It was one year ago today that I first heard of Second Life. One year ago that my coworkers “dared” me to go into SL and figure it all out. And tossed in the kicker: “Oh yeah – and blog about it as well.”
I’ve started this post so many times. Try for pithy? A summarization? My usual emotional self? I am truly at a loss for words. There is too much to say. I’ve said it before. I feel it intensely. So all I can think to post is this:
Continuing the tradition of the past year, I threw myself under that famous work bus yet again and volunteered to write something for our demo next week. I’ve never written a web page. I’ve not looked at any of that. Yes – I had help. My one coworker/friend sat with me to design the page (really simple, but meets the need). HellSpawned helped me turn it into HTML. Jonah helped teach me more html. I needed a graph engine to generate a vertical column chart. Another coworker/friend helped me find a nice simple graph engine out there, that I could use for receiving our data. Next we change that static data to dynamic feed. So I’ve learned yet another new skill today. These two pages are baby steps. But now I know that I can do this, too.
Nickelback: “You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars, regardless of who you are”
(If Today Was Your Last Day)