Transcript of the Nonprofit Commons Meeting July 13, 2012

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting
July 13, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

8:30 AM Introductions
8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements
8:45 AM Mentors Central
9:55 Virtual World Law with JD Jayaram / Jim Gatto of the Pillsbury law firm

(( Sadly Jim couldn’t get inworld today because of Second Life issues, but we had a great lesson that extended into community collaboration.))

9:30 AM Open Mic / Announcements

– Unabridged Transcript –
8:30 AM Introductions
08:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Gentle

[08:30] Gentle Heron: Took me 15 minutes just now

[08:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Who’s familiar is that flying around?

[08:30] Zinnia Zauber: Good morning everyone!

[08:30] Buffy Beale: good morning all πŸ™‚

[08:30] Par (parhelion.palou): It’s mostly harmless πŸ˜‰

[08:30] Zinnia Zauber: Let’s give ourselves a few minutes before we start.

[08:30] Zotarah Shepherd: Good Morning

[08:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Very cool πŸ™‚

[08:31] Par (parhelion.palou): People who log in at the last minute
may be late today

[08:31] Buffy Beale: yes I had troubles myself
[08:31] Buffy Beale: hi Par πŸ™‚

[08:31] Par (parhelion.palou): Hi Buffy

[08:31] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center,, in the Berkshires of NW, MCaryn Heilman, Topia Arts
Center,, in the Berkshires of NW, MA,

[08:32] Par (parhelion.palou): Are you a slideshow today, Gentle?

[08:32] CarynTopia Silvercloud: It took me several attempts to sign in as well

[08:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Good morning Zo

[08:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Buffy

[08:32] Buffy Beale: hi Jerry πŸ™‚

[08:32] Gentle Heron: I will be if we don’t get rez rights, Par!

[08:33] Zotarah Shepherd: It took a long time before I finally logged in

[08:33] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome

[08:33] Par (parhelion.palou): OK, public build on, autoreturn in 90 minutes
[08:33] Par (parhelion.palou): is that OK?

[08:33] Gentle Heron: Thanks Par, that should work

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Good morning everyone!
[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Looks like some people are having SL issues.

[08:34] Tom Bukowski waves hello, rezzing

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: I am getting Google IMs, Skype messages, and phone calls.
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: So we should expect people popping in.

[08:35] Buffy Beale: Hi Tom welcome!

[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: If you see some of our peeps, please offer them a TP.
[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome to the Nonprofit Commons sponsored by TechSoup!

[08:35] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hello Tom

[08:35] Tom Bukowski: Hello

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: I am Zinnia Zauber your Community Manager here
and I want you to introduce yourself!

[08:36] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida, @lovefoundation

[08:36] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Welcome to the Nonprofit Commons. A
project of TechSoup Global

[08:36] Gentle Heron: Virtual Ability, Inc.

[08:36] HB Eternal: Yay Buffy!

[08:36] Gentle Heron: YAY Lotta made it!

[08:36] Zinnia Zauber: Please give us your name, real name if you
wish, your org, website, Facebook page, and twitter handle

[08:36] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA Health
Care and Human Rights

[08:36] Buffy Beale: lol HB caught me snoozing πŸ™‚

[08:36] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society,
Wisconsin USA

[08:36] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, Online Community Manger, TechSoup
Global,, @MichaelDeLongSF @TechSoup

[08:36] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup,
SF, CA @TechSoup, @alebez
[08:36] Tom Bukowski: Anthropologist (Tom Boellstorff), old-timer(?),

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community Director ,
Nonprofit Commons and TechSOup, San Francisco, CA USA @suzboop
@techsoup @npsl

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities
and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. @renneemiko

[08:37] Ozma Malibu: Sandy Andrews, Floaters Technology Outreach and
Gallery, Arizona, Mexico and On the Road @ozma

[08:37] Par (parhelion.palou): Bartholomew Cubbins, TechSoup
contractor & generic volunteer, north of Baltimore MD, no website or

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome everyone, please keep on with the introductions

[08:37] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Jerry Buchko | Counseling,
Coaching, & Tutoring in Personal Finances via Telepresence (Private
Practice) | Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA | | @jerrybuchko

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: looks like SL has unscheduled maintenance
issues, so that is a bummer

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: when?
[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: now?

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Right now

[08:38] bulaklak: Is that why the ground looks like pea soup?

[08:39] Glitteractica Cookie: oh i see

[08:39] Par (parhelion.palou): Many people are having problems logging in

[08:39] Coughran Mayo: Dick Dillon, Innovaision, LLC, St. Louis MO
@innovaision, @coughran

[08:40] Dancers Yao: had problems also…found retyping my password
and trying several times to log on helped

[08:40] BELOVEDROX: Roxy Rocker NSIP

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Let me share our links as you continue to do intros…
[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with the
Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons Blog:




Google Group:

Google Calendar:

About TechSoup the sponsors of the Nonprofit Commons:

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Join us inworld:

NPC Weekly Meeting on Fridays, 8:30 – 10 AM SLT Plush Amphitheater,
Plush Nonprofit Commons (91,127,26)

NPC Mentors Meeting: Fridays, 10:10 – 11 AM SLT Plush Amphitheater,
Plush Nonprofit Commons (91,127,26)

Wharf Ratz Tuesday Night Extraordinary Dance Extravaganza, Every
Tuesday 7 – 9 PM SLT Preferred Family Healthcare on Aloft, Aloft
Nonprofit Commons (168,223,22)

CommonGround – Color Themed Monthly Networking Event on 3rd Thursday,
5 – 7 PM SLT CommonGround on Aloft, Aloft Nonprofit Commons (59,68,25)

TechSoup Announcements

[08:40] Zinnia Zauber: Okay! Let’s have TechSoup Announcements!

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: bulaklak, please take it away!

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: (you can keep doing introductions, btw)

[08:41] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Bruce Hestley, Transgender American
Veterans Association, Akron, OH,

[08:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Jac

[08:41] Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, Santa Rosa, CA

[08:41] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Magic Pathfinder
(any1.gynoid), Faculty at New Citizens Inc (NCI), Teaching hands-on
Artificial Intelligence and Pathfinding in Second Life – More Info:

[08:42] bulaklak: Hi!
[08:42] bulaklak: Sorry, was also having some issues with SL.

