Web Profiles are Coming


In the next update of Second Life (1.13), a new tab will appear in your avatar’s Profile that can be seen by the public. This Web tab can be set to a specific URL that loads a Web page. The rendering of the the page uses the Mozilla browser technology (think Firefox). The dimensions of the page are 400×400 pixels. If a page is larger scrollbars will appear to allow the user to scroll the page.

This is a great opportunity to bring external information about your avatar or business into Second Life. I imagine one of the existing SL profile Web sites will take great advantage of this new feature.

The big question, of course, is when do we get Mozilla-on-a-Prim?

Music Meme


Just a fun little meme I spotted on a few other SL-related blogs today.

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…

  • Opening Credits: Western Wind (Demo) – Saint Etienne

  • Waking Up: No Matter What You Do – Love

  • First Day At School: Kelly – M83

  • Falling In Love: Urban Landscape – Robert Fripp

  • Breaking Up: Patrolling Wire Borders – Brian Eno

  • Prom: Intro to Fraulein – DEVO

  • Life’s Ok: Holiday Hymn – Orange Juice

  • Driving: From the Gut – Husker Du

  • Flashback: These Important Years – Husker Du

  • Getting Back Together: Nothing Left 2 – Orbital

  • Wedding Scene: I’m Gonna Free Her – Roky Erickson

  • Birth of Child: Amerimacka – Thievery Corporation

  • Final Battle: Baghdad – Rida Al-Abdallah

  • Death Scene: Climbing Up The Walls – Radiohead

  • Funeral Song: Sha-La-La-La-Lee – The Small Faces

  • End Credits: Caucasian Sketches, In the Mountain Pass – Ippolitov-Ivanov

Hmm, two Husker songs in a row, wonder what the odds are…?

A New Year


Happy New Year to everyone! Maybe this year, I’ll get off my butt and create some new content. I realized recently that I haven’t put out any fashion in two years now, and my current lines are definitely looking old — not a flexi-prim skirt in sight. Unfortunately I’ll be very busy this year with a new Web startup, plus helping my significant other with a new business as well.

I have worked on one big project this year in Second Life — designing an avatar for a customer, the process of which I documented for later recounting. It won’t be a full tutorial, more of a process guide for building a complete avatar from shape to skin to clothing and accessories. Hopefully I can get that up in the coming weeks.

Creating a Mannequin in German (Wie man eine Schaufensterpuppe erstellt)


Many thanks to Annalena Goldblatt for translating one of my tutorials into Deutsch! I’ve been getting many more visitors from Germany recently, so this should help them out even more.