Thursday, December 1, 2016

OpenSim and Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The other day I was talking about Linux and OpenSim, as I had mentioned most everything happens on the Windows platform first, if you are like me I don't really care for Windows very much, however there are some things that I need and are only available on that platform.

    So let's get back to Mint Linux, if you are new to Linux, you can not go wrong with Mint, it comes in 5 different versions, 4 of them are standard Ubuntu forks, and 1 the LMDE is pure Debian, not recommended for newbee's.

     Depending on your computer's hardware you have to make a choice between the XFCE, Mate, KDE or the Cinnamon desktop User Interface. XFCE is the lowest resource hungry followed closely by MATE, both of them are similar enough to Windows 7 you should have no problem getting up and running without much fuss. KDE is a trip, steep learning curve but very powerful and it is resource hungry, it has a large footprint and can tend to slow things down a bit, until you learn it's eccentricities and turn off all of the flashy graphics stuff no one needs, the newest version not so much as the last one, but still if you are new to Linux I would avoid it. Cinnamon is another resource hog and a lot of people compare it to Windows7, personally i don't see the connection, it is definitely unique, and extremely easy to accumulate  yourself with and use, but you will need a fairly powerful box in order to get the fullest advantages.

    So to sum things up, if you are new to Linux I am going to definitely recommend XFCE for pure speed, and MATE for the best familiarity ease of use and the closest to a Windows7 experience I have found so far.

     If you are looking for an all in one multi media package I have to recommend UbuntuStudio, it is ready to go right out of the box with just about everything you will need for most anything related to creativity, it is based on XFCE and lighting fast with most everything you can throw at it, be sure to stick with the LTS ( Long Term Support ) version ( currently 16.04.x )

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I have removed the annoying Google Advertising from this blog in protest

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what, anyone that has regularly read this blog has had to put up with those annoying ADSense garbage advertisements. Well guess what since I recently called out COMCAST Cable for being the bastards that they actually are, Google has seen fit to pull my advertising content.

    Good, as far as I am concearned they can go jump in the lake.
 LOL it's not like I actually made any RL money of of it. I guess they are penalizing me.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Linux or Windows Client ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what, every now and then I get someone ask's me about the Linux vs. Windows deal.

The only advice I can actually give anyone is....

Use what you are familiar with.

    Personally I am a Linux person, but that does not mean it is the best solution, in reality the majority of issue's currently being resolved within the OpenSim community will take place under the Windows platform first, and hopefully migrate down to Linux.

    The funny thing is most of the servers are running Linux, I have yet to see a Mac server, and that's no surprise, Apple seem's to be obsessed with milking their I-Phone platform until there is nothing left, and has had very little real innovation in the desktop platform for such a long a period of time,they are rapidly becoming irrelevant, and an overpriced joke within some circles.

    On the Windows side of thing's Win10 really got off to a shakey start, and the Windows 10 Home version just blows huge chunks of beaver barf, the Pro version is a definite must have, but you will still have to spend a lot of time tweaking it in order to stop all the telementary ( Spying on You ) issue's.

    That is one of the reasons I use Linux, and I have to say I am a died in the wool Debian based person, which has filtered down to Ubuntu and Mint.

    If you are new to Linux, and just testing the water's, I am going to have to recommend Mint Linux, it is not my personal choice, and I don't use it, however I can honestly say, 9 out of 10 times everything will just work right out of the box. You can find it here.  https://linuxmint.com/

JayR Cela:_)

Monday, November 28, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : United States ISP Monopolies

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ?

     I am sick and tired of the bastard Monopolies we as OpenSim foundling grid providers have to do battle with.

    Now that we have a Megla Maniac President Elect set to deregulate everything under the Sun, and let just not take into account the fact the man has not paid personal income tax's in over 18 years.

     We are about to get screwed again !

Wake Up People !!!

JayR Cela :(

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Dealing with your ( ISP ) Internet Service Provider's Bull Shit !!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok let's get one thing straight right off the bat, trying to deal with theses ass holes over the telephone is an exercise in total frustration, that may lead to a heart attack, as you get put on hold, by Nancy employee ID # H8% or Calvin J5_ ,

    In this case I am singling out one of the most hated companies in the United States of America.

COMCAST CABLE

    They tell me I can not run a server because they use DHCP for adressing, which is bull shit, I have had the same supposedly randomly assigned IP address assigned to my account for the past 10 years, so WTF, why don't they just make it a static address.

    This company is unbelievable, not only do they hold a total monopoly in the majority of the US area's they provide service too, the people they employ, ( although well meaning ) don't have a clue as to what the hell is going on, and the usual solution is to put you on hold, and then the automated telephone system conveniently disconnect's.

