Friday, March 21, 2008

So, I'm a "considerate leader"....

After I noticed a FaceBook friend of mine had done so, I took a 30 minute personality test at It actually seems to have nailed me exactly, according to the descriptions.

Only thing that's really surprising is that I'm 84/100 on "masculinity" and only 4/100 on "femininity". Well, maybe that's not so surprising.....

Why don't YOU take the test, and let me know if you think it nails you, too.

I don't disagree with anything here (except maybe the "not vocalizing" my opinions about society):

You are a Leader

  • Your solid grounding in the practicalities of life, along with your self-assuredness and your willingness to appreciate new things make you a LEADER.

  • You're in touch with what is going on around you and adept at remaining down-to-earth and logical.

  • Although you're detail-oriented, this doesn't mean that you lose the big picture.

  • You tend to find beauty in form and efficiency, as opposed to finding it in broad-based, abstract concepts.

  • Never one to pass on an adventure, you're consistently seeking and finding new things, even in your immediate surroundings.

  • Because of this eagerness to pursue new experiences, you've learned a lot; your attention to detail means that you gain a great deal from your adventures.

  • The intellectual curiosity that drives you leads you to seek out causes of and reasons behind things.

  • Your confidence gives you the potential to take your general awareness and channel it into leadership.

  • You're not set on one way of doing things, and you often have the skills and persistence to find innovative ways of facing challenges.

  • You are well-attuned to your talents, and can deal with most problems that you face.

  • You are balanced in your approach to problem-solving, not letting your emotions hold you up.

  • You prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.

  • You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people's notions of style.

  • If you want to be different:

  • There's more to life than the practical - take some time to daydream and explore the aesthetic sides of things.

  • how you relate to others

    You are Considerate

  • You trust others, care about them, and are slow to judge them, making you CONSIDERATE.

  • You value your close relationships very much, and are more likely to spend time in small, tightly-knit groups of friends than in large crowds.

  • You enjoy exploring the world through observation, quietly watching others.

  • Relating to others so well, and understanding their emotions, leads you to trust people in general, even though you're somewhat shy and reserved at times.

  • Your belief that people are generally well-intentioned contributes to your sympathy regarding their problems.

  • Although you may not vocalize it often, you have an awareness of how society affects individuals, and you understand complex causes of people's behavior.

  • You like to look at all sides of a situation before making a judgment, particularly when that situation involves important things in other people's lives.

  • Your close friends know you as a good listener.

  • If you want to be different:

  • Because other people would benefit immensely from your understanding and insight, you should try to be more outgoing in social situations, even when they make you uncomfortable. Others will want to hear what you have to say!

  • Thursday, March 20, 2008

    "The apps, frankly, are endless..." says Selmer Bringsjord, head of Rensselaer's Cognitive Science Department and leader of a team that has developed an artificially intelligent avatar (otherwise known as a "synthetic character") in SL.

    According to the web site of the Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory, "At a recent conference on artificial intelligence, a group of researcher lead by Selmer Bringsjord unveiled the "embodiment" of their success to date: "Eddie," a 4-year-old child in Second Life who can reason about his own beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age."

    Watch this video, where "Edd" is asked to respond to a scenario in which an person places a teddy bear in a cabinet (A), and then leaves; then another person moves the bear to the other cabinet (B), and then "Edd" is asked where the first person would look for the bear. (Edd says "B" because he fails, like a human child, to understand the different experiences of other people).

    According to an article at iTnews, "
    Eventually, more advanced versions of the artificial intelligence technology will be put to use in entertainment and gaming, as well as immersive training and education scenarios." (See also the article at Virtual World News:

    Its those "education scenarios" that has me intrigued. What if we could do teacher professional development in a virtual classroom in which artificially intelligent students present various challenges. The savings in people's time (and in student learning which is so often compromised during student teaching episodes) could be enormous. Candidates could role play a scenario multiple times until they get it just right.

    The biggest obstacle in the development of these technologies: it takes a very powerful computer to "reason" at anywhere near the speed of a human; plus, how do you store all the "knowledge" gained about other agents and the environment in a way that is efficient and doesn't require terabytes of data.

    Wow, but this is exciting stuff!

    (Interesting note: my spell checker in Firefox flags "terabytes" as misspelled.)

    Sunday, March 02, 2008

    ELVEN Institute holds workshop on "Presenting in Second Life"


    Transcript (with photos interspersed)

    To see Avigail Lindman's slides on using a Notecard Giver, click here.

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Dewey Jung: good mornign everyone!

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Computer Jewell: Good morning

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Bill Friis: Morning, Dewey.

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Catherine Soderstrom: Good morning!

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Tortellini Freschi: good morning

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Cal Kjeller: Hi

    [2008/03/01 8:03] Kallisto Ihnen: Good Morning!

    [2008/03/01 8:03] DonMugur Enzo: hello

    [2008/03/01 8:04] Myrtis Pikkara: Mornin'

    [2008/03/01 8:04] DonMugur Enzo: carl ..

    [2008/03/01 8:04] Cyrus Hush: Good morning!

    [2008/03/01 8:04] DonMugur Enzo: from were you have buy your laptop ?

    [2008/03/01 8:04] Dewey Jung: if you aren't a member of the ELVEN institute in-world group I suggest yuo join; IM me and let me know if you wish to be invited


    [2008/03/01 8:04] Cal Kjeller: Dewey. I have a choice screen for a flatscreen tv popup. What Should I do with it?

    [2008/03/01 8:05] GinaMarie Latte: will this be a text chat presentation or audio?

    [2008/03/01 8:05] Dewey Jung: we're gonna use text

    [2008/03/01 8:06] Dewey Jung: great turnout this morning!

    [2008/03/01 8:07] Computer Jewell: For a saturday!!1

    [2008/03/01 8:07] Dewey Jung: for a saturday MORNING!

    [2008/03/01 8:07] Avigail Lindman: Morning Zotarah

    [2008/03/01 8:07] Dewey Jung: again, if you aren't a member of our in-world group, let me know and I'll add you

    [2008/03/01 8:08] Dewey Jung: it isn't high traffic, but we annouce meetings and send transcripts

    [2008/03/01 8:08] Zotarah Shepherd: Morning Avigail

    [2008/03/01 8:08] Dewey Jung: hi zo!

    [2008/03/01 8:08] Zotarah Shepherd: Hi Dewey

    [2008/03/01 8:08] Bronte Alcott: hi, Zotarah!

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Professor Merryman: I announced it to ISTE and Real Educators


    [2008/03/01 8:09] Zotarah Shepherd: My system crashed so I hope I will be ok for a while. I have to remove some bad memory.

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Dewey Jung: thanks, prof!

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Bill Friis: I have some bad memories I would like to get rid of.

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha Bill

    [2008/03/01 8:09] Professor Merryman: IM me Bill ;-)

    [2008/03/01 8:10] Professor Merryman: I have some also

    [2008/03/01 8:10] Dewey Jung: Welcome to the campus of the ELVEN Institute!

    [2008/03/01 8:10] Dewey Jung: we're gonna begin

    [2008/03/01 8:10] Dewey Jung: !

    [2008/03/01 8:10] Dewey Jung: We're a group of educators and librarians who seek to help prek-12 educators and librarians to better use SL and other virtual environments.

    [2008/03/01 8:11] Dewey Jung: I'm Dewey Jung, the Director.

    [2008/03/01 8:11] Dewey Jung: In First Life, I'm a professor of technology in education in Chicago.

    [2008/03/01 8:11] Dewey Jung: There are several other ELVEN staff members here this morning. They are...

    [2008/03/01 8:12] Dewey Jung: mostly wearing elven tshirts like mind

    [2008/03/01 8:12] Dewey Jung: mine, rather

    [2008/03/01 8:12] Dewey Jung: bronte alcott, avigail lindman (in the back), zotarah shepherd, blue heron, bill friis

    [2008/03/01 8:12] Dewey Jung: feel free to IM any of them if you need extra support during the workshop

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Dewey Jung: we've become a pretty tight-knit group

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Dewey Jung: Our workshops are pretty informal affairs. Please feel free to interrupt us at any time to ask questions or make comments.

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Dewey Jung: you can move the chairs around using your arrow keys

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Dewey Jung: but it would be better to play with that later :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:13] Bronte Alcott: and we have a demo in progress

    [2008/03/01 8:14] Dewey Jung: ELVEN has a weekly meeting, on Sundays at 5 pm SLT, here.

    [2008/03/01 8:14] Dewey Jung: We also are conducting workshops at least once a month, and are planning a mentoring program for "newbie" educators and librarians.

    [2008/03/01 8:14] Dewey Jung: Please accept our invitation to join the group if you are interested in this work, or want notifications of our workshops.

    [2008/03/01 8:15] Dewey Jung: This morning, we are going to be learning more about presenting in Second Life.

    [2008/03/01 8:15] Dewey Jung: We're going to be using TEXT CHAT, rather than voice, for this presentation. Theer will be a transcript of the session available later today.

    [2008/03/01 8:15] Dewey Jung: i'll send the transcript to the ELVEN group; you can also find it later on my blog, at

    [2008/03/01 8:16] Dewey Jung: If you look up at the screen to my left, you will see an agenda for the workshop.

