Introducing a new category "SL:" to make finding relevant articles easier for my Second Life friends.
I have been looking at an alternative to Second Life where I can host my own virtual world just for practicing building etc with no lag or outages.
The project I found was OpenSim -
Wikipedia has more on Open Simulator -
Here is some info' on setting it up -
I'm still in the throes of getting it set up right, but meanwhile, I disovered that there is another project which ties all these private virtual world servers together in a grid -
A handy place for getting a quick overview of all this is - http://planet.opensim.us/
(not often you see a '.us' suffix)
Lest you think all this Second Life stuff is just a game and not a genuine virtual reality, I will mention that I got offered a full-time Real Life/Second Life job last week as a scripter (programmer) on a major project with a real company, I think I'm going for it.