Category Archives: Techietalk

Back to the future

Time flies when you’re having fun – for those of us in the real world, ‘fun’ is one of those things that we used to have in the good old days: before the pandemic, escalating warmongering, and rampant inflation and … Continue reading

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The LDOEOCOTTSBRSASTUAU

There is an obscure and little known backroom department, tucked away behind some old filing cabinets, in a dusty store room, somewhere in the bowels of Linden Lab. A dirty plastic nameplate adorns a large part of the door through … Continue reading

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No copy… No thanks!

When I first joined SL, I was fresh-faced, innocent and completely uninformed about the nuances and conventions of virtual life. I was the person who thought it was a great idea to separate shoes and foot-shapers into entirely separate folders, … Continue reading

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Gathering intelligence

“It will either be the best thing that’s ever happened to us, or it will be the worst thing. If we’re not careful, it very well may be the last thing.” – That somewhat ominous warning about artificial intelligence from … Continue reading

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Every day’s a school day

Had a bit of a surprise the other day, when I discovered a menu option in the Firestorm viewer that I didn’t know was there. Surprising, because – after over 10 years of using Firestorm, and before that, Phoenix, and … Continue reading

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When you’re strange…

Let’s talk for a moment about way back, when the internet was all fresh and still had that smell of new car about it; a time when the Web came neatly packaged on CDs stuck to the covers of computer … Continue reading

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Life in low resolution

Despite our love affair with technology, it doesn’t matter how good, groundbreaking or high-quality it is, unless completely autonomous and self-programming, it will always suffer from one fatal flaw. Whether we’re talking cameras, phones, cars or virtual worlds, even the … Continue reading

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WB!

It was only just in my last post that I refused to try and predict what might happen for SL in 2022, but if I had attempted to do so, I would never in a million years have predicted yesterday’s … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap!

We’ve come to that time of the year when I traditionally review whether or not my predictions for the last 12 months for SL were accurate, and it’s also when I take a punt at guessing what we can expect … Continue reading

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Walking into walls

We’ve seen a great deal of discussion over the years about the learning curve required to get to grips with SL, and in particular, mastering the viewer. Many will argue that this is the single greatest challenge that new users … Continue reading

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