Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Few Tips on how to continue working when Second Life is Overloaded

Today, literally in 5 minutes is the start of another Metanomics community forum (at Metanomics II in Second Life). Today's topic is "Getting Things Done: Effective Organization in an Overloaded World in SL". If you'd like to attend, I encourage you to hop on the SLURL... now: Metanomics II

I wanted to drop in a blog post about my thoughts and quick tips on continuing your projects and work during times of inworld technical hardships, borkery, and lagginess.

SL breaks down to the point of crawling speed often, and for days at a time... sometimes weeks... months? ... Has it always been in a broken state? No, but SL will always be in disrepair. The residents have come to accept that as a part of Second Life.

But even though SL is suckin' there are still plenty of people in SL, new accounts entering, and things occurring.

You may not be able to work on the custom build you've been wanting to do, or be able to give a good presentation at a business meeting... but you can use this sucky SL time to your business advantage.

1) Straighten up & tidy up. Use this time not to build and create, but more of a time to organize and consolidate. Use the time to straighten up your store, respond to emails, write your SL bio, write a business proposal, connect with others and offer up possibilities. Keep in mind that what is not working in SL is the graphic speed of things... so you can take care of other things on your plate without feeling the lag.

2) Focus on marketing and advertising. Even though your SL day is lagiful, others may not be.

3) Go out and party! Check the events, go to some popular and fun looking spots, and make some friends. You're not going there to explore, you're not really even going there for the event... you're going because there are other people there and you all have something in common: you all hate the lag. The best way to strike up a convo with like-minded business people is to talk about how the lag sucks and how it's affecting your business. Others will agree, and now you're networking. and this is all with chat and IM... so the event may be crazy laggy, but it won't affect your reasons for being there.

4) Spend some time promoting on 3rd party SL-related websites.

5) IM IM IM - You have a massive friends list. Send some people a personal "hi what have you been doing, here's what I've been doing"
They'll be happy receiving the IM.. even if you only ran into em once is some newbie center a year ago.

So yes, I say there's plenty of things you can do when SL is on the down-n-out that'll still keep your business active.

The 1st Question :: 28Jul09 :: on Treet/SLCN in Second Life

I was thrilled to be a special guest panelist on the inworld gameshow "The First Question" produced and presented by Treet.tv (a.k.a SLCN.tv).

A great battle of wits brought to you by Pooky & Hydra. This show marks the first guest that identifies with periodic table element 116, Uuh. Could it be Doubledown Tandino, Gaius Luminos, MenuBar Memorial or Joel Savard? That and other questions are answered so be sure to watch this 1st Question.

I had met Joel Savard and MenuBar Memorial in the past through my travels and through their excellent projects in SL, however, the 1st Question show was the first time I got to meet Gaius Luminos. Gaius is part of "Fierce Tibetan Gods," the band also featuring Greg Hawkes (of The Cars fame). As you'll hear when you watch "The 1st Question" show, Gaius mentions the date of their next live inSL concert.

Watch the show HERE
Check out all of the Treet.tv programming here

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tron Legacy - 2010 Feature Film & Imax3D - HD Trailer from Comic-Con

Tron Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rocking the Metaverse at Metaplace - Tuesday July 21st, 2009 - 3pm-6pm (pst)





Rocking the Metaverse (embedded version)


Tuesday July 21st, 2009 - 3pm-6pm (pst)
The stars of the Rocking the Metaverse, Doubledown Tandino, Slim Warrior and Grace Mcdunnough, are back at The Lotus Room in Metaplace.

Metaplace comes with a unique embeddable feature. You also can enjoy the show (held in Metaplace world) directly on the Koinup Blog.

If you have not joined the Rocking the Metaverse tour group on Koinup, NOW is the perfect time. During every Rocking the Metaverse show, the crowd is taking inworld photos and video, then uploading it to the RtM Koinup Group. There is a RtM photo contest each week. Coolest photos from the previous week will be announced. Stay tuned with this thread!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Koinup's Rocking the Metaverse Tour at Active Worlds - July 14th, 2009 - 10am-1pm (SLT)

July 14th, 2009

Koinup's Rocking the Metaverse Tour
Next stop - Active Worlds
Europe

10am-1pm Second Life Time = 3pm-6pm Active Worlds Time


After a series of successful concerts in Second Life, Opensims, Metaplace and Twinity, Rocking the Metaverse, the most popular live music show of the metaverse, is moving towards Active Worlds Europe. The Rocking the Metaverse show will be held at the Active Worlds Europe on 14th of July in the central auditorium building. All details to join and attend the metaverse show are here .

