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Second Life Quick Tips by Torley Linden

March 05th, 2008 | Category: New Residents, Second Life Learning, Second Life Tips

Torley Linden, famous for his video tutorials on how to do various things in Second Life, has posted a bunch of new, short video tutorials he is calling quick tips. He says he kept getting requests for shorter videos, and videos covering the simpler stuff, so he has created 13 short videos to do just that.

This first one I had no idea you could do this, I guess I need to actually explore the menus in Second Life a little more. Someone showed me how to use the camera controls and that is what I have always used, but this zoom in sure looks like what I want, as, sometimes you really have to work the controls to get a look at stuff up close that’s in front of you. Thanks again Torley.

Introducing Second Life QUICKTIPS! Micro Video Tutorials with macro loveliness, giving you the info you want + need in 2 minutes or less! Source: 13 *FRESH* Video Tutorials for your enjoyment!

Here are the rest of the videos that have been posted to our video site.

And this widget will display the 9 latest Second Life videos that have been posted.

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Cisco’s ASR 1000 Presentation in Second Life

March 05th, 2008 | Category: Grid Performance, Second Life Learning, cisco

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Presentation

I got to see the Cisco presentation of their new Aggregation Services Routers, specifically the ASR 1000 series edge routers, in Second Life today. It was pretty interesting even considering voice died on me when the main presentation started; I have posted shots of the presentation below. The main speaker said had they been running these routers that the lag problems he experienced when he first walked onstage would not have happened; he walked through the stage and not on it. Later on, I flew half way across the sim on one keystroke.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Presentation 2

Cisco’s ASR 1000 Presentation 3

It’s been so long since I even looked at a router, I’m not going to try to speak intelligently on this one, but will say it looks like a pretty good one. “The ASR 1000 Series features software virtualization to enable “instant-on” provisioning and simultaneous use of a wide range of service functionality, including firewall, IP security virtual private networks (IPSec VPNs), deep-packet inspection (DPI) and Session Border Control (SBC).” The cost savings alone make it well worth the price tag and each implementation of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series could result in savings of up to 3754 gallons of gasoline or 17 tons of coal each year because of reduced carbon footprint, and it’s easily upgradeable and should be able to support stuff they haven’t even thought of yet, according to Cisco.

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Second Life News for February 18, 2008

February 18th, 2008 | Category: Second Life Learning

From: Wherein I Try to Balance My First and Second Lives PhotoHunt is back! Quote from the site - Very few people out there will remember my efforts to begin the PhotoHunt a little less than a year ago… the result was a bit of an unorganized and discouraging mess, but I’m glad to say that I’ve got my shit together this time around!

From: International Edubloggers Directory Chris Duke Quote from the site - Chris, aka Topher Zwiers in Second Life, is an an educational technologist and instructional designer primarily interested in educational application of emerging technologies, institutional technology integration, and distance learning; he currently works as Director of Training & Professional Development and as an adjunct instructor in Computer Information Technology for a two-year, community college in the Houston, Texas USA area.

From: BBC Singer’s Taff’s Bar virtual debut Quote from the site - A singer-songwriter will appear as her virtual self when she makes her online debut in parallel world Second Life.

From: The Diary of a Second Life Socialite Quote from the site - I am concerned. I am very … very … very concerned. Not only am I concerned, but I am a bit confused. It seems that I have greatly overestimated people in Second Life’s ability to formulate their own opinions and then to act accordingly. Furthermore, it seems that I have gravely underestimated the gravity of my words on my own blog.

From: Monterey County Herald MIIS to host lecture on virtual world Second Life Quote from the site - Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins, chief editor of the Second Life Education blog, will speak from 9-11 a.m. on Friday in the Irvine Auditorium at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her lecture, titled “Virtual Worlds and Education: Embracing Tomorrow’s Technology to Engage Today’s Students,” is hosted by the institute’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative.

From: Ambling in Second Life metaLIFE’s metaHUD Quote from the site - Second Life is full of HUDs*. There are HUDs for improving communications, for looking cool, for managing your environment, for overriding default behaviours… in fact, for just about anything in Second Life. It is entirely possible to have so many HUDs active on your screen that you cannot actually see the 3D world whose use the HUDs are intended to support.

From: Grassroots Advocacy in Second Life: Namov Abramovic (Nick Dupree) Quote from the site - Last night, on the roof of the Accessibility Center, on Healthinfo Island, in Second Life, I was privileged to learn about the experiences of Namov Abramovic, a real life from-the-ground-up warrior for the rights of those with disabilities.

From: Rod Trent Do you use Second Life? Quote from the site - Are there any IT Pros out there that use Second Life for networking purposes, job searches, self-promotion, or community building?