    I just spent 2 hours with half a dozen yo-yo's trying to resolve a billing issue. The semi final result is, tomorrow I will have to get in the car and drive to the regional service center and talk to someone in person, and have some more fun dealing with an under paid subordinate, who is more and likely pissed off because they are only making minimum wage, and could really give a rat's ass about any ones problem, other than their own inability to pay the bills and put food on the table for their own family.

    The Bottom Line here is, don't waste your time trying to deal with a problem over the telephone, you need to actually speak to someone face to face, right up front, present your issue, demand to speak with a supervisor, and let that person deal with being put on Telephone Hell Holding Pattern  trying to contact someone that can resolve the issue.

JayR Cela :(

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Virtual Reality Headset's : No Account for people with Disabilities

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The rather recent rush of enthusiasm to Virtual Reality headset's, seem to have left a large portion of our RL society off into the cold.

    You must be in a standing position in order for the majority of them to function properly, what the hell does that mean for people in wheelchairs ?

    I am going to state this again VR Headset's are a waste of time, both monetary and research wise. The simple fact that they are a Hodge podge conglomeration of using an existing ( Dumb Ass ) Smart Phone and some ridiculous mask, tethered to a powerful computer is a total no go just waiting to happen.

    Save your money and wait for the Augmented Reality Eye Glass's.

     I am not a Windows person, but I have to admit, the HaloLens will blow all this current crap VR head set infatuation right into the lake, and that's where it belongs.

JayR Cela

Kokua Viewer for OpenSim : Killer Start : Needs a lot of Work

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Let me start off with saying that the newest version of the Kokua is hands down the winner at rezzing stuff within 128 meter viewing distance, but that's where it end's. Anything 256 meter or beyond that is Mesh or Sculptie just seems to bunch up into a flat piece of nothing.

    It is interesting to note that I do not observe this same behavior with the Singularity or FireStorm viewer's, and that's odd, because FS is V3 based, and Singularity is V1 or a SnowGlobe fork.

    I am still waiting to see what Cinders can pull off with the next version of Alchemy, as it's current version seem's to be exhibiting the same problem's as Kokua.

JayR Cela


Saturday, October 29, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid Vs. Project Sansar : A cruel Joke or 1 Finale nail in the coffin for Linden Lab?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Please do not forgive me when I state again that Project Sansar is a dead before it launch's bet at best. If you have something intelligent to say that contradict's  my way of thinking, please feel free to state your case.
   
    I had to laugh the other day watching  Ebbe Linden demonstrating to members of the Wall Street elite how to move furniture around his Virtual apartment, all the while trying to keep his balance, and not fall flat on his face from tripping or slipping on some random object on the RL floor surface beneath his feet.

    Let's get real !

JayR Cela :_)


OpenSim : HyperGrid : Singularity 1.8.7.6866 : Ubuntu 16.04 : Crash Problems Solved : Final - Final Update

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ? / Sometimes I feel that I am beyond hope. The constant crashing while using the newest stable release of the 64bit Singularity viewer 1.8.7.6866 for OpenSim, is a nagging problem that has practically driven me to the point of being a really certifiable  crazy person. I am only mildly insane right now, but this lil bugger is a trip.

    Logging in with any Ubuntu based system and Singularity has always resulted in random crash's, so the only solution I found to be adequate was to install the necessary 32bit lib's and use 1.8.6.7

 So the other day I was playing around with the Yackety release of Ubuntu 16.10, and it hit me.

   The Mono-Complete package needs to be installed on the host computer.  I also added the Monodevelop meta package.

    Now before you go jumping for joy, and if you followed some of my previous post's trying to solve this problem, you may have a total mess of unnecessary and possibly conflicting lib files that could muck things up even worse. LOL / sorry about that / but - oh well :_)

    I have added Mono-Complete to 3 computers / 2 of them are Kubuntu 16.04.1 and a Mint 18.x Mate, box,  all three of them run without a hitch.

    Haaa-haaaa-ha / now I can finally put this issue to rest and find something else to complain about.

JayR Ceal :_)

P.S. This is my Final - Final - Final update on this issue. / LOL :_)


Monday, October 17, 2016

OpenSim : Hypergrid : The Call for a New Viewer : Good or bad Idea ? Tear Off Window Support : A Must !!

By Avatar JayR Cela


    OK let me start off with this, I fail to understand why we do not have tear off windows, for crying out loud if someone can't solve this issue. Then you may as well stick with the spaghetti code.


    This issue has been explained to me by a friend that sometimes comment's here upon my rambling nonsense, and why it can not be done.

     If thats the case, then dump the code and move forward, the new seemingly movement towards a HTML Browser based viewer is just insane. Without building capabilities, that's not good.

    A New Viewer can turn out to be a total nightmare.

     It is totally someone not getting something together that the current viewer's being developed do not have Tear Off Window support. Come on, who is running this Bozo Show ? Every single program in the world has tear off window support.

      So we either fix it, or let it Rest In Peace.

JayR Cela