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Monday, 21 September 2009

Shimmer Island RSS on the move

If you take a look on the right side bar of this blog, you will see that we can now offer you an RSS feed to your mobile. Simply click on the image, a popup web page will take you to the site. From here you can either use the top left page controls to scroll content or more desirably post the address to you mobile. If you do try this option out, then naturally we would appreciate your feedback.
Bye for now Skipper

Saturday, 19 September 2009

REZ magazine

The September 2009 edition of REZ magazine is now available for reading at Shimmer Island, so feel free to teleport over any time for a browse of its popular and informative pages. While you are standing on the first floor reading area, you may become aware of some clicking sqwark noises, these are the dolphins, just look at the in-shore seaward side of the obersvation platform and you will be sure to see them jumping and splashing around.

Shimmer-Island, where eLearning and virtual worlds meet.

Running OpenSim

On the left here you can see a quick screen shot of our OpenSim(Open Source version of what amounts to Second Life), on a local server here at Bromley College. Though the software is at present only in Alpha release, we have been running some tests with building and scripting, including physics, which all seem to be performing very well and we certainly intend taking the project forward. If you are interested in setting up your own OpenSim, then you may like to stay in touch with the technical details by following this link to the blog maintained by Clive Gould


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Freebie Beach

Approaching the Shimmer Island from the sea the other day, I was surprised to see how many crates of freebies had washed up onto the shore. So if you are teleporting bye some time you may like to have a browse and see whats new.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wind Turbine case study published

For those of you who have been following my Wind Turbine project here in SL, you may like to know that JISC have now published a case study of it on their Excellence Gateway. If you would like to read the material in-world just wander over to the hill top News Gazebo and be sure to have your browser set to popups enabled.