Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wasted Money in RL

This post has nothing to do with Virtual Worlds, sorry about that.

Think about this for a minute or so, the amount of $$ spent on the  United States Politicians electoral process.

    This absurd  and ridiculous amount of money wasted is a disgrace to anyone with an ounce of intelligence.

JayR Cela :(


Monday, November 9, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : This My Grid is Better Than Yours Stuff Needs To Stop

By Avatar JayR Cela

      Another reason I do not promote any grids on this blog.  It is Open Sim, I not about to mention any grids by name, but let's face it is all open source, you do what you can,when you can to make things better.

     This Tit for Tat arguing about who did what and how great your grid or marketplace is compared to someone else's is ridiculous, and uncalled for.

JaayR Cela :(

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Complementary ( free ) Land : My plans Delayed

By Avatar JayR Cela

    A few weeks back I did a post promoting a new sim under development on an undisclosed OS/HG Grid. Sadly that deal fell thru to some of the usual disagreements  that can accompany joint ventures.

    Never fail I have made new arrangements , my original Idea is back on track, just the Sim Gran Opening date has been moved back about 30 days.

Stay tuned for some pictures and further details.

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Alchemy Viewer : Newest Release : Diving Back Into Debug Settings is a Good Thing :part 1

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Hey look, the newest Alchemy Viewer ( ) , ROCK's Big Time in a lot of area's, however it has a ton of ruff edges. Last night I took a trip back in time to the Debug Settings menu and tried my hand at tweaking the thing out, I telling ya right now it was a blast !!!

    The Camera Controls are superb with a level of fine tuning abilities, harkening back to the Kristen Viewer V1 series.

    I had so much fun, and once I actually figure out exactly what I did, I will fill ya in.

     So in the mean time I am asking anyone reading this old rag of a blog to go to


     Download the viewer, play around with it, and most importantly JOIN the Alchemy Viewer Group, file bug report issues, make suggestions, and get involved.

    This is truly a Diamond in the Ruff.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : I am working on several Complementary Land Options For People Leaving Second Life

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I gonna try and make this as simple and as easy to understand as possible, I am currently in a position to offer complimentary land to new OpenSim resident's, and we talking HyperGrid resident's here, Closed Walled Gardens such as SL and INWorldz are a dead issue's, everyone knows that, or they are quickly finding that out for themselves.

     On November 1rst, if all goes as planned, you can set your self up on a well known established OpenSim Grid. There will be a separate  Terms of Service agreement that you will be required to sign. And I'm still working on that.

     In a nutshell here's what I have in mind

1. You get a 185 prim parcel of complimentary land for a probationary period of 4 weeks.
    1a. You fix the place up real nice, make it look good and use it on a regular basis.
    1b. During the 4 week period we, that is you and myself will review the progress.
    1c.If you need any help, extra stuff like gardening things or furniture, we will work together
          to get you up and running.
2. Once you have gotten things down and you feel comfortable, I will be able to offer you a larger
           440 prim capacity parcel.
   2b.  At that point I feel you have gained my trust, and we will get together at least once a month to
          discuss your progress and interest in the particular hosting Grid as a whole.
   2c.    If you feel that you need more time to make a decision we can also talk about a larger                           complimentary parcel of land on a separate Sim on the same Host Grid.

    The whole idea here is to allow you an adequate amount of time to make a rational decision. And quite frankly make your transition from a closed walled garden grid on over to OpenSim and HyperGrid as smooth as I can possibly make it.

     These Sim's will be PG rated, with extra stipulations added to the Hosting Grid's TOS.

I will have some pictures very soon of a test run sim set to be opening on November 1 2015. on a yet to be announced Grid.

Stay tuned for more details.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : What Happens When A Sim Owner Goes Berserk ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

      Every now and then in a virtual world environment, you eventually will have to deal with people that loose their temper, and who knows what can happen then. They throw a temper tantrum and end up returning or deleting all your stuff.

     Just deal with the situation, contact the appropriate grid Admins, and go from there.

