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Just lately, over the last month and a half or so, regular Second Life users will have spotted an increase in subsystem outages, including transaction failures, object and teleportation problems, and just general weirdness. Systems seem to be experiencing trouble that you could just about set a watc...

January 19th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's always enlightening to hear from Frank Ambrose at Linden Lab. His posts about Second Life architecture, when they appear, are generally packed with information about upcoming plans, pending architecture changes and more. Clear, to the point and generally very few signs of spin (although a bit o...

January 8th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Mark Kingdon, Linden Lab's CEO, has been a bit of a mystery figure since his appointment about a year and a half ago. While he has not been uncommunicative, it's been hard to get a very good sense of the man at the helm of Linden Lab, his passions, interests and direction. We were very pleased, ther...

November 5th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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One of the tales you see circulating in the media every quarter is that the carbon footprint of a Second Life avatar is the same as that of a citizen of Brazil, based on energy consumption. The story goes around a few times each year, though technically it wasn't really all that accurate even when i...

May 19th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Taser International Inc have filed a lawsuit against Linden Lab (and others, including some present and some departed) staff. We got a hold of the April 17 complaint yesterday, and have been going through it since then. We've got a summary of the complaint and issues for you, but we won't be linking...

April 21st 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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January/February always seems to be a rockier time for the Second Life grid. The grid tends to behave quite unreliably through this period, though there never seem to be metrics that suggest that it is being placed under unusual user-loads during the unreliable stretches. Nevertheless there's a lot...

March 5th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Linden Lab's Frank Ambrose (AKA FJ Linden) has provided another progress report on ongoing reforms to Second Life's underlying technological infrastructure. Ambrose's updates are among the most informative that you'll find on Linden Lab's blog. You may recall that in early 2007, Linden Lab switched...

January 15th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Linden Lab's Frank Ambrose (FJ Linden) has issued another update on ongoing efforts to improve on the issues that have been a thorn in the side of Second Life users for some time. Ambrose points to the last four weeks as "a good stretch of grid stability" and implying that the only serious problems...

December 5th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab's Frank Ambrose has weighed in with his first public statement. Unless you've been following the Second Life news here at Massively, you probably had no idea who Ambrose is, or that he'd been hired by the Lab as Senior VP of Global Technology. Ambrose delivers the basic message that we he...

September 15th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab certainly showed signs of fear when Google's Lively kicked off its public beta. Now we're seeing signs more akin to terror, panic or desperation. 'Who wouldn't be concerned when Google comes after their business?' said new Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon to Bloomberg. Given recent changes an...

August 9th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments