Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How Smart is your ( Dumb Ass for Owning One ) Phone ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Oh boy, I am opening up a can of worms here. The powers that may be please forgive me, I refuse to surrender my life to the Cloud and constant surveillance, therefore I must be some sort of malcontent unwilling to conform to the Mega-Corporate Will of Bend Over and Get Ready for the BIG Screw.

     I don't know about you, but there is no way in Hell I will waste money on a so called Smart Phone, they are nothing more than electronic spy's.

    So let's talk about how Smart your phone actually is, well recent studies I have read say that about 30% of the cheap ass Android based pieces of crap throwaway once the contract has run out are loaded with Spyware, MalWare, Phishing Scams, Keyloggers, ect... ect...

     Now let's talk about Smart Pay with your marvelous hand held devices, OK now every movement you make every purchase, any movement via GPS is recorded in the cloud.

      And Government's around the world are putting a lot of pressure on the service provider's to keep the records intact for a minimum of 12 months. The British are the worst of the Descending Totalitarian Leader's Pig's in Disguise, they claim Security and safety will only be achieved by constant surveillance of everything.

     Well what the hell, we may as well just up and move to North Korea. How about MicroSoft and Cortana and Windows 10.

       FU** everytime I do a Cumulative Update, I need to go back and see what MS in all their Greedy Wisdom has decided to change. Apple is no better. I will never purchase anything from Apple, number one they are the most High Value Company in the entire world, yet they pay virtually nothing in tax's, kinda sounds like the recent USA President Elect ( and Mentally Ill ) Donald Trump, who somehow seems to relish in the fact that he has evaded the tax man for 18 years, and who in his twisted mind seem's to be addicted to Twitter.

I am just Ranting today.

But it is time to WAKE UP People !!

Never Mind / LOL :_)

JayR Cela

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Phoenix-FireStorm : Who Says it is for SecondLife Only ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     The newest version of FireStorm ROCKS !!! - Big Time ! I know some OS folks are put off with FS because the viewer is married to SecondLife. However this new version is as close to flawless as it is going to get.

JayR Cela :_)

Ubuntu 16.04.x updating with Ubuntu Studio Repositories : Not recommended for the Novice Linux User : Stay Tuned

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well I had really wanted to document the proper procedure of adding the Ubuntu Studio repositories to ChaletOS, I have since determined that unless the reader is familiar with  using the command line and tracking down bug's, it's not be worth the effort.

    The reason being that ChaletOS, even though it uses Ubuntu Xeniel repositories, under the hood it is actually Debian 8. This is a big disappointment for me, because once it is done correctly, the system really rocks.

    Perhaps one day I will, document the entire procedure, but a lot of it really seems to have something to do with your particular hardware, the version of Ubuntu or one of its fork's, and the fact that Debian is not Ubuntu, Ubuntu is an enhanced Debian, as in Mint is an enhanced Ubuntu, and things can get rather messy if you don't have a firm understanding of what the hell is going on, especially when you start adding PPA's to the mix.

    So a generic breakdown of adding Ubuntu Studio to a base Ubuntu based Linux distro ( It should work with Mint Linux just fine ) First things first, Do Not Back Up Your Computer ! Image it !

    If you don't understand the difference, then stop right here, or backup all your important stuff first and just go on ahead, download and install Ubuntu Studio.

    I'll be back in the next day or so, with either a proper procedure, or some other silly stuff, perhaps a rant. / LOL :_)

See ya soon, and thanks for reading my blog.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

OpenSim : Linux and Screen Tearing : The Ultimate Fix : for Nvidia based display graphics

By Avatar JayR Cela

    For the past several years I have been wanting to do some in-world filming, however Linux is notorious for it's X-11 Nvidia combination Horizontal  Screen Tearing issues. I'm not speaking about the new upcoming X-11 replacement Wayland, that is a relatively new screen render standard still under heavy development, it looks very promising but in my opinion still a couple of years off before reaching critical mass with all Linux distributions.

    A few days ago I ran across an excellent article in the on-line publication Freedom Penguin, by author Matt Hartley, that address's this issue with a permanent fix that actually works. I have tested this on 4 Linux Box's all of them Debian-Ubuntu based, (although it will work with other distribution as well) and thought I should pass along a link so anyone reading this blog can take advantage of his exceptionally well written description on how to perform this extremely easy fix to a seemingly age old problem. You can read it in full by following the link below.

JayR Cela :_)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

OpenSim Hypergrid : Why Do I still Need Windows 10 : When I have Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I gonna start this off by saying if you have Win10 Home Edition, you should seriously consider upgrading to Win10 Pro.

    Personally I have no love for Windows10, I use it because I have to for such increasingly decreasing reasons. To me it is a dual boot pain in the ass I only visit on Patch Tuesdays for the ridiculous cumulative update process that usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour or more to complete. Total garbage.

     Why do I still need it for OpenSim ?

      Good question, that I do not have an answer for, most all the servers I see in OS HG are Linux based. Actually an unofficial count is about 50/50

     I just cannot wrap myself around Win10, perhaps it is the same reason i just will never purchase any product from Apple. Each time I do a cumulative update on Win10, I need to go through my privacy settings and see what sort of telemetry settings have been changed back to defaults, of spying on everything I do. Screw these people, I'm tired of the games.

    It is such a pain in the ass, and is not even worth keeping the system up to date. And the biggest joke is the only time I actually use Windows10 is on the infamous Patch Tuesday. / LOL :_) So why bother ?

    Because there are some programs I use that only work properly under the native environment. I recently heard OZ Linden from Linden Lab ( SecondLife ) make the naive comment that in order for Linux User's to still be able to use voice chat, they should use Wine.

    This is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever heard yet from anyone in LL besides Ebbie Linden and his saying Project Sansar will be a big success.

    Oz obviously has no idea or has never even used Wine within a Linux environment, he is just rattling off some well known talking or bullet points.

    The bottom line is !!

You do not need Windows.

JayR Cela

OpenSim : Linux : Hardware : AMD-Radion or Intel and Nvidia ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well, before I touch of a firestorm of insult's, let me just say that AMD makes some great most Bang for the Buck stuff you can buy. But there CPU's always have run HOT !! extreme heat, and the Radeon video cards have usually had lousy driver's, however the new open source versions are proving to be much better than the official AMD versions.

    Personally I think that most of their stuff is Meh, who really cares.

    I would rather spend the extra money and buy an Intel CPU and Motherboard ( if you can still find one besides a server based version )  and a Nvidia based GPU. Seems as if Intel abandoned the Motherboard business several years ago, so Asus at this point in time seems to be the best bet for reliability, I would steer clear from anything under the GigaByte brand name. EVGA perhaps, but I lost faith in them recently for having shoddy cooling fans on their high end video cards that seem to have a pen-chance for failing  just after the 3 year warranty expires, supposedly this has changed this past year with them switching from a sleeve  design to dual ball bearing based fans, supposedly their Motherboards are really high end stuff. PNY I like this company, everything comes with a 1 year Warranty until you register, then you get 3 years, and they are based in the USA.

