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Links for Thursday, May 10, 2007

  • VirtualBox – “InnoTek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Dark Sky Over Death Valley – “The above 360-degree full-sky panorama is a composite of 30 images taken two years ago in Racetrack Playa. The image has been digitally processed and increasingly stretched at high altitudes to make it rectangular.
  • 3PointD: Amazon Web Services Opens Second Life Site – “I checked into the virtual world of Second Life tonight for a sneak peek at two islands that were just opened by Amazon Web Services as a community-building effort for AWS developers.
  • Mind Blizzard: Amazon Moves Upriver – “Aside from the amazonic themed buildings, the sim is mainly dominated by a museum wherein Web and SL projects will be displayed.
  • Ambling in Second Life: Up The Amazon – Part I – “There is so much going on here it is going to take me some time to untangle. For starters, on arrival there is a 3D model of the island over which lies a glass plate, strong enough to bear your weight. As you click on information panels, a little guide-bot scoots across the plate and illuminates the destination on the island that matches your selection. Quite simply – brilliant!
  • Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories: Solid Freeform Fabrication: DIY, on the Cheap, and Made of Pure Sugar – “Our three dimensional fabricator is now fully operational and we have used it to print several large, low-resolution, objects out of pure sugar.
  • DV8 Live Cyber Festival – “DV8 will be performed on multiple Second Life islands, each with a different design, topography and ambience. The Live concert can be viewed in the main location: Downtown Denver with the Rocky Mountains behind, while also running simultaneously in lushes gardens, underwater lost worlds, castles etc… All of which can be available to view by attendees by teleporting to the the desired locations.