[08:42] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Morning everyone

[08:42] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire Humanbe Action Tank and Council on Sustainable
Development France and International @Humanbe

[08:42] Zinnia Zauber: It is okay, we all are…

[08:42] bulaklak: Anyway, good morning, if it’s morning in your area.

[08:42] CarmenLittleFawn: Hello πŸ™‚

[08:42] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Traffic was murder on the interstate
this morning

[08:42] CarmenLittleFawn: Hi everybody

[08:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hey Coughran πŸ™‚

[08:42] Coughran Mayo: Hi everyone

[08:42] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Hi Carmen

[08:43] bulaklak: It’s always interesting to know how many countries
are represented at these meetings.
[08:43] bulaklak: Can everyone shout out real quick where you are
logging in from today?

[08:43] Buffy Beale: Victoria BC Canada

[08:43] Glitteractica Cookie: did they not do that in their intros?

[08:43] Tom Bukowski: Long Beach, California

[08:43] Zinnia Zauber: Sequim Washington

[08:43] Gentle Heron: Rocky Mountains

[08:43] Jen (jenelle.levenque) shouts: Akron Ohio

[08:43] bulaklak: Oh, I guess so but I don’t know that everyone puts
locations in the intros.

[08:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

[08:43] Ethelred Weatherwax: Wisconsin (USA last I looked)

[08:44] HB Eternal: Tampa, Florida

[08:44] Zotarah Shepherd: Santa Rosa, CA

[08:44] Namaara MacMoragh: Tacoma WA

[08:44] bulaklak: People ask us how many countries come to these
meetings and I just thought it would be interesting to do a
temperature check.

[08:44] Glitteractica Cookie: it should be that ppl post their name,
location in the world and links, twitter handles

[08:44] Ozma Malibu: Arizona (org is active in Mexico, AZ and on the
road so I could have been logging in from any of these places, or from
Cali, where I spend a lot of time)

[08:44] bulaklak: Anyway! Sorry about that. Too curious for my own
good sometimes.
[08:44] bulaklak: So . . .

[08:45] CarmenLittleFawn: Lorna Hawkins, Executive Director, Drive By
Agony, Keeping Kids Safe campaign, web site in progress,, Los Angeles California

[08:45] bulaklak: Also, please bear with me I have been sick and my
head is fuzzy.
[08:45] bulaklak: Just a quick announcement about a tweet chat we have
coming up next week.

[08:45] CarmenLittleFawn: hope u feel better soon bulaklak

[08:45] bulaklak: We’ve partnered with the folks at NTEN (Nonprofite
Technology Network) on their #CommBuild tweet chat

[08:46] CarynTopia Silvercloud: [08:31] CarynTopia Silvercloud: Caryn
Heilman, Topia Arts Center,, in the Berkshires of
NW, MCaryn Heilman, Topia Arts Center,, in the
Berkshires of NW, MA, @topiaartscenter

[08:46] Ozma Malibu: ah well bulaklak I could easily have been logging
in from Mexico so for me, the question was relevant

[08:46] bulaklak: It meets every Tuesday at 10am PT at the hashtag
#commbuild to discuss community building techniques and issues
[08:46] bulaklak: This Tuesday we will have a special guest from
Spiceworks, their community manager Nic Tolstoshev
[08:47] bulaklak: He will be talking about best practices and
successes for running community challenges and contests
[08:47] bulaklak: Here is a link with more info:
[08:47] bulaklak: It includes how to participate in a tweet chat and
how to use the room to make it even easier to
[08:48] bulaklak: Thanks, all. And have a great weekend!

[08:48] CarmenLittleFawn: πŸ™‚ ty

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you bulaklak!

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Do we have any more from TechSoup today?

[08:49] bulaklak: A short one today!

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: very good

[08:49] Brena Benoir: Brenda Bryan, Preferred Family Healthcare,
Kirksville, Missouri;, @brenabenoir

[08:49] Buffy Beale: thanks bulaklak πŸ™‚

Mentors Central

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Today, I am wearing one of my frocks I donated
for fundraising for Relay for Life in 2009 as a reminder for you to
support them in 2012 this weekend!
[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Relay for Life’s big annual Second Life event
is Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, 2012. For more details
please visit –
[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Now it is time for Mentors Central!
[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle please take it away!

[08:50] Adalace Jewell: sorry, I’m late, Adalace Jewell, RoSa library
Brussels Belgium – @adalace

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: no worries, keep up the intros as we go.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle you want to come up front please
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: thank you!

[08:51] Gentle Heron: Sure

[08:52] Gentle Heron: Today I want to speak briefly about a simple
tool that is available I believe from NPC
[08:52] Gentle Heron: Good morning. This mini lesson will teach you
how to use a simple tool called a “Changing Picture Display.” It’s a
display, in a frame, that…. changes pictures….. randomly.

[08:52] Adalace Jewell: πŸ™‚

[08:52] Gentle Heron: hence the name!
[08:52] Gentle Heron: It shouldn’t matter which viewer you are using.
[08:53] Gentle Heron: First, everyone needs to click on this package.
You will get a folder that contains:
[08:53] Gentle Heron: an empty Changing Picture Display
a SL Snapshot
several SL textures

[08:53] Buffy Beale: nice packaging Gentle

[08:53] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you Gentle

[08:53] Gentle Heron: yeah kind of noticeable
[08:53] Gentle Heron: The snapshot and textures are samples, but you
can use your own if you prefer.
[08:54] Gentle Heron: If you spread out a little, you can rez your
copy of the tool right in front of you. Par has enabled rezzing, so
please rez out your Picture Changer now.

[08:54] Coughran Mayo: Has anyone ever noticed how organized Gentle always is?

