Saturday, 22 October 2011

James Wagner Au - Metaverse = Second Life?

James Wagner Au is one of the more significant Second Live bloggers from the past and includes the present. He wrote the book The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World.
Lately, he blogs "first-hand from the Metaverse".
Wikipedia introduces the Metaverse as "our collective online shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space, including the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet."
However, in reality, "Metaverse", in James' world really just means "Second Life".

James' blog:


Thursday, 20 October 2011

James O'Reilly - The enemy is at the gates!

A warning for Opensim forum owners and bloggers! Opensim faces a dire new threat - a trojan horse that is set to undermine Opensim.
That threat goes by the name Euro, Eurominuteman, 
Eurominuteman Jamesom, James O'Reilly, James P O'Reilly, EIConsulting Jameson.
Euro posts to blogs, especially Opensim Blogs and drowns them with spam, irrelevant comments, and obscure links.

Bloggers beware, he can render your comments section to a quagmire of irrelevant content, little of which, actually relates to your post. Your blog will be reduced in visibilty in google search results.

Method 1 - Post many comments of questionable relevance 

The title of this blog is Clouds help propel OpenSim growth, another of Maria Korolov's original and well written commentaries of Opensim based worlds.
Of 13 comments, 7 belonged to Eurominuteman. Euro displays his typical strategy - post links to unrelated content. When asked for clarification, he just posts another link to irrelevant material.

Method 2 - discredit Opensim community members

"For the purpose of hypergrid businesses, Maria Korolov’s dubious statistical approach is a dis-service for Opensim." - Eurominuteman, 16 October, 2011
This was in response to Gaga Gracious on Predicting the Metaverse in 2011.
This is an outrageous comment. This is a divide and rule tactic I believe

Method 3 - Google poisoning , diluting Opensim search results with link spamming and comments

Original post:
These are comments to a blog post by Ener Hax on It is worrying that Eurominuteman is permiitted to persist.

Are you a blogger or forum owner that has banned this spammer? If so lets hear from you.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Prokofy Neva - Why is she not an Opensim cancer?

Prokofy Neva writes the Second Thoughts blog about Second Life.
She does not like Opensim, and is devotedly Second Life. She is sort of the Westboro Baptist Church of Second Life.
She is entitled to her opinion, and does not pretend to like Opensim.

We respect that.

Second Thoughts Blog:

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Second Life Shill - Opensource Obscure

Opensource Obscure, at first glance, appears to be an Opensource friendly fellow. But Opensim bloggers and techies should be wary. He will post in your Opensim forum or blog, but at the end of the day it all funnels back to how great and technically wonderful Second Life is.

Take this guy with a grain of salt.

  Opensource Obscure (oobscure on Twitter). He tweets like a Linden. 
 Either that or he is especially benevolent. Some work in soup 
kitchens helping the poor. oobscure helps poor Linden Labs.