Friday, December 5, 2008

Bits and pieces

Early hours

The early hours of this morning were rather frustrating. I was the only person at the ISTE meeting. The most likely reason is that I got the time wrong. Chris, alias Tigran Tipon, has just [ last night] written in an email to the Yahoo list he worked out the meeting is on Sunday.........Ummm... now, Saturday morning, 08:00 UK time, he just wrote per IM inworld that he thought the meeting was today,right now, but he was the only person at the Slurl.


Well, I must say that the site is particularly rural and beautiful.


SLexperiments meets again

Last night we had our regular meeting of SLexperiments. We met here, a property that belongs to EduNation, Gavin Dudeney and his partner. If anyone would like to come to a meeting and join we'd be delighted.



Let me let you into a secret. I'm having great problems sending images at the moment. First, I can't save to my hard drive from Second Life. I don't know why. Secondly, postcards from SL are HTML format and not jpeg. Thirdly, the program I found to convert HTML to jpeg does not convert. Fourthly, when I do any downloading I get a blank window and cannot see what I should be seeing and responding to.


Sneak view

Finally, a sneak view of posters of the EVO 6-week workshops coming up in January.

Nahiram's 1st experience in SL

A year ago I tried several times to use it, managed to choose a name for my avatar but never got an emal confirming anything.
This time it was different, I got that email really fast and went to SL. that was on Sat, Dec 29th.
Nice and strange experience to see or feel one is coming to life, I didn't understand that cloud I was looking at, then a strange bold character appeared in my screen. I got a little nervous since I had heard some stories of people hitting you. I don't know how I realized it was me!!
Great! "I'm in" I thought. I saw all the controls in my screen and started to use them, I learned how to fly, land (or fall), move back and forth, and even managed to sit somewhere.
Then, I decided I was ready to live my SL and went away. I landed in another place, saw many people around, but I didn't like that place (Some people were swearing and naked).
I was trying to get out, but I couldn't and started to see all the controls there, and found a way to look for groups. I saw Webheads - "Ah, finally, these are my people", I said. I also found Osnacantab group for this course. Unfortunatelly I couldn't get to any of those places.
Finally, I could go to another Orientation place, and I'm still there, I guess. I wanted to take a snapshot but with my avatar looking to the camara. Couldn't do it, but I will, asap.

Sorry to post so late about my first experience in my SL. I'm really excited about all this.

Well, managed to take a snapshot of my 2nd visit, looking for ISTE workshop.

Learnt a new trick

Learnt how to upload pictures by using my noodle ... easy peasey .. don't know why I was being so dense before ... but piccies are dark so ned to take them with light background as the bean bags are black and make it hard to see bods on them ...

Phoebe lolling around

And now Phoebe is hanging around ... really would like to see if anyone can see all 3 together!

Here is Cordelia lounging around at Dennis' ... why is no one ever here?

Hetty chilling at Dennis'

And here is Hetty practising yoaga at Dennis' waiting for someone to come!

Hovering, Osnacantab enjoys early morning in SL

I actually produced this entry, with a different text, for a unit I'm preparing on how to upload images to Blogger. But the picture is so pretty (rather romantic!) that I thought I'd share it.

If you have images of SL do, please, upload them. SL is a largely visual experience, I find, and photos are a way of recording impressions - it does not always have to be words.