Sunday, August 28, 2011

SecondLife "What's The Future of Viewer3 ?" "StarLight and FireStorm"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hey this is a plain and simple outcome to what has become a convoluted mess, like it or not V3 is here to stay ( and forget about referring to it as Viewer2 ) That Pony is a dead issue.

    Yeah I just heard through the grapevine Henri Beauchamp ( Cool Viewer ) and Saina Gearz ( The Singularity Viewer ) have had some limited success with back porting Mesh into the SL V1.x code base. And if so the Phoenix team will incorporate it as well. Wish them both * Gracious *

    But I really think it is time to move forward, V3 is here to stay. Hitomi's Starlight Skin, is incredibly awesome, and in my opinion, should just become the standard default install for SL. Come on there Rodvik. Admit it !!!! The UI for V3 SUCK's. Everyone including you knows it.

     Oz Linden did his job, and a good one at that. But for pete's sake, he is a contractor, ( god forbid you actually hired him permanently ) Fire his ass and get someone forward thinking in the helm again.

     Ok, Ok  the real game changer will be the next release of FireStorm. I have limited info on this new release, and at this time am unable to share with you anything.

    But WATCH OUT !!!!!!!

    This will blow the stocking's right off of your grandma's feet !!

JayR Cela

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back with some news

Mister Acacia is online

Have you ever had one of those days? Yeah, me too. They just gnaw on you. And sometimes they don't get better. One of the first friends I had in SL, ended up getting very close to her and had a relationship that spanned from SL to RL, passed away last week. She was a passenger in a pretty bad accident. The driver died at the scene, and my friend suffered some massive injuries. The doctors tried to save her, but in the end all they could do was make her comfortable.

I'm gonna miss her.

And that, among other things, have been the reasons I haven't posted here for some time. So let me try to get back into it.

Phoenix users: you can create prims up to 64x64x64m, which is cool. 64x64 is a 4096 parcel, so it should fit just about everyone's needs. Phoenix will not get mesh. Not unless you write the code, compile it, test it and then submit it to the Phoenix Team. The big reason for this is that mesh is only one of the many current and future features that are "V2", and to try to make Phoenix work with them is asking for much more than is possible for the team. Let's face it, LL abandoned their V1 viewer almost 2 years ago. They've done no development since November 2009. So, unless you write the code, the team are going forward with Firestorm.

Firestorm: ok, V3 is so close now we can taste it. The developers are working so hard to make sure that what they put out works. Of course, Murphy is also on the team and his job is to make sure his laws are enforced, so there will be bugs. But the team are trying to stamp out all the bugs they can, and put in features that are high on their priority list, like mesh and spell check. But they're close. Very close.

SL: Most of you know they fixed that huge problem with setting friends permissions. Well, it was a sort of a wake-up call, letting us know that we all have web profiles. Oh, joy. They're working on privacy options - after the fact - because even people you've muted in-game could still post on your feeds thing and say whatever they wanted until you got a chance to review and delete. Of course, by then it's too late, damage done. So get your ass to your web profile. Log in at, then click the Settings link on the left, and then Privacy at the top.

Oh, and V2 still sucks rocks. Love ya Jay.

Mister Acacia is offline

Friday, August 26, 2011

SecondLife "Security Orb's and Paranoia"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know, this has always amazed me. The ignorance of people when it come's to Virtual Reality World's.

     Folk's come here to relax, enjoy themselves, be creative and so on.

     Then you get some paranoid jerk put's up a Ban Line or a Security Orb.

     Let's get real here folk's.

     I thought the purpose of Virtual World Reality was to break down the barrier's.
     Not erect them !

JayR Cela :(

SecondLife "The StarLight Skin" OMG I'm Hooked"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Wow is about all I can say when it comes to using Viewer3 with the StarLight Mod. Aside from building activities in SL, I intend to use this on a regular basis.

     This is quite possibly the best thing that has happened in SL this year. I keep playing around with it, and damm, this is so cool.

    The standard V3 is the engine, StarLight is the long sought after toppings on the cake.

