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  • Frozen Fever Party - On Now!

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    23 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The Frozen Fever Party is on now! Check out all the fanciful fun at Anna's birthday celebration: If you haven't yet, make sure you unlock the exclusive Frozen-themed igloo -- it's available for everyone when you login to Club Penguin. It will only be available during the party.  The Frozen Fever Party is on from now until May 5 on your desktop computer and until May 20 on the Club Penguin app. Come back and let us know what you think of the party :D Waddle on,  -Club Penguin Team
  • Corals in Timelapse

    Things That Capture My Imagination
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Time lapse is a gorgeous way to make sense of the world and be mesmerized at the same time. This video of corals by Daniel Stoupin, featured on Mental Floss, is one of the best ever.
  • Manage your VMware Metro Storage Cluster with Tags

    Gabes Virtual World
    Gabrie van Zanten
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Running a VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) makes it possible to move VMs between two geographical locations without downtime. In a Metro Storage Cluster a vSphere Cluster consists of ESXi hosts from both locations with shared storage that is stretched over these locations. Using a VMware Metro Storage Cluster makes your environment even more resilliant against failures and can help you get up and running again much faster should a disaster occur. To get more information on VMware Metro Storage Cluster read the following articles: Implementing vSphere Metro Storage…
  • Open Forum for the April 24th NonProfit Commons in Second Life Meeting

    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life
    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    This Friday, April 24th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have an open forum that will give us a chance to ask deeper questions from our past week's topics, discuss upcoming Nonprofit Commons events and other projects such as the design and planning of our community welcome area and resource library. 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, April 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater…
  • Boxing Cleverer

    Terra Nova
    Ren Reynolds
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    What makes a sport popular - then not? A chat broke out on Twitter. One of those chats that tells you that Twitter can be a terrible place to chat. So let's have a go here. Boxing used to be popular. Really popular. It caught the public imagination for centuries. In the 18C there was the Fancy - rich young things that adopted boxing and language of the working classes as trend. Boxing flourished. It became international. It took off in America, transatlantically and globally. When We Were Kings is not just a film about two men hitting each other, it's about nations and symbolism.
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    What's New

  • Frozen Fever Party - On Now!

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The Frozen Fever Party is on now! Check out all the fanciful fun at Anna's birthday celebration: If you haven't yet, make sure you unlock the exclusive Frozen-themed igloo -- it's available for everyone when you login to Club Penguin. It will only be available during the party.  The Frozen Fever Party is on from now until May 5 on your desktop computer and until May 20 on the Club Penguin app. Come back and let us know what you think of the party :D Waddle on,  -Club Penguin Team
  • Penguin of the Week: Penguin 43

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    Hiya!If you want to know why Penguin 43 is Penguin of the Week, just look back through the comments of previous POTW posts! He's a super active member of the Club Penguin community who's always got a quick and friendly answer for a curious penguin pal.Do you know a penguin who should be POTW? Leave a comment telling us why! Winners receive 10,000 coins and the POTW background.Byeee!-Club Penguin Team
  • Frozen Fever

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Frozen Fever has hit the island hard! Let's give a warm welcome back to Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf! (Well, maybe don't give too warm of a welcome to Olaf. That adorable snowman might melt!) I've got the scoop on why they're visiting—Queen Elsa's got a big plan! She wants to show her love to Anna with a big birthday party! Join in and collect magic snowflakes and show our visitors from Arendelle how much we love hosting them here on Club Penguin! Oh, and watch out for snowgies! Elsa's still getting over her cold.-Aunt Arctic
  • Earth Day 2015: Online Meet-up

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    Hi Penguins! Today is Earth Day and here at Club Penguin we're all about protecting our environment. Many of you have been asking if we'll be doing anything to spread awareness -- our answer is, OF COURSE! You're all invited to join us today, on your desktop computer, to spread awareness and celebrate our home... the Earth! In addition to spreading awareness, taking action is a big part of protecting the planet and all those that inhabit it. You can visit our Earth Month page to learn how you can take action in your community every day! And if you haven't already, don't forget to unlock…
  • Special Message from Polo Field

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Hey Penguins! I've got a special message from Polo Field to all of you in the community: Hello Penguins! Hope everyone loves the Maze puzzle. The team have so many more amazing surprises planned for you this year. Just wanted to let you know that after 8 incredible years at Club Penguin, I'm going to be moving on.  I've been so lucky to be a part of the Club Penguin Team, serving you guys every day. Thank you for being the most amazing, positive, and friendly community. Thanks for all the beautiful artwork, and encouraging words you've sent over all the years.  Don't forget YOU make…
 
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    Things That Capture My Imagination

  • Corals in Timelapse

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Time lapse is a gorgeous way to make sense of the world and be mesmerized at the same time. This video of corals by Daniel Stoupin, featured on Mental Floss, is one of the best ever.
  • Snowden in the Mist

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The true power of art is illustrated by this bust of Edward Snowden installed in a Brooklyn park by workers in uniform. If only real problems were solved as quickly as the bust was removed!But no matter. More artists came along to project the hologram, shown above, in the place where the absent bust briefly sat.And memory is like this, after all.
  • Memory Palace

    3 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    I just came across this photo of my husband, James Jorasch, taking this picture of me several years ago at Norwood, where I was a member before we had the headquarters for Science House. It was at Norwood that James gave me the floor plan for the future Science House. It was also at Norwood that he taught me how to build a memory palace, which we've been doing together ever since. 
  • Play and Work

