Archive

Archive for November, 2010

An Hour In The Life

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

 

SL Web Viewer Login Screen

Sirs Not Appearing In This Film

 

I managed to get a chance to try out the SL Web Viewer Beta; a fun little piece of technology that has been in planning for a while now. Coming right off it, I can tell you that my experience was pretty good. It has quirks, it has limits, it has potential. The technology however seems stable thanks to GAIKAI, the company that seems to be doing this for Second Life. In a nutshell, it’s not that different from OnLive, and if you know what that is you likely already know how you feel about that. If you don’t, or if you’re interested in some more information, well, don’t worry, I have you covered after the jump.

Talking about which, how do I put in a jump?

Oh There it…

Read more…

Categories: Second Life Tags: , ,

Of Failure and Regret

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

If there has been any one thing that above the rest has inspired me, it would be Walt Disney. Not so much the man, as the legacy, as the idea. Someone so invested in the idea of progress that he could come up with the idea for E.P.C.O.T., yet so very much mired in the realties of the world around him as to embrace capitalism. A lot of Disney’s early rides were very much long advertisements for various brands. TheĀ CarouselĀ of Progress was created for the World’s Fair and showed off a range of G.E. technology and appliances. World of Motion was about travel; the future of automobiles and transportation as seen through the lens of General Motors. The core of those rides though, the things that made Disney’s attractions stand out was a certain Optimism about it all. The same optimism and originality you find in the works of Roddenberry or Henson. These were men who through it all, knew what the world was, but saw what it could be.

They inspired me, and even the name of this little slice of the web I call mine is a reference to that. Just One Spark, One Little Spark, of inspiration. What better way to start things off then than with a post about my failures and my regrets.

Read more…

Categories: Personal Tags: , ,