Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 HG: HELP: Free LSL Script Library and Bug Tracking System. HG project, BeatThis

The Free LSL Script Library Bug Tracking System.  
HG project, BeatThis
Bug tracking:  Essential element of a software development system now provided by Outworldz,
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          Sunday, February 28, 2016

          2016 ART: BIZ: Fashion design is popular in virtual worlds and embracing technology in the old world.

          Fashion design is popular in virtual worlds 
          and embracing technology in the old world.
          Is it time for fashion design in virtual worlds to pay more attention to the needs of fashion design in the old ("real") world?  Fashion design in the old world can pay well for services; can virtual worlds provide any valuable services to fashion design in the old world?

          Internationally acclaimed fashion designer and educationalist, Betty Jackson, visited the RSA as the incoming Master of the Faculty for the Royal Designers for Industry, and spoke on ever-evolving technology and innovation within design.
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                  Saturday, February 27, 2016

                  2016 BIZ: Virtual worlds for business and research. Real estate, models, estates, interiors, architects, interior decorators.

                  Virtual worlds for business.  
                  Real estate, model, estates, interiors.
                  Architects, interior decorators, city planners
                  A review of some outworld uses for inworld building
                  Is this interior decorating?
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                          Friday, February 26, 2016

                          2016 EV: PEOPLE: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Feb 26, 2016

                          EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: 
                          Opportunities and events,  Feb 26, 2016     
                          Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
                          • Opportunities
                          • Upcoming  Events: HYPEvents
                          • Regular events
                          • Google+ communities and other groups
                          • Calendars
                          • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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                                  Wednesday, February 24, 2016

                                  2016 HG: What are: Hypergrid? OpenSim? Virtual worlds?

                                  What are:  Hypergrid? OpenSim? Virtual worlds.
                                  With growing interest in virtual worlds, OpenSim and the Hypergrid, we need some clarification of what these terms mean.  People who come into an OpenSim world after years of experience in Second Life find the world quite familiar, but easily overlook the important differences.  People looking into virtual worlds for the first time may easily overlook Hypergrid and OpenSim worlds because these do not advertise widely. This article provides an overview of virtual worlds and shows how OpenSim and Hypergrid fit in. 

                                  • Virtual world: a simulated 3 dimensional environment with users appearing as avatars
                                  • OpenSimulator: Open-source software that creates and runs virtual worlds 
                                  • Hypergrid: Set of conventions that allows avatars to move from one grid to another
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                                          Tuesday, February 23, 2016

                                          2016 NEW: HG: Evergreen island. New world template on Kitely. Start with your own wooded island

                                          Evergreen island.  
                                          New world template on Kitely.  
                                          Start with your own wooded island.
                                          Kitely now offers a free wooded island template.  Not a free island, but something to put on an island when you get one.  A beautiful island with free stuff supplied by well-known content creators in Kitely.  All copy-mod.  So when you get a sim in Kitely, you have a home from the start.  But you can change it as you want.
                                          Arrival point 
                                          Click image to enlarge

                                          Go there

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                                           Lipogram Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 2/23, 7pm SLT 


                                          This week at the Short Poetry Workshop we explore the multiple types of the Lipogram. There are several types of Lipograms where only one specific vowel is used in the entire poem, or where a letter of the alphabet is eliminated and can't be used in the poem. Other typed exclude a specific word or words with a specific number of letters.

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                                                  Monday, February 22, 2016

                                                  2016 BIZ: HG: PROMO: Promote your HG business or community with a landing page. HG project

                                                  Promote you HG business or community with a landing page.  HG project
                                                  A landing page is a web page designed to help visitors find what they want from your business or community by aggregating links to web locations that tell what you want to tell. It may be used as a target for Google adwords (hence landing page).  It may also be used as a target by other aggregating pages such as the grid or Opensimworld

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                                                          Sunday, February 21, 2016

                                                          2016 TKR: Turn ideas into actions, results, and reality

                                                          Turn our ideas into actions, results, and reality
                                                          Innovation experts Martin Amor and Alex Pellew offer practical tips for unleashing the power to create and turning ideas – whether for a business, a campaign or social venture - into reality.