    9 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    I love this interview with my beloved friend and collaborator Oliver Uberti.Play doesn't have to die when you start working. Amen. 
  • Teleportion of Two Quantum Properties

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Two quantum properties of a photon--spin and orbital angular momentum--have been teleported together for the first time by physicists in China:Quantum teleportation first appeared in the early 1990s after four researchers, including Charles Bennett of IBM in New York, developed a basic quantum teleportation protocol. To successfully teleport a quantum state, you must make a precise initial measurement of a system, transmit the measurement information to a receiving destination and then reconstruct a perfect copy of the original state. The "no-cloning" theorem of quantum mechanics…
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  • Manage your VMware Metro Storage Cluster with Tags

    Gabrie van Zanten
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Running a VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) makes it possible to move VMs between two geographical locations without downtime. In a Metro Storage Cluster a vSphere Cluster consists of ESXi hosts from both locations with shared storage that is stretched over these locations. Using a VMware Metro Storage Cluster makes your environment even more resilliant against failures and can help you get up and running again much faster should a disaster occur. To get more information on VMware Metro Storage Cluster read the following articles: Implementing vSphere Metro Storage…
  • Check correct path policy of RDMs

    Gabrie van Zanten
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Our vSphere version combined with EMC VNX MCX OE version advices Round Robin as path policy. For RDMs used by a Microsoft Cluster however, Most-Recently-Used is the adviced policy. If a Microsoft Cluster has the incorrect path policy, there is a hughe latency on the RDM. We have noticed that reboot of the ESXi host or forced rescan of the HBA will reset the path policy selection. To be able to keep an eye on unwanted changes in path policy, we use the famous vCheck by Alan Renouf and added our own plugin.  $Report = @() $GevondenMRULuns = 0 $Header = "" foreach($vm in (Get-View…
  • Check the health of your storage paths

    Gabrie van Zanten
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    For you vSphere environment you always want to make sure that all paths to your storage system are connected. That is why in our vSphere environment we run a daily morning check that tells us if there are any death paths between hosts and storage. Before upgrades of our SAN or flare code upgrades of our storage arrays, we also make sure there are no death paths in our vSphere environement. Although this looks to be a good practise, we never realised until a few weeks ago, that after rescanning a host with death paths, the rescan can make the path completely dissapear. We did use a script to…
  • Please vote for GabesVirtualWorld at the Top vBlog 2015

    Gabrie van Zanten
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    It’s that time of year again !!! Please vote for your top 10 favorite VMware & virtualization blogs, on the first page you will be able to select your 10 favorite blogs and on the following page will be allowed to rank them in your preference order. When voting please take the following into consideration: frequency (how often they post) quality (how well the posts are) length (how long the posts are) longevity (how long they have been blogging for) Please try to be fair and objective when voting, this isn’t a popularity contest, it’s about voting for the bloggers that…
  • 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?
 
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    NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

  • Open Forum for the April 24th NonProfit Commons in Second Life Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    This Friday, April 24th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life we will have an open forum that will give us a chance to ask deeper questions from our past week's topics, discuss upcoming Nonprofit Commons events and other projects such as the design and planning of our community welcome area and resource library. 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, April 24th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater…
  • Earth Day on the Road of COP21 for the April 17th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    This Friday, April 17th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life is happy to feature Jacques Macaire (jacmacaire Humby in SL), who will discuss Earth Day, environmental awareness and sustainability. Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22nd to show support for the protection of our planet and those living on it. This year is Earth Day’s 45th anniversary and the year to change our future, by becoming ourselves the leaders. It's our turn to lead.    Jacques will also share some of the sustainability action and work with the nonprofit HUMANBE he founded, and…
  • National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day for the April 10th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    This Friday, April 10th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Jean Albert Renaud (JarHorseman in SL) who will introduce his program Project Arrowhead in support of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day.   Created in 2012 by twelve founding partners, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people and is now officially recognized by AIDS.gov. Today’s young people are the first generation, who has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease…
  • Creating Virtual Training Scenarios in Minutes for the April 3rd NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This Friday, April 3rd, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Rameshsharma Ramloll (Ramesh Ramloll in Second Life), of DeepSemaphore LLC. The need to match rapidly and precisely unanticipated changes in learning requirements is well established by virtual exercise designers and facilitators. RezMela™ allows subject matter experts create, tailor and manage avatar based interactive 3D virtual training environments in minutes without any programming or 3D modeling skills. The approach enables intuitive and deep control and monitoring of virtual content components from their…
  • One Billion Rising for the March 27th NonProfit Commons Meeting

    Rhiannon Chatnoir
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    This Friday, March 27th, TechSoup's NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Saffia Widdershins, one of the lead organizers of the virtual version of the violence against women activism focused event One Billion Rising.    ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and…
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    Terra Nova

  • Boxing Cleverer

    Ren Reynolds
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    What makes a sport popular - then not? A chat broke out on Twitter. One of those chats that tells you that Twitter can be a terrible place to chat. So let's have a go here. Boxing used to be popular. Really popular. It caught the public imagination for centuries. In the 18C there was the Fancy - rich young things that adopted boxing and language of the working classes as trend. Boxing flourished. It became international. It took off in America, transatlantically and globally. When We Were Kings is not just a film about two men hitting each other, it's about nations and symbolism.
  • 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,…
 
