Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2016 HG: NEW: Find resources on the Hypergrid. For HG Newcomers

Find resources on the Hypergrid. 
For HG Newcomers: HGProjects
Selected resources newcomers can use to find things they may want on the Hypergrid.  Communities, market, places, events, performers, scripts, OAR files. 


  • I have selected what I think are the best sources.
  • In some places, I offer Google search terms that worked well for me.
  • These search terms are in hypertext and so respond to a click.
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Blues Sonnet Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, Feb 28, 7pm SLT

This week, to celebrate Mardi Gras, the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Blues Sonnet, which is an American variation of the traditional Sonnet. It has 14 lines consisting of 4 blues stanzas with a repeated refrain and unique rhyme scheme. Join Ngagpa Writer as guest host to learn, write and share your Blues Sonnet.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: COMEDY: Doc Grun at Lauren's place: Unpresidented news

Doc Grun at Lauren's place:  Unpresidented news
Doc Grun is one of the regular performers at Lauren's place on Wednesday night at 5 pm California time. That is in the virtual world of Second Life.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 WRITE: OSHG: How writers could use a web-world. Meet in a minute

How writers could use a web-world.  Meet in a minute  
Web-worlds are well suited to interests that mainly call for people to meet in a group and talk.  Web-worlds for such purposes will sort themselves by interest, so it is best to think of how particular interest groups would use them.  Here I describe how people interested in writing could use a web-world for formal and informal meetings.
Writers meeting at Nara's Nook

Some of us wish for

  • A writing community as near as your computer.  
  • Easy to visit in your browser--as easy to visit as your email.
  • No password, no login.  Just go to the web page a one of the meeting times.
  • Pick your avatar, type the name you want to use, and walk in.  
  • Where we could talk in voice and text to the group or to each other.  
  • We can do part of that now, in virtual worlds.  
  • But it is not as easy as a web-world will be.
  • And not as cheap as it will be on a Chromebook.
  • Demo:  Cybalounge updated: now with voice!
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  • Today!
  • Next WIP show: Sun. Feb. 26, Noon SLT 
  • Cookie II Location: (fourth Sunday of the month)
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017 OSHG: The OSHG project joins forces with IMA

The OSHG project joins forces with IMA

The OSHG project started by Selby Evans under New Media Arts is merging with the newly formed organization, Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA).  Selby will continue to work on the project objectives as an adviser to IMA.  IMA is welcoming new members and seeking their advice. 

  • Reminder: OSHG stands for OpenSimulator-HyperGrid. 
  • The OSHG project was started by New Media Arts 
  • in an effort to speed advances in OpenSim and the hypergrid.   
  • HGProjects and the OSHG initiative. Summary, Fall 2016
  • Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA) has similar objectives and more resources, 
  • So it made good sense to join with them 
  • I will continue to report on the OSHG objectives.
  • And I will now report on other developments in IMA. 
  • Full disclosure: I will be working with IMA as an adviser and promoter.
  • I am an investor and could benefit financially if the business side becomes profitable
  • This is not a business investment.  I would only recommend it to support OpenSim. 

You can be come a social member of IMA free. Just do any one of these things 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 HELP: Freebies at Littlefield grid. Free full-perm content from many grids. HG Safari.

Freebies at Littlefield grid.  
Free full perm content from many grids
The HG safari visited the HGmart on Littlefield grid to see their large collection of things that are free and full perm.  The HGmart is a one stop shop for hg needs The collection is arranged by source grid, showing the many productive grids on the hypergrid.
The HGmart

Go there

  • HG address
  • lfgrid.com:8002:goodwill
  • Put the HG address into the Find bar of the World map, Click Find, TP
  • HG safari 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2016 MULTIMEDIA: Old time radio shows you might want in your virtual world

Old time radio shows you might want  
in your world
Many places in virtual worlds have themes that would fit old radio plays.  Perhaps some of the owners will want to add the opportunity to listen to an old radio show to the experiences available at their places.   

  • I have not tested all these links; some may fail. 
  • I expect you can present these using browser-on-prim.
  • You probably cannot play them directly through the music stream.
  • You probably can play them on a web-world.
  • You might want to make the web-world look like a set from the show.
  • But you should check on intellectual property rights first.
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Nocturna Short Poetry Workshop-Tue, Feb 21, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Nocturna, which is an 18th century 9 line poetry form which was originally a form of night prayers and was usually music inspired by the night. The Nocturna subject must be nocturnal, and have three couplets linked by a center line rhyme scheme. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your Nocturnas.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: The virtual match game, with Catboy Qunhua and friends

The virtual match game, 
with Catboy Qunhua and friends
On Thursday nights at 5 pm California time a group meets in Second Life to play games.  No dungeons, no dragons.  Games that people used to play on television.  Like the match game illustrated here.  

  • Watch on YouTube
  • OK I figured out how to make it scale correctly.
  • But not in time for this one
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 STAGE: PEOPLE: Planning for a stage presentation with heavy avatar load

Planning for a stage presentation with heavy avatar load
In preparing for a stage presentation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona Ada Radius of the Avatar Repertory Theater worked with Ilan Tochner, CEO of Kitely, to prepare the virtual space for handling a maximum number of avatars.  Here are the recommendations they developed.   
A scene from 
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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