Those pesky links!

A quick, handy how-to for Windows users. Ever have someone send you a link via email and you copy and paste it into a browser and then can’t figure out how to download the thing? Notepad to the rescue – (da-dada-daaaah)! Open notepad Create html linked text – <a href=”linkurl”>download this</a> Save the text doc as a .html doc (select all files in the drop down, add the file extension manually). Open the html doc…

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Share your favourite Second Life tips?

When you first start driving a car, you very conscisouly went through self-talk to ensure you were doing it all right.  Seatbelt on, mirrors adjusted, look in all mirrors, reverse, angle wheels so don’t bottom out the car, straighten wheels, put in drive, signal, move into traffic flow… There’s often no time to enjoy the scenery when you’re a new driver because you are focused on staying on the road. With experience, that self talk…

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There is no YOU in iPhone

Those who know me know that I have a cynical attitude towards hype in general and Apple hype in particular. So the iPhone hype and stories of people waiting in line for days have caused me to retreat from many social networking sites and RSS feeds until the storm dies down. I am not a MS or PC defender – I hate Vista with a burning hot passion because I think it’s rude that a…

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The geek week that was

Nathan entranced by his circus toy Originally uploaded by kerryank For 7 days Paul and I had a mission – to play with the technologies that most intrigued and entertained us, to give ourselves up to all that was geek, to exhale and to enjoy. My geek week was largely spent in Second Life, learning some bits about building and scripting, exploring some exemplars in communication and presentations, learning how to use a different type…

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Google Lively – browser-based chat goes 3-D

Being the Second Life officianado I am, I was looking forward to trying out Google Lively – http://www.lively.com.  Everyone seems to be looking for the “SL killer” — so I wondered, was this it? I was able to create an account fairly easily and within minutes was styling my new avatar. Hairstyle, haircolour, and a few different outfits to get me started.  Next, off to look at the popular “rooms”.  One I went into had…

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