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New World Notes: Interview With Ebbe Altberg   1 comment

Source: New World Notes: Watch: Interview With Ebbe Altberg on the Future of Second Life & Sansar

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(With thanks to Daniel Voyager)

Hamlet Au has written up an interview he’s done with Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab’s CEO, and posted a video of the talk as well.  I’ll leave you to link to the article and read (and watch) it there, but I’ll interject:  it’s my belief we were lucky that the Lab, which was thrashing for direction five years ago, managed to get this man.  There may have been some jokes about the “IKEA CEO (some assembly required),” and I myself did a version of that:

But I think he’s been a godsend to Linden Lab and Second Life, and sounds committed to growing what’s old as well as supporting what’s new (Sansar).  Hopefully we’ll have him for some time to come.

Top 10 Interesting Updates From The Recent Town Hall Event

Daniel Voyager, long-time correspondent since his days on the old Teen Grid, gives a quick summation of the recent Town Hall, with some news in brief here. Be sure to read his article, and reply to him there.

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Here are some of the updates that I found most interesting in simple terms during the recent town hall event with Ebbe Altberg the CEO of Linden Lab on Thursday 13th September 2018.

To see the whole video of the Town Hall session, see my previous blog post. It’s definitely worth watching. I hope there will be many more Town Hall sessions in the future with more announcements.


1. Return of Last Names

Linden Lab set a goal to return last names in Second Life in 2018. It’s now probably going to be returning either at the end of 2018 or sometime in 2019. There is no date when it will be deployed but the team are on it.

2. Animesh

It’s apparently very close to release and the Environment Enhancement Project is close to public testing very soon.

  • Bakes on Mesh is still…

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Posted September 16, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in News, Reblog

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Linden Lab announces Project Bento – new bones and attachment points added to the Second Life Avatar Skeleton

I just came across this in my mail, from Dec. 17. (This tells you how hectic December is for someone who works in retail.) This news is important for two reasons: (1) the obvious thing, the information contained within — hands and face mobility, especially, will be a vast improvement over current SL state of the art; and (2) this, in my perception, shows Linden Lab’s ongoing commitment to the original Grid, as well as exploring new areas with Sansar. Look forward to these additions; when the tools come down to improve our smiles or frowns, I suspect a whole new era of SL photography will open up!

Daniel Voyager

On Wednesday 16th December Linden Lab announced Project Bento, adding new bones and attachment points to the Second Life Avatar Skeleton. This is the biggest change to avatars in years and the good news is that it’s fully backward compatible with existing avatars.

This is excellent news for sure and this announcement sounds very exciting indeed. :)

We know how much work, value, personalization and emotional investment goes into a Second Life avatar, so we have always been careful when considering avatar changes. While we want to make improvements, we also want to maximize backward compatibility. Get ready for the biggest thing that’s happened to avatars in years …

Ever wish you could incorporate a tail, wings, or second set of arms into your avatar? How about having animations for facial expressions and finger movements? Yes, we know that there are some incredibly creative workarounds that give you some of these…

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Challenge: What Did You Look Like When You Were Born?

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Source: New Classic Avatars released by Linden Lab, by Daniel Voyager

You have to say, as does Daniel, that these new default avatars look a whole lot classier than what I entered Second Life with in October 2007.  It almost makes me want to start up a new “walking” alt and see what folks have to say.  To demonstrate:

Oh, you want to see more? Turn the page!

Check Out the Latest Improvements to Second Life

Thanks much to Daniel Voyager for this news.  Linden Lab will be rolling out some delicious changes to Second Life in the upcoming months.  Not all of them may be useful to everybody, but everyone should find something in this batch to like.  Read the article, and salivate!!

Check Out the Latest Improvements to Second Life.

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Posted February 10, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in News

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Ebbe Linden visits 1920s Berlin and hints that Lindens will do more mingling

This is an excellent thing to see and hear about. I wish I hadn’t been at work today, else I might have dropped by the Project to meet our new välvillig magnat (benevolent overlord) myself. Let’s hope for more drop-ins by many more Lindens!

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Earlier today (still April 1st) Ebbe Linden aka Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab, posted this mysterious message on twitter;

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A very exciting message although also a little mysterious.

Has an official decision been made about Lindens are going to be inworld more often?

Snapshot_005For some time now people started noticing that Lindens were becoming a rare sight, much to everyone’s dismay.
Most of us like seeing a Linden pop in during events or just wandering around.
Last year I heard rumours about there being some sort of restrictions about Lindens being allowed ‘out in the wild’ and it would be fantastic if that has now been overturned.

Being a rather demure and subtle lady, I immediately decided to try and test Ebbe’s post;

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Schnaps and stroopwafels, an offer impossible to resist!

Snapshot_029Although I didn’t really expect him to pop up in 1920s Berlin within minutes of that post!

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New Critical Vote and next email to Linden Lab on TOS

I have been holding back on taking any position on the TOS question, primarily because I make and sell nothing that is particularly original to me outside of my own individual photographs. With ongoing consideration of the matter, though, I support the UCCSL and any other attempts in reason to modify Linden Lab’s current TOS changes. I hope you’ll follow Daniel’s link here and vote to support the UCCSL’s letter.

 

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Daniel Voyager

I’m following the news closely relating to changes to the terms of service for Second Life and it appears that the UCCSL group are doing a Critical Vote starting today to send a email to Linden Lab on TOS. The email will be apparently be sent on Monday at some point and this time the hope is for Linden Lab to release more info what happens next. Voting ends on Sunday 3rd November at midnight SLT, so if you are interested then please participate in this critical vote.

  • Vote Here < All votes (likes) will be anonymous and every vote is important!

Thank you! :)

 

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