Saturday, August 19, 2006

SLCC 2006

Arrived at SLCC last night - nothing like it! The Lindens are wonderful and welcoming and the residents are colorful, and the laughter contagious! Opening night was a mass of greetings, with many folks meeting in RL for the first time. This is a really curious phenomenon to observe as avatars unveil their RL identity to others they have “known” for years.
Everyone I spoke with last night had something to contribute to Ramapo Islands and I am really encouraged by the brilliance and generosity of the SL community! I am generating a list of resources and residents who have offered assistance.
I also found out that a new version will address the problem of the access to creator profiles from a right click on objects so that my students will not be exposed to anything of a mature nature. This had really been perplexing me since the last thing I wanted to do was respond to a resident’s offer of a donation with a request to alter their profile first!
Thanks to the musicians last night who were amazing!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tralee! Heaven! No high speed access - well you know the withdrawel symptoms - but I have found that large doses of banafee ( do alleviate the shaking and sweats!
Logged in for the first time yesterday -and - you guessed it, UPDATES! I was however able to catch up briefly with two of Ramapo Volunteer's finest, Kayla Khan and Stephen Nephilim. Kayla has finished placing an awesome castle (created by Itsmee Zender) on Suffern Island! Stephen had the foresight to illuminate the fact that creator's profiles are visible when right-clicked and that some may be unsuitable for Middle School viewers. We are still looking for a sure fix to that issue. If you do choose to participate in this project please do be sure to ieep your profile "PG" as LL requests.
In the mean time thank you Itsmee, Kayla, and Stephen for breaking ground. Keep up the great work! Again, anyone wishing to volunteer and build on the islands join Ramapo Volunteers. Once I am home (August 15) I will be much more available to offer guidance and direct our efforts. Please email with your ideas and suggestions. Also, let me know if you will be at SLCC and we can get together!