JDM Special Issue on Virtual Worlds and 3-D Web

Journal of Database Management (JDM) Special Issue on Virtual Worlds and 3-D Web Journal of Database Management (JDM) Impact Factor: 1.854 Immediacy Index: 1.267 Editor-in-Chief: Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.igi-global.com/jdm">www.igi-global.com/jdm</a> Special Issue on Virtual Worlds and 3-D Web Deadline: 19 January 2009 Special Issue Editors Blake Ives, University of Houston Brian Mennecke,…


Read More

Sun’s virtual worlds initiatives.

Sun’s Wonderland and Darkstar projects Wonderland is the client side of the 3D web project pushed by Sun Microsystems (MPK20 initiative). The man behind the project is Kevin Roebuck. Kevin wrote about the project in one of his posts. It is Java based system that supports 3D-based graphics engine, manages world, animation, and avatars in…


Read More

ICCMSN 2008, Day 3.

The last day of the event. First, keynote talk by David G. Green, from Monash University, Australia “Of Ants and Men”. Golden rules – same as ants – humans do not “see” how all the interactions will turn out. Unconscious social trends: example left-handers in sport. Side effects of technology – refrigerator – no need…


Read More

ICCMSN 2008, Day 2.

Second day of the conference – some random notes and thoughts during the talks:  John Eyes, keynote talk. The use of youtube, google, and internet by children to facilitate self-learning, and studying what interests them. John created thedigitalme.info website – created for ideas generation and discussions. Streaming mp3 recordings directly to the website and blogs….


Read More

ICCMSN 2008, Dunedin, Day 1.

Computer mediated social networking conference, held in Otago Museum attracted many people working in the area from NZ, Australia, Japan, Europe. Interesting talks. Keynote address by prof. Martin Purvis: processes are more important that static data; hermeneutic interpretative nature of human knowledge and science, as opposed to mere objectivism; 200bn hours spent on TV watching…


Read More

VPN setup on red

openvpn setup on red: [X] openssl (0.9.8g) installed on red (pkgadd, &lt;SMCossl&gt;) [X] lzo (2.0.3) library installed or red, in /usr/sfw/ (build from sources) [ ] openvpn (2.0.9) failed (building from sources) ./configure –prefix=/usr/sfw –with-ssl-headers=/usr/local/ssl/include –with-ssl-lib=/usr/local/ssl/lib gmake (FAILED with error) No known workaround. Bug report filed for opensolaris. That means we cannot have openvpn running on…


Read More

World45 servers upgrade.

Maintenance log: 12:20 – black server is taken down. Uptime to day: 256 days. Old system: Fedora 5. 1344 packages to be updated. 13:30 – upgrade of black finished – rebooting. Cleaning up post upgrade system: removing obsolete or not-used packages, removing some docs.  Starting up system update (240MB,  199 packages to be updated). More…


Read More