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MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses

I’ve mentioned MOOCs a few times but I don’t think I’ve ever stopped to explain what they are for those who are not familiar with them.

It’s been a recent trend for colleges, universities and others interested in education to offer free or inexpensive classes on anything from The History of Rock and Roll (that was a fun one!) to Computer Programming to Creative Writing.

You name it, and a free course can be found online. I’ve taken free classes offered by MIT, Harvard, The University of Berkeley and more. Continue reading MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses

If You Could Clone Yourself As An Avatar

I just watched the most disturbing 73 minute program on Netflix. If you love avatars and wish you could clone yourself to have as an avatar this is a must watch!

You’ll never stop thinking about it. I’m not exaggerating here. Whoever wrote this piece seriously needs to have their head examined so the rest of us can learn how to think that out of the box original. This video is a work of art of the imagination.

And, better yet, it’s gonna make you think hard about just what virtual reality might become someday. The other seasons and episodes ain’t bad either….

Black Mirror,
Season 3
White Christmas

Or catch it here:
On YouTube from Wolfgang Buck

This is introduced as three interconnected tales. It’s actually four in the end. Each tale in the story will give you another view on virtual reality. Each one creepier than the last.

Colorful Checked Fabric Textures

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30 Colorful Tiling Checked Fabric Textures

Each in 3 resolutions
Full Permission

Add color to your home, patio, or recreational space with these colorful fabrics! Mix and match or pair up with similar solids, stripes, or polka dots for exciting and inviting rooms and outdoor spaces.

Or, use them on your button up shirts, skirts, and other trendy clothing.

A fun set of fabric textures that will bring pizzazz to all your designs!

Visit the Builders Resource Center on Wolf Creek in the Great Canadian Grid or
on Moon Island in InWorldz to pick up your dirt cheap, top quality building supplies today.

Ongoing DDoS Attacks on Multiple Grids

The Great Canadian Grid, DigiWorldz, YrGrid, and possibly Second Life have been, in recent weeks, hit hard by DDoS attacks. According to sources at DigiWorldz the attacks were very carefully aimed at the core servers, with not even a probe to any of the other servers leading the grid owner to believe that the attacks are not random.

Today, The Great Canadian Grid is down for the third time this month while, grid owner, Roddie Mocchi, works hard to track down the culprits of these attacks. He plans to press for prosecution of the perpetrators once found. He has optimistically informed residents that the grid will be operational tomorrow. Continue reading Ongoing DDoS Attacks on Multiple Grids

Win $1000 to Spend on Newegg.com

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A Great Blog

For those of you who follow our section, ‘Telling Lies’, I’d like to recommend a blog where you will also find reading and tidbits. Mikibits.com, by Miki4formidably Resident of Second Life. Her blog is chock full of content including stories, poetry, book reviews, pictures, and more. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on Miki’s blog.

In Second Life, Miki4formidably lives in a beautiful lighthouse she built. The sim where her lighthouse is located is a gorgeous build that looks so realistic I thought a picture of it was a photograph. What a dreamy place from which to find writing inspiration!

Be sure to check out her blog!