     If you are into OpenSim and building your own computer, or purchasing a new one, I would avoid anything AMD, or off the wall brand names you have never heard of.

Asus, Intel, Nvidia, PNY

That's my thought's.

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

OpenSim : Debian 8.x : ChaletOS 16.04.2 + UbuntuStudio :

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This may be the best Linux distro package combination I have found so far. ChaletOS 16.04.2 uses the Ubuntu Xenial  Xerus repositories, however it is a Debian 8 ( Jessie ) based flavor of the XFCE Linux desktop environment, is highly customizable ( can easily be made to look like Windows 7 ), extremely fast and a good fit for an aging computer collecting dust somewhere.

    The reason I stumbled onto this relatively new Debian fork was by accident trying to find a distro besides Mint with Mate or Cinnamon for my living room TV setup using an old Dell tower Core2 Duo with 4gig ram and a 1gig Nvidia GT730 based card with HDMI audio/video output, and a problem I was having with font scaling automatically adjusting itself post installation of the official Nvidia driver on an older Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR7 television.

    Believe me, I had tried dozens, of Linux distributions on this Box in the past year, and none have been as good an experience as ChaletOS, it really breathed some new life into an older computer.

     After playing around with it for a while and adding a few things necessary to run the Singularity viewer ( without unexpected random and constant crashing ) and getting the driver installer to work, and a few other minor annoyances, I decided to add UbuntuStudio to ChaletOS, after all they are both XFCE based.

     I am so happy with this install, I am about to document how to combine the two, resulting in a very nice OpenSim viewer(s) experience. I don't care what viewer you are using, FireStorm or Singularity, Kokua or CoolVL or Alchemy, you will see a noticeable increase in your FPS performance specs.

    I now have this running on 3 box's with a dual boot to a Win10_Pro setup.

    Adding the UbuntuStudio meta installer really rounded the whole package out. I will admit it did not go without some major botching things up on my part, thats why I feel it is important to actually document what I did correctly ( and incorrectly )

    So stayed tuned, Real Life is hectic at the moment, but I will return ! 

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

OpenSim and Linux

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The other day I was talking about Linux and OpenSim, as I had mentioned most everything happens on the Windows platform first, if you are like me I don't really care for Windows very much, however there are some things that I need and are only available on that platform.

    So let's get back to Mint Linux, if you are new to Linux, you can not go wrong with Mint, it comes in 5 different versions, 4 of them are standard Ubuntu forks, and 1 the LMDE is pure Debian, not recommended for newbee's.

     Depending on your computer's hardware you have to make a choice between the XFCE, Mate, KDE or the Cinnamon desktop User Interface. XFCE is the lowest resource hungry followed closely by MATE, both of them are similar enough to Windows 7 you should have no problem getting up and running without much fuss. KDE is a trip, steep learning curve but very powerful and it is resource hungry, it has a large footprint and can tend to slow things down a bit, until you learn it's eccentricities and turn off all of the flashy graphics stuff no one needs, the newest version not so much as the last one, but still if you are new to Linux I would avoid it. Cinnamon is another resource hog and a lot of people compare it to Windows7, personally i don't see the connection, it is definitely unique, and extremely easy to accumulate  yourself with and use, but you will need a fairly powerful box in order to get the fullest advantages.

    So to sum things up, if you are new to Linux I am going to definitely recommend XFCE for pure speed, and MATE for the best familiarity ease of use and the closest to a Windows7 experience I have found so far.

     If you are looking for an all in one multi media package I have to recommend UbuntuStudio, it is ready to go right out of the box with just about everything you will need for most anything related to creativity, it is based on XFCE and lighting fast with most everything you can throw at it, be sure to stick with the LTS ( Long Term Support ) version ( currently 16.04.x )

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I have removed the annoying Google Advertising from this blog in protest

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what, anyone that has regularly read this blog has had to put up with those annoying ADSense garbage advertisements. Well guess what since I recently called out COMCAST Cable for being the bastards that they actually are, Google has seen fit to pull my advertising content.

    Good, as far as I am concearned they can go jump in the lake.
 LOL it's not like I actually made any RL money of of it. I guess they are penalizing me.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Linux or Windows Client ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what, every now and then I get someone ask's me about the Linux vs. Windows deal.

The only advice I can actually give anyone is....

Use what you are familiar with.

    Personally I am a Linux person, but that does not mean it is the best solution, in reality the majority of issue's currently being resolved within the OpenSim community will take place under the Windows platform first, and hopefully migrate down to Linux.

    The funny thing is most of the servers are running Linux, I have yet to see a Mac server, and that's no surprise, Apple seem's to be obsessed with milking their I-Phone platform until there is nothing left, and has had very little real innovation in the desktop platform for such a long a period of time,they are rapidly becoming irrelevant, and an overpriced joke within some circles.

    On the Windows side of thing's Win10 really got off to a shakey start, and the Windows 10 Home version just blows huge chunks of beaver barf, the Pro version is a definite must have, but you will still have to spend a lot of time tweaking it in order to stop all the telementary ( Spying on You ) issue's.

    That is one of the reasons I use Linux, and I have to say I am a died in the wool Debian based person, which has filtered down to Ubuntu and Mint.

    If you are new to Linux, and just testing the water's, I am going to have to recommend Mint Linux, it is not my personal choice, and I don't use it, however I can honestly say, 9 out of 10 times everything will just work right out of the box. You can find it here.

JayR Cela:_)

Monday, November 28, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : United States ISP Monopolies

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ?

     I am sick and tired of the bastard Monopolies we as OpenSim foundling grid providers have to do battle with.

    Now that we have a Megla Maniac President Elect set to deregulate everything under the Sun, and let just not take into account the fact the man has not paid personal income tax's in over 18 years.

     We are about to get screwed again !

Wake Up People !!!

JayR Cela :(

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Dealing with your ( ISP ) Internet Service Provider's Bull Shit !!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok let's get one thing straight right off the bat, trying to deal with theses ass holes over the telephone is an exercise in total frustration, that may lead to a heart attack, as you get put on hold, by Nancy employee ID # H8% or Calvin J5_ ,

    In this case I am singling out one of the most hated companies in the United States of America.


    They tell me I can not run a server because they use DHCP for adressing, which is bull shit, I have had the same supposedly randomly assigned IP address assigned to my account for the past 10 years, so WTF, why don't they just make it a static address.

    This company is unbelievable, not only do they hold a total monopoly in the majority of the US area's they provide service too, the people they employ, ( although well meaning ) don't have a clue as to what the hell is going on, and the usual solution is to put you on hold, and then the automated telephone system conveniently disconnect's.

    I just spent 2 hours with half a dozen yo-yo's trying to resolve a billing issue. The semi final result is, tomorrow I will have to get in the car and drive to the regional service center and talk to someone in person, and have some more fun dealing with an under paid subordinate, who is more and likely pissed off because they are only making minimum wage, and could really give a rat's ass about any ones problem, other than their own inability to pay the bills and put food on the table for their own family.

    The Bottom Line here is, don't waste your time trying to deal with a problem over the telephone, you need to actually speak to someone face to face, right up front, present your issue, demand to speak with a supervisor, and let that person deal with being put on Telephone Hell Holding Pattern  trying to contact someone that can resolve the issue.

JayR Cela :(

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Virtual Reality Headset's : No Account for people with Disabilities

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The rather recent rush of enthusiasm to Virtual Reality headset's, seem to have left a large portion of our RL society off into the cold.

    You must be in a standing position in order for the majority of them to function properly, what the hell does that mean for people in wheelchairs ?

    I am going to state this again VR Headset's are a waste of time, both monetary and research wise. The simple fact that they are a Hodge podge conglomeration of using an existing ( Dumb Ass ) Smart Phone and some ridiculous mask, tethered to a powerful computer is a total no go just waiting to happen.

    Save your money and wait for the Augmented Reality Eye Glass's.

     I am not a Windows person, but I have to admit, the HaloLens will blow all this current crap VR head set infatuation right into the lake, and that's where it belongs.

JayR Cela

Kokua Viewer for OpenSim : Killer Start : Needs a lot of Work

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Let me start off with saying that the newest version of the Kokua is hands down the winner at rezzing stuff within 128 meter viewing distance, but that's where it end's. Anything 256 meter or beyond that is Mesh or Sculptie just seems to bunch up into a flat piece of nothing.

    It is interesting to note that I do not observe this same behavior with the Singularity or FireStorm viewer's, and that's odd, because FS is V3 based, and Singularity is V1 or a SnowGlobe fork.

    I am still waiting to see what Cinders can pull off with the next version of Alchemy, as it's current version seem's to be exhibiting the same problem's as Kokua.

JayR Cela

Saturday, October 29, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid Vs. Project Sansar : A cruel Joke or 1 Finale nail in the coffin for Linden Lab?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Please do not forgive me when I state again that Project Sansar is a dead before it launch's bet at best. If you have something intelligent to say that contradict's  my way of thinking, please feel free to state your case.
    I had to laugh the other day watching  Ebbe Linden demonstrating to members of the Wall Street elite how to move furniture around his Virtual apartment, all the while trying to keep his balance, and not fall flat on his face from tripping or slipping on some random object on the RL floor surface beneath his feet.

    Let's get real !

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Singularity : Ubuntu 16.04 : Crash Problems Solved : Final - Final Update

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ? / Sometimes I feel that I am beyond hope. The constant crashing while using the newest stable release of the 64bit Singularity viewer for OpenSim, is a nagging problem that has practically driven me to the point of being a really certifiable  crazy person. I am only mildly insane right now, but this lil bugger is a trip.

    Logging in with any Ubuntu based system and Singularity has always resulted in random crash's, so the only solution I found to be adequate was to install the necessary 32bit lib's and use

 So the other day I was playing around with the Yackety release of Ubuntu 16.10, and it hit me.

   The Mono-Complete package needs to be installed on the host computer.  I also added the Monodevelop meta package.

    Now before you go jumping for joy, and if you followed some of my previous post's trying to solve this problem, you may have a total mess of unnecessary and possibly conflicting lib files that could muck things up even worse. LOL / sorry about that / but - oh well :_)

    I have added Mono-Complete to 3 computers / 2 of them are Kubuntu 16.04.1 and a Mint 18.x Mate, box,  all three of them run without a hitch.

    Haaa-haaaa-ha / now I can finally put this issue to rest and find something else to complain about.

JayR Ceal :_)

P.S. This is my Final - Final - Final update on this issue. / LOL :_)

Monday, October 17, 2016

OpenSim : Hypergrid : The Call for a New Viewer : Good or bad Idea ? Tear Off Window Support : A Must !!

By Avatar JayR Cela

    OK let me start off with this, I fail to understand why we do not have tear off windows, for crying out loud if someone can't solve this issue. Then you may as well stick with the spaghetti code.

    This issue has been explained to me by a friend that sometimes comment's here upon my rambling nonsense, and why it can not be done.

     If thats the case, then dump the code and move forward, the new seemingly movement towards a HTML Browser based viewer is just insane. Without building capabilities, that's not good.

    A New Viewer can turn out to be a total nightmare.

     It is totally someone not getting something together that the current viewer's being developed do not have Tear Off Window support. Come on, who is running this Bozo Show ? Every single program in the world has tear off window support.

      So we either fix it, or let it Rest In Peace.

JayR Cela

Friday, October 14, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Singularity Viewer / Sticking with 32 bit version

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I tell ya what, I am at a loss to figure out why the Linux version of the Singularity viewer keep's having random crashes for me. After all the stuff I went through trying to figure it out. I don't have an answer, it was compiled on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / I am running 16.04.x.

    There seem's to be other problems with it on Windows 10 as well, I don't think it's a computer issue, at least I have not noticed any other Viewer's or programs constantly crashing.

    However, I'm done trying to solve this, for me it just does not work on 2 computers, an old DouCore Dell with Kubuntu 16.04 it runs just fine on. I'm stumped / haaa-haaa - I really like the Singularity viewer, and the previous 32bit version runs just fine.  

     Oh Well

  JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Is a complete new Viewer needed ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Ok we gotta take a look back at all the good stuff created by Lindenlab, ya can not toss all of that out the window, personally I do not care for the stock SL viewer, however as I have said many times in the past, it is the base. Plain and Simple

     Now there has been a lot of work that went into creating this standard, ya cant just toss it out the window, then again there are a number of things being introduced to the SL base code that do not directly work well with OpenSim.

    So what are we going to do? Start from scratch ?

    I don't think that is the best idea, a Browser based Viewer?
    I am Leary of this as well, we will lose the ability to build, so in my opinion is a total fail.

I look forward to your thought's on this impending issue

JayR Cela :_)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Why Do People Still Use Ban Lines ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ok here I go again with another rant, it is an insult to me when a neighbor in OpenSim seems for one reason or another to insist upon using Ban Lines to their property boundaries.

    What are they ? Some kinda freak, that just hates their neighbors, or some sort of paranoid  schizophrenic lunatic, I think a lot of this has to do with the SecondLife mentality, unfortunately that seem's to be an ever creeping plague on the OpenSim  community in general.

    As more and more of the SL population is increasingly migrating to OpenSim and the HyperGrid, we seem to be experiencing  an influx of paranoid individual's.

    My advice is, just Relax, make yourself at home, meet new friends and enjoy the experience.

JayR Cela


Thursday, October 6, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Exploding Smart Phones and the Stupidity of VR Headsets

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what ? Sometimes I just am amazed at the total ignorance or lack of forethought some people exhibit when suddenly jumping upon the latest and greatest so called " The Next Big Thing " and how it can sometimes manifest itself in a consumer rush to nothing more than a Buzz-Word.

    Let's take for instance the recent fiasco with the Samsung 7 series of ( Dumb-Ass-Phones ) so called Smart Phones. What is so smart about placing a potential BOMB in a position directly in front of your Eye's.

    Lithium Ion Batteries are well know for more than a decade to be potentially dangerous under certain conditions, do you know of any portable phone that does not contain one of these ? I don't think so!

