Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Real Life : Spy In Your Pocket : Purse

By Avatar JayR Cela
     It is beyond me how many people are so stupid to own so called Smart Devices.

     They are nothing more than electronic spy's.

It is Obvious that I am a Nut Case....
Or The only Sane Person in the room.

JayR Cela :_(

Saturday, March 4, 2017

OpenSim : HyperGrid : FireStorm Viewer : Clearing Up Some Minor Annoyances With Debug : Select and Drag Distance

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This is going to be a short post dealing with something that has been bothering me for a while now, and is the main reason I prefer the Singularity viewer over FS for building with really large prims on huge parcels of land. And the good news is that these shortcomings are very easy to resolve.

    I am going to give a warning here, the Debug Settings seems to be a scary thing, and it can cause numerous problems if you don't know what you are doing, however there is no need to worry with these two tip's.

    Open your FireStorm viewer and log into you favorite grid of choice, press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S this will open your Debug Settings window, in the search bar type in the word "limit" scroll down a bit to LimitDragDistance and LimitSelectDistance, change these values from their default TRUE value to FALSE.

    Now I must warn you, you need to be careful with your new found abilities, it can be very easy to inadvertently drag things right off the screen into virtual world oblivion / haaa haa / or wherever they disappear to, no one seems to know for sure where they go. But that is another story in itself.

JayR Cela :_)  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Seems as if the Singularity Viewer is Back Into the Swing of Things

By Avatar JayR Cela :

     My favorite viewer of choice ( at least for building ) is Singularity, second is FireStorm, and I am just dying to get my hands on the newest Alchemy viewer once a Linux version becomes available, Kokua is nice but I seldom use it, CoolVL no comment :_(

    Anyways since sadly Latif Chalifa passed away last year, until recently the development seems to have been dormant, not so now. I am happy to say that the Team Singularity seems to be pushing out a number of new updates on a semi regular basis, for Linux : Mac : Windows,  They just released x86_64- and it is a great Test release, however I still am getting : "packet_out_of_order" error messages on the console with a small amount of grids that I have been trying to join. If you are experiencing the same, my recommendation  is to just use the FireStorm viewer.

    Now the Grids I belong to that are not showing these same errors, Singularity really shines threw  for my purposes, and that is Prim Building, you simply cannot beat it.

    So in closing, if you are a Prim Builder and would like to give the newest test versions of the Singularity viewer a try, you can drop on by the Alpha build(s) page.


JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

OpenSim Showdown : with : SecondLife and Sansar : It's About to Heat Up !

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Well here I am back again today to rant and rave about the Hordes of a rising OpenSim populace exiting SecondLife for greener pastures, and Linden Lab's old SL platform that will be retired eventually.

     LOL / Now if you can believe that, than you are a real Trip ! / SecondLife is not going to go away because of the Sansar Project, it will be completely overwhelmed by OpenSim, and the HyperGrid.

     The year 2017 is going to be really interesting as far as Virtual World's technologies are concerned. I am predicting a huge competition between VR and AR headsets sometime around October of 2018,  my personally feelings are that VR ( Virtual Reality Headsets ) will ultimately fail, falling wayside to the AR ( Augmented Reality Glasses )

       Anyways, I have been reading recent articles posted on various blogs blaming the recent slow and agonizing death of SeconLife is due to Project Sansar's upcoming debut.

      Bull Shit !!

     People just got fed up with coughing up all the unnecessary $$$$$

     Is Plain And Simple, OpenSim provides everything necessary for many creative and extremely talented people to partake in what once was an entirely closed, manipulated and costly system, $295.00 US. per month.

      Let's take a look at the new Options we now have in OpenSim. Phenomenal service at a fraction of the cost ( depending upon the service provider ) The ability to import mesh and sculpts creations and export them as well, entire sim's for as low as $8.00 US. per month. HyperGrid along with several market place(s) most notably Kitely.

    There is one thing that OpenSim really lacks, that SecondLife provides. The easy ability to meet and associate with like minded people. In SecondLife it is a simple matter of browsing the web site or using the in-world browser search feature. OpenSim ? well the search feature built into the current available selection of client's is usually just barely functional.

    Just something to think about.

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How Smart is your ( Dumb Ass for Owning One ) Phone ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Oh boy, I am opening up a can of worms here. The powers that may be please forgive me, I refuse to surrender my life to the Cloud and constant surveillance, therefore I must be some sort of malcontent unwilling to conform to the Mega-Corporate Will of Bend Over and Get Ready for the BIG Screw.

     I don't know about you, but there is no way in Hell I will waste money on a so called Smart Phone, they are nothing more than electronic spy's.

    So let's talk about how Smart your phone actually is, well recent studies I have read say that about 30% of the cheap ass Android based pieces of crap throwaway once the contract has run out are loaded with Spyware, MalWare, Phishing Scams, Keyloggers, ect... ect...

     Now let's talk about Smart Pay with your marvelous hand held devices, OK now every movement you make every purchase, any movement via GPS is recorded in the cloud.

      And Government's around the world are putting a lot of pressure on the service provider's to keep the records intact for a minimum of 12 months. The British are the worst of the Descending Totalitarian Leader's Pig's in Disguise, they claim Security and safety will only be achieved by constant surveillance of everything.

     Well what the hell, we may as well just up and move to North Korea. How about MicroSoft and Cortana and Windows 10.

       FU** everytime I do a Cumulative Update, I need to go back and see what MS in all their Greedy Wisdom has decided to change. Apple is no better. I will never purchase anything from Apple, number one they are the most High Value Company in the entire world, yet they pay virtually nothing in tax's, kinda sounds like the recent USA President Elect ( and Mentally Ill ) Donald Trump, who somehow seems to relish in the fact that he has evaded the tax man for 18 years, and who in his twisted mind seem's to be addicted to Twitter.

