Thursday, June 22, 2017

OpenSim Power Boat Association : The new Headquarters : Is Under Construction

By Avatar JayR Cela

    This morning I broke ground on the OSPBA headquarters location. It will be on
                                                       TheKazLand Grid 



  I have been working together with grid owner Kazuko Yoshida for a number of months to prepare the TheKazLand for its primary purpose as "The Water Sport and Recreation Destination" on the HyperGrid. Our ultimate goal is to have all of the publicly available Sim's reachable via the numerous Lakes and Rivers.
    
   There is not much sense in visiting the OSPBA Sim just yet, this may take a week or so in order to get things set up properly. However if you would just like to drop on by for a general look around the Grid, please feel free to do so, The HyperGrid jump to the main landing area is.      thekaz.ddns.net:8002:TheKazLand

    At this point in time we are recommending FireStorm as the prefered viewer for our residents, however any current OpenSim compatible viewer is perfectly fine for visiting.

    Please be patient, and keep checking back here for ongoing developments.

JayR Cela :_)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

OpenSim Physics : The ubODE and Bullet engine debate is starting to heat up

By Avatar JayR Cela

     The decision on which physics engine to settle upon (ubODE -or-Bullet) as a standard is being openly discussed, and all opinions and use case's are welcome.

JayR Cela :_)

OpenSim Power Boat Racing Association : Locations to Acquire and Test Drive the MadCat Hydroplane Series : Part 1

By Avatar JayR Cela

    The past few days have shown to be very interesting, several people have contacted me about sponsoring race events on their grids. I am currently in the process of Boxing up my MadCat Series of Hydroplanes with proper documentation and credit to Shin Ingen and the person that did the original design of 2 prims I used, for the Motor and exhaust pipes, from avatar Locked.Semaphore@locksgrid.ddns.net:9000 and one of his Full Perm creations.

    This is taking a bit longer than I had anticipated, however everything will be ready by this coming weekend.

  JayR Cela :_)

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Open Sim Power Boat Racing Association : 2 Headquarters Locations and 3 Boats TBA Soon

By Avatar JayR Cela

     I am a very big fan of Hydroplane racing, and thanks to the generous contributions of open waterways and land area on both 3rd Rock Grid and The Kaz Grid, and some store space donated by Lani Global on OSGrid I am starting to get the ball rolling. My first 3 boats are untextured and ready to be customized. All three are using a Bullet physics script created by Shin Ingen, and slightly modified for the seating position in the Midget model.

    Now the big test is going to be a comparison between the OpenSim 0.8.2 and 0.9.xx series of the OpenSim Grid. The Kaz Grid is currently running with OS 0.9.RC2 with a very spacious lake area made up of the standard 256x256 sq. meter regions, and 3rdRock Grid is opting for the Var Sim design.

     One thing I have found right off the bat is crappy scripts perform differently BIG TIME ! We had a boat that worked great on the 3rdRock Var Sims and barely worked at all on the Kaz Grid standard regions, it would stall or stutter every time the vehicle came to a border crossing.

    This new Multi Grid Group I am proposing is open for suggestions, the only rule being that the engine scripts have to be Open Source. I have yet to be convinced that Bullet or ubODE physics is the way to go, however most people I have spoken with tend to lean in the Bullet physics camp.

    I have 3 Hydroplanes that are going to be freely available later on today at 3 HyperGrid Locations.



    They are far from perfect and are not intended to be. I have designed them to be modified to your hearts content.

    Please stay tuned, as I will be Boxing them up for distribution, and posting some locations on the HyperGrid where you will be able to rezz them and have some fun.

JayR Cela :_)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

OpenSim Power Boat Racing Association : My Idea's for Cross-Grid Competition : and setting a Physics Engine Standard

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I have an idea I would like some opinions on, please bear with me while I explain.

    Growing up in the state of Michigan USA during the 1960's and 70's the big events of the summer season was attending the numerous Hydroplane racing events throughout the state. My family and friends would drive for hours just to be able to attend some of the more prestigious and spectacular races, the biggest daddy of them all was, and still is the APBA Gold Cup ( American Power Boat Association ) on the Detroit River just off the shores of historic Belle Isle. It is a fantastic and exciting spectator sporting event, watching man and women, struggling against a machine and skimming bare inches above the water at speeds upwards of 120 to 180 m.p.h. Every now and then a driver would loose control and flip the boat or crash into another one. The excitement in the crowd was incredible.

    At this point in time OpenSim is trying to cross a milestone within the Physics Engine debate, do we use Bullet Physics or UbODE Physics, as you may already be aware of Second Life uses the HAVOK Physics engine licensed from  https://www.havok.com/physics/ and requires a fairly hefty sum of money to have the privilege of including it within your Virtual World environment.

    The UbODE engine has the advantage of physical movement scripts that are fully compatible with scripts that have been developed and fine tuned over the years within SecondLife, Bullet physics on the other hand does not. We as OpenSim residents have several other issues that a Closed Grid such as SecondLife or Inworldz administrators do not have to deal with, multiple versions ( the exception being the SL Beta testing grid ) of the OpenSim Server environment, some Grids are running 0.8.2 and are using Var Sim's of enormous size in order to beat the dreaded Sim Border crossing issue, other's have adapted the new 0.9.xx series and are preferring to stick to the standard 256x256 Sim size, there by avoiding some of the issues associated with maintaining a Var Sim.

    I feel it is very important to get this Physic's engine debate behind us and move forward with one agreed upon standard. I will be actively promoting Hydroplane racing event's throughout the remainder of 2017, and some feed back is definitely welcome. The Idea is to sponsor multiple participating Grids in an open competition, in order to compare various statistics  that relate to presenting overall performance characteristics and publish an easy to comprehend guideline.

JayR Cela :_)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

The DisKomBonkulator Project

By Avatar JayR Cela

    What is a Diskombonkulator ? No one knows for sure, however it seems to be a Super Secret project sponsored by Martians.

    I am just being silly today.

    Hope you had a Laff

JayR Cela :_)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Open Sim and Permission's Changing Unexpectedly

By Avatar JayR Cela

    I dont know if you have experienced this recently, but I have. Stuff that I collect that is obviously FULL PERM and intended to be freely distributed, end up turning out as No-Copy / No-Transfer

    Sometimes if I re-rezz the stuff it is once again Full-Perm, is this just me or am I insane ?

JayR Cela

Sunday, April 23, 2017

OpenSim and Computer Reality(s) : Are you about to buy a new computer ? -and- Why Is Windows 10 such a Monumentally Really Bad Joke

By Avatar JayR Cela

     #1 It is still the most insecure Operating System in existence, and at the mercy of countless attacks by constant criminal and malicious attacks, unless you are on the subscription based Enterprise version and it is completely locked down by the Sys. Admin.

    #2 The Windows REGISTRY is, has been and will continue to be a JOKE until the end of time, a really bad idea, and a complete jumbled mess.

    #3 The Win 10 Up Date process, ( and God help you if you are unlucky enough to have the Win10 Home version installed ) The Cumulative updates are a monumental pain in the ass and the constant reboot annoyance after so many even small updates is bad joke at worst.

    Ok look, I am retired and have been repairing computers as a hobby for friends family and acquaintances for the past 20 years or so. You bring me a Desktop or Tower, I will fix it 9 out of 10 times, you bring me a non working Laptop, I will usually tell you to just throw it into the Recycle Bin and go buy another one, or take it to someone that specializes in fixing Laptops. Or give it to me and I will scrap out the Hard Drive and Memory Modules, other that that there is nothing to fix, unless you are a masochist and enjoy paying an expert bukoo bucks for a repair.

    My advice if you are considering buying a new computer, ask or make a new friend that is a Linux person and build your own desktop - tower, or just spend the extra money and buy a Mac.

nuff said

JayR Cela


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

OpenSim : HyperGrid : My Newest Home is Located on TheKaz Grid

By Avatar JayR Cela

    It has been several months now since I first met Avatar - Kazuko Yoshida, at a meeting on another grid. I have a hobby in OpenSim providing as many free-bee's as I am able to randomly collect from the HyperGrid. Kazuko asked me if i would be willing to contribute to her new endeavor. I said yes and so far I have found it to be an absolute blast.

    Now I do have to make one statement, this is a Gorean friendly Role Play Grid, and I am not into the GOR philosophy. That being said the Gorean area is a self contained 16 standard 256x265 Sims, and does not expand itself into the other sims. Instead we are focusing on a strategy that will eventually connect all of the MainLand Regions via a river, its tributaries, and an extremely large lake, in other words, leisure boating is a very big priority here.

    We have made tremendous progress as of late since switching from OS 0.8.2 to OS 0.9RC2, there are still some odd Sim crossing bug's that need to be addressed, hopefully these issues will be ironed out with the final OS 0.9 release.

    There are some free parcels of land available, and a new Shopping District  looking for content creators. Whether you are inexperienced or an old time OpenSim user, perhaps you are migrating from SecondLife or InWorldz, all are welcome to stop by and have a look around. We also have the Gloebits currency enabled.

    We are recommending the FireStorm viewer for all residents, Singularity will work for a visit, however it seems to choke and flame out if you try and use it as a resident Avatar.

    Here are some web links.

http://thekaz.ddns.net/index.html

http://thekaz.ddns.net/features.html

http://thekaz.ddns.net/cgi-bin/useradd.cgi

JayR Cela :_)