JayR Cela :_)

SecondLive Viewer3 & The StarLight Skin ( Mod ) "SecondLife's Untold Secret Gem"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    So you have just downloaded and installed the new Viewer3 for SL, with ton's of unseen improvement's under the hood, most notably a huge increase in performance ( FPS ) And the abillity to create larger prims and Import your Mesh creation's into SL.

     Yes, yes I know the User Interface still suck's rotten egg's for breakfast, But that is irrelevant and a total non issue once you add Hitomi Tiponi's StarLight Skin Mod.

    Once applied to the standard V3, you suddenly become almost super human, and empowered with abilities far beyond those of the average Avatar. In other word's Viewer3 actually move's into the mainstream of current modern software design, and become's a usable product for old fart Second Lifer's such as myself.

    For those of you who may be unfamiliar with making modification's to software, I would compare it to WinAmp the popular Windows based Media Player. Basically it offer's a different look and feel and add's extra functionality.

     This is a definite must have for anyone that use's SecondLife Viewer3  

    The first thing you will notice is the choice of skin's available. 12 variation's total along with the ( YUCK ! ) stock V3. Here are a few shot's from the Nostalgia Blue option.

      Here are a few shots using the Pink skin.

     And If you just so happen to actually like using the wretched and ill conceived Side Bar.
                                                 You can have that too.


       All in all SL V3 is gradually getting better, in extremely slow increment's. The StarLight Skin however, really make's it shine.

JayR Cela :_)

P.S. Thank You Hitomi *Bigg Hugg's* Sis :_)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SecondLife Goes Mesh Capapable Grid Wide As Of Today

By Avatar JayR Cela

   Yep that's right as of today the entire SL Grid is capable of supporting Mesh, and supposedly larger prim's as well. The Lab has been talking about it for at least 2 year's. But I have noticed since Rodvik Lindend took the helm, the utter insane pace in increase of server updates has been mind boggling.

    Seems as if a good swift kick in the pant's actually does work sometime's. I'm sure we can expect some hiccup's between now and the end of the year.

    But I truly believe 2012, will be the best year yet for Second Life.

    If you are unfamiliar with today's announcement, just log into the main SL Home Page for the Low Down, and Stay Tuned Here, as we follow the unfolding story.

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SecondLife "Installing or Upgrading To A New Viewer" "A Clean Install" "How Important Is It ?"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    With the looming onset of Mesh becoming the norm in SL some time later this year or by early 2012, we will all be using Viewer2 ( 3 ) or one of the TPV variation's sooner or later. The problem is upgrading can sometime's cause odd or unexpected problem's, usually in some case's the result is blaming the new Viewer or labeling it as being a piece of crap.

    Wither you fit into this category or not, does not matter. A clean Installation is an imperative prerequisite !

    And yes you will have to manually readjust all of your Viewers setting's ( Sorry ) It may be a pain in ass, but believe me it beat's the hell out of an all night hair pulling session as you curse out the Software for being a piece of shit.

    I have found in my experience that the Phoenix / FireStorm Wiki is an absolute must read for all Second Lifer's. Rather than just tell you to go read the Wiki stupid, and stop bothering me with your ignorant problems, I am going to post 3 link's pertinent to performing this procedure correctly.

    Now some of you folk's first reaction may be, I don't use Phoenix or FireStorm, how will this help me ? It does not matter.  All SL Viewers come from the same LL code base, just substitute whatever applies to your particular situation accordingly. 

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SpotOn3D's "Virtual World From Within Your Browser "THE REAL STORY" "HogWash !!"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    A number of moths back, I did a review on the SpotOn3D Open Sim based Virtual World Grid, simply because the Phoenix Viewer team had tweaked a custom version of their viewer specifically for SpotOn3D.

    At that time I was underwhelmed, to say the least. For one thing the registration process was a total pain in ass. Number two the place was barren of people, or things to do. That was month's ago, and things have changed a bit as far as new content is concerned.

    Recently SpotOn has filed for a number of patent's with regard's to having any Virtual World Viewer, that attempt's to create a web based access point to their own Grid's, and seem to be demanding licencing fee's for said technology ! Well this is total arrogance, and greed at it's greatest, these folks will probabaly end up running themselves right out of business before any patent is granted. Patent's generally take 3 or more years to either be granted or rejected for one thing, for another, when you look at what a piece of crap this is. I think you will easily see why.

