Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #16+17: The 1939 World’s Fair on ReactionGrid and Spanish Hypernaut LexGrey Barbosa’s new home on FrancoGrid

In today’s two meetings we explored a recreation of the 1939 New York World’s Fair on ReactionGrid, featuring the iconic Trylon and Perisphere.

We also took a trip to LexGrey Barbosa’s new region on FrancoGrid, which he hosts from an OpenSim server in his home.

Read on for a full transcript and many photos.

Our first tour of the day was of LexGrey Barbosa’s new region on FrancoGrid.  LexGrey is from Spain and originally had a home on a Spanish OpenSim grid.  Unfortunately, a fire in the data center destroyed the grid’s servers.  He has set up a new home on FrancoGrid, and his region is hosted on a computer running in his home.

Our second tour of the day was of a recreation of the Trylon and Perisphere, one of the very first builds on ReactionGrid’s public grid.  The Trylon and Perisphere were the central structures of the New York World’s Fair of 1939. Connected to the 700 foot tall Trylon by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator, the Perisphere was a tremendous 180 foot diameter sphere.  Inside this sphere was a diorama called “Democracity” which, in keeping with the fair’s theme “The World of Tomorrow,” depicted a utopian city-of-the-future.

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Meeting #16
11/28/2010 : 5pm GMT

13 Hypernauts in attendance:

Anastasios Aurotharius
Jokay Wollongong
Mel Blauvelt
Jadyn Firehawk
Coyote Longfall
LexGrey Barbosa
Aloe Cortex
Neo Cortex
Eraldo Carlucci
Ange Menges
Mal Burns
Fabrice Parisi
Pathfinder Lester

Note: We often use Babbler translators in our meetings.  To help make this chat log easier to read, I will delete the non-English translations.  If you are not a native English speaker, you can simply translate this entire log into your native language using something like Google Translate.

We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

Jokay Wollongong: *pats pathlandia*… be good today please sim ;)
Pathfinder Lester: it might be the hamsters, jokay. they invaded Pathlandia yesterday.
Pathfinder Lester: you’ll find them on the asian ship in the water

Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. all is well at the moment.. cant see any scary error text in logs… everyone touch wood and/or titanium now! ;)
Jokay Wollongong: awww too cute!
Anastasios Aurotharius: I was just there….
Jokay Wollongong: you have such a menagerie here now pathfinder.. lolz
Anastasios Aurotharius: I saw a huge Octopus
Pathfinder Lester: yes, the Kraken. fighting the pirate ship.
Pathfinder Lester: the hamsters are closing in on the kraken too. i expect an interesting battler will ensue shortly.
Jokay Wollongong: That Kraken is scary.. i can see it from my treehouse waving its scary tentacles.. lolz

Anastasios Aurotharius: lol
Anastasios Aurotharius: is that what octopy eat?
Anastasios Aurotharius: hamsters?
Pathfinder Lester: i think they will eat anything
Jokay Wollongong: hehehe anastasios!
Eraldo Carlucci: I thought the hamsters ran the sim
Jokay Wollongong: nooo that’s the magic kittehs Eraldo ;)
Anastasios Aurotharius: all this talk of octopus is making me hungry…
Eraldo Carlucci: got it
Anastasios Aurotharius: winks at Jokay
Jokay Wollongong: We’re going to have to make a reindeer shortly too! ;)
Pathfinder Lester: oh, and speaking of christmas things…you’ll notice the Nutcracker behind me
Anastasios Aurotharius: are reindeer hard to make?
Pathfinder Lester: Thanksgiving has passed, so we are now allowed to put up christmas themed things. ;)
Eraldo Carlucci: Path….are you going for a TGIF theme?
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. isnt the 1 Dec the official day? ;)
Pathfinder Lester: TGIF theme?
Eraldo Carlucci: The restaurant Fridays
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Coyote Longfall: no the day after Thanksgiving
Pathfinder Lester: i cant remember the last time I’ve been to that restaurant. so I don’t know if my region here looks like it.
Aloe Cortex: grins
Pathfinder Lester: well, i’ll kick things off
Pathfinder Lester: welcome everyone to the Hypergrid Adventurers Club. thank you all for coming today.
Pathfinder Lester: we spend the first half of the meeting discussing general topics and introducing ourselves…
Pathfinder Lester: so please feel free to type in open chat whatever you would like to share about yourself and your interests/projects…
Anastasios Aurotharius: Hello, my name is Anastasios and I research and write about virtual worlds. My intent is to provide a news and commentary blog for a wide audience of readers in education, government and business. I have a background in engineering, IT, human services and over 2 years of experience participating in Second Life. Thanks
Pathfinder Lester: i post a chat transcript on my blog, so this is also your chance to spread the word about your interests and projects with a wider audience…
Pathfinder Lester: and if there’s anything you say in open chat that you do NOT want on my blog, just say so in chat and I will redact your comments.
Mal Burns: Mal Burns – Metaverse News Aggregator & Broadcaster – http://twitter.com/malburns and http://mbtv.live.nu
Eraldo Carlucci: President Virtual Event Planners International. Mission is to help companies choose the right VW platforn for their business needs.
Pathfinder Lester: while you introduce yourselves, i will pass out a notecard with today’s itinerary

— Contents of Notecard —
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it. If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work. This appears to be a bug.

Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids. You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/

*** How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.

*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 66.240.233.81:9001:pathlandia
Region Name: “Pathlandia”
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
Grid Website: http://jokaydiagrid.com
************************

Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: hypergrid.reactiongrid.com:9009
Region Name: “HG Gateway 1″
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Middle)
Grid Website: http://reactiongrid.com

We’ll be making this jump using one of the instant Hypergates on Pathlandia.  It’s the stone archway next to the Tardis.  Just walk up to the archway and walk through it.  You will automatically make a Hypergrid jump to “HG Gateway 1.”  For more information on how these instant Hypergates work, see: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/10/29/the-metaphor-of-portals/

“HG Gateway 1″ is a handy jump point in the “middle” of the Hypergrid.

Hypergrid Jump #2
Hypergrid Address: pbay.sytes.net:9000
Region Name: “PBayFr”
Grid Location: FrancoGrid (Upper)

We’ll take a tour of fellow Hypernaut LexGrey Barbosa’s new region on FrancoGrid. Bring him some housewarming gifts! ;) LexGrey can be found on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/lexgreybarbosa

***
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started. If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome. There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —

Mel Blauvelt: Philosopher, interested in interdisciplinary thinking, critical thought, computer graphics and data analysis.
Aloe Cortex: i am a sociologist with interests in social change and technology
Coyote Longfall: I’m Coyote Longfall, I’m the R&D Director for Four Bridges, a new startup just getting off the ground that will focus on VW services for education, nonprofits, social justice groups and business
Jokay Wollongong: Rezzer of prims, owner of jokaydiagrid, virtual worlds consultant/facilitator … ooo and while i can i’m going to mention the 3DAIDSquilt project which we are working on with the Startled Cat team in both SL and jokaydiaGRID – details here http://www.3daidsquilt.com/ and events coming up this week.. we are looking for creative opensim peeps to add a piece to our beautiful quilt in the coming weeks and months ;)
Neo Cortex: Hi, i am Neo, a traveler in the metaverse, currently trying to find the “best” base for my travels (testing the different HG versions, grid vs. standalone etc.), Unix/Linux admin in rl
Pathfinder Lester: oh yes, the 3d aids quilt project. that will be a great event.
Pathfinder Lester: will be wonderful to have kids participating in that here on jokaydiagrid
Jokay Wollongong: And lots of fun quilting bees to come ;)
Pathfinder Lester: i also blogged about it here: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/11/22/3d-aids-quilt-launching-in-jokaydiagrid-on-world-aids-day-dec-1st/
Mal Burns: am in RG too as “Malburns Reactor”
Jokay Wollongong: You can take a peek at the first parts of the quilt down on the SC AIDS Quilt sim :)
Neo Cortex: I was wondering if we should plan some travles with the club starting in a hg 1.5 environment soon?
Coyote Longfall: ooh good question
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, that could be a good idea
Jokay Wollongong: jokaydia are pretty close to having an outpost on the OSGrid..
Pathfinder Lester: we’d all have to get accounts on a grid that is running HG 1.5
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, oh cool
Jokay Wollongong: so we could perhaps use HG Adventurers Club to break it in ;)
Neo Cortex: i have no clue if my tiny server could stand that load… i doubt it
Jokay Wollongong: Path I’ll keep you posted on developments during the week ;)
Pathfinder Lester: Jokay, sounds like a great idea!
Pathfinder Lester: ty
Neo Cortex: unfortunately osgrid’s hg is still broken
Pathfinder Lester: last week i set up an “outpost” for the HGAC on Metropolis. details here: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/11/27/new-outpost-on-the-german-grid-of-metropolis/
Jokay Wollongong: i thought they were just about sorted out now Neo?
Coyote Longfall: is it broken or just the upgrade to 1.5 issue
Jokay Wollongong: We will have to investigate
Neo Cortex: it isnt even compatible to very recent hg 15. v7 sims
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, that’s what I’ve heard. folks can’t HG jump out of OSGrid rightnow, is that right?
Mel Blauvelt: there is an OH for OS if anyone is interested – it usually takes place on tuesdays at 11AM in region Wright Plaza
Coyote Longfall: hmm
Neo Cortex: right, at least until two days ago
Neo Cortex: meanwhile i switched over to a Diva based 1.5v6 for the time being
Pathfinder Lester: Mel, i’m glad you mentioned that. I’ve been meaning to attend those meetings.
Pathfinder Lester: more details on the weekly Opensim meetings on OSGrid: http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Office_Hours
Neo Cortex: i really hope there will be a common version of either Diva and/or Aurora and osgrid soon
Anastasios Aurotharius: Wright Plaza? in Jokaydia?
Aloe Cortex: 11am gmt, mel?
Pathfinder Lester: Anast, no, this meeting is on OSGrid
Anastasios Aurotharius: or OSGrid…
Mel Blauvelt: That’s in OSGrid Anastasios
Anastasios Aurotharius: ah..ok
Jokay Wollongong: Wright Plaza is at OSgrid ;)
Neo Cortex: Oh, one question, John… i tried to take a copy of your wandering horse… didnt work
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, i agree. it’s really hard right now to try and jump across the Hypergrid because of the current incompatible versions everyone is running.
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, ah, I think the permissions on the horse are a bit wonky.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll work on fixing them. ty for the reminder.
Coyote Longfall: we shall fight our way through the wilderness
Mel Blauvelt: Is there a beta grid for distributions?
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, lol
Pathfinder Lester: we need machetes
Neo Cortex: i could provide those
Neo Cortex: i am a jeweler and weaponsmith in SL ;-)
Pathfinder Lester: i believe the nutcracker behind me is fully copyable. if anyone wants a christmas decoration.
Pathfinder Lester: he kinda creeps me out, tho
Pathfinder Lester: that mouth…..
Neo Cortex: as long as you keep your nuts out of it ;-)
Pathfinder Lester: LOL
Aloe Cortex: yes, he doesn’t look too festive
Jokay Wollongong: he’s the bah humbug nutcracker

