Tadah! At last Audrey has a blog of her own! Who knows how often I am going to find time to update it as this is the third blog I am writing. Too many. One for work, one for personal and now a Second Life one! I guess at this point it would be a bit difficult to go back to the beginning.. and besides I have already forgotten so much but in a nut shell: After spending the decades of home computers with macs, in October 2007 we installed our first pc. So finally it felt like we had joined mainstream computer use. Like always I was ready to jump in feet first to Second Life which I had heard about. I had no idea. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't expect anything or maybe I expected everything?
I landed on Orientation Island and it was a disaster. Too many people. Too much lag. Too much water. Too hard to learn without having to move too far. At this very early stage we established that Audrey Fotherington (that's me) does not walk. Too much lag. Press forward. Wait 8 seconds Shoot forward repeat. No control to speak of so I am always banging into things, bumping people, stuck in flower beds. Standing at the bottom of stairs. Caught behind the door. Wait until I design a house! It is going to be a lag friendly home!
I got off Orientation island ASAP. I landed on Help Island. Just as bad only the people there were horrible. Some one rescued me and took me to a sandbox to get me sorted. From there I staggered off into Second Life.
I was stunned initially and still continue to be a bit surprised by the lack of people. So much of the place is empty and spooky. I developed a strategy of looking for dots on my map and ended up some how (and I just have no idea how) at NCI.
I sat down. Listened. Ran into walls. Put boxes on my head and with the infinite pateince of the regulars at NCI, settled in to stay.