[08:54] Gentle Heron: Thanks C!
[08:54] Gentle Heron used to be a teacher…. maybe still is.
[08:55] Gentle Heron: OK!
[08:55] Gentle Heron: I see a few folks have rezzed their picture changer.
[08:55] Gentle Heron: Keep an eye on your own, please.
[08:56] Gentle Heron: I’m going to give directions on how to use it.
[08:56] Gentle Heron: Let’s wait a few more seconds for more of us to
rez the Picture Changer.

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Go ahead and rez your changers please.

[08:57] Gentle Heron: Caryn, I checked, and it’s certainly OK to do
this while wearing the item.
[08:57] Gentle Heron: I do that sometimes when I’m in a NO REZ area.

[08:57] CarynTopia Silvercloud: sorry I don’t know what I am doing

[08:57] Gentle Heron: You’re fine

[08:57] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Gentle, I’m clicking but not
recieving anything… ;(

[08:57] Gentle Heron: If you want, you can click on it and DETACH it,
Caryn. Then find it in your inventory and drag it onto the ground.
[08:58] Gentle Heron: Jerry, what are you clicking on? The pink box?

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: It is called Simple Changing Picture Display
and find it under your Recent tab.
[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: This is a great lesson for all of us!

[08:59] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Oops, sorry I had tried clicking
on someone’s rezzed frame… my bad

[08:59] Zotarah Shepherd: I got one of these from Lyr Lobo years ago
and used it different places even on the teen grid for a display. It
is a prim saving way to show many pictures, al though hers goes in a
certain order I can change in the script.

[08:59] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): very cool script… so simple!

[08:59] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Got it, thanks Gentle

[08:59] Gentle Heron: OK
[08:59] Gentle Heron: Now let’s begin learning how to use it. Do NOT
panic! It is easy.
[08:59] Gentle Heron: **To use the tool:
1. Rez the “Simple Changing Picture Display” and EDIT it.
2. In the CONTENT tab of the EDIT menu, notice there is a
“Cycle_Texture” script. Leave this alone!
[09:00] Gentle Heron wants to see lots of folks with dots shooting out
of their arms in EDIT mode.

[09:00] Coughran Mayo: I see dot people!

[09:00] CarmenLittleFawn: hahaha

[09:01] Gentle Heron: OK is anyone having trouble EDITing their tool,
or finding the CONTENT tab?

[09:01] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Nope, I’m with ya πŸ˜‰

[09:01] Gentle Heron: Ready for the next step?

[09:01] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:01] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yep

[09:01] Gentle Heron: 3. Drag textures or snapshots into the CONTENTS
folder of the EDIT menu.
You may want to add two items (a snapshot and a texture) at this time,
just to test out the tool.

[09:02] Dancers Yao: yes

[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): slide 0
[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): next

[09:02] Gentle Heron: You can add snapshots or textures or both. It
doesn’t matter.

[09:02] Namaara MacMoragh: love it… works great

[09:02] Gentle Heron: And since this is a sample, just put in
anything. I gave you a couple to try.
[09:02] Gentle Heron: 4. Close the EDIT menu, and the pictures will
begin to cycle through.
NOTE: The pictures will cycle randomly.

[09:02] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): <– rezzed the poster from my
class covering these skills….

[09:03] Gentle Heron: Thanks Any1

[09:03] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Wow, that’s sweet!

[09:03] Gentle Heron: You should be seeing the images you put into the tool.
[09:03] Gentle Heron: They cycle randomly

[09:03] Coughran Mayo: I changed my timer setting to 1, it’s psychedelic!

[09:03] Gentle Heron: 5. Rename the tool (“My Friends” or “Art Photos
Collection” or whatever) before you TAKE it into your inventory.

[09:03] Zinnia Zauber: Look at you guys!!!

[09:03] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you I needed one of these gentle since
I no longer have one πŸ™‚

[09:03] Gentle Heron: #5 is such an important step

[09:03] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): back

[09:04] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Rename on the General Tab.. this poster

[09:04] Gentle Heron: If you don’t rename it, you’ll likely lose it in
your inventory
[09:04] Gentle Heron: So go back to the GENERAL tab in EDIT mode
(thanks Any1) and change the name
[09:04] Gentle Heron: Everybody got it so far?

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: yeap

[09:05] Gentle Heron: This is a simple but effective tool. It has many
uses. In your home, or in your office.

[09:05] Coughran Mayo: In the bathroom!

[09:05] Gentle Heron: yes C in case you get bored

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:05] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): If you right click TAKE.. it
should go back to the same folder you rezzed the original from…
otherwise with Take Copy it goes into Objects folder

[09:05] CarmenLittleFawn: hahahah

[09:05] Gentle Heron: Very good point, Any1. Thanks.
[09:06] Gentle Heron: While we wait for our guest to be able to log
in, let me show you one more little skill.
[09:06] Gentle Heron: We can use the same Changing Picture Display.

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!

[09:06] Gentle Heron: If you put yours into your inventory, please
take it back out.

[09:06] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, our guest Jim is having issues logging in.

[09:06] Gentle Heron: I would like to show you how to change the
appearance of its frame.
[09:07] Gentle Heron: This way you can make the frame match your decor!
[09:07] Gentle Heron: Are we ready to try that?

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: Very important, trust me lol

[09:07] Gentle Heron: Thanks Tom.

[09:07] CarmenLittleFawn: mmhmm

[09:07] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes

[09:07] Coughran Mayo: This is like having a really smart Martha Stewart at NPC

[09:07] Gentle Heron: So please once again set out your own Picture Display

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: ROFL

[09:07] Zinnia Zauber: πŸ™‚

[09:07] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:07] Tom Bukowski: if your frame texture clashes with the curtains,
*no one* will come to your parties

[09:07] Gentle Heron: **To change the appearance of the frame:
1. Rez the “Simple Changing Picture Display” and EDIT it.
[09:08] Gentle Heron: OK now you guys……
[09:08] Gentle Heron: 2. Click the radio button “Edit Linked” (bottom
of left list of buttons, above the GENERAL tab).
[09:08] Gentle Heron: (Does everyone see the EDIT LINKED little button?)

