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Links for Monday, December 15, 2008

  • OpenSim Web Interface – “This is an PHP Web Interface for OpenSim (Open Simulator Project), it allows grid citizens to create User Accounts to access the grid. Grid Owners can also manage all users for the grid. with an very powerfull CMS system included.
  • Foxit Reader for Windows – “Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7. In the past, you’ve had to download a huge PDF reader from another software company, go through a lengthy installation process and wait for an annoying splash window to disappear just to open a PDF document.
  • Alex Bosworth: Eating in Beijing – “Maybe you might not be coming to Beijing anytime soon, but if you do I made a list of places you should check out.
  • NextStop: Eat Beijing – “The degustatory delights of China’s capital city.
  • Rick Mathieson: U.S. Army Begins Recruiting In Second Life – “The Army Second Life Island will serve as a kind of information hub for potential recruitment candidates, family members and other influencers, and for those simply wanting to know more about life as a soldier in a relaxed and obligation-free environment. Army recruiters will also be available to answer questions about career opportunities in the Army.
  • Seeking Alpha: Will Someone Please Tell Our Government You Can’t Legislate High Asset Prices? – “As it stands now, the US Federal government is the only significant buy of risky assets in this country, and outside it as well. Not only is it the only buyer of these hyper-inflated and hasteningly depreciated assets (read as ‘wealth reducing’), it is now trying to force bubbled assets up in price. This is absolutely absurd. Who is in charge up there anyway?
  • Eric Krange: Why Reuters Left Second Life, And How Linden Lab Can Fix It – “There’s an incredible depth, passion, and camaraderie to the Second Life community that more popular online experiences like MySpace or World of Warcraft can’t match. And while I didn’t find it compelling, there really is something awesome about buying be able to “buy” a grid of blank 3D space, mold it like clay into an elven forest, a futuristic space station, or a bdsm dungeon, and then invite your friends to hang out.