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    The Creative Shed

  • We Hate People Episode 4: Sticky Pants and the Village People

    David Holloway
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    We’re pleased to have guest co-host Paul Blunt with us this week, as we attempt to get our ageing teeth into some meaty issues. Also apologies from some variable sound quality in the first half of the podcast or so but it does get better from there! The Show Notes – Welcome to our guest co-host Paul Blunt – Vale Richie Benaud – Easy issue of the week: are democratic societies fundamentally breaking down? – Star Wars Episode 7 trailer (link) – TV recommendation: Barbie in the Dreamhouse (link) – Archie comics reboot and the endless Betty vs Veronica…
  • We Hate People Episode 3: Black Holes and Hand Grenades

    David Holloway
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Episode 3 already?? We cover the gamut of the world’s issues this episode, just as you’d expect. You’re welcome. The Show Notes – Hate of the week: those who spread urban myths – The Large Hadron Collider fires up again – will it kill us? (link) – Netflix is murdering the Australian internets – Amazon’s Dash sticks (link) Don’t forget we’d love your feedback via the website, Twitter or Facebook.
  • How to Access Netflix Australia on Apple TV

    The Gravedigger
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Ok Aussie Apple TV users: Netflix’s Australian offering is available on Apple TV as of today. Here’s how to get it: 1. Switch on Apple TV 2. Select the huge Netflix logo on the main menu 3. Confirm your email address (which will pre-load with your iTunes email) 4. Select the trial you want to choose (standard definition / HD etc) 5. Agree to the terms and conditions (read them for yourself but basically you get a month free then they start billing you via iTunes for whatever plan you selected) That’s it. You can stop the auto-payment via iTunes if you don’t want to pay…
  • We Hate People Episode 2: Beware The Erudite Mincer

    David Holloway
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    As promised, we’ve bribed the hell out of someone to come in as guest co-host to make us look more erudite than we actually are. So a huge thank you to Redna for jumping in with us! The Show Notes – Shout out to BigPete009 and Jayconnell for their iTunes reviews – Hate of the Week: Body odour on trains (with side trips to open caskets at funerals and minced homicide victims) – Did you know?? segment and assorted travel monument anecdotes – Marvel’s bridging comics to The Force Awakens – Death of Terry Pratchett – The Apple Watch – have…
  • Speech Palm Card Template for Microsoft Word

    David Holloway
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    I’ve created a template to print your own speech palm card template for your kids’ school speeches or your own! In my case the school wanted palm cards of the size 10cm (100mm) by 7cm (70mm), so that’s the free template you can download in MS Word .docx format for free by clicking here. If you need to create different sized speech cards than the template I’ve done, then just go into Microsoft Word’s Format > Document and navigate to the Page Setup window. In there you should see the ability to select different sizes, including the ability to ‘Manage Custom…
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  • Scientists spot runaway galaxies

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (up to 6 million miles per hour) that they're escap...
  • Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung's Gear 2 watch

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Don't despair if you bought Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead -- there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after ...
  • Interactive exhibit honors women in game development

    Mariella Moon
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    There's a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it's not showing off just any game-related material. No, it's putting a spotlight on the accomplishments female game developers -- e...
  • Jay Z says his Tidal music service is doing just fine, thank you

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Jay Z re-launched Tidal with a lot of fanfare, but how well is his artist-owned streaming service doing so far? Just fine, if you ask the man himself. As part of a flurry of Twitter posts, Mr. Carter revealed that Tidal has "over 770,000" subscribers...
  • 'Gears of War' looks like the next game to get an Xbox One remaster

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both Kotaku and Polygon report that Microsoft, Black Tusk Studios and Dirty Bomb's Splash Damage are working ...
 
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  • Scientists spot runaway galaxies

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (up to 6 million miles per hour) that they're escap...
  • Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung's Gear 2 watch

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Don't despair if you bought Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead -- there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after ...
  • Interactive exhibit honors women in game development

    Mariella Moon
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    There's a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it's not showing off just any game-related material. No, it's putting a spotlight on the accomplishments female game developers -- e...
  • Jay Z says his Tidal music service is doing just fine, thank you

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Jay Z re-launched Tidal with a lot of fanfare, but how well is his artist-owned streaming service doing so far? Just fine, if you ask the man himself. As part of a flurry of Twitter posts, Mr. Carter revealed that Tidal has "over 770,000" subscribers...
  • 'Gears of War' looks like the next game to get an Xbox One remaster

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both Kotaku and Polygon report that Microsoft, Black Tusk Studios and Dirty Bomb's Splash Damage are working ...
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    Mermaid Diaries

  • The One & Only Dispensing Blender: Hamilton Beach WaveStation Express

    Stephanie Campbell
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Blenders are one of those appliances that every kitchen needs to have. One of the most popular blenders that are currently on the market is the Hamilton Beach Wave Station Express Dispensing Blender. As reflected in various blender reviews, this blender has a number of different features that have piqued many customers’ interest. Of course, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages associated with it. What are they? Read on to find out. Hamilton Beach Wavestation: Probably the Only Dispensing Blender Feature Highlights of Hamilton Beach Wave Station Dispensing Blender Powerful…
  • Bodum Bistro Blender is Cheap. But is it Good?