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : You Can Tell A-Lot About A Person And Their Avatar

By Avatar JayR Cela

     OK the next jackass male I meet without a shirt and Tattoo's all over is out of here.

Nuff Said

JayR Cela

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Will the TPV's Please Stop Kow-Towing to LindenLab Whims


    I am sick and tired of this shit, SecondLife is a dying platform, project Sansor will not allow Third Party viewers, and yet the TPV"S still insist upon pandering to LL's will.

 Wake Up !!!

 OpenSim / HyperGrid is the Future

JayR Cela :(

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Working as an Estate Manager

By Avatar JayR Cela

    There can be nothing more frustrating than working as an Estate Manager in OpenSim when the owner of the land does not have a clue as to what the hell they are doing, that's why they hired you.

    If your going to do this gig you have to demand full Estate Manager privileges, if the land ( sim ) owner is not willing to grant you full control, TURN THE JOB DOWN !!

Nuff Said

JayR Cela

Monday, October 5, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid Mentality Compared To SecondLife

By Avatar JayR Cela
    Now this is just my usual hair brained mentality way of looking at things...

    Ya take OpenSim people / compare them to the stuck up bunch in SL or InWorldz, there is no comparison.

    And for all the folk's just starting to read this Ragg again.

     My health is finally back on track.

     Bear with me please, while I continue to tear down Virtual Reality, and make it as easily understandable as I can.

     Closed (Walled Garden Grid's ) are dinosaurs, I been following the LL project Sansar, I wish them the best.

JayR Cela :_)


Saturday, October 3, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Complementary Land : How Much Is Enough ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok lets get down to the nitty gritty here.

     You got a sim or perhaps a grid, and you have free  (  complementary  ) land intended for new residents, many of them attempting a migration from Second Life.

     So here is the problem or issue, call it what ever you like, but the fact remains that most of the new folks don't have a clue about numerous things oldtimers take for granted.

     When ya get people  taking the opportunity to develop a relatively small parcel of land, and they succeed  in making the place look nice, then by all means you should offer them a larger parcel of land / now before any one get's harping on me --- I talking Complementary  Land

    You may be surprised by the number of SecondLife people   coming here to OS/HG

     Here's the deal if you have land for people to donate then do it // 440 prims  is a good starting point.

JaayR Cela :_)

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Complimentary ( Free ) Land : Use it or Loose It

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ? As an acting estate manager on several OS grids, I am getting sick and tired of people that claim a parcel of complementary land, and then they never return, screw em ! I throw them out and make room for new people that actually will contribute to the community.

Nuff Said

JayR Cela

Older Computers and OpenSim / HyperGrid : Dump Windows and Install Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Here I go again : to all the folks out there wasting their money on things like Bright Canopy the streaming service for virtual worlds, wake up please. The extra $15 or so a month you are spending can easily be saved, and over the course of a year you will have $180 to spend on a new mini computer by HP, Dell, Acer, evan Intel and many others are readily available, and the prices continue to decrease every month.  For those concerned about the integrated graphics on these low priced box's, both Intel and AMD have made fantastic advances in recent months with the graphics capabilities, and they come with Windows 10

    In the mean time your old computer can easily be retro-fitted with Linux, Ubuntu or one of its derivatives are your safest bet. UbuntuStudio is a fantastic choice, it has everything you can possibly want or need to accomplish most anything conceivable within OpenSim / HyperGrid.

  JayR Cela

Friday, October 2, 2015

OpenSim : Chat Logs : Conflicting Standards or Lack There Of

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Look I don't go spouting off with some half baked crank bull-crap nonsense gossip and such like a number of OS/HG folk's. I only speak when I feel something is important.

     Currently there seems to be no set standard for storing and being able to read your chat log's from one TPV Viewer to another, they all seem to store the chat log file into different locations using incompatible formats.
     In other words, my Singularity chat log file's cannot be read by FireStorm or other viewers, and the same holds true in reverse. FireStorm cannot read Singularity chat log files, nor Kokua, or Alchemy or CoolVL.