    Evan if you do decide to make the leap into this folly of Over Hype, are you willing to risk your eyesight, or a permanently scarred face ?   Is the possible potential of some poorly made, cheap ass device worth it, in order to just simply immerse yourself into some fantasy world creation, and blowing up literally in your face ?

    Palmer Lucky the inventor of the Oculus Rift ( and Over Priced ) VR headset is a very intelligent person, I tend to doubt FaceBook's head honcho, Mark Zuckerburg's sanity on this call, especially when you figure he actually paid 2 BILLION $$$$ for what I am convinced will be a dead in the water boondogle.

    Google has at least released the DayDream VR Headset at a reasonable price of 79$ U.S. however it currently is only operational with the their new FlagShip Pixel Google SmartPhone, about 700$ ++ depending on whether or not you want the base model or the premium version.

    Hell, come on, let's be real here, for 700$ I can easily buy a very nice Dell Server perfectly capable of running  my own Open Simulator Grid, and more than likely it will last much longer than the 2 year average life expectancy, of today's  current Smart Phone selections.

JayR Cela

OpenSim : HyperGrid and the Unity3D Game Engine v5.5 now available on Linux Platforms

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Good news for all of us Linux content creators in OpenSim, the highly successful Unity3D game engine is not only useful for creating user content for the OpenSim platform, it is also available for Linux, though you would not know it from browsing through the companies official web site.

    Currently you either need to sign up and request membership in a somewhat closed (open) developers beta, or simply go to this official Dev. web page, be sure to scroll down to the bottom in order to download the most current release, as it stands right now the 5.5.0b5 , Build # 20160927 : release date Sep 28, 2016 is the most up to date. My understanding is that it is on-par with the Windows version, however it uses Mono in place of C# / of course javascript  a universal developer scripting tool ( not to be confused with Oracle's Java language ) is built in as well.

    The officially supported installer is intended for Ubuntu based distro's only, there is an unsupported installer for other Linux platforms as well. The Ubuntu version will only install properly via the Gdebi package installer, if you are a Kubuntu or KDE user the Qapt installer seems to just choke and not complete the installation process properly.

    Here is the link to the download.

    I should mention that until this morning I was not even aware that people were using Unity3D for OpenSim development, but thanks to Shin Ingen, the famous Bullet physics master scripter's OpenSim Virtual Google+ post.

 Thanks Shin

JayR Cela :_)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

OpenSim : HyperGrid : Augmented Reality Glasses will Demolish VR Headsets

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The over hyped buzzword(s) VR Headsets is such a bunch of crap it is beyond belief.

    I will make more comments and views available, as I continue to get ill with people pouring their blessings all over this ridiculous fascination, that in it's current state of confusion has no place whatsoever in the OpenSim Hypergrid MetaVerse.

JayR Cela

Sunday, October 2, 2016

OpenSim HyperGrid : This Blogs Extra Links Listing Restored

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hi there, I am glad to say I have restored many of the handy links to various OpenSim downloads ( viewers, other software ) and Blender tutorials, a couple of new one's and the removal of a few. I will see if I can come up with several more over the next week.

    Please feel free to drop on over for a look around.
       The Virtual World Technologist


JayR Cela :_)

Friday, September 30, 2016

OpenSim :HyperGrid : We As A Force Of People Can Make A Difference : Against Mass Insanity

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hey let just look at the fact's / The United States of America is the largest Munitions Manufacturer in the World, Russia is close behind, the Dog's of War and Weapon crazed WAR Profiteers, have run rampant selling the merchandise of destruction, despair, inhumanity, hatred, racism, and the inhumanity that is beyond belief of any sane human being with an ounce of brains in their head.

     We as people of the OpenSim and HyperGrid Virtual World of Resident's are right now standing at a point in time that is Crucial.

     We Can Make A Difference !!

JayR Cela

OpenSim : HyperGrid : What Happens When Your Host Grid .IAR Files are Lost ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Sloppy management in any organization can manifest itself in a number of different ways, and sometime's with catastrophic consequences, all depends on how you look at the situation. I you are a regular HyperGrid Hopper, it is more than likely that you have taken the time to duplicate your most prized inventory items that are Full Perm on numerous Grid's.

    If you have not taken the time to do this, Shame On You !!!, and it is your fault when you loose things due to circumstances beyond your control.

    I recently had one of the Grids I use loose their .IAR DataBase server or I think the Hard Drive just decided to take a crap, well guess what, the last backup this particular grid had was from 3 to 4 weeks prior to the failure.

     Luckily for me I duplicate everything on at least 3 other Grid's.

     *Face Palm* OMG / Unbelievable !!*

     Am I upset ? 

     No I am not, because I have taken the time necessary to save things in various other grids.

     Do yourself a favor and join as many HyperGrid World's as you can, and at least preserve you Name, establish your presence everywhere, and make redundant copies of everything you have taken the time to aquire

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim Links on this Blog : What Happened to Them ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hi there, as of the 29th of September Google Blogger decided to remove the Slideshow Gadget functionality from Blogger, unfortunately this seem's to have also removed all of the OpenSim, OSViewer's, Blender Tips, and links to other various resources as well. Dammit ! not much I can do about it after the fact, besides to manually restore them. Oh Well :_(

    In conclusion, so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, I will be taking care of this during the weekend. Thanks

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mint Linux 18 KDE LTS is Ready for OpenSim

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Today was the day I have been waiting for, as an OpenSim content creator, (user) I was loathe to switch my favorite OSViewer and disrupt my content creation processes to something I don't really care for. I'm not picking on anyone in the OS viewer community, I just prefer Singularity, and I am a died in the wool KDE user. Ok,Ok sometimes I do actually downgrade to Windows 10, but that has nothing to do with my OpenSim projects.

     I was thrilled to see the Mint Linux team release the final LTS version on Mint 18 KDE today.

    So-Far-So-Good, my random crashes and the first hypergrid jump problems seem to have gone poof. LOL / At last now I can get back to a normal work flow again.
Thank You

    I'll keep these rambling's alive as long as I feel it is necessary.

JayR Cela

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Virtual Worlds : Nintendo : Breath of the Wild : How Does This Relate to OpenSim ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    OK, ok, so I am a crazy person, everyone that knows me is well aware of that, what you may not know is that i am a Huge Nintendo Fan, I despise First Person Shooters and violent themed games. The upcoming Zelda Breath of the Wild is a contained open world, with seemingly endless conclusions to the end game. Kinda reminds me of OpenSim and the seemingly endless possibilities that await it's participant's all along being well aware of the fact that there is and end game, and VR Head Set's are not it.

    We as OpenSim users, builders, creators have it all within our grasps. My personal opinion is just blow off this insane obsession and temptation to embrace VR HeadSet's and a dead end path.

     Affordable, Augmented Reality devices will be here soon enough.

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Open Sim : I am Currently Working On a New Project With Kazuko Yoshida

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This new project , will not be mind blowing.

     It will be a continuation of a mutual respect and cooperation between the 2 of us.

    I am really looking forward to the initial unveiling.

