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“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval

Is Virtual World Money Laundering a Real Threat?

By Rohan Pearce, Computerworld Over the last two decades cybercrime has matured from the early days of curiosity-driven hackers and pranksters to a fully fledged industry. In the process, much of … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

In case you missed it: Cat Questionnaire: RAG Randt

Artist RAG Randt was the first to dare to answer Cat Boccaccio’s 14 intriguing questions.                             Name: RAG … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Free eBook: Introduction to Blender

The notoriously un-intuitive and scantily documented Blender is a program popular with some SL residents for creating sculpties. Now there is a free ebook available for download, specifically for beginners, … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Splendor of Desire: Techniques

By Cat Boccaccio Maybe because I am an SL photographer myself, I tend to be overly critical of the photography I see as I visit Second Life galleries. So much … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Profiles In Error: What Your Profile Really Says About You

By Aiden Swain Why it is that people spend so much time and effort creating the best-looking avatar they possibly can, and then put so little thought into their profile? … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Second Life coming to Steam

By Pete Davison, GrE   Second Life, one of the most long-running and successful massively-multiplayer “virtual worlds” — and one of the earliest implementations of “free-to-play” — is coming to Steam … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Let’s Dance! An ESM guide to Dancing in SL

by Blaise Joshua, Every Second Man Dancing — it’s a fundamental part of our Second Lives, just like rezzing, IMs and lag. However, for the uninitiated (and the initiated), it’s … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Parallel Universe

A poem by Jullianna Juliesse In this bland sunlight, this routine and hostile familiarity– the days start and end each the same, woven together, a stream of placid contempt. The … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

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