From: San Diego Business Journal PPH to Showcase Hospital of the Future in a Virtual World Quote from the site - For the last few months, 10 Web developers have worked to re-create Palomar Pomerado Health’s hospital of the future in Second Life, the 3-D online world that hosts millions of residents.

From: Internet Entrepreneurship Second Life - a not so new idea Quote from the site - After watching the video that was posted, a few thoughts spring to mind. One being that while in one sense the development of a site like second life is a little scary, it doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Even before the age of Web 2.0 and video games, people have enjoyed the idea of being someone else or having a life different from the one you actually have as a form of entertainment.

From: builder.au QuickTime ‘evil pink box’ flaw hits Second Life Quote from the site - Researchers Charlie Miller, of Independent Security Evaluators, and Dino Dai Zovi turned their attention to Second Life during a Saturday morning presentation at ShmooCon, an East Coast computer hacking conference. The researchers didn’t exploit a flaw within Linden Labs’ Second Life, but within QuickTime, showing how an attacker could make money stealing from innocent Second Life victims.

From: SL Men Free Expression: Pour Homme? by Giselle22 Bristol Quote from the site - Second life fashion has evolved throughout the years, when second life first started we went from bad textured clothes, bad fit and bad designers. In the year of 2008 second life fashion has fully evolved and came a long way from where it started but who has S.L fashion evolved for you search fashion and 99precent of the stores are either bad quality women’s clothing or high end well designed women’s clothing, where does this leave the men, searching hours upon hours for a good pair of shoes to keep up with the clock.

From: Digital Strawberry Girl Getting data into Second Life using .NET Quote from the site - I’ve been having fun getting objects in Second Life talking to a database on my dev server using .NET code, so I thought I’d share the magic with those of you who are interested. For the SecondLife bit, I’ll use the llHTTPRequest object to request data from my external source. The real-world bit is some ASP.NET code running on a development server.

From: /swords Virtual Human Interaction Lab Quote from the site - Dr. Jeremy Bailenson of VHIL at Stanford just finished presenting at Metaverse U. You may have seen the recent NY Times article about mimicry and persuasion that covered some of their work.

From: Wayne Porter on Attention Revenue Relay for Life- Raising Funds- Advanced Concepts Quote from the site - Having a history analyzing data and metrics for real world charities I was very interested in how virtual worlds, in particular Second Life, have or are using lindens to do the same.

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Second Life Learning Dec 11-17 2007

December 12th, 2007 | Category: Education, Prims, Second Life Learning

Here are some of this week’s classes and opportunities to learn about Second Life, prims, scripting, new resident info, etc. When you are inworld, the easiest way to find some of these classes is to use the search function. Once you open up search, click on events and search for things like TUi, Rockcliffe, Fisherman’s Cove, Slate, etc, to bring up the classes they are offering. TUi easily offers the most classes out of all of them.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 14, 2007 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Friday) PRM100W: Fundamentals of Prims-Adv. Prim Workshop - Rockcliffe University Advanced Prim Workshop Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Prerequisites: PRM101-104 (recommended) Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr

The PRM100W workshops are a complement to the PRM100 lecture series on the Fundamental of Prims. This series of workshops is designed to give the student an 80% hands on approach on learning to work with prims.

In this series, the student will work with one or more objects that can be created using multiple prims depending on the time available. The workshop will last approximately one hour during which time the student will create objects with practical application to their experience in Second Life.

This forum also provides additional time with a Design Instructor to discuss topics related to the PRM100 lecture series where the student requires additional clarification and/or guidance.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 14, 2007 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Friday) PRM100W: Fundamentals of Prims - One Prim Workshop - Rockcliffe University 1 Prim Workshop - Beginners Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Prerequisites: PRM101-104 (recommended) Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr

The PRM100W workshops are a complement to the PRM100 lecture series on the Fundamental of Prims. This series of workshops is designed to give the student an 80% hands-on approach on learning to work with prims.

In this series, the student will work with one or more objects that can be created by a single prim depending on the time available. The workshop will last approximately one hour during which time the student will create objects with practical application to their experience in Second Life.

This forum also provides additional time with a Design Instructor to discuss topics related to the PRM100 lecture series where the student requires additional clarification and/or guidance.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 15, 2007 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Saturday) PRM107: Fundamentals of Prims - Techniques I - Rockcliffe University Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr Prerequisites: PRM103

This class covers the advanced methods of controlling the building environment. The course assumes an intermediate working level of prim transformations including working with camera angles and basic prim transformations.

In this class we will cover:

1. Restricting Prim Selection 2. Showing Hidden Properties 3. Working with Grid Units 4. Working with Different Ruler Modes

A copy of the power point slides from the class may be purchased from the bookstore if the student desires; however these are not a requirement for the class.
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