Friday, July 8, 2011

Me and My Monkey

Straddling two worlds

I've been out of Second Life for far too long. I'm back to bumping into walls, flying into trees, and feeling like a stranger in a strange land. And yet, it also feels like returning home but with different eyes.

Just checked out Utherverse today, and once again fully appreciated what we have in Second Life. The avatars over there were fidgety and dressed like they were ready for a pole. I did find a conservative outfit to attend a virtual convention, but then never could really find the presenters or many attendees.

I want to be supportive of virtual spaces for online conventions and events so will certainly attend another if I can figure out how to get where I need to be. Like any space, one can get lost. Finding one's way - and finding others to help show the way - is always a great moment in a virtual world.

Where are you hanging out these days, virtually speaking?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This Weeks Guest: Chestnut Rau

Chestnut Rau has been exploring Second Life since June 2007 and has been the events writer for the popular New World Notes blog since early in 2009. Chestnut writes about music, art, and other social activities that make SL the place where so many people spend their leisure time. Her posts on NWN, which appear every Thursday, are where many look to find cutting edge entertainment.

Chestnut has been writing about Second Life since her early days inworld on her personal blog and is close to the end of a 365 project through which she publishes a self portrait every day for a year. In RL Chestnut is a New York based University administrator.

Meet Chestnut this Thursday, September 9th at 11:00 AM SLT/PST at

Want to be a guest on the show? Email Cybergrrl Oh AT Gmail DOT com.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This Weeks Guest: Diana Allendale

Diana Hunter became interested in writing stories with bondage and D/s themes when she found a dearth of them on the web. Nothing she read seemed to have the romantic element she knew was possible in such relationships. Challenged by a friend to write a better one, she wrote her first full-length novel, Secret Submission.

Each book Diana writes contains a kernel of truth or deeply held conviction from her own life, but don't ask her where truth ends and fantasy begins, she'll never tell! When not writing, Diana is either at her loom, weaving thread lines of a different sort, or playing Mommy-taxi to her two teenage children. Married for over twenty-five years to the same man, she is grateful for all the wonderful encouragement he gives her.

Meet Diana this Thursday, September 2nd at 11:00 AM SLT/PST at

Want to be a guest on the show? Email Cybergrrl Oh AT Gmail DOT com.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This Week's Guest: Wiz Nordberg

Wiz Nordberg is the founder of Treet TV (formerlly known as SLCN), the world's first virtual television network of entertainment and lifestyle programs. SLCN started streaming live events from Second Life in March of 2007 and now as Treet TV continues to cover live high-profile events for Linden Lab and others.

In the physical world, Wiz is a software engineer and serial entrepreneur who has years of experience in the tech sector and venture funded start-ups. He was the system architect in several large commercial software products and in 1996 Wiz established a respected web development company in Melbourne Australia. Projects focused on entertainment properties for major record companies like BMG, Universal Music, Warner Music, and others. 1999 led to a new division that pioneered broadband webcasting in Australia with several large outdoor stadium concerts.

Wiz currently lives in a small bay village on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne.

Meet Wiz this Thursday, August 26th at 11:00 AM SLT/PST at

Want to be a guest on the show? Email Cybergrrl Oh AT Gmail DOT com.