[09:08] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): found it

[09:08] Gentle Heron: Does anyone NOT find that button?

[09:08] Zinnia Zauber: yup

[09:09] Gentle Heron: You may never have used it before.
[09:09] Gentle Heron: 3. Click on the frame, NOT the central picture
portion. This selects just the frame, not the whole tool.

[09:09] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): next

[09:09] Gentle Heron: That is important
[09:09] Gentle Heron: You want only to edit the FRAME, not the whole thing
[09:09] Gentle Heron: 4. Click on the TEXTURE tab in the EDIT menu.

[09:09] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it is

[09:10] Gentle Heron: 5. Click on the TEXTURE thumbnail, then use the
TEXTURE PICKER to choose what you’d like the frame to look like
(perhaps a wood texture?)
[09:10] Gentle Heron: (That is why I gave you some nice wood textures to try.)
[09:10] Gentle Heron: 6. When you’ve selected the texture you want for
the frame, press OK on the Texture Picker.

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: I made mine to match my dress!

[09:11] Zotarah Shepherd: There are also wood textures in the Library
of most viewers.

[09:11] Gentle Heron: 7. Rename the tool, if desired, before you TAKE
it into your inventory.
[09:11] Gentle Heron: Good job Zinnia.

[09:11] Zinnia Zauber: πŸ™‚

[09:11] Gentle Heron: I like fabric textures too.

[09:11] Coughran Mayo: why do I have 32,000 textures in my inventory?

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: Another trick-if you open your inventory folder
separately and go to your textures, you can drag them onto an
individual face of a prim, like the frame

[09:12] Gentle Heron: Because some images are saved as textures, Coughran

[09:12] CarmenLittleFawn: (Rolling on Floor Laughing) u love textures

[09:12] Par (parhelion.palou): There’s a lot of texture to you?

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: so if you do it within the edit window, it
changes all the sides

[09:12] Namaara MacMoragh: good point Coughran… how many textures
can the display hold Gentle?

[09:12] Gentle Heron: And that’s it, really.
You can delete the sample pictures and add in the ones you really want later.

[09:12] Tom Bukowski: but you can do faces differently if you want,
like I’ve done on mine right now

[09:12] Gentle Heron: Namaara, I don’t know. I’ve put 20 into this
viewer and it worked fine

[09:12] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): It will change all sides
UNLESS you click the Select Texture Radio button… see on top left of
edit window

[09:12] Namaara MacMoragh: great thanks πŸ™‚

[09:13] Gentle Heron: Correct Tom and Any1

[09:13] Tom Bukowski: oh right Thank you

[09:13] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Learned something new about
buiding today. That Edit linked function is really handy! πŸ˜€

[09:13] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Easy way is to drag the
texture from inventory to the prim face you want

[09:13] Gentle Heron: Edit Linked is great for texturing just ONE SIDE
of something
[09:13] Gentle Heron: but
[09:13] Gentle Heron: it also allows you to separate and move apart
the prims of a complex object
[09:13] Gentle Heron: so beware
[09:13] Gentle Heron: you may destroy your item

[09:13] Tom Bukowski: lol

[09:13] Gentle Heron: but then, you can just throw it away, and start over!

[09:13] CarmenLittleFawn: yes
[09:13] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe

[09:14] Tom Bukowski: Building Disaster Stories 101…

[09:14] Gentle Heron: Another good reason for renaming things….. you
keep the original in case you screw up your modifications

[09:14] Jen (jenelle.levenque): If you move something incorrectly, you
can do CONTROL-Z and it should put it back providing you did nothing

[09:14] Zinnia Zauber: good to name things so you can find them in
your inventory too.

[09:14] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): good rule of thumb πŸ™‚

[09:14] Gentle Heron: Oh yes Tom, I have many many, including the time
I tried to mod a dress and ended up with the skirt upside down
[09:14] Gentle Heron: Very good advice, Jen.

[09:14] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:14] Tom Bukowski: lol

[09:15] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): πŸ™‚

[09:15] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): Do right click Take Copy to
save your work as you go along

[09:15] Tom Bukowski: Yeah, control-z is amazing sometimes

[09:15] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): goes to objects folder

[09:15] Gentle Heron: Smart idea, Any1
[09:15] Gentle Heron: Now here is what I am seeing.
[09:15] Gentle Heron: Quite a few people here have been offering great
[09:15] Gentle Heron: I know Zinnia is always looking for people to do
little lessons for Mentor Corner.

[09:15] Tom Bukowski: Accidentally type in 1000 rather than 100 for z
position, thing is up in the ether, ctl-z right away brings it back

[09:15] Zotarah Shepherd: Organize stuff into your inventory as you
get things, just to avoid total chaos. : /

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: I love the ideas on how we could use these
viewers in our offices.

[09:16] Gentle Heron: Maybe those of you with these lovely ideas could
make them into short lessons to share with the rest of us?

[09:16] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): lol @ Tom’s comment!

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Yes!

[09:16] Gentle Heron: I am sure we could all use reminders on how to
UNDO, how to texture just one side, etc etc etc
[09:16] Gentle Heron: There are quite a few nifty tools in the NPC
Toolbox…. we could also use mini lessons on how to use each one.
[09:17] Gentle Heron: And Coughran… you could tell us how you modded
that script to be so psychodelic.

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Do tell!

[09:17] Gentle Heron: That’s my public service announcement.

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Gentle! This is wonderful!

[09:17] Gentle Heron: We all know how to do some things…. SHARE THAT

[09:17] Buffy Beale: Yay Gentle, great session thanks!

[09:17] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Great lesson, thank you!

[09:17] CarmenLittleFawn: yes, Thank you again Gentle

[09:17] Tom Bukowski: Thank you for doing this gentle, I relearned
some things I’d forgotten

[09:18] Namaara MacMoragh: Yay! Gentle… thank you… this is great!

[09:18] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): great teaching! ty Gentle! SNAPS!

[09:18] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you Gentle

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: Rah! Gentle!

[09:18] alebez: That was great, Gentle.

