Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Question of Land Cutting

We have set ourselves a goal to create the most enjoyable Mainland experience that we can. As part of this effort, a few months ago we took action to limit Ad Farming (especially adverts that are intended solely to drive … Continue reading

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New Members of the Executive Team

Greetings all! As those of you who follow Linden Lab have probably noticed, I’ve been expanding the executive team since I joined in May, 2008.  Each hire has been focused on major initiatives within the Lab designed to make Second … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements & News, Creativity & Ideas, Grid Stability and Reliability | 4 Comments

Weekend Grid Support

Before we hit the weekend, I wanted to update you on our progress on Grid stability. We have taken a number of major steps this past week to improve database performance, which included offloading high impact queries to slave databases, … Continue reading

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Education Support Faire Opens this Weekend

Hello! On January 10th we announced the inaugural Education Support Faire. The goal of the Faire is to bring together educators, academics, and students to explore the support mechanisms available to Residents who use Second Life to enhance real world … Continue reading

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Improvements to mapping and upgrade to SLurl.com

Hi all! For those wondering generally what I’ve been up to, I said in earlier transition announcements from CEO to Chairman that I wanted to get back into engineering and the design of Second Life in a more hands-on way.  … Continue reading

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Grid Emergency Maintenance

I blogged earlier this week in response to our grid outages over this past weekend. We have put enormous efforts into fine tuning the data layer, specifically in optimizing queries and cleaning up the data structure. However, there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements & News, Bugs & Fixes, Grid Stability and Reliability | 2 Comments

XStreet SL and OnRez to Join Linden Lab!

Xstreet SL and OnRez to Join Linden Lab! Today we are very happy to share some exciting news with you: Linden Lab has acquired Xstreet SL and OnRez – the two leading Web-based marketplaces for buying and selling creations for … Continue reading

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