I finished downloading metaverse messenger archives today and was able to use the search feature in the Adobe Reader to search the text of all PDF’s at once. I found my “Resident of the Week” spotlight in M2 Vol. 2 No. 26 (February 27, 2007), page 7 and 22. In the article, I mention that I would like to see images used to store mesh information. The exact thing came true just a few months later on the preview grid. So the question is, would I have a right to patent and license the intellectual idea since I came up with the idea first in a public forum?
Here is my response to what I hoped to see in the future of SL upgrades.
I would like to see the ability to upload mesh objects to apply to our basic prims in the same way we can apply images from our inventory. Compressed, simple meshes would be about the same file size as an image, so the only limiting factors are how to texture them and apply physics. It would be amazing to see what kind of avatars people come up with. Besides that, the ability to edit notecards with Rich Text formatting or HTML so that we can support unicode better, make text different colors, centered, bold, underlined, and also have inline images and links that open in your web browser (or in the notecard window itself).
I’m still waiting to see Rich Text Formatting (RTF) in note cards.
Along with that issue, I discovered my name mentioned in a few other issues as well.
M2 Vol. 1, No. 35, Page 14 – I won third place in an Open Rod Tournament on April 9th, 2006 in Neo-Realms Fishing Camp – long before there was a 7 seas fishing game. I still have that trophy in my inventory.
M2 Vol. 3, No 29, Page 32 – DrFran Babcock and Vanilla Jessop feature a set of the best prim wings, featuring a set of wings that my wife had made, and I had scripted (see the wings on page 27 on the lower left of the image).