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Things to Remember and Note

At Gnomedex…

  1. Be courteous to your fellow attendees
  2. Stay open to new ideas and discussions
  3. Food and beverage are “unlimited” at Bell Harbor
  4. Plan on attending the parties, please!?!
  5. Blog, Cast, Snap, Share – it’s yours
  6. Always use the microphone
  7. WiFi access is capped, up and down
  8. Tag your posts “Gnomedex”
  9. We aim to stay on schedule
  10. Assume your photo will be taken
  11. Ponzi and Chris are at your service
  12. The Discussion Leader is in charge
  13. Everybody gets an invite to discussion lists
  14. Assume everything you say will be blogged
  15. Lunch and food at dinnertime are on us
  16. PowerPoint presentations suck
  17. We will have a live audio stream
  18. “Official” audio and video podcasts will be availble
  19. Additional t-shirts are $20 apiece

I also must note the scheduled announcements, launches, and demos on Friday afternoon. They’ve got 10 minutes (or less) to show us what they’ve got. We figured this was a great way for you to discover a few new tools – and actually watch them being used rather than reading written reviews:

  • WetPaint – Launching!
  • Bluedot.us – Launching!
  • SecondLife – Demystification!
  • Pixsy – Announcement!
  • Farecast – Blogification!
  • Melodeo – Announcement!

And now, for something completely different.

Second Life: I Don't Get It

Every time I turn around, it seems that one of my friends has signed up for a Second Life account and is raving about it. I finally took the plunge tonight and gave birth to “Wicket Pixie” (yes, that’s my SL character’s name, you can look it up and everything). My initial impressions were… well, they weren’t all that good. I know you can create all sorts of objects in Second Life, and it’s a metaverse that has unlimited potential, but I’m not a developer and I’ve never been addicted to chat rooms of any kind (three dimensional or IRC-like). I asked a friend to help, and he introduced me to a guy who helped me…

Wicket Pixie in Second Life (1)

WTF?! How the hell did I get a box on my head? When I did that, I swear I laughed (in the real world) for five minutes straight. Is this what landed Linden Labs on the front cover of BusinessWeek magazine? It’s so far ahead of the curve. I decided to fly around the metaverse to see what was happening – and apparently there’s a lot of sex happening in Second Life. Wow. Hot avatar on avatar action! Time to make “Wicket Pixie” look a little more like me and…

Wicket Pixie in Second Life (2)

Jebus Christ – how the f*ck did I end up with a beer bottle sticking out of my ear!? I don’t get it. I just don’t freakin’ get it, man. I know Second Life is supposed to be cool and awesome and amazing and unbelievable and futuristic and what-have-you – but I just don’t get it. Sorry, I must be stupid. I’m not afraid to try new things, but I think I’ve gotta wait for this thing to bake a little longer and get a bit easier to use before I spend every waking moment inside a second life I have no time for.