[09:18] Gentle Heron: and if you’re concerned about writing it up as a
lesson, I’m willing to help with that also

[09:18] Dancers Yao: thanks…Gentle…wonderful tool

[09:18] Zinnia Zauber: How many of you guys enjoyed learning by doing today?

[09:18] Tom Bukowski raises hand

[09:19] Gentle Heron votes for learning by doing.

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: raise her hand

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: excellent!

[09:19] Coughran Mayo: yes!

[09:19] Gentle Heron: Hint: someone could teach how to “emote”

[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): definitely

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe
[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: ah, good one.

[09:19] Tom Bukowski notes if you first type /me

[09:19] Namaara MacMoragh: always love learning by doing

[09:19] CarmenLittleFawn: emote what?

[09:19] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raise hand

[09:19] Namaara MacMoragh: remember things better that way πŸ™‚

[09:19] Zinnia Zauber: Well, it appears that our guest JD Jayaram /
Jim Gatto can’t get into SL.

[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raises hand

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: then it says is in 3rd person

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: *it

[09:20] CarmenLittleFawn: you do not have to type me any longer

[09:20] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) raises his hand.

[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: So, we have to bring him in another time.
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: So, how about that lesson

[09:20] CarmenLittleFawn: alright sorry he could not make it

[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: the third person…
[09:20] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, we will get him to come again. Just such a
bummer today.

[09:20] Tom Bukowski: lol on some viewers there are other ways to do
it too, I forget…

[09:21] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) learned a couple of new things today… πŸ˜‰

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: I keep emailing him.

[09:21] Jen (jenelle.levenque): You can set Firestorm so you only have
to type a colon instead of /me

[09:21] Gentle Heron: He was on initially but crashed out.

[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: So, let’s keep the ball rolling with some more info.
[09:21] Zinnia Zauber: right, he did get here for a second.

[09:22] Tom Bukowski remembers that!

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: How do we emote in the third person?

[09:22] Gentle Heron: What is emoting anyway?

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque) yawning

[09:22] Zotarah Shepherd smiles

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: How does it create more engagement?

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Note there is no colon after the name

[09:22] Buffy Beale grins

[09:22] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): /smile

[09:22] Tom Bukowski: : smirks

[09:22] Coughran Mayo: I HATE THIS!!

[09:22] Par (parhelion.palou) collapses in a heap, oozing blood from his wound

[09:22] Gentle Heron: Several people show that they know how to do it.

[09:22] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) smiles.

[09:22] Coughran Mayo: was just emoting

[09:22] Jen (jenelle.levenque): Also it can be set to show in italics

[09:22] Zinnia Zauber: Coughran!

[09:22] Tom Bukowski laughs

[09:22] Namaara MacMoragh smiles

[09:22] Gentle Heron: Right Coughran, there are different definitions.

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber: so how do you do it?

[09:23] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): ;what

[09:23] Namaara MacMoragh: hehe… I always wanted to know how to do that

[09:23] Buffy Beale: just add /me then type

[09:23] Jen (jenelle.levenque) looks around to see who might need help

[09:23] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): :what

[09:23] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:23] Tom Bukowski: And you can use avatar animations, gestures, etc
to do it, but in sl at least the norm is still to do it in text

[09:23] Buffy Beale: “/me grins”

[09:23] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko) grins

[09:23] Buffy Beale: lol

[09:23] Coughran Mayo: πŸ™‚

[09:23] Zinnia Zauber gasps

[09:23] Gentle Heron: In SL, when we just type in the Chat Box it
comes out looking like the script for a play. The speaker is
identified, and then the exact words that the speaker says.

[09:23] Buffy Beale: lol Z

[09:23] Tom Bukowski: you can even set it so your avie has an
animation for an emote, I think I have one for wow
[09:23] Tom Bukowski: yep lol
[09:23] Tom Bukowski: wow
[09:24] Tom Bukowski: If you watch me avie you’ll see him do this
silly thing if I ever type wow

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Do you think that using emotions or verbs helps
in explaining yourself in a virtual world?

[09:24] Coughran Mayo: HELL NO!

[09:24] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid) okay

[09:24] Gentle Heron prefers emotes to emoticons, which she can not decode.

[09:24] Tom Bukowski: It’s one advantage of vws over email, blog
comments, etc, but it’s not used in all contexts by any means

[09:24] Par (parhelion.palou) thinks typing in all caps is very effective

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber laughs

[09:25] Tom Bukowski: just depends on the social norm, the topic lol
[09:25] Tom Bukowski: RIGHT!

[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: All CAPS is yelling, right?

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:25] Jen (jenelle.levenque): That’s been the tradition

[09:25] Zinnia Zauber: I believe in speaking softly and carrying a
big, bright stick.

[09:25] CarmenLittleFawn: me too

[09:25] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): be the stick…

[09:25] Tom Bukowski smiles

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: So, does the emote get your attention too?

[09:26] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): πŸ˜‰

[09:26] CarmenLittleFawn: hahaha

[09:26] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid) I sometimes selectively use
caps for EMPHASIS

[09:26] CarmenLittleFawn: when needed

[09:26] Zinnia Zauber: good point Magic

[09:26] Gentle Heron: Sometimes *this* can be used for emphasis also.

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: And, Gentle has shared with us how using
symbols is overwhelming for text to speech readers.
[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: so, a little bit can go a long way.

[09:27] CarmenLittleFawn: πŸ™‚ yes

[09:27] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): would be nice if gestures were
somehow easier to set up & use

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: yes

[09:27] Gentle Heron: That would be a nice lesson too, Jerry.

[09:27] Namaara MacMoragh: agreed Jerry

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: We will add that one to the list.

[09:28] Namaara MacMoragh: I often get tripped up in the middle of
presentations with getstures

[09:28] Zotarah Shepherd: I just program my shortcut keys to do
gestures I use most

[09:28] Gentle Heron: your own, or other people’s, Namaara?

[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): i’m eagerly awaiting the arrival
of BCIs to help make that a bit more natural…
[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): πŸ˜‰

[09:28] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): BCI is?

[09:28] Zotarah Shepherd: BCIs?