JayR Cela :_)

Open Sim and Pompous AssHoles

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Ya know what there is a reason I stay behind the scenes and don't spout off at the mouth every 1 hour or so trying to boost a reputation in the OpenSim community.

    When I feel I have something to say that is important to me  or the community at large, I will say it, I am not about to waste your time with frivolous party events or grid hunts and other worthless crap, I sometimes think the people that do just need to hear their mindless blatherings.

JayR Cela :_(

Open Sim : Working on a Community Build Project : Sign a Contract

By Avatar Jay R Cela

    Look here I am an opinionated bastard sometimes / if ya don't like it, then no sense in listening to my rant's any longer. Working on a Grids Community project build, only to find out once you have reached completion, all of your editing right's have been stripped from you is a monumental slap in the face.

    My advice is to have everyone involved accept a signed contract.

 I am extremely upset with a certain Grid, I will not name here, due to professional reason's / but I am pissed off / BIGG TIME !!

    I feel I have been slapped in the face for all the work I did, only to have it yanked from my grasp for future development.

    In the long run it is OK / I have copies of my work distributed on multiple OpenSim grid area's I reserve for all of my builds as works in progress.

   So the joke will be on the people that had the disrespect for my time spent and at no charge to them, as I am about to release it into the wild as a Free-bee

JayR Cela


Virtual Reality Head Set's : The Jokes on U: Project Sansar

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Hey there let's face it, the Oculus Rift, and all the other like minded knock offs are a monumental joke, and a total waste of your $$$ and time. If any one is going to pull this fiasco off it will be Sony and or Microsoft perhaps Samsung, with self contained head displays, and Augmented Reality. I think you can safely say Oculus and the wanna-bee's are a mere blip on the radar screen. This kinda leaves Project Sansar, Linden Lab the  creator's of the SecondLife Virtual World environment as Ebbie Linden's ( the current CEO ) last hope for some sort of reclamation of credibility within the smoldering ashes of his failed reign at the helm of Electronic Art's near downfall before taking the helm at Linden Lab, and a last ditch effort to salvage his career.

    I don't know about you, and I am not a rocket scientist by any means, but do you really think you can spends multiple hours at a time being completely engrossed into a virtual world environment wearing a face mask, totally obscuring you from the outside world around you. If you do. then excuse me, I think you are an idiot, and deserve what you get.

#1 you need to own a worthless piece of junk so-called Smart (Dumb-ass) Phone with a decent display panel.

#2 Insert this overhyped piece of trash into a somewhat uncomfortable head mounted unit that look's like you are about to go for a Scuba Diving adventure.

#3 Hopefully you are not stupid enough to try the motion sensor accessories that may cause you to trip and fall while mindlessly waving your arms around or moving about, because you cannot see what the hell your real life surroundings are.

    In closing, MicroSoft will pull this off with Augmented Reality, and the HoloLens ( and I'm not a Window's person by any means )
Sony, and Samsung will be close behind.
Project Sansar will go down into the history books as a flop.

JayR Cela

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Singularity 1.8.7.xxxx Woe's with Ubuntu 16.04.1 Based Distro's : My Final Solution

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I know this story is getting old, and please disregard any previous misinformation you may have read previously here, but I am (was) determined to make the newest version of the Singularity virtual world viewer work with the mess Canonical Ltd's, latest Ubuntu distribution left a lot of formely happy campers with. I also am well aware of the great and sower full loss of a core member of the Singularity team, Latif Khalifa who was a driving force behind this wonderful and totally unbloated masterpiece of software. I have also talked with various fellow users under other major Linux distribution's, most notably several Arch based distro's whom have experienced no problems whats so ever. There had to be a missing link somewhere, and I seem to have finally found it.

    I am taking no credit for this solution, the praise belongs to the author of this blog post.
                                                           ( fredfire1 on WordPress )

install singularity / firestorm / Catznip / kokua / radegast / secondlife / alchemy/ Cool VL Viewer/ Replex/ Exodus/ OnLook [ubuntu,debian]

    This is a must read for any Singularity fans, and for that matter any other people seeking a solution to unexpected problems with the latest Ubuntu based distributions, and other V1 or V3 based OpenSim viewers. As you can see this post seems to cover all the bases and apparently has been updated numerous times.

    In order to make a long story short I will sum it up this way, I switched my distro to LinuxMint 18 KDE Beta and did the following.

*First thing to do is open a terminal and make yourself the Root - super user*


*Run these two commands

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update

*Now run this nested command line to add the necessary lib files*

apt-get install libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libasyncns0:i386 libattr1:i386 libc6:i386 libc6-i686:i386 libcap2:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libflac8:i386 libgcc1:i386 libice6:i386 libjson0:i386 libogg0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libsm6:i386 libsndfile1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386 libwrap0:i386 libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxi6:i386 libxtst6:i386 zlib1g:i386 -y

*Ok you now need to get the proper x86-64 stuff in place with these commands*

dpkg --add-architecture amd64
apt-get update

    Well after doing this procedure and wiping out any and all traces of Singularity from my home directory ( be sure to allow display hidden files, including the .secondlife file if you happen to find one left over from any previous installations )

    Next step was to isolate the Singularity cache file from it's default installation location, I usually do this by creating an OpenSim directory and a nested CacheFiles > Singularity folder and place it there. For one reason or another this is just an old habit of mine, and not really necessary

    Open your Singularity folder, open Konsole in the same directory and as a normal user type

    For one reason or another this installed a faulty launcher in my Internet Menu, which is no big deal because it also runs the Singularity script in Konsole thus opening the viewer itself in a separate window.

    I have been running this way for the past few days without many random crashes, there is however one nagging problem I have yet to solve, my first HyperGrid jump always results in a Crash, once I get through that just re log and proceed normally.

JayR Cela :_)

PS. many thanks again to fredfire1 of Wordpress  bloggers for this fantastic resource post I used to solve my problem, I hope it will help you as well.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Utter Disgust With Kubuntu 16.04.01 / This Never Should Have Passed Q&A

By Avatar JayR Cela

     With all the trouble I have been experiencing with the recent Kubuntu 16.04.1 distro, especially when it comes to dealing with and installing Virtual World software and hardware, I am not sorry to say or going to pull any punches here.

     Do Not Waste Your Time !!!!

      It is totaly screwed up, how this release ever made it past the final Q&A is beyond me.

      There are so many standard Lib files, that are just simply not installed by default, the driver manager is broken, this is a total piece of trash.

JayR Cela :(

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Singularty and Kubuntu 16.04.1 My Insanely Troublesome Crashing Problems Solved

    Hi there again, I'm back to offer some advice for fellow Linux / Singularity users.
 ( this post is intended as a comedic observation of the combination of Kubuntu 16.04.1 and the   Singularity_1_8_7_6866_x86_64 viewer and the troublesome instalation process )

    First off this viewer is crash happy on the newest version of Kubuntu 16.04.1, admittedly the 64 bit version has never worked for me in the past, due to the hybrid KXStudio distro I have been using for years on end, ( an oddball mixture of KDE-XFCE and GNOME some of the packages dating back to the Ubuntu Lucid release days ) and that was OK by me, I just used the 32bit version of Singularity, and everything was fine.

