Second Life

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    UPDATED: Woodrow's Alum Begs Kickstarter For Another Bar; Plus Three More Insulting Houston Campaigns

    UPDATE (Wednesday, 4 p.m.): According to Little Woodrow's owner Danny Evans, also former owner of Big Woodrow's on Chimney Rock, the man behind the Woodrow's Cypress Kickstarter campaign is not affiliated with the other Woodrow's at all, and he is pursuing legal action against him. Houston Kickstar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Comment Of The Day: Second Life Represent!!

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Before Networking Was Social: Ten Early Social Websites That Are Dead or Dying

    Who needs when we have Facebook?​Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Rid Of Me And Other Great Albums With Truly Hideous Covers

    ​MGMT's new album, Congratulations, comes out in April! We're excited. MGMT's 2008 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, was fantastic, and we can't wait to hear what they've got in store for the follow-up. We're positive it will be awesome, as those weird-ass kids are only going to get weirder as th ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 24, 2009

    Site Scavenging

    Internet content is the "found object" of the 21st century.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Metro's Light Rail, Directed By Martin Scorsese

    Houston METRO Light Rail from on Vimeo Via Swamplot comes pretty, pretty pictures of the proposed light-rail lines Metro is building.See!! Swooping visuals as you zoom in from the skies and glide past trains and Second Life pedestrians!!Hear!! Light-rail trains that sound like Santa's slei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Digitalia: Sarah Elizabeth Foster and Creative Commons

    Whoever said cutting-edge musicians don't come from Houston should meet Sarah Elizabeth Foster. The 26-year-old Houston native now lives in New York, owns a record label (Studio Sarah Records), and just released her debut EP, Gardening from the Ground Up Part 1. Foster used the hotly debated Cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Fight Obesity By Sitting Around Playing A Computer Game

    Some Houston obesity researchers are hoping that overweight people using the Internet will at least visit their virtual clinic to exercise and diet online. If that's tough to understand, it's probably because it doesn't make sense. Actually, Second Life is apparently very popular and virtual peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Jerking Our Chain

    All we wanted was the chance to make a few jokes about one-handed typing. Honest. So our fearless blog editor gets an e-mail from a PR company about a new porno site called Red Light Center. Think "X-rated Second Life." He asks if I want to write anything up for this venerable blog, but then we d ... More >>