[09:28] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Brain Computer Interface
[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): a mouse for your brain

[09:29] Zotarah Shepherd: hahaha

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: have you seen those Jerry?

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes

[09:29] CarmenLittleFawn: sounds interesting

[09:29] Namaara MacMoragh: My own gestures Gentle

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): not quite consumer level level yet i think

[09:29] Par (parhelion.palou): It’s putting the USB socket into your
skull that hurts

[09:29] Namaara MacMoragh: sorry I was sipping coffee….

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: I should hunt down that guy in Washington that
makes them.

[09:29] Zotarah Shepherd: I am not sure I would want that, but I can
see how it would be useful

[09:29] Gentle Heron: Those will not be as useful for people with
disabilities, I fear, as they will be for those with “normal” brains.
I doubt I could use one, given my MS damage.

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: They are very fashion forward.

[09:29] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): one example:

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: It isn’t wonderful how we are on the bleeding
edge of tech here?

[09:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): another:…

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: That we engage in such wonderful tools.

[09:30] CarmenLittleFawn: yes it is πŸ™‚

[09:30] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): and one more out there called Emotiv

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: And, we get to be the advocates for such tools?

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): (i think that’s the spelling)

[09:31] Gentle Heron nods to Jerry

[09:31] Namaara MacMoragh: I think we should talk about these tools
and disabilities sometime.

[09:31] Tom Bukowski just cut his finger on the tech (his avie finger that is)

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Namaara!

[09:31] Gentle Heron: owie Tom

[09:31] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:31] Gentle Heron: That’s the bleeding edge for sure

[09:31] Namaara MacMoragh: Especially since Gentle brings up a good
point about brain injury and computer use.

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: very much so

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): oh, here’s a short TED piece on the Emotiv

[09:31] CarmenLittleFawn: nods

[09:31] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko):…

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Jerry, you are the copy and paste master!!!
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: I love it!
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you for doing that!

[09:32] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Thanks, I curate some of this
stuff that I’m interested in

[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: me/ gets to excited over links
[09:32] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[09:32] CarmenLittleFawn: giggles

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: This has ended up being a great discussion
beyond our lesson today.

[09:33] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Gentle, I’d love to see these
whether these systems could be trained to work with people who’ve
suffered some form of brain injury.

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: Namaara, what are people using with BEST?

[09:34] Gentle Heron was distracting Namaara with chatter. Sorry!

[09:35] Dancers Yao: there is some research listed for brain injury on for people with brain injury and computer
communication…including what used to be thought of as vegitative

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Glitter suggested that we have some field trips
in the future for our meetings. Maybe we can visit some places that
cover these ideas and tools as well.

[09:35] Gentle Heron: Yup. Assistive tech is marvelous for
facilitating communication.

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: How do you guys feel about field trips?

[09:35] Namaara MacMoragh: at BEST we’re using a variety of tools that
are low cost and easy to use

[09:36] Gentle Heron: feets on is as fun as hands on, and quite as
useful for learning (my thoughts on field trips)

[09:36] Buffy Beale: I like having field trips to interesting places

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: traditional software like DragonSpeak for
speech to text and GoTo for collaboration

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: great, cool Namaara

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: Gentle and I are going to work on a
presentation about brain injury and technology

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful!
[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: That would be perfect

[09:36] Namaara MacMoragh: We’d love to present here as soon as we
have it put together.
[09:37] Namaara MacMoragh: Would that be okay

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: look at us, collaborating!

[09:37] Gentle Heron smiles

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: of course!!!

[09:37] Tom Bukowski applauds

[09:37] Namaara MacMoragh: πŸ™‚

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: I would love it if more folks would team up like that.
[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: We have great orgs and talent here.
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: What kind of tech do you use everyday for collaboration?
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: 1. Second Life
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: 2. Facebook
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: (please help me make this list)

[09:38] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Nanaara & Gentle, Would love to
see that prezi πŸ˜€

[09:38] Coughran Mayo: skype

[09:39] jacmacaire Humby: Facebook and life..

[09:39] HB Eternal: linkedin and google +

[09:39] Gentle Heron: email, SL group notices, notecards, Skype

[09:39] BELOVEDROX: Webinars

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google+ hangouts

[09:39] jacmacaire Humby: when you want for second life..

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: What do you use for webinars?

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google talk/im

[09:39] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): skype

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: cool, lots of skype

[09:40] CarmenLittleFawn: hehehe

[09:40] BELOVEDROX: Webex

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Anyone use AdobeConnect?

[09:40] Tom Bukowski: Skype, just cowrote a whole book on Google Docs
which I love

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: oh Tom!

[09:40] Tom Bukowski:

[09:40] Ozma Malibu: Used to use AdobeConnect a lot at ASU

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: That would be interesting to have you share with us.

[09:40] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yup, google docs too

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Note to self: book Tom for NPC meeting.
[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: πŸ™‚

[09:41] Namaara MacMoragh: google docs is great for collaborating but
folks often store way too much there for me

[09:41] Tom Bukowski: Sure, I could try to get some of the other
authors to come too, just email me

[09:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): google+ hangouts work well for webinars

[09:41] Ozma Malibu: yes google docs

[09:41] Tom Bukowski:

[09:41] Namaara MacMoragh: and then share it all… lol

[09:41] Buffy Beale: yay yes Tom is a great presenter

[09:41] BELOVEDROX: some people use something called Base camp

[09:41] Tom Bukowski passes 100 linden to Buffy

[09:41] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): assuming a smaller group size…
or a willingness to broadcast to a much wider group using On Air

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Wonderful, Tom, thanks, I will book you then!

[09:42] Ozma Malibu: Base camp! love it.

[09:42] Tom Bukowski: great

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, what do you guys think of Base Camp? The
folks at Techsoup us that.
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: *use

[09:42] Buffy Beale: lol Tom you don’t have to pay me I really admire your work

[09:43] Tom Bukowski: awww Thank you

[09:43] Buffy Beale: πŸ™‚

[09:43] Ozma Malibu: I really like Basecamp because it organizes
projects so nicely, and people can be on the projects that are
relevant to them. You do need to have a responsive admin though.