    [2008/03/01 8:16] Sloan Skjellerup: oops

    [2008/03/01 8:16] Dewey Jung: lol, please dont' play with the chairs during the workshop

    [2008/03/01 8:16] Jeremiah Wuyts: what is the event today?

    [2008/03/01 8:16] Dewey Jung: there will be plenty of time for that later

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Dewey Jung: our workshop today is on presenting in sl

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Sloan Skjellerup: I hit sit only, sorry

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Dewey Jung: Does everyone have the folder of tools?

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Cal Kjeller: No

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Bill Friis: No

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Dewey Jung: oh, we haven't handed the folder out yet

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Myrtis Pikkara: no

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Sloan Skjellerup: no

    [2008/03/01 8:17] Dewey Jung: avi?

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Zotarah Shepherd: No

    [2008/03/01 8:18] GinaMarie Latte: no

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Cyrus Hush: No

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Kallisto Ihnen: no

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Bill Friis: hehe

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Sloan Skjellerup: that'll splain that then

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Avigail Lindman: All you need to do is click on onw of the ELVEN bags at the fron or back of the room

    [2008/03/01 8:18] mobile chair: Unable to find specified agent to request permissions.

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Avigail Lindman: you will be given a folder of tools and info

    [2008/03/01 8:18] Bill Friis: Ooooo. I have tools.

    [2008/03/01 8:19] Dewey Jung: avi, can you move the back in the front closer to me?

    [2008/03/01 8:19] Dewey Jung: i mean the bag in the front

    [2008/03/01 8:19] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:20] Dewey Jung: so, right-click the bag, choose touch, and you'll be given a folder

    [2008/03/01 8:20] Avigail Lindman: or just touch!

    [2008/03/01 8:20] Turterelle Cuttita: i have it

    [2008/03/01 8:20] Dewey Jung: okay, just click it; cool!

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Cyrus Hush: I have it

    [2008/03/01 8:21] shamblesguru Voom: slow

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Dewey Jung: If not, you can get one by clicking on the little white bag near the entrance to this room, in the back.

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Dewey Jung: The easiest way to find the folder in your inventory is to click the inventory button (lower right of your SL screen) and then click the "Recent Items" tab.

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Dewey Jung: it will say "ELVEN Presentation Tools Tote"

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Dewey Jung: a folder with a bunch of stuff in it

    [2008/03/01 8:21] Dewey Jung: worth the price of admission to this workshop, that's for sure!

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Bill Friis: Agreed.

    [2008/03/01 8:22] shamblesguru Voom: I have empty folders ... drat

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Dewey Jung: the contents might take a bit to come in, shambles

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Eleonora Porta: :)

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Dewey Jung: let's all thank avigail for putting this folder together

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Cal Kjeller: Thanks!

    [2008/03/01 8:22] Bill Friis: Brava, Avigail.

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Tortellini Freschi: thanx

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Dewey Jung: please, wait until we get to each tool before you start playign with it!

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you Avi

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Blu Heron: thanks, Avi!!!

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Sloodle Toolbar v1.3 prototype #5 ( Kallisto Ihnen claps.

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Sloan Skjellerup: Thank you avigail

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Turterelle Cuttita: Ty Avigail

    [2008/03/01 8:23] Cyrus Hush: Thanks Ave...

    [2008/03/01 8:23] shamblesguru Voom: Drat ... downloaded new viewer today ....


    [2008/03/01 8:23] Dewey Jung: always a mistake, shambles :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:23] sunflower Aichi: ????

    [2008/03/01 8:23] sunflower Aichi: hiii

    [2008/03/01 8:23] xsunflower: ????

    [2008/03/01 8:23] shamblesguru Voom: Shoot me .... please!

    [2008/03/01 8:23] xsunflower: hiii

    [2008/03/01 8:24] Dewey Jung: Now, if you'll direct your attention to the screen on my left, you'll see an agenda for today.


    [2008/03/01 8:24] Sloan Skjellerup: shamblesguru .. Melons or Snowballs?

    [2008/03/01 8:24] Dewey Jung: (I think i said that :-))

    [2008/03/01 8:24] Dewey Jung: You'll also find this agenda in a notecard called "Presenting in SL ELVEN Workshop (3-1-08) in the folder we gave you.

    [2008/03/01 8:24] Dewey Jung: So we're going to focus on three major tools this morning: the SpeakEASY HUD, which makes it easy to deliver information via text chat.....

    [2008/03/01 8:25] Dewey Jung: (I'm using one now, btw; the green text is in the SpeakEASY)

    [2008/03/01 8:25] Dewey Jung: a Notecard Giver, which makes it easy to distribute information via notecards...

    [2008/03/01 8:25] Dewey Jung: and the Freeview, which allows you to display images or even streamed video to an audience.

    [2008/03/01 8:26] Dewey Jung: the screen i'm using is a Freeview, btw

    [2008/03/01 8:26] Dewey Jung: we are practicing what we preach this morning

    [2008/03/01 8:26] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:26] Dewey Jung: We will discuss some of the pro's and con's of using voice instead of text.

    [2008/03/01 8:26] Dewey Jung: or text instead of voice!

    [2008/03/01 8:27] Dewey Jung: We'll also talk a little bit at the end about other tools.

    [2008/03/01 8:27] Dewey Jung: Before we begin, let me say that there is a lot more to presenting in Second Life than just these tools.

    [2008/03/01 8:27] Dewey Jung: As always, presenting requires attention to your audience--connecting what you're saying to their interests and making it appropriate to their knoweldge level, for example.

    [2008/03/01 8:28] Dewey Jung: Presenting also requires attention to how to engage your audience in doing more than just sitting.

    [2008/03/01 8:28] Dewey Jung: We will try to engage you by having some of our time here today to be hands-on.

    [2008/03/01 8:28] Dewey Jung: Also, it's important to use different modes for delivering information; such as text, voice, images, video, body language, objects, and activities.

    [2008/03/01 8:29] Bronte Alcott: Dewey, let me add that it also requires, just as in first life it requires planning and practice

    [2008/03/01 8:29] Dewey Jung: yes, bronte, preparation is the most important thing in presenting, or teaching, or really any performance for that matter


    [2008/03/01 8:29] Dewey Jung: Are there any questions or comments at this point?

    [2008/03/01 8:30] shamblesguru Voom: edutainment

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Dewey Jung: shambles, is there a verb associated with that concept?

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Bronte Alcott: implied perhaps

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Bill Friis wantsto be edutained.

    [2008/03/01 8:30] Professor Merryman: edutainment....yes

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung IS an endutainer, by needs, not by choice

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung: well, edutainer :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:31] shamblesguru Voom: so long have sun screen ... so can get edutanned also

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Bill Friis: hehe

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Bronte Alcott: ;-)

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung: btw, puns are QUITE welcome here

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung: it's why we invited shambles, and bill friis

    [2008/03/01 8:31] shamblesguru Voom: ;-)

    [2008/03/01 8:31] Dewey Jung: we could spend a lot of time talking about the need to entertain vs. inform

    [2008/03/01 8:32] Dewey Jung: but let's not

    [2008/03/01 8:32] Dewey Jung: not today, anyway.

    [2008/03/01 8:32] Bronte Alcott: d'accord

    [2008/03/01 8:32] Dewey Jung: (bronte is following the principle "be more french" :-))

    [2008/03/01 8:32] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:33] Dewey Jung: okay, we've divided up the work this morning

    [2008/03/01 8:33] Dewey Jung: both bronte and avigail will be taking over for parts of it

    [2008/03/01 8:33] Dewey Jung: Okay, I'm going to turn things over to Bronte Alcott, who is going to help you learn about the SpeakEASY HUD. Bronte?

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: and we all met yesterday in real life to plan out things

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: Hi, Everyone!

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Sloodle Toolbar v1.3 prototype #5 ( Kallisto Ihnen waves.

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: Thanks, Dewey

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: Thank you for coming to today's workshop.


    [2008/03/01 8:34] Sloan Skjellerup: Hi Bronte

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: My name is Bronte Alcott,

    [2008/03/01 8:34] Bronte Alcott: I've been in Second Life since December 27, 2006


    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: I came here because I heard a story on N.P.R.,

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: National Public Radio, describing Second Life.

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: That was on December 26, 2006 . . . I had a few days off, so I thought I would check it out.

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: The next day I was here, and I was hooked!

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: What delighted me and kept me here is

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: the potential for education I found in Second Life.

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Dewey Jung: bronte was REALLY hooked

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: 24 hours a day hooked!

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: During my first days I discovered EduNation and the International Space Flight Museum.

    [2008/03/01 8:35] Bronte Alcott: Currently, I am interested in finding ways to help educators new to Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:36] Bronte Alcott: acclimate to this virtual world and form colleagial relationships here.

