Daily Archives: November 28, 2006

Coming up: new stuff for WMB

We just announced some goodness around WebSphere Message Broker. In particular, there’s a set of ease-of-use enhancements to the toolkit and some new functionality for Web Services.

It all looks very exciting indeed. Should arrive just in time for Christmas 🙂

In the meantime, take a look at all this other stuff:

Game Tomorrow

The current front-page feature on ibm.com mentions one of the blogs that I contribute to – Game Tomorrow – and also discusses Second Life.

IBM is involved in all of the new games consoles, is huge in the chip market, and is on the cutting edge of all of the current developments. Exciting stuff. Especially for a lowly WebSphere consultant… 😉

[non-Flash version of the ibm.com feature]

[PDF version of the ibm.com feature]

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Plazes meets Google Earth

Over at the Plazes blog, there’s a cool post entitled Plazes + Google Earth

My favourite location-awareness application (aside from Sametime 7.5) now enables you to use Google Earth to browse the location data. So, for instance, if you were to look at it right now – this second – you’d see my head hovering over a hotel somewhere north of Regents Park. Very cool.

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Second Life roundup

Some interesting things from Second Life:

  • the property mogul Anshe Chung has made her first, real, million. It was page 3 news in the Metro, the free London morning paper. In theory, thousands of Londoners will create themselves Second Life accounts today, in the hope of making a mint. Maybe not though, since this is in the “Weird” category on the Metro website…
  • Linden Lab have announced some significant changes around the visibility of Friends in the next update (tentatively, tomorrow). This is certainly welcome news. You can now set more granular controls as to whether people can see you online, and on the map – bringing an end to “mapping” whereby someone can teleport in to your business meeting or presentation.
  • As part of the same update, all private islands are going to become visible on the world map. Interesting!

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