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Oct 22, 2018 Posted in Fun >Google by admin

Lively Google – death of Second Life ?

Well i never been fan of those kinds of things. I remember when around 97 when irc was main place to talk with people Microsoft tried to make ‘Live’ version of it with WinChat. You could make Your own comic there, and all people speaking were characters You choosen. Anyways, time passed and now we are back. I hear more and more about ideas of customizing and making internet a 3d world that u can walk on and penetrate.

Second Life is a big hit in the world. People from various countries use the service every day and it gains more and more popularity. Our favoorite Google cant be worse, so also decided to make their own customize live thinge. The thing is called “Lively“.

SO how does Google Lively work? You make ur own rooms, add avatars and go through them to meet people. The option is we can make our own world and insert it to our website so everybody who views it can enter the world we made. At the moment this works under new IE and Firefox other web browsers are not supportign the plugin yet.
lively google po polsku

“It’s integrated with the Internet. It’s not an alternate destination,” said Niniane Wang, Google’s engineering manager for the project. “Our intention is to add to your existing life.”

Integration with the ordinary Internet takes several forms. For one thing, you can pipe in content hosted elsewhere on the Internet, including photos or videos. For another, you can embed your Lively area into your blog or, using widgets Google has written, on Facebook Web pages now and MySpace pages later. And you can e-mail your friends a normal Web address to get them to join.

With Lively, you can set up you own online spaces–rooms, grassy meadows, desert islands, or, in the demo version I tried, simulated Silicon Valley office parks. You can change the clothing or form of your avatar (that’s your online incarnation, for those of you who missed the Second Life hype). And of course you can chat, do backflips, shake hands, and give high-fives.

The idea is to bring a better social dimension to online interaction, Wang said–something more sophisticated for expressing oneself than an emoticon on an instant-messenger status line.

As usual with Google the technology is free and concurent for others. We will see if Second Life survives

And for the end, something about Google. What do u think? Of Google Master Plan of taking over the world?

Ah and what is a blogging tip here? Not only u make your blog more 2.0, u can also chat to your viewers and it is possible to put links to websites on things inside rooms. Maybe thats new way of SEO?

Originally posted 2008-07-09 18:02:43.

Oct 21, 2018 Posted in Interesting gadgets by admin

Solution for WordPress 2.5 problems

 WordPress is a free blogging system. There are many templates for it and it has many options like calendar, archives, widgets etc.

Probably many of you noticed the new wordpress has some issues.  Many wordpress pluginsare not working – mainly speaking most of them. At least most that i use. The menu is problematic also, i prefer the old one.

So i did the wordpress upgrade and then site stopped working properly. Many templates are not working on
the new blog engine. Updating wordpress 2.0 to 2.5 is simple so i wont write how to do it. Especially that i suggest to redo-it. Okay and how?
Export the database of your blog to make sure nothing is lost. Well this move is obvious.
Then lets install the older version and patches to it. And you know what? Its almost impossible to find.
Hopefully ive had old version download wordpress 2.3.2. Then just install and import Your database. Voila.
To make sure there is no trouble with the ‘super new version’ i suggest to apply this – No update nag plugin
The post was short but concrete. If anybody has other ideas or other issues feel free to comment as usual.
I know the update will come soon, and the wordpress plugins will be updated also. But is it really worth it?

If You do not fix the WordPress api plugins and templates will not work.

Originally posted 2008-04-24 00:09:16.