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Second Life : The Book – Out now!

O’Reilly has finally released its book on Second Life, available for pre-order now via Amazon called ‘Second Life : The Official Guide’.

I had heard about a Second Life Hacks book from O’Reilly in the works a while ago. Someone in world had even gone to the trouble of mocking up a book cover ages ago which I saw in a sandbox area, claiming the authors to be the ‘FIC’ (Feted Inner Core). Since all the hack shenanigans on the grid recently, I can’t imagine a ‘hacking’ book will go down well with those who get scared by that term. ‘Hacking’ is not always bad. In fact without it, innovation would find it very hard indeed.

Second Life Hacks MockupSomeone once called me a hacker about 14 years ago. I was rather proud! :) I think they only called me that because I sat down and worked things out by myself, rather than followed ‘official intructions’

There is no spoon!  :)


Who is this ‘kosso’ anyway?

I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

There are currently over 1000 happy and helpful beta testers on the system so far and one client of a white-labelled solution.



@kosso : twitter

  • "Veraciraptor" : Old dinosaur convinced in its own anachronistic version of the truth and reality. Eats people who disagree. #Election2015 1 day ago
  • If I was at a #StarWars do, I'd take lots of inflatable/polystyrene "4's" with me and give them out saying .. 1 day ago
  • The Top 10 Things You Don't Care About But Would Be Momentarily Amazed By If You Clicked A Link In This Tweet Will Blow Your Mind! #suckers 1 day ago
  • #Election2015 I have a very good idea who I don't want. But I have very little idea on exactly who (or what) I DO want. #NoneOfTheAbove 1 day ago
  • Are indiegogo asking me to change my password from being helpful? Or because of a security breach? 1 day ago

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