Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Virtual Worlds : Living In a 32bit World : WHY ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    My criticisms and praise of the platform SecondLife and other Open Sim based virtual worlds are all established here in this blog, I sometime wonder why I even bother any longer, especially when it remains a 32bit world. What's the problem here ? Are there even any 32bit computers still running out there in the wild ?

    If Linden Lab and the Open Sim world really want to get serious about Virtual Reality, 32bit is a dead end street. So why is it that Dev's continue to pump out outdated and soon to be obsolete 32bit code ?

    If you really want to see a truly 64bit viewer in action, try out NiranV's Black Dragon Viewer @  http://niranv-sl.blogspot.com/

    I'm not saying this is the best viewer available, but the Avatar in SL NiranV has done more than anyone else I am aware of to promote the use of 64bit as the de-facto standard.

    The Singularity and Kokua viewers are following close behind, FireStorm, ummm I'm still waiting for them to just blow everyone away and hopefully with tear off windows too.

    It is going to take Oz Linden to finally take a stand and embrace 64bit, if he does not do it, then unfortunately it's not gonna happen.

JayR Cela :(

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hyper Grid Is The Future

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I will start out this post with saying one thing, the folk's working behind the scenes at SL are top notch people.

    Upper management is the problem.

    SecondLife is a wonderful place, their recent changes to the TOS are pretty much standard in the industry, in other words screw everyone. I don't know about you, but have you ever bothered to actually read the TOS agreement's to the majority of software you have downloaded ? More and likely not.

    SecondLife is truly an amazing technological feat, no one can deny that. However Open Sim and Hyper Grid are the future.

*nuff said*

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SecondLife : Are You Thinking Of Leaving ? : Where Should You Go ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    So you are thinking of leaving SL, don't feel alone, I've been a resident for 9 years, and I'm fed up, not with the platform, it's the management and legal team in my opinion that are not in touch with reality. They are not the only Big Game In Town any longer.

    Over the years of my writing here on this blog, my opinion's go all over the map, from ranting lunatic to admiring fan-boy, but enough is enough. I'll remain in SL util it actually starts to cost me RL $ or LL simply folds and go's belly up. The creative brain drain has already begun. Mainland and private estates are gradually starting to close their door's and hanging out new shingle's of commerce in various Open Sim Hyper Grid enabled Virtual World Environment's.

   Hyper Grid is the key to keep in mind while considering a new environment to explore. SecondLife much like America On Line of 20 years ago is a go nowhere platform ! When the company providing the servers blatantly steals anything and everything you create in their Virtual World. It's time to look elsewhere.

    New Open Sim Worlds that are Hyper Grid enabled, offer the widest opportunity for content creators, and regular folks as well. I could continue on and recommend one grid or another, but I'm not going to do that, only you can make the decision. The best place to start is by reading 2 Blog's ( other than mine / LOL  :_))

    Maria Korolov's excellent HyperGrid Business Blog @
http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/

    And Thinkerer Selby Evans Blog @
http://www.thinkerer.org/Background/BakSiteMap.htm

   You may want to also take a look at the Hyperica : A Hyper Grid yellow pages of sort's @
http://www.hyperica.com/

   If it's not Hyper Grid enabled, I would steer clear, there is no future in the antiquated Closed Walled Garden approach to Virtual Reality Wolds.

JayR Cela

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Real Life : Virtual Worlds : Religion and Virtual Worlds

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok For any one interested in my twisted mind and thought's, RL is total chaos, Christian's, Muslim's, Jewish, Buddhists.

    You all are crazy peeople.

    Religion is Dead, you nut case's lost your hold on mankind with the rise of the Internet and....

     Science Rules.

JayR Cela



Friday, July 18, 2014

SecondLife : I'm Sick And Tired : Of Sneaky TOS Agreement's : Property Ban Lines : Security Orb's : No Tear Off Menu's

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ? I only spend about 90$ US here in SL in order to maintain a membership, so it's not really a big deal, but the lab has crossed the line as far as I am concerned. I do have to credit them with some amazing advancement's recently, but the platform is severely flawed.

