2013: a year in review (3): September – December

It’s once again that annual time of reflection. The winter is with us, the old year is slowing dying, the new year awaits, and it is time to look back across the highs and lows of the virtual year as seen through the pages of this blog. This year has been even busier for me than previous years, so rather than give you a sea of text to wade through, I’ve opted to break things down into three more manageable offerings, starting with January through to April, and have tried to limit myself to bullet-points to the various links. I’ve not attempted to dot every “I” and cross every “T”; rather my aim is to highlight the main items of news for each month (or those which raised a smile), and those aspects of other VWs I had time to cover and well as a look back on some personal elements of my SL times over the year. For those into art and SL exploration, I’ve also summarised installations and regions visited by month in the hope that doing so will stir your own memories of those events / places.

September

69 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Platform News

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogue

Palomar Observatory, Honah Lee islands
Palomar Observatory, Honah Lee islands

Personal Notes

October

60 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Platform News

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogue

Alki
Alki

Other Worlds

November

76 posts

Second Life and the Lab

Platform News

  • Week 44: Lab starts pushing TPVs to ready AIS v3-ready test versions of their viewers so that further testing can get underway; viewer issues means that some types of crash are not being reported; Monty starts updating third-party libraries used in the building of viewers while also digging deeper into server-side HTTP capabilities / pipelining requirements
  • CHUI updates see viewer FPS adversely impacted
  • Black dragon continues to progress very nicely
  • Week 45: dealing with “Trojan objects” and upcoming code contributions for the viewer, and a tidy update on group ban lists
  • The interest list updates finally make it to a project viewer release
  • Week 46: recent server-side changes to combat griefing see rezzing systems hitting the grey goo fence
  • Week 48: bug fixes are the order of the week, with region crossings camera distance issues and a weird region restart issue in focus

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogue

Taka no Sakura
Taka no Sakura

Personal Notes

December

70 posts

Second Life and the Lab

The UK's GCHQ: vacuuming SL data after hunting down crooks
The UK’s GCHQ: vacuuming SL data after hunting down crooks

Platform News

Art Reviews

Events

Pey’s Travelogue

Crystal Oak Falls
Crystal Oak Falls

Other Worlds

Personal Notes

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