Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The recent weather in RL

When the weather in RL is as nice as in SL...Get out of the house!

That's exactly what I'm doing!

Skyboxes in SL

I love having enough land/prim to have several skyboxes in SL. One I have in Caledon Mayfair is open to the public - basically it's open to anyone who discovers it, or to a few people I know who need a large building platform.

Another I have allows even more freedom ;)

Sometimes I'll go to one of my skyboxes and stay the entire time I'm inworld.

Now you may be wondering..."If I IM Zoe, is she wearing any clothes?"





Sunday, April 27, 2008

Big Dogfights for Tiny Avatars!

Officers of the Royal Caledon Air Force are planning 3 dogfighting sessions within two days of aerial combat fun during the first weekend of May 2008.

All participants will meet at the Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance at 10:00 AM SL time on Saturday May 3rd or Sunday May 4th (or both days if you prefer) for what may be the biggest air battle ever fought by tiny avatars!

We have also added a 12:00 AM (00:00) SLT Midnight Tiny Dogfight for the wee hours of Sunday morning. That's 3 aerial battles in the same weekend!

All you need is a tiny plane with the Terra Combat System (TCS) and a tiny avatar. A tiny dog avatar would be perfect, but if you have your heart set on another, we'll be glad to see you in another tiny incarnation.

Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a Caledon resident or pilot with the Royal Caledon Air Force. All we ask is that you join the RCAF group during the time of the event itself to facilitate communication in group chat during the events and use a tiny avatar and tiny plane during the dogfights. Tiny planes will be provided by RCAF Marshal Zoe Connolly. The Tiny Avatar you use is up to you. Once we start, air battles usually last 30 to 40 minutes.

Fair Skies!

Zoe Connolly
RCAF
Caledon Penzance

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Battlestar Group 75

If you know me, you know I love Battlestar Galactica and you know I love NING. So naturally I discovered there were BSG Ning Groups. This one appeared to be the most active with the largest number of members....

Battlestar Group 75

"This is the social network for Battlestar Galactica fans by Battlestar Galactica fans. Add blog posts, share Galactica related video and photos, and keep in touch with other fans."

Battlestar Group 75

Battlestar Galactica - Escape Velocity

"Gaius Baltar tears the fleet apart -- again -- by telling people to believe in the Cylon god...."

"Battlestar Galactica" Top Ten List

"Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of 'Battlestar Galactica'" from "The Late Show with David Letterman."

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Office - Night Out

"Michael and Dwight decide to surprise Ryan in New York for a night of clubbing and to meet his friends...."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Re-organization

My time inworld and offGrid is as valuable as prim in SecondLife®

Lately I've been reorganizing my virtual worlds. Evaluating my time-management, my rights to various land-parcels, land usage, etc...

Everything is in flux at the moment.

Yes, even in the metaverse there is such a thing as spring-cleaning.
...





Saturday, April 19, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Another appearance in Bitstrips....

I made another appearance in someone else's Bitstrip today. How awesome!

I even had a line in this one.

The writer has captured part of my real life personae: My continuing need for the acquisition and consumption of coffee. I am the Coffee Huntress!

Strafe Thunderbird

You can have alts within EVE Online. In addition to Dale Starfield, I have...



Name Strafe Thunderbird
Race Caldari
Gender Female
Bloodline Civire
Corporation State War Academy
School State War Academy
Career Military
Ancestry Dissenters
Specialization Special Forces

"....Civire are the backbone of the Caldari State. Their diligence and unselfish efforts have built it from the grounds up. The Civire are cool, level-headed and relentless in their approach to both trading and fighting. They are more comfortable acting than talking and are never happier than when embroiled in the midst of frenetic activity. They can handle pressure extremely well, an invaluable aid in combat and other stressful situations. Many of the best bounty hunters around are Civire..."

Airliner crashes into Caledon Penzance Building!

(Caledon Penzance) At 2:30 PM SL Time on SLunday April 13, this reporter witnessed a most harrowing sight. A Jet Airplane crashed into several buildings in Caledon Penzance. Was it pilot error or SL Havok 4 mishap? We may never know for certain. The unknown pilot was last seen disembarking his plane and promptly disappeared into the aether, leaving his wreckage behind - and perhaps even his pride - nested in the side of a Penzance shop....



Dale Starfield, Space Adventuress



The Adventures of Dale Starfield!

Okay it's really a tutorial for the game EVE Online. But this is basically how it looks and feels. Dale Starfield is my character name within the virtual universe of EVE Online.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The 1950s Era F-94C

Fascinated by Mr Blancos Milestone's airplanes, I returned to his store to buy a few more of his fine aircraft.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/CinemaRay%20Oceano/82/79/24



I was pleased to find a new addition to his collection. The 1950s Era F-94C Starfire Fighter Jet....which I promptly purchased for the reasonable sum of 900 Lindens.



I quickly learned the basics and took to the air over the Caledon Firth for 3 test flights, making successful landings at Connolly Aerodrome twice.



