Thursday, May 28, 2015

2015 BIZ: TKR: Self Employment Summit - RSA Spotlight

Self Employment Summit - RSA Spotlight
Here are some short extracts from the day long summit the RSA hosted in February, in partnership with Google and Etsy, bringing together leading thinkers to explore the causes and consequences of the boom in self-employment.

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    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    2015 HELP: PROMO: Set who can change your BOPS (for Firestorm)

    Set who can change your BOPS (for Firestorm)  
    Usually you want a Browser-on-Prim (BOP) to work like a browser. That means any user can scroll it and go to other urls with it .  But for some purposes, you don't want other people changing the display.  Here is how to set up a prim  to control who can change the display.
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    How to set a Browser-on-Prim (BOP) to limit who can change the display
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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    2015 EDU: HG: Why an OpenSimulator Virtual Campus? REDgrid, of Ball State University.

    Why an OpenSimulator Virtual Campus?  
    REDgrid, of Ball State University.
    REDgrid is a virtual instructional and research environment built for Ball State University on the virtual world platform of OpenSim.  Stephen Gasior, the creator, here describes the advantages and disadvantages he has found in offering instruction in virtual worlds.   
    BSU Entry
    • REDgrid, the OpenSim home of Ball State University
    • Web Site:  Redgrid
    • HG address.  Paste into the world map next to Find
    • Click Find, then teleport if the place is found.  
    • redgrid.bsu.edu:9000 
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    Trilinea Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, 5/26, 7pm SLT 

    This week the Short Poetry Workshop revisits the Trilinea poetry form, which is a three-line poem of 4-8-4 syllables and must use the word “rose” in the poem. Join us as we explore the Trilinea and learn, write and share your own. 

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    Monday, May 25, 2015

    2015 EDU: VIDEO: BIZ: The RezMela™ approach

    The RezMela™ approach
    Rezmela uses virtual worlds to create learning environments rapidly, easily and with no steep learning curve. Here are a few videos demonstrating how it works.

    How you build your scene
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    Sunday, May 24, 2015

    2015 ART: Intrinsic Gravity by Still

    Intrinsic Gravity by Still
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    Friday, May 22, 2015

    2015 BIZ: PROMO: HG: Help people get to your Hypergrid place.

    Help people get to your your Hypergrid place
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    • An educator reported on starting classes in a virtual world:
    • 50% of the students had problems getting to the right location.
    • You want people to be able to get to your place easily.
    • Make it easy for people to do what you want them to do.
    • For HG the ideal is "one click does the trick."
    • From anywhere: Hypergrid, same grid, same sim, same parcel.  
    • That's not available yet.  But Firestorm is partly there:
    • Firestorm hops: Textable travel links; for the HG BeatThis list? Barely
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    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    2015 BIZ: Don't worry about backups for those documents you make on your computer!

    Don't worry about backups for 
    docs you make on your computer!
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    Q: I don't need backups?
    A: Sure you need backups.  Just make them free and automatic. Then don't worry.
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    • You make important docs.  You know you need to back them up. 
    • And you will.  As soon as you get around to it.
    • You always have your stuff backed up.  Always?  Well almost always...
    • Will you have your stuff backed up when your hard drive crashes?  
    • Of course not.  When you are working hard and getting a lot done...
    • You don't have time to do backups. That's when your hard drive crashes.
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    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    2015 BIZ: A new way to make change--Seth Godin. It all starts Monday, June 15

    A new way to make change--Seth Godin
    I would like to be able to recommend this project, but I have not taken it.  I have followed Seth Godin's blog for years and can recommend what he is saying.  His description of what he is offering makes a lot of sense.  But don't take my word.  Check him out for yourself.  See the links in this article.

    Comments by Selby

    • Real education is not about what you have read.  It is about what you can do.
    • You learn from practice.  
    • If you practice reading, you will get better at reading.
    • If you practice doing something, you will get better at doing that.
    • What job market do you want to be in?
    • Education is not delivering content, but engineering an environment where learning occurs.
    Seth Godin: "This is not an online course. It’s a community focused on learning together, a connected, virtual group of ruckusmakers in search of doing work that matters. There are no magical techniques, locked video tutorials, exclusive content that only students in the course see. In fact, it’s not about content consumption." 
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    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    2015 HELP: HYPERGRID: How can I find sandboxes and freebies in the HG worlds?

    HYPERGRID: How can I find sandboxes 
    and freebies in the HG worlds?
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    Monday, May 18, 2015

    2015: ART: BIZ: My first edition: first bronze art work from the virtual worlds

    My first edition: first bronze art work 
    from the virtual worlds
    Art and business?  Sure, if there is money involved.  This is a statue, initially cast in pixels.  In virtual worlds, artists work in pixels.  Then the art went to China as bits over the internet.  Then 3D printing as plastic.  Then transformation into wax.  A ceramic coat to handle molten bronze. Then melting temperatures to lose the wax.  Finally molten bronze to replace the pixels.  It finally became a "real" statue.  
    "Shattered"  in Bronze
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