Friday, January 08, 2010

My Second Life widget is offline until I find time to fix it. As it's a simple page-scraper, it needs to be revised whenever the SL website changes, and I haven't revised it since the last web update. It's on my to-do list — apologies for the delay.

UPDATE: Well, that didn't take nearly as long as I thought; I should try to find five minutes more often. Widget now fixed — please re-download from the link to the right.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Queensland Island!

Don't know Queensland? It's the Australian state in which I live, sunny, beachy and relaxed. Recently, I had the happy experience of creating (yes! terraforming! building! organising!) the Queensland Government's first experiment in Second Life: Queensland Island. With any luck, it'll be public soon, but for now it's private. You can see a little of the island by following the link above. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Who's who?

Alter Ego (SLurl) is the in-world build to complement a book of photos; real people with their virtual counterparts. Worth a look.

Monday, April 30, 2007

YouTube - Machinima: Xerox Gets a Second Life

Xerox Gets a Second Life. Thanks to Beta Technologies! (Yes, I work for Beta Tech. Yes, I did a teensy thing towards this project. No, it's not in the video.)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Second Life: Knowledge Base | How to make tiny prims - Video Tutorial

Go Torley! Watch How to make tiny prims - Video Tutorial for some nice techniques and then examples of practical applications.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Second Life Friends Online updated to 2.3

They've changed the website again, so here we go with Second Life Friends Online 2.3. Enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Whatever you want to sound like, on a Mac

If you've got the Second Life Voice Beta, you'll have been freaked out like I have. It's all a bit weird. People used to stand around saying talking shit before, but now that they have voices, it's doubly weird. Triply weird. Check it out.

Anyway, voice disguise will be important if you want to even try to maintain some distance between you and your avatar. And you can do it for free with the software that came with your Mac, and the free software Soundflower. It's a bit tricky with the current beta, though, as SL gives you no choices of sound inputs -- it just uses the system defaults.

The process, if you want to test it, is to set Garageband to take your microphone as input, and to use SoundFlower (2ch) as output. In Garageband, make a new vocal track and turn monitoring on. Set up your voice the way you want with the vocal transformer. Male to Female, Female to Male, Monsters, Echo, Reverb, whatever.

You then go to System Preferences and set Soundflower (2ch) as the default input, and your headphones as output. Launch SL. It should get everything from the System defaults and should work well. You will hear yourself all the time, but you're only public when you're holding the push-to-talk key and the speaker symbol above your head is flashing. Enjoy!