Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The new home of the Connolly Telegraph, located in Port Babbage – adjacent to the Connolly Air Station
I have been a bit remiss recently to attend to a number of items I had wanted to address. So to begin
Sign used to advertise the New Babbage Ning community in-world
New Babbage Ning
I created the New Babbage Ning as a backup to the New Babbage Forums (when it fell offline for a few days), but it is slowly garnering a life of its own. As such, I will attempt to keep it active with updates and discussions, the ultimate goal of which is adding a bit of offline line NB community and hopefully promoting RP within the New Babbage sim.
The Mayor has a master plan he is working on, but Im certainly hoping that residents will feel free to add their own avatar backgrounds to the NB Ning. If you have any questions regarding the New Babbage Ning (or other associated Victorian SL Ning communities currently New Toulouse and Winterfell), simply click on one of the sidebars near the top, and youll end up at your destination.
Three quarters view of the stunning ironclad by Miss Murno
Beautiful Ironclad Workmanship
I had stumbled upon a fantastic ironclad built by a Miss Murno, docked in Port Babbage. As breath-taking as it was, she had no scripts to enable its movement. If anyone has a lead on nautical navigation scripts that I may pass onto her, please contact me. I would certainly love to see such a craft upon the seaways of SL!
Dead-on image of the same ship, show the trifecta of turrets!
Image of a Steampunk-modded ipod by Miss VictorianSteampunk at Deviantart.com
More Victorian Podcast information
One item I failed to mention last night was some of online classics for a free download at itunes. The University of Southern Florida (USF) has a number of classic books read by well, I assume it was a labor of love, not of compensation and leave it at that.
Nonetheless, some of the more Steampunk-esque books available at “Lit2Go” are: “Around the World in 80 Days” (Verne); “War of the Worlds” (Wells); “Treasure Island” (Stevenson); “Frankenstein” (Shelly); “Dracula” (Stoker); and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Twain).
The price is good (free), and it is a nice change to listen to a classic when one is tired of music on the trusty G4 ipod (it is still working well in its green and black glory, tyvm!)