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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.

How To Properly Clear Out Your Inventory   Leave a comment

With thanks to Nylon Pinkney and Hamlet Au — click through for the remaining three frames!

Copyright 2019 by Nylon Pinkney (a pseudonym) — all rights reserved to the original artist

Posted February 18, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Humor, Reblog

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Incredible Promo Machinima from The Secret Store

I love getting notices on blog articles from my colleagues; there’s so much good stuff out there.  Check this out (with thanks to Iris Ophelia at New World Notes):

I’ve just watched this myself.  As Iris says, this is one of the smoothest machinima I’ve ever seen, as well as a crackerjack promo vehicle for The Secret Store.  Applause and props to Maylene for making this piece!!!

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Call For Tim Gunn!

Remember 2009, when Winter Jefferson, SL’s favorite male-fashion vampire, offered us a makeover for Philip Linden’s avatar?  If you don’t, go and refresh yourself, and then prepare. For Iris Ophelia, Hamlet Au’s fashion and gaming correspondent at New World Notes, is trying to make over Ham — for the second time.

Long-time readers of NWN will recall that Ham wore the same skin and seersucker system suit for years, probably (I guess) since he was the embedded house correspondent from Linden Lab in his blog’s early days.  It took Winter Jefferson again to update Ham’s look, back in 2010, and then it was still pretty similar to what he looked like before.  (Ham does like to stay similar to his RL looks, I’ll say — though he’s usually more in jeans than a suit.)  Now Iris Ophelia is taking him on again, all the way from his 200x-vintage hair to his (apparently) shoeless feet.  It’s a wonderful piece to read; even Winter has kicked in on it again, and I couldn’t resist offering my own thoughts.  (He needs to get away from the ice-cream suits occasionally!)

Hmmm….  Methinks we really need Tim Gunn in world.  If anyone, Tim could do something about the clothes on this man….

Academic Survey for Second Lifers: New World Notes

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From New World Notes comes an invitation to participate in an academic survey — which we’ve seen a fair few of lately, including one on purchasing habits and reasons inside the virtual economy.  This survey deals with a variation on that old question that has plagued many a psyche, not to mention a conscience, since we started going through Second Life:  Am I really interacting with a man or a woman on the other end here?

New World Notes: Virtual World User or Gamer? Please Take This 5 Minute Survey for an Academic Study on Male & Female Avatars

Read Ham’s article carefully.  There are two separate links, for those who are men in real life, and for those who are women.  Click the appropriate link to continue.  The survey itself will ask you if you prefer to use a male or female avatar in world.  (No personal information is gathered, such as name or E-mail address.)  The questions look a little peculiar, and seem to be focused on avatars who participate in sword-and-sorcery RPG areas.  (I wonder if it was originally meant for World of Warcraft players?)  Beyond that bubble, it looks quite straightforward.  Hamlet has promised a writeup when the results are released.

Reblog: The Eyes Have It

Eyes can matter a lot for a look, or for a role. Here's a selection of eyes from AtG articles and photo album additions over the past six months or so. Clockwise from the top: purple eyes for the "Amethyst Beguilement" shoot; blue mirror balls for "Auspicious"; my natural Poetic Gold Flake blues in my natural appearance; my Keiko avatar's green eyes (I always need to watch out for Lo Pan from "Big Trouble in Little China" when I'm using this avatar); a pair of glasses shows how important good eyes with depth and reflection can be; and some gold irises for the "Binary" pair.

Iris Ophelia, writing for New World Notes, has done an excellent piece on why eyes are so important to the well-groomed avatar’s look in Second Life.  From her story:

A good set of eyes are equally as important as a good skin, but because eyes are so small (and because we stare at the back of our avatar’s head more than the front) it’s easy to forget about them. I’ll admit that I almost never even credit the eyes I’m wearing with my outfits because they’re usually the smallest detail. Nevertheless I pay a lot of attention to how my eyes look in world and in pictures, so today I’m sharing some tips to getting the most out of your SL eyes

She has several excellent tips for you to go over and consider.  Why not cast your (real) eyes upon them?

Need To Leave a Party? Just Mention the Arrow In Your Knee

Hamlet Au comes through again at New World Notes with the perfect excuse for any situation:  you took an arrow in the knee, and you’re stuck there.  (Ouch, but grin)  It’s a mesh arrow attachment that makes it look like you took one for John Wayne at Fort Apache.  Have a look, and get the teleport link to pick one up.

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