A thing I'd like to see: regional data centers

There is one thought that hit my mind when I read again the news about the possible opening of the server side software of Lindenlabs: it would really, really nice to have regional datacenters at least. Ok, having the possibility to host the servers on your own would be even better, but at least this ...

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Downtime again and fun with Lindens

Another unplanned downtime, again. That's a good time to move on the voice beta grid and have some fun. Today there were many people at Ahern and Morris, so it's always good to move to another sim. I was at Pulveria, there was a Linden and some other guys, but not so much as in ...

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Sinners Paradise - open again?

Today I tried to teleport in the sim of Wales. Yes, that's the sim which had Sinners Paradise in it and closed in January for the public due to massive and repeated griefer attacks. There's now also a new, adjacent sim in the making, Welsh Falls. Well, I tried the teleport, it worked - interesting, ...

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Eric Kintz from HP on Second Life

Eric Kintz, the vice president of global marketing strategy and excellence for HP, is running a very critical blog entry about second life. Taglein: Top 10 reasons as why I still need to be convinced about marketing on Second Life. While he raises right points there, there's one point missing: this is going to be ...

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Another roundup

Since I've got again too much ideas for blog entries in my mind and don't want to post them all as separate articles, I'm doing another roundup. Here it comes: Pham Neutra is discussing the population growth of Second Life with a graphic from Chromal Brodsky. Thesis there: growth is still there, but it slowed ...

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Why does Second Life matter?

Simple: it is a big laboratory for trying out new approaches, getting new experiences that can be transferred to other, future projects, too. Though Second Life is not perfect, it is still going to be thrilling in the future and that is why it matters. These are not only my words, but for example also ...

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The new search in town and the big privacy issues it implies

There is a new search tool available as beta for Second Life, being developed of the Electric Sheep Company at the moment and open for public now since a few days ago. What's this thing and how does it work? Well, the searching part of it is a bot named Grid Sheperd, that runs from ...

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