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Via New World Notes:

SL Music Stars Rock Active Worlds Tomorrow @ 10AM SLT

Metaverse Active After hitting Twinity last month, NWN partner Koinup is taking the Second Life rockstar tour bus to another virtual world, one of the very originals: Active Worlds, which has existed in various forms for nearly 15 years. (Specifically Active Worlds Europe.) Tomorrow at 10am Second Life Time (i.e. Pacific), SL stars MOshl Kumachi, Grace Mcdunnough, Slim Warrior, Doubledown Tandino will be there performing live, so if you've never visited Active Worlds, there's an extra incentive to check it out now. More details at Koinup's blog, and details for joining the concert in Active Worlds on this discussion thread.

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The mission of Rocking the Metaverse is to bring live music in all the virtual worlds (all the metaverse) and raise the bar of entertainment in virtual worlds. Virtual Worlds are innovative and engaging stages to play, enjoy and interact with live music. During the Rocking the Metaverse show at Active Worlds Europe, the audience will have the chance to listen to some of the most appreciated and popular metaverse artists, as Doubledown Tandino, Slim Warrior, Grace Mcdunnough, Moshi Kamachi and many others.

Read the full release

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Second Life to MIDI Interface [video]

This demo shows how an avatars position can be tracked and converted into MIDI data to control a real-life synthesiser and 3D audio system by dadenmedia

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rocking the Metaverse 2.0 ( World 2-1 ) - The Recharge at Orange Island in Second Life - July 7th, 2009 - 1pm-4pm (slt)

Rocking the Metaverse ( World 2-1 )*
We "Recharge" back at Orange Island in Second Life

Rocking The Metaverse next show is scheduled for 7th of July at the Orange Island, in the beautiful environment of the Orange Island Lower Plaza at 1PM SLTime

rocking the metaverse

Doubledown Tandino, Grace Mcdunnough, Slim Warrior, and Moshi Kamachi will delight you with great music and energy!
JOIN THE ROCKING THE METAVERSE GROUP!

During the Show, we will launch the
Rocking the Metaverse Photo-Contest!
The contest is about taking photos during the live shows and post on the group. Each week we will announce the winners during the shows!
Posted photos will also be tweeted @KoinupRtM on Twitter

Bob Dylan's Life in The Sims



"But it ain't me, babe"

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Doubledown Tandino's Digg It Favorites of the Week - July 2009 - 1


As I do, here's a hodge podge of articles from the week that interested me:

Second Life Data Offers Window Into How Trends Spread

sciencedaily.com Do friends wear the same style of shoe or see the same movies because they have similar tastes, which is why they became friends in the first place? Or once a friendship is established, do individuals influence each other to adopt like behaviors?


Social Influence and the Diffusion of User-Created Content

personal.umich.edu Three social researchers from the University of Michigan obtained data from Linden Lab about the possession and acquisition of 'gestures' (preprogrammed sequences of text, avatar animations and/or audio) and data about account creation dates and friends-lists, and studied how gestures passed from user to user.


Subliminal Mind Control, Brain Washing, Media & Psychology watch!

youtube.com Subliminal Mind Control, Brain Washing, Media & Psychology Dr. John Breeding discusses the use of television and the mass media as a form of information and mind control. Visit Dr. Breeding's Website at http://www.wildestcolts.com


Is Virtual Presence Viable for Collaboration? openmediaboston.org IBM announced last week that it was adding a virtual world collaboration service it's calling Virtual Collaboration to its Lotus Sametime communications and collaboration software, which is aimed primarily at enterprises.



US rallies hackers to defend networks - The Boston Globe boston.com The government's urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts. The exotic nature of the work, coupled with the deep recession, is enabling the companies to attract top young talent that once would have gone to Silicon Valley



Jammie Thomas To Appeal Her $1.92 Million Verdict

mashable.com Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the woman who was charged with copyright infringement through online file sharing, tried to fight RIAA, and subsequently lost, will appeal the verdict in her case, which ordered her to pay $1.92 million in damages to the recording industry that sued her.



Mashups,Remixes,Covers of music from Muppet Show & Sesame St

djbc.net Mashups, remixes, and covers of music from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street Compiled and conceived by dj BC

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nokia Summer Party in Second Life - Tuesday July 2nd, 12pm-2pm (slt)

Nokia Summer Party 09!
July 2, 12:00 - 2:00 PM (slt)

Doubledown Tandino spins summertime funky beach club house music!

Come dance on the beach! Surfing! Whale riding! Free Nokia products during the event!

SLURL: Nokia

tropical, sunshine, beach, yachts, dance, club, bar, chill out, party, swim, relax