Posts Tagged ‘second life’

Library cats

May 14, 2009

Just in case you were needing to find a library with a cat in it, the internet comes to the rescue once again:

http://www.ironfrog.com/catsmap.html

Sadly our library doesn’t have a cat – unless you count the member of the staff occasionally referred to as Top Cat.  On the other hand the Library’s presence in Second Life does have a cat who’ll greet you on arrival. 

(Many thanks to the creator of our Second Life space who designed and built the tree house library you can visit on UoP Island.)

Useful thumbdrive applications

May 13, 2009

As portable memory not only gets smaller but bigger, it becomes more and more possible to run applications from USB drives.  TOTD has been running Second Life in this way for some time to get around network problems, but here are lots more free things you could run in the same way:

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/45-free-useful-thumb-drive-applications/

Happy Birthday TOTD

October 8, 2008

We’re a year old today.  Trust you’ve been enjoying the last 245 postings.

Here are some highlights(?) from the past year:

October 2007 and a blog from Stephen Fry:
http://stephenfry.com/blog/

November saw our posting which has received the largest number of hits (over 4000):
https://reden.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/rich-pictures/

December and a site that’s still really useful:
http://www.lifehack.org/

January had us delving into a scary world of Scrabble with the ‘short story’ _Craziest_:
http://www.vidlit.com/craziest/

February saw the still quite moving video about world creation in Second Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA

March and an Information Literacy favourite still going strong:
http://www.dhmo.org/

April saw the limited range of movement the Apollo 11 crew made after travelling so far:
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif

No round up of the year would be complete with a mention of the biggest item in our tag cloud: Lego.  May saw three entries:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7386537.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufe1tHHwks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGVzt7c5bY

June had some retro computing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuJqUfO4-w  

July quite wore us out following Rob Piatt (you can now download his whole blog in chronological order as a PDF file if you want to revisit his quest for an anecdote).
http://www.shinetheatretrust.org/ridetothetop/

August had us bookmooching:
http://bookmooch.com/

 

Finally, there’d be trouble at t’mill if this wasn’t picked from September:
https://reden.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/david-tennant/

Here’s to another year of TOTD – recently okayed by the powers that be to continue – we hope you all have a great year as well.

 

more virtual worlds

July 11, 2008

Just in case you think Second Life is the only ‘other’ life there is:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/10/internet.games

Spanish doctors

May 15, 2008

Apparently they’re getting into Second Life:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/may/10/secondlife.spain

Just the thing for those embarrassing questions. 

Second Life or Real Life?

May 12, 2008

Those who’ve spent any time in Second Life will feel the pain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flkgNn50k14

Watch the World(s)

February 18, 2008

One of the best moments of the talk on Second Life by Roo Reynolds that TOTD mentioned last Friday was this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA

Roo Reynolds

February 15, 2008

TOTD was privileged to hear Roo speaking earlier this week.  A ‘metaverse evangelist’ talking about Second Life (and other virtual worlds with some passion and insight).  Here’s his blog:

http://rooreynolds.com/

If you get the chance to hear him – well worth the effort.  He was a student here at UoP I understand.  And very weird to find in his twitter output that he managed to twitter during the talk!

The Second Life Sex bed case

February 7, 2008

While we’re doing ‘old news’ (see Wednesday although it was Tuesday’s video which led to finding this one), this is interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJw1rhg_5do&NR=1
In particular, the use the journalist made of his own avatar.

Have a break…

February 5, 2008

This just in – a real delight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrAHBk4ZAeQ