[09:43] Tom Bukowski: And don’t worry I really didn’t pay you lol

[09:43] Buffy Beale: I haven’t used Base Camp, sounds interesting

[09:43] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): not familiar with Basecamp, but
haven’t be involved in a really complex project that requires a lot of
resource management and a dedicated project management platform

[09:44] Coughran Mayo: BaseCamp is good!

[09:44] Ozma Malibu: With Basecamp it

[09:44] Buffy Beale: lol Tom

[09:44] Namaara MacMoragh: so if we’re all using these other web-based
tools for collaboration I’d like to know how many folks are using SL
for collaboration… and how successful are we with it?

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: Glitter, is there someone on your team that
could teach us more about Base Camp?

[09:44] Buffy Beale: good point Namaara

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: alebez

[09:44] Gentle Heron: Works well for me, Namaara.

[09:44] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): been able to get by using google
calendars to coordinate & collaborate on projects so far

[09:44] alebez: yea, i use basecamp

[09:44] Coughran Mayo: $$ though, it’s not free if you want to do
anything meaningful

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: alebez and the rest of the team.
Bulaklak knows a lot too

[09:44] Ozma Malibu: with Basecamp it is easy to find archived items
from old projects quickly if you need them again

[09:44] Zinnia Zauber: ale, how do you feel about doing a meeting about that?

[09:44] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Namaara, Been using SL for
collaboration quite a bit.

[09:44] Glitteractica Cookie: i think it’s an excellent idea

[09:45] alebez: blush. i could be convinced.

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: hehe wonderful!

[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: go alebez!

[09:45] Tom Bukowski: Just looked at the website, never used it but
looks cool, didn’t google try this with Wave or something?

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: We are full of geniuses here!
[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: I love it!

[09:45] Namaara MacMoragh: I think that while we’re offering to talk
about these collaboration and work tools we should explore more how we
can maximize SL too or other virtual environgments.

[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: Alebez and bulaklak are both the most
humble social media experts i know
[09:45] Glitteractica Cookie: none of the “I’m a rockstar” BS with
those two gems

[09:45] Tom Bukowski: Google Wave or Flow or Red Tide or Wash or
whatever they called it lol

[09:45] Zinnia Zauber: Agreed Namaara

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: I know we’ve gotten great presentations
form folks on what they’re doing, but how can we do it too… with all
these tools maybe.

[09:46] Tom Bukowski: Google Flush

[09:46] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, definitely Namaara

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: I don’t know a step by step or something

[09:46] Tom Bukowski me apologizes, getting a bit punchy

[09:46] Glitteractica Cookie: What is google flush?

[09:46] Coughran Mayo: Google Wave is extinct

[09:46] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): lol

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: hehe, Tom

[09:46] Namaara MacMoragh: Can you tell what’s on my mind most of the day… lol

[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Too early to be punchy.
[09:46] Zinnia Zauber: Well, that is why we are here right?
[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: To learn more, engage, collaborate, and support
each other.

[09:47] Coughran Mayo: I’m here for the cookies later

[09:47] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Coughran, I think there are
elements of Wave in Google+… not as focused, but they’re there.

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: you will get your cookies, mister!

[09:47] HB Eternal: Ooooo cookies!

[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: hahahaha

[09:47] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:47] CarmenLittleFawn: I have enjoyed all the dialog today

[09:47] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Coughran, Circles can be used for
specific project teams or ‘waves’

[09:48] Namaara MacMoragh: next time you’ll have to wear your blue
fuzzy avi Coughran

[09:48] Coughran Mayo: yes, I am using Google* zealously now

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: This is wonderful. How many people have brought
in people in to virtual worlds so that you could create more
connections with them as a workspace?

[09:48] Namaara MacMoragh: I have

[09:48] Gentle Heron: yes yes yes

[09:48] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes

[09:49] Ozma Malibu: yes

[09:49] Tom Bukowski: Yes, doesn’t always work so well, but sometimes
works wonderfully

[09:49] Coughran Mayo: maybe a little

[09:49] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): it’s always an ongoing project…
one at a time
[09:49] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): sometimes takes a while before i’m
able to finally coax someone in πŸ˜‰

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: yes

[09:50] Namaara MacMoragh: I lose folks when I don’t put in the
upfront user training to hedge off the learning curve or at least make
it not feel so formidble

[09:50] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Exactly, Namaara.

[09:50] Gentle Heron: quite so Namaara

[09:50] CarmenLittleFawn: that can happen

[09:51] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Helps when I’m able to provide the
mentoring support up front.

[09:51] Gentle Heron hasn’t seen Brique here in…. quite a while!

[09:51] Namaara MacMoragh: I know Gentle has done a great job with this.

[09:51] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): yes definitely πŸ™‚

[09:51] Namaara MacMoragh: I’ve learned a lot from how she introduces new users.

[09:51] CarmenLittleFawn: πŸ™‚

[09:51] Dancers Yao: yes,,need to have many Gentles!

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: I love being the intro teacher for people coming into SL.

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: agreed Dancer
[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: so we need to create a team of trainers

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: I would be happy to be on that team!

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: that are like a front line “help” line

[09:52] Gentle Heron laughs at Dancer’s suggestion

[09:52] Tom Bukowski me agrees, can’t have too many Gentles

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[09:52] Namaara MacMoragh: Me too

[09:52] Zinnia Zauber: an army of Gentles!

[09:53] Gentle Heron: scary thought

[09:53] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I can teach taking a nap
[09:53] Jen (jenelle.levenque) giggling

[09:53] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): formidable ;D

[09:53] Par (parhelion.palou): Onward, Gentle army …

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Okay

[09:53] HB Eternal: an angel army if Gentle is involved

[09:53] Gentle Heron: Jen, you know so many tips and tools…..

Open Mic / Announcements

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: let’s have our Open Mic Announcements!

[09:53] Namaara MacMoragh: OMG Par… now I’m going to be singing that
song all day

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: Upcoming NPC Meetings

July 20 – Blu Heron – educator
and will talk about Universal
Design for Learning.