     So this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

     I as a land manager depend upon the ability to be able to accurately read my past conversations with various people, often requiring me to log in in with a different viewer, simply because the person I am dealing with does not use the same one that I use, and they require assistance that mandates I be using the same viewer as they are in order to be able to explain things to them correctly.

    I am very excited about the Alchemy Viewer, currently it's kinda a work in progress, however as much as I dislike the V3 platform,  I would encourage everyone within the OpenSim community to get involved with both the Alchemy and Singularity viewer team's.

JayR Cela

Thursday, October 1, 2015

HyperGrid : OpenSim : An OpenSim-centric Viewer : Finally ! : The Alchemy Viewer

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I have been calling out for this for a while now, and finally someone is actually doing it. I'm talking about a a Third Party Viewer that is being designed with OpenSim in mind first and foremost, and not SecondLife. I am taking a quote from their web page / I hope Cinders does not mind :_)

( " With this release of Alchemy, we bring you full OpenSimulator support written from the ground up and are proud to say we will support OpenSim as a first class platform on par with our Second Life support. Much of the past month has been spent in communication with the OpenSimulator team not only to bring our viewer up to speed and inline with their platform, but to help squash compatibility bugs with their protocol, and it doesn't stop there. Our goal is to be the forerunner for new features and protocol helping OpenSim go places it hasn't be able to go before having been burdened by rigid viewer design and bound to the Second Life protocol by the viewer. We are committed to breaking new ground with OpenSim. That said, this is the first release of a brand new OpenSim implementation, so there's bound to be bugs. Remember what I said about about bug reports? Send them in! We love it." )

    Amen !! to that, it's an extremely bold statement of commitment to the OpenSim community, and I will urge you to please take the time to check it out and file bug report's and get involved if you can.

    A new branch of the open source SL viewer being designed from the ground up for OpenSim is something I have been calling for for a while now. My experiences with it so far have been mixed, admittedly I confess to only having a total 15 or 20 minutes logged so I can not really express any sort of feelings one way or another yet. There is one feature I think every one has been waiting for since forever ( lol ) the ability to adjust you VRam beyond the 512mb limit, Yay! :_)))   

JayR Cela :_)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

HyperGrid ~ OpenSim : Offering Friendship, and common sense

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I'm going to make this short and brief as possible....

    Hypergrid jumping is a total trip, and meeting all sorts of wonderful, creative individual pioneers in this ever expanding MultiVerse is sometimes beyond my comprehension.

     However, when a person just offers me friendship....
     without a proper introduction.....
     or at least taking the time to say hello first....

I find that to be quite rude....
I'm sorry if I have offended anyone.......

      But if you do not have the common courtesy, to introduce yourself, or  perchance we both  happen to be attending a Virtual World meeting of some sort's.

     Then more and likely i will ignore the offer.

JayR Cela

P.S. / by the way I just added a link to the Alchemy viewer the other day / its pretty kool / but it has the C.H.U.I Chat / IM interface :(

Thursday, September 3, 2015

OpenSim : Why You Don't want to use FireStorm

By Avatar JayR Cela

    FireStorm has grown to be the most bloated piece of work , I have ever seen, way to much SL specific trash no one in Open Sim needs.

     Do your self a favor and use the Singularity Viewer, it's mile's ahead faster in regards to FPS, easy to navigate, and all around it just proves what an utter failure the entire, supposed upgrade  of V2 from Mark Kingdom, that this idiot gave us, was such a mind boggling mishap.

JayR Cela

OpenSim / Poison Viewers

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok this is just my opinion.

    The Current viewers available for Open Sim contain a lot of extra crap specifically for  SecondLife.

     Give me a break, SL is DEAD !!!!

      Go nowhere platform.

I have all this crud in the new FireStorm Viewer I don't need, just because it is required for SL, I am sick and tired of this. :(

JayR Cela

Virtual Worlds : Windows 10 ~or~ Linux ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     OK all you gear heads out there, I have been running Windows 10 Insider since day 1.

     It is a n awesome OS, once you turn off all the privacy setting crap it really rocks.

