Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 EDU: GAME: Anyone for dinosaurs? Hunt them, study them, make movies of them...

Anyone for dinosaurs?  
Hunt them, study them, make movies of them...
A new age of the dinosaurs has dawned in Open Simulator, a galaxy of low cost virtual worlds mostly connected by Hypergrid.  Here is your chance to start your dinosaur collection and enjoy immersion in the world of the dinosaurs.

  • Velociraptor for Open Simulator
  • Own your own dinosaur.  
  • Cadged in your computer.
  • Never needs feeding.
  • Will not mess on your computer
  • Start your own Zoo of Prehistory
This beautiful but scary dinosaur will wander around your property. By default this Velociraptor will move in a random walk, turning its head around to look for prey. It climbs like a mountain goat on steep terrain. It turns its head back and forth as it walks, opening its jaws to make dozens of different vocalizations. The legs are articulated to move in a realistic way. You can click on the Velociraptor to bring up a dialog to put it in Hunt, Migrate (it will walk in a straight line) Charge (run a short distance with jaws snapping) or Pose mode. In the latter mode it will stand still and let you change the head and leg position.-- Kayaker Magic 

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        Tuesday, December 29, 2015

        2016 FUTURE: HG: Interview with Doug Maxwell Re: Browser-Based Viewer for OpenSim

        Interview with Doug Maxwell Re:
        Browser-Based Viewer for OpenSim

        Dr. Doug Maxwell (Military Metaverse @ http://militarymetaverse.org) discusses his team's work on a browser-based viewer for OpenSim. Dr. Kay McLennan (@ the Tulane SCS Metaverse) is the interviewer.

        • Watch on YouTube
        • The interviewer had sound problems, but Maxwell has good sound.  Scroll ahead to about 1 min. 40 Sec.
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        Lento Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 12/29, 7pm SLT

        This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Lento, which is a 2-stanza poem with a fixed rhyme scheme that rhymes the first words of each line. There are several variations of the form so join us as we learn, write and share the Lento. 

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              Monday, December 28, 2015

              2015 NEW: BIZ: HG: HGprojects organization? Do we have one? Do we need one?

              HGprojects organization?  
              Do we have one? Do we need one?
              Updated 1/3/2016
              The Hypergrid is made of a collection of people working together for mutual benefit.   Projects are emerging that are aimed specifically at benefiting the people of the HG.  There may be a benefit from creating an organization to help these projects work together.

              Possible objectives for a HG Projects organization. 

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                    Sunday, December 27, 2015

                    2016 HELP: HG: The case of the vanishing suitcase.

                    The case of the vanishing suitcases
                    Some people have lost suitcases from their inventories, apparently after a grid upgrade to OS 0.8.2.  The loss may be limited to the current Firestorm 32 bit version.  Workarounds are suggested.  

                    I have multiple reports of vanishing suitcases.  Many who travel the Hypergrid need the suitcase to carry things to and from other grids or even to read notecards in other grids.  If you get a notecard, you have to get it into your inventory and find it in order to read it.  
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                          Saturday, December 26, 2015

                          2015 VIDEO: P2P Virtual Flow- a Sevio film

                          Virtual Flow- a Sevio film
                          In a virtual world, you can shed your limitations.  You can do the impossible.   What can you do if you get used to doing the impossible?

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                                Friday, December 25, 2015

                                2015 EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Dec 25, 2015

                                EVENTS: Hypergrid: Upcoming: Opportunities and events, Dec 25, 2015     
                                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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                                      Tuesday, December 22, 2015

                                      2015 EDU: Building and real estate commercials? Are you as smart as a 6th grader?

                                      Building and real estate commercials?  
                                      Are you as smart as a 6th grader?
                                      Students (6th graders) designed and built homes in a virtual world.  They then studied real estate commercials and used their observations to write commercials about the virtual homes they had built.  A video is presented to show the homes they designed.

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                                            Monday, December 21, 2015

                                            2015 P2P: Sign of the Kite Newsletter. Kitely activities and events

                                            Sign of the Kite Newsletter. 
                                            Kitely activities and events.  
                                            A few people in Kitely have started a newsletter about Kitely.  Here I report on the most recent issue and an idea it suggested.     
                                            Kitely is part of the Hypergrid
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                                                  Sunday, December 20, 2015

                                                  2015 ART: VIDEO: MachinimUWA VIII: Sevio's "Virtual Flow'

                                                  MachinimUWA VIII: Sevio's "Virtual Flow'
                                                  A video from the virtual worlds about how a virtual world makes possible what was impossible in the old world.  

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                                                        Saturday, December 19, 2015

                                                        2015 ART: PEOPLE: Virtual reality as the ultimate empathy machine

                                                        Virtual reality as
                                                        the ultimate empathy machine

                                                        Virtual reality can put you there.  You see the world of the person there.  You are in the shoes of the other person.  That changes how you feel about the world.  Writers take note.

                                                        Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.
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                                                              Friday, December 18, 2015

                                                              2015 HELP: Useful solution rituals for virtual worlds and other digital equipment

                                                              Useful solution rituals for virtual worlds 
                                                              and other digital equipment
                                                              I started to put this advice in my main solutions page because it is so simple.  But it is so widely useful that I decided we would want to be able to link to it directly.  So it needs its own page.