    Well not a whole lot of developing on the 32bit platform these days, perhaps some hobbyist working with specialty projects, but for the most part 32bit is a dead issue. And the Team Singularity folks seem to feel the same way.  Now I could just use Windows and be done with it, but that's not the point, I got nothing against Windows, I have been working with it since version 3.0, or I could just use FireStorm it seems to work, but again that's not the point, I wanted to have my KDE, and my Singularty LOL, and I was bound and determined to make this combination work, so it was time to do some reading.( uggh ) Looking over the Singularity web site they specifically tell you that it was compiled on Kubuntu 14.04.4  and if you were experiencing problems they recommend compiling your own, but again this was not the point, I wanted it to work with the new default Plasma 5 Breeze Desktop (GUI) in 16.04.1, and quite frankly I'm not very good at compiling anything. Further investigation led me to look at the KXStudio web site, and sadly the project leader is currently involved with some new Guitar effect's devices, and was doubtful he would be continuing KXStudio beyond Plasma 4, scratches head - Damm I'm screwed haa-haa :_) OK no problem, I figured I would just install Kubuntu 16.04.1 and add the stuff I need for audio work afterward. ( read on for some further comedy )

    So I downloaded a fresh ISO file pulled out a copy of RUFUS the ISO to USB stick program and got ready for some fun, it did not take to long for me to realize something was not quite right, make sure you check and verify the SHA256 sum.  I had two bad downloads in a row from the main repository and a mirror via HTTP, my third attempt I used the torrent file and 10 minutes later I had a clean copy.

    Ok so now the fun starts, after  a very quick installation and complete update, i find that Settings >Hardware >Driver Manager -is Broken!! LOL all you get is an Apt splash screen with greyed out options as a nonfunctional message of collecting hardware information is displayed. 

    No problem I just use Synaptic or the official KDE package manager Muon, surprise surprise neither are installed by default. No problem open your main menu System >Discover app and proceed to install Synaptic

    Be sure to select all available Add Ons

    This adds to your Main Menu >Settings sub menu an app named Additional Drivers.

   That was easy enough (not) :_) So now we get to the really fun stuff, and that's adding all the missing lib files that for one reason or another are usually installed by default in most every other Ubuntu based distro out there, are not! This is just craziness, on the Project Leaders and Devs. part of things. It's not that big a deal though,with the use of Synaptic, and Konsole I kept running the program by right clicking on the singularity file selecting Actions > Run In Konsole, each subsequent run revealed a missing lib file, it was fascinating to say the least. Anyways here is the list of lib(s) and  a few other various files that I ended up using to get a mostly stable installation of the newest Singularity Viewer working properly. ( it seems to have the most  difficulty with inter Grid hopping especially if you try too fast between multiple hops, and on occasional single Grid hops ) 

libpangox-1.0-0 ( as advised on the Singularity Downloads page )
libasound2-plugins:i386 ( as advised on the Singularity Downloads page )
libsdl2-dev    ( this will add about 70 other packages -- not sure if they all are needed )
microcode.ctl  ( for Intel CPU's )
iucode-tool  ( for Intel CPU's )
amd64-microcode ( for AMD CPU's )
( added a number of missing gstreamer files Evan some of the most obvious were not in the default Kubuntu installation ) "sheesh" LOL :_) 

   ( If you would like to take a stab at eliminating the notorious Screen Tearing issues with the x11 desktop you can add these files as well )

 --- and -- or ---

    Thats a lot of extra files and libraries, once these are installed the next step is tweaking a few things within the Singularity >Preferences sections during or after installation.

    Texture Memory (MB) 1024
    Enable OpenGL Vertex Buffer Objects
    Enable Streamed VBOs
    Enable OpenGL Frame Buffer Objects

    And this next setting is beyond me why, but you need to have both Use Verticle IMs
 and Use horizontal buttons for contacts floater, checked to the ON setting.(or suffer through lots of random crashes)

    Then make what ever other adjustments that you usually use and restart Singularity ( preferably using Konsole )  That should do it.

    This was an Insane amount of crap to go through, but I am sold on both the KDE QT5 Breeze Desktop and the Singularity Viewer, so making them work together was Job-1 for a number of hair pulling sessions,  I am currently waiting for the Mint Linux 18-Sarah-KDE ISOs to be released sometime in late August and giving Singularity a standard installation routine tryout on another computer, my current system is as follows :
Singularity Viewer (64 bit) 1.8.7 (6888) Jul  9 2016 23:16:05 (Singularity Test)
Release Notes

Grid: 3RD Rock Grid

Built with GCC version 40805

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU         550  @ 3.20GHz (3200.09 MHz)
Memory: 7973 MB
OS Version: Linux 4.4.0-34-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 27 16:06:39 UTC 2016 x86_64
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.42
RLV Version: RLV v2.8.0 / RLVa v1.4.10a

libcurl Version: libcurl/7.48.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32
J2C Decoder Version: OpenJPEG: 1.5.2
Audio Driver Version: Singularity Viewer (64 bit) 1.8.7 (6888) Jul  9 2016 23:16:05 (Singularity Test)
Release Notes

Grid: OSGrid

Built with GCC version 40805

You are at 2547427.5, 2522601.0, 22.0 in Eureka Homes1 (9950, 9853) located at (
OpenSim Dev        OSgrid (Dev) 71404be: 2016-06-26 (Win/.NET)

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7200  @ 2.53GHz (2534 MHz)
Memory: 5966 MB
OS Version: Linux 4.4.0-34-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 27 16:06:39 UTC 2016 x86_64
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.42
RLV Version: RLV v2.8.0 / RLVa v1.4.10a

libcurl Version: libcurl/7.48.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32
J2C Decoder Version: OpenJPEG: 1.5.2
Audio Driver Version: FMOD Studio 1.08.04 -or-(None) seems to work as well 
LLCEFLib/CEF Version: 1.6.0-(CEF-OSX-3.2526.1368)
Packets Lost: 29/72929 (0.0%)

LLCEFLib/CEF Version: 1.6.0-(CEF-OSX-3.2526.1368)

    You will notice I am currently running the Singularity Viewer (64 bit) 1.8.7 (6888) Jul  9 2016 23:16:05 (Singularity Test) version, it seems a bit better but it could just be my imagination Haa-Haa :_)

Well its been fun, hope you either got a good laugh, or perhaps were able to solve this or a similar problem.

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Linden Lab : Not About to let them SCREW Me Again ! : Project Sansar : A Total Non Issue

By Avatar JayR Cela

    OK I gonna take some flack on this opinion, and let me stress here this is an opion blog, my opinions, and most people allready know I am nut's. Project Sansar or SecondLife 2 or 3 or 4 what ever the hell you want to call it will fall flat on it's face, Ebbe Linden will be sent back to where he belongs ripping people off at Electronic Art's.