    How many places have you tried to visit lately that are littered with Property Ban Line's and Security Orb's ? Heck at one time it was a kool place to explore, now all I seem to do is not be allowed access or end up getting sent back to my home location from some security device. I'm tired of it !!!!

    Couple that with the fact the lab is intent upon screwing everyone that creates content here within their closed and walled garden is a total turn off.

    Now we top it off with with 2 more things, A TOS I could not help but sign just in order to log into my main account service page before I signed it, and get this no ability to read it beforehand.

    Ok next issue, why no tear off menu's ?????

    Crap everyone and their brother-in-laws start up Web App has had this ability for as long as I can remember.

    This is a Dying platform, and Ebbe Linden, I feel is way out of touch.

    I know I am a lunatic ranter, I have never tried to hide that. You can take what I have to say anyway you like.

     This is what I would like to see in SL / No More Security Orbs allowed / No More Ban Lines / Tear Off Menu's finally built into the main SL viewer.

     I will more than likely stop posting here on this blog about SL, I just do not see any reason to continue to offer support for a platform so severely flawed and one-sided.

JayR Cela :(
   

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SecondLife : OK I Take It Back : The New TOS : Seems OK : Mabey

By Avatar JayR Cela

First, the modified version limits our rights with respect to user-created content in Second Life by restricting our use “inworld or otherwise on the Service.” Additionally, it limits our right to “sell, re-sell or sublicense (through multiple levels)” your Second Life creations by requiring some affirmative action on your part in order for us to do so. This language mirrors the corresponding User Content License currently in Section 2.4, which has been part of the Terms of Service for years.  

By Avatar JayR Cela

SecondLife : Ebbe Linden : Poised For Self Destruction ?

By Avatr JayR Cela

    I said this before in a previous post, someone really needs to teach Ebbe Linden the card game of Poker.

    The fact that I can not even read the newest Terms Of Service on the Official SecondLife WWW Page before I agree to them is the most outlandish slap in the face and demonstration of utter incompetence I have yet to see.

JayR Cela :(

SecondLife Self Destruct's : New TOS

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Here we go again LL screw's up big time, they announce a new TOS on the main account log in page, but in order to read it you must agree to it first. What The F&^% kinda idiotic crap is that ???????

    SCREW You LL !!!!

JayR Cela

SecondLife : New Terms Of Service : RAW DEAL AGAIN !!

By AvatR JayR Cela

    Here we go again, another backdoor shafting from LL without any announcement, Hell ya cant even log into your SL log-in page with out signing them first.

    Screw that crap, and what sort of idiot's does the lab employ, that just seem to go about their merry way wreaking havoc, and not even allow you to log and get some heads up news.

    I refuse to log in now.

Good Byee Second Life.

Get your act together, will ya ?

JayR Cela

SecondLife and Health Care : Perhaps You Can Help

By Avatar JayR Cela

My Dear Friend Sister Abeyante , from the popular Second Life Group "Virtual Ability" recently has been sending out request's within the SL community for volunteers to participate in a limited group study related to Health Care within the United States.

I have reprinted it here with her kind permission. Thank You Sister

JayR Cela :_)


Blog Article: Recruitment of PWOD

Don’t you wish you could impact US healthcare policy?
Sometimes I do. Sometimes I wonder if those who are making policies ever even go to the doctor!
Time for a reality check? Here’s a chance to have a say! www.HealthcareEquitability.org/volunteer
It’s a national (US) major research project through the University of Pennsylvania Medical School that’s using Second Life as a way to gather opinions, insights, and ideas from us… regular people who use healthcare and probably have great ideas on how well it is working.
Virtual Ability, a very active group in Second Life, is a partner on the research. We are looking for 12 US adults who have used SL for at least 3 months who want to share their opinions via a survey and, if selected, an inworld focus group. Want to help? Check out the link and the website. Or contact Sister Abeyante inworld , or via email at sister@virtualability.org . We need you!