Many happy returns to Second Life from the Barkkorn.com family!
In celebration of their 10th year, Second Life, has a FREE limited edition Commemorative SL10B Avatar, complete with copy rights (sorry no transfer or modify rights).
You can get the avatar on the Marketplace. This avatar is made with some of the new Materials features and will look even better once that Materials Viewer launches (you can also check it out with the Materials Beta Viewer). The SL10B avatar will only be available until the end of June!
Also in honor of their 10th year, Second Life is holding a Snapshot Contest, with the top prize is free use of a homestead for four months, and second and third prizes are free use of a homestead for two months.
A Premium members grid-wide hunt will also be held later on this month, details TBA on the Linden blog.
From Second Life: “Thanks again to everyone who has been a part of the last ten years in Second Life – we look forward to what is still to come!”
From the Barkkorn.com Family: Happy Birthday to Second Life, and to our Barkkorn.com customers and friends, THANK YOU for your business!
Recently we re-developed a meeting/ Secondlife presence for our client
Lifenaut.com. We have been doing some “in world” Secondlife marketing to get the
word out about the Lifenaut’s free service with some success. We decided that it
may be a good idea to start hosting presentations of the service and how to use
it within Secondlife to interested inhabitants. We created this meeting center
for Lifenaut for this purpose. Below you will the outside view of the building
where the meetings are held…
When you enter the building you are in the seating/presentation area. This is
where you would sit and watch a movie, slide presentation or interact with
others and the presenters. We customized the building to suit the client’s
needs, landscaped the surrounding land and installed the presenter screen and
computer to run it. We also trained the clients to run the system and to be able
to present to their users.
Below is a photo of the seating/presentation area…
Here we have an area set aside for small meetings/presentations, or for
people that may run the slides while the presenter talks or chats with the
Most recently the client used this area to hold their annual board of
directors meeting as this can be a very affordable and easy way for members that
live far from each other to collaborate, hold discussions and present to each
Below is a snapshot of me (or at least an avatar of me) in Secondlife outside
the Lifenaut meeting area sitting on a fountain I setup. This is area is open to
the public to view. If you have the Secondlife software installed, click here: Lifenaut New User Center. If you don’t have the software,
download it here: Secondlife Download. If you would like me to help you out
getting started, let me know and I can give you a tour!
If you are interested in using Secondlife to interact with your
clients/customers, contact us and we can
help you setup a presence in Secondlife and train you and/or your employees and
how to hold meetings, presentations or advertise to Secondlife residents.
I had recently heard of the museum opening from the SL blog entry by Pathfinder Linden, and as a fan of Wright’s architectural works, I was glad to be able to virtually visit them in Second Life.
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A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Robie house at University of Chicago in person, and can now revisit the experience, a few things were missing, but the building itself was pretty much the same.
You’ll need to download a small, 468KB file, and either have a Google or Facebook account to enter. The program requires Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox to work properly. While it is in it’s Beta phase there’s a few things to be worked out yet… so feel free to send Google suggestions on how to improve. Please feel free to IM me in Lively (Avatar: heavenlyryan)
When i first created my Secondlife account several months ago, I didn’t have the best experience as my internet was slow and the grid had so much lag. So, I stopped using Secondlife and sold my original land plot.
However, now that I’m back in and want to explore the world further, I decided it was time to get another plot.
I just purchased a 512 sqm plot on Gurshi. My wife, Heavenly Barkkorn and I decorated the plot with items we accumulated.
Stop on by to visit. I’m on from time to time. If you would like to meet with me some time, IM me.
I recently explored the use of Secondlife banks. While searching I found out about JT Financial (secondlife link) which is a fairly popular inworld bank that pays the best rate I’ve seen so far. Below is a description of their bank/rates from their website: jtfinancials.com…
JT Financial offers our customers a sound banking system. We strive to offer a very competitive if not the best interest rate available on SecondLife along with a very supportive and friendly customer service. We can offer a very competitive interest rate because customer’s funds are invested in a Real-World high-yield investment strategy that can provide us returns of .5% to 3% daily with very limited risks.
Setup of accounts is very easy. You simply pay one of their atms and your account is automatically created. You can check you balances by typing /10 balance and withdraw money by entering /10 withdraw AMOUNT where AMOUNT is the amount you wish to withdraw. You can do you banking anytime 24 hours a day.
So far I have I have received regular desposits of my interest daily from JT Financial as advertised. I think they run a really good system and service… whenever I’ve gone to the main bank, there are always customer service people there to help.
However, since there is no insurance of any kind, you could potentially lose some or all of your money. The continued interest and as well as your principle being preserved is dependent upon JT Financial’s investments continuing to make money.
I believe the best strategy would be to spread your extra Lindens among several different respectable banks. I will be looking into other options to help diversify the risks.
Jeremy Barkkorn is my name in SecondLife. This is my first blog entry. I plan to use this blog to record my thoughts and experiences using SecondLife.
I first entered “the grid” a few months ago and didn’t do too much as my internet access was slow and the grid itself seemed to have incredible lag issues.
I see now that the system seems more stable and now I feel more able to take advantage of the benefits of using the SecondLife system.
As a web developer, I see a lot of potential in merging the technologies of the standard web pages with secondlife technologies.
It has been said that the future of the internet is a Secondlife, or a metaverse environment… that maybe one day all browsers will function much like the secondlife world browser does now. Time will tell. The following is my journey into this world…