Sunday, June 29, 2014

SecondLife : Now That All The Clamor & Panic Has Settled Down : What's Next ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I think we have already experienced pretty much what is possible in SL. Take for instance, we can finally cross simm borders without much of a problem. The Materials and predictive logarithms used within the new SL viewer work extremely well. Everything seems to be running along at full steam ahead.

    SL is rather old technology, the fact that it has finally been pushed to this extreme is an admirable feat.

   So what's next for SecondLife ? Hopefully all the best, I am however still uncomfortable with creating anything here and the current state of the TOS terms giving LL complete irrevocable copyright, I do believe this will eventually backfire on them.

   Oh Well :(

JayR Cela

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Christianity Is A Total Disaster And A Cruel Joke

By Avatar JayR Cela

     War is good, it creates job's.
      Never-mind the aftermath of returning soldiers.

JayR Cela

Is Open Sim Looking Better Every Day ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok everyone know's I am an opinionated  crack-pot, that's not a big deal, I feel comfortable with the title. However since Ebbe Linden already spilled the bean's, marking SL for a slow and agonizing death, I have to admit at least the man had the gut's to let everyone in on the future plan's. Ya gotta give him credit for that.

     SecondLife is Old and Creaky, there is only so much you can do with a perhaps 15 year old architecture in computer life, so is it  time to move on ?

    At one time I had hoped to do more exploring of various Open Sim grids, unfortunately none of them even compare to SL in terms of maturity. So where does that leave the resident's and entrepreneur's that have devoted so much effort and time into this platform ?

    I can tel ya for a fact most of the Open Sim grids can not even begin to compare to SL with the recent advancement's.  However we now have a rush of  feelings of instability within the SL community, in other words people are freaking out, more and likely for no good reason.

    I mean lets get real for a minute, have you ever even bothered to travel to some of the OS grid's ? Most of them are crap !!! Plain and Simple it's old tech, however OS does present an unprecedented opportunity for those inclined to take on the challenge.

   Personally I would just wait it out, SecondLife ain't going away anytime soon, and Open Sim will just continue to improve.

JayR Cela

Let's Sue The United States Congress For Not Doing It's Job

By Avatar JayR Cela

    As John Boehner ( the  boner ) gears up towards wasting more tax dollars trying to Sue President Obama  for issuing an executive order, and because the congress refuse's to do anything, besides stamp their feet and whine, about everything. The country is going to hell in a hand basket.

    It's well past the time to throw the crazy right wing christian lunatic fringe into the fridge.

    So John the Boner ( meat head ) want's to sue our president, hell at least he is trying to do something positive. All congress and there tidy whitey prejudiced moron's are about to do is  cost the american tax payers more money we don't have, and yet in the next breath they whine about people on Food Stamps !

    Unbelievable ? / No, just watch any Christian Television Show, they are all nut's. These folk's still believe that the world was created several thousand years ago.

JayR Cela :(

SecondLife : Grinding To A Halt ? : Third Party Viewers Need a Serious Rethink

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I guess that Ebbe Linden has never played the game of Poker in RL, his premature announcement of a SecondLife 2 may have backfired.

    I seriously doubt if any of the Third Party SL Viewers will bother wasting any more of there time devoting more resources towards further progressing a dying platform.

    OUCH ! *Stabbing Your Self In The Foot Hurt's*

     Or didn't we already learn that.

     So how many time's ya gonna be screwed by the lab ?

    As much as I admire Oz Linden and lot's of other folk's that are employed within LL, I gotta say hey, the platform is now officially a dead issue. Ebbe Linden confirmed it.

    So what are ya gonna do as a TPV ? / Keep on developing for a dying platform or move forward ?

    Unfortunately SL is DOOMED !!

    LOL :_)

JayR Cela  :_)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SecondLife : Lampoon : Some One Has To Do It.

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I have been pretty much silent the past year or two, watching SL meta-morph-is into it's current state, and a lot of the opinions I make here should be taken tongue in cheek.

    When you look back over the years and see all the misguided attempt's to push Virtual Reality into the mainstream, you can not possibly tell me it is not comical.