    [2008/03/01 8:36] Bronte Alcott: as Dewey mentioned earlier

    [2008/03/01 8:36] Bronte Alcott: there was something different about what I just did than convention chat


    [2008/03/01 8:36] Bronte Alcott: everything in green was prerecorded so to speak

    [2008/03/01 8:36] Dewey Jung: or conventional chat for that matter

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: I just demonstrated the SpeakEasy Hud

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: In a few minutes each of you will have the opportunity to try it out

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Computer Jewell: I did not see anything in green ?????

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: some of you will stand up here and do what I just did

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: SpeakEasy will save you time during events, training seminars or on other occasions

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: do you now Computer?

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Dewey Jung: hmmm, did others see green?

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Computer Jewell: now I do.

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Blu Heron: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Avigail Lindman: yep

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: k

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Kallisto Ihnen: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:37] Bronte Alcott: good

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Thunder Insippo: I did

    [2008/03/01 8:38] GinaMarie Latte: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Bronte Alcott: when you need to speak a lot of text to a group of people

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Dewey Jung: you CAN change the settings of the colors, btw

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Bill Friis: The line "Bronte Alcott: SpeakEasy will save you time during events, training seminars or on other occasions " was green.

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Thunder Insippo: it helps to have history open

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Bronte Alcott: thanks, Thunder, good advice

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Dewey Jung: yeah, click the "history" or "local chat" button to see history

    [2008/03/01 8:38] Bronte Alcott: anything in white I am typing real time

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: anything in green I typed out earlier and inserted into the Speakeasy hud

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Computer Jewell: Much better

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: here's the next prerecorded line

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: and don't really have the time to type it all out

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: (or your typing is rotten, like mine).

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bill Friis: of mnie

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: and of course with the prerecorded stuff you can use spellcheck

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: SpeakEasy reads text from a notecard and speaks it in public chat, as if it were coming from you.

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Thunder Insippo: oh cool!

    [2008/03/01 8:39] Bronte Alcott: SpeakEasy is designed to be worn as a HUD (Heads-Up Display)


    [2008/03/01 8:40] Bronte Alcott: now you all know what a HUD is

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Bronte Alcott: You have it in your inventory, in the folder Avi gave each of you -- Right-click it and choose 'Wear'.

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Thunder Insippo: I'm worse at spelling than typing - dirty little secret

    [2008/03/01 8:40] mobile chair: Unable to find specified agent to request permissions.

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Bronte Alcott: if you click on your invetory button

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Dewey Jung: now is the time to play with the speakeasy all, so do it!

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Professor Merryman: I'm speaking

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Professor Merryman: not green

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Bill Friis: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:40] Myrtis Pikkara: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Eleonora Porta: I worn it

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Bronte Alcott: hold a minute

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Dewey Jung: gavin created the speakeasy, btw, you are saying the default text

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Bronte Alcott: let's get everyone in synch

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Thunder Insippo: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Tortellini Freschi: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Bronte Alcott: you can all be Gavin for a day

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Eleonora Porta: good morning everyone

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Bill Friis: Will the real Gavin Dudeney please stand up.

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Cal Kjeller: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Thunder Insippo: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Dewey Jung: wait, it doesn't turn your "chat" green!

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Thunder Insippo: It's a fun place to be

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Computer Jewell: I can't find it in my inventory

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Dewey Jung: you have to prepare the notecard

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Tortellini Freschi: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:41] Professor Merryman: Yeah Gavin!

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Professor Merryman: Read his book

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Bronte Alcott: ok, Dewey you turned them loose

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Thunder Insippo: Hmmm I don't like that I don't see what it's going to announce before I click


    [2008/03/01 8:42] Dewey Jung: if you click on "inventory" then "recent items" you should see the Elven Presentation Workshop Tool Tote folder

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Dewey Jung: thunder, if you WROTE the notecard, you'd know

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Computer Jewell: not there.

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Bronte Alcott: good observation, Thunder

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Thunder Insippo: not if it's long....

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Dewey Jung: computer take another folder

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Eleonora Porta: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:42] shamblesguru Voom: Drat .... still not doenlaoded into inventory .. but have bag ... rebooting .....

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Dewey Jung: by clicking the bag, computer

    [2008/03/01 8:42] shamblesguru Voom is Offline

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Thunder Insippo: I guess I could have a printed copy and keep my place in RL

    [2008/03/01 8:42] Bronte Alcott: I'll give you a pointer Thunder on how to work with long text

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Tortellini Freschi: It's a fun place to be

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Bronte Alcott: exactly

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Thunder Insippo: ok

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Dewey Jung: you can also have the notecard up on your screen at the same time, thunder

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Blu Heron: Hey, I'm Blu Heron

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Blu Heron: (no 'e')

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Bronte Alcott: I have mine in front of me now

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Bill Friis: My name is really Bill Friis, and I am using a SpeakEasy HUD for the very first time.

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Thunder Insippo: the screen gets so full so fast!

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Bronte Alcott: time out please

    [2008/03/01 8:43] Bronte Alcott: has everyone here found the SpeakEasy?

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Bronte Alcott: is anyone lost?

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Turterelle Cuttita: nopr

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Tortellini Freschi: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Kallisto Ihnen: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:44] GinaMarie Latte: I'm wearing it but don't know how to access it

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Cal Kjeller: I'm lost!

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Eleonora Porta: where have I to write for green writing, please? in chat?

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Dewey Jung: everyone slow done

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Bronte Alcott: let's back up then

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Turterelle Cuttita: I m lost too

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Dewey Jung: down

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Dewey Jung: we'll get to it

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Myrtis Pikkara: got it but don't know how to change the text

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Junie Nightfire: I can't use it if I don't have a microphone right

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Thunder Insippo: LOL sure looks like it

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Dewey Jung: you don't need a microphone; this is a TEXT tool

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Cal Kjeller: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:44] Bronte Alcott: I'm going to ask that everyone freeze frame for a moment

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Kallisto Ihnen: Thank you!

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Bronte Alcott: okay . . .

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Cal Kjeller: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Bronte Alcott: please Cal

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Cal Kjeller: Sorry.

    [2008/03/01 8:45] Bronte Alcott: please look at the top left of your screen

    [2008/03/01 8:46] Bronte Alcott: if you do not see a small blue button with a black border, let me know

    [2008/03/01 8:46] Bronte Alcott: everyone is wearing SpeakEasy then

    [2008/03/01 8:46] Bronte Alcott: good

    [2008/03/01 8:46] Bronte Alcott: I'm going to proceed with the prepared text

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Turterelle Cuttita: I cant see it

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Bronte Alcott: it will answer some of the questions you have

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Bronte Alcott: no blue button Turterelle

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Giannina Rossini: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Giannina Rossini: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Turterelle Cuttita: got it

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Dewey Jung: slow down, bronte

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Turterelle Cuttita: it s underneeth

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Sloan Skjellerup: MY name is Not Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Bronte Alcott: ok

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Dewey Jung: anyone still not have the speakeasy visible in their inventory?

    [2008/03/01 8:47] Zotarah Shepherd: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Sloan Skjellerup: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Bronte Alcott: thanks Z

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Bill Friis: phone

    [2008/03/01 8:48] SpeakEasy HUD (wear me): MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:48] SpeakEasy HUD (wear me): I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Dewey Jung: okay, i think we're all set, bronte

    [2008/03/01 8:48] shamblesguru Voom: me ... still problem ... suspect connectivity ..... will try load up elesewhere then come back sorry ...

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Bronte Alcott: ok, the next text will be green

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Bronte Alcott: please follow as you can and we'll practice later

    [2008/03/01 8:48] Bronte Alcott: You should see it in top left-hand corner of your screen

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: as a small blue rectangle with black border.

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: Right-click the HUD and choose 'Edit', then click on the 'Content' tab.

    [2008/03/01 8:49] GinaMarie Latte: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: many of you have already done this

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: Do you see a card called 'speakme'?

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: All you will need to do is replace the lines in the 'speakme' notecard with lines you want to speak out loud.

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Bronte Alcott: as some have already discovered

    [2008/03/01 8:49] Computer Jewell: Welcome to Rio World. This will be one of several session that we will have with you. Before I go further, I would like to introduce to you all to Marlene Brooks who has been helping me make Rio World a reality. LOL

    [2008/03/01 8:50] Professor Merryman: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:50] Bronte Alcott: to avoid confusion, I am going to ask everyone else to stop chatting and clicking the button

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: thanks for your cooperation

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: Double click the notecard called 'speakme'

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: Then add the text to be spoken, line by line.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: There is a 255 character limit on any line that can be read out

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: When you have finished editing the notecard,

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: you just click save at the bottom of the card and close it.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: The HUD will reset itself to read your new first line.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: it is important to save your work

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: Then click on the 'X' in the upper right hand corner of the edit menu and you are out of Edit mode.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: Each time you click SpeakEasy,

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: one line from the notecard will be read out.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: When you reach the end of the notecard

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Sloan Skjellerup: MY name is Not Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: SpeakEasy will inform you

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: that there is nothing left to say,

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: and will reload the notecard at line one.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: The script and all notecards have been left modifiable,

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: should you want to change anything.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: You can keep reusing the speakme notecard, deleting previous text and adding your new text.

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: I usually type my text into a Word document

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: and then copy and paste it into the speakeasy notecard . . .