    So before I actually get down to the nitty gritty and if you are unfamiliar with recent rumbling's within the Open Source Community, I suggest you read these two article's from Hyper Grid Business, and observe my  picture's and opinion's as well.

"Controversy Erupts Over SpotOn3D's Patent Claims"  

"SpotOn3D Leaves Question's Unanswered"

    Ok I decided to use the FireFox Browser for this demonstration. Number 1 you will need to install a Plug In.


                         Which by the way took about 7 minutes to download ind install for me.
    Once you have done that, yes you can truly open your browser and simply type in in the address bar.


       Ok we managed to get this far, let's try logging in.


     Darn !!!! Now What ? Oh Yeah I forgot, you will need two separate password's in order to log into the So-Call Virtual World on a Web Page.

     For Crying Out Loud !!! It's one huge giant Advertising Scheme. So as I switched to an alternate screen I notice that there is a SpotOn3D Icon on my desk top, let's click on that and see what happens.

    Oh my, I need to log in again with my secondary password now.

     Boy oh Boy, I thought the SL Viewer2 (3) Side Bar was bad, this one is not even functional, besides being more advertising. Oh well, lets see how I'm doing on my So Called Virtual World on a Web Page window is working.

     LOL, I've been Logged Out, UNBELIEVABLE !
But I'm not done yet, He-He :_) Let's try again, but this time I will try re-sizing the window's after opening a few new tabs.

       Hmmm you can not re-size the Supposed Embed Virtual World Browser Client, with-in the main advertisement page, I can however switch tab's and browse other Web Pages, and come back to SpotOn and look at it's minuscule screen.

     I can spend quite a bit of time manually re-sizing the browser window so all it shows is SpotOn, but that does not do me much good when I switch to another open tab. But I can open another browser instance and overlay SpotOn on top.


      In this case it just so happens to be over laid on top of Google Chrome. Hey can't I all ready do pretty much just that with any Stand Alone Virtual World Viewer, and any Web Browser ?

     If you haven't taken the time to read both article's linked at the beginning of this post.

     Please I encourage you to do so now.

JayR Cela

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SecondLife "It's Not Utopia" "It's A Blending Of Culture's" "Virtual World's Promote Acceptance and Peace"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    How many place's do you know of where you can have friend's from all over the RL world ?

JayR Cela :_)

Imprudence Viewer "Looking For Developer's"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Do you have programming skill's? Experience in C++, and just sick and tired of the absolutely lousy User Interface of LL's Viewer2 (3)

    Well the Imprudence team is reaching out and asking for some help.

    You can apply your talent's, and help some very wonderful people with their amazing effort's to enhance the Virtual World Experience for everyone at.
JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SecondLife "Third Party Development Stall's"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    As LL gradually roll's out Mesh to the main Grid of SL. There is not much happening with TPV's  the past few week's or so. It's a wait and see situation. Ya can't blame any of these folk's, actually you can not blame anyone. SL is so complex because everything is pretty much user created.

    Tera-Byte's of information require storage and proper back-up procedure's, when you think about it, the people on the server team must be going nut's trying to de-bug everything.

    The SnowStorm team participation is abysmal to say the least. I just managed to sneak into a meeting, only 3 people beside's myself were there.

    Once Mesh is fully rolled out and considered to be stable, I believe we will see a rapid flurry of activity within the TPV community again.

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SecondLife "The Lab Finally Admit's Viewer2 User Interface Need's Work"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Oh thank goodness, finally we have admittance
 from the head guy at LL admit at the SLCC that the Viewer2 (3) UI is, hmm shall we say politely, in need of an overhaul.

    OMG !!! it only took how much time now ??

    There is no way they can abandon the code base now. Way to much has been invested so far, it would be utter insanity to start from scratch again.

      I believe it is time to take all the Open Source User Interface Feature's of various TPV SL Viewer's and have an active, easy to access Forum, of what feature's people like and dislike.

     I don't want the darn thing buried deep within web page's. Just stick it right out front !

                                                  GIVE US YOUR OPINION  

Jayr Cela

Friday, August 12, 2011

Virtual World's "JayR Cela" "Male~Female~Gay~Trans Gender~Furry" ? Who But The Homophobe's Give's A Crap?"

