Cory Linden takes his hat

The pilot is leaving. Cory Ondrejka aka Cory Linden, one of the longest running employees of Lindenlab and its chief technician (CTO) is leaving. Why? The reasons remain mysterious. Some speculate that he had different visions for the future of SL than Philip Rosedale has. What does this mean for LL? Well, many think that ...

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Our Lindens...

Our Lindens, who art in the Labs,Hallowed be thy prims.Thy Grid-dom come, thy will be done,On sims, as it is in the preview,Give us this day our daily crash,And forgive us our spammery.As we forgive those, who grief against usDeliver us from the n00bie ones. And lead us not into nakie places. Amen.

Age verification finally coming to all of us

Age verification is finally going operational. First it's going to be on a grid wide beta on the main grid, the impact of it is something to be checked out. It's unusual that a beta feature is going to be released on the main grid, but in that case it makes sense. I just wonder ...

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Sing: land prices are going down, down, down...

The land prices have been going down, down, down over the last few months. Anyone who's got a free parcel, either it is free for rent or sale, has quite some problems to find a new owner for it. Also big players like Dreamland have lowered their prices to get new tenants or sell it. ...

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The next copyright lawsuit rolling on

The next copyright lawsuit about in world theft has started. Virtually Blind has an interesting article about it. What really baffles me is this quote: “We originally tried to go through [Second Life Provider] Linden Lab,” said Alderman. “Everybody filed DMCA [takedown] notices. We filed support tickets and abuse reports. We even sent a letter ...

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Prokofy Neva banned at Metaversed.com

Second Life's very own Cassandra and most professional ranter, Prokofy Neva, has been banned at 57 Miles weblog Metaversed.com This is quite interesting and amusing. Why interesting? Because PN and 57 Miles were on real friendly terms, they made together 12 lengthy podcasts named "Second Rant". And now they split apart - and it's the ...

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Renovation gone bad at the new Phat Cat's

Phat Cat's has been closed for public last weekend for around two days. The reason why? Because the wanted to rebuild it from scratch. Not a bad idea at all if you're unhappy with your sim or want to improve it. Given the fact, that there's always traffic at any time there also the only ...

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Missing feature: external backup of a whole sim

This is a feature that's been missing since ever: the ability to backup the content of a whole sim externally. For example, if you are a builder and building a whole sim from scratch (or with other stuff) and a forced to put the sim down, since you don't have the money anymore to sustain ...

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What's next on Lindenlabs' agenda? Ban prostitution, of course!

If you take a look at the recent ban of gambling, you may wonder what's coming up next to be banned or limited. If Lindenlab would be consistent with their intentions, one things really pops up mighty in my mind: prostitution. Sex and, yes, prostitution, though most people prefer to call themself in an euphemistic ...

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