Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Monday, 28 May 2007
1) "Your object 'AS Kimono Crane copy' has been returned to your inventory lost and found folder by Desideria Stockton from parcel 'Eduisland II' at Eduisland II 156.437, 197.137 due to parcel owner return."
2) "Your object 'Object' has been returned to your inventory lost and found folder by Jeremy Kabumpo from parcel 'SJSU's School of Library & Information Sciences' at SJSU SLIS 106.139, 122.063 due to parcel owner return"
Worrying. Did not even think had dropped objects. Is there hole in my inventory? And what is object "Object"? Opens up disturbing philosophical debate, platonic ideal of Objectness. Or perhaps it is the One Object that joins them all and in the darkness binds them. Think am suffering from object overload, so boot into SL to make sure kimonos are all present and correct.
Hurrah, kimonos still in inventory. Celebrate by buying matching fan. Have to visit 3 locations before can unpack it. Baffling. Waste 40 mins taking photos, inc. rebooting twice after crashes (see pic, have swapped usual Bunny Hat for headband so fan can be seen to full advantage beneath cherry blossom). Work out that object "Object" may be result of half-hearted attempt to Create. Got as far as seeing strange multicoloured grid and paniced. Memo to self: be more careful where attempt Creation.
PHOTO: I hover above a pet shop. When I have somewhere to keep it I will get a cat.
* Rubbish which is within the University's Acceptable Use Guidelines, I hasten to add.
Thursday, 24 May 2007
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
Monday, 21 May 2007
Minor crisis. After rereading end of last post where was comparing lively SL to dull RL, decided needed a bit of rest from SL for sake of RL sanity. However yesterday received RL email to say that SL group "Information Literacy" would be disbanded for lack of 2nd group member if did not rectify situation by today.
Friday, 18 May 2007
WDP ":when it says sit, wait a mo and it'll send you"
WDP":it's a bit troublesome :)"
Me ": um I'm sitting ;-))"
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Travelled to Bedfordia (University of Bedford) as per RL email of MB. Decided that prefer University of Bedford to University of Hertfordshire as latter looked just like a late 20th century university building with no people in it, and former has palm trees, sun logia, swimming pool and waterslide. No contest, frankly. Only point of criticism was possible overuse of decking.
Is getting to point where SL taking up more time than 1st one. At lunch consuming mediocre sausage & mash in uni pub answering Qs on SL on basis of 13 days experience. So evidently like dog years, but instead of one human year = 7 dog years, it's one SL day= one RL year.
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
All v. nice people but everyone else evidently best chums, so one of those events where end up sidling furtively round room and then talking to cat (see pic 2). After was run over by flying carpet (conversation in passing "We are building options and opportunity--not mandatory programs") decided to call it day.
floating over head. Joined B5 fan and UK Educators groups, plus obviously belong to Information Literacy group, but SL only wants to display B5 fan. So am branded as sci-fi nerd. Perhaps is alphabetical order (in which case should have called my group *!*Information Literacy to get it to top of display) perhaps creators of SL are Babylon 5 fans too.
Everyone is v. quiet with occasional Chats from someone called "Sloodle admin" and eventually grasp that everyone else is watching some sort of transmission on big screen which I can't see as have no Quicktime. Find Quicktime on web and try to install. Success. See transmission but pretty dull as you can see from first pic. Apparently lucky to get onto Island as dull Sloodle vid v. popular and some avatars in "Stack heap collision", perhaps like M25.
Is then call for SJSU library grad students to become guides in SL. They get credits for this. Sounds rather dossy to me and not matching the rigours of the UK credit system (ahem). Someone says there are 1800 students in the faculty. Did not think that many library students in the world. Anyway all interesting stuff, but not quite as radical as expected, or perhaps just disappointed ego because people don't go, wow you're from the UK, it must be v. late where you are.
Try dance animation and eventually find out how to stop. Hear that there are fireworks and free drinks at 2am, so perhaps worth going back.
Teleport to Hertfordhire Uni. Had heard about campus via discussion list in RL. Campus deserted, bit spooky frankly, but take pic (see right) and leave message on pin board saying "Hi from Sheila Yoshikawa". SL is increasing my communication skills no end.
AF has accepted friendship! Received email from SL this morning. Not sure about next move. In fact don't really need new friends since old friends in RL seem to spend all their time complaining I don't contact them. Obvious danger of being dysfunctional in 2 worlds in friends department.
Big decision today is whether to attend opening reception for San Jose University campus, site of unfortunate Lost Textures incident. Big minus is that it starts 6pm SL time which is 2am here. Plus factor would be showing off new kimono, and getting free virtual drinks. Biggest plus of all is ability to teleport away from dull conversations, unlike RL . Way in which people's names hover over their heads in SL also enormous advantage. Having people's names hover them in RL at conferences would be a Lesson Learned from SL IMHO.
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Teleported over to SJ island and after mindless flying around tracked down the JK who returned the texture. Said "Hi", and "Jeremy, thank you for returning the texture." However just got vaguing swaying in response. Perhaps has gone for comfort break? Think if logged off it says AWAY. Obviously need some other signs too. Or perhaps JK really does have vendetta against texture litterers.
Offered friendship to AF. No reply yet.
PICTURE: Pointless flying. Whoosh.
The blog of Sheila Yoshikawa on her adventures in Second Life. This may be very thrilling. Or possibly not.