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and Live Meeting
Hewie Poplock also broadcast almost all of the sessions (unless they needed the computer for a session) on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cfcs-techsig.
I had trouble watching some of the first programs, and missed Elizabeth Stengerís Business, Education & Non-Profit In Virtual Worlds, but I was able to watch it on the recorded clips, and she identified her SL Avatar as CallieDel Boa so I went "in world", and she was there. I "IM"ed her (sent her an instant message) and asked her to teleport to me, or invite me to teleport to her, and she joined me and I introduced myself as the speaker right after her at FACUG. She had actually caught some of my presentation, and was going to come to my Live Meeting presentation but did not make it. Here we are at Steelhead (143/208/26).
I missed Mark Krupinskiís Social Media : Creating better Communications within your Group because only Room 1 was broadcast, and Mike Ungermanís Social Networking for Computer User Groups was not broadcast, but after my Live Meeting presentation I caught Chuck Vromanís Twitter - A Tool Your Club May Find Useful.
I had invited Jim Evans to see my presentation and Chuckís, because he was working on an article about using Social Networks for User Groups, and Chuck revealed his twitter name "chvroman", so Jim and I both "tweeted" him, Jim from Ohio,
and me from Oklahoma, and Chuck got both of our tweets during his presentation.
I donít know about you, but I find it interesting that I could present six different technologies to a group of people in Zephyrhills, Florida from my lift chair here in Tulsa, watch other presentations through the magic of Ustream.tv, tweet to a man in Florida doing a presentation on Twitter, and have him get it during his presentation, and if I had been watching the SecondLife presentation live, rather than on tape, I could have joined Callie in SecondLife during her presentation, and anyone in the audience with a laptop could have done the same thing. I actually had at least two people who were at the conference, other than Mike, join me in my Live Meeting presentation, plus some that were not in Zephyrhills, and while the event was still going on, Bill had updated the http://sharepoint.apcug.net "Winners of the 2009 APCUG Newsletter, Web and Photo Contest" while the event was still going on.
This is not directly related to FACUG, but it is an extension of it. My DJ Earnshaw avatar was born in 11/8/2007 when I first joined Second Life. I thought I was going to be active, and wrote a couple of articles about it, and even joined a group of SL Helpers, but then I lost interest in it. When Elizabeth did her talk, I woke DJ Earnshaw up and went to see CallieDel Boa, who took me around and showed me a number of things, and reawakened my interest. I found out Microsoft had its own Microsoft Island (169/141/77)
and on March 20 I attended a simultaneous Microsoft Presentation (on an IT topic) in both Second Life and in Live Meeting.
Here I am, seated between Rinat Hermit and .Net Developer CSharp Writer, listening to avatar Joel Tremor (Joel Semeniuk in RL) talk about Plans Need Good Estimates (they just figured that out? I knew that back in the the Ď60s and Ď70s). I donít know why Member Chewing Glas felt he had to over right in front of the screen. He must have just learned how; but he did prevent the rest of us from detaching our cameras (which are invisible), and positioning them to see a straight on view of the screen.
And here is the same slide in Live Meeting
With all the tools I have on the left, not much is visible. Here it is in full screen.
I should increase my screen resolution, to see all of the slide, but sometimes when I switch screen resolutions in the middle of a session, SecondLife hangs up, so I will just live with it.
In SecondLife, when a new slide appears it is fuzzy for a while, before it finishes "rezzing"
but after a few seconds it is visible.
Maybe I am just a technology junkie, but I find it interesting that I can attend an event in Second Life at the same time it is in Live Meeting, and yet never leave my lift chair in Tulsa.