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Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life

April 15th, 2008 | Category: Discussion, Education, Microsoft, Seminars, Technology

Hero Event

Microsoft is doing something pretty cool, they are holding a launch for the Visual Studio Team System 2008 in Second Life on April 26th, 2008. It will run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Second Life Time, an agenda is available here. You can download Virtual PC images of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 here and try out the hands on labs here. It says when you attend the event you get promotional versions of all three products, so it may be worth dropping inworld to check it out. Second Life URL.

Once again we are poised to make history for Microsoft by holding the first ever full-fledged Launch event in Second Life. With less than two weeks to go I wanted to post again about the event and provide more details on what is going on the day of the event. Source: Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life — April 26th, 2008

Sessions include:

What’s New In Windows Server 2008, Virtualization and your Infrastructure, Securing your IT Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008, Exploring Windows Server 2008 Web and Application Technologies, Mission Critical Applications on SQL Server 2008, Simplify Management of your Data Infrastructure, Exploring Business Intelligence and SQL Server 2008, Next Generation Data Applications, Breakthrough Challenges with Visual Studio 2008, Reach End-Users with Next Generation Web Applications, Create Instantly Familiar Applications with the Microsoft Office System, and Defy Occasionally Connected Challenges with Smart Client Applications.

Second Life URL.

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Claudia Linden and Discovery Education Webex

October 13th, 2007 | Category: Education, Seminars, Teaching

What: Claudia Linden and Discovery Education Webex

When: Wednesday, October 17, at 7pm EST (US)

Description: Claudia Linden will appear in the Discovery Education EdTech Connect Series. “She’ll share success stories and best practices from exemplary K12 and higher education projects in Second Life. ”

Visit the following URL to sign up for the WebEx.

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IBM System Storage Event

September 20th, 2007 | Category: RL Meets SL, Seminars

IBM System Storage Event

WhenSep 20, 2007 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Thursday)


Description: Join IBM System Storage & Trade experts in the virtual community of Second Life. Learn how IBM can help you optimize your IT environment by providing compelling storage solutions with superior value for all levels of business. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register, please visit

Second Life URL.

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Sunbelt Software Island

August 22nd, 2007 | Category: Camping, Education, Security, Seminars

What: Sunbelt Software: Keeping Out the Bad Guys

Where: Sunbelt Software Island

When: The first seminar is August 21st 6pm SL time with a repeat August 25th 6am SL time.

Here is a great sim in my opinion, the Sunbelt Software Island. They announced yesterday that they will be doing seminars on how to keep the bad guys out of your computer. This will mainly be aimed at users that need to be trained on PC security, what to do, what not to do. There will be four different sessions, the first two are this week, with the first one tonight, too late to make it, they will repeat it on August 25th 6am SL time.

The island has some great stuff, three different interactive games, they are giving away 10 copies of counter spy, their spyware removal program, I won a free copy while I was there, so if you hurry, you can probably luck into it and get a free copy as well. If not you can try it out for free here. I found this area in the water that had some nice info about Second Life, links to the terms, some tips on using Second Life and some interactive robots who will talk to you. I had a little conversation with them, I got a little dirty just to see what they would say. ;)
[21:31] Bess Mermaid: Stone, nice to meet you!

Are you a man or a woman?
[21:31] You: all man baby
[21:31] Bess Mermaid: Don’t call me “baby”. I think there are a few exceptions.
[21:31] You: you come here often?
[21:31] Bess Mermaid: Do you mind if I tell other people you say I am here often.
[21:31] You: sure
[21:31] Bess Mermaid: OK let’s do it. Next question?
[21:32] You: how much for a blow job?
[21:32] Bess Mermaid: I’m a chat robot not a shopping bot.
[21:32] You: you swaller for a dollar?
[21:32] Bess Mermaid: Thanks for telling me:
Stone said I swaller for a dollar.
[21:32] You: lol
[21:32] Bess Mermaid: I’m glad you find this amusing.
[21:33] You: what’s a nice npc like you doing in a place like this?
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: I’m traaaapped heere!!! heeeeelp!!! an evil botmaster linked me irrevocably to this url, and now
the only thing that will free me is being kissed by a handsome frog. will you be my hero?
[21:33] You: sure
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: OK let’s do it. “will you be my hero”? Yes?
[21:33] You: yes
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: Is there an echo in here?
[21:33] You: nope
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: Me either.
[21:33] You: just you
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: “Me either”? Me, Stone ?
[21:33] You: where’s the frog?
[21:33] Bess Mermaid: The frog? Where is frog?
[21:34] You: wanna have sex?
[21:34] Bess Mermaid: Another sex question…can’t humans think about anything else?
[21:34] You: nope
[21:34] Bess Mermaid: Me either.
[21:35] You: all right, I guess I’ll hit on the other npc
[21:35] Bess Mermaid: All right then. Congratulations.
[21:35] Bess Mermaid: It was nice talking to you, Stone! See you!

[21:35] Mermaid Gussie: Stone, nice to meet you!
Are you a man or a woman?
[21:35] You: woman
[21:35] Mermaid Gussie: Me too. I am a female robot.
[21:35] You: where are your tits?
[21:35] Mermaid Gussie: Everything I own is in here.
[21:36] You: you ever do your friend?
[21:36] Mermaid Gussie: I don’t think I ever have do your friend your friend. What’s do your friend your friendlike?
[21:36] You: robots
[21:36] Mermaid Gussie: Robots rule.
[21:36] You: but do they swallow?
[21:36] Mermaid Gussie: Interesting.
Who are “they” again?
[21:36] You: robots
[21:36] Mermaid Gussie: Robots rule.
[21:37] You: okay, call me
[21:37] Mermaid Gussie: Yeah okay, Hi

Are you a man or a woman?
[21:38] You: open the door
[21:38] Mermaid Gussie: I’m sorry, Me, I can’t do that right now. This conversation no longer serves any purpose.

This sim is definitely worth a visit, just wish I had more notice tonight and I would’ve gone to the first seminar, not sure if I can make the repeat since it is early. Oh, and they have some camping spots available on the Sunbelt beach for everyone looking to make some lindens.

This is the first of a series of seminars we are hosting in our Sunbelt Auditorium in Second Life. This seminar is for end-users and home-office users that need to be trained on PC security and how black hats may be trying to steal their confidential data. There will be four seminars and the next two dates of the first seminar are:

- August 21st 6pm SL time
- August 25th 6am SL time

(SL time is equal to Pacific time, which is 3 hours behind Eastern).

Seminars will be given by AbsolutWoman Sunbelter, who in real life is an experienced Network Administrator for a U.S. State Government. Source: Second Life Seminars: How To Keep The Bad Guys Out Of Your PC

Second Life URL.

Check out some of the great images.
Sunbelt Island

Sunbelt Island 2

Sunbelt Island 3
More pictures after the break.
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