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Kirstens Viewer Crowdfunder Still Only At 22%

I was going back through old articles tonight, and decided to check up on the Crowdfunder project to raise money for continued development and support of Kirstens Viewer.  You may recall that KirstenLee Cinquetti (the avatar of RL Lee Quick) had to drop development of the viewer to focus on RL obligations.  Lee has been hoping that Crowdfunder may help raise the £25,000 needed to support living expenses and development costs.  As of November 1, the drive had reached only 13% of that goal.

Checking tonight, I find that the drive is still woefully behind desired goals, at only 22%, or £5,500 (US$8,500, or €6,400).  According to the page, there are only 22 days left in the drive (though I am unsure if KirstenLee can extend it or roll it over into a new drive).  If you have a few spare bucks, consider stopping by and contributing to someone who developed an excellent third-party viewer and never asked for more than beer money in world.


Buy a Linden Teddy Bear and Help Out Japan

The day after I got back in business with a new desktop — in fact, less than 12 hours after getting it hooked up and running — news came in of the earthquake and tsunami in Sendai and nearby regions of Japan.  I have at least two SL acquaintances in Japan, and I can only hope at the moment that all is well with them.  I’ve sent an E-mail to Ruriko, with no response as of this date.  She’s labeled her Flickr account as “off line for a while,” so she may not even be picking up messages.

We can do things, both in RL and SL, to help the victims of this huge catastrophe.  You know the best ways in Real Life to help out, but here’s how, thanks to Linden Lab and with a heads-up from Hamlet Au, to help virtually.  Unlimber your virtual purse and travel to the marketplace.  You can pick up some of the famous Linden teddy bears, dressed in a Rising Sun T-shirt, for three different prices:  L$300, L$1,000 and L$3,000.  More information here at the Second Life blogs.

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