    If they can pull this scheme off to take your money, or create a viable market place to sell user created content, don't beleave it, it's a pie in the sky mindless blathering piece of bullcrap. A lot of people don't remember Linden Lab ripping people off with their Homesteaders Scam.

    Personally I don't give a rats ass what you decide to do, I'm in OpenSim / THAT'S the future !

JayR Cela

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

OpenSim : About Me : Real or just an Avatar ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Hey this is something that no won wants to talk about, WAKE UP ! Your are an Avatar. You have created an alternate idenity.

    If you have not figured this out by now, you seriously need to see a shrink.

JayR Cela :_)


OpenSim : Team Singularity Pulls Another Crash Happy Release

By Avatar JayR Cela

     Boy this is by far my favorite OpenSim Viewer, but the past week or so they been having some problems with constant crashing.

    The current stable version that actually works without all the crashes is

This is a Linux build

So far for me it works flawlessly on an Ubuntu 16.04 box.

JayR Cela :_)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

OpenSim : Windows10-or-Ubuntu16.04 ? Their Both Excellent Choices

By Avatar JayR Cela
     Windows10 besides the unique Graphical User Interface (GUI) is rock solid under the hood, with tons of excellent features, I would steer clear of the Home edition, and go for the Pro version, and hey it is still a free-bee for the rest of July 2016, after that it will cost you $$ about $120.00 US , if you have not upgraded yet this is your last chance to do it for no cost "FREE" , another good reason is that soon Win10 will be everywhere ( mostly )

    Linux, and I'm talking Ubuntu-Debian, on the other hand is very versatile and that's how I learned Linux comfortably, the later Ubuntu, is so easy anyone can make it work, Mint Linux a very successful  fork is really a great choice for new-bee's,  a number of folks prefer the Red Hat, Fedora based  distributions, they are both excellent choices. I have to stress here, support can become a major issue if you are a new to Linux, if that's your case then an Ubuntu 16.04. or 14.04  based distro is your best bet, Fedora in my opinion is geared more towards experienced users. 

    Both of these operating system environment's work in my opinion just as well as the other,  you just use what you feel comfortable with, in the end game, it all works out to be the same thing,  depending upon how much support you need.

JayR Cela :_)

P.S.   Hi there, you will notice I deliberately left out MacOS or OSX, simply because I do not own a Mac, and quite frankly I know just enough to operate them.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

OpenSim : 32bit A Dead Issue

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Hey unless you are still clinging onto the slowly dieing SecondLife platform, or you have been sleeping in stasis for the past several years, 32bit is dead.

     Wake Up !!!

JayR Cela

OpenSim : Alchemy Viewer : I Have A Major Gripe : No OpenSim LogIn's By Default

By Avatar JayR Cela

   I have a Major Gripe with the Alchemy Viewer Team, for a group of people that claims to be developing a Viewer geared towards OpenSim, then why the Hell ain't there no OpenSim Log-Ins listed in the default installation, damm they could at least have included OSGrid in the default Grid Manager, how hard would that have been to add ?

    All I see is log into SL or SL-Beta Grid / WTF ??????
    What's wrong with this picture here ????
    They claim to be dedicated to OpenSim, but there is no way to access it it with the standard install        routine, you have to manually add it afterwards, this is inexcusable, and a huge mistake on their          part.

    I really like the Alchemy Viewer, it's a lean and a mean fighting machine. I admit is is lacking of some features I currently enjoy with Singularity, and don't even get me started on the CHUI chat, IM Interface they have chosen to use. It is a completely ass backwards confusing mess, a total disaster that came from some not so brilliant minds when Linden Lab decided to farm the project out to a bunch of people I have little respect for. I won't name them here, because they Blew It, and they know it. That's why you never see them around any longer.

     As a person that has totally lost faith in Linden Lab, and SecondLife, and the up coming Project Sansar ( Who the Hell want's to wear something the size of a skin diving mask on their head  ) just to socialize and experience a virtual world. I mean really, I'm asking you, have you tried any of these ridiculous gizmo's, I'll admit there is an immediate WOW factor, that will soon wear off as the sweat on your forehead and the discomfort of the headband and weight of the device starts to drive you crazy enough to the point that you eventually go back to using a plain old reliable monitor. But that's besides the point.

   The Team Alchemy needs to get a grip on what OpenSim users are all about, and that's not SecondLife or cow-towing to LindenLabs whims any longer.

JayR Cela  

OpenSim : Singularity Viewer Team Removes v1.8.7.6861 From DownLoads Section : Linux and Windows

By Avatar JayR Cela

     As of sometime last night or early this morning Team Singularity has removed the somewhat troublesome v1.8.7.6861 from their downloads section for both Linux and Windows. I guess it was not just me experiencing multiple problems. The new official download is v1.8.7.6866.

    I have yet to try this on my main box, KXStudio 14.04, as I had given up on trying to make v1.8.7.6861 work and temporarily switched to FireStorm on that machine. Oddly enough since the Alchemy and Singularity viewer teams claim being sister viewers, sharing much of the same code and developer resources ( people working on both ) I found I was having the same issues with the current version of Alchemy, again only on my KXStudio box, perhaps we will see an update there soon as well.

    However I must stress the point that KXStudio is a Hybrid linux distro, not really intended for casual desktop use, and since I use it for my audio mixing work, I am not about to replace it just yet.

    I admit that I feel better now knowing that I was not crazy with all the crashing.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Open Sim : Singularity Viewer : Update

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Wow, the new version of Singularity has been nothing but crash happy for me the past few days, it is not the viewer it'self, it was my Linux Distro, so I decided to change from KXStudio 14.04 to Mint Linux 17.3 Mate and, I will install the KXStudio stuff I need for audio studio work via a PPA.

    So far it is running flawlessly, besides the Grey Avatar upon login and having to re-bake.
    I can live with that :_)

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, June 24, 2016

OpenSim : Singularity Viewer : New Relaese v1.8.7.6861 : 64bit Only

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well the day many of us have been so anxiously awaiting has finally arrived, after nearly a year and a half, the team of folks so diligently working on the beloved Classic V1 style viewer for OpenSim and (SL) is out and about ready for download. The first thing you will notice is that the 32bit version(s) are no longer under development, this is pure 64bit goodness.  I'm not sure what this means for all the die hard hold out's still clinging to Second Life as a viable platform for the future, as the Havok physics engine currently licensed to LL is 32 bit only. ( at least it was last time I checked ) However since I could give a rats ass about SL these days it has no effect on me :_)

    Visibly you will notice virtually no outward changes in appearance, the UI remains untouched, the preferences menu has had several refinements as far as placement of certain options have been changed slightly or moved to another section. If you are running the Linux version you may have to fiddle around with the launcher script. in my case on 2 of my machines running KXStudio 14.04
 ( a professional grade high end Audio Studio distribution ) I needed to uncomment the,
 export LL_BAD_OPENAL_DRIVER=x    : line in the first section

## - Avoids using any FMOD Ex audio driver.
## - Avoids using any OpenAL audio driver.
## - Avoids using any FMOD audio driver.

