Just a tiny bit of trivia

Today has not been a great day in House Pey where real life is concerned From a morning filled with opportunities and plans to an evening with not a little frustration and general “Grrrrr-iness”.

I shan’t bore you with the details. Suffice it to say the oven completely dying yesterday (after being decidedly wobbly for the last few days) didn’t help, and I’m not even going to mention the toilet seat in the en suite bathroom. No, really. I’m not.

The Beta participants wall at Plum

The Beta Participants wall at Plum

Instead, I’ll bore you with some minor SL trivia, given it is June and the 10th anniversary celebrations are looming closer.

We all know that the very first beta resident on record was Stellar Sunshine. Her name is recorded, along with all those of the beta participants at the Beta Participants wall in Plum.  Her account is still active, and she still logs-in from time-to-time.

But do you know the very first “officially recorded” SL account?

Beta-1_001

The Beta Participants wall at Plum

The belonged to Phoenix Linden who, Andrew Linden told me (and by “me”, I mean “everyone attending the Simulator User Group meeting on Tuesday June 4th” :)), was implementing the databases at the time, and so his was the first account to be recorded. Prior to the work Phoenix carried out, SL didn’t have persistent authentication or records.

So there you go!🙂

Anyone else have snippets of trivia they’d like to share which may be rare or new to others? Feel free to post a comment.

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6 thoughts on “Just a tiny bit of trivia

  1. lizziegudkov

    Very interesting, Inara!🙂 I arrived in SL in 2007 (although Lizzie was “born” in 2008), so I misse the early days and it’s always fun to know what happened, ho it all started. It feels SL has been around for a long time, but… it’s been 10 years… only 10 years!

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  2. garvie

    Always interested in SL trivia and indeed, i am looking for some facts for an info-based installation i am building for SL10B.
    Does anyone know if furry avatars were here from the very beginning, if not when were they introduced? When did tinies first appear? When did flexi skirts first appear?

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    1. Inara Pey Post author

      Flexiprims first appeared in preview viewer 1.9.1 in April 2006 and reached “release” status on May 24th, 2006, with the release of viewer 1.10,as did the ability to illuminate prims. So flex clothing & hair probably started to appear shortly thereafter. Co-incidentally, that release also saw the introduction of llHTTPRequest, which is somewhat resonant, given that HTTP has been a focus of recent work on the platform.

      A good source of historical info on SL is the Second Life Wikia.

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