    [2008/03/01 8:51] Bronte Alcott: that way when you create a new presentation, you still have previous ones on your computer as Word documents.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bronte Alcott: The SpeakEasy HUD is also full rights.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Thunder Insippo: hmm

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Professor Merryman: Giannini Rossini wants to visit every cool place in Sl but she is to embarrassed to ask.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bronte Alcott: That means you can share it with others.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Only Ember: MY name is Leaunda Hemphill

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bronte Alcott: as Avi has done with all of you today

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bronte Alcott: Any questions?

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Kallisto Ihnen: Thank you for putting on this workshop. This is great.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bill Friis: has the smug look of a new SpeakEasy master.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] GinaMarie Latte: This is a test to see if I can get the SpeakEasy to work.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] GinaMarie Latte: I hope it works.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Sloan Skjellerup: lol

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Zotarah Shepherd: MY name is Zotarah Shepherd

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Bronte Alcott: and you havee

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Tortellini Freschi: My name is Tortellini Freschi.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Zotarah Shepherd: I teach, work and play in SL.

    [2008/03/01 8:52] Tortellini Freschi: I am from Germany.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Blu Heron: Hey, I'm Blu Heron

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Blu Heron: (no 'e')

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Tortellini Freschi: It is great to be here!

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Blu Heron: Just 'Blu'

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Bronte Alcott: well, that's the end of my presentation

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Myrtis Pikkara: My name is Myrtis -

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Turterelle Cuttita accepted your inventory offer.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Bill Friis: I just found Blu's missing e.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Bronte Alcott: I was going to ask each of you to practice but you already are

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Sloan Skjellerup: Thank you Bronte ;-)

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Zotarah Shepherd: MY name is Zotarah Shepherd

    [2008/03/01 8:53] GinaMarie Latte: thanks

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Zotarah Shepherd: I teach, work and play in SL.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Blu Heron: Tortellini and I might be 'cousins'

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Sloan Skjellerup: I do a fair bit of work in Second Life

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Zotarah Shepherd: I live in California.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Tortellini Freschi: thanx

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Cal Kjeller: Thanks.

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Dewey Jung: bronte, don't sit down yet

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Sloan Skjellerup: It's a fun place to be

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Sloan Skjellerup: I'm a grown woman playing with cartoons

    [2008/03/01 8:53] Sloan Skjellerup: Sometimes I'm here so long my butt goes numb

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Kallisto Ihnen: So Bronte, you have a word document open, and you are cutting and pasting in real time?

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Bronte Alcott: I would be interested though in having a few of you say why you came to second life and what you plan to do here

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Sloan Skjellerup: ;-)

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Zotarah Shepherd: So it resets each time you edit it.

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Turterelle Cuttita: now its ok

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Junie Nightfire: MY name is Junie Nightfire...I am very new to second life but interested in becoming comfortable in this I can meet my students here in their reality...

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Bronte Alcott: no

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Myrtis Pikkara: I work with language teachers, teaching them technology.

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Bronte Alcott: yes

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Kallisto Ihnen: In other words, you don't have 'multiple' note cards

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Turterelle Cuttita: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Myrtis Pikkara: and I'm looking for a dissertation topic!

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Bronte Alcott: what I do Thunder, is type up a word document

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Kallisto Ihnen: It is just one notecard that you reuse

    [2008/03/01 8:54] fernando Lednev: hello everybody

    [2008/03/01 8:54] Bronte Alcott: then copy and paste the entire thing into the 'speakme' card

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Bronte Alcott: being the perfectionist that I am

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Dewey Jung: the notecard has to be called "speakme"

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Bronte Alcott: I will edit that card too

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Bronte Alcott: and practice with line length

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Vorpal Sword: Don't believe every name you read.

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Dewey Jung: and you have to edit the one in the "contents" folder of the speakeasy

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Zotarah Shepherd: How many characters long will each line take?

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Bronte Alcott: line breaks and so forth

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Dewey Jung: 255

    [2008/03/01 8:55] Bronte Alcott: 255 characters

    [2008/03/01 8:55] fernando Lednev: Hi

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Bronte Alcott: after that it truncates the line and you'll never be the wiser, Zotarah

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Kallisto Ihnen: ok.. I thought you could only put 255 characters at a time.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Dewey Jung: fernando, can we help you?

    [2008/03/01 8:56] fernando Lednev: Hi Dewey, this is my first time

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Bronte Alcott: it's easier to keep the lines short

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Eleonora Porta: Finally! Ty Bronte!

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Dewey Jung: fernando, everyone rememebrs their first time :-)

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I'm Thunder Inspippo, a computer resource specialist in Virginia.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I teach K-5 kids and do some teacher training.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I have some technical and administrative duties as well.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] fernando Lednev: so, I'm a little bit shy

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Tortellini Freschi: great tool!

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I love my job!

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Bronte Alcott: and easier for your audience to have natural breaks

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I came to SL while home on leave for two weeks recuperating from surgery.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I'd heard about it from an IT coordinator in my system.

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Cal Kjeller: I drug the note card sample onto the HUD. Now it looksdifferent. Is there any way to fix it?

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Thunder Insippo: I'm hooked!

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Welcome Fernando: Welcome Fernando

    [2008/03/01 8:56] Computer Jewell: Do you have to erase what it already in the speak me file to say something else?

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Dewey Jung: yes, computer, you overweite it

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Bronte Alcott: yes you have to erase the previous text

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Bronte Alcott: but, here's something cool

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Bronte Alcott: the Speakeasy is free

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Myrtis Pikkara: Looks like the README card has more info on how to use this, too.

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Bronte Alcott: so you can have more than one

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Dewey Jung: myrtis, good point!

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Cal Kjeller: Great.

    [2008/03/01 8:57] Bronte Alcott: you can rename them according to the presentation you want to give


    [2008/03/01 8:57] Dewey Jung: Kick me!

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: this one is called for ELVEN in my inventory

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Dewey Jung: hey, i didn't SAY that!

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: any other questions?

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Dewey Jung: (i'm serious, i didn't)

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Dewey Jung: Yes I did.

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Myrtis Pikkara: Hello, Avatar!

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Thunder Insippo: LOL

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Dewey Jung: okay, how is that happeneing?

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: great line Myrtis

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Zotarah Shepherd: Who is doing that?

    [2008/03/01 8:58] Bronte Alcott: that's the script notecard isn't it?

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Computer Jewell: This is a great technique.

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: I invited the wrong punsters.

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Computer Jewell: Angela.

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Tortellini Freschi: yes! cool!

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Bronte Alcott: I agree, Computer

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: somone has figured out how to hack the thing

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: bill?

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Myrtis Pikkara: Sorry, I clicked the "new script" button and it said that...

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Bronte Alcott: particularly with those longer presentations

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: is that you?

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Zotarah Shepherd: Oh fun

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Kallisto Ihnen: How do you create multiple SpeakEasys?

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Thunder Insippo: confession is good for the soul

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: No. Of course not.

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung: just copy it in your inventory, kallisto

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Computer Jewell: Good question

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Dewey Jung thinks it must be bill or shambles

    [2008/03/01 8:59] Bronte Alcott: Dewey has pointed out that it's good to balance real time chat with SpeakEasy text

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Kallisto Ihnen: Ok thanks!

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Dewey Jung: Well, maybe.

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Bronte Alcott: it keeps a presentation more lively and more responsive to the group

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Bronte Alcott: as we've all seen today

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Dewey Jung: shambles, tell us how the hack works

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 9:00] shamblesguru Voom: Not me .... I'm incapacitated tonight ... technically ....

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Bronte Alcott: anything else before I sit down?

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Computer Jewell:

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Dewey Jung doesn't like that someone else can say things as if I said them

    [2008/03/01 9:00] Computer Jewell: Great job

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Dewey Friis: You change the name of the HUD.

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Bronte Alcott: Thanks everyone

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Bronte Alcott: have fun with Speakeasy

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Professor Merryman: Thank you

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Bronte Alcott: but not during Dewey's presentation

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha Bill

    [2008/03/01 9:01] GinaMarie Latte: thanks Bronte

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Cal Kjeller: Thanks!

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Eleonora Porta: what happen if I drop it? can I lose it?

    [2008/03/01 9:01] Kallisto Ihnen: TY!

    [2008/03/01 9:01] I'm talking about Bill now:: This is a test.

    [2008/03/01 9:01] fernando Lednev: What need I to do?

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bill Friis: Well done.

    [2008/03/01 9:02] fernando Lednev: just watching?

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Dewey Jung: wow, that's interesting, bill, but not something i thought we should teach today

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bronte Alcott: Eleonara, you can always replace it

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bronte Alcott: it's a very tiny item if dropped

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Eleonora Porta: ty

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bill Friis: Sorry. My evil nature. Back on task, OK.

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Dewey Jung: never trust a computer geek!

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bronte Alcott: btw, you can get this on and have it delivered to your av

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Zotarah Shepherd: rotf

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Dewey Jung: okay, any final questions aobut the speakeasy?

    [2008/03/01 9:02] Bronte Alcott: just in case you happen to lose it

    [2008/03/01 9:03] sunflower Aichi: sorry how can me have it?

