June 2008 Archives
- better point to point movement by estimating travel time for each segment
- full IM handling, including routing IM via Discourse and setting the bot to decline IMs
- full friend handling, including setting the bot to decline Friend requests
- a "fidget" function when idle to play random animations and movements
- ability to set whether to ignore or listen to objects on channel 0
- ability to control movement from Discourse so the bot can more easily show people around
- accept teleport lure's form owner
Always more to do though!
"2) Scale the Second Life Grid architecture to support the
industry-projected situation in the next 10 years, where virtual worlds
will comprise at least 60 million regions, 2 billion users and in-world
concurrency of 50-100 million residents."
A post my daughter ought to read after our talks on the walk.
Great post on NASA and Virtual Worlds/SL. Time to post the blog entry I wrote whilst at Being Digital on virtual worlds and space exploration.
Not quite sure about this - putting your own widgets on top of existing pages to "mash" up data - although each bit of data appears to stay in its own widget.
A day spent at Mashup*Events' Being Digital conference at BAFTA in London.
Panel CommentsVery sterile Advertising debate (but me.jpg) and haphazard Identity panel (must start using OpenID). Will Mclnnes' Content panel was much better but took a while to get to the nub of the matter finally caught by Ivan Pope (but spotted earlier by the texters) that the debate is not about content but the role of channels vs. aggregation and recommendation services - last.tv as someone said.
On the location panel Tim Warr fm Microsoft had some good stuff about the need for better and radical new interfaces for location data (augmented reality?). Richard Wahrman's Locomatrix company sounds fun - outdoor games over GSM/GPS - be good to get them to Brum - or into SL for a mixed reality game. 'Location is ubiquitous' had to be the phrase of the day!
Retail - Brent Hobermann talked through mydeco - neat affiliate model for furniture sales through your room designs. IKEA - multi-channel customer has x2.5 LTV
Search - Jeff Kelisky talked about 3D search and Mirror Worlds (2 MS employees almost talking sense!).
putplace = youtube, not web-cen
fav.or.it = del.ic.ous
phreadz=yet another cross-poster
Site Recommendationsheadmap/scribed/hivemind fireeagle - location broker rummble - couple of mentions woe-yahoo-semantic location fredcavazza.net - social apps map taptu - mobile search
Lost count of the comments on Twitter outages. The need for proper semantic markup was highlighted again and again - but never discussed.
Mobile phone camera based AR driven by barcodes came up a couple of times.
Micropayments came up several times cf yesterdays Big Debate. Good SMS comment system from eventspace, again cf Big Debate - next a live wifi message board and then we can almost reproduce the SL experience in RL. Good food and venue.
In summary the whole event felt a bit like the dot-com boom re-visited. Less geeks than I expected, lots of marketing types, a few VCs, few corporate end users.
Some great tech related charts
Neat bit of SL Machinima
Interesting looking blog
What a cracking project. A web page for every book, with links to amazon and libraries and google, and where available the full text.