Wow haven’t touched this blog for 5 years. A great historical record. Well you will be pleased to know that I bought a new computer. Its absolutely spiffing and two years on it is still above spec for high end computers. I bought a 27″ monitor and its gorgeous. My windows into the world (I still have my 22″ as a second monitor). I have also in the past month renewed my membership with The RSA and am back to being a Fellow!
We have started a forum and its wonderful. I am learning so much.
I have started a digital literacy mission.
It started with OlderCitizens.com / .org / WordPress as I thought older citizens can have a voice. I have since realised that ALL citizens need a voice so registered YoungerCitizens.com and MatureCitizens.com. On these sites are tutorials as to how to create a WordPress blog for free. If you don’t have a blog go to one of the sites and get one.
Why did the organizers of the dot com address throw away millions by not streaming the event? 5 bucks to view each keynote speaker of choice. 15 bucks unlimited access. Sell the vids, sell the t shirts, sell the complete transcripts. Access freebies. Jesus guys it was a Gig! Duh…Of Course they could have streamed it for free and helped make the world a better place….btw just for the craic I let the template put in hyper links.
In the longer term I plan to create a Virtual Dublin within Blue Mars. It will Have a Hub : This Hub will be a fusion of elements, Virtual and Real.
The Hub will be a Distribution of web addresses that have identifiers:
.net Will be a network of the most common networking applications.
.biz Will be instruction into Microsoft Office and SharePoint, coupled with Blogging. As an adjunct html will be learnt. HTML is the language of the web and its principles and common tags need to be known
.org will be accessing Free Stuff of which there is an awesome amount.
Hi Everybody!Philip from Bog Of Allen dot com (one day people will say “Hi Dr. Phil”) . Anyone got a camera phone, an Internet connection and a Youtube account? I have, someone else film this please and put it on Youtube. Anyone got a Laptop a webcam and Skype? Ok we can stream this live over the net to at least 1 person. Ok. People say Twitter is inane people just talk about their pets and what they had for breakfast. Heres my Tweet. Oh Ladies? Could you write this down? I would ask a man to do it but it involves Thinking Writing and Listening and we all know men can’t multi task (And still get paid 40% more than you!) Anyway my Tweet:
My Cat Eats Toast Freud Loved Cats and Cocaine Merchant Bankers Rule on drug money BeKool dot net with a k #craic #crs
OK? My Cat (my pet) eats Toast, Toast is really important. When the first black proto human (OMG we are descended from Blacks? Thats worse than being descended from monkeys) was on the African savannah and a lightening bolt set the place on fire he said “Great, Now I can make Toast!” Freud a buzz word – hey guys remember when you were a kid and you saw your mum in a bra and felt stirrings? Oh scary stuff. Freud loved cats he said “Time spent with Cats is never wasted. ” When he discovered Cocaine he thought he had found the answer to all humankinds problems (some people still do) until his best mate OD ed on the Stuff. Merchant Bankers Rule on Drug Money who bailed out the banks to the tune of over 300 million dollars in cash? Coke dealers laundering their drug money. Be Kool dot net with a k advertises my web site. #craic in Irish, a bit of craic, any craic means FUN! I spelt it for them in case there were coke users in the audience (crack cocaine) and finally #crs = cockney rhyming slang Merchant Bankers = Wankers. Wankers Rule ! thanks Be Happy
Shame I never got to deliver it……oh OnlyOwls dot com is really Kool. so BeKool dot net with a k
Today marked an historic event for Blue Mars and perhaps a glimpse of the future of how virtual reality and the real world are now indisputably partners. I made this video prior to the conference.
I made this comment on their blog:
I Love It! Very impressive! I make videos of Blue Mars, have been for the past year and I am usually the first when a new city comes on line. I am not an employee of Avatar Reality so I do tend to shoot from the hip, I speak my mind in the Forums . I am a [Guide] . I am also a born and bred Londoner. So there’s my CV. You have been developing this for a while, it shows. Your beginning tutorial conforms with proper educational learning techniques. Perfect. You are Business Oriented, excellent, lets make money. Your design and features are NOT second life, I make this point as you have adopted the innovative design and ethos of Blue Mars. It is Not a game, you understand and demonstrate this. I call it a chat room with nice curtains, guess I have to upgrade to Conference and Design Centre now. Your Teleportation system is superb. In every other city in Blue Mars I have eschewed tps as I like to explore on foot. (I do like flying though so perhaps incorporate a Hover Spawn) Your City is the first in BM where I will teleport by choice. Congratulations Dudes (non gender specific) and Welcome To Blue Mars. Be Proud! Your video is being uploaded as we speak philipjamesbryan on Youtube
Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc (Hons) MA
Dude Starship aka Micons aka Bitchy
P.S. I design web sites if you need a hand, we can do a Quid Pro Quo … do get a favicon for your site.. it takes 30 seconds and its free…
The Conference started just after 9 am UK Time, this is the second hour.
For the sake of brevity, I reduced the quality and because I encountered a hardware glitch on my computer which was recording the event after 36 minutes, the video is incomplete. I was watching it on my 21 inch widescreen monitor the software was running on my 14 inch linked secondary monitor. Remember and note this :
I was in Ireland conecting to a server in Hawaii
Jim was in Honolulu
DLabs were in the UK streaming the conference to the server in Hawaii
One (and there were others) Mako was in Australia, we chatted during the conference
There was a live audience in the UK watching us
I think Jims presentation slides were on a computer in the UK and he was manipulating them from Hawaii?
The message? One World interacting in real time via The Internet in a 3d Environment. I have seen the future and, friends, I am living it. Actually what we were doing was: We were sharing one networked computer
I have been part of The Blue Mars Community for almost exactly one year. It has not been a wasted year, it has assured my future in the 21st Centuary. I fell proud and honoured, a little humbled but mainly very very excited.. You weren’t there? Shame…..
Mark Zuckerberg, without being a political leader and without planning to do so, has sparked the only true revolution taking place today in the world: the – Social Web Revolution –. The main characteristic of a revolution is a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving. This is precisely what has happened worldwide in the Internet due to his now famous Facebook network. More than 517 million persons in 212 different countries have joined the Facebook Social Web, in the surprisingly short period of time of six years.