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Not every guy. Not every girl.

Not every guy will have a girl-friend who goes scuba-diving all alone.
Not every girl will have a boy-friend who goes cycling on the mountains all alone.

Not every boyfriend and girlfriend will have the time (or inclination) to learn climbing in a mountaineering institute – together.

Sometimes alone.
And many a times together.
We are in love.
In love forever.

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SL Talk: unable to connect


When I log into Second Life, I get to Verifying Protocol Version and stops. What’s wrong?


If you are on a business or university internet connection, you may need to contact your network administrator to verify that you can make non-web connections to the Internet. Specifically, you need to make both UDP and TCP connections, inbound and outbound, on network ports 443 and 12020 to 13050, inclusive. If your network cannot provide the proper connection, you may be unable to connect to Second Life. [source]

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SL Talk: Great Video

This is the best video I could find, showing glimpses of SL complete with an informative narration. Enjoy watching it.

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SL Talk – about etching hearts

I can’t resist talking about SL ever since I’ve come across it. Now read this:

In Second Life, you can put your castle on an island and listen to the wind whip through trees you created, on which you can even etch initials and hearts. I have no idea how to go about doing that yet, but I came across a carved trunk in a bucolic field, so I know it’s possible. [source]

My love, where art thou? Come to me and we shall begin our (second) life afresh 🙂

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Who is Anshe Chung?

Remember my post on Second Life (SL) ? She is the richest person out there! A woman! Great!

While Anshe won’t talk about how much money she’s making (“I’m careful not to stir animosity,” she says), Philip Rosedale, the founder and CEO of Linden Lab, which runs Second Life, estimates that she’s bringing in around $150,000 a year–in real, hard cash.

Did I say SL is the next big thing to happen to web after Google perhaps? Can’t wait to enter this new world!


Since it will be quite some time, before I start sharing my own experiences in SL, I tried searching for blogs/sites from those who are already in-world. You might find some of the links given below interesting:

1. A lady gets the first hint of the big wave that’s arriving and is surprised when she tries to share it with her husband over the morning cup of coffee. Read here. In a later post, she describes her experience of wandering around in SL.

2. A Senior Dell Executive gives a presentation in SL, and offers to sell laptop. Real Laptop. Watch the screenshots here.

3. Read here about Rik’s experience of giving a small talk to about a dozen listeners in SL. His post is a neat one with a lot of screenshots and conversation details.

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Since the day I first read about it, I have been hearing about it again and again and again. It started with an article in Businessworld a week ago. Days later I found a detailed reference to it in the spiritual talk section of the Economic Times. And today, it was in ET again because IBM plans to spend ten million dollars in it [news link]. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to if you haven’t already come across this new happening-all-new-dimension to the web.

Without reading any further, you can directly hop on to and find what it is for yourself. But if you still don’t see why you should be so tempted to do that, I should let you know what I am talking about.

Second Life (SL) is a privately owned, partly subscription-based 3-D virtual world, made publicly available in 2003 by San Francisco-based Linden Lab,[2] and founded by former RealNetworks CTO Philip Rosedale. The Second Life “world” resides in a large array of servers that are owned and maintained by Linden Lab, known collectively as “the grid”.[3] The Second Life client program provides its users (referred to as Residents)[4] with tools to view and modify the SL world and participate in its virtual economy, which concurrently has begun to operate as a “real” market. At precisely 8:05:45 AM PDT, October 18th 2006, the population of Second Life hit 1 million Residents.

The above description was lifted from wikipedia and I guess it sums it all. Started feeling close to matrix, have you?

I do not yet have my own computer or else I would have surely talked about my experience in the virtual world. But then, I will be having one soon, and hope to catch you there! And mark my words, this thing is going to go BIG! No one will ever need orkut for sure. This is much more real thing happening, slowly, steadily. And know what? Real money worth millions are changing hands as well, as an outcome of what’s happening inside the virtual sphere. The future is so geeky!