Its Sunday, and its time for the pre-Spring cleaning!
Ive been noticing that as this blog grows, its getting harder and harder to find things. The Category Labels worked fine when there were only a few posts, but with 34 posts under "Siteseeing and Exploring", it is virtually useless (you cant really see 34 full entries on 1 page).
So its time to re-organize :)
So I spent the day creating index pages by hand to better organize the content. The index pages contain a link to each blog entry, with a short text description. These pages will form the Site Index (on the top right of your window). With the new Site Index, you should be able to find things much quicker in this blog.
So check them out, particularly the "Siteseeing and Exploring" and "Sports and Activities" headings. If you ever get bored in Second Life, theres bound to be something in there to keep you busy :)
In addition, I went through all the old blog entries, and updated them with SLURL's! Gees, that was a lot of fun :P But after a couple weeks with no Search/Places in SL, Ive learned my lesson.
Oh, and I thought seriously about making a French maid costume for this post. But decided against it: Im sure its going to get put to bad use in SL :P
Hope you find the new Site Index and SLURL's useful!
P.S. I taught my first class today in SL...actually, anywhere!
Its the "NCI Class: Making Prim Heel Shoes" at New Citizen's Plaza on Sundays at 3PM SL/PST/Linden.
The class teaches how to make a simplified version of the Heeled Pumps. Because the class has to be delivered in 1 hour, I reduced the shoe to 6 prims, removing the heel back (the back thing behind your foot), the heel outsole (the bottom piece of the heel), and the sizing board.
Even so, I ended up running over. The class was chaotic, because we ended up with at least 3 griefers! I now have a whole new level of respect for SL instructions! :)
Oh, and if you ever need to teach classes or give speeches on an on-going basis in SL, check out the Speaker Buddy. You can buy it on the 2nd floor at the ICT Library (Search in Places for "ict"; here is the SLURL: Info Island (53,201,33)) on Info Island. The Simple version is $250L and comes in a single prim, which you can shape into anything (like a speaker, for instance :P). Then just load your Notecard with your speech into the Speaker Buddy, and click on it to start delivering the class. It delivers 1 line per click. And you can tell it to rewind to any point. You can also put private comments in there for you alone (I put in timemarks and places to break). Really great stuff!
P.P.S. While we are talking about gadgets, a friend gave me a Landmark to a free cool gadget a couple days ago. Some of you may have heard of it: the Babbler and the De-Babbler. They are both HUDs you Wear.
The Babbler translates what you say in Chat into one of 8 languages (Chinese, Pirate?, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, French, German, and Spanish). Whenever you say something in Chat, the Babbler automatically translates it :) It translated "Hey Sexy, where do you live?" to "Hey sexy, dove in tensione?" in Italian. Guess it doesnt understand "Hey Sexy" :P
The De-Babbler does the reverse: translates what you hear in other languages to one of the 8 languages above.
So if you plan on picking up guys in Italian (assuming you dont speak Italian), you can get your free Babbler here: Phreak Isle (226,230,25).