Friday, August 25, 2006

Games: Wiki with a List of Games in SL

Here is a list of many in-world Second Life games. Need something new to try out in SL? Check out the Game SLave Wiki.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Business: CNET's article on the Fort Mason SLCC

Here is an article about businesses jumping into Second Life. It includes video (look for yourselves in the background) of the SLCC 06.

Check the article out [HERE].

SL First: Translator in Second Life

This may not be the first, but it is the first in game translation device that I have heard about. It can translate up to 10 different languages, pretty cool.

Here is a link to Wagner James Au's low down on The Brother-HUD of Man.

You can also check out a video of it in action [HERE].

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Info: Link to Mitch Kapor's SLCC 06 Speech

Check it out [HERE]

Monday, August 21, 2006

SL First: Grid Marketing Comes to SL

My friend Loas Wood setup the first grid marketing site in SL.

Check it out Second Life in Pixels [HERE].

Duran Duran in Second Life

Duran Duran have bought an island! More details via the BBC:

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Government: NOAA 's SL Presence Described

Here is an article describing NOAA's presence in SL. Another big government agency takes the plunge.

Check out the article [HERE].

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tip: Working with Other Applications While Second Life is Open

Hi All,

I found that going to the task manager and lowering Second Life's processor priority to below normal makes other applications a lot more responsive while you have the Second Life client open. I like to listen to Winamp while developing on Second Campus since while at work most of the streaming media stations in Second Life are blocked. Winamp would always fade in and out while I had the Second Life client maximized. Lowering the process priority on Second Life fixed not only my Winamp problem but other applications became much more responsive. The Second Life client continued to run without any real noticeable degradation in performance.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Education: Link to Info About the Gold Rush Game in SL

The game Gold Rush is similar to that Oregon Trail game we all had to play in middle or high school. This is a great use of SL for I'd guess about the high school level.

Check it out [HERE].

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Business: Documenting One Entrepreneur

Check this out.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Se Habla Segundo Vida

Just to show that Second Life is a global phenomenon check out this link to a Spanish newspaper's article on Second Life.

Check it out

Technical: Some Good Articles

SL Universe has some good links in their knowledge base on how to do some useful things. Note that not all the articles are up to date. Still worth checking out.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

CBS Videos

Here is a link to a few videos about Second Life that appeared recently on CBS News's website. If you get through the first video if is followed by another that consist of an interview with the founder of The Electric Sheep Company, which is very active in Second Life. Worth a peak.

Check it out [HERE].

Having Linden Labs Setup Users

It cost $150 per 25 custom avatar accounts to be created in Second Life by Linden Labs. All they need a spread sheet of email addresses and passwords to give each account. Plus they can give the accounts customized last names.

Just FYI in case we want to do this. The price has gone up, it used to be $150 for 100 accounts :).