Jokay Wollongong: ;)
Aloe Cortex: lol, jokay.
Pathfinder Lester: i always love the holidays in virtual worlds
Pathfinder Lester: so easy for people to put up many decorations
Jokay Wollongong: hahahaha… the protesting hamster is hilarious
Aloe Cortex: i’m looking forward to the international aspects this year
Pathfinder Lester: ah yes
Mal Burns: lol – how cute
Pathfinder Lester: you saw him. he’s in the cornfield
Neo Cortex: i love Doppelkorn ^^
Jokay Wollongong: hehehe
Pathfinder Lester: he is a german hamster. i think he wants “double rations of corn for everyone”
Pathfinder Lester: oh wait
Pathfinder Lester: doppelkorn is a drink
Jokay Wollongong: lolz
Pathfinder Lester: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korn_(liquor)

Aloe Cortex: alcoholic?
Pathfinder Lester: oooh yes
Pathfinder Lester: very alcoholic
Neo Cortex: by the way… if you need a translation into german you could ask me, Pathfinder… i saw your post about the outpost on ther metaverse grid
Pathfinder Lester: neo, oh thank you
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll definitely take you up on that offer in the future.
Pathfinder Lester: so today, we have a special tour
Pathfinder Lester: we’re going to visit LexGrey’s new place on Francogrid :)
Pathfinder Lester: Lex, do you want to tell people a bit about it now?
LexGrey Barbosa: I hope that the connection and all is well Aguano
Pathfinder Lester: Lex, do you want to tell people now a little bit about your new region?
LexGrey Barbosa: Well, I have four buildings on the island
LexGrey Barbosa: Torimbia tower
LexGrey Barbosa: inspired by Gaudi
LexGrey Barbosa: the ruins of a fortress
LexGrey Barbosa: once stood on top of a mountain
LexGrey Barbosa: now in ruins, almost drowned in the water
LexGrey Barbosa: tree house
LexGrey Barbosa: boa swamp house, the builder of these works
LexGrey Barbosa: and the lighthouse tree
LexGrey Barbosa: I also put my house
LexGrey Barbosa: and the video room
LexGrey Barbosa: second life I have done many videos on a particular level
LexGrey Barbosa: opensim and I thought gave me the opportunity to create great design, not having a land cost
LexGrey Barbosa: I pusto there a link to any of these videos
LexGrey Barbosa: I hope you enjoy
Pathfinder Lester: thank you Lex. I have also seen that you take great pictures.
Pathfinder Lester: i follow you on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexgrey/
Jokay Wollongong: agrees… Lexgrey your flickr is gorgeous ;)
LexGrey Barbosa: thanks, I’m not very good photographer
Pathfinder Lester: you are too modest, Lex ;)
LexGrey Barbosa: because when you want, I hope in my house
Neo Cortex: sure, sure, thats what all great photographers say ;-)
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, very true.
Ange Menges: Lex, Your spanish grid is down ?
LexGrey Barbosa: the island is prepared francogrid
LexGrey Barbosa: in Spain we had a grid Hispanic hispagrid
LexGrey Barbosa: but a fire in the data center servers ended
Pathfinder Lester: oh no
Pathfinder Lester: that is tragic
Eraldo Carlucci: thats horrible
Aloe Cortex: sounds awful..
LexGrey Barbosa: yes, now that I know of no Spanish grid
Pathfinder Lester: hopefully someone will start one again.
Ange Menges: Well, in any case, Francogrid is very happy to have you :-)
LexGrey Barbosa: thanks
Pathfinder Lester: yes, I’m happy you found a good home!
Pathfinder Lester: must always focus on the positive
Neo Cortex: are you sure there is no other? after all there are milloins and millions of spanish speaking ppl all over the world
LexGrey Barbosa: I know, hispagrid was the one, but I do not know for sure
Jokay Wollongong: We have a bunch of students/teachers from Peru here on our Intercambio sim.. August Chrome might know of other spanish speaking groups too ;)
LexGrey Barbosa: anyway, talking about Spain, perhaps in Latin America if you do not know
Pathfinder Lester: Lex, I will let you know if I discover any grids from Spain.
LexGrey Barbosa: gracias
Pathfinder Lester: so, it’s time to start our journey
Pathfinder Lester: we’ll be making two jumps today
Pathfinder Lester: as detailed in the notecard
Pathfinder Lester: first, we will walk through an instant hypergate (the one behind me)
Pathfinder Lester: that will take us to ReactionGrid. then we will make a manual jump directly to Lex’s region on Francogrid
Pathfinder Lester: just walk through this gate where I’m standing

We all walk through an instant Hypergate on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

And we arrive on the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: there we go
Pathfinder Lester: we are now on ReactionGrid
Pathfinder Lester: and our second jump will be directly to Lex’s region on FrancoGrid
Pathfinder Lester: 1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.
Pathfinder Lester: and the address is: pbay.sytes.net:9000

We make a manual Hypergrid jump and arrive on the region PBayFr on FrancoGrid.