July 27 – Pooky Amsterdam –
Virtual World producer of
entertainment & experiences

[09:53] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): /brique is doing 17 hours
anniversary of Feed A Smile.. concert today

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: Brique has an announcement

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Who has one?

[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Hello everyone

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: hi!

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Brique!

[09:54] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): hi Brique

[09:54] Buffy Beale: yay Brique!

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it!

[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: when I get settled back into sl I can be of
assistance as well to others
[09:54] CarmenLittleFawn: Hi Brique

[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): I’d like to invite
all of you to our 2nd Anniversary event.
[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): It’s going on all day today
[09:54] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): until 8PM
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): We’re trying to
hit the 7 million Linden mark
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): meaning 70.000
meals for the kids in 2 years.
[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): So, if you have
time – come on over

[09:55] Glitteractica Cookie: I just made a donation!

[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Glitter – thank
you for those meals!

[09:55] CarmenLittleFawn: best of luck to your orgaization, and yes

[09:55] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Thank you.

[09:55] Glitteractica Cookie: it was that easy

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Great!

[09:55] Gentle Heron: How did you choose this date, Brique, during the
big Relay for Life push?

[09:56] Glitteractica Cookie: she has textures to pass out

[09:56] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Here’s the LM
Alison (113,217,23)
[09:56] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): Well – it’s our

[09:56] Gentle Heron nods.

[09:56] CarmenLittleFawn: πŸ™‚

[09:57] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Gentle, do you have an announcement?

[09:57] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): I’ve got to run
now… time to change the stream..

[09:57] Gentle Heron: Yes thanks

[09:57] Brique Topaz – Feed a Smile (brique.topaz): bye and hope to
see you soon.

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: Brique can drop textures on folks who wnat them

[09:57] CarmenLittleFawn: bye tc

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: or i can

[09:57] Gentle Heron: August 3/4 Virtual Ability hosts its annual
International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC2012).
The theme this year is “A Community of Communities.”

[09:57] Glitteractica Cookie: if anyone wants one, LMK. I have the
texture for the invite

[09:57] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): RFL runs 9 months every
year… Feed a Smile is a serious charity… all your donations feed
school children… only 15% of ACS donations go to research

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Great, thank you Magic.

[09:58] Namaara MacMoragh: Thanks everyone for a great meeting. I have
a RL presentation in a few minutes. Talk with you soon.

[09:58] Gentle Heron: Among numerous fantastic international
presenters, our own Chad Mikado will be presenting on a topic of
likely interest to NonProfit Commons members:
[09:58] Gentle Heron: how nonprofits that work with people with
disabilities (but this of course generalizes to all of our audiences)
can demonstrate effective community results.

[09:58] Zotarah Shepherd: Thank you for the great meeting

[09:58] Gentle Heron: Please watch our website for more announcements
about IDRAC2012.

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Zotarah!

[09:58] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you, Gentle, that sounds super!
[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Anymore announcements?

[09:59] CarmenLittleFawn: Thank you gentle πŸ™‚

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Okay

[09:59] Jen (jenelle.levenque) raises hand

[09:59] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it Jen!

[10:00] Jen (jenelle.levenque): As many of you know our returning
soldiers are having major issues stemming from their service. One
thing we can do is have anyone who works with them ask if they ever
served in uniform

[10:01] Zinnia Zauber: Let me say, this isn’t the meeting we planned
for, but it has been awesome!

[10:01] Tom Bukowski: Yay

[10:01] Jen (jenelle.levenque): What has happened is Dr and counselors
treat the visible symptoms, not the root cause

[10:01] CarynTopia Silvercloud: yes, I enjoyed the meeting

[10:01] Gentle Heron nods to Jen.

[10:02] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Agreed, Jen.

[10:03] Zotarah Shepherd: Awesome people make for an awesome meeting.

[10:03] Zinnia Zauber: Totally!
[10:03] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone for joining us!

[10:03] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): DoD still very concerned about the
rate of self-harm in returning service members.

[10:03] Gentle Heron: as well they should be!

[10:03] Jen (jenelle.levenque): The number of suicides in the US is
higher than the combat KIA

[10:04] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): Yes, I agree. Great meeting given
the improv…

[10:04] Zinnia Zauber: indeed

[10:04] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): @Jen, And it seems they’re still
trying to figure out the causes…

[10:05] Magic Pathfinder (any1.gynoid): amazing and very sad Jen πŸ™

[10:05] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you all for sharing your ideas and open mic items.

[10:05] Zinnia Zauber: Please contact me with meeting ideas.

[10:06] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): wonder if some of it might come
from TBI, given it’s also an element that’s somewhat unique this time
around with exposure to IEDs

[10:06] Zinnia Zauber: And, field trip ideas as well.

[10:06] Jen (jenelle.levenque): The causes are too much trauma in the
field and too little care when the get home

[10:06] Dancers Yao: you know if any of the PTSD virtual
counseling is helping the vets?

[10:07] Zinnia Zauber: I am going to ask my friend who has created a
PTSD sim to join us for a meeting.

[10:07] Jen (jenelle.levenque): I believe Anya Ibor is

[10:07] Par (parhelion.palou): I just saw an article that indicates
virtual counseling has helped … Army is using their own virtual

[10:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko): the VA recently put out results of
a longitudinal study suggesting that virtual counseling has been

[10:08] Gentle Heron: There are a variety of approaches using VWs and
VR in treating PTSD, some work for some folks and other treatments for
others…. it has to be individualized

[10:08] Coughran Mayo: virtual counseling…that’s a crazy idea

[10:08] Gentle Heron: HAHAHA COughran now stop that

[10:08] Jerry Buchko (jerrybuchko):…

[10:10] Tom Bukowski: k, I gotta run, but thanks so much for this!

[10:10] Zinnia Zauber: This has been an amazing meeting!
[10:10] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone!

[10:10] Tom Bukowski: I’ll see you all soon – this was great fun…

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Written by: Zinnia Zauber