     However if you don't want all this junk shoveled down your throat, just install LINUX

JayR Cela :_)

New Stream Service For SecondLife / Who Give's a Crap ?

OK I am in a pessimistic mood today,

     In regards to the new fangled speed up your SL experience ploy, let me ask you this question ?

You spend an extra 10$ or so a month, to have a faster experience in the dying Virtual World SecondLife, because your computer is to old, however if you save the extra 10$ or so a month over  the course of a year, more and likely you can pick up one of the numerous MINI Computers from HP, IBM, Asus.......

    For about 150$ to 200$ U.S.

     Evan with the Intel graphics built in or the AMD APU's / these things rock Bigg Time.

So this pay me extra $$$ to get a faster virtual world experience is a complete waste of your time and money.

    Hold on a sec I gonna put on my Tin Foil Hat. Give me a break / this is just a laughable as SLGO

JayR Cela

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Virtual Worlds and Windows 10 / meh :(

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Look I am not a Windows person / I have been using it since version 3.0 / it was crap then / is still crap now.

    However it currently is the most prominent Operating System for personal computers.

    I just did an (supposed) upgrade from a dual boot Win 7pro and KXStudio 14.04 Linux.

    For the most part it was rather smooth, took about 2 hours to complete, tripped out my video-driver, so that needed to be completely wiped, and for me this sort of thing is no big deal, but the average  user, I don't know...

    I got to hand it to them folks over there in Redmond , they are definitely on the right track.

    Should you do the UpGrade ??

    Personally I would hold off, until the free-bee upgrade offer is just about to expire.

     It's not ready for Prime Time !

JayR Cela

Monday, August 3, 2015

Virtual Worlds and Hardware / Video Card Thermal Overload / A Very Real Danger !!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    OK lets get something straight right off the bat, I don't have as much time to devote to this blog as I once did, hopefully that will be changing soon.

     However I just have to issue this warning to people that are running top end high power Video Cards, the ones that require extra power connectors and Radiators, Dual Fans, and perhaps Liquid Cooling. These Devices can OVERHEAT !!!!! Big TIME !!!!!!!

     I recently had a Nvidia GTX560 based device just out of warrenty / 3 years / the cheap ass dual fans decided to lock up / due to lack of proper lubrication in the crappy sleeve bearing design used.

    Its a dam good thing I was sitting at the computer and realized something was getting flaky, so I open a component monitoring app that allows you to monitor temperatures, as I watch my GPU temp climb from a very hot 67degree Celsius to 75 to 80 to 85 to 90 to 98 degree and I just yanked the plug, which is not a good idea, I opened the case and placed my hand on the card it was so hot it actually burnt my fingers causing mild blisters.

    This is inexcusable,  shoddy design, and I am not about to mention the Brand Name, because all the Video Card Manufacturer's of Consumer Grade Goods are guilty of this, there needs to be a thermal overload shutdown built into these so called high end monster cards.

    It's damn lucky on my part I just so happened to be sitting at the computer and noticed the problem before the thing actually caught fire.

    All I am trying to say here is if you are running Consumer Grade High End Video / the fans these manufactures are using are cheap ass garbage, so expect them to fail, more than likely just after the warranty runs out. If you are pushing your video card to the max in a virtual world you need to be aware of this.

    Thankfully I replaced the burned up GTX560 with a GT730 - very similar specifications / manufacturer date July 2015 on the 14nm scale process that consumes nowhere near the 165 watt max required for the GTX560 and sips power  at  a meager 35 watts max / and I tell ya what / the specs are so similar between the two of them, for all practical purposes I can not tell the difference.

JayR Cela

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HyperGrid : OpenSim : New Viewer KokuaNT from the Imprudence-Kokua Team

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I just happened to be be blog hopping this morning and ran across this interesting item, Kokua the somewhat popular virtual world viewer has just issued a request for help with testing out their latest incarnation. "KokuaNT" I'm not sure what the NT stands for just yet, but they claim to have solved the 64bit problem(s) that have been hampering TPV's for quite some time now. Please keep in mind that the official Linden Lab SecondLife viewer from which it is based upon is a native 32-bit application, so things can get a bit messy if you happen to be a programmer porting things over to 64, more complicated than your average non-technical person may think.

