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Croquet Metaverse Web Showcase on WordPress

In November, I joined Croquet as a Developer Relations Engineer. Shortly after I joined, we launched a product called Metaverse Web Showcase. The goal of Web Showcase is to allow people to embed free, multiuser, 3D Metaverse worlds into their existing websites without giving control of their content to third parties like Meta or Amazon. Around 42% of the Web is built on top of WordPress, so one of our engineers quickly started working on…

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The State of the Metaverse, December 2022

There exists no formal definition of “the metaverse,” and no one individual or organization controls it. The metaverse is bigger than a single application, and it doesn’t look, feel, play, or sound like any one thing. It’s best to define the metaverse as a collection of organizations, tools, applications, and hardware, all of which serve a similar purpose. At the end of this post, I’ll introduce my formal definition of the word “metaverse.” For now:…

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Your Guide to Moving and Buying a Home: Part 2

Check out Part 1 of this guide series for exercises and information about deciding where to live and choosing a specific home! You have decided specifically where you’d like to move – perhaps you’ve even found the exact home or apartment in which you’d like to live. What’s next? In this second part of Your Guide to Moving and Buying a Home, you’ll be able to answer the following questions: What are the best ways…

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The Best Methods for Wall-Hanging Frames, Shelves, TVs, and More

In this post, I’ll teach you several different products that I’ve confidently used to hang objects safely and securely on the wall of your home, from light frames to heavy televisions and more. Let’s jump right in. Photo Frames, Posters, and Other Light Objects TL;DR: Use 3M Command Strips ($19, Amazon). Best Option – Command Strips In most of the cases where you are hanging a photo frame, a poster, or another similar light object,…

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Wall-Mount a TV into Metal Studs with Confidence

If you live in a large apartment building or high-rise built within the past 20 years, it’s very likely that your building is framed with metal studs. Follow these detailed instructions to learn how to confidently mount a television or other heavy object to the metal studs behind your drywall. Other tutorials that I found for this project didn’t go into the level of detail that made me feel comfortable. Using the technique below, I…

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From Hello World to Production: A Path to Web Development Success

I work for High Fidelity, a technology company currently building an API that allows developers to integrate 3D, spatialized audio into their applications. I recently wrote a blog post for us, and I’d like to share it here as well: About 4.66 billion people use the Internet regularly – that’s over half of Earth’s population. Users’ time is split between content on social media, news sites, mobile apps, and more. Often, Web browsers like Google…

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On Learning, Language, and Psychology…

Within the past six months, I somehow stumbled upon LESSWRONG and added its feed of posts to my RSS reader of choice. Recently, I came across the following post, and it deeply moved me: Mark Eichenlaub: How to develop scientific intuition This post itself is a beautiful gem, but I found the real treasure trove in Mr. Eichenlaub’s answer to this Quora question: Do grad school students remember everything they were taught in college all the time?…

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