Today is the second birthday of OpenSimulator, a project near and dear to my heart. I’ve watched the project evolve over the previous two years, and ever offered my two cents here and there in its development. For those who are unfamiliar, OpenSim is a application server for hosting 3-D virtual worlds, similar to Second […]Read more "Happy Second Birthday, OpenSim!"
I’m looking for interested developers to help me out with a project. I’ve posted this to [SLED], but figured readers of my blog might be interested in joining the project as well. I’m trying to assemble a team to create a program which will allow “1 click” conversion of Powerpoint documents to a functional slide […]Read more "Up Next: Powerpoint to SL Viewer, With a Single Click"
The virtual world Second Life has broken 80,000 simultaneous avatars logged in. For someone who remembers when a concurrency of 50 was special, and a major event was held to try to break 5,000, this is impressive. What is most impressive about it is that it is being taken for granted these days. I guess […]Read more "Second Life Concurrency Breaks 80,000"
The SLCC team has put up an update about the 2009 convention. The key points: It will be on the west coast this year. They do not expect an increase in the price. If you’re interested in sponsoring, contact the team. More information is available here! I hope to see you there!Read more "SLCC 2009 Update"
I’ve been following this project’s progression for quite some time. Cao Fei and her avatar, China Tracy, is one of the most celebrated young Chinese artists in the world. Her RMB City project has taken several forms: it has been a video, an art installation at the world famous Serpentine Gallery in London, and now, […]Read more "Cao Fei’s “RMB City” Opening After a Year!"
I finally had some free time for the first time in years. I’ve done some major upgrades to some of my products – trivia got a major overhaul, and now, I’ve done a much needed upgrade to the animated GIF to SL texture conversion tool. It now handles GIF transparency correctly after quite a battle […]Read more "Major Upgrade to Animated GIF to Animated SL Texture Conversion Tool: v0.4"
I am frequently asked how to show videos that are stored on YouTube in Second Life. Second Life does not offer support for Flash video (which YouTube uses), however, there is a small and easy hack which will allow you to stream a video uploaded to YouTube in Second Life in a Quicktime compatible format. […]Read more "How-To: Display YouTube Videos In Second Life"
I captured this video at the Princeton sims; this is one of their art installations. Unfortunately, these will soon be disappearing from the grid, as a casualty of Linden Lab’s new Open Space policy change. Visit while you can!Read more "Awesome Art Installation on the Princeton Sims"