Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 EDU: GM: WRITE: Literacy game in virtual worlds. The Mythical World of Hīnātore

The Mythical World of Hīnātore, 
literacy game in virtual world
Goal: improve reading and writing skills in English to people beyond school. Method: Create a game which requires reading to know what to do and requires acceptable writing skills to meet the challenges.
Arrival point

Go there

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          Wednesday, February 3, 2016

          2016 HELP: HG: Clearing the kerfuffle: Firestorm needs help to keep compatible with OpenSim. HGProjects

          Clearing the kerfuffle:  
          Firestorm needs help to keep compatible with OpenSim
          A report by Maria Korolov, a leading news source for Hypergrid and OpenSim, lead some people to think that Firestorm might be giving up on its support for OpenSim and HypergridA prompt  response from Firestorm leader Jessica Lyon, indicated that the Firestorm team wants to support these grids, but has trouble because it does not always get updating information from the devs.  I discuss some things the HG community could do to help Firestorm.  
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            Tuesday, February 2, 2016

            2016 EVENT: The Maritime Club Presents SingerGirl Mode Live on OSGrid

            The Maritime Club Presents SingerGirl Mode 
            Live On OSGrid
            SingerGirl, a leading performer in Second Life, comes to the longest running entertainment venue on the hypergrid. 
            The Maritime Club
            Click image to enlarge

            • The Maritime Club presents SingerGirl Mode Live On OSGrid
            • Live Sunday, February 7th, 3:15pm PST

            Go there

            • Go to Osgrid HG address: hg.osgrid.org:80
            • Put HG address in the World Map next to Find. Click FindTP
            • At Osgrid, put Firestorm hop in the Nav bar, press enter:
            • hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/Maritime%20Club%20Belfast/12/101/29
            • The Firestorm Nav bar is at the top of the viewer screen.

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              Metaverse events, current and upcoming


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              Alliteration Acrostic Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 2/2, 7pm SLT 

              This week Arabella Nemeth is guest host for the Alliteration Acrostic Short Poetry Workshop. In this form the letters in the title of the poem become the first letter of each line in the poem. And the first letter of the line becomes the alliteration sound for that line. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Alliteration Accrostic. 


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                    Monday, February 1, 2016

                    2016 HG: NEW: HG Welcome Center needs freebie donations. HGProject

                    HG Welcome Center needs freebie donations.   HGProjects
                    As one of the HG projects, Isis Ophelia has built a Hypergrid Welcome Center.  There are freebie shops that need donations of free stuff.  Main need is for avatars of all kinds and clothing of all kinds.  All freebies must be able to travel the HG and arrive intact.   Freebies can carry promotional content for shops, creators, venues, etc.  
                    HG Welcome Center
                    Mornings Coffee, Welcome point, Freebie shops

                    Freebie shops need free stuff that can be taken over HG

                    • Male, Female and Neutral (non human avatars).
                    • Either complete avatars or shapes, skins, eyes, clothing, hair, shoes.
                    • Homes and other buildings.  
                    • Furniture and furnishings.

                    Mornings coffee is running:  Sundays + Tuesdays

                    • 1 - 3 am PST - 10:00 am CET - 9 am GMT
                    • 6 - 8 am PST - 15:00 pm CET - 2 pm GMT
                    • Time conversionput time and time zone into Google search to get your time.
                    • Answer will be for the time zone Google thinks you are in.
                    • Come in to ask questions.  
                    • We may not know the answers but we probably know who to ask.  
                    • And we may be able to ask pretty fast.  
                    • Come in to meet people, introduce yourself, tell about your current project.
                    • Everyone welcome, no matter which language. Translators available.
                    • Conversation in text and voice.  

