Monday, March 2, 2015

Developing an Open Sim - Hyper Grid - Specific Viewer Should Be Top Priority : But Who's Gonna Do It ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I don't know about you, but I am getting tired of SecondLife specific crap mucking up my Open Sim and Hyper Grid experience.

     Is high time to cut the umbilical cord.

     It's just a question of who or whom, is willing to take on the task.  It is something we as HyperGrid people need to insist upon.
 
     Nuff Said.

JayR Cela :_)

Open Sim and HyperGrid : What Are The Right Ingredients for a Profitable Endeavor ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Look, I ain't pulling no punches here, I speak my mind. I been bopping around the Hyper Grid checking things out, and pretty much keeping silent, as I observe what exactly is happening.

    Right now is KAOS, some standards have not yet been put in place, and thats OK by me. I enjoy the massive confusion, it makes people think ! How Can We Make This Better ?

    You can obviously take everything I say here with a grain of salt, first thing to remember Open Sim and Hyper Grid are not Walled Garden Virtual World Environments. It's wide open for improvements, and the best thing about this is that what you do, or contribute actually makes a difference. Even if it's just a small one, who cares.

    The Right Ingredients are a very simple mix of Creative Minds, people willing to try things that may or may not have been done before. Builders, Scripters, Artist's. These are the people who will bring about this Non Closed Walled Garden Revolution. 

    As in most RL recipes for success, those who push the boundaries beyond the norm usually succeed or fail, it's just life in general. If ya keep making the same mistake over and over again, perhaps it's time to try a different approach.

    Right now I have been observing an influx of Carpetbagger's in Open Sim. People that bop into an OS Grid, claim a free parcel of land just for the sake of having it, then split never to return.

    Screw Them, throw em out!

     If they do not want to participate in the profilition of your platform, then it should be obvious they are nothing more than a blood sucking leech. Plain and simple as the nose on your face.

    Next up on the list, Drama Queens, toss them out too ! No use for gossipy nut bags spreading all sorts of wild rumors and hearsay. Get rid of them.

    For new people that are inexperienced with Virtual Worlds, you need a competent greeting staff to massage the rough spots for a newbie.

    Offer some free land to new comers, with restriction's.

    #1 They Gotta Use It And Make It Look Nice. No Trailor Trash Homes, Out Houses, Shack's or simple prims laying around crapping up the place.

    #2 Keep your Cool and Go With The Flow, constantly adjusting and fine tuning.

Patience is the KEY.

JayR Cela :_)

   

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Still More Changes To This Blog : Open Sim and Hyper Grid Only

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well I'm at it again, first things first, absolutely no coverage of SecondLife, or any other Closed
 ( Walled Garden ) Grids.

    If its not HyperGrid, Cross Platform and Open Source ( Linux ~ Mac ~ Windows, compatible ) I will not be devoting any time whatsoever to it.

   This should greatly free up some of my time to express my opinions on matters I feel actually make a difference for the future of Virtual Reality Worlds in general.

    I greatly appreciate any and all readers, present and past that have been following me over the years. I hope I do not let you down. However please keep in mind this in an Opinion Blog, My Opinions, perhaps guest writers as well, and is not intended to be considered as News, unless I expressly state it as such.

JayR Cela

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More Changes To This Blog : Removal Of SecondLife Specific Third Party Viewer Listing's

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well after some thought, ( and admittedly not much )  I will be removing most anything on this blog that is only able to log onto the SL grid. Or articles of interest that pertain to LL. In other words if it is not related to Open Sim and Hyper Grid, you probably wont find it here.

JayR Cela

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OpenSim / Hypergrid : Why Some Places May Risk Frying Your Graphics Card

By Avatar jayR Cela

    This issue is not just OS and HG related, my personal recommendation is to lower your Graphics settings before transporting onto another grid. Some of them are way too overloaded with inefficient Mesh and to somewhat a lesser extent Sculptie stuff.

    I have had several instances occur recently where my tried and true EVGA GTX560 has gone completely bonkers with  the fan accelerating to what I feel are unsafe speeds.

    Just saying, this seems to be due to the fact that a subject I have made mention of here several times about efficient design.  Mesh is complicated. Some people do not have the proper training, and ya cant blame them, everyone has to learn somehow or an other.

     However Blowing Up Your Video Card or Over Heating your Computer is a real concern.

JayR Cela

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

HyperGrid~OpenSim / SL>OS Texture Migration

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Managing to gather a rather large texture library for your self and other HyperGrid Explorers is something that you either choose to do or you don't. The past few weeks I have been gradually taking snapshots of several thousand textures accumulated in SL the past 9 years or so.