    The rapid rush of "Hey Let's Throw A Bunch Of Stuff On The Wall, and See What Stick's" approach hopefully is going to slow down. Let's face it SL is OLD Technology ! / Really Old / Hell at least 11 years since its first public appearance.

    If ya can't take a joke every now and then when I post here, I don't know what to tell ya, I just speak my mind when I have something to say, and I am sometimes surprised that people actually read what I have to say.

    Thank You

JayR Cela :_)


Will SecondLife 2 & High Fidelity Rely Upon Blatantly Stolen Intellectual Property ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok, I been playing nice the past few month's, laying low and observing. Since LL essentially screwed over all of the content creator's in SL, and stole the right's to everything they have so painstakingly created over a period of 11 years, in one fell swoop with the TOS changes.

    I guess now we are to believe that the new SL 2 will be fantastic, and I am sure it will be, now that the Lab has exclusive right's to all of the content created here in the past to do what ever they wish with.

    And I guess you could consider that to be a good thing, for new people suckered into another Closed Garden Virtual World Environment. After all any new-bee in SL 2 or HF will have access to a vast library of ready ( Stolen IP )  made stuff !! Whoopeee !!

     It is very kool to think of all your hard work being freely distributed for the benefit of the Lab's bottom line.

    I have not attended SL11 or whatever it is, on a matter of principle, all the contributors are getting ripped off. !!

JayR Cela :_(

SecondLife II Announcement : A Boon To OpenSim ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well there is always something to be said about stabbing yourself in the foot, ummm like "ooop's, that hurt" Make no doubt about it, I am predicting that SL 2 will be browser based, ( hopefully the Lab won't contract out the UI design to some one in the Ukraine again )

    I have been doing a lot of research lately, and currently there is a groundswell of support for a new OpenSim standard viewer.

    Yep that's right, one that is completely un-tied from the shackles of SL compatibility, and it's about damn well time, Kokua, FireStorm and Singularity are currently 64bit and available on Linux, Mac and the Window's platform, and we can not forget Kool Viewer (still 32bit ), all 4 fit perfectly well in OS

    So does OpenSim need it's own dedicated viewer ? / Hell Yes !

JayR Cela

SecondLife : Was Ebbe Linden's Announcement Of A SecondLife II Premature ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I will make this post short and simple NO !! And here is why.

    For the first time in as long as I can remember, the Lab is being forthcoming, and actually telling it's resident's what the heck is going on. I have read numerous post's, followed rant's on SLU, so on and so forth..

    All I can say is, Wake up people things change !! Are you still using Windows 95 , 98, 2000, XP, Vista ?

    The current SL architecture is older than dirt in the computer world, at least they are leaving SL1  in the more than capable hands of Oz Linden, and giving everyone a heads up with future plans. So let's make the best of it and put some support, behind one of the people ( and others ) that have worked so hard to make SL a much better place than it was just 2 short years ago.

JayR Cela


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SecondLife : Linden Lab Winding Down SL-I In Preparation For SecondLife-II : Oz Linden Named Interim Technical Director

By Avatar JayR Cela

    As LL prepares to shift focus towards development of the Next Generation or "SecondLife-II" we have been left in the capable hands of the much admired OZ Linden. As you may already know, Oz has garnered an incredible amount of respect and trust within the SL developer community, and it is easy to see why. In my 9 years spent here I have never seen any LL employee so involved with the development community.

    So let's have a "Hat's Off" congratulation's to OZ, we are in very capable hands.

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SecondLife : ComputerLife : RealLife : 32 Bit Is Pretty Much A Dead Issue :_(

By Avatar JayR Cela

   Is sad to see, but 32 bit support is gradually fading into the annals of computer history, AMD64 or x-86_64 depending upon what you wish to call it has been around for about ten years or so, and it is nice to see some of the TPV's for SL embracing the 64 bit platform full steam ahead.