    Stephanie Campbell
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Blade Sharpness is Key to a Blender Performance The Bodum Bistro Blender is one of the better mid-quality blenders I’ve used. The main thing when looking for any blender is the strength of the blades, and these blades are pretty strong. I make a lot of smoothies and so far with this I’ve been able to grind up ice easily. Zooming In on Bodum Bistro Blender Bodum Bistro: A Great Mid-Range Blender It’s a No Fancy Blender This is definitely not a fancy blender. It often takes a little longer than I expected to get everything blended together smoothly, but it will get the job…
  • 3 Refreshing and Nutrition-Packed Mojito Smoothie Recipes

    Stephanie Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Nothing says summer like the cool combination of mint and lime found in mojitos. However, if you’re watching your nutrition like a hawk, this season, try these delicious and nutritious smoothies that skip the rum, but won’t skimp on flavor. Before trying out these recipes, take note that the best blender for mojito smoothies will have a strong motor and multiple blade arrays to handle ice cubes and other frozen products, such as bananas. These three recipes will help you get your summer off to a fantastic start. Poolside Mojito Cooler Cool and creamy, this mojito cooler is a perfect…
  • Does Bodum Bistro Stand Mixer Make Good Investment?

    Stephanie Campbell
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Good Electric Stand Mixer Mixes Good Look & Functionality For those who love to cook, quality kitchen appliances are a must. One of the most necessary appliances that you can add to your kitchen’s collection is an electric mixer. Electric mixers are built to provide a powerful mixing system that works beyond human capabilities. They also are tremendous at shortening the amount of time that you find yourself in the kitchen. Basically, mixers can help you cook faster and more efficiently. Bodum Stand Mixer: The Popularly Stylish Electric Mixer Sweat less. Cook faster. Cook better.
  • This Breville Mixer Pro Makes Scraping & Mixing seems so Easy

    Stephanie Campbell
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Breville Scraper: A Tough & Hard Working Electric Mixer Anyone who enjoys baking bread, cakes or cookies needs a quality small appliance in their kitchen made by a well-known manufacturer. The Breville Scraper Mixer Pro Stand Model BEM 410 is a quality stand mixer designed for everyday use by home chefs to prepare batters for desserts, breads and other dishes. We bought this appliance for our home after researching and reading numerous stand mixer reviews at several online sites. Like most families, we think carefully before making a major purchase to save money. But saving money…
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    Second Life

  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    misaki.kita
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:34 am
    misaki.kita posted a reply: Hi everyone... been on flickr awhile but have not done much. Hoping to change that. *waves*!!
  • Reply to Introduce yourself here!

    john.zerb kimphoto
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    john.zerb kimphoto posted a reply: Hello!! Just joined... and not sure i did the right thing to post here... i hope it!! :D
  • Reply to Other groups

    Patricia de Chenier
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: www.flickr.com/groups/lemonrockcafe is the growing visual history of the Lemonrock Café musical concert venue. The management of the Lemonrock, Emily and River Lemondrop, go to a lot of trouble to make not only a picturesque space for people to dance and mingle in (at the SOHO New York sim, SOHO New York (32, 112, 29) ), but some of the best stage sets for concerts I've ever seen in Second Life - and their live music and tribute acts are well worth showing up for.
  • Reply to What's it hurt?

    Patricia de Chenier
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: Faving good work's the best way I know of (as a relative novice to SL photography myself) to reward good (and evolving) SL photographers. It kills me to see a really appealing photo get no faves or only a handful. In fact, one reason I started "What If? Science Fiction and Fantasy Images from Second Life" was to not only be able to fave good SF or fantasy images, but explicitly recognize and encourage good images in those two subject genres. Really, I'll show images of ANY speculative fiction genre - such as "alternative…
  • Reply to Sell your SL art online...

    Patricia de Chenier
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Patricia de Chenier posted a reply: I have not, but I can recommend another excellent free photo editing application which has had considerable group development over many years and is constantly being updated for new platforms: paint.net. The name of the application used to be the name of the website that offered the application, but I've discovered that "paint.net" now redirects to an unrelated firm's Web site, "www.warrenpaint.com". The developers' new Web site is www.getpaint.net Paint.net has evolved to the point where you have to have at least Windows 7 to run it,…
 
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    Botgirl's Digital Playground

  • The Play of Characters

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Who puts words in a character's mouth? It seems simple, right? The author. But who puts the words in your mouth? Another self-evident answer? Not really. It seems like there's a single "you" inside who is responsible for all of your words, thoughts, feelings and actions. There is is obviously a single brain and body behind it all. But within that one system there are many identities, moods, desires and emotions that vary from hour to hour and from context to context. Some of them are fairly consistent, while others may vary wildly and even be in conflict with each other. Some are driven by…
  • Monthly Update on Novel

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I'm about two-thirds through the novel, just getting to the climax of Act II. The plotting got complicated enough a few weeks ago that I created a spreadsheet to keep track of the flow of dates and events. Chapters had been alternating between 2100 and 2150 and I had to make sure that everything was lining up properly. I'm glad I checked. I was way off. I ended up moving all of the events from 2150 to 2115, which allowed the timelines to merge perfectly a few chapters ago. Whew!I've done two major rewrites so far. The first happened at the end of Act I when I realized that the secondary…
  • 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.)
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    Free*Style

  • A Few Little Things

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Hi I'm Saff/Saffie/Saffron Foxclaw, and very happy to join the awesome Free*Style team as a guest blogger!Summer is almost here and I thought I'd take advantage of the gorgeous weather with a few free items!(I had to change my hair to show off the earrings!)A slight disclaimer is that the tee is one size only, I usually wear an extra small/small so I dunno how it'll look on any other sizesSaff xxTop @ .:Lil Things:. - cool cat (free the unknown hunt)Earrings @ .:Lil Things:. - Heart earrings (free gift)Pose @ !bang - surfboard previous free giftHair @ Olive - ElisaHair 2 @ Magika -…
  • Fantasy Faire 2015