    Since these are not directly exportable, and the fact that most of them are out in the wild anyways, I see no reason not to just simply set yourself up a basic Green Screen background and a canvas to apply the numerous amount of inventory SL textures you have accumulated, export them into an editer ~ GIMP~Paint.Net~PhotoShop.....

    Export and upload into your OpenSim Avatar's Inventory........
for the intended grid of choice. It is a lengthy process, so be patient, and if you really want to preserve your treasured Photo's and stuff from Second Life, there are  2 fantastic and Free options available, Google Drive is kick ass simply because of its universal cross platform availability's, OneDrive is a MicroSoft product, however I have seen recently that it is available in the Google App Store.

    This is Very Kool.

    And I dont give a rat's ass about people that think this is somehow stealing, if the stuff is out there in the wild wild west internet of things, anything goes, so sue me if ya can, I welcome it.

JayR Cela

Open Sim : What's The Best Viewer ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Here we go again, in my recent hypergrid travels I seem to be getting asked this quite often, heres my answer.

    Singularity for building, FireStorm for just about everything else.

    And thats all I have to currently say at this point in time.

JayR Cela :_)

Monday, January 19, 2015

SecondLife : "No More News Coverage Devoted Here"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    After 9+ years in SL I'm about to call it quits, revert to a free account and move forward. I love the platform, and all of the recent advancements that have been accomplished, however I see no future left for SecondLife. The platform is on it's way to obscurity.

 Ebbe Linden, showed his Poker Hand, and it does not look good, especially for all the folks that invested into it. My current plans are to stick around until December of this year.

    My single biggest hope is that Oz Linden will join the club, the man is brilliant. I have no doubt he can make a living in Open Sim.

       I will also be making some changes to this blog, and am looking for people interested in expressing their opinions by writing articles that deal with OpenSim and HyperGrid.

    If you feel you have an interest, you can contact me at my CinnaMateStudios E-Mail address
cinnamatestudios@gmail.com 

JayR Cela

Open Sim Viewers and Linux : Whats Available : And CTRL+ALT+F1 HUD Hiding Needs To Be Replaced !! : Permatentaly !!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Open Sim and Hypergrid are here to stay, make no doubt about it. There are just way too many opportunities for entrepreneurs to ignore and not be willing to take advantage of.  Marketplaces for easily transferable from one grid to another Virtual Goods are rapidly becoming the norm, and gradually establishing themselves as viable Real Life $$ Money making places of commerce, the most notable being The Kitely Grid Market.

    In my travels I find far too few Linux based viewers available, which to me is inexcusable for the simple fact that Open Sim itself including the database is, and always has been based on the Linux platform, of course there are Windows and Mac versions, but all of the heavy lifting work on the back end is done using Linux, unfortunately for all of us Linux fans, the majority of real world computer users are running on a Windows Box, so it only makes sense to develop for a platform with the largest installed user base.

    There are 4 Outstanding viewers that come to mind, all of them are well established and have devoted user base's, so it should be no problem finding help within their individual user communities. I am not about to recommend one over the other, all four of them are fantastic choices, it just depends upon what you are comfortable with.  If you prefer an old school type V1 style, then Henry Beauchamps Cool VL is an excellent choice, as well as the very popular Singularity. Both of these are widely used in the Open Sim Hypergrid Metaverse. If you have become accustomed to the more modern features first introduced with the V2 style of doing things, then take a close look at FireStorm and Kokua.

    One thing I would like to see happen is ditching CTL+ALT+F1 ( the keystroke combination ) for hiding your Onscreen HUDS and various functions within all of these Viewers. It really needs to be Banished To The Depths Of Hell For Ever.

     Here are the links you will need, if you wish to further explore your possibilities.

Cool VL    : http://sldev.free.fr/

FireStorm  : http://www.firestormviewer.org/

Kokua        : http://blog.kokuaviewer.org/

Singularity : http://www.singularityviewer.org/home

Kitely Market : http://www.kitely.com/market

JayR Cela :_)


Monday, January 12, 2015

Real Life : KeyStone PipeLine : Bulls Eye Target For Terrorist

By Avatar JayR Cela

     This is just my opinion, but the United States need's the KeyStone PipeLine like we need a Punch In The Eye.

     If you think about it logically, we should be weaning ourselves off of fossil fuel's to more easily sustainable energy sources.

    Screw the Big Oil Companies, they had their run at destroying our environment, and so far have done a rather good job at it. The Saudi's are running scared, terrified that the Holy Grail of $$$$ will evaporate soon.

    I'm just venting.

    Can you even imagine what a Huge Terrorist Target this monstrosity will create ?

JayR Cela