The sim Amsterdam has been sold!

The well known sim Amsterdam has been sold for about 50.000 US$! Well, the price for sure is real enough when you take in account the work needed to build such a big sim and calculate the prize you would need to pay if you order it at some agency. But what's to say about ...

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OpenJPEG got faster!

Now that's something out of the IBM article, but worth an own entry: the open available JPEG-2000 library OpenJPEG got faster! This means you don't need the proprietary libraries from Kakadu anymore to get a good open source client, if you're living on the bleeding edge and this is making its way in the main ...

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IBM series on the Second Life client

The nice folks over at IBM Developerworks have started a series about Second Life. The first article of it is about how to compile your own client, the pitfalls and how to achieve the goal, since it's not so trivial to do. Quite worth a read, better than the wiki page over at Lindenlabs and ...

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Newly opened sims

There are some newly opened sims on the main grid. To be exact, these are: T-Online Island and T-Online Beach. T-Online is one of the biggest German ISPs, on their island you can find an in world presence of this company open for all, with a modern building, meeting rooms and so on, while T-Online ...

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More fun with the voice beta grid

I've spent today again some time on the voice beta test grid. It has been quite fun and interesting to see how voice is going to change the SL experience. It's also a good way to see the Lindens live; no wonder, since it's beta and only under 10 regions are online, you can see ...

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A feature I'd like to see: +V

I've attended last week a panel discussion with some politicians and around 60 attendees. A feature I'd really like to see for such kind of events in Second Life to handle such events better is available in IRC for over a decade and more already: +V, meaning giving voice. What's "voice" meaning in IRC? Simple. ...

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My experiences with the voice beta

There was yesterday the announcement about the public availibility of the voice beta version of Second Life. Since I had spare time and a new, shiney headset, I downloaded the special beta client and gave it a try. The first thing you're going to notice is that you are not seeing much difference to the ...

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Croquet 1.0 released and something on Uni-Verse

The version 1.0 of Croquet has been released today; no beta anymore. This is for sure a great step for this project and I am excited to see to which place this is going to lead this project now! BTW, I've found another 3d-project today on my radar: Uni-Verse. Founded by the European Union, developed ...

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