Shape-Based Exclusion Threatened

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According to the leadership of Second Life Children (SLC), who have been speaking with Linden Lab through the expected channels, avatars of a named but poorly defined shape and size are not allowed to form a recognized community for the Second Life 5th Birthday Celebration (SL5B). Read the rest…

I Found Some Cool Blogs

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In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a little box on my sidebar called Shared Items. I have a Google Reader set up with a bunch of excellent Second Life related blogs and feeds, including many other kid’s personal blogs. Any time I see something interesting, I can click on this button called “Share” and it appears in that sidebar for you all to enjoy. It also appears on my broadcast page (and there’s a feed too). I put a great deal of thought into which posts are interesting enough to put onto that list.
Today, I found out that a bunch of my friends have blogs. I haven’t added them to my blogroll yet (I’m even MORE selective about that) but I may do so soon. I have tried to share an interesting item from each of them. Check out the feed. It is nice to see other virtual kids are at it!

Status of Remaining Two Grids

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I have two posts in my drafts. They have been there since January. They are the OpenLifeGrid and DeepGrid counterparts of my posts, Adz Childs Born On OSGrid, Adz Childs Born On Central Grid, and Adz Local born on Localhost. I will now delete the drafts.

I have been waiting and waiting for experiments with these grids to complete successfully so I can finally release an overall summary. Today I have decided to just give up and release the summary. If some miracle happens and I am able to finally connect to these remaining two alternate grids, I will post and update. But someone would have to talk me into it again — I’ve stopped trying to connect as of today.

I also have some Launcher Icons I created in GIMP, based on the respective grid logos. I will now release those. Read the rest…

SLNameWatch on New World Notes

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I haven’t written much about SLNameWatch.com after creating this blog. So far I only mentioned it in passing in some of my previous posts. Meanwhile, Wagner James Au has been brewing this great post all about my SLNameWatch website. So I’ll just direct you all there. Saying more about it would just be repeating myself (I had alot to say about it already LOL). Adz In New World Notes

Adz Local born on Localhost

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Today Adz Local was born on localhost. Well, not localhost really…but a computer on my LAN. Read the rest…

Adz Childs Born On OSGrid

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Today Adz Childs arrived in OSGrid. Read the rest…

Adz Childs Born On Central Grid

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Today Adz Childs arrived in Central Grid. Read the rest…

Adz Childs’ Internet Presence

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I am not real. I am only an avatar. I am an artificial boy, an approximation of some limited aspects of a human boy, in a virtual world. A real life human controls every aspect of my limited life. That relationship is (hopefully) not public. At any time, he can remake me as an adult, a dinosaur, or a Transformer. Or, he can log on to the Second Life website and delete me permanently. Linden Lab could close its doors, or delete me as well. This makes it especially interesting to see “Adz Childs” develop as a unique identity, with a presence on the web. Read the rest…

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