As one of Second Life's stranger PonyGirls and builders I am an avid user of Boy Lanes Cool Viewer and RLV, if you dont know what all that is I will provide a link in a moment (and a description of what it is, where it takes you and so on).
Her most resent addition to the list of cool things she does is the Shadow viewer, I havent found any shadows yet but Im ripping up everything in SL to look for them....
I WILLL HAVE SHADOWS!!!!!!!! I must have them, I want them I need them and I will keep digging till I find one.
Second Life (and other grids) for those who haven't seen it, or heard of it for that mater, is the beginning of the future of the internet, it is how we will be living and already a lot of us are, with people on the other side of the world.
It is a virtual reality environment divided up into a "grid" IE: Lots of squares (known as sims, or simulators) of land that you can walk around, fly, drive, or what ever in. There is an inworld economy linked directly to real world economy so its actually possible to make a living there and many do.
Cool Viewer is in my experience the most stable, and fastest way of being inworld, less crashes, better frame rate, and the building tools are better in many ways, that's a bunch of details....
Here is Boy Lane's site (Windows, yah yah yah, its embarrassing I hate it too):http://my.opera.com/boylane/blog/
Hyang Zhao's site for Macs:http://hyangreflections.blogspot.com/
For the main Cool Viewer and Henri Beauchamp Linux version go here:http://sldev.free.fr/
Ok... all that aside, you need to make an account before you can get into the Second Life Grid to do that go here, and yes the website can be annoying:http://secondlife.com/
Good luck with all that, theres more too, and I will add that as I go... for now this is the first blog I have ever made and Im about to see what THAT button does.
Oh yah, this is a picture of a friend of mine in Second Life, in the PonyGirl Sim Blue Otis: