March 31, 2008

Join Buckaroo Group Updates, Get Reimbursement Sale!

Posted in bucky tagged , , at 6:01 pm by buckybarkley

Alrighty You Wonderful Avatars Out There!

I had fun doing the Easter sale. There was one problem with it though …I neglected to use it as an opportunity to get people subscribed to an update list!

So it is time for the “reimburse people who sign up” sale. Up to 500L back!

—- Look See Do —–

1) Go to Buckaroo

2) Find the group signup kiosk. It looks like this:

the-kiosk1.png

It is Subscribe-O-Matic,not the silly Linden groups. I’m not going to compete with the Social Currency of being cool enough to be in Your 25! Click and get the occasional blurb from me. No big whoop. You will be given a notecard when you join. Hang on to it.

3) Buy Items. You can get reimbursed for up to 500L. One reimbursement per RL person. See the notecard for details.

4) Update the notecard with your name, and send me a copy. Get the notecard back to me by 11:59 PM SL Time, April 6, 2008.

5) I look it over to see if it qualifies for a reimbursement. There are certain things that wont fly well (dont “New Note” me, dont IM me your demand for reimbursement, etc). Most people are pretty groovy about it, so I am not worried.

That’s pretty much it! Get to my store by Friday, join, buy, save, and be happy!

March 30, 2008

That Sale, Went Well

Posted in buckaroo tagged , at 2:28 pm by buckybarkley

Wow, a week later and I have not gotten around to commenting on the Buckaroo sale…

It went well!

Just to recap, it was a sale where people came in, bought whatever, and sent me notecards for reimbursements for up to 2000L. It ran for 4 days — ending on Easter.

I took in 54,000L, and reimbursed most of that. But… the important thing to me were the contacts I made. They are so much more important to me than the money. (ok, well the money is nice too, and I did get to keep enough to make me smile :-)

So … I am going to do it again — although in a revised format. That comes up in the next blog post.

Some thoughts:

  • this was wonderfully audacious. It gets the products out there, and it gives me a ton of feedback. I wont sit still — you know I will step up and iterate on the products and the docs…
  • OMG, some people dont frikken read! I got a “New Note” notecard. I got a notecard basically saying “may I have my reimbursement?” with absolutely no other info. It was very tempting to just toss these. Sure I can wade through all of the transactions and piece together what someone bought — but hey people — you are getting it for FREE! Accounting 101 is appreciated :)
  • One person came in, maxed out the 2000L, and then came in as his alt and almost maxed that. How can I tell? Almost the exact same AV profile pic with a multigadget earpiece! No, I didn’t ban him, though it was tempting ;) People, if you need the discount that badly, come and talk to me. I am a really accommodating person.
  • I made a huge mistake! I didn’t have any means of getting people to sign up for my product updates group (slaps forehead). Blown opportunity there. I could have had 75 people sign up…
  • … but of course, I learn from my mistakes. I have a group with Subscribe-O-Matic and will do promotion to get the list going. That will be in a post I do pretty soon. The gist of it will be: join the group – which will give you a notecard with instructions, buy stuff, send me the notecard, and get up to 500L reimbursement.

March 20, 2008

Free Buckaroo Till Sunday!

Posted in buckaroo, Slider, VidMon, webmon at 1:12 pm by buckybarkley

[The Sale is over! Thanks everyone!]
 
 
Although I wont say my store is officially sorted out and “open”, it’s certainly running to the point where people can go in and buy things …
 
So let’s make it interesting!
 
Everything is free until Sunday Night.  You buy, you ask for a reimbursement, I check for the sale, I send it.
 
What can you buy?
  • SimpleSlider – 100L
  • Slider – 300L
  • VideoPoster – 100L
  • VidMon – 300L
  • WebMon – 300L
Go to my store: Buckaroo 

Why am I doing this?  Simple – to get the word of my store out there! 

Details:
Go into my store between now and 11:59 pm SL time Sunday Night (March 23rd, 2008).   Buy whatever at the usual price, and then send me a notecard (name it please!  I’m likely to delete anything called “New Note”) … or an email asking for a reimbursement.  You have until noon Friday (March 28th) to ask for a reimbursement.
 
I have to be able to confirm purchases on the transaction log from the SecondLife.com web site before I will send reimbursements. Please break things out by name of item and purchase price.
 
There is a 2000L limit to the reimbursement, per person.  I dont want anyone stocking up for free and reselling — that’s not the point of this … 
 
If things get crazy I reserve the right to pull the plug on this :)
 
NOTE: I will not respond to IMs asking for reimbursement!  Send a notecard.  My IMs get capped, and it is too easy to miss one.
 

March 19, 2008

Ready, Set, Go Slider!

Posted in buckaroo, Slider tagged at 10:16 am by buckybarkley

Slider 3.0 is available at my store.

It displays textures, and allows a lot of flexibility for what you can do and offer for each one:

  • display textures – slideshow mode + manually advance / go back
  • resize foreground and background per texture, as well as control over alpha, color, repeats, offsets, rotation, etc
  • give out items per texture (Landmark, Notecard, Object, Texture)
  • go to web addresses per texture
  • Amazon web site shortcut per texture

Documentation: Slider 3.0 Documentation

Go to my store: Buckaroo

Giddyup :)

p.s. I know I gave out some samples where the background textures weren’t copiable — whoops, my bad. It’s not an error in the script, just a silly permissions issue. Contact me and I will give you one with the corrected permissions (and yes, this only applies to the people I already gave this to :)

March 16, 2008

Ready, Set, Go VidMon!

Posted in bucky at 8:29 pm by buckybarkley

VidMon is available at my store.

Per-Person Video with menus.  What does that mean?  You and others can see:

  • same or different videos
  • same or different screens
  • same time
  • you only see one video at a time

Menus, searching, notecards, and more..

300L

Documentation: VidMon 3.x Documentation

Go to my store: Buckaroo

Giddyup :)

Ready, Set…

Posted in buckaroo, projects, Slider, VidMon tagged at 2:39 pm by buckybarkley

… Am getting set to release web docs for two products: VidMon, then Slider..

Listening to David Bowie’s “Alladin Sane” when I am not groovin to the Dub beats from my store.

Trying to behave and stay holed up in my lab :)

Ping me in-world or send an email if you want sample objects.

Ciao for now.

March 15, 2008

Dog & Pony Talkin’ Bout da WebMon and da VidMon

Posted in bucky, Info Island, MuMu, VidMon, webmon tagged at 3:33 pm by buckybarkley

I’ve been thrilled to give a couple of talks lately, and am doing another on Monday Morning (Teachers Buzz Session for NMC).  We’ve been demoing the use of WebMon, Slider, and VidMon.

The Monday morning session will be at the MuMu at 9am
 
I am up for doing more talks, so ping me if you have a group that is interested in getting info out in SL via web / slides / video.
 
 
 
 
 

March 4, 2008

Welcome VideoPoster 1.0!

Posted in bucky tagged at 11:49 pm by buckybarkley

Since I have started the documentation here for VideoPoster, I am going to put a price on it at the Buckaroo store.

How Much? 100L!

Yes, the entry-level video product is pretty inexpensive. VidMon and VidMon Pro will be 300L and 500L, respectively.

Documentation: VideoPoster 1.0 Documentation

Go to my store: Buckaroo

Oh, and what does it do?

Per-Person video. I will have a lot to say about that soon ;)