- CNNmoney.com has an interesting interview with John Zdanowski about the Linden Dollar. It's from the 8th December 2006, but still worth a read.
- Also in CNNmoney.com, from the 10th November 2006 actually: "No, Second Life is not overhyped."
- Packagingessentials.com - I am linked there as an "expert source" under the category "3d graphics", "virtual reality." Well. A big welcome to all readers from over there!
- An older report in the German magazine "Focus" named "Neue Freunde, guter Sex, echtes Geld."
- More to come next time...
Don't we all know it? The famous "Pyramid system", which brings many people to litter other people's sims with it in the hope to make some cheap money without much or no effort at all?
Every time I see this type of garbage I want to barf. Some people just need to grow a brain, somewhere, somehow - and very fast, too!
Those types of schemes are not working! Not yesterday, not today, or tomorrow! No, no, never!
The only people making money with it are in the 1st and 2nd level of the pyramid actually, the rest gains nothing. Nothing at all, well, not really true, perhaps they gain anger and want to kick themself in the ass for being so dumb to actually pay money for such kind of rubbish!
If you don't want to believe it, well, take a very close look to the article about pyramide scheme in the Wikipedia. If you still want to pay money for such a scheme and are not in the 1st or 2nd level of it actually - well, better read it again.
Actually such schemes are a violation of the Terms of Services of Lindenlab. So littering such a thing makes you a receptive for a Abuse Report.
Well, at least the author Disq Hern got the message, he's not selling these pyramides anymore since the mid of December 2006. You can get now a device for free at his shop, called "Pyramid stopper", to get rid of this rubbish even when you are not the land owner or tenant of a parcel. Just go and grab it in his shop at Insula Inferi West.
As many might have now noticed (or not) - the implementation of the search feature in SL has changed.
According to this article in the SL blog it is now this way:
You may have noticed that Search > Places returns slightly different results after today’s update. Previously if you had a place with a description like “clothingshirtshoes” a search on “shirt” would find that place. Now our searches work more like Google, Yahoo, ect. and will only find full words. Thus “clothing shirt” and “clothing, shirt” will be found, but not “clothingshirt”.
This, to say it simply, hurts business until the word spreads around under the users and still then some might not know how to do it otherwise.
(Yeah, some people would just right now say: LL is to blame for using the "toy database" MySQL, why have they not used Postgres or $insertyourfavoriteenterpriseRDBMShere from the beginning? Guess what? Stick this statement in your ass, those flamewars bring nothing new...)
Ah, and of course, the inevitable Mr. Prokofy Neva has written an article about it, too, using much more words to get the same message to the people like I did. I'd like to see him as a Rebel without a clue from now on.