    [2008/03/01 9:03] xsunflower: sorry how edge cuts me it?

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Dewey Jung: great job, bronte...i like how you regained control when the crowd got rowdy

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Bronte Alcott: haha

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Bronte Alcott: 23 years in the classroom

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Bill Friis: hehe

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Bronte Alcott: but teaching teachers . . . .

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Dewey Jung: sunflower, i just gave you the folder

    [2008/03/01 9:03] Bronte Alcott: well . . .

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Bronte Alcott smiles

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Dewey Jung: who's playing with the freeview?

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Bronte Alcott: you're right, Dewey . . .

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Myrtis Pikkara: teaching teachers is usually wilder than teaching students!

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Bronte Alcott: yep

    [2008/03/01 9:04] Bronte Alcott: we're a tough crowd

    [2008/03/01 9:05] Bill Friis is sitting on his hands now.

    [2008/03/01 9:05] Computer Jewell: Teachers never listen

    [2008/03/01 9:05] Dewey Jung: please don't click on the freeview, unless you are me or avigail!

    [2008/03/01 9:05] shamblesguru Voom: pardon?

    [2008/03/01 9:05] Dewey Jung: okay, we're gonna move into thee 2nd major tool for this workship

    [2008/03/01 9:05] Dewey Jung: workshop, too

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Dewey Jung: avigail lindman is gonna talk about a notecard giver

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Dewey Jung: avi?


    [2008/03/01 9:06] Avigail Lindman: Good morning everyone. I'm Avigail Lindman.

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Computer Jewell:

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Avigail Lindman: I have been using SL for almost a year now. I began using it as part of a graduate class and have continued in an effort to help other educators see the collaboratory potential.

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Computer Jewell: Good morning

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Bill Friis: Her text is green. How does she do that?

    [2008/03/01 9:06] Avigail Lindman: This moring I'm going to talk about creating a notecard giver to advertise events and presentations.

    To see Avigail Lindman's slides on using a Notecard Giver, click here.

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: I have been making the notecards for the ELVEN workshops for a few months now.

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Thunder Insippo: Bill, I thought you were sitting on your hands?

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Dewey Jung shivers at the phrase "collaboratory potential"

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: It is really a simple process for editing an existing notecard giver.

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: I'm going to show you three basics:

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: Creating a new note

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: Adding content

    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: and changing the texture


    [2008/03/01 9:07] Avigail Lindman: I will show you the steps, then you will have a chance to create your own notecard giver.

    [2008/03/01 9:08] Avigail Lindman: everyone had a demo notecard giver in their workshop folder

    [2008/03/01 9:08] Avigail Lindman: First, creating a new note. When you open your Inventory you choose New and then Note from the menu.


    [2008/03/01 9:08] Avigail Lindman: This new note is where you can enter the text of your announcement.

    [2008/03/01 9:09] Avigail Lindman: Once your text is entered, save the note.

    [2008/03/01 9:09] Avigail Lindman: In your Inventory, right-click the note and Rename...otherwise you'll have an inventory full of New Notes!

    [2008/03/01 9:09] Dewey Jung: when you first create the note is a good time to rename it

    [2008/03/01 9:09] shamblesguru Voom: so long at $50 notes

    [2008/03/01 9:09] Avigail Lindman: those would be nice shambles!

    [2008/03/01 9:09] Dewey Jung: because the name is already highlighted when it first appears, adn you just type in the new name

    [2008/03/01 9:10] Avigail Lindman:

    [2008/03/01 9:10] Avigail Lindman: The next step is to add the content of your giver

    [2008/03/01 9:10] shamblesguru Voom: Is there a maximum size for the name of a note (or object)? .. number of letters?

    [2008/03/01 9:10] Dewey Jung: 255 i think, shambles

    [2008/03/01 9:11] Avigail Lindman: To add contenct to your notecard giver you need to rez the giver

    [2008/03/01 9:11] Dewey Jung: "rez" means to put on the floor

    [2008/03/01 9:12] Avigail Lindman: yes, drag it from your inventory onto the ground

    [2008/03/01 9:12] Dewey Jung: avi's showing these steps on the slides; i just noticed them

    [2008/03/01 9:12] Avigail Lindman: At this point your can choose right-click and edit

    [2008/03/01 9:12] Avigail Lindman: yeah, I'm a visual person.....gotta see pictures!

    [2008/03/01 9:13] Dewey Jung: us texty people need to be reminded to look at the slides, though :-)

    [2008/03/01 9:13] Avigail Lindman: sorry :-)

    [2008/03/01 9:13] Dewey Jung: np, avi, i'm the dense one

    [2008/03/01 9:13] Avigail Lindman: You will see the tabs shown in the slide

    [2008/03/01 9:13] Cal Kjeller: Avigail, will it rez anywhere or do you need to own the ground?

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Dewey Jung: you need buiild rights, cal

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Avigail Lindman: thanks Dewey


    [2008/03/01 9:14] Dewey Jung: you have them here, but it will be returned after 20 minutes

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Sloan Skjellerup: you can wear it though ... right?

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Avigail Lindman: you have to be in an area that allows building

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Avigail Lindman: a sandbox is a good place to work

    [2008/03/01 9:14] Dewey Jung thinks about wearing a notecard giver

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Avigail Lindman: This notecard giver is created to be free to mod, copy and transfer

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Dewey Jung: okay, i'm wearing one!

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Sloan Skjellerup: there, Click me for a note card ... And I mean Click ME

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Dewey Jung: lol!


    [2008/03/01 9:15] Bill Friis: heheheh

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Sloan Skjellerup: see, if you wear it you can be a walking billboard!

    [2008/03/01 9:15] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Myrtis Pikkara! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Dewey Jung: there's one (or two, or three) in every crowd, sloan

    [2008/03/01 9:16] shamblesguru Voom wonders where the Orchid Tatto (in the inventory on the screen) is being word and by who?

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Bill Friis! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Sloan Skjellerup! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:16] shamblesguru Voom: worn

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Computer Jewell! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Avigail Lindman: can see it later :-)

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Zotarah Shepherd: If you wear something it first attaches to your right hand, so you may need to select a different hud

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Dewey Jung: lol shambles, well, avi made the slides!

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Avigail Lindman: anyway...

    [2008/03/01 9:16] Dewey Jung: you don't REALLY want to "wear" the notecard giver, zo....

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Eleonora Porta! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Avigail Lindman: the content tab is where you can add items to the notecard

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Avigail Lindman: You locat the items in your inventory

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Avigail Lindman: and drag them to the content tab

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Avigail Lindman: right not all that is in there is the giver script

    [2008/03/01 9:17] Dewey Jung: bill, nice choice of texture on yours :-)


    [2008/03/01 9:17] Zotarah Shepherd: True but if you were in a no build sim you could in a pinch.

    [2008/03/01 9:18] fernando Lednev: bye,bye

    [2008/03/01 9:18] Bill Friis: Thought you would like it.

    [2008/03/01 9:18] fernando Lednev: this is very coplicated to me

    [2008/03/01 9:18] fernando Lednev: its a pittty

    [2008/03/01 9:18] Avigail Lindman: this script automatically gives out a notecard and landmark.

    [2008/03/01 9:18] Bill Friis: fernando, we will be happy to help you.

    [2008/03/01 9:18] Avigail Lindman: I have designed the script to give aout any notecard and any landmark

    [2008/03/01 9:18] Avigail Lindman: you do not need to give either a particular name

    [2008/03/01 9:19] Thunder Insippo: so we create something there. and its up to others to right click and get it??

    [2008/03/01 9:19] Dewey Jung: who keeps clicking on the freeview?

    [2008/03/01 9:19] Avigail Lindman: in this case Thunder, they just have to click

    [2008/03/01 9:19] Thunder Insippo: ok

    [2008/03/01 9:19] Avigail Lindman: now, if you give the notecard giver the recipient will have to rez it first

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Eleonora Porta! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Avigail Lindman: if it is free standing, they just click

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Bill Friis: And the texture on the giver can tell them to "click here"


    [2008/03/01 9:20] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you GinaMarie Latte! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Zotarah Shepherd: Notecard giver scripts do not work on the teen grid.

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Avigail Lindman: yep, it should include that instruction

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Avigail Lindman: wow, nice to know Z

    [2008/03/01 9:20] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Sloan Skjellerup! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Dewey Jung: best way to make a texture is use powerpoint; we'll talk about that later

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Avigail Lindman: So here I have added a notecard and a landmark

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you GinaMarie Latte! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Dewey Jung: rememmber the slides take a while to rez for us, avi

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Avigail Lindman: once you have added the items you are ready to add a texture

    [2008/03/01 9:21] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Blu Heron! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:22] Join Dewey Jung: Thank you Bill Friis! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:22] Zotarah Shepherd: aww too fast

    [2008/03/01 9:22] Avigail Lindman: As Dewey mentioned textures can be made in PowerPoint

    [2008/03/01 9:22] Avigail Lindman: sorry Z

    [2008/03/01 9:22] Avigail Lindman: i'll slow down

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Dewey Jung hands avigail a tranquilizer

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Zotarah Shepherd: ok ty

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Zotarah Shepherd: hehehe

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Avigail Lindman: The demo giver has the default texture and color

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Blu Heron: Avi, can you make your slide show available to us for future reference?

