Xander Kappler contacted me a while ago and asked if I wanted to beta test a new app he was working on and I said yes.

The app connected SL with Google calendar. I started testing and yes.

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Me and my SL calendar.

When you write something in your Google calendar it shows up in SL and it is using the right time in SL as I am in Sweden and my calendar uses Swedish time. I never really have had that much use for Google calendar as I have a calendar in the company cloud for all things business. But now I have started to use it for SL stuff and you do not have to leave SL to see if I am online or when.

Xander have a store where you find the app. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//72/46/89

(I also own the XANcast Jukebox. Worked great.)

I also really like that someone still develop new stuff for Second life. And soon the new textures in the viewer. We are on the move again.

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I should have started editing my short film but instead I put in the Black forest in Lendonia. Its like when I was studying I will start writing but first I have to clean the house and do the dishes.

But the forest looks good.

And oh yes. I have put in a nice work place to in the shade. You need a nice place to work even in a virtual world. haha..

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xbox one

Is it going to be a success? Naaa I do not think so. Why?

It is like many Microsoft products a little bit to late. It have many nice functions but when I see how I use the Xbox 360 I have, I do not believe in it.

I put my XBox 360 away and did not miss it for months. I never use it. But I do use the controller. The family have worn out two of those. But I have the controller connected to a PC that’s connected to the big screen. It runs a Windows 7 media center and all of the family's favorite games.

For me that means World of warcraft and several other MMO s and of course the Second life viewer. None that works on a Xbox. On the PC I have Steam and a selection of other games. Family photographs and any program I want to use. Music streams from Spotify and others. The point is that I decide what I want to install and run. Not Microsoft.

I also have a Kinect. That was fun for about 5 minutes. And controlling the the screen or multimedia is just stupid. A remote is so much more effective.I use my Kinect to make Second life and game animations.

No I do not think I will by a new Xbox. I want my freedom to use what ever software I want. Or to write any software I want and publish it. I have also started to look at the world of Linux media centers. When it comes to retire my Windows 7 I am ready to change and it wont be 8 or a Xbox.

I WANT to decide what I use.

Some new pictures from the new area.

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I want some more ground clutter but I do not want to do the area to hard on the graphics card and I want everybody to be able to do there own improvements.

It looks nice and have its own special style. Lighting is very important. If it was a game I could have done it differently. It is ok.

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Another tree. It really takes for ever to create new content to a sim. This is my latest tree. Kind of cartoon like and the textures did not work very well so I had to remake in Blender. More cartoon like stuff works better. It makes the area look more real for some reason. It is really low poly and that’s what I am after. No strain on the graphics card. I want to place a lot of these.

Next it is ground vegetation.

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