positional tracking to Best Practices Guide

    Maria Korolov
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Now that Oculus VR has begun shipping the Developer Kit 2 version of the Oculus Rift, it has updated its Best Practices Guide with a new section on positional tracking. The first generation Oculus...
  • Report: Microsoft backing VR headset maker FOVE

    Maria Korolov
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
      According to a report today in TechRadar, Microsoft has just accepted FOVE into its Microsoft Ventures program. FOVE Inc. is a company that makes the world’s first virtual reality headset with eye-tracking. The eye-tracking...
  • OSgrid begins 7th birthday celebration Saturday morning

    Maria Korolov
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    OSgrid, the oldest virtual world running on the OpenSimulator software, is turning seven years old and birthday celebrations begin 10 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday morning with DJs and live performances. These include DJ Foxx...
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