Thursday, January 29, 2015

SLGo Mobile and Firestorm

I had a chance to chat with OnliveJDub from the SLGo group in Second Life the other day.

Looks like the folks at OnLive are just as anxious and excited about having Firestorm on their mobile app as the rest of us.

The Firestorm we know and love has some additional challenges for the development team, but they want it available as soon as possible.

We Firestorm Fans will need extra patience.

Meanwhile, I've tried to show SL Viewer on SLGo Mobile some love, even a little like, but it ain't happnin'

SL Viewer, I'm just not that into you.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another visit to Steehead

I'm ready!

I went to the Steelhead meeting to spend some time with Elle. But look - See the placement of the tiny seats? We may as well be in separate rooms!

Steelhead is against Squirrel couples and families!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

ATEK, Seven Days Later

 Here I am on the 6th and 7th day. Not bad for Free Stuff.

More views of the rez-in point on the main sim.

There's even a lounge you can use if you plan to meet current friends, or make new ones.

I'll have pretzel sticks with my beer. Mmm!

It's nice here. I think I'll keep exploring... I'll see you in SL, and ATEK.

The ATEK Grid Website

 The ATEK Grid

The webpage is a little clunky but it works most of the time. Note the current Grid Stats. Statistics were up to date as of 3:00 PM Mountain Time USA on Sunday 25 Jan. 2015.

Here are the Standard Grid Services, also known as Free Services.

It's easy to join the Grid and get started.

You can also load up your avatar with hundreds of free items before your first rez inworld.

You may buy Game Tokens or GT if you wish. GT is similar to Lindens in SL.

You'll be able to find plenty of Free Items in ATEK so it isn't necessary now, but as the population grows there will be a greater demand for avatar customization and various accessories, buildings, vehicles, etc. ATEK is two months old and stores for avatar skin and clothing are popping up here and there.

My First Few Days On The ATEK Grid

 This is the ATEK Grid home rez spot where everyone arrives. It's fairly well organized.

I even met grid owner Stevie Cooperstone.

Destinations are prominently featured at the home rez point.

My new friend Angel (who is also in SL) shows me around her very affordable sim.

There seem to be many people from Second Life creating their own very affordable worlds in ATEK.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SL Places: Gothmas by Gaslight

It's winter, and although I'm not dressed for it, I decided it was time to visit Gothmas by Gaslight. 

SLurl below. 

Just an FYI: Photos were taken inworld using the SL GO SL Viewer on an iPad 2.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Relaxing at home

Ahh, the weekend. Time to relax.

Maybe I'll see what's happening in SL.

Wait, what? I AM in SL! What the fu...?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Elle and Phin at Steelhead

These photos were taken Tuesday Dec. 30, 2014

Elle and I attended the weekly Steelhead Citizens meeting. She was a dark elf and I was a tiny squirrel. Aren't we an awesome power couple?

Here are a few shots of Steelhead from above.

Monday, January 5, 2015


Elle and I met over the holidays for the first time in months. Busy lives and different time zones will do that to a couple.

Thanks to my dear Elle (and SLGO) our time inworld was a great experience.

First we met at our fashionable skybox apartment.

We soon shapeshifted into Tiny Squirrels and TP'd over to Raglan for a little winter fun. Little as in Tiny, I mean!

That's Elle on the left, me on the right in the green sweater. I wear green sweaters in RL so it seemed appropriate.

Take note of our awesome squirrelly fluffy tails.

I had a great time with Elle at Raglan. We definitely need to visit more often.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Flying in Second Life

One of the great things about virtual worlds is doing things you couldn't normally do in Real Life. For those of us (most of us) who can't afford to own their own airplanes or helicopters, Second Life is a real kick!

For more about aviation and other adventures in SL, visit