    I have not had time to try this out yet, just thought I would pass the word along, also the Kokua team is actively seeking out Mac dev's and user's, so drop on over to this web site and have a look for yourself.

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Windows 10 : WHY Bother ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Anyone reading this Blog knows I am a Linux Person. well i gonna tell ya why Windows still matters. About 90% or so ( give or take a bit ) are running on the MS platform.

   I'm gonna be frank with you , since the Win8 Debacle, I don't really give a crap about Win 8.1 or 10, it's nice, but after 1 year or so acclimating myself to the KDE Desktop Enviornment, and having wonderful success with WINE, and Linux in general.

    Who Give's A Crap AnyMore about MicroSoft  ?

JayR Cela

Thursday, May 14, 2015

OpenSim : HyperGrid : How Many Creeps Ya Gonna Meet ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Virtual World Dating, is unfortunately full of all the same sort of Creep's ya can meet in Real Life, especially those that won't leave you alone.

    In a closed grid is very easy to report them to the proper authorities. In OpenSim and HyperGrid is not so easy.

    My personal advice is to just ignore them. mute them, ban them, and if you have to go so far...
find or create yourself a Perma-Orbit script that will suspend the perpetrator into an endless orbit until you log off.

    I know this can be done because I have one that was banned by Linden Lab on the SecondLife platform way back in 2010, however in SL the script still seems to work. LL just banned the Creator, not the script, unfortunately I no longer have access to the source code.

    If you have any idea's, please feel free to comment here.

JayR Cela :_)

Monday, April 20, 2015

OpenSim HyperGrid : No More Specific Grid Recommendations

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This decision saddens me ( just a bit-but not a lot ) I have removed all links to any specific HyperGrid enabled Virtual Worlds except one ( OSGrid ) my reason being the current state of flux is too great, and I have no intention in getting caught up in any ones Tit-4-Tat bull crap infighting.

      In their place I am now supplying several OSHyperGrid Gran Central Station's so to speak web site locations that cater specifically to maintaining up to date info and listings that provide these services. This should help take some the guesswork out of finding something to do, places to explore, land to rent etc... and I have added some really great Blender tutorial resources as well.

    My plans for the remainder of the year ? I will be concentrating on making adjustments to this blog, and finding exactly where I can fit in and best contribute to the inevitable oncoming OpenSim HyperGrid revolution gradually unfolding before us.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim-HyperGrid : Solving Cache Corruption Issues

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Symptoms of a corrupted cache include but are not limited to, gray avatar portions, no avi skin or clothing, slow loading or non existent textures, missing or distorted sculpts and mesh objects on your property or from your outfit.

   (  This post primarily pertains to Linux, however the concepts are the same for Mac OSX and Windows.  )

     First things first, you should settle upon 1 or 2 possibly 3 viewers, this will simplify things greatly, the two most widely used are FireStorm and Singularity. The next thing to keep in mind if you just so happen to be using the same viewer to log into OpenSim and SecondLife or any other closed
 ( Walled Garden ) grid virtual world for that matter. ( BAD IDEA !!! ) Then you get what you deserve. If you insist upon doing so, then at least change the default installation folder. Any thing OpenSim related should go into a master OpenSim folder, the same holds true for SecondLife or InWorldz as well.

    The second thing you need to keep in mind is into what folder(s) the viewer installs its hidden files, where your cache files are located, and what happens to those files after the installation has completed. If you are on a Windows machine, good luck with that. ( the FireStorm Wiki under Doing A Clean Install is a good place to find that information ) Mac's I'm not very familiar with, however since OSX is basically Unix with an excellent user interface, it should be very similar to the following description, setting your file manager into a Tree style as opposed to Folder view should make the entire process easier as well.