I am just Ranting today.

But it is time to WAKE UP People !!

Never Mind / LOL :_)

JayR Cela

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Phoenix-FireStorm : Who Says it is for SecondLife Only ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     The newest version of FireStorm ROCKS !!! - Big Time ! I know some OS folks are put off with FS because the viewer is married to SecondLife. However this new version is as close to flawless as it is going to get.

JayR Cela :_)

Ubuntu 16.04.x updating with Ubuntu Studio Repositories : Not recommended for the Novice Linux User : Stay Tuned

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well I had really wanted to document the proper procedure of adding the Ubuntu Studio repositories to ChaletOS, I have since determined that unless the reader is familiar with  using the command line and tracking down bug's, it's not be worth the effort.

    The reason being that ChaletOS, even though it uses Ubuntu Xeniel repositories, under the hood it is actually Debian 8. This is a big disappointment for me, because once it is done correctly, the system really rocks.

    Perhaps one day I will, document the entire procedure, but a lot of it really seems to have something to do with your particular hardware, the version of Ubuntu or one of its fork's, and the fact that Debian is not Ubuntu, Ubuntu is an enhanced Debian, as in Mint is an enhanced Ubuntu, and things can get rather messy if you don't have a firm understanding of what the hell is going on, especially when you start adding PPA's to the mix.

    So a generic breakdown of adding Ubuntu Studio to a base Ubuntu based Linux distro ( It should work with Mint Linux just fine ) First things first, Do Not Back Up Your Computer ! Image it !

    If you don't understand the difference, then stop right here, or backup all your important stuff first and just go on ahead, download and install Ubuntu Studio.

    I'll be back in the next day or so, with either a proper procedure, or some other silly stuff, perhaps a rant. / LOL :_)

See ya soon, and thanks for reading my blog.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

OpenSim : Linux and Screen Tearing : The Ultimate Fix : for Nvidia based display graphics

By Avatar JayR Cela

    For the past several years I have been wanting to do some in-world filming, however Linux is notorious for it's X-11 Nvidia combination Horizontal  Screen Tearing issues. I'm not speaking about the new upcoming X-11 replacement Wayland, that is a relatively new screen render standard still under heavy development, it looks very promising but in my opinion still a couple of years off before reaching critical mass with all Linux distributions.

    A few days ago I ran across an excellent article in the on-line publication Freedom Penguin, by author Matt Hartley, that address's this issue with a permanent fix that actually works. I have tested this on 4 Linux Box's all of them Debian-Ubuntu based, (although it will work with other distribution as well) and thought I should pass along a link so anyone reading this blog can take advantage of his exceptionally well written description on how to perform this extremely easy fix to a seemingly age old problem. You can read it in full by following the link below.


JayR Cela :_)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

OpenSim Hypergrid : Why Do I still Need Windows 10 : When I have Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I gonna start this off by saying if you have Win10 Home Edition, you should seriously consider upgrading to Win10 Pro.

    Personally I have no love for Windows10, I use it because I have to for such increasingly decreasing reasons. To me it is a dual boot pain in the ass I only visit on Patch Tuesdays for the ridiculous cumulative update process that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour or more to complete. Total garbage.

     Why do I still need it for OpenSim ?

      Good question, that I do not have an answer for, most all the servers I see in OS HG are Linux based. Actually an unofficial count is about 50/50

     I just cannot wrap myself around Win10, perhaps it is the same reason i just will never purchase any product from Apple. Each time I do a cumulative update on Win10, I need to go through my privacy settings and see what sort of telemetry settings have been changed back to defaults, of spying on everything I do. Screw these people, I'm tired of the games.

    It is such a pain in the ass, and is not even worth keeping the system up to date. And the biggest joke is the only time I actually use Windows10 is on the infamous Patch Tuesday. / LOL :_) So why bother ?

    Because there are some programs I use that only work properly under the native environment. I recently heard OZ Linden from Linden Lab ( SecondLife ) make the naive comment that in order for Linux User's to still be able to use voice chat, they should use Wine.

    This is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever heard yet from anyone in LL besides Ebbie Linden and his saying Project Sansar will be a big success.

    Oz obviously has no idea or has never even used Wine within a Linux environment, he is just rattling off some well known talking or bullet points.

    The bottom line is !!

You do not need Windows.

JayR Cela

OpenSim : Linux : Hardware : AMD-Radion or Intel and Nvidia ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well, before I touch of a firestorm of insult's, let me just say that AMD makes some great most Bang for the Buck stuff you can buy. But there CPU's always have run HOT !! extreme heat, and the Radeon video cards have usually had lousy driver's, however the new open source versions are proving to be much better than the official AMD versions.

    Personally I think that most of their stuff is Meh, who really cares.

    I would rather spend the extra money and buy an Intel CPU and Motherboard ( if you can still find one besides a server based version )  and a Nvidia based GPU. Seems as if Intel abandoned the Motherboard business several years ago, so Asus at this point in time seems to be the best bet for reliability, I would steer clear from anything under the GigaByte brand name. EVGA perhaps, but I lost faith in them recently for having shoddy cooling fans on their high end video cards that seem to have a pen-chance for failing  just after the 3 year warranty expires, supposedly this has changed this past year with them switching from a sleeve  design to dual ball bearing based fans, supposedly their Motherboards are really high end stuff. PNY I like this company, everything comes with a 1 year Warranty until you register, then you get 3 years, and they are based in the USA.

     If you are into OpenSim and building your own computer, or purchasing a new one, I would avoid anything AMD, or off the wall brand names you have never heard of.

Asus, Intel, Nvidia, PNY

That's my thought's.

JayR Cela :_)