                                                              For any digital equipment that stops working

                                                              • Turn it off.
                                                              • Disconnect it from power.
                                                              • Let it sit for a half-hour*
                                                              • Power it up and try again
                                                              • For routers and modems, do this to both.
                                                              *Ten seconds will probably work for most things.  But if you try 10 seconds and it does not solve the problem, you will wonder if 30 minutes would have worked.

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                                                                    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

                                                                    2015 HELP: ART: Where can I find builders on the Hypergrid?

                                                                    Where can I find builders on the Hypergrid?
                                                                    Builders coming to HG from SL want to meet other builders.  Here I give some suggestions on that and answer a few questions that newly arriving builders often ask.

                                                                    • Do people sell in shops or in a market?
                                                                    • Google Communities where you can meet Hypergridders
                                                                    • How do people move move products from SL to Opensim?
                                                                    • Are there sandboxes where I can build?
                                                                    • How do I carry stuff from one grid to another?
                                                                    • How do you travel on the hypergrid?
                                                                    • How do I carry stuff from one grid to another?
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                                                                          Tuesday, December 15, 2015

                                                                          2016 BIZ: HOBBY: NEW: Themed grid: Vehicle lover's paradise. 10 miles of roadway on one sim.

                                                                          Themed grid: Vehicle lover's paradise.  
                                                                          10 miles of roads  on one big sim. 
                                                                          A place for vehicles to roam.  OpenSim allows varregions--regions much larger than standard  This one is 7 old style sims on a side.   So the side is not 256 meters, but 1792 meters.  That is 1.792 kilometers, or a little over 1 mile on a side.  Pangea.
                                                                          • A themed grid: Pangea.  This one for people who love vehicles.
                                                                          • A themed grid can be tuned to fit the theme.
                                                                          • For sailing, driving, flying (could be railroading, too).
                                                                          • Sailing will need lots of water and maybe marked courses.
                                                                          • Driving needs lots of roads with lots of variety. 
                                                                          • Racing needs marked courses and timers.
                                                                          • All of them need plenty of CPU time.  
                                                                          • So you don't want lots of scripted objects using CPU time. 
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                                                                          • Go there on the hypergrid.   
                                                                          • HG Address:  login.digiworldz.com:8002:pangea 
                                                                          • Put the HG address in the world Map, next to Find.  Click FindTP
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                                                                          Middle Lines Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 12/15, 7pm SLT 


                                                                          This week the Short Poetry Workshop has a different kind of challenge. We’ll supply the first line of a poem, and the last line of a poem and you write the Middle lines. No more struggling to think of how to start or end a poem, because we’ve done that for you

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                                                                                Monday, December 14, 2015

                                                                                2015 BIZ: PEOPLE: AnnT: Ann Tree Prenyour comments on a "Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce"--Or HGProjects

                                                                                "Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce"
                                                                                I called on the people in my head to develop plans for a Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce: the why, the what and the how.  Here I report the discussion in my head about HGProjects. 

                                                                                Destination board for OSCC14
                                                                                One element of HGProjects

                                                                                OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014
                                                                                • The destination board for OSCC was well designed.
                                                                                • Located in the center of many sims.
                                                                                • With standard signage.
                                                                                • With teleports well organized.
                                                                                • And destinations described by content.
                                                                                • Just the kind of thing the HGProjects would do
                                                                                When I heard that someone wanted an article from me about a Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce, I called on Ann Tree Prenyour, one of my head alts, to give some advice.
                                                                                I report the discussion in my head after the break.
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                                                                                Metaverse events, current and upcoming

                                                                                • The Grand Finale Winners announcements for MachinimUWA VIII:  
                                                                                • Sunday 12/13 6AM SLT (note its AM!!) 

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                                                                                      Sunday, December 13, 2015

                                                                                      2016 BIZ: FUT: Your clothing fashion in your hands, with help from your computer and a 3d printer. You choose, customize, or design.

                                                                                      Download your clothes.  
                                                                                      Your computer and 3d printer. 
                                                                                      You choose, customize, design.     
                                                                                      Your clothing fashion in your hands.  All it takes is a 3d printer with the right materials.  Materials that print like cloth.  Design it, wear it, sell it, sell computer files with designs customers can rework to their own tastes.  





                                                                                      2015 HEAD: EDU: Life is your talents discovered. Or undiscovered. Your choice.

                                                                                      Life is your talents discovered.  
                                                                                      Or undiscovered.  Your choice.
                                                                                      The meaning of life is to discover and express your talents.  No one else can do that for you.

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                                                                                      Metaverse events, current and upcoming

                                                                                      Next WIP show 

                                                                                      • Next WIP show: Dec 13
                                                                                      • Kayaker Magic holds a Zombie party.
                                                                                      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
                                                                                      • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
                                                                                      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
                                                                                      • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

                                                                                      • The Grand Finale Winners announcements for MachinimUWA VIII:  
                                                                                      • Sunday 12/13 6AM SLT (note its AM!!) 

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                                                                                            Saturday, December 12, 2015

                                                                                            2015 EDU: ART: UWA art 2015 exhibit selections and comments

                                                                                            UWA art 2015 exhibit selections and comments
                                                                                            Picture report with comments
                                                                                            UWA 3D Art Challenge
                                                                                            Overview
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                                                                                            • The Grand Finale Winners announcements for MachinimUWA VIII:  
                                                                                            • Sunday 12/13 6AM SLT (note its AM!!) 


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