    Next up on the list of things to do is set your file manager to show hidden files. The reason I bring this up is the default installation location on all the viewers I am aware of locate your cache into a hidden /.firestorm/cache folder


    As you can see from the views below the FireStorm viewer places some hidden stuff under a .firestorm folder, however the Singularity viewer defaults to .secondlife, if I had installed Kokua or any other viewer, it would be under .kokua or an otherwise appropriately named location. 

   The reason I bring this up is the default installation location on all the viewers I am aware of locate your cache into a hidden /.firestorm/cache folder or in the case of Singularity /.secondlife/cache not to mention the fact some very other important stuff also goes under /.firestorm or /.secondlife so keeping the cache folder location separate and in an unhidden folder greatly simplifies fixing things if the need arises.

 This is an important thing to understand in case you need to do some last ditch troubleshooting. Remember the default install for all viewers is located there.

     Ok now turn off show hidden files and proceed as follows.

     Your next move is to create a Cache folder in your Opensim folder ( you can name it what ever you like ) and then 2 nested sub folders. In my case it is singularity and firestorm, and ( for the sake of keeping my sanity intact :_) I will concentrate on using the Tree as opposed to a Folder view. These folders will eventually expand to what you will see displayed below.

 Once you actually log in the cache files will populate themselves.

    As you can imagine once the cache folders and or files start to become corrupted problems can escalate subtly at first and then exponentially, resulting in all sorts of odd ball behavior. You can just try using the clear cache or clear texture cache button(s) sadly my results using this approach have proved to be less than desirable. However now that we have set up non hidden and easy to locate /opensim/cache/firestorm or /opensim/cache/singularity folders, no need to monkey around with turning on or off your file managers show hidden file function. Open your viewer then Preferences & Network Cache settings and follow the instructions below.

Click on the Set Button, navigate the menu to the opensim > cache > firestorm ( or singularity ) folder, click on the Apply button, you will receive the standard notice to close and restart the viewer, click on Apply then OK shut down the viewer and restart.

    As you can see by observation the empty /opensim/cache/firestorm folders are currently empty.

    Once you restart the viewer it will repopulate the folder with the appropriate sub folders and a few pointer files, notice that the 0 thru 9 and a thru f folders are empty and will remain so until you actually log in and allow your inventory to complete loading.

    I'm not quite done yet, remember the hidden .firestorm ( .secondlife ) folder(s) ? Don't forget about those, the reason being, once you are satisfied everything is working correctly again, open the appropriate folder and delete the cache folder. Here's my logic on that, if you are in complete panic mode one day because your viewer seems to be too flakey to deal with, the fix is incredibly easy. You now have 2 choice's either delete the appropriate cache folder, or simply open Preferences > Network & Cache and click on the Reset button ( resets to default  cache folder location ) and you should be back in business in no time.

    Before I finish, let me leave you with this thought. In the beginning of this article i had mentioned it is a Bad Idea to use the same viewer for ( Walled Garden ) closed grids and OpenSim. Once you start doing that you introduce things into the viewers cache folder that are not supposed to be there, thus causing the problem in the first place, it may take a few days or a weeks for the ugly dragon to rear it's head, but it eventually will come back to bite bite you, probably at just the wrong time.

    I imagine you may be thinking to yourself that FireStorm and Kokua offer both a separate OpenSim and SecondLife specific viewers, so whats up with that ? I don't know, I can tell you though, from my experience you are just asking for trouble. If you choose to go that rout my advice would be to edit the Grid Manager for the OS versions and delete the option to even be able to log into SecondLife to begin with. ( Singularity will not allow this option ) That's neither here nor there, at least now you are now armed with some knowledge of how this works, where things are located and how to solve the problem. Most everyone uses FireStorm, so be sure to take advantage of it's wonderful System Settings Backup function, and everything should go smooth as silk.

    If you are using a Windows machine, sadly things are not so simple. Because of the way MicroSoft chooses to scatter folders and files all over the freaking place into various directories,( a lot of them hidden ) not to mention the ass backward Windows Registry clutter constantly tossing Reg entries all over the place eventually bringing your system to sluggish state of operation. if the above procedure does not work, your only choice may be a Clean Installation.

