Other Posts in This Series Part 2: Planning is Important Part 3: Making Windows and Doors Part 4: Assigning Textures to Walls I’ve always wanted to learn how to build mesh in Second Life. I’m pretty good at moving things, sizing things, and doing things with prims in world, but mesh is a whole different animal. Reading up, I see folks say, “Learn Blender! It has a learning curve, but it’s worth it!” So, yesterday, I dove into Blender for several hours to do just that. Disclaimer: I am a 100% Blender noob. So this is for the noob by the noob. Everything I’m writing here is super, super basic for people who are like me — struggling just to do something with the program. I’ve tried to mess with Blender before, but the UI and the lack of user-friendliness always left me baffled. This time, I put my nose to the grindstone, pulled up a bunch of videos and Google searches, and ended up with an actual textured mesh structure Second … [Read more...] about Making a Second Life Mesh House in Blender – Part 1: The Very Basics
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A New Year have come again. As a blogger, we are all eagerly waiting for a more successful year in blogging journey. In order to getting the goals, not only do we have to work harder, but also learn from things we experienced and dealt with last year, both success and fail. As a blogger on the first stage of the blogging way, I would like to share with you here my personal story, what mistakes I made in 2010. Hopefully, many of you won’t make again and to get more success. 1. Think Big… Instead of think small. That is my biggest mistake I made in 2010. Setting a high goal is likely good at first, in case you have already had a pretty success, a good reputation. As many other new bloggers, I have ever hope that as soon as I took part in blogging trip, I can instantly get a huge amount of money. It is a common sense you might ever think that why you are not able to get money, meanwhile many other people are getting thousand dollars per month and make a good living thanks to … [Read more...] about Are you a New Blogger? Learn 5 Valuable Blogging Lessons
Yes, that’s right! It’s the 7th Blogoversary of Minterest. I started Minterest (minterest.com) as a personal finance blog back in 2006 and later in August 2007 I started blogging about “Money, Internet, Investing” (yes, that was the first tagline of Minterest and now as you can see it’s — tech. marketing. mashups.). To be honest it was “Just another WordPress site” literally and I was simply rehashing topics that were of “My interest“. But there is one thing… I was learning. I loved WordPress and that experience from Blogger.com to WordPress.org was awesome. Read: WordPress vs. Blogger.com I started creating blogs on Blogger.com back in 2004 and was treating it like a simple publishing tool. I guess the reason why it didn’t impress or motivate me much was its inability to customize things the way I wanted. And when I tried WordPress I started loving almost all of its aspects and started liking coding as well. Yes, … [Read more...] about 7 Blogging Years. 7 Blogging Lessons. 7 Blogging Tips.
Life Evolves! Our perception towards life is different in different phases of our life, be it our childhood days, teen days or as an adult. Every act we perform today impacts our life in one way or other. However, we shouldn't be afraid of committing mistakes as it helps us to become a better person in our life. The only thing we should not forget during our journey is to not lose our values and principles. One of the most important life lesson which I learned: People around you can make or break your life. Every person we come across leaves a huge impact on our life. So it's better for us to choose the right set of people to be around and surrounded with. Here I'm sharing few tips which will help you to transform your life and become a better person. These are few things which I have learnt from my 26 years of life journey and I'm still learning something new every day and it will keep happening till the end of my life journey. Before I start, let me tell you I'm … [Read more...] about How to Transform Your Life Today For Bright Future
A little more than 2 years ago, I joined a good friend and a few other guys in the beginning stages of their startup. My friend said, "Kenneth, you can email a business. And you can call a business. But wouldn't it just make sense to be able to text a business? That's what we're trying to make happen." I was sold. Shortly after, I joined Text Request and began life as an entrepreneur. People tell you to fail fast and learn quickly when you're an entrepreneur. But for whatever reason, they always leave out any practical steps that could actually help you. It's a shame, too, because there's plenty of simple guidance that could save a lot of time, effort, heartache, and money. Must read: 5 Things All First-Time Entrepreneurs Need To Know Since starting at Text Request, I've also stumbled my way into turning a few other skills and opportunities into income. I'm neither rich nor hugely successful by any means. But I'm far enough along to realize what would have been good to … [Read more...] about 5 Little Lessons I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Entrepreneur