“Who are the next tech-geek billionaires?” – why, Philip Rosedale, of course.

I find it cruelly amusing that the part of this story about Philip Rosedale perhaps becoming one the next geek billionaires has the phrase “Worst financial decisions of 2010”.  They aren’t connected meaning-wise but they are immediately adjacent physically.

Investopedia: Worst financial decisions of 2010

Philip Rosedale — Linden Lab

San Francisco’s Linden Lab is known for the wildly popular Second Life, which is a virtual reality game that offers users a chance to live a totally different life (or the same, if they choose) from their own. Using a self-designed avatar, residents of Second Life participate in the community by doing activities or socializing, and they can even buy property or trade services.

via Who are the next tech-geek billionaires? – Business – U.S. business – msnbc.com.

I must say the timing of this mention makes me wonder.   Is this an old article that got updated and thus got brought to my  attention, or is there something good going on regarding SL that has escaped  my attention?

Or is The Love Machine expected to take off dramatically?

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SL Issue Tracker (Jira) WEB-1566 Spambots in the forums

This jira issue was at the top of the list when I put “Spam Forums” into the issue tracker search.

Post-bots or spam-bots are posting repeatedly in the forums

The spam in the forums part of the Jive SBS powered blog system gives a powerful impression that no one is home at Linden Lab.  It’s like unrepaired broken living room windows in a house.

SL Jira VWR-17168 Separate Real World info from SL info in profile tab

I don’t want to see people’s Real Life info unless I deliberately look for it.

Amplify’d from jira.secondlife.com

Separate Real World information from Second Life in the profile tab

Move the real world information to its own tab in the resident’s profile. RL information will still be there for those who want to see it but not forced upon those who don’t want to see it. 

Read more at jira.secondlife.com

SL Development Viewer uninstall file deletion bypasses recycle bin

If you run the Second Life Development Viewer “Uninstall”, and at the end of the process it says “There are files left in the SL program folder, would you like to delete them?”, it not only deletes the files in the program folder, it also deletes the files in “Application Data” and “Local Settings, which means it deletes your settings, your entire chat history, any files you have in the “Application Data” SL folder for testing UI skins, and so on, but it deletes the files in such a way as to bypass the recycle bin. I do not like it when programs delete files in such a way as to bypass the recycle bin. I have my OS set to put deleted files in the recycle bin for a reason. Programs mistakenly deleting nearly 7 years of chat records is a good example why. The problem with deleting file other than those in the SL program folder might already be fixed, but I’ll wager that the bypassing the recycle bin problem is not.

After seeing that the files were not in the recycle bin, I tried a system restore to yesterday.   That did not restore the deleted files.

There’s no reason for programs to delete files permanently like SL does.