By Avatar JayR Cela

     This has been getting on my nerve's for quite some time now. If you are a Homo-Phobic Idiot, then you have no place in a Virtual World.

    Take Your Raciest Hatred and Idea's About Everything And Shove Them Down Your Throat.

While I at it, you Evangelical Christian's can go jump in the lake also.

JayR Cela

SecondLife "This Blog To Soon Have A New Contributor" "Laura Aastha Bondi"

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Wow this person and I have a lot to disagree about concerning Viewer2 (3) But she is extremely intelligent, and has some definite opposite view's other than mine. Should make for a good read. Glad you are following us and. We will do our best to keep you up to date.

JayR Cela :_)

SecondLife "BDSM ~ Zindra" " And I Don't Care"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok I have only been to the Zindra continent a few time's, what did that accomplish ? Not a lot, pretty much the entire place was just as barren as the SL MainLand of people. So why do people go there ?

    That's their own personal business and choice.


SecondLife "Social Profile's in V3.x" "BDSM Folk's Run For Cover" "Mesh Porn Now A Reality"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Haa-Haa, as Viewer 3 travel's down the road of it's enviable demise. My Prediction's are.

    Oz Linden will either quit his job or be fired.

     LL will give up on this foolish chase of catch up to the TPV's and just admit failure.

    Phoenix FireStorm will not only become the leader of innovation in SL, but Open Sim Grids as well.

    BDSM, I can't really make any sane comment's on this issue without using profanity. Oh well, what the heck, go hide in the closet where you belong.

JayR Cela :(

Virtual World's "Toss It At Me" "All PG Rated Comment's Are Welcome Here"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Nuff Said !!

JayR Cela :_)

Open Sim "Going No Where Fast"

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I jumped on the Open Sim bandwagon. But to be honest with ya, until someone takes control and offer's a one stop solution to setting up your own grid, the project is pretty much dead in it's tracks.

    My ISP ( Comcast ) makes it virtually impossible to set up a personal server, and the recent cap's limitation's on how much bandwidth I can use, or gig's of usage I am able to access before being hit with a monstrous bill is ridiculous.

    And now the Wireless carriers want more of our UHF airwaves, I guess you can soon kiss free television viewing goodbye soon. Take a look at this web site.    

    Let's face it Corporation's and Oligarchs are running the show.

    So what doe's all this have to do with Open Sim ? Well it is a free form method of self expression, and hopefully.................................................................... ??

JayR Cela :(  

SecondLife "Radegast Viewer" "And Now For Something Completely Different"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well this one took me absolutely off guard. A viewer for Virtual World's so radically different from all other's it must of been built from the ground up by scratch. Originality designed as a text only chat app. The creator Latif Khalifa, is just getting started with this visual enhancement. The amount of potential power under the hood is staggering, to say the least.

     Can he pull it off ? Allthough I don't know Latif personally, I do know him from the AWG in SecondLife, and he is an extremely intelligent, talented programmer. Also he has started a new group, Advanced Worlds

Latif Khalifa (latif.khalifa) has invited you to join a group.
There is no cost to join this group.
Advanced Worlds Group: The main topics of this group center around creation, design and development of technologies for virtual worlds, promotion of open standards and opensource sofware.

The group is open for enrollment but in order to prevent spambots group chat is limited to "Panelist" role. Everybody who is already a Panelist can invite others to this role.

The goal is that the group chat would relayed to a network of other virtual worlds and chat network. IRC version avialble on Freenode #awg channel.

You are being invited into the group's role: Panelist.

    I can't really make any rational comment's yet.
    Let's just wish him the best with this obvious Labor of Love.

JayR Cela :_)

SecondLife "Viewer3 errrrrr... Development Viewer" "LL Throw's UI Design Responsibility To TPV's"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok, it should be rather obvious by now to anyone following the current state of Viewer Development. The Lab is clearly not concerned with User Interface Design issue's. There are defiantly improvement's, albeit very small one's here and there.

    A much improved initial Log In Page is one of them. This was truly a stroke of genius on someone's part.


    And Better FPS performance is another. I'm getting an easy 20 Frames Per Second, where most viewers only can squeak out 10 or 12 on my aging hardware. Sadly however, we ( YOU ) are still stuck with this horrible User Interface Design


     Why is this ? Well The Lab is scrambling to retain their much deserved lead in the Virtual World game race, and the only chance they have is to entice new potential customer's on a steady basis. Ya gotta give credit where credit is due. These 2 change's alone definatly make the user experience better.

    But is it enough to retain them once they choose to give SL a try ? Personally I don't believe so. It's time for the bullheaded SnowStorm Team Leader(s) to admit they are so far behind other forward thinking Third Party Developer's as Phoenix FireStorm, Kirsten, and Hitomi Tiponi's Starlight Skin Mod's, that Rod Humble need's to finally put his foot down and say enough is enough. We have essentially tweaked the Viewer code as much as possible. The LL Server Team continues o kick ass, so what's the problem ?

    I'll tell ya what the problem is ! The problem is Team Leadership on the Viewer Development side to actually admit that SL Viewer2 (3) has a poorly designed UI, and start to embrace the Open Source Communities contributions for what they are, Superior !!

JayR Cela :(

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SecondLife " Singularity Viewer About To Blow The Entire Viewer2 (3) Mesh Myth To Pieces"

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Oh my, I have used the Singularity Viewer from time to time in order to do reviews. But if Siana Gearz, the person developing The Singularity Viewer can actually pull off a back-port of Mesh Capable Viewer Code into a 1.2.x based Viewer. Then all bet's are off.

    Best wish's to Siana

JayR Cela :_)

SecondLife " How Many People Actually Use Viewer2 ( 3 ) ?"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Based on my observation's, not a whole heck of a lot. Does this mean V2 ( 3 ) is a total piece of trash ? Yeah pretty much. Time to toss the captain off the bridge. And let the Admiral get back in charge.

    I mean just take a look around if you go almost anywhere in SL. If you are using a viewer capable of reading viewer tags. It is predominantly Phoenix.

    Thats it !!!!!

     Phoenix is hand's down the best SL viewer available. The upcoming FireStorm release in my advanced opinion  will Blow The Lab Right Out Of The Water.

    Yeah they can fiddle away with all this user profile garbage, but I gonna tell ya right now, Face Book Wanna Bee is exactly what SL does not need right now.

    I can't program, or design art, or for that matter I'm just be an opinionated bitch.

JayR Cela :_)

SecondLife "Viewer3" "Improvement's To Profiles And Not Much Else"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well Selby and I predicted this moth's ago, Viewer2 would eventually become Viewer3. ( Project SnowStorm recently went into 3.x status ) it was simply a matter of running out of  V2.x numbering schemes.

     The UI would hopefully change from a piece of trash. ( Sadly this was not the case )

     But hey !!!  Now you can chat away incessantly with other folk's via Face Book easily, and tweet to your heart's content. Big fricking deal !!!

    The Lab made a ton of money recently, and that's a good thing. Something I find quite unbelievable though, is the lack of the ability of the folk's in charge to comprehend some very basic user need's.

    #1 A Shitty User Interface ( this piece of garbage has got to go ) that needs to be scrapped !
    #2 Still can't mute annoying group chat's ( unless you wisely choose to use Phoenix or FireStorm )
    #3 inability to read V1.x Log Files ( again a Phoenix team exclusive )

You tell me ! I think somebody is out to lunch. So who are the only folk's with a good grip on reality, and can produce a Viewer of high quality, it certainly is not LL. or OZ Linden.

JayR Cela

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SecondLife "My 6'th Rezz Day September 19"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hi-Hi :_)
    On September 19 2011 I will be celebrating my 6th year in SL and I'm planning a party for anyone that is interested in attending, you can check out the new digg's at this SLUR

JayR Cela :_)

Back To Open Sim & The Astra Viewer

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Ok this has been longer than I had wanted, I only have so much time available. So I'm back to Open Sim for a few day's. I will be constructing some build's using numerous free texture's acquired during the past month. And I will be using the Astra Viewer, available here.

    I am assuming it is based on SnowGlobe code.

    All in all, it seem's rather stable and does have Export, Import capabilities. I'll have to see what I can throw together in the next few day's.

JayR :_)