Like it or not, you cannot be impassive to it:Julian Dibbell’s Wired article on griefing, specifically what we’re experiencing in Second Life — organised griefing — may very well become the ultimate reference essay on description and motivation in the mind of the griefer. Dibbell claims that ultimately griefers want […]
“And now for something completely different”, as the Monty Python would say. CodeBastard Redgrave, scripter extraordinaire, blogger supreme (her blog is #2 according to SocialStatus), recent winner of the “AvaStar of the Year 2007” award, having her picture hang up at Linden Lab’s HQ and definitely an excellent photographer & […]
It’s more fun if you don’t speak German, and you have a sense of humour 🙂 Definitely great stuff from the creative people from magrathean.ca, one of the many Metaverse Development Companies for Second Life.
“Gwyneth,” Commander Au said to me, twirling his moustache behind the floating desk at HQ. “We have, uh… an issue.” I dropped the pad on my lap and looked up to him. His mischievous smile was getting on my nerves. Sighing, I scratched my head, and mumbled: “What issue?” “Well, […]
If you haven’t heard the big announcement by Linden Lab that they’re finally closing down “illegitimate virtual bankers” in Second Life, you’ve been missing all the fun 🙂 The announcement on their Official Blog states: As of January 22, 2008, it will be prohibited to offer interest or any direct […]
In this new year (*waves*!), the first thing I did was upgrading my WordPress installation, and, while waiting, I thought it would be nice to read through DreamHost’s blog for some news. DreamHost is my hosting provider. Any blog post I might make here talking about why I still use […]
Estonia, a small member state of the European Union with 1.3 million inhabitants living by the Baltic Sea, has since the 1990s been labelled as one of the leading “Information Age” countries, having a surprisingly high penetration rate of computer use and Internet. They’re very strong supporters of e-voting and […]
I just wished to thank all my friends that so nicely wished me a Merry Christmas! For all of you and your families, my sincere wishes of a wonderful holiday!
Prokofy Neva has released his predictions for 2008 which make for very interesting reading, even if his predictions for 2007 were actually not close to the mark, but made for interesting reading nevertheless. Sadly, Typepad (the software his blog runs under) thinks that my comments are “spamming” (well, who knows…) […]
Extropia DaSilva is back with another one of her fantastic essays. Enjoy! — Gwyn In part one of this essay, we examined that most infamous of dystopian nanotech outcomes, the ‘grey goo’ of self-replicating machines. In this second part the view shall be widened as we examine how molecular manufacturing […]