                                                          Creativity is inherently human. Turning our ideas in action, and watching them have positive impact in the world, is for many of us, what true fulfillment in life is all about.
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                                                          How could more of us access and unleash that creative power? What are the obstacles to bringing our lightbulb moments and passion projects - whether for a business, a campaign or social venture - to life?

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                                                            Saturday, February 20, 2016

                                                            2016 EDU: BIZ: The Lost World of Kayaker Magic

                                                            The Lost World of Kayaker Magic
                                                            You can own your own lost world with the dinosaurs you can buy from Kayaker Magic. T. rex and others prowl this Lost World.  Are they all correctly placed from an ecological standpoint?  Could you use a lost world like this in a class on ecology?   On paleontology?  On education?  
                                                            Metaverse tour in Lost World

                                                            Go there

                                                            • HG Address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Panthalassa
                                                            • Put the HG address in the world map next to Find.  Click Find, TP
                                                            • In Kitely and Firestorm, you can put the FS hop in the FS nav bar, press return
                                                            • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Panthalassa/302/589/37
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                                                                    Friday, February 19, 2016

                                                                    2016 EDU: P2P: MMOG/Medical/Hospital/rescue/simulation

                                                                    RWORLD-MMOG/Medical/Hospital/rescue/simulation

                                                                    Video tells the story of a medical rescue and combat, as created for an online game, simulation, or training.

                                                                    A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG or MMO) is an online game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously in the same instance (or world),
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                                                                            Wednesday, February 17, 2016

                                                                            2016 HELP: HG: Upload mesh the best way--invited article by Ozwell Wayfarer

                                                                            How to upload mesh correctly --
                                                                            invited article by Ozwell Wayfarer 

                                                                            Ozwell Wayfarer noted a number of threads relating to uploading mesh and various issues attached to it. So he offered some best practices.  Other mesh users have told me that this is an excellent summary and very clear.   It was originally posted in Kitely forums.  I have reprinted it  here with permission to give it wider distribution and easier access as archive.

                                                                            This is a big issue with a number of facets.

                                                                            • YOUR MODEL
                                                                            • LOD
                                                                            • GENERATE NORMALS
                                                                            • PHYSICS
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                                                                                    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

                                                                                    2016 VID: HG: PROMO: What if there's a world where your imagination is the only limit?

                                                                                    What if there's a world where your imagination is the only limit?
                                                                                    Those of us in virtual worlds already know that world.  This Fanmade clip is an effort to show everyone else a little about our world, our imagination.  Anybody can imagine, but not everybody can show others their imagination.  Just people who can draw, write, make videos, or build a virtual world.  

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                                                                                    • What if there's a world where your imagination and creativity are truly the limits?-
                                                                                    • An online, persistent, open world, a universe.  
                                                                                    • Where you can put anything you want, create anything you want, do anything you want?
                                                                                    • There is.
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                                                                                    Brainstorm Form Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 2/16, 7 pm SLT 

                                                                                    Brainstorm Form Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 2/16, 7 pm SLT This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Brainstorm Form which is one of the member-created forms from last week’s Anniversary workshop. Arabella Nemeth will guest host for this 3 lined poem based on the first and last word of word association. 


                                                                                      Monday, February 15, 2016

                                                                                      2016 HG: PROMO:Promoting a decorating service with Social Media. HGProject

                                                                                      Promoting a decorating service with Social Media.  HGProject
                                                                                      Probably the strongest reason why we need the HGProjects organization: To organize promotion of the Hypergrid.   

                                                                                      Firestorm promotion for Second Life

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                                                                                      • Hypergrid has satisfied customers
                                                                                      • Hypergrid has communities that could make landing pages
                                                                                      • But Second Life has one thing Hypergrid does not have.
                                                                                      • Organization.  (OK. Maybe I exaggerate a bit.)   
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                                                                                      Sunday, February 14, 2016

                                                                                      2016 TKR: Messy problems are good for creativity

                                                                                      Messy problems are good for creativity
                                                                                      Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.

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                                                                                              Saturday, February 13, 2016

                                                                                              2016 HELP: Play sound files longer than 10 seconds. Invited article by Constance Peregrine

                                                                                              Play sound files longer than 10 seconds.  
                                                                                              Invited article by Constance Peregrine 
                                                                                              Second Life has had a limit of 10 seconds on sound files that you upload and play in a script.  Apparently that limit is imposed by the viewer, although in SL the limit may also be imposed by other parts of the system.  In OpenSim, third-party viewers can lift that limit.  Here Constance Peregrine reports on her test of the limits.  Testing the limits is one of the things we like to do in OpenSim.

