Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Resignation from SLFD Effective Immediately

All good things must come to an end.

An explorer can never be staying at one place for too long, because then exploration becomes routine, routine leads to boredom.

I really enjoyed my time at SLFD, but I must now move on. I have also achieved my self-imposed goal of getting 25,000 points from fighting fire, so I figure it's a good milestone and it's time to move on.

I will miss friends I've made at SLFD: Neelix, Truck, Kershaw101, Janette, Keiyana, Hoss, etc. Good luck fellows. May be we will bump into each other some day in Second Life.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Mingle with Linguals

English may be the lingua franca of Second Life, but other languages are flourishing as well. If you want a trully cross-language adventure without leaving the comfort of your own chair, but you don't know foreign language well enough, there is hope. Drop by to get a copy of Babbler at Phreak Isle and pick it up, it's free!
What does Babbler do? It allows you to pick your spoken language and the desired language to translate to (for example, I speak English, but I want to translate to French), also, it allows you to pick an avatar to choose the language to translate from (for example, Eliza speaks French and I want to hear English).
The language translation quality can be very good, or it can go horribly wrong. I suggest using simple language constructs instead of elaborate languages. Hopefully, babbler can close the gap between language barrier just a little bit for you.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

United Federation Starfleet

There are many starfleet organizations in SecondLife - StarFleet Command SecondLife Quadrant, Raven Fleet, but the one I like most is United Federation StarFleet.

UF Starfleet, located at Starfleet Sector001, consists of a single-island SIM with modern buildings, scenic relaxation areas and memorials, a volcano, a 19-th century merchant boat, and last but not least, multiple space stations high up in the sky.

The organization offers a variety of activities - very professionally presented educational classes, role-playing, partying, or just general socializing. Unlike the SFCSLQ which has a concentration of power, UF Starfleet trully has many officers holding many different ranks and responsibilities.

I recently took some pictures of the SIM and created a youtube video.

Let's see what's out there in space and in virtual world