                    Go there

                    • HG address: arcana.hopto.org:9021
                    • Put HG address in world map (Ctrl m) next to Find.  Click Find.  TP
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                      Sunday, January 31, 2016

                      2016 HELP: The HGProjects revealed!

                      The HGProjects revealed!
                      Updated 2/3/2016
                      HGProjects is a simple, searchable name for activities aimed at encouraging the use of the Hypergrid.  These activities include promotion of activities on the Hypergrid, improvement of the software infrastructure, development of entertainment and entertainment support, improvement of onboarding support, and other things that will make the Hypergrid more attractive to more people.
                      • I just made up that name to provide a simple, searchable name.  
                      • Note that you can search this blog with the search bar, upper left corner
                      • The Hypergrid needs more people.
                      • The HGProject is my name for efforts aimed at encouraging the use of HG
                      • It is a bit like a Chamber of Commerce for the hypergrid.
                      • Except we don't yet do overall planning and organization.
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                        Onboarding

                        Events

                        HGProjects, previous articles, planning

                        Metaverse beginner help

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                        News and Notes

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                          Tuesdays + Sundays

                          • 1 - 3 am PST - 10:00 am CET - 9 am GMT
                          • 8 - 10 am PST - 17:00 pm CET - 4 pm GMT
                          • A weekly repeating event. At HG Welcome Center.
                          • Everyone welcome, no matter which language. We got translators
                          • Hypergrid address: arcana.hopto.org:9021
                          • Put HG address in World Map next to Find. Click Find. TP.
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                          The Hypergrid WIP Show

                          The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

                          Next WIP show 

                          • Next WIP show: Sun. Feb 14, Noon SLT
                          • Location: Narasnook 
                          • Narasnook  location
                          • world.narasnook.com:8900
                          • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
                          • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
                          • Cookie II location
                          • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
                          • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
                          • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
                          • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

                            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

                            HG links-- depending on your interests 

                            Metaverse beginner help

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                              Saturday, January 30, 2016

                              2016 HELP: Linda Kelley is developing Clutterfly

                              Linda Kelley is developing Clutterfly
                              Linda Kelley is well-known for her extensive and widely distributed freebie products.  Now she is creating what will surely be the mother of all freebie zones.  There is enough content already to make the place worth a visit. 
                              Look carefully
                              • There is a freebie place, too.
                              • And the place is adults only.  In case you did't notice. 
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                              • HG address: Clutterfly.World:8002
                              • Put the HG address in the World Map, next to Find.  Click FindTP  
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                                      Friday, January 29, 2016

                                      2016 EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Jan. 29, 2016

                                      EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events,  Jan. 29, 2016     
                                      Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
                                      • Opportunities
                                      • Upcoming  Events: HYPEvents
                                      • Regular events
                                      • Google+ communities and other groups
                                      • Calendars
                                      • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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                                              Wednesday, January 27, 2016

                                              2016 WRITE: Literature as oral tradition. Don Quixote, Baker street. Seanchai Library 8th anniversary

                                              Seanchai Library 8th anniversary 
                                              celebration on LEA 9 
                                              Seanchai Library is kicking off its 2016 celebration of stories and spoken word on Linden Endowment for the Arts region 9, which has been granted to the Library for the winter and spring months. 

                                              Starting point
                                              • The grand opening of "Crazy Eights" on LEA 9
                                              • Sunday, January 31st at 1:30pm, SLT (I think)
                                              • featuring Miguel de Cervantes "Don Quixote" and 
                                              • the work of Seanchai founder Derry McMahon: 
                                              • Don Quixote in Words and Images.
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                                              Go there


                                              • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA9/129/94/31
                                              • SLurl: Double-Click to go or drag the slurl onto your viewer.
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                                                Tuesday, January 26, 2016

                                                2015 HG: P2P: OpenSim Treasure Hunt. Jan 31 to March 1. An HGProject

                                                OpenSim Treasure Hunt.  Hunt across the Hypergrid. 
                                                Jan 31 to March 1.  An HGProject 
                                                A treasure hunt as wide at the Hypergrid!   Just the thing to give reason to explore the Hypergrid.  Grids and regions that participate get extra visibility and traffic.  They can give gifts with landmarks and promotional content.  Users can pick up useful gifts and can discover new HG places.  This could be a lasting institution on the HG.  
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                                                Cavatina Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 1/26, 7pm SLT 

                                                This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Cavatina, which is an Italian form dating back to the 14th century. The form has alternating rhyming and non-rhyming lines of 10 and 4 syllables. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Cavatina.

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