                                                                                              Sounds longer than 10 seconds?

                                                                                              • Yes!  I just discovered that I can now upload sounds longer than 10 seconds!

                                                                                              Take away

                                                                                              • A 1 minute file will play in Firestorm or Meerkat.
                                                                                              • Meerkat will upload a file of 1 minute or longer.
                                                                                              • We do not know whether all grids will store a 1 minute file
                                                                                              • We do not know whether all viewers will play a 1 minute file
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                                                                                                      Friday, February 12, 2016

                                                                                                      2016 EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Feb. 12, 2016

                                                                                                      EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: 
                                                                                                      Opportunities and events,  Jan. 29, 2016     
                                                                                                      Twice a month I gather and post information and links about upcoming opportunities and events in SL or HG. Just the ones that I think will interest my readers.  I update the post if I get new information.  If your event is not listed, mention it in the comments section of this blog. 
                                                                                                      • Opportunities
                                                                                                      • Upcoming  Events: HYPEvents
                                                                                                      • Regular events
                                                                                                      • Google+ communities and other groups
                                                                                                      • Calendars
                                                                                                      • Time conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time 
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                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 10, 2016

                                                                                                              2015 ART: STECH: Treasures of Arcadia in about 14 sims.

                                                                                                              Treasures of Arcadia in about 10 sims.

                                                                                                              Arcadia in about 10 sims 

                                                                                                              Exhibits--Look on the world map

                                                                                                              Go there

                                                                                                              • HG: Paste the line below into your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
                                                                                                              • sanctuary.homelinux.org:8012
                                                                                                              • On Sanctuary, search in World Map for TSoA 1.  TP there.
                                                                                                              • Look for a panel with 16 destinations (not all of them working)
                                                                                                              • Arcadia's Privateer Space

                                                                                                              Google+ Community

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                                                                                                                      Tuesday, February 9, 2016

                                                                                                                      2016 P2P: HG: SingerGirl at the Maritime Club in Osgrid

                                                                                                                      SingerGirl at the Maritime Club in OSGrid
                                                                                                                      Singer Girl became part of what is probably the longest-running show on the Hypergrid at the maritime club, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  With an attendance of 20 or more, we can label her debut here a success.  Here are a few pictures from the show.
                                                                                                                      SingerGirl at the Maritime Club

                                                                                                                      Some selections:

                                                                                                                      • "Me and Bobby McGee"
                                                                                                                      • Two songs that  Patsy Cline made famous:
                                                                                                                      •  "Walking after Midnight" and "Crazy"
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                                                                                                                      • To get to the Maritime Club go to OSGrid first.
                                                                                                                      • HG address: hg.osgrid.org:80:
                                                                                                                      • Put the HG address into the World Map, next to Find.  Click Find.  TP.
                                                                                                                      • Once on OSgrid, put Maritime Club Belfast in your Nav bar, hit enter.
                                                                                                                      • Get a landmark so the next trip will be simpler.
                                                                                                                      • Maritime Club has shows every Sunday starting at 2 pm PST
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                                                                                                                      Short Poetry Workshop 8th Anniversary-Tue 2/9, 7pm SLT

                                                                                                                      This week the Short Poetry Workshop celebrates its 8th Anniversary of presenting poetry forms, group poems, genres and poetry exercises to our poetry community. So this week it’s your turn. Invent a poetry form and we’ll all attempt to write a poem. Come celebrate our anniversary with us at the Short Poetry Library and learn, write and share your poetry form. 

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                                                                                                                              Monday, February 8, 2016

                                                                                                                              2016 HG: HELP: 3RG new Welcome Center rework and upgrade. HGProjects

                                                                                                                              3RG new Welcome Center rework and upgrade
                                                                                                                              Zinnia Frenzy has reworked the newcomer Welcome Center for 3rd Rock Grid.  Although I reported on the previous version last fall, there has been enough improvement that it calls for a new report especially with the growing focus on a Hypergrid Welcome Center.
                                                                                                                              Who ya gonna call?
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