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Eleonora Porta! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Avigail Lindman: /wonders if she should take Dewey's tranquilizer

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Avigail Lindman: Sure Blu

    [2008/03/01 9:23] Blu Heron: thx!

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Sloan Skjellerup: well Avigail , if you don't I will

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Bronte Alcott: /careful Avi, it's a slippery slope

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Sloan Skjellerup: lolo

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Eleonora Porta! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Dewey Jung: :-)

    [2008/03/01 9:24] Avigail Lindman: I've also included text directions in the workshop folder

    [2008/03/01 9:25] Avigail Lindman: Also in the folder is a sample texture to practice with


    [2008/03/01 9:25] Bronte Alcott: good thinking, Avi

    [2008/03/01 9:25] Bronte Alcott: ty

    [2008/03/01 9:25] Avigail Lindman: Adding the texture is simply a matter of clicking on te texture box

    [2008/03/01 9:25] Avigail Lindman: and selecting the texture from your inventory

    [2008/03/01 9:27] Avigail Lindman: once you have selected the texture, you may need to do some adjusting

    [2008/03/01 9:27] Dewey Jung: avi, these slides are great, BTW

    [2008/03/01 9:27] Avigail Lindman: for this sample the Repeats for face is set to 1 and 1

    [2008/03/01 9:27] Avigail Lindman: thanks

    [2008/03/01 9:27] Dewey Jung likes how she chose a black background so as not to distract

    [2008/03/01 9:28] Avigail Lindman: With the texture added your notecard giver is essentially done

    [2008/03/01 9:29] Avigail Lindman: I have added an extra 'for fun' text as well

    [2008/03/01 9:29] Thunder Insippo: just lost me - "repeats for face is set to 1 and 1" - that's Greek

    [2008/03/01 9:29] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you sunflower Aichi! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you sunflower Aichi! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Zotarah Shepherd: Some notecard givers can be made into different shapes too. And Notecard Giver scripts can be places in almost anything. I put one in a deer for an immersive build once.

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Avigail Lindman: On the texture tab, below the image are some choices, one is for Repeats for face

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Thunder Insippo: ok

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Avigail Lindman: it has a vertical and horizontal option

    [2008/03/01 9:30] Dewey Jung: repeats PER face

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Dewey Jung: means how many times it repeats on each face

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Avigail Lindman: this will set the tile of the texture

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Avigail Lindman: a tile can show once or hundreds of times

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Dewey Jung: it's an alternative to saying how many meters each tile should be

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Thunder Insippo: so it could be a small texture (picture) that tiles like on an old webpage?

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Dewey Jung: yes, thunder

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Avigail Lindman: sure

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Thunder Insippo: thanks

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Avigail Lindman: I use textures that have intro information, like a billboard

    [2008/03/01 9:31] Avigail Lindman: so,

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Avigail Lindman: they are set to one repeat per face

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Thunder Insippo: getting it

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Professor Merryman: not for you sill...for your friends girl

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Professor Merryman: silly

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Dewey Jung: (elven does a building workshop, btw, where we cover textures in more detail)

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Professor Merryman: ;-)

    [2008/03/01 9:32] Avigail Lindman: By default the demo giver thanks the recipient and tells them that you look forward to seeing them

    [2008/03/01 9:33] Eleonora Porta: :) TY Avigall

    [2008/03/01 9:33] Avigail Lindman: you can change this by double-clicking the script and changing the information in the line shown


    [2008/03/01 9:33] Bill Friis: My notecard giver script is set (no copy)(no modify) so I can't change it.

    [2008/03/01 9:33] Avigail Lindman: (this is also in the text directions)

    [2008/03/01 9:33] Avigail Lindman: Hmmm

    [2008/03/01 9:33] Dewey Jung: be careful editing scripts if you aren't clear on what you're doing!

    [2008/03/01 9:34] Avigail Lindman: shouldn't be, but I cna give out a new one if anyone wants it

    [2008/03/01 9:34] Dewey Jung: we've noticed that the permissions on the contents of objects seems to change without too much reason some times

    [2008/03/01 9:34] Demo Notecard Giver: Hello!

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Dewey Jung: at least *I* don't know the reasons alwys

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Avigail Lindman: It is important to be very careful when editing, but the text directions tell you what line to change

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Avigail Lindman: and what parts of it

    [2008/03/01 9:35] shamblesguru Voom: where everyone gone?

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Dewey Jung: we should move on to the freeview

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Dewey Jung: we're here, shambles!

    [2008/03/01 9:35] Bronte Alcott: great job, Avi

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Bill Friis: Still a crowd here, shambles. Wait for rez.

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Avigail Lindman: That's the basics of creating a simple notecard giver

    [2008/03/01 9:36] shamblesguru Voom: Don't upgrade to the new viewer !!!!!!!

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Cal Kjeller: TY

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Dewey Jung: /applause

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Dewey Jung: /app

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Chez Easterman: Hi, whats going on here in the Elven Institue?

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Computer Jewell: Thank you

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Blu Heron: Avi, the permissions need to be reset on the notecard giver script

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Kallisto Ihnen: /applause

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Dewey Jung: chez, we're doing a workshop on presenting in sl

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Cyrus Hush: Thanks!

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Eleonora Porta: :) ok Avigall, my script have no permission, could you give me one with permission please?

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Dewey Jung: nice job, avigail!

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Thunder Insippo: very nice - hard topic to cover I think

    [2008/03/01 9:36] Avigail Lindman: i'll do that Blu

    [2008/03/01 9:37] GinaMarie Latte: I'll have to play with it later in a sandbox

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Computer Jewell: me too

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Blu Heron: everyone will need a fresh copy, Avi...thx!

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Myrtis Pikkara: me three

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Avigail Lindman: if anyone wants help with it just IM me

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Chez Easterman: dewey, is this a SL training session?

    [2008/03/01 9:37] Eleonora Porta: :)TY AVI

    [2008/03/01 9:37] GinaMarie Latte: thanks

    [2008/03/01 9:38] Dewey Jung: okay, i agree that's a hard topic to voer

    [2008/03/01 9:38] Dewey Jung: cover

    [2008/03/01 9:38] sunflower Aichi: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 9:38] Dewey Jung: but, really it's quite simple in outline

    [2008/03/01 9:39] Dewey Jung: you change the notecard, the landmark, the texture, and the text in the "hello" script

    [2008/03/01 9:39] Dewey Jung: and that's it!

    [2008/03/01 9:39] Dewey Jung: it's the individual procedures that get a little ocmplicated

    [2008/03/01 9:39] Dewey Jung: the final topic for today is using a freeview

    [2008/03/01 9:39] Dewey Jung: we've been showing slides on this one to my left


    [2008/03/01 9:40] Dewey Jung: i've got a few more slides on/about the freeview

    [2008/03/01 9:40] Dewey Jung: you have one in your folder

    [2008/03/01 9:41] Dewey Jung: "freeview" flatscreen tv

    [2008/03/01 9:41] Dewey Jung: the SLGuide is a very similar item, avaialble for free from onrez, at the URL on my slide

    [2008/03/01 9:41] Dewey Jung: (The URL is also in the notecard in the tools folder we gave you)

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Dewey Jung: you can show images or streamed video on the Freeview

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Bronte Alcott: and that is also the place where you can get a SpeakEasy

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Amrei Himmel: hi

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Bill Friis: Howdy, Amrei.

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you Avigail Lindman! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:42] Amrei Himmel: could you tell me how i can make myself invisble?

    [2008/03/01 9:43] shamblesguru Voom: Drat missed URL

    [2008/03/01 9:43] Dewey Jung: if you rez your freeview, and then right-click it and choose edit, you'll see that there is, as for all objects, a "contents" tab

    [2008/03/01 9:43] Dewey Jung: shambles, it's in the notecard

    [2008/03/01 9:43] Dewey Jung: in your folder

    [2008/03/01 9:43] shamblesguru Voom: my tools folder not openning today ... can someone copy/paste url here ... thanks

    [2008/03/01 9:43] Demo Notecard Giver: Hello!

    [2008/03/01 9:43] Dewey Jung: just go to and search for slguide

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Myrtis Pikkara:

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Dewey Jung: now, i suggest everyone rez their freeview on the floor, around the room

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Amrei Himmel: excuse me officer

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Amrei Himmel: ....

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Dewey Jung: you migth want to stand up to do that

    [2008/03/01 9:44] Dewey Jung: just drag your freeview onto a open spot on the floor

    [2008/03/01 9:44] mobile chair: Unable to find specified agent to request permissions.

    [2008/03/01 9:45] Dewey Jung: make sure you are within 20 m of me so you can see my chat text


    [2008/03/01 9:45] Amrei Himmel: could you tell me how i can make myself invisible??

    [2008/03/01 9:45] Dewey Jung: amreil, we're in teh middle of a class here

    [2008/03/01 9:45] Amrei Himmel: what class??

    [2008/03/01 9:45] Dewey Jung: once you've rezzed your Freeview, right click it and choose "edit"

    [2008/03/01 9:46] Avigail Lindman: Ameri, click chat history, I IMed you

    [2008/03/01 9:46] Dewey Jung: you'll see the "contents" tab

    [2008/03/01 9:46] Dewey Jung: you will see there is one texture in there, a snapshot called "nice sunset"

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Amrei Himmel: yes?

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Dewey Jung: you can have any number of textures in the contents tab

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Dewey Jung: please don't delete anything else in the contents tab, or your freeview won't work

    [2008/03/01 9:47] sunflower Aichi: so after opening the contents what we do???

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Cal Kjeller: Don't have Nice sunset.

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Dewey Jung: textures will "play" on the screen in alphabetical order

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Avigail Lindman: Amrei, look for your IM, by the chat

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Dewey Jung: just hold on, sunflower

    [2008/03/01 9:47] Amrei Himmel: i cant find anything you could ha

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: i'm just explainign what's up

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Chez Easterman: Sloan are you getting all this?

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Computer Jewell: I don't have it either

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Thunder Insippo: I don't see nice sunset either

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Sloan Skjellerup: YUp, well sorta

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Thunder Insippo: bookmark, freeview card, and script-foo

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: okay, i guess your freeview is different from mine

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Myrtis Pikkara: go to textures not content?

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: sorry about that

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: no, they are in "content"

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: yours is empty?

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: no textures?

    [2008/03/01 9:48] Dewey Jung: okay

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Blu Heron: it's not there Dewey

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Computer Jewell: empty

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Myrtis Pikkara: no sunset there, but in textures, it's a choice in the texture box when youclick it

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Thunder Insippo: we can change the color though

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Dewey Jung: so any textures in the contents tab will "play" in alphanumeric order

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Blu Heron: no textures :(

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Dewey Jung: dont' go to the textures tab!!!

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Thunder Insippo: oops

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Dewey Jung: if you change the textures in the textures tab, you will cahnge the appearance of your screen, and it might not work for video

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Dewey Jung: just hold on

    [2008/03/01 9:49] Myrtis Pikkara: sorry - my bad

    [2008/03/01 9:50] Dewey Jung: so, on the screen you can see my screen as i am dragging some textures for this presentation onto the contents tab

    [2008/03/01 9:51] Chez Easterman: Hi Myrtis?

    [2008/03/01 9:51] sunflower Aichi: so!!!!

    [2008/03/01 9:51] Dewey Jung: textures can be snapshots saved to inventory, uploaded textures, textures from the library that SL provides us all, or images such as PPT slides you upload

    [2008/03/01 9:51] Dewey Jung: again, they will play in alphanumerical order; but more on that before

    [2008/03/01 9:51] Demo Notecard Giver: Thank you sunflower Aichi! We look forward to seeing you!

    [2008/03/01 9:52] Dewey Jung: i mentioned that powerpoint is a great way to make textures for teh notecard giver!

    [2008/03/01 9:53] Dewey Jung: PowerPoint is very versatile for making images; but you could also use photoshot, or paint, or keynote, or anything

    [2008/03/01 9:53] Dewey Jung: the key is to save as a bitmap (bmp), jpg, or png file

    [2008/03/01 9:53] Dewey Jung: and then upload

    [2008/03/01 9:53] Dewey Jung: i dont' think SL uses GIF files

    [2008/03/01 9:53] Dewey Jung: i use PPT and then "save as..." jpgs

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Dewey Jung: you can "save as..jpg" either one slide or the whole slideshow

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Dewey Jung: they will save into a subfolder of your current folder, and will be numbered SLide1.jpg, Slide2.jpg, etc

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Sloan Skjellerup: or png

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Dewey Jung: yeah, either type, or bmp

    [2008/03/01 9:54] shamblesguru Voom: If making garphics in e.g. Photoshop .... then what size images for this screen ..... pixel width/height?

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Thunder Insippo: what's the smallest file size?

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Sloan Skjellerup: oh yeah, that too

    [2008/03/01 9:54] Dewey Jung: the point is that you need to save your textures as textures to upload them

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Dewey Jung: well, that's a good question, shambles

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Dewey Jung: i have foudn that you can use ANY resolution

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Sloan Skjellerup: sounds like a dance, gonna png, my bmp till I jpeg

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Sloan Skjellerup: ;-)

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Dewey Jung: the more the resolution, the sharper it will be on everyone's screen

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Dewey Jung: i think 1024, 768 is a good size

    [2008/03/01 9:55] shamblesguru Voom: but the slower it will rez up ....... ?

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Dewey Jung thinks sloan has ADHD

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Thunder Insippo: lol

    [2008/03/01 9:55] shamblesguru Voom: I have ADSL

    [2008/03/01 9:55] Bill Friis: SL will reformat all uploads to powers of two. Like 1024 x 512.

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Zotarah Shepherd: Sharper but they take longer to load.

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Dewey Jung: yes, it's always a tradeoff of size vs. speed

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Sloan Skjellerup: Dewey Jung <-- is correct I think

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Dewey Jung: <<- usually is

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Sloan Skjellerup: Dewey Jung <-- and humble right?

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Chez Easterman: Dewey has a BIG HEAD!

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Avigail Lindman: lol

    [2008/03/01 9:56] Dewey Jung: humble??!??! what's that?

    [2008/03/01 9:57] Dewey Jung: this slide shows me exporting the slides for this presentation as jpg's in ppt

    [2008/03/01 9:57] Bill Friis: The main thing is to format similar proportions, height vs width.

    [2008/03/01 9:57] Sloan Skjellerup: dunno, I've heard others talk about it though

    [2008/03/01 9:57] Dewey Jung: well, the dimensions do matter, they should be consistent

    [2008/03/01 9:57] Dewey Jung: as bill said, similar proportions

    [2008/03/01 9:58] Dewey Jung: once you have the images created, you upload them to SL

    [2008/03/01 9:58] Dewey Jung: you can upload one image or a bunch in bulk

    [2008/03/01 9:58] Dewey Jung: it costs L$10 to upload an image

    [2008/03/01 9:58] Dewey Jung: that'sa abotu 4 cents

    [2008/03/01 9:58] Dewey Jung ate humble pie once, but didn't like the taste

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Sloan Skjellerup: hehe

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Dewey Jung: there are two choices on the SL "File" menu...

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Dewey Jung: "upload texture..."

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Dewey Jung: and

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Eleonora Porta: :)lol

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Sloan Skjellerup: it's like Spinach, ya get used to it cuz it's good for ya

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Dewey Jung: "bulk upload"

    [2008/03/01 9:59] Dewey Jung gets his vitamins other ways :-)

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Sloan Skjellerup: Eating someone elses lunch?

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Dewey Jung: as i said, you have to have money to upload images

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Sloan Skjellerup: ;P

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Chez Easterman: Dewey Jungs ego is so big it has its own weater system!!

    [2008/03/01 10:00] shamblesguru Voom: No 'Upload Texture' on my menu ... but do have "Upload Image"

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Bill Friis: That's it.

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Dewey Jung: if you do a whole PPT and save it, the slides will all be numbered appropriately; you can "bulk upload" them all and be almost set

    [2008/03/01 10:00] Thunder Insippo: almost.....?

    [2008/03/01 10:01] Dewey Jung: ah, thanks, Shambles, they changed the text of the menu choice!

    [2008/03/01 10:01] Dewey Jung: smart, because people don't think of them as "textures"

    [2008/03/01 10:01] Dewey Jung: either that or i'm just confused

    [2008/03/01 10:01] Bill Friis: Works either way.

    [2008/03/01 10:01] Dewey Jung: which is certainly possible

    [2008/03/01 10:02] Dewey Jung: when you click "upload image<" you get this screen, with a preview of your image, and at that point you can rename it

    [2008/03/01 10:02] shamblesguru Voom: and change permissions?

    [2008/03/01 10:02] Dewey Jung: well, you don't have to change the permissions

    [2008/03/01 10:03] Dewey Jung: if you own the freeview, they should work fine

    [2008/03/01 10:03] shamblesguru Voom: .. unless want to give to others?

    [2008/03/01 10:03] Dewey Jung: yes, shambles, you might need to cahnge the permissions, but you can do that later, in the textures folder

    [2008/03/01 10:04] Dewey Jung: so, once you have the textures you want, named appropriately, in order, you simply drag them from inventory into the contents tab

    [2008/03/01 10:04] shamblesguru Voom: Note ... uploading the new viewer today .... it disabled Quicktime completely .... until I uploaded the latest version of Quicktime ... beware!

    [2008/03/01 10:04] Dewey Jung: everyone do that with some images in their folders now


    [2008/03/01 10:04] Dewey Jung: yeah, we all need to update quicktime, unless we're iTunes users, in which case it's probably updated already

    [2008/03/01 10:05] Dewey Jung: i wanna see some textures on your freeviews!

    [2008/03/01 10:06] Dewey Jung: everyone with me?

    [2008/03/01 10:06] Sloan Skjellerup: you betcha

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Computer Jewell: I have it in my content file, but I don't see it in freeviews

    [2008/03/01 10:07] GinaMarie Latte: you said you would have class notes available on the web so we can experiment later right?

