Category Archives: virtual world

From Steampunk to Birthplace

I saw the MadPea Gacha Fair destination advertised and hoped for something as interesting as the MadPea Carnivale, but, while the Mad City was well made, I think the fair was just for selling, and I was more in a mood for something dark and twisted. Anyway, I donated to the endeavor.

I wandered next door from Da Vinci Isle to New York and stumbled upon Long Island and Montauk and Montauk Point and Harbour. Talk about wandering and stumbling. I was born on Long Island and my mother said we lived at Montauk Point. Not sure how that was possible, because I only ever see a lighthouse there in real life pics, just as in this virtual spot, but that’s what I’ve been told. We left before I could know it and I’ve never been back, but it has loomed out there as some kind of mythic space that I have worked at to get over. Home is where my stuff is, now, and that’s not in New York.

The New York spaces are nicely built of typical Long Island/Hamptons shop spaces and homes, which are all for rent. I did not see who the builder is, but it is a sizable investment in SL. Is Harbour a real place or the one fictional spot in the build? I’m not sure, but I think they need more advertising—maybe they’re waiting for this long winter to be over to attract some summer guests.

 

Ouch! VWs v. Games, Again.

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Firefox Helpers for searching Second Life

Nice trick.

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Earlier, I blogged about a number of Chrome browser extensions users have developed for use with Second Life, and which Daniel Voyager had spotted. As a result of that article, Lance Corrimal pointed-out he had a number of SL-related search helpers for Firefox, which he suggested he could make available on his Dolphin Viewer website.

Well, he did – so true to my word, here’s a look at them.

The helpers are designed to allow a user to use the Firefox search option to use for terms and items using the various Second Life search engines. In all, Lance provides five helpers:

  • JIRA search – locate any JIRA directly from Firefox search (now subject to JIRA access / viewing)
  • Second Life Search – search for anything directly related to Second Life
  • Second Life Marketplace Search – search for an item in the Marketplace
  • Second Life Marketplace Merchant Search –…

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field trip to Pixieviewer

At today’s VWER meeting, we all took a field trip in our browsers to Pixieviewer–while our SL© avis remained waiting in world for our return. Pixieviewer is a browser-based world, not working in mobile devices yet, and very interesting in terms of VW progress. It was a little clunky and old-fashioned, but it was working. I could build and walk and chat, nothing fancy, but it’s a start. Soon browsers will be able to compete better and that will be a huge advantage for educational access. I’m not sure my avi has a face, because there are no camera controls to be able to rotate your view, but I’m assuming I looked okay.