   My experience so far has been pretty good, the Kokua viewer is probably the best I have used recently. Singularity is very good as well but suffers from odd problems and invisi-prim's, ( in SL ) rendering my collection of shoes in SL pretty much unusable. FireStorm has not gotten the full treatment yet with the Project Interesting, or Project SunShine stuff, and the 32bit Linux version refuse's to run for me on KXStudio 14.04 or with Wine, I have been tempted to give Virtual Box a shot at running my favorite SL Viewer, not sure if it's worth the effort tho, a new one will be on the way soon enough.

    The Black Dragon Viewer / I think this guy NiranV really kinda kicked off all the 64 bit frenzy, however his viewer is a work in progress to say the least, with extremely high system requirements, and an ever changing User Interface, I would however love to see a Linux version again.

    So I am going to backtrack on a statement I made about a year ago, SecondLife System Requirement's, if you are still on a 32Bit computer, it may be time to start thinking about an purchasing a new one.

JayR Cela

Monday, June 9, 2014

Real Life : The United States Presidency : How Much Power ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    It never cease's to amaze me how many people in the US equate the current state of affairs and place blame of responsibility upon the President. Of course quite a few of these folks are mind-baked with total rhetoric and miss-information from the like's of Fox ( The Not New's ) Network, and their half-baked so called expert's.

    Wake UP People, it's the Congress and Senate that make the Law's, and then the Supreme Court ( Of Idiot's ) that miss-interpret everything.

JayR Cela :_(

SecondLife : The Scourge of Security Orb's

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know there is nothing more annoying to me, than trying to relax and do some exploring in SL and keep on running into paranoid property owner's ( or renter's ) that insist upon installing security devices on their land. These so called security orbs offer, what I would imagine is a false state of mind, thinking you are keeping bad guy's out of you place in SL. In actuality all they really achieve is making life miserable for a lot of well intention-ed resident's that would like to simply have a look around.

JayR Cela :(

Thursday, June 5, 2014

SecondLife : It's Time To End The V1 style Nonsense

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I'm probably gonna piss off a few folks with this post, I don't really care.

    The folk's hanging onto the SL  V1  user interface are living in the past. It needs to be dumped completely.

    It doesn't serve any purpose any longer

JayR Cela

SecondLife : Ebbe Linden : Making a Difference : But Refuses To Address TOS Issue's : So No Respect Yet

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Over the years I have spent here in SL, I have seen a lot of changes, some of them were horrendous missteps on the labs part, ( M Linden and Viewer 2 ) however I think the platform in general is slowly being steered in the right direction, again finally. However I am extremely disappointed with the lack of action regarding the TOS changes from last year. That issue continues to fall upon deaf ears.

    Will I let it go ? NO !

    Will you read me ranting and raving about it again in the future ? Yes !

    It doesn't take a genius to change some of the wording in a totally one sided winner take all, screw the users Terms of Service contract.

    Quite frankly I am at the point of not caring any longer, the lame excuses about, well we have to let the legal team review this are complete nonsense.

JayR Cela

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Phys-co Active Drug Legalization : And Proper Regulation

By Avatar JayR Cela

    First off let me say that I am all for legalizing marijuana in all 50 states, however a recent and unnerving trend towards the editable forms is extremely scary.

   #1 Hopefully you will be in a controlled environment.
   #2 If not, you have no way of insuring a correct dosage.
   #3 Processed THC can be dangerous, not only to your physical well being, but your mental state of mind as well.

JayR Cela

SecondLife : Our World~Your Imagination : TOS Still Unchanged After 9 Month's

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I recently read Thinker Selby Evans post dealing with last years changes to the TOS, ( it is defiantly worth reading ) if you are at all concerned about this issue, I believe the major thing to consider is that in it's current state, ( the document you digitally signed by agreeing to the TOS ) you have no recourse to recoup your loss's in a legal battle. Nadda-Zip-Zilch !!

    I left a rather terse comment after reading on his blog, simply stating if you don't like it, go somewhere else, and I intend to to stand behind that comment. SL is a great place, recent changes to the server side and client side have made LL's platform a wonderful choice for all sort's of intriguing Virtual Reality research and entertainment opportunities.

    But let's face it, it is their platform.

    You can read Selby's post here :

JayR Cela