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…?

Sculptie Tool -- Plopp SecondLife


New tool for creating sculpties in Second Life. Plopp: “PloppSL allows you to create intriguing Sculpted Prims for SecondLife™ easily. Both texture and model are created in one step. Simply paint the front and back side of your model and it will be converted to a Sculpted Prim by PloppSL.”

What is Metaplace?


“Our motto is: build anything, play everything, from anywhere. Until now, virtual worlds have all worked like the closed online services from before the internet took off. They had custom clients talking to custom servers, and users couldn’t do much of anything to change their experience. We’re out to change all of that.”

I’ve been reading Raph Koster’s blog for a couple years now and waiting to see what he’d come up with next. I’m excited that that day has gotten a little bit closer. Can’t wait to see MetaPlace.

Hopefully 2008 will be the start of the 2nd generation of virtual worlds and will be as much fun as Second Life in 2003 was (probably wishful thinking, but one can dream).

UPDATE: Hamlet has the most detailed information I’ve seen so far on MetaPlace over at GigaOM. Now I really want to be in the beta!

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?