I was never very good at Art. At school I had all these brilliant ideas, my imagination flew, but when it came to putting pencil to paper, well even my stick men looked stupid. technology has always been a love of mine. At 5 years old my dad would bring me home instruments and magnets to play with. He worked in Smiths Industries making things like tachometers. I’m good at manipulating software. Ah but Photoshop I could never come to grips with. I did an online course and got the basics sorted but the more sophisticated stuff is beyond me.
However I can do a bit. Here is an attempt; This is a background i captured from the 3d world blue mars:
Then using Photoshop I captured avatars and removed their backgrounds and put them in and made this :
This is my first attempt at using Photoshop. i have a long way to go. Please right click on the pictures and View Image. They are very big. I have set up a gallery in sl called Don’t Panic. Here is the idea :
They get a website out of it too. It might just be a profile picture or it might be a whole scene. We will see. Meanwhile here is my best attempt so far :
When I turned 60 I received a lump sum of £3000. I re invented myself. I bought a Dell XPS. The great thing about Dell is that you can build it choose the components: video card sound, how much RAM , processor etc etc . (I built my fist computer in 1994 so I know stuff). So I got a pretty good ‘puta. It cost over £1800. It is still, 4 years later, top of the range. I bought a laptop last year ssshhh, long story. My puta sits on the floor at the back. My puta table, will tell the story >>>>>>>
I was living in my friends garden um mini glass house. Doing my Masters. It was 1989. I found this old table. Dirty blackened paint It had pull out leaves! It was huge. So I thought “Cool I’ll make a coffee table” . I dragged it into the garden. Heavy. So i got my saw and cut the legs down to 18 inches. Jeez it was hard. The wood was so tough. I got out my scrubber and scrubbed all the paint off to the bare wood. Another hard job. Nice wood, yeah This was a cool table. I stood on it . It didn’t move. Great.
Graham came home and I called him. ” Graham I got a coffee table, come see!” We walked to the glass house. “There nice table…” His face paled. He looked at me and said ” Philip thats a solid oak table and you cut the legs off. Give me the legs you cut off” Gulp. ooops. He gave me the table and made a sculpture out of the sawn off legs.
That was 23 years ago. I have lived in many places, England, Ireland.. When you move you lose stuff. I never lost my table. It looks as good as new. Sometimes I dance on it.
I was all set.
twitter woke me up in April
10 years as a Probation Officer paid off
Twinity fueled my imagination Twinity was my fist world.
Second Life added Rocket Fuel. I joined . as Dude Starship
Microsoft & Me built The Starship (Dude)
Buzz says: “To Infinity, and Beyond”
I got a web site, long story short, I became a Domain Name Registrar and I rented my own web server based in Texas. I started blogging using the 80 tld (Top Level Domains) I had registered, I had dot coms for work dot org for help dot eu for europe. It cost $15 a year for a domain. I had an Empire. For fun I joined Second Life.I was 61. There was 1 club I used to go to. So did my Dj Softail. I had my own beach house 2 story nice. I had a harley (which I drove onto a crowded dance floor everyone screamed and laughed.) I had a pro account. I had a full size Dragon hud from Wyrms. Microsoft accepted me onto their Bizspark program. I got ANY microsoft software for free.I could nominate 8 people to get the same. I worked very hard but could not get staff. I have about $5k worth of MS software on my ‘puta. I became part of MS Tech Support.
Then I had a problem in sl (Second Life) so I issued a ticket. I sent all my puta details. They replied ” We do not support Windows 7 ” I pressed them and pressed them even o to set up a Microsoft second life support group as iI was padr of Tech Support for W 7. Their final answer ” Go away we do not and never will ssupport Windows 7″. So I did. I went to Blue Mars. A superior world running te cry engine 2 (used for the best gaming) Very fast no rezzing ) I was one of the first on Beta. I was of course Dude Starship. (I had a female alt called Bitchy who dressed as a French Maid and beat up jerks who only wanted sex. No sex in sl btw). Heres a vid of some of my friends me in a fedora and Bitchy. Prettiest girl in bm.
PLEASE WATCH IN FULL SCREEN>.
I was a guide. When someone arrived Welcome area I would r them and show them around. I would be there for hours and hours nobody came. At most we would have 10 people in the whole place. It was terrible. I went into all the forums to shake them up. Maybe you know me. So I got into a few fights. Nothing changed.
Pause for a distraction.
So Blue Mars. I was there for about a year as a guide. We never had more than ten people. We had great fun analysing and finding bones in Arcadia. A very special moment was when we hooked up for a video conference with a University in England. Blue Mars is based in Hawaii., interactive, live. Us Avatars, lecturer real. The lecture is Jim Sink CEO of Blue Mars. talking about Immersive Worlds. Its very interesting.
Here is the vid:
Then the CEO left and so did my friend Glenn who was the Social Director. Then they decided to make Blue Mars a mobile ap and no support for PCs. I was horrified. I go back now once in a while. I seldom find someone. None of my friends are online.
Then I got sick. Lost all my sites all my domains. A year later I got the all clear and went back to second life. Last week I got my first domain back Irish Secure.