- About Virtually Olivia -

Welcome to the chronicle of places I go, and events I attend in my Second Life travels. I post lots of photos and landmarks to get to stops I recommend. Most of this blog - but not all - is dedicated to educational builds or places pertaining to education. I am an ardent Second Life traveler, and this blog reflects that. Olivia Hotshot. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

25 February 2010

Finding About Land in the new LL viewer V2

a screen shot is worth a thousand words.

someone just "got" immersion!!!

Randy Clarence and Olivia chatting during the SLPro! Event.

Randy had very little prep coming into SL and was up to speed in no time. In fact he even won a 10,000 Linden prize in the 100 prim contest where he furnished one of the new Linden homes called Meadowbrook.

New Linden Viewer 2

24 February 2010

SLPro! Traffic Bubble Graph

SLPro! Traffic Bubble Graph, originally uploaded by hackshaven.

SLPro! Traffic Bubble Graph

A near real-time 3D scatter plot of Second Life traffic for SL Pro! produced by Maya Realities. This takes advantage Green Phosphor's Glasshouse technology.

Uploaded by hackshaven on 23 Feb 10, 2.01PM PST.

23 February 2010

SLPro 2010

SLPro 10_005, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

watching the keynote address by Tom Hale aka T Linden as he announces the new interface for SL viewer.

Video Links from SLPro 2010:

Viewer 2.o Intro: http://torley.s3.amazonaws.com/temp/Viewer2UI_640×480.mov

Shareable Media: http://torley.s3.amazonaws.co/temp/SharedMediaWebVideo_640×480.mov

Shared Flash Media: http://torley.s3.amazonaws.com/temp/SharedMediaWebVideo_640×480.mov

18 February 2010

Reaction Grid VWER Meeting

Teacher's Meeting on Reaction Grid machinima by pesd techno stuff.
The largest the crowd got was - i think - 27 in attendance.

Reaction Grid VWER Meeting

RG_VWER Meeting_004, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Reaction Grid VWER Meeting was held partially on my property, Aether and Omen Crow's Devonshire. I'm the blue person. AJ is seated next to me. Zotarah is behind and Esparanza is behind her. Viv is behind me with the new VWER shirt on. I believe the gentleman's name was Logos? (sorry) And Margaret - who unfortunately cannot be seen - was on my right.

15 February 2010



Aether Landing Spot:

Chilbo on Reaction Grid:



Aether Landing Spot:

[Paste the url into chat and click on the live link in the conversation to teleport.]


Omen's Fractal Art


[Paste the url into local chat and click on the live link to teleport to the spot.]

Fleep's Chilbo on Reaction Grid

Chilbo on Reaction Grid:

Virtual Worlds Educators Roundtable- Reaction Grid Meeting

Reaction Grid, a rapidly growing virtual world, is the next spot for a visit by the VWER group. Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. pacific time (aka SLT) has been scheduled for the group to meet in-world at Aether, Devonshire and surrounding areas.

VWER, an international mixed group of educators & techies who work (study about, teach in, and create in) primarily in Second Life, is heading over to the public grid to see what the hub bub is all about. AJ Kelton will be the moderator for the meeting.

Participants will be encouraged to browse around Reaction Grid to see the NASA build by GeoFrank Taurog, stroll over to Fleep's Chilbo, or view Omen Crow's creative spacecrafts, fractal art, and Flash Gordon movie theater on Devonshire.


Chilbo on Reaction Grid:


Thursday, February 18 at 11am pacific time/Second Life time.

In order to get to Reaction grid you must FIRST GET AN ACCOUNT..
Get a Free ReactionGrid User Account:

Choose a starting Avatar (all options will be available in your inventory, and you can choose different avatars, clothing, hair, etc. at any time on Welcome sim):

TO GET ON THE GRID you must download one of the viewers:
• Grid Configurator
• Mac Launcher
• Hippo Client
• Second Life Client
The downloads & directions can be found here:

Where you can find us on Reaction Grid:
(paste the link into local chat and then click on it when it is active, to TP to the location)


About being on Reaction Grid:
Much of Reaction Grid is untested, so be prepared for unexpected things to happen, but do not let that discourage you. Less than 15 avatars may be on a sim on the public Reaction Grid. However, note that multiple avatars on grids may cause issues that we have yet to see. Sim crossing can also be interesting, so please just be patient. Some of the functions in the viewer, like search, do not work.

What you can expect to find on the three adjoining sims:
On Aether you can find Spaceport Aether, a NASA display by GeoFrank Taurog.
On Devonshire you can find a video screen, art, and flying machines, by Omen Crow.
On Cephyr Glass you will find open grassy space & giant flowers owned by Viv Trafalgar.

Look for signs to point you to the meeting area.

14 February 2010


Kaddy, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Taken at a shop next to addiXion

Isle of view 2010

Isle of view 2010, originally uploaded by Daniel Voyager.

by Daniel Voyager

omen got married

omen_wedding_015a.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

09 February 2010

05 February 2010


noob_025.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

we've all been there....

04 February 2010


alien_company_001.jpg, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Builder taking a break to talk to visitors to the csuc campus.

This campus was funded by CELT Grant monies.