    However on my ChaletOS 16.04 box ( another Ubuntu-Debian derivative designed for more casual desktop use ) I had no such problem. I'm not going to go into the long list of under the hood changes, because you can easily read about them better on the official Singularity web site.

and that list is a long one, to say the least. The first thing I noticed is an increase in FPS performance and much more reliable rendering on certain types of complex mesh builds. This seems to have come at a cost though ( at least for me ) with having to rebake my avatars texture just about everytime I log in, and or sit and suffer thru being a cloud quite often for longer than I care to endure, usually it is just a simple matter of changing out the  bald hair piece of my worn outfit, but hey these things are a minor nuisance compared to the amount of changes for the better. In other words I can put up with it, and since I am not really an active Windows ( 10 ) user, ( I only use Windows when I have to or on Patch Tuesday ) I can not really comment. Macs I have limited experience with and do not personally own any Mac Equipment ( I only uses them in the Studio )  However I am sure they work just fine.

    In closing, this is one fantastic piece of work, an excellent Viewer for anyone that prefers the V1 to V3 style User Interface. Great work and Salute to Team Singularity / Live Long and Prosper, Team Singularity.

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Why Is The Steam Machine So Important ?

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The Steam Machine may seem like a dead whale in the water to a lot of folks, but the contributions to the open source and closed source video driver landscape have been phenomenal. We actually have working Intel ( my favorite processor of choice ) graphics / Noveau / Wayland / Vulcan / this is mind boggling the recent progress. Nvidia and AMD have new drivers out. None of this would have happened without the Steam Machine.

      In the long run the Steam Machine may crash & burn, however you can not deny the importance of this milestone in history.

     And I don't really care for Windows 10 to much, LOL

    Died in the wool Debian, Ubuntu person.

JayR Cela :_)

Third Rock : My Adopted Home

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I have no idea how I ended up here.

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Power Boat Racing: OpenSim : 3rdRockGrid

More Boat Racing : Open Sim : 3rdRock Grid : Thank You Mike Hart

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Please excuse the mess, we are still trouble shooting a few minor issues, and I am so embarrassed I forgot to mention Avatar Mike Hart for his generous contribution of the Jet Ski rezzers. We did modify them slightly by adding a texture to the back facing side, and re-positioned them so when touched the object is in the water and ready to ride. These are incredibly easy vehicles to use, and a ton of fun. You just have to try it out for yourselves. The Boats and Catamarans were purchased on the Kitely Marketplace, developed by the very talented Kayaker Magic, and so many thanks go out to Avatar Ilan Tochner for making this wonderful market place available to all Open Sim residents.

    I would also like to thank Avatars Zinnia Frenzy, Kered Owl, Eldovar Lamilton, Dolfke Barbosa, Kylie Brimmer, and numerous other people that have been putting up with me as I have been building this region. I could not have done this without their help.

    If you have never been to 3rdRock Grid, is OK you do not need to be a member to enjoy the fun, and I do still have some complimentary FREE land with 1000 prims available if you would like to establish a home here.

     I can be contacted in-world or via e-mail

The HyperGrid location is Central Lake

JayR Cela :_)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Boat Racing : OpenSim : 3rdRock Grid : Now Open For Public Testing

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Well we have been keeping this under wraps for a while during the building phase, don't get me wrong, as we are still involved with that process. However the time has come to open this new 3x3 Var Region to the public ( that's the equivalent of 9 standard sized regions in Second Life )  We have free to use sail boats,  catamarans and jet ski's, some free to copy jet ski's and a speed boat too. So if you are looking for something fun to do and you enjoy tooling around a huge lake in a virtual world, stop on by and help us iron out the few remaining bugs.

     You don't have to be a member of 3rd Rock Grid to enjoy the fun, Oh yeah I all most forgot to mention that  our servers have recently been upgraded with the addition of all Solid State Drive's so the place is very responsive. Don't worry if you crash or loose one of the free to use or free to copy vehicles, as that is part of the testing process. Here is the hyper grid jump, Central Lake
once there you may contact me JayR Cela, or Kered Owl for any assistance you may need, we cant be there 24 hours a day, but you can leave a message, or even your e-mail address to me. ( JayR Cela )

    Looking forward to meeting you.

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Dealing With Death In A Virtual World

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Oh boy, I don't even know how to start this post.

Death of an Avatar, or close friend.

It hurts, years of friendship simply coming to and end. Ya may see it coming, or it will strike ya blindside.

I guess ya just accept and deal with it.

JayR Cela :_(

Sunday, April 10, 2016

OpenSim : SecondLife : A Great Loss : Latif Khalifa, the creator of the Replex Viewer, and the Radegast Viewer, as well contributor to several other viewers, has passed away.

By Avatar JayR Cela

      Well I guess I'm a little late with this unfortunate post, A wonderful contributor to the idea's of OPEN SOURCE and virtual worlds sadly has passed away recently.

     We will all miss you Latif Khalifa / May U Rest in Peace

JayR Cela :(

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My New Sim - 3 Parcels of Very Nice Complimentary Land : 1000 prims each : Are You Migrating From SL or INWZ ?

Hi there
    It's been a while since my last post, I have not forgotten anyone or abandoned Open Sim and the HyperGrid, just a busy RL schedule has kept me hopping, now I'm back, with lots of good stuff to share.

     If you recall, several months ago I had mentioned a new HyperGrid enabled Sim with complimentary land I was about to make available, that deal did not turn out as planned. However thanks to the nice folks over at the The Stitching 3rd Rock Grid Foundation  ( a non profit in Open Sim ) I have finally been able to open 3 choice 1000 prim parcels of land at no charge ( that's 0.00 $ ) for a limited time, and the opening just happens to coincide with the upcoming Rob Stock Music Festival ( an annual  fund raising event for Doctor's Without Borders, that last year  managed to raise $2000.00 US for a very worthy cause. )

                            All 3 parcels have room enough to build on the surrounding waters.

    I am looking for 3 people, possibly migrating or considering too, from SecondLife, InWorldz or another ( Walled Garden ) grid that enjoy building, landscaping and decorating, and the 1000 prim parcels are just the starting point. 3rdRock, one of the oldest and still existing Open Sim Grid's out there, has seen it's up's and down's over the years, however it is currently in a state of  unprecedented reliability, not a lot of bell's and whistles, or massive amounts of prim's per region, just rock solid stability.

    Currently looking for people to help with the redevelopment of 16 core regions. This is truly a wonderful opportunity for the right person(s). not only will you have free complementary land to develop for yourself on my own personal sim,  you may also be able to share your creative talents redeveloping up to 16 of the core grid regions.

    The sim has it's own free-shop, and just about everything on the region is Full Perms.

    With this weekend being the 9th annual Rob Stock Event you will also be able to meet not only the Core 3rdRock Grid Team, along with the Stiching 3rdRock Grid Foundation members, but a lot of other nice people as well.

    We have a great line up of very talented people in store for your listening pleasure.

    If you would like to stop for a visit and discuss taking up residence on 3rd Rock Grid with me, please feel free to do so. the hyper grid jump is listed below.

 A Few More Pictures :_)

JayR Cela :_)