JayR Cela :_)

PS. even if you never use SecondLife or InWorldz and are strictly an OpenSim user, all the Grid Hopping from one system to another may cause the same problems, it just takes longer to manifest itself.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

3rdRock Grid : Retraction Of My Previous Post : Slamming 3rdRock Grid

By Avatar JayR Cela

     A few days back, I removed the link I had here for 3rdRock, was kinda a knee jerk reaction on my part, due to the fact of some transition of ownership changes.

     3rdRock Grid has quite a few wonderful people in the community.

    And thats about all I have to say at this point.

JayR Cela

Friday, April 10, 2015

Real Life : Don't Trust Your Local Police Officer

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Nuff Said

JayR Cela :(

Real Life : United States : Police Officers Out Of Control !!!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I'm fed UP !!

    The Pig's are out of the pen, the racist bastards are loose, people that are undereducated and quite frankly, Bullies in RL are given badges of authority, and to top that off GUN's.

    It's Time To Stop !!! This Crap !!!!!

JayR Cela

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Getting The Rug Yanked Out From You and Your Work

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I am very reluctant to post this, but as I have said before, you need to be aware of shyster's that just take your money and run. Open Sim and HyperGrid Are The Future of Virtuality Worlds. I have no doubt about this.

     But the build it and they will come attitude seems to have gone rampant, and is really doing more harm than good within the OpenSim community.

     There are a lot of well meaning people setting up their own grid's and offering free access, but let's face it, just because you have a 4 core I-7 based  computer with a speedy internet pipe does not mean you can possibly even attempt to host your own personal world.

    However some of these Virtual Reality worlds come and go on a daily basis, do your research before spending any actual money. And if you are intending upon hosting your own VW then keep this in mind.

     You need Big Iron !

JayR Cela

Thursday, April 9, 2015

3rdRock Grid Craps Out : Abandons Users

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This is really disturbing, 3rdRock is taking a crap and just shitting on its users, silently moving over to DigiWorldz.

     And letting 3rdRock wither and die.

     I am pissed off. I seriously doubt if I will ever trust any one affiliated with them again. Just like I mentioned a few days ago, do your research before plunking any RL$ down on a region anywhere in Open Sim.

JayR Cela

OpenSim : Cool Viewer Banned ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

      If you are using Cool Viewer / Good Luck :(

JayR Cela

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Open Sim and Fly By Night Grids : Don't Be Suckered

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I really have some hesitations about posting this, but I feel I must. There are some shucksters out there just taking money from folks, and the vanishing into the night never to be heard from again.

    Don't get ripped off, do some research before plunking your money down, Fly By Night Scams have existed since the beginning of mankind.

    If you end up getting Screwed, more and likely it's your own fault for not researching.

JayR Cela

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patrick's Day / Please Do Not Drink And Drive

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     Ok look, another idiotic holiday in America, the problem is some people actually think that they can consume massive amounts of alcohol and get behind the wheel of a several thousand pound vehicle.

      It's not a good idea, If you want to party, please stay at home.

JayR Cela

Sunday, March 15, 2015

OpenSim Worlds : Predicting What Is Going To Happen : A Crap Shoot At Best

Hi there Again

    I don't spend much time in Virtual Reality any longer, most of what I have been able to do has been devoted to Grid Hopping from one OpenSim world to another, the main reason I don't bother to comment much, is the amount of gossip I wish to avoid.

    There seems to be a lot of in-fighting starting to take place amongst various people, and quite frankly I just don't have time for the nonsense, look if you're going to offer positive contributions to the OS platform, by all means please do so, but how about leaving the petty differences behind.

     Most everyone I have met so far has been gradually migrating from the LL Second Life platform, so we all have that much in common. But this entire Open Sim thing is a big Crap Shot, it is totally unpredictable, and the last thing we need is mindless gossip.

     I do my best to just avoid anyone and everyone that is ( what I refer to as ) a Gossip Queen, their only purpose seems to be finding joy in other's sorrow. Just blow them off, they ain't worth wasting your time even bothering associating with.