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Fairelands are now open. Start your exploration at the wonderful Fairelands Junction. At the junction, you will find portals to all the related Fantasy Faire Sims. Some are for shopping, some are for other things, like performances. There is also Silent Auction Vendors up above the water, as the portals are sunken into the deep this year.The portals are my one of my favorite things about the faire. It might seem odd, but each has to draw you in, with but a little representation of each sim. They are little pieces of art. While you are there, be sure to pick up this year's LowLag avatars,…
  • 23 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    There's still a few days left of the Wayward Hunt so if you haven't zipped around and picked up some great gifts, now is your chance to go. A few things to keep in mind with the hunt and items - the skin from Clef de Peau, while it is a great skin and very nicely detailed, has no eyebrows. I didn't notice the small print on the advert at first that the eyebrows were to be purchased, and I was already at home dressing so I just used others I had in my inventory.Also a couple of the stores are sneaky with their hunt items.  I'm not sure if there was a limit as to how far from the landing…
  • Creature Feature

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
      Hey all!  Sharing an outfit of cheapies and madness with you today.  All of the pieces work really well together but I do want to say that the hair does poke through the back of the collar, you just can't see it from the front, lol.  Sneaky, sneaky!  OK, enjoy!WORN:Jumpsuit: Mute., 10L, other colors/patterns for sale separately for 10L each as wellTattoo: Natti, 10LPose: MarukinAqua Colored Mesh Eye: Insufferable Dastard, 0LHair: Olive, gacha itemRuff Collar Thing: Nefarious Inventions, gacha item*Gray Colored Mesh Eye: Clemmm, gacha itemSkin: Lumae @ GenreMesh…
  • Heels love

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    N-core - group gift, 50L$ fee to join
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    Zoe Connolly

  • Thanks SL Go. You were fantastic!

    3 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Many thanks to OnLive and the kind folks at SL Go who were very generous with their time. You set a great standard in exceptional customer service.I'm still reeling from the news about the near end of SL Go. The service lasts until April 30, 2015 and then it ends. When the last of my high-graphic SLGo photos are posted here, my blog will end activity. It will remain dormant until I can afford an upgrade. In the meantime, I'll be here and there in SL and on Twitter.
  • My new Spad from Niki Wilder

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the first time over 4 years I was able to participate in a dogfight. Did I win? If by winning you mean NOT get shot down, then I won. I need lots of practice, and thanks to SLGo it's able to happen again.
  • Spijkers & Wingtips MD 500E Helicopter (aircraft machinima by Natascha Randt)

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Spijkers & Wingtips MD 500E Helicopter(SL aircraft machinima by Natascha Randt)
  • Percival Vega Gull (aircraft machinima by Natascha Randt)

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Percival Vega Gull (SL aircraft machinima by Natascha Randt)A short testflight with the Vega Gull in SL. Built by bunnys fride. The Percival Vega Gull is an absolute awesome elegant aeroplane of the 1930s, designed by Edgar Wikner Percival.
  • Machinima Test

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    This is little test machinima I created at Cornelius Fanshaw's Tarington Aerodrome. He redecorated his WW2 style RAF Tarington Field to resemble a Royal Flying Corp World War 1 era aerodrome complete with trenches between his parcel and Niki Wilder's place at Rundlelawn. I would have planned the shot much better, but I was just winging it as an experiment - just to see if it was possible. It's been a very long time since I last created a machinima and to be honest I forgot a lot of basics. Yay Google!This is a single shot using 3D Space Navigator.I used music from a YouTube approved…
 
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    FabFree - Fabulously Free in SL

  • Chillin on Sunday Night

    Love Trill
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:43 pm
     Hey Fabulouses!  I’m just chillin waiting for one of my favourite TV shows to start (can you guess which one?!?) and thought I would put together a post with some cute home decorative items I found today on the grid at super low under 75L prices and even… FREE! At Reverie’s Shiny Shabby display you can play the “A House Is Not A Motel” gacha machine for 65L a play and try your luck for some very comfy looking livingroom furniture!  I managed to get the rare Vintage Sofa that includes the ottoman, pillows, blankets and even some clothing sprawled out…
  • Follow the White Rabbit

    juliannaseriman
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Hello hello, FabFree Folks! I hope the weekend has treated you well both in RL and SL.  I finally had some time to try a Hunt I’d had my eye on today: The White Rabbit Hunt from Fun with Hunts. I think y’all might like a few of the things I found. This first look is the mini dress from Fi’s Creations. As always, Fi’s has set out a fantastic hunt prize. I love the flirty hem line and the soft summery colors. It goes perfectly with the Checkered nails from La Boheme for SLink hands and feet. You get the mani and pedi in the white checks and another mani and pedi with…
  • FabFree Designer of The Day – 04/26/15 – Kaithleen’s

    Love Trill
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Kaithleen’s Baroque Dress (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/162/154/22 **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.
  • Aris Here Aris There, ArisAris Everywhere!

