Getting Ready for the Arcade!

It’s less than a week until setup for the September round of the Arcade opens in Second Life®!

Most of the things I’ll have in this round are finished, and on my worktable. For some of them, I’ve collaborated with Marianne McCann. I did the mesh, and she did the textures.

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The Gacha Grove

In Second Life® we have a thing called gacha machines. You might be familiar with them in First Life (or Real Life, if you prefer.) Like the real ones, you put money into the virtual machines in SL™ and get a random prize. Like the real ones, some of the prizes are common, and some are rare. Like the real ones, for many the goal is to complete a set, so there’s a fair amount of trading your duplicate prizes for ones you need.

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It’s a Learning Experience…

So, I’m still working away at the Lynda.com WordPress Mastercourse. (Good thing I love learning new software more than about anything else I can do, huh?)

As part of the course, I’ve installed MAMP, and now I have WordPress up and running on my own hard drive. Which means, gentle readers, that you no longer have to worry about me doing something.. odd… here, when you’re right in the middle of reading something.

Experiments will now be confined to the privacy of my own computer.

However, since one of the things I need to do is get into the habit of blogging every day or so, I will be blogging here, too.  Continue reading It’s a Learning Experience…

Once more, into the…. Blog?

I’ve been thinking a lot about starting to blog again lately, and have decided, for many reasons, that it’s something that I should do.

I wasn’t terribly happy with the blogging service I have been using, though; and I decided to look into WordPress, which seems to do all the things I would like to be able to do with a blog.

Imagine my surprise when I realized that I had a blog on WordPress.com already! Apparently, I decided to give it a spin almost exactly four years ago, but then totally forgot about it. (Probably because of the huge amount of work required to move house.) Who would have guessed?

This time, though, I’m going to approach it the way I prefer to approach things. I’m taking a WordPress Masterclass from Lynda.com, so (hopefully) I’ll really know what I’m doing. I’m also kind of committing to writing several times a week.

I’ll be practicing here for the next few days. So if the posts seem … odd, or if the theme is changing every time you refresh the page, that’s why.

It will stabilize soon.

I hope.