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Conference appearance @ ISOC-IL Conference

I gave a short talk today (in Hebrew) at the Israeli Internet Association conference (Kfar Hamacabia – Ramat-Gan, Israel).

The topic of my talk was Scripting in Second Life, and you can watch my presentation here:

I was invited to make a guest appearance at Dr. Sivan Yesha’s day long intro session to the metaverse titled “The 3D3C Metaverse: A New Medium Is Born”. This was part II of my Second Life 101 session. The presentation was accompanied by real time demonstrations inside Second Life.

Watch the previous presentation – Construction 101 here.
Also, check out the conference web site: www.isoc.org.il/conf2008
or visit Dr. Sivan Yesha at his web site: www.dryesha.com

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Conference appearance @ SwSTE07

I gave a short talk today (in English) at the IEEE International Conference on Software – Science, Technology and Engineering (Daniel Hotel – Herzliya, Israel).

The topic of my talk was Construction in Second Life, and you can watch my presentation here:

I was invited to make a guest appearance at Dr. Sivan Yesha’s special 4 hours tutorial titled “The 3D3C Metaverse: A New Medium Is Born”. The presentation was accompanied by real time demonstrations inside Second Life. It was fun!

Check out the conference web site: www.iltam.org/swste07,
or visit Dr. Sivan Yesha at his web site: www.dryesha.com

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Hebrew UI for Second Life

I’ve prepared an interesting case study about the localization of applications, and translated the Second Life UI to Hebrew in the process.

I’ve translated much of the XML based UI from English to Hebrew, and explored the possibility of a complete UI rearrangement (Hebrew is a Right-to-Left language). I’ve also researched modern tools to unpack and modify hard coded information inside executables (Resource Hacker by Angus Johnson is a nice, old and free example for that).

In my presentation (in front of a general audience crowd) I’ve explained the history of string storage in software, and used Second Life as an example for modern localization. To illustrate my point I’ve used some images from my own private stash, including a screenshot of the Cheat Machine (by a Forest Software) superb executable header [Slide 04], the Light Speed Cheat Editor [Slide 02], a PKLITE Header viewed in Norton Commander [Slide 03] and other 90’s/DOS goodies.

Among other interesting stuff, the presentation features some screenshots of my own applications [Slides 10 & 14] and of course screenshots of the Second Life Hebrew UI [Slides 11-13]. Please take the time to enlarge this presentation (Right click the presentation and select Zoom In, or use the built in zoom feature in your web browser).

UPDATE (April 13, 2008): Looking for Cheat Machine? Get it here.

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