show #45: the good old days

show #45
show #45

a show full of oldbies today, talking about the rich media landscape in second life ca 2005-2009, led by – in the print section – the intrepid publishing and reporting team at the metaverse messenger.

enjoy & get some perspective, my dear n00bs:

and now please read on for more:

– a sl griefing video gets almost 200k views in a few days:

ebbe at expo engadget gives a super sl pitch

inara about cdn and sl improvements [no worries: monty linden will explain it all next week]

new mesh avatars from vika creations

vika creations diana
vika creations diana

& in-world here

vika explains bodies
vika explains bodies

– our guests alan seeger aka phoenix psaltery [and his five59 publishing]

m2 from april 2007
m2 from april 2007

– kristain paige aka katt kongo

ad to get ads into the m2
ad to get ads into the m2

– donnell king akadagmar kojishi

Metaverse Messenger from 041106
metaverse messenger from april 06

metaverse messenger semi “archive’ on issu

m2 vendor box
m2 vendor box

– m2 news clip from 2006 by katt kongo

<p><a href=”″>M2 SL6B News Clip</a> from <a href=”″>Kristan Hall</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

aimee weber ad in M2 for her preen shop
aimee weber ad in M2 for her preen shop

– the facebook group “second lifers for life”

the m2 2006 year in review issue
the m2 2006 year in review issue

prokofy’s blog if you n00bs dare

working on the m2 hq
working on the m2 hq

some good general history resource on sl

– an old reportage on sl media featuring phoenix and katt [and ira flatow from science friday!!!]

– other media outlets from them good olde days: treet tv [still around though metanomics ain’t], avastar, life4u tv [drax filed for them for a while]

– ole etzel is back with machinima:

– sl go on ipad commercial: it is safe to leave the basement now? really?

madamethespian underhill from the artist repertory theatre

SL swag for original charter members
SL swag for original charter members

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by leap motion, sl go [by onlive], stitcher, paradise lost in second life, botgirl’s identity circus, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, escapades, botanical, death row designs, nantra, angel red cotoure, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises and landscapes unlimited!

special thanks to justin esparza for the show thumbnail today!

music by junivers stockholm.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Both my husband and I have our SL names on that tee-shirt and poster, along with all the other charter members, in teeny tiny little print…hehehe….I’ve not wanted to wear my shirt much because I don’t want the laundering to wear off my name!

  2. Ole says:

    Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.
    We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
    Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho!

  3. good lord, Drax! What did you put in my coffee when we did that interview?! 😉

  4. lokieliot says:

    Regarding the ‘trouble with waterside’ video, i’ve not read any of the reddit posts, but i’d imagine its not the fact its in SL that people find funny, but the reaction of the guy. Film a guy getting pissed off at a customer in Real Life or in virtual worlds, or in any place and people will find it funny and share. From my point of view the Land rep showed a disappointing lack of professionalism towards his potential customers.

    1. Becky says:

      A lack of professionalism… maybe, but given the customer’s refusal to even remotely cooperate with even the most basic instructions… I find the rep’s patients remarkable.

      1. Becky says:

        *patience… he’s not a doctor 🙂

      2. draxfiles says:

        was just gonna say: Becky – what up with your spelling chops :)D

  5. lokieliot says:

    I used to read Alphaville, the messenger and SL Insider which eventually merged with Massively. But they all disappeared or stopped and it was hard to find any good information on what others are doing. But now i’m reading a few blogs, these are the new NEWS sites and both report on all the latest Linden Lab situations, and major SL gossip points. And collects up many news articles about Second Life from a collection of users. It might not be professional Journalism in SL but its what we have, and its user created.

    1. Thanks for the links, lokieliot!

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