Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 BIZ: IMA: OpenSim Community Conference (OSCC) Dec. 9-10, 2017

OpenSim Community Conference  
(OSCC) Dec. 9-10, 2017 
Reminder to save some time on the weekend of Dec 9-10. for the OSCC.  All online--no travel, no hassle, no waiting in line.  The conference is as close as your computer.  If you are on a Hypergrid-connected grid, the conference is about 30 seconds from wherever you are.

Go there


  • HG address:
  • cc.opensimulator.org:8002
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
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Friday, November 17, 2017

2014 TKR: Perfection is not success. Success is achieving what you set out to do

Perfection is not success.  
Success is achieving what you set out to do 

The key to curing perfectionism is to get better at goal setting.  Yes, a paradox.  Perfectionists fail at goal-setting so they don't know when they have reached the goal.


  • To succeed on those terms, you have to know what you set out to do.   
  • That's the secret:  Perfectionism comes from an imperfect start.  
  • There are two questions to ask yourself before you start:
  • What am I setting out to do?  
  • How will I know when I am finished? 
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 IMA: EDU: Hypergrid International Expo (HIE) : Multi-language: Language classes note

Hypergrid International Expo  (HIE)  
Multi-language: Language classes note
Hypergrid International Expo (HIE) 16-17th Dec 2017.  2 days, 4 languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian.  Live translation available in these languages and in English.  A practice opportunity for students of these languages. 


  • The first annual Hypergrid International Expo (HIE) 16-17th Dec 2017.  
  • The   (HIE)  is a multi language conference for Opensim.
  • December 16:  German and Spanish
  • December 17:  French and Italian
  • All participants will arrive via the Hypergrid.  HG Address:
  • hie.ddnss.org:8006
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find. TP
  • You can talk about commercial projects, or not-for-profit projects.
  • The expo will have 'subtitles' in English, and some other languages
  • Hypergrid International Expo G+ community
  • Information about the HIE: call for proposals and translator volunteering.
  • HG Safari Visits welcome site for the HIE  (after the break)
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Monday, November 13, 2017

2017 EDU: The Maker Movement and the potential of virtual worlds

The Maker Movement and 
the potential of virtual worlds
The Maker education movement has much in common with virtual worlds.  They both could benefit from knowing more about each other.  Here is introductory information about each.

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  • Maker education uses hands-on, collaborative, learning experiences.
  • Gives practice in collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation.
  • And in learner-driven experience, peer-to-peer teaching, and "failing forward."
  • Virtual worlders will recognize this kind of practice.
  • Maker education often uses Makerspaces.
  • We virtual worlders have similar spaces.  We call them virtual worlds.
  • We keep ours an home, so we don't have to drive.
  • The people we collaborate with live anywhere in the world.
  • They meet us in our virtual worlds. 
  • We rent our places in OpenSimulator for $20 a month or less.
  • Our grids could provide kid-safe independent virtual worlds.  
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

2017 WW: Save and restore your web-world

Save and restore your web-world
Once you build a web-world, you will want to save it, so that you can restore it when you make some bad move in building.   Here is how to save and restore in Cybalounge.

Backup and Restore buttons

Backup

  • Click the crossed tools to enter build mode.  
  • Click the ground to select the whole world and bring up the build window.
  • Click Backup to save the current world as backup.
  • Note that the current backup will replace any previous backup.
  • You can also backup objects by taking them into inventory:
  • Storing and handling objects, including complex objects

    Metaverse events, recent and upcoming


    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    2017 MAG: The Web Report: Variety edition: (beta) Virtually famous comedy acts: Doc Grun, Catboy, Synnove, Granny, Braydon

    The Web Report: Variety edition: (beta)
    Virtually famous comedy acts: 
    Doc Grun, Catboy, Synnove, Granny, Braydon  

    An overview of recent comedy performances in virtual worlds.  Another example of the Web Report, an erratic periodical about community activities in virtual worlds.  This edition is about comedy and audience participation performances.  Synnove Helgerud, Catboy Qunhua, Doc Grun, Braydon Blackheart.   Olie and Sven, Fat-shaming the avatars, breedable pets.

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    Friday, November 10, 2017

    2017 IMA: EDU: Wanted: a virtual world viewer for education. Straw-man model

    Wanted: a virtual world viewer for education: 
    Straw-man model
    Updated 11/18/2017
    A straw-man model for a virtual world viewer is presented with the objective of eliciting comments and suggestions for improvement.  Comments and suggestions will be used to produce a more refined model.  This article is explicitly licensed as public domain.
    • A straw-man model is used to start developing specs
    • Straw-man strategy: You put it up and everyone tells you what is wrong with it.
    • Comments and suggestions will be used to produce a more refined model.
    • This article is explicitly licensed as public domain.
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    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    2017 WW: Cybalounge: Tutorial: Annotated screens

    Cybalounge: Annotated Screens
    Screen shots for registering in Cybalounge and using the info and controls on the main screens.  You don't need to register to go into Cybalounge--you can enter as a guest.  But when you register  you get a free world you can build in, along with the ability to friend other people and contact them.  They may be able to answer questions or send you things they have made.
    Registration panel, top
    Click image to enlarge
    • Register at Cybalounge
    • There are other Cybalounge sites.  If you register at one, the others won't know you.
    • Some people have had a problem registering.  
    • One person did not notice the need to scroll down.
    • You don't need to register--you can enter as a guest.
    • But if you register, you get your own web-world, 
    • where you can build what you want.
    • And you can friend other people who may be able to help you.
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    Monday, November 6, 2017

    2017 WW: BIZ: Monetizing user-built web-worlds

    Monetizing user-built web-worlds
    The technical feasibility of virtual worlds on a browser is well demonstrated.  A capability for user-built web-worlds is emerging in Cybalounge. This is somewhat like what Second Life offered  in 2004.  Can it be monetized as Second Life was back then?  

    Web-worlds

    • A web-world is a 3D world in a browser page.  
    • You just go there as you would to a flat browser page.  

    • Web-worlds don't need a grid--they have web-addresses.  
    • But they can be usefully aggregated in a user-built environment.
    • The environment can provide tools and resources that users need for building.
    • It can bring together sellers and buyers in an environment that supports exchanges.
    • Dieter Heyne has built such an environment in Cybalounge.  
    • He presently offers free worlds there.  Register there and you get one free world.
    • Some people may want more.  He could think of leasing additional worlds.

    • Anyone who has built in virtual world could build in Cybalounge.  
    • Video capture: Convienient video capture in Windows 10--any window
    • Google community: 3D web-worlds of the browser

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    Sunday, November 5, 2017

    2017 IMA: MESH: Blender beginner tutorials: a sampler with lots of links

    Blender beginner tutorials: a sampler with lots of links
    Links to beginner tutorials for blender.  I lead with one so simple and clear that even I can understand it.

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