     Open Sim and Hyper Grid Will Crush All The Closed Garden Virtual Reality Worlds, and put them in the dust bin where they belong eventually. If you want proof, just take a look at AOL or CompuServe.

JayR Cela

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

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    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

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    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"

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    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 

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    :

FireStorm  :

Kokua        :

Singularity :

Kitely 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

OpenSim : Getting Started : Organizing Your Inventory : FireStorm Viewer

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    I don't seem to have as much time as I once did to post here on a regular basis, much of that has to do with my loss of interest in the SecondLife platform. However I have been experimenting quite a bit with it's soon to be nemesis OpenSim. I recently decided to settle down in 3rdRock Grid as my home base.

    HyperGrid will be the next big thing, forget Oculus Rift and all the hype, thats great for a lot of purposes like engineering and CAD Design for Automobiles and Space Ships, but there is no way in hell I'm about to wear a cumbersome headset, just to hang out and chat with people, socialize and create virtual things. It's just over the top and unnecessary.

     Once I made the decision to commit to OpenSim : HyperGrid and 3rdRock something hit me in the head like a ton of bricks, after 9+ years in SecondLife, my inventory is a complete mess, and beyond the point of trying to organize it into something comprehensible and easy to navigate. Couple that with the fact that LL screwed everyone with the last 2 rounds of Terms of Service agreement's, and it will soon be going into the newer version SecondLife2, totally incompatible with the current version of SL, why even bother ?

    The point I am trying to make here is. Don't make the same mistakes I did in SL with my Inventory. HyperGrid is very different from SecondLife, first off it is not centrally controlled or operated by a single corporate entity. It truly is the Wild-Wild West of Virtual Reality, not for the faint hearted or those folks comfy in the closed and Walled Garden Approach used by SL. That is a total go nowhere concept in today's internet is everything world.

    FireStorm the most popular viewer for traveling the MetaVerse can be a pain in the ass to set up, but by far is undoubtedly the most versatile piece of software currently available for would be VW Travelers.  Once you do have it set up properly it is very easy to organize. Upon opening your inventory in FS, you will notice a small suitcase in the lower left hand corner, clicking on it will open a new inventory window, then all there is to it is a simple mater of dragging and dropping your items into the appropriate folder.

    Of course it is up to you to determine how you want to organize your stuff, my recommendation ?
If you plan on Grid Hopping organize your newly acquired items into folders named accordingly. 3rdRock / Kiteley / OSGrid etc...

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

OpenSim : How Many Worthless Object's and Prims Are You Burdening Your OS Provider With ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Look if you are going to participate in the Phenomenal growth of the OpenSim and HyperGrid Revolution, there are some protocols that you should observe on a regular basis.

    Empty your Trash Folder  when you finish building, rezzing and deleting objects. Scan your Inventory for unnecessary Items you are not using any longer.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim & Common Courtesy : Limiting Your Texture Usage

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This is an important issue, that I feel is often overlooked by numerous people building in Open Sim. Not all Textures, Sculpties, and Mesh objects are being built ( designed ) with efficiency in mind.

    Something that is extremely important when you consider the fact that a number of OpenSim Grids are run by Entrauponears. People that are trying to start a business, and create a viable source of income as a result of their efforts. These folks are the true pioneers of the Metaverse, it is up to us as resident's to respect this fact, and promote building techniques that stress Efficiency.

JayR Cela

Monday, January 5, 2015

Internet Service In The US Is A Cruel Joke

By Avatar JayR Cela
      It's GREED ! The Cable TV Companies Mantra.

      How much Money Can We Milk Out Of Our Customers, and just exactly how stupid are they and our lawmakers.

     Let's just bombard them with false advertising and unsubstantiated claims of stellar performance, and tier them into so called entertainment bundles.

    If you take the time to actually complain you may be surprised at some better internet deal's you can get, albeit for a limited time, then you just complain again.

    I have done this twice in the past 2 years, both times I received a $10 per month discount, and just recently a boost from 3.5 mbps to 25 mbps.

    These guys are Crooks and ripping us off blind.

JayR Cela :_(