Coming Soon: Skill Games!… yay?

When I first saw the headline “Coming Soon: Skill Gaming in Second Life!” I thought “Ooh – what neat new feature are they rolling out now?” But no.  What is happening is that a whole lot of devices previously allowed as TOS-compliant “skill games” under the wagering policy are now going to be outlawed. The problem […]

SL Pro!

On Thursday of last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2010 SL Pro! Conference. My talk was on applying RL software development techniques to SL scripting (go HERE for my slides… Please read and comment!). But what I really want to talk about here is the process and experience of participating in […]

The joy of suexec

So we were trying to set up a shim web script to connect a MySQL database full of data goodness to a set of LSL scripts. The python script when run from the command line in the development environment but failed utterly when the author tried deploying it to our hosted server. It turns out […]

llListen/listen borked

Or rather, I suspect that the chat message queue is borked. It used to be that typing “/3” would deliver an empty string on channel 3 to whoever might be listening. No longer. Now such messages are silently dropped. Sigh. SVC-4783


I’ve been converting my sim security “cam” system from using http posts to google forms backed by a spreadsheet to a nice litlle php service writing to a mysql database. The next two interesting next steps to consider are: (1) since the detectors are LSL scripts using sensors, they have limited range and frequency… So […]

Simple Free URL giver

Here’s a little URL giver I wrote last night. Note that is discourages people from messing with the actual code by compressing into the end. Meanwhile, all the settings should be pretty self-explanatory – click on the little icon in the upper right corner that looks a little like [].

Talking with UW class tonight

The University of Washington extension has a certificate program in virtual worlds (see earlier post). Turns out that the teacher of several of the classes, Randy Hinrichs, has them using SYW as a textbook and has asked my to talk with his class tonight. Update: I had a blast – lots of great questions and […]