Ugh… still fighting something between a cold and flu…
The main channel is getting a restart but will continue to run version #17.12.01.511131 rolled out 12/12.
All three RC channels with get version #18.01.08.511751. This change is declared to have internal logging improvements.
The Main viewer remains version 18.104.22.1689906. We first saw this version as a RC candidate in week #47 as a Maintenance version. It promoted to the main viewer in week #49.
Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 22.214.171.1241732 – This is an update from 126.96.36.1991248 which we saw in week #48.
Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 188.8.131.520148 – Another update. Replacing version 184.108.40.2060123 out week #51.
Second Life Voice Viewer version 220.127.116.110039 – Last updated in week #50.
Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 18.104.22.1686743 – no update since week #27.
Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 22.214.171.1240058 – Last updated in week #49.
Second Life Project Render Viewer version 126.96.36.1991604 – has updated from version 188.8.131.521446 released week, #50.
AS of this morning the Wolfpack version of the viewer has disappeared. As this is a version of the main viewer with additional data reporting, I think we can expect it back when the main viewer next updates.
Black Dragon 2.9.9 & 2.9.9B ar a couple of new bug fix releases.
Still no word on a Firestorm release.
Hamlet has an important article about Gachas in SL and ‘lootboxes’ in other games. Seems governments are deciding there is an element of gambling involved. So, they are getting involved and passing laws. Kiss more of your freedoms good-bye.
The Lindens are working closing the exploits that allow copying of illegal gachas, and other stuff. But, there is no serious protection for any digital material. So, all we can hope for, is better, not fixed.
Bitcoin & URL Shortners – This is interesting. Cyberzon is pointing out URL shorteners are using your computer to mine bitcoins for others. For the details and tips to protect your computer see: Beware: URL shorteners are equipped with web mining scripts.
CES & Ready Player One – CES is the Consumer Electronics Show running 1/9 to 1/12 in Las Vegas. This year Intel and Linden Lab have collaborated to build Aech’s Garage, a duplicate of the set used in Speilberg’s upcoming Ready Player One. For more details see Sansar News’s Exclusive: First Pictures from Aech’s Garage, the Ready Player One Movie Experience in Sansar.