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OMG – I’m wanting to do my first post since the DEN in SL blog has gone ‘live’ and what do I get when I log into TypePad????

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I’m feeling the panic start to rise in my throat since I plan on spending the day in NYC seeing a play (Jersey Boys), having cocktails at the top of the Marriot overlooking the city, eating a Northern Italian meal, and maybe taking in a salsa club or two.

I’d like to begin (or rather ‘continue’) this post with a ‘teaser’.  Mark your calendars…Wednesday, August 15th, 5:30 p.m. SLT (that’s ‘Second Life Time’ – which is the same as PST; or if you’re from the East Coast, that would be 8:30 p.m.)…we’ll be having our DEN in SL Premiere Gala Event!  Stay tuned to this blog for more details, but DEFINITELY clear off your schedule for this gathering! 

I’m someone who needs to have a ‘manual’ of sorts, or a hard copy of instructions; I’m definitely a visual rather than auditory learner.  As such, I’d like to share some resources I’ve come across as I’ve learned (though believe me, I still have MUCH to learn) how to navigate SL.

First off, I was NOT impressed with my first book on SL, Rymaszewski’s book, ‘Second Life:  The Official Guide’.  It was too advanced, it was too out-dated, it was just too…not right for a beginner.

On the other hand, I simply LOVED v3image’s (yes, that’s who the book is by!) book, ‘A Beginner’s Unofficial Guide to Second Life’.  My copy is all marked up and tabbed, and well, you get the picture.  This is a MUST HAVE if you want to learn how to do basic things in SL and to have an easy to refer to book on hand when you forget little things like what those green dots on the mini-maps mean.  You can purchase the book from www.v3image.com or from Amazon.com

OMG!!!!  It goes from bad to worse!!!!  I start up Second Life only to be confronted with the following message:

"July 24, 2007 3:45 p.m.  Due to a power outage at one of our data centers, the grid is heavily impaired at this time.  Logins are currently disabled."

How am I supposed to get the Landmark for our DEN Headquarters!!!

Help me save the day…..in a previous post you’ve met your DEN in SL Leadership Council members.  We’d LOVE to know who’s in SL.  If you would, in the ‘Comments’ section, could you share your SL avatar’s name, your RL (Real Life) name, and which state you’re from.


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  1. Lee Kolbert said:

    I’ve been experimenting with SL and would love to get involved. My “name” is Teacha Kidd. See you there?

  2. Cheryl Lykowski said:

    I am Ceili Bailey in SL and Cheryl Lykowski from Michigan in RL. I am a STAR DEN Educator, SLolar resident July/August and an ISTE Docent. I reside on Eduisland 2 just a short flight from DEN headquarters. See you in Second Life!

  3. Kimberly Mattingly said:

    I am Lavender737 DeCuir in SL. My RL name is Kimberly Mattingly and I am a STAR Educator from Southern Calfornia. In SL I am a DEN member, ISTE SL member, ELVEN Institute and TNC member. I have been in SL since May 2007 and love it. Great for collaborating! 🙂
    See you in SL!

  4. WEndy Norton said:

    I am Fisher Little (SL) and Wendy Norton, Florida (RL) look forward to the gala I hope I can move around, still tinkering.

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