This is definitely one of my favorite planes in SL.

Now I just need a good wingman!

*smiles and winks*

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Royal Caledon Air Force (RCAF) to host Tiny Dogfights

Officers of the Royal Caledon Air Force are planning two days of aerial combat fun during the first weekend of May 2008.

All participants will meet at the Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance at 10:00 AM SL time on Saturday May 3rd or Sunday May 4th (or both days if you prefer) for what may be the biggest air battle ever fought by tiny avatars!

All you need is a tiny plane with the Terra Combat System (TCS) and a tiny avatar. A tiny dog avatar would be perfect, but if you have your heart set on another, we'll be glad to see you in another tiny incarnation.

Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a Caledon resident or pilot with the Royal Caledon Air Force. All we ask is that you join the RCAF group during the time of the event itself to facilitate communication in group chat during the events and use a tiny avatar and tiny plane during the dogfights. Tiny planes will be provided by RCAF Marshal Zoe Connolly. The Tiny Avatar you use is up to you. Once we start, air battles usually last 30 to 40 minutes.

Fair Skies!

Dogfight Weekend - Saturday April 12th





Battlestar Galactica :: Season 4 :: Six of One

"....Internal conflicts plague both humans and Cylons as issues of faith and loyalty boil to the surface...."

Friday, April 11, 2008

EVE Online: CVA The Amarr Empire (trailer)

I'm considering a free trial of EVE Online. It looks fantastic!

"Curatores Veritatis Alliance The Amarr Empire eve online...."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

First Flight of my B-17

The new SL Release Candidate Client update did not work well with windlight and WeGame, however...I was still able to capture video with the main SL Client. Frames-per-second are lower than normal. I'll make another when WeGame with SL Windlight play nice together again...

CaleCon: A Convention for the Independent State of Caledon

CaleCon: A Convention for the Independent State of Caledon

"....For residents and friends of the Independent State of Caledon in Second Life...

A participant-created weekend with banquet, dance, Shakespeare Festival, workshops, teas...."


CaleCon: A Convention for the Independent State of Caledon

Zoe's B-17

In a previous post I mentioned my new airplanes. Here is a demonstration of the 4 engine startup and shutdown of Blancos Milestone's B-17 Flying Fortress....



My first flight was documented via Twitter:

"Amazing! I flew a 199 prim B-17 for 15 minutes! No crashes, safe landing! Woohoo! :from Caledon Mayfair [22,221,733] in SL"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Simpsons : Season 19 : Episode 11 : That '90s Show

Zoe's SL Aviation News

THI (Tumansky Heavy Industries) builds and sells many fine aircraft and automobiles. When last I was there buying a 1923 Model T, I found a new WW1 era Sopwith biplane under development. It's not yet for sale, but after chatting with creator Karl Reisman, the project looks very promising....

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blacktail%20Ridge/196/99/160



Blancos Milestone sells some smashing aircraft at the following location...

http://slurl.com/secondlife/CinemaRay%20Oceano/82/79/24

I was drooling over this B-17 on display and just *had* to add it to my collection. This is a "wearable" aircraft that attaches to your avatar. Each of the four engines has a separate start-up. I'll have more on the B-17 in an upcoming WeGame video.



Mr. Milestone also offers detailed Sopwith Camels and Red Baron Fokker DR-1s, sold separately or both in one combat pack.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Coming Soon!....Tiny Dogfights!

Squadron Leader Laval greets me upon a successful landing in Denver Hax's Tiny Boojum Bomber.




Yes you heard it here first. I'm planning an all tinies dogfight in a few weeks.

To participate you must have a tiny dog avatar and use one of the free tiny aircraft generously provided to RCAF by Denver Hax. I'll make the aircraft available at the aerodrome. Your tiny dog avatar is up to you. More info later.

Fair Skies!

Ironclads and my return to WeGame....

This is my first video since the major upgrade for SL Windlight users. Note that the text is legible once again and the details are back.

The video itself shows preparations for a free-for-all Ironclads battle in the 19th Century sim known as Antiquity in Second Life.


Sunday, April 6, 2008

TweetStats :: for ZoeConnolly

TweetStats :: for ZoeConnolly

This is a very fun tool and shows I'm tweetin' my heart out over here!


TweetStats :: for ZoeConnolly

Bedazzled

"....A comic Faustian tale about a milquetoast short-order cook who will sell his soul to win the heart of the woman he loves...."

Quills

"...QUILLS imagines the final days of the Marquis de Sade as a blistering black comedy thriller, a battle between lust and love - and between the brutality of censorship and the consequences of free expression..."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

BSG season 4 is only hours away now...


Somehow this stupid quiz has identified me correctly ;)




Your Seduction Style: Ideal Lover



You seduce people by tapping into their dreams and desires.

And because of this sensitivity, you can be the ideal lover for anyone you seek.

You are a shapeshifter - bringing romance, adventure, spirituality to relationships.

It all depends on who your with, and what their vision of a perfect relationship is.