Monthly disclaimer

The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily Links for Sunday, January 31, 2010

Linux 7 of the Best Free Linux CalculatorsLinuxLinks News To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality Linux calculator tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wants more functionality offered by simple calculators…

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Virtual world resources and directory

I’ve just added a page to this site containing links to resources and books about virtual worlds and 3D networked online games. Suggestions for additions welcome. In looking through the available books, I was struck by the number that have been published in the last six months. That said, those…

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Next generation virtual worlds: preliminaries

I’m about to start another series of blog entries on what I see are some of the most important issues to consider for the next generation of virtual worlds. Since I’ve written a fair amount before on these networked 3D immersive environments, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide…

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Daily Links for Saturday, January 30, 2010

Virtual Worlds Five companies create United Nations Citizens virtual worldVentureBeat Cisco Systems, Equifax and three smaller companies have partnered to create United Nations Citizens, a virtual world that has a real economy and is geared toward enabling a virtual shopping mall.

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My OSBC 2010 keynote

I’ll be giving a keynote in March at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The conference is on March 17 and 18 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Here’s the title and abstract for my talk: Title: Asking the Hard Questions about Open Source Software Abstract: Businesses have had…

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Daily Links for Friday, January 29, 2010

Open Source Wikimedia hires open-source veteran as CTO | Deep Tech – CNET NewsCNet / Stephen Shankland Danese Cooper, a former open-source community specialist at Sun and Intel, now will work on technology for Wikipedia and other projects. Red Hat Launches Open Source Gathering PlaceOStatic / Justin Ryan No matter…

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My new WordPress theme

After working through a lot of issues with my website over the December holidays, I started to look for a more modern and, frankly, better looking theme. After trying a dozen or so, I finally settled on Atahualpa. This theme had almost all the features I was looking for: Variable…

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The Sirikata open source platform for games and virtual worlds

As many of you know, I’m still quite interested in virtual worlds and 3D immersive environments though I certainly don’t spend as much time in Second Life as I did several years ago. So from time to time I poke around and see what people are working on, and tonight…

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Fixing my Firefox crash

Last night my Firefox browser started to crash. Not occasionally, but every single time I started to to type something in the search bar in the upper right hand corner. What the heck happened? There are several possibilities when an application suddenly starts getting buggy: Gamma rays from outer space…

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