The quest for the ultimate “SL Killer” continues. I made a few comments on yet another “ultimate virtual world” on SLOG, but the reality is, there are more, and more, and more… and every week there is a new one popping up next door 🙂 As part of my curiousity […]
There was quite a lot of waiting on Gravatar 2.0, but it’s finally out! It features a cool cropping tool that will allow you to upload an image of any size and don’t worry much about the proper format; it’ll resize it to whatever you fancy. Gravatars, like OpenID, are […]
Sorry for the brief interruption. WordPress 2.1 is out and it seems to have a better way to deal with the huge amount of spam I’m receiving at this moment, so I’m trying to do an upgrade. My apologies if the site is unresponsive for a while. [UPDATE 2007-02-04 18:48 […]
Linden Lab introduces the “First Look” series of viewers as an “unstable branch” of the Second Life viewer. This allows developers to fully exploit new technological advances without fear of “breaking” the “normal” viewer. The result? In a month, we got a completely new rendering pipeline, giving us back the performance lost since the olden days of the 1.4 viewer, by moving the rendering into OpenGL calls done on the graphic card’s hardware. A nice side-effect is that the “shiny” feature now does mirroring, a feat that was deemed impossible a few years ago!