Great news today as Wavebrain Bernal has let me know that our proposal to the National Science Foundation to study Sun's work in virtual worlds in both Wonderland and Second Life has been funded and starts on September 15th. With OpenSim now running on Solaris side-by-side with Wonderland, we now can offer customers a multi-world hosted virtual world server certified on a single hardware platform. The NSF work is going to be great fun this year and get some really good work...
Check out the latest updates on the Mixed Reality Teaching and Learning Environment Project collaboration with SunLabs and the Immersion SIG at Essex University in the UK in the video podcast from EUNIS 2008.
It's great to see Bruce getting more good press for his work at Green Wi-Fi in bringing solar-powered networks to the world's more remote regions with the most need to get kids access to the net as source of empowerment, play and learning. An internal engineer is porting the OLPC School Server to OpenSolaris to bundle up with Niagara cool server to power up all those OLPC laptops as part of the mission. Give them a hand if you can or give us a call to get wired up.
NBC's Today show voted Sam's Famous Lobster Roll one of the "Top 5 Sandwiches" in America. Well, Seeley and I both tried one today and I have to say do not hesitate under any circumstances to stop in at Sam's Chowder House if you are even anywhere near Half Moon Bay. I recommend a pint of Bass on tap to go along with it. Thanks Tommy for the recommendation. And, right on the Sea, Perfect.
A Cool day. Meetings, Concall, more email, then Vint Cerf gave a great talk about the net at the Intellectual Dessert. Then, a random stop at Borders and picked up a couple of cool books before a meet-up at University Cafe downtown. First up is Clayton Christensen's new book on learning called Disrupting Class, How Disruptive Innovation will Change the Way the World Learns. My friend Jon gave it a mega thumbs-up and he is a PhD in the subject! The other was an impulse buy on...
Don confirmed today the event is "on" and Sun do Brasil is participating in the first Immersive Education Day to be held on September 27th in Sao Paulo. RSVP in the Immersion SIG or details below to learn more. Obrigado Donizetti, Bruno y Eduardo! Time: September 27, 2008 Location: BRAZIL Street: SAO PAULO City/Town: SAO PAULO Website or Map: http://www.pucsp.br Contact Info: +551134553997 Event Type: CONGRESS Organized By: Donizetti Louro and Aaron Walsh
Get Smart was one of my favorite shows growing up. One of the funniest part was always the "Cone of Silence" that Max would enter to discuss sensitive or secret issues with The Chief. Their system never worked, but ours does.