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Links for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

  • Virtual Worlds News: Quick Stat: KPMG Virtual Job Fair Draws 20k Registrants – “KPMG, a network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory service, held a 48-hour virtual jobs fair in Unisfair in September that drew 20,000 registrants and generated 9,300 applications for jobs at 45 KPMG member firms representing over 40 countries.
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission: 12 Ways to Help Homeless People – “Talking to a homeless person like you would to anyone else gives them a sense of dignity and helps them to feel valued — something homelessness robs them of.
  • Second Life Blog: Solution Providers Update from Glenn Linden – “Quarterly surveys let us extrapolate that Solution Providers work on over 600 projects per quarter. We estimate that the Solution Provider ecosystem is roughly a US$70M business, engaging more than a thousand people.
  • Don Lancaster: An Energy Fundamentals Intro and Summary – “Some People……will do ANYTHING to save the environment.… EXCEPT take a science course!
  • Ponoko – “You can design a product and get it made in your own personal factory.
  • Pololu Robotics & Electronics: Custom Laser Cutting Service – “With our custom part cutting service, you can quickly and economically realize intricate designs that are too complex for creating by hand. You can cut smooth curves and even engrave text or logos on to your parts. The only restriction is that parts are flat, but you can make three-dimensional robots by combining multiple two-dimensional pieces. Of course, non-robot parts are welcome – our laser cutting service is great for anyone with a project requiring custom parts!