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: after they are in the content file, you need to stop editing

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Computer Jewell: got it

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Thunder Insippo: this is going to take a little tme

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: and then, right-click it

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: choose touch

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: choose "pictures"

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: and "browser"

    [2008/03/01 10:07] Dewey Jung: "browse" ratehr

    [2008/03/01 10:08] Dewey Jung: while you're working, let me say a few things about video

    [2008/03/01 10:09] Dewey Jung: to use the freeview for videos, you need to own the parcel, or have permissions to change the media texture

    [2008/03/01 10:09] Dewey Jung: the freeview will let you do videos on the menu, but it won't work if you don't have that permission

    [2008/03/01 10:10] Computer Jewell: have to leave. Sorry. thank you for a great session.

    [2008/03/01 10:10] Dewey Jung: we're about to finish

    [2008/03/01 10:10] Dewey Jung: i just wanna demo a video for you


    [2008/03/01 10:11] Dewey Jung: i right-click the freeview

    [2008/03/01 10:11] Dewey Jung: choose "video"

    [2008/03/01 10:11] Dewey Jung: choose "set URL"

    [2008/03/01 10:11] Dewey Jung: it then waits for a command from me

    [2008/03/01 10:11] Dewey Jung: so i type /1 and then the URL

    [2008/03/01 10:13] Dewey Jung: you won't be able to set the URL of your freeview if you dont' own the parcel

    [2008/03/01 10:13] GinaMarie Latte: sorry I accidently hit the screen

    [2008/03/01 10:13] Dewey Jung: to see the video, click play

    [2008/03/01 10:14] Bill Friis: This room is full of chatty FreeViews now.

    [2008/03/01 10:14] Dewey Jung: on your "movies" button

    [2008/03/01 10:14] Dewey Jung: for some reason, i'm not able to set the parcel either, i think my freeview needs to be set to this group

    [2008/03/01 10:14] Eleonora Porta: could I set a link to youtube or only links of freeview page ?

    [2008/03/01 10:14] Eleonora Porta: sorry my english

    [2008/03/01 10:15] Dewey Jung: you cannot watch youtube because they aren't Quicktime

    [2008/03/01 10:15] Dewey Jung: SL only plays quicktime videos

    [2008/03/01 10:15] Dewey Jung: and they should be streamed

    [2008/03/01 10:15] Dewey Jung: the samples built into the freeview are all streamed

    [2008/03/01 10:15] Eleonora Porta: and podcast iTUNES?

    [2008/03/01 10:16] Dewey Jung: id unno, eleonora


    [2008/03/01 10:16] Eleonora Porta: OK TY VERY MUCH

    [2008/03/01 10:16] Dewey Jung: again, if you don't have permission, you can't set the URL

    [2008/03/01 10:16] Dewey Jung: and thus, can't watch a video on your screen

    [2008/03/01 10:16] Eleonora Porta: sorry character maiuscolo

    [2008/03/01 10:16] Dewey Jung: you'll get that default multi-color screen that some of you have now

    [2008/03/01 10:18] Cal Kjeller: Do you mean the permission on the image is wrong when that spotty screen comes up instead of the image?

    [2008/03/01 10:18] Dewey Jung: oh, somethign i forgot

    [2008/03/01 10:18] Dewey Jung: if you are on group land, you have to use something called the "remote" to change the URL for video

    [2008/03/01 10:19] Dewey Jung: you can find out more about the remote at the URL we gave you in the notecard

    [2008/03/01 10:19] Bill Friis: So mess with it on your own land.

    [2008/03/01 10:19] Dewey Jung: yes, that's the best option, bill

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Dewey Jung: okay, we're finished


    [2008/03/01 10:20] Dewey Jung: we had hoped to talk about a few other tools, but we're out of time

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Thunder Insippo: that was great!

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Bill Friis: And just in time. Sort of.

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Dewey Jung: i don't want to keep you too long

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Thunder Insippo: thanks so much!

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Cal Kjeller: Thanks!

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Eleonora Porta: ok ty greit class dewey ; I learned a lot

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Satisfied Customer: I, for one, have learned a lot this morning.

    [2008/03/01 10:20] GinaMarie Latte: thanks

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Kallisto Ihnen: This was terrific!

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Dewey Jung: if you aren't a member of the elven group, please let me know

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Dewey Jung: i'll add you

    [2008/03/01 10:20] Myrtis Pikkara: Lots to play with now - thanks!

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Dewey Jung: thanks to bronte and avigail, too, and to all of you for your interest

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Avigail Lindman: I have put two new demo notecard givers in back if anyone needs the modified script

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Kallisto Ihnen: Thank you so much for taking the time.. all of you!

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Avigail Lindman: or IM me

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Dewey Jung: "take" your freeview with you

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Dewey Jung: it will be returned to you if you don't

    [2008/03/01 10:21] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you Dewey

    [2008/03/01 10:22] Sloan Skjellerup: Thank you Dewey!

    [2008/03/01 10:22] Cyrus Hush: Thanks Dewey!

    [2008/03/01 10:23] Bronte Alcott: this was great, Dewey! I'm going to play.

    [2008/03/01 10:23] Dewey Jung: nice work, ELVEN staff!

    [2008/03/01 10:24] Mariel Voyunicef: :D

    [2008/03/01 10:24] Bill Friis: Junie, that looks good on you.


    [2008/03/01 10:24] Junie Nightfire: thank you

    [2008/03/01 10:24] Sloan Skjellerup: Nice Box ya have there Julie!

    [2008/03/01 10:24] Sloan Skjellerup: hehehe

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Sloan Skjellerup: I like to wear 'em too

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Eleonora Porta: MY name is Gavin Dudeney

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Bronte Alcott: not Gavin again!!

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Eleonora Porta: Deway, bronte, Avigail and all of you thanks, see you later, next month!

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Zotarah Shepherd: Our next wrkshop will be good too

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Sloan Skjellerup: oops Junie

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Bronte Alcott: thanks, Eleonora

    [2008/03/01 10:25] Dewey Jung: zo, forgot to announce it

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Dewey Jung: oh well, we'll use the group announce

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Sloan Skjellerup: now, do the Butt Shake dance!

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Dewey Jung: blu, you are up next, huh?

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Dewey Jung: first sat in april

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Bill Friis: Adios, folks.

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Blu Heron: i'm planning on it

    [2008/03/01 10:26] Zotarah Shepherd: Did you like the workshop Mariel?

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Mariel Voyunicef: I did

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Blu Heron: same thing i did before...with hands-on practice...

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Mariel Voyunicef: Had to babysit for a while but I find it very useful

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Mariel Voyunicef: I've never used those tools

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Mariel Voyunicef: Nor have been in presentations that use them

    [2008/03/01 10:27] Zotarah Shepherd: I hope it was something that will be useful to you.

    [2008/03/01 10:28] Dewey Jung: okay, i need to log into rl; see elven people tomorrow? 5 pm slt?

    [2008/03/01 10:28] Zotarah Shepherd: I will be doing one on Appearance and shopping and another one on Griefing Issues.

    [2008/03/01 10:28] Zotarah Shepherd: Yes Dewey

    [2008/03/01 10:29] Zotarah Shepherd: We have our planning meetings on Sundays at 5pm

    [2008/03/01 10:29] Dewey Jung: hey marylee!

    [2008/03/01 10:29] Bill Friis is Offline

    [2008/03/01 10:30] Dewey Jung: hey marylee, you missed our workshop

    [2008/03/01 10:30] Dewey Jung: i think it went okay

    [2008/03/01 10:30] MaryLee Sewell: es, family stuff

    [2008/03/01 10:30] MaryLee Sewell: Great!

    [2008/03/01 10:30] Dewey Jung: we'll meet tomorrow night

    [2008/03/01 10:30] Dewey Jung: well, i should say, i think it went very well

    [2008/03/01 10:30] Zotarah Shepherd: My friends list is not loading in this version, so I don't know if Birdie is online.

    [2008/03/01 10:31] MaryLee Sewell: It takes forever to load my list

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Dewey Jung: avi, can i have a copy of the tote?

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Avigail Lindman: sure

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Dewey Jung: i need to log back into rl, see you tomorrow, marylee? avi, zo?

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Avigail Lindman gave you ELVEN Presentation Tools Tote.

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Zotarah Shepherd: Excellent Workshop

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Avigail Lindman: also the fixed demo notecard

    [2008/03/01 10:31] MaryLee Sewell: Were you building today?

    [2008/03/01 10:31] Dewey Jung: thanks, zo

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Zotarah Shepherd: Yep I will be there

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Zotarah Shepherd: yw

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Zotarah Shepherd: Bye

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Dewey Jung: "presenting in sl," marylee

    [2008/03/01 10:32] MaryLee Sewell: Ah, a good one!

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Dewey Jung: okay, i'm gone.....

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Dewey Jung: bye

    [2008/03/01 10:32] MaryLee Sewell: Well, see you later! Glad it went well

    [2008/03/01 10:32] Avigail Lindman: bye dewey