AOs — Animation Over-riders — are popular scripted items in Second Life and OpenSim that replace the built-in system animations for walking, running, sitting, and other basic motions, but they usually bog down servers. I have written a drop-in replacement script that uses a feature of OpenSim to make these
Mike Higgins -- Kayaker Magic in-world -- is a prolific builder of scripted items in OpenSim. He has a store on the Kitely Market and a blog about his products. He is a frequent submitter of bug reports to the OpenSim developers and has dabbled in the OpenSim source code. He has given talks at the Open Simulator Community Conference about topics like scripting weapons and the true need for a physics engine. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.