LexGrey Barbosa: the dsl is 5mb
LexGrey Barbosa: This is the lighthouse tree
Pathfinder Lester: ah, there we go
LexGrey Barbosa: going to the tower Torimbia
LexGrey Barbosa: follow me
Neo.Cortex: aww…. if this region server is located at your home it will probably have much to little upload bandwidth
fabrice parisi: yes neo

We had some bandwidth difficulty trying to bring all of our avatars to LexGrey’s region, since it was hosted from his home on a DSL connection.  But in the end we all had a fun time pushing the limits of OpenSim and the Hypergrid!

LexGrey, thank you again for your hospitality and for opening up your new home to visitors.

That’s the end of our first meeting on Sunday.  Here’s our second meeting.

Meeting #17
11/28/2010 : 10pm GMT

10 Hypernauts in attendance:

Chimera Cosmos
Jokay Wollongong
Orchid Jameson
arielion dotcom
Oronoque Westland
Coyote Longfall
Mimetic Core
cube inada
Fabrice Parisi
Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

Pathfinder Lester: ok, I’ll kick things off
Pathfinder Lester: Welcome to the Hypergrid Adventurers Club! Thank you all for joining us today.
Pathfinder Lester: The first 30 min of each meeting is spent on introductions and an open discussion.
Pathfinder Lester: And for the second 30 min of each meeting, we will make some Hypergrid jumps to visit and explore an interesting location on the Hypergrid.
Pathfinder Lester: To start, everyone please jump in and say a few words about yourself and your projects/interests in open chat. This is always a good opportunity for networking. :)
Pathfinder Lester: I post a full report and transcript of each meeting’s open chat on my blog, so this is also a chance for you to share information with everyone who reads the blog.
Chimera Cosmos: you’ve kind of mixed your two identities Path – first and last
Chimera Cosmos: names
Pathfinder Lester: And if you say anything in open chat that you would NOT like to be posted on my blog, please just say so in chat and I will redact your comments.
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, lol, yeah
Pathfinder Lester: i’ve decided to stick with Pathfinder, and just add it to my RL last name. ;)
Chimera Cosmos: it’s weird for me to see my RL name over my avatar head – even tho I regard us as the same person
Jokay Wollongong: hehe… people irl now call me by my vws name..
Jokay Wollongong: i give up
Jokay Wollongong: lolz
Jokay Wollongong: there is no disconnect ;)
Chimera Cosmos: Jokay Jo Kay
Chimera Cosmos: close! heheh
Pathfinder Lester: also, I think everyone here has met each other before…..so it might seem silly to type in intros….
Oronoque Westland: I teach Caribbean history, economic transformation and (soon) women’s studies. My project involves creating an immersive environment for my students to experience.
Pathfinder Lester: but…i get a lot of ppl reading my blog. so imagine you are introducing yourself to new blog readers and not just each other here. ;)
Orchid Jameson: In rl I’m a medical librarian , with responsiblies for supporting biobehavioral researchers…
arielion dotcom: I’m shocked I got here so easily. Hair or not :o)
Pathfinder Lester: hi arielion
arielion dotcom: Hi all.
Chimera Cosmos: I taught college chem for 35 years and was always into ed tech and visualization. Now I like to work with faculty and other new folks to help them learn about SL and other VWs
Chimera Cosmos: and I’m still part of the chemed research community
arielion dotcom: Still haven’t figured out how to change my appearance but I’ll be a stepford man for now. :o)
arielion dotcom: Hi!
Pathfinder Lester: lol
fabrice parisi: :-)
Pathfinder Lester: While you all are chatting, I will hand out a notecard with today’s itinerary.

— Contents of Notecard —
Before doing any Hypergrid jumps, be sure you have set your Home location and have relogged since you set it. If you don’t, Hypergrid jumps will not work. This appears to be a bug.

Many people find the Imprudence viewer to be very good for using with both SL and other grids. You can find it here: http://imprudenceviewer.org/

*** How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps ***
1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.

*** Our Starting Location ***
Hypergrid Address: 66.240.233.81:9001:pathlandia
Region Name: “Pathlandia”
Grid Location: jokaydiaGRID (Lower)
Grid Website: http://jokaydiagrid.com
************************

Hypergrid Jump #1
Hypergrid Address: 216.75.32.156:9030:TrylonandPerisphere
Region Name: “TrylonandPerisphere”
Grid Location: ReactionGrid (Lower)
Grid Website: http://reactiongrid.com

“TrylonandPerisphere” is a recreation of the famous modernist buildings from the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_New_York_World’s_Fair

***
jokaydiaGRID has a Newbie Dome for folks to pick up freebies that can help them get started. If you find any good freebies in your Hypergrid travels that you’d like to share, you can put them in the Newbie Dome. There’s currently a lack of many good outfits and items for male avatars, so it would be great if we could find more items like that to share.
— End of Notecard —

Chimera Cosmos: Ari – you need to create a new shape and wear it so you can mod it – – have you done that?
arielion dotcom: Oay, the creepy little thing wit the placard is supposed to be here, right?
Jokay Wollongong: *waves*… prim rezzer, grid owner/manager, virtual worlds consultant. While we’re doing intros I’d like to point at our latest project – the 3D AIDS quilt which is launching this week to mark World AIDS Day… infos here..http://www.3daidsquilt.com/ and you can visit the quilt and watch it grow at the SC Quilt sim here at jokaydiaGRID
Pathfinder Lester: ah, the german hamster, yes
Pathfinder Lester: he is picketing for alcohol I believe
Pathfinder Lester: “DoppelKorn booze for everyone”
Chimera Cosmos: makes note to add that detail to Hypergrid Comic Tutorial (about making new skin and hair to mod) heheh
arielion dotcom: Thanks. I have only just started to eat healthy and thought I may have had a bad apple.
Jokay Wollongong: Hrmm you’ve rezzed in mostly for me Arielion.. try a ctrl-alt-r
Mimetic Core: lol, doppelkorn
arielion dotcom: Do you mean you can’t see me? I see me. :o)
Jokay Wollongong: missing your pants.. lolz
Mimetic Core: @arielion – can see you just fine
arielion dotcom: LOL. I see them but as long as you can’t see anything else…
Oronoque Westland: ooops
Pathfinder Lester: yeah, i see you fine too arielion
Jokay Wollongong: hehe oh there you go now you can haz textures ;)
Chimera Cosmos: I see you ok Ari
Chimera Cosmos: but you are very un-lion-like ;-)
arielion dotcom: Thanks. Judging from the way the cow is looking at me he sees something I don’t.

Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. we need to find a creature maker dont we.. i need a kitteh avvie too ;)
Oronoque Westland: are you my winged friend Ari?
arielion dotcom: @Chimera I know. :0<
Chimera Cosmos: yeah
Pathfinder Lester: ignore the cows. they are just looking for attention.
Chimera Cosmos: making fancy avis is ALWAYS going to be beyond my pay grade!
arielion dotcom: @Oronoque Yes. Wingless though. An angel i masquerade
arielion dotcom: in
Oronoque Westland: milking time
Orchid Jameson: I’m curious what happens if we friend folks from different grids…
Jokay Wollongong: well who can blame them path.. they are getting usurped by squirrels and bunnies!
Jokay Wollongong: lolz
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, i know
Chimera Cosmos: I friended myself from another grid
Chimera Cosmos: heheh
Oronoque Westland: Path has killer rabbits up in the hills
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, shhhhh
Pathfinder Lester: The Beast lives to the NW of here

Mimetic Core: right now, friends only work on the same grid
Jokay Wollongong: hehe
Chimera Cosmos: I showed up in her friends list on her grid
Chimera Cosmos: but she didn’t show up in mine
Orchid Jameson: hmm
Jokay Wollongong: THat’s right Mimetic.. friends are local to your home grid
Chimera Cosmos: of course, we have exactly the same name…
Chimera Cosmos: so I’m friends with myself!
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, lol
Pathfinder Lester: same name, but different accounts entirely
Chimera Cosmos: yup
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. we are def having an exhibition of me and my clone pictures soon Chim…
Pathfinder Lester: kindof like being pathfinder@gmail and pathfinder@yahoo
Mimetic Core: well, at least you’re guaranteed at least 1 reliable friend that way
arielion dotcom: There may be a copyright issue with trying to get my avatar out of SL so I may have to try something different. I tired ot make myself lion-y but it dodn’t work.
Chimera Cosmos: hahah
Pathfinder Lester: Mimetic, lol
arielion dotcom: tried
Orchid Jameson: So apologies to anyone I’ve friended elsewhere… I’m on my Jokadia account
Chimera Cosmos: I have a picture of me and some of my alts in SL
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. the famous Chimeras ;)
Chimera Cosmos: but it’s too much trouble to make alts in here! don’t need any
Chimera Cosmos: *grin*
Oronoque Westland: I have alts here to test my builds
Chimera Cosmos: yeah
arielion dotcom: All I need to be able to do is paste my icon over my face but can’t do that either.
Jokay Wollongong: you could put a box on your head arielion..hehehe
Coyote Longfall: I’m not sure why – but sometimes avs appear pure white to me, most commonly in RG and here -
Chimera Cosmos: Jokay, since I am the original estate owner of Sagacity (as Chimera) can Spiral get equal powers?
Orchid Jameson: Has anyone brought over a Zhao or other AO?
Chimera Cosmos: never been an estate owner before!
Chimera Cosmos: doh
arielion dotcom: Better women than you have tried that, Jokay, but I always get out. :o)
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, i see that sometimes too. but then eventually the avs seem to load.
Coyote Longfall: I noticed this morning that when we got to FrancoGrid, people rezzed fully
Jokay Wollongong: hahahahaha
Chimera Cosmos: there are no better women than JOkay!
Chimera Cosmos: what are you on about Ari? heheh
Jokay Wollongong: hehe thanks chim ;)
fabrice parisi: :-)
Coyote Longfall: maybe just cuz I upgraded Imprudence recently
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, are you…um….wearing a fishbowl on your head?
arielion dotcom: I know but I don’t want to makeher vain in front of the cows
Chimera Cosmos: hahah
Jokay Wollongong: hahahaha
Jokay Wollongong: i’m wearing my space helmet ;)
arielion dotcom: I hope it’s not my breath.
Jokay Wollongong: one of the TIGS kids made it for me on mars mission yesterday ;)
Pathfinder Lester: ah ok
Mimetic Core: it’s a hyperhelmet
Chimera Cosmos: there are some cool freebies on Craft-World
Jokay Wollongong: hehe
arielion dotcom: Ask them to make a lion head
Pathfinder Lester: hyperhelmet! i love it.
Mimetic Core: contains an air supply from your home grid
Chimera Cosmos: but I haven’t been able to get there yet as this avi – just as a local there
Pathfinder Lester: we should make up a rule for folks new to hypergrid jumping…..
Pathfinder Lester: “now, you MUST wear this HELMET. or your BRAIN will EXPLODE when you hypergrid jump.

Orchid Jameson: can we get to Craft via hypergrid?
Chimera Cosmos: Craft-Freebies I think
Jokay Wollongong: hehehehe
arielion dotcom: LOL
Chimera Cosmos: but not sure how many jumps it takes or what OS version Craft is using
arielion dotcom: There’s an assumption there…
Mimetic Core: lol
Pathfinder Lester: I’ve never been to Craft-World. that’s an italian grid, right?
Coyote Longfall check inventory list: machete, scuba gear, space helmet
Chimera Cosmos: maybe
Chimera Cosmos: just signed up last night
Orchid Jameson: I have Orchid there too…
Chimera Cosmos: when I read about it and couldn’t get there from here!
Chimera Cosmos: hehe
Chimera Cosmos: I have the grid address if anyone wants it
Orchid Jameson: I wasn’t sure if it was possible to get here…
Pathfinder Lester: that brings up a good point. if anyone ever discovers routes to new grids from here, please let me know and we can feature them on a future tour.
Orchid Jameson: oooh yes
Coyote Longfall: anybody know how to get to New World Grid
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, we went on a tour there
Pathfinder Lester: lemme find the notecard
Chimera Cosmos: and it was confusing – there is a gergrid AND a germangrid
Chimera Cosmos: both are german!
Coyote Longfall: ok cool
fabrice parisi: no
Orchid Jameson: oh Path… May I have that note too?
arielion dotcom: I’m just glad I’m not still stuck at the monastery from last trip.

Here’s a link to our previous tour where we visited New World Grid and a beautiful monastery.  In that blog post you can learn how to visit New World Grid via the Hypergrid.

Chimera Cosmos: I have an account on New World Grid
Pathfinder Lester: there you go Coyote
Chimera Cosmos: didn’t we go there too though Path?
Mimetic Core: i’ve never tried to HG into NewWorld
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, yes, we visited a monastery on New World Grid
Oronoque Westland: I meant to ask how we find out hypergrid addresses for different locations on JokaydiaGrid
Pathfinder Lester: really cool place
Coyote Longfall: can’t seem to teleport out of there – I have an account, but can’t get to another grid,
Mimetic Core: oh, right
Mimetic Core: oops
Coyote Longfall: I’m trying to make a map, but it keeps changing
Chimera Cosmos: yeah I was there – forgot which grid it was on!
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, here! http://jokaydia.metaverseworlds.com:82/external/hypergriddestinations.aspx
Pathfinder Lester: that’s a list of hypergrid addresses for every single region on jokaydiagrid
Chimera Cosmos: I was able to pull up Craft at HG 2 on RG – but not to go there
Chimera Cosmos: it was gray on the map
Jokay Wollongong: hehe.. yes the handy list ;)
Oronoque Westland: thanks
Pathfinder Lester: automatically updated list
arielion dotcom: Yes, why isn’t Pathlandia on the list on Imprudence?
Orchid Jameson: you need to add it arielion
arielion dotcom: They have a list of sites on Jokyadia but Pathlandia isn’t on there
arielion dotcom: But I didn’t list any of the other ones. they’re there automatically
Pathfinder Lester: pathlandia is on the list i posted
Orchid Jameson: oh sorry… mistunderstood
arielion dotcom: Yes, I know but I mean the ldefault Imprudence list.
Chimera Cosmos: the list of grids in my Imprudence Grid Manager is getting kinda long LOL
Jokay Wollongong: on the login list in imprudence Arielion?
Pathfinder Lester: arielion, you mean imprudence’s “grid list” thing?
arielion dotcom: @Jokay Yes
Jokay Wollongong: its there.. but you might need to scroll down
Orchid Jameson: Has anyone found an animation overrider like Zhoa?
Jokay Wollongong: Yeah i have one orchid.. one sec
Orchid Jameson: I’ve seen dances but no AO’s
Chimera Cosmos: imprudence is supposed to have one built in
arielion dotcom: I scrolled but didn’t see it. I’ll tr again. this is my “home” so I may not need it.
Chimera Cosmos: have not tried it yet tho
Chimera Cosmos: AO
Oronoque Westland: @Jokay, is it possible to make that list alphabetical?
Chimera Cosmos: oh I have that Jokay :-)
Chimera Cosmos: thanks
arielion dotcom: Just thought it was strange not to see it.
Mimetic Core: there is a free one you can cut and paste into a new script which is actually the core of the zhao ao
Orchid Jameson: ty Jokay
Mimetic Core: i need to find the bookmark
Chimera Cosmos: just mulling over the meaning of the built-in one on Imprudence and whether to check it out ;-)
Jokay Wollongong: most of the ones i’ve seen around in opensim are that script mimetic ;)
Coyote Longfall: Jokay, if you have a zhao ao that you’re giving away I would love to have it… :-)
fabrice parisi: me to :-)
Coyote Longfall: Thanks!
Chimera Cosmos: Ari – Pathlandia is not a grid so it would not be in the Grid Manager – unless I’m misunderstanding what you are saying
Jokay Wollongong: i take no responsibility for the ape walk tho guys.. lolz
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Orchid Jameson: hehe
Pathfinder Lester: ty jokay
Coyote Longfall: ha
Jokay Wollongong: there is a box of animations in the newbie dome on scooter sim too
Oronoque Westland: @Jokay, is it possible to make that list of sims alphabetical?
Orchid Jameson: good
arielion dotcom: O great.
arielion dotcom: :o)
Pathfinder Lester: yes, everyone should definitely check out the freebies in the Newbie Dome
fabrice parisi: thk jokay – but canno’t wear – i think because i’am on HG mode :-)
fabrice parisi: i try tomorow n local
Coyote Longfall: I have some stuff I should drop in there to share
Pathfinder Lester: and leave any freebies there you’d like to share with folks, too.
Jokay Wollongong: Yes Oro we’re actually going to switch to the hg list on the login screen too i think.. working on it ;)
arielion dotcom: I’m lucky I can find this place but I’ll tr
Jokay Wollongong: yes good call pathfinder.. we love people to add to the collection ;)
Oronoque Westland: thanks
Jokay Wollongong: There were New World Grid peeps here earlier today looking for stuff there to add to their grid too..
Chimera Cosmos: my alt from New World Grid changed clothes and modded some items over here – and it really made a mess of them LOL
Pathfinder Lester: oh, and speaking of finding hypergrid addresses, the website Hyperica just added a form that anyone can fill out to have a specific region added to their directory
Jokay Wollongong: so its good for the whole opensim metaverse.. not just here at jgrid which im so pleased to see ;)
Pathfinder Lester: http://www.hyperica.com/how-do-i-add-my-region-to-the-directory/
Pathfinder Lester: Hyperica is a manually curated list of regions, so it relies on folks filling out that form.
arielion dotcom: That’s the only bad thing about experts like you folks. You make it look so easy. :o)
fabrice parisi: you know if hyperica have an inworld system to reference the sim ?
Jokay Wollongong: such a cool resource.. yay maria ;)
Pathfinder Lester: fabrice, i do not think so.
arielion dotcom: We come into these wholly created worlds then try to do it oursevles and thing. Yikes!
Pathfinder Lester: another great site is HGURL
fabrice parisi: it will be great :-)
Pathfinder Lester: http://www.hgurl.com/
Pathfinder Lester: you can search for region names there too
arielion dotcom: I can’t type tonight. I blame the rarified atmosphere here.
Oronoque Westland: perhaps Jokay can give you a helmet Ari
Pathfinder Lester: arielion, no worries. and we are all still learning how all this works, too.
arielion dotcom: LOL. I’m afraid I’d never get it off.
Pathfinder Lester: these meetings are a good place to share whatever we all learn, and to ask any questions.
arielion dotcom: Although that cow looks asphysixiated
fabrice parisi: it will be great to do a mashup of all HG system ( inworld & outworld ) just an idea :-)
arielion dotcom: asphixia…never mind… :o)
Pathfinder Lester: fabrice, i agree
Pathfinder Lester: that would be great!
Chimera Cosmos: yeah I learn new stuff every day
Coyote Longfall: I like the hamster a lot – it’s good to see a healthy protest
Chimera Cosmos: otherwise the world would be very boring!
Oronoque Westland: I learn from friends like you :~)
arielion dotcom: I’m getting hungry and he’s starting to look tasty to me.
Mimetic Core: In SL there is a hud called te.leport.me by Aubretec that uses a web database to store SLURLs allowing you to just pull up a list of LMs and TP right to them. i’d love to help re-create that to be used across grids…
Chimera Cosmos: :-)
Jokay Wollongong: helmets in the box ;)
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Coyote Longfall: ok but you have to make it look like Jokay’s space helmet
Oronoque Westland: thanks Jo
Chimera Cosmos: you could probably use one of the free teleport hud scripts from SL over here couldn’t you?
Chimera Cosmos: to make one?
Pathfinder Lester: *MPFFFH MJJ MHMMMMM MHHHRRRR*
Pathfinder Lester: (hard to talk with this helmet on my head)
Orchid Jameson: hehe
Chimera Cosmos: they have been around forever – there must be open perms ones
arielion dotcom: I may not look like a lion but I still have lion-ish appetites.
Coyote Longfall: probably – I’ll ask some of my hobo friends in SL, good scripters there & they make freebies
Pathfinder Lester: oh, the hobo freebies in SL are outstanding!
Orchid Jameson: yes the Hobos are a great resource..
Chimera Cosmos: I just like to put LMs in my inventory and search – but if I forget the sim name then….grrrr!
Chimera Cosmos: heh
arielion dotcom: I keep imagining I see a goldfish in Jokay’s helmet
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Coyote Longfall: Did I miss introductions?
Chimera Cosmos: I have a SL question. Can you still access your TP history all the way back to your Rez Day in Viewer 2?
Chimera Cosmos: I know you can in Viewer 1
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, jump right in if you want to introduce yourself.
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, good question. I don’t know.
Chimera Cosmos: it’s not in the Map like it used to be
Oronoque Westland: there are some teleport scripts in the freebies dome here, but I have not tried them yet…I love the stone gates too much
Chimera Cosmos: I don’t think
Pathfinder Lester: so now it’s time for us to take our trip
Coyote Longfall: I’m Coyote Longfall, Director of Research & Development for Four Bridges, http://www.fourbridgesproject.org/ we are a new startup, working to provide VW services to education, social justice groups, nonprofits and business
arielion dotcom: I don’t smoke
Pathfinder Lester: we’ll be making a manual jump to a region on ReactionGrid today.
arielion dotcom: Oh..
Pathfinder Lester: it’s a recreation of parts of the NY World’s Fair from 1939
Jokay Wollongong: and one of the oldest builds on RG to right pathfinder?
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, exactly
Pathfinder Lester: it was actually the first big build on ReactionGrid
Pathfinder Lester: to highlight how folks could recreate RL archittecture in virtual worlds.
Oronoque Westland: tried to break in when the sim was closed
Pathfinder Lester: there are a few regions of it, but we’ll be landing at what I think is the most beautiful one
Pathfinder Lester: so open your notecard. and you’ll see the details on how we’ll jump there.
Pathfinder Lester: 1) Open your World Map.
2) In the text box next to the Search button, enter the Hypergrid Address.
3) Click the Search button and wait for the map to move to the jump region.
4) Click the Teleport button.
Jokay Wollongong: i’ll hang out here and tp last.. yell if you need any helps ;)

Some of us had problems trying to make a manual Hypergrid jump from the region Pathlandia, so we decided to make a local teleport to the region Scooter and then try hypergrid jumping from there.  But while teleporting to Scooter we suddenly found ourselves hypergrid jumped to the region Core1 on ReactionGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: we fell thru a wormhole!
fabrice parisi: ok for me
Pathfinder Lester: we’re now on the region Core1 on ReactionGrid!
Coyote Longfall: How did that happen
Pathfinder Lester: that was…weird!
Pathfinder Lester: Coyote, i have no idea. lol
Pathfinder Lester: we fell thru the fabric of space and time.
Coyote Longfall: I need a gesture I don’t have on me
Pathfinder Lester: but the GOOD news is. we are closer to our final destination now
fabrice parisi: :-))))))
Pathfinder Lester: from here, it is just a local teleport
Coyote Longfall: what’s the region name
Pathfinder Lester: TrylonandPerisphere
Pathfinder Lester: search for it on the world map and we can jump right there
fabrice parisi: ok i try

We make a local teleport on ReactionGrid to the region TrylonandPerisphere.

Pathfinder Lester: we made it
Pathfinder Lester: whoot!
Pathfinder Lester: this is the underground part of the build.
Jokay Wollongong: *checks to make sure all of me made it*.. that was a bumpy ride!
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll show you how to get above ground
Pathfinder Lester: pls follow me
Pathfinder Lester: this sign here
Pathfinder Lester: right click and teleport to above ground

Pathfinder Lester: remember, all these buildings were made in RL back in 1939
Pathfinder Lester: so it’s pretty amazing
arielion dotcom: Wow.
Pathfinder Lester: let’s head into the sphere
arielion dotcom: Uh oh.
Pathfinder Lester: surprise in there
Pathfinder Lester: it’s a model of the “city of the future”
Pathfinder Lester: :)


Oronoque Westland: wow
Pathfinder Lester: there’s a lot to see
Pathfinder Lester: i feel like godzilla or something
Chimera Cosmos: cool
Pathfinder Lester: there’s another region directly to the north of this region
Pathfinder Lester: called 39FairHQ
Pathfinder Lester: it has a museum with LOTS of info about the 1939 world’s fair, and lots more models
Chimera Cosmos: eep! I feel like Godzilla
Pathfinder Lester: at the RL fair, people tried to imagine visions of the future of cities
Chimera Cosmos: stomping on buildings!
Oronoque Westland: looks like co-op city
Coyote Longfall: we could sure use a monorail system in Asheville though
Pathfinder Lester: it’s all very organized, yes.
Oronoque Westland: brooklyn navy yard and the oil tanks in jersey city
Orchid Jameson: Big Pinkfoot
Pathfinder Lester: got a great pic of you up there, Orchid :)
Orchid Jameson: smiles
Pathfinder Lester: love those sneakers

Pathfinder Lester: OMG
Pathfinder Lester: giant robot!
fabrice parisi: yes is giant :-))))
cube inada: a bit big..lol
Oronoque Westland: Coney Island Parachute ride
Orchid Jameson: Orchid Against the ROBOT!!


arielion dotcom: Where’s Astroboy when you need him?
Pathfinder Lester: one of the great things in Opensim is you can make prims much bigger or smaller than in SL
Orchid Jameson: we need some of the Hobo tools…
Pathfinder Lester: so you could scale all these tiny buildings up into RL scale ones pretty easily
Orchid Jameson: banana throwers and the like..
cube inada: scaled down to model size..lol
Chimera Cosmos: yow!
arielion dotcom: I hope he’s housetrained
cube inada: japan attacks..
arielion dotcom: Whao the little cars really move. I just noticed htat.
Pathfinder Lester: these regions are open, so please come back again and visit
Pathfinder Lester: sorry for the bumpy bits today, but that is life on the frontier. ;P
arielion dotcom: I have a feeling I’m going to be an example of how noobies do things wrong. LOL
Pathfinder Lester: yw arielion. great you could join us today!
Pathfinder Lester: you did great, arielion.
Pathfinder Lester: you made it to our final destination!
Pathfinder Lester: so you’re an official Hypernaut now. ;)
Jokay Wollongong: Yeah Arielion.. what are you talking about.. i smell no new avatar smell.. lolz
arielion dotcom: Sure. It’s all fun and games until the hamsters picket and the robot starts dancing.
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Jokay Wollongong: hehehe
Pathfinder Lester: ok, take care, folks. have a great rest of the day. hope this was fun for you.
Pathfinder Lester: and hope to see you all again soon.
Jokay Wollongong: thanks pathfinder.. and bye alls for me to… monday morning.. back to the works ;)
Pathfinder Lester: and remember to always weary your Hypernaut Helmet!
arielion dotcom: OK! Bye! See everyone soon I hope!

And so ends another day of exploring with the Hypergrid Adventurers Club.