    Pru Rexroth
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Happy Sunday Fab Free! I know that April doesn’t quite mean bikini weather for everyone. For those still battling the cold weather, ArisAris has a super cute dollarbie sweater-dress out at FashionStation. This warm and cozy looking “words” dress is fully mesh and comes in standard sizes. There are little details that make the dress both cute and unique. The writing is readable and there are little holiday sayings like “peace on earth” and “let it shine”. There is also a cute detailed belt and a pretty cowl neck style collar. In addition to their…
  • More than just Little Black Dresses

    juliannaseriman
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Hello again, Fab Folks! Thanks to Ms Love’s beautiful post and pics here, you all know that the Black Fashion Fair is in full swing. But there are so many lovely things to be had I wanted to show y’all a few more. This is the ‘February’ Dress from Dead Dollz. I love the gorgeous black lace and the sassy split skirt. So very elegant.  And how can you beat the price… it’s free.   Max Gossamer has also set out a great gift for the Fashion Fair. These are the ‘Singapore Swing’ earrings. They come in two lengths and I picked the triple . With all…
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    second_lifers

  • Bumping this community

    6 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Hello! I just wanted to bump this community to see if anyone is still here on LiveJournal and, for that matter, on Second Life.I've started a new journal/blog here as well as a community for the in-world newsletter I publish. The newsletter is called the Easy Goings Newsletter - Going Easy Around Second Life. I write about interesting places to go, interesting things do so, give advice and help, and the like. It's nothing much, but it is something. Really, it's more about giving people common and current experiences that can lead to social interactions or even friendships.So,…
  • Dancin'

    3 Jun 2012 | 7:48 am
    Has been a while since I've been dancing to music in SLSometimes the simple pleasures are the best.
  • AO search

    22 Dec 2011 | 5:29 am
    I'm trying to find a good AO for my husband. Most male Ao's seem to violent or macho for what he wants. He's an Fur, like me. Only a dragon in stead of a cat, with Indiana Jones tendencies. There is sadly not an Indy AO on the Marketplace.Any suggestions?
  • Letting my LJ Journal Go To Sleep

    1 Dec 2011 | 9:05 pm
    Just wanted to let any interested parties know that I've bought my own domain at http://ceejaywriter.com and am blogging via WordPress over there these days. I find myself less and less inclined to log into LJ these days (and it seems when I do, I always pick the day the system is down). The Second Lifers community here has dwindled to a gasp, as well.Feel free to follow me at my site, if you are so inclined! And LJ, thanks for all the fish. It was fun while it was fun! For the moment, my 'real' person keeps her LJ, but since my avatar-feelings are based in hers, she may be making a similar…
  • 21 Oct 2011 | 5:50 pm

    21 Oct 2011 | 5:50 pm
    Has anyone had experience with these "Meeroos" I am seeing all over the grid? I joined a couple of groups advertising them and I swear, it's like a layer of hell reserved for used car salesmen!
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    Mermaid Diaries

  • The One & Only Dispensing Blender: Hamilton Beach WaveStation Express

    Stephanie Campbell
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Blenders are one of those appliances that every kitchen needs to have. One of the most popular blenders that are currently on the market is the Hamilton Beach Wave Station Express Dispensing Blender. As reflected in various blender reviews, this blender has a number of different features that have piqued many customers’ interest. Of course, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages associated with it. What are they? Read on to find out. Hamilton Beach Wavestation: Probably the Only Dispensing Blender Feature Highlights of Hamilton Beach Wave Station Dispensing Blender Powerful…
  • Bodum Bistro Blender is Cheap. But is it Good?

    Stephanie Campbell
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Blade Sharpness is Key to a Blender Performance The Bodum Bistro Blender is one of the better mid-quality blenders I’ve used. The main thing when looking for any blender is the strength of the blades, and these blades are pretty strong. I make a lot of smoothies and so far with this I’ve been able to grind up ice easily. Zooming In on Bodum Bistro Blender Bodum Bistro: A Great Mid-Range Blender It’s a No Fancy Blender This is definitely not a fancy blender. It often takes a little longer than I expected to get everything blended together smoothly, but it will get the job…
  • 3 Refreshing and Nutrition-Packed Mojito Smoothie Recipes

    Stephanie Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Nothing says summer like the cool combination of mint and lime found in mojitos. However, if you’re watching your nutrition like a hawk, this season, try these delicious and nutritious smoothies that skip the rum, but won’t skimp on flavor. Before trying out these recipes, take note that the best blender for mojito smoothies will have a strong motor and multiple blade arrays to handle ice cubes and other frozen products, such as bananas. These three recipes will help you get your summer off to a fantastic start. Poolside Mojito Cooler Cool and creamy, this mojito cooler is a perfect…
  • Does Bodum Bistro Stand Mixer Make Good Investment?

    Stephanie Campbell
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Good Electric Stand Mixer Mixes Good Look & Functionality For those who love to cook, quality kitchen appliances are a must. One of the most necessary appliances that you can add to your kitchen’s collection is an electric mixer. Electric mixers are built to provide a powerful mixing system that works beyond human capabilities. They also are tremendous at shortening the amount of time that you find yourself in the kitchen. Basically, mixers can help you cook faster and more efficiently. Bodum Stand Mixer: The Popularly Stylish Electric Mixer Sweat less. Cook faster. Cook better.
  • This Breville Mixer Pro Makes Scraping & Mixing seems so Easy

    Stephanie Campbell
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Breville Scraper: A Tough & Hard Working Electric Mixer Anyone who enjoys baking bread, cakes or cookies needs a quality small appliance in their kitchen made by a well-known manufacturer. The Breville Scraper Mixer Pro Stand Model BEM 410 is a quality stand mixer designed for everyday use by home chefs to prepare batters for desserts, breads and other dishes. We bought this appliance for our home after researching and reading numerous stand mixer reviews at several online sites. Like most families, we think carefully before making a major purchase to save money. But saving money…
 
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    JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog

  • Venus

    aemeth
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I’m back to show you a recent release by Utilizator that’s made my day–the Venus Anime Mesh Head! Although I loved the anime head I was wearing previously, it made my av look a bit young… this one makes me look like a young woman. Plus, it’s incredibly customizable just like the last one. I like this avatar so much that I think I’m going to ditch the default SL one, except in the case of creating makeup and nails for it. But before you do that to yours, check out my caveat about what mesh body you pick to match this awesome head. NOTE: I’m wearing…
  • Virtual Girl

    aemeth
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Hi! It’s been a while since I’ve written, right? Well, I’m back in SL (Whiskey inspired me to return) and here to show you something awesome I’ve been doing. First of all, I look way different! I’m wearing the Kemono avatar and the M3 anime head from Utilizator so I look more like these cartoon girls behind me. But why match them, you ask? That’s because I’ve been painting them! I recently won and art fellowship with Red Bull, where I’ve been given a couple of months to create a new body of work. At the end of the fellowship, I’ll reveal…
  • Finding You

    gogo
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    What I’m Wearing: Exile – Finding You The post Finding You appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • One Way or Another

    gogo
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    What happened to my hair? It’s from Exile for this month’s Collabor88! I don’t usually rock such daring hairstyles, so I hope I can pull this off well. This hairstyle includes matching tintable hair base and is UNISEX. What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Exile – One Way or Another The Secret Store – Gloria Zipped Dress (Blood) The Secret Store – Nana Cropped Bomber (Chalk) The post One Way or Another appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
  • Cargo

    gogo
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    ♪ You gotta new friend, You like to play pretend, I’m just keeping my cool Turn on that smoke machine, magic and make it believe She’ll never know you like I do Once we were a fire burning, Now you’re just a lesson I’m learning Please believe me, this isn’t easy I just need to say goodbye, Goodbye Goodbye Losing my mind Goodbye! ♫ What I’m Wearing: Pink Fuel Skin Truth – Nathalia Teefy – Roxy Cropped T-Shirt Addams – A Brand Cargo Pants Ingenue – Christine Heels The post Cargo appeared first on JuicyBomb Second Life Fashion Blog.
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    Koinup: Second Life Places

  • Poseidons Abyss

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poseidons%20Abyss/128/128/0
  • The Seasons Story

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Seasons%20Story/128/128/0
  • REMOOD UNITED

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REMOOD%20UNITED/128/128/0
  • London Mayfair

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20Mayfair/128/128/0
  • After 6 Days

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/After%206%20Days/128/128/0
 
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    Hiperia3D News

  • Malibu Outfit And Accessories

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    Our new product is released today: Malibu Outfit And Accessories is a complete set for the most fun beach and pinup scenes, that includes a customizable trikini, sandals, bracelet and beach ball, and 10 pose sets. In addition, the incredibly versatile trikini includes hide options, so you can turn it into a bikini, a top, a pantie, or hide the jewels, the frills, and the hip ribbons. See more features, content and images here: Malibu Outfit And Accessories - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • Atta Girl Mix And Match Expressions for Callie 6

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Our new release for Callie 6 is published: Atta Girl Mix And Match Expressions for Callie 6. "Atta girl!" "That's a girl!" they whisper as she goes by, while with her natural beauty and charm, she smiles. A must have for Callie 6! Atta Girl is a pack of expressions organized in three folders (Full Face, Upper Face, and Lower Face) for Callie 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 them here: Atta Girl Mix And Match Expressions for Callie 6 - Jordi R.
  • Librarian Pinup Updo

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Our new hair is included in the official Pro Bundle of Callie 6, the new figure at DAZ 3D. Librarian Pinup Updo is the ideal hair style for librarian pinups, teachers, any casual situation and character, and can even be perfect for any party showing the most fashionable messy updo. Looking casual and cute at the same time, this hair is a must-have! It works on Callie 6 and all the current Genesis 2 figures and characters. See images and get it here: Librarian Pinup Updo - Jordi R. Cardona www.hiperia3d.com
  • EJ Rafaga

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Rafaga is a character for Genesis 2 Female, with highly detailed skin and makeups, the most beautiful two-colored irises, alien ears, arms and body body painting, Sci-Fi and casual makeups, custom sculpted head, genitalia and ear morphs, and many options to customize her appearance. She also has very elaborate body painting in chest, back, and both arms, in two versions: with stars glitter and without it. You can apply them independently, mix them, so you can have them in the arm you choose or both, and in the back or chest (great for renders with a mirror reflection), or both, all or none.
  • Wanda Hair

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Our new product for our store at DAZ 3D: Wanda Hair is the perfect choice for all your most glamorous and sexy divas, the most successful cinema stars, femme fatale singers, and even Gothic pinups. With 103 morphs in 17 categories, you can customize and control its appearance with full freedom. A must-have! 20 materials included plus options to hide and size the ornaments. You can also put all the hair back, in the left side or in the right, or both. Also, make it longer, give it more volume, or make it messy or moved by the wind morphs. See images and get it here: Wanda Hair for DAZ Studio…
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    Designing Digitally, Inc.

  • Freedom to Fail in Corporate Training

    masonm.designingdigitally
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Think of a time when you failed at something. Ok, got it? Now what did you learn from that experience? What not to do? What to do next time to avoid that situation? Hopefully all of the above, if you’re smart. Game-based learning, with the freedom to fail, is one way to use that same methodology in a training context. By giving your learners the opportunity to make mistakes, and work through a solution on their own, knowledge retention and learning are more likely to occur. So, how does learning and growth occur through failure? Let’s investigate. Does Failure Motivate?
  • Blue Shield: Social Media and Gamification

    masonm.designingdigitally
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    We write alot about gamification on our blog; how it increases engagement, boost morale, the list goes on and on. So, for this installment we will be looking at more of a case study type bit. Enjoy! Blue Shield of California has discovered that gamification combined with social media is motivating its employees to strive towards healthier lifestyles. They’re also now thinking the approach could work for the employees of their corporate health insurance clients as well. Implementing this strategy would be good for everyone, particularly the employees and their families. As Information…
  • Performance Support on Mobile Devices

    masonm.designingdigitally
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    There has been a lot of talk about how the emergence of performance support on mobile devices will transform how employees learn and access information on the job. This is simplifying the way users access information and how they learn from it, That’s because mobile performance support is built to be more accessible and much easier for the average employee to understand. Within the next few years, training tools like textbooks, training charts and employee information sheets could all become a thing of the past. What is Performance Support? Performance support is a type of learning tool…
  • Pass on Presentations: Excitement with Elearning

    masonm.designingdigitally
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    At one point in our lives, we have all sat through one of those drawn-out, mind-numbingly boring PowerPoint presentations that put half of the audience to sleep. In these situations, there is usually very little excitement in the room because the interactions are very limited. While the intentions are there, it simply does not stimulate us enough to be able to absorb all the information efficiently. In fact, most of these types of learning experience are so easily forgettable that they’re being phased out of corporate culture completely. After all, the main reason to give a training…
  • LScon2015 Recap!

    masonm.designingdigitally
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    What an exciting week folks! After a week in Orlando for the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo the Designing Digitally team is back in office and back on the grind. Before we dive in, thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! It was great to get to meet so many new people. Not only did we get a chance to talk to new and interesting people and increase brand awareness, we had a blast doing it! Thursday we had a March Madness shootout where we gave away a Kindle Fire HD6, Google Chromecast and an Amazon and Subway gift card! So much fun! We drew four names and had them do a shoot out to…
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    Hypergrid Business

  • Phototools tips for Firestorm

    Tyler Brabo
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    I’ve been taking a lot of snapshots of regions for Hyperica listings and have been experimenting with the Phototools feature in the Firestorm viewer. The Phototools feature allows you to pep up your snapshots...
  • 29 fun VR apps for the iPhone

    Maria Korolov
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    I’m extremely sad that we don’t yet have a virtual reality OpenSim viewer for the iPhone. (If you’re new to this blog, check out What is OpenSim?) But that doesn’t mean that we iPhone users...
  • We apologize for the viewing issues

    Maria Korolov
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The pages of this site have been loading up in the mobile style rather than the desktop view . It’s happening for everybody, and I appreciate the problem, and thank people for letting me...
  • Kokua update released

    Maria Korolov
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    An new version of the Kokua viewer was released yesterday, with updates from the Second Life and the Restrained Love viewers. There are also fixes for in-world Flash playback, upload fees, and other bugs. See...
  • We pass 2,000 posts milestone

    Maria Korolov
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    It’s busy week. So busy, that I almost didn’t even notice when post number 2,000 went up — CloudServe shifts to wholesale market. Hypergrid Business first went live in March with the post The future of...
 
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    WordPress.com News

  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Your Account

    Eric Binnion
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Because we want to make WordPress.com accounts as secure as we can, we’ve made it easier for you to set up two-factor authentication for your account, so you can take advantage of the top-of-the-line security standard. WordPress.com has supported two-factor authentication (2FA) since 2013. Also known as two-step verification, two-factor authentication allows you to protect your WordPress.com account with both a password and a time-sensitive code you get from your mobile device. To enable two-step authentication, tap your profile picture to jump into the “Me” section and hit the Security…
  • New Themes: Ecto and Coherent

    David A. Kennedy
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Today, we’d like you to meet the two newest themes added to the WordPress.com collection: Ecto and Coherent. Ecto With a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images that draw readers straight to your content, Ecto is perfect for blogs of all kinds. Inspired by the Casper theme, Ecto lets you add a personal touch to posts and pages with large featured images in the header area. Ecto also includes these features: Social Links Menu Featured Images Site Logo Post Formats Custom Menus Widgets Custom Background and Custom Header Read more about Ecto on the Theme…
  • Ensuring Your Site is Mobile-Friendly

    Krista
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today, Google released a change to its algorithm that gives higher search scores to sites it deems “mobile-friendly.” Curious WordPressers might be asking: How can I be sure my site is mobile-friendly? What can I do if my site is not mobile-friendly? 1. See if your site is mobile-friendly Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test link and enter your site’s address (e.g., http://dailypost.wordpress.com or http://automattic.com). Google will then analyze your site and declare it mobile-friendly or not. Did your site pass? YAY! Pass GO and collect $200 from the Community Chest.
  • Social Media Icons Widget

    Chris
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website. With this new widget, you can add icons for the most popular social networks in no time. The icons are linked to your social media profiles, making it easy for your readers to follow your latest status updates. The Old Way The New Way Currently, we support adding social media icons for the most popular social networks, including: Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn…
  • New Theme: Cyanotype

    Takashi Irie
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s the time of the week again, Happy Theme Thursday! We’re pleased to present a new free theme, Cyanotype: Cyanotype Cyanotype, designed by yours truly, is a monochromatic blog theme with a bold, yet simple look that sets your blog apart from the rest. Pick your favorite background color or image to lend your personal flair. Cyanotype also supports the following popular features: Custom Header, Custom Menu, Social Links, Site Logo, Featured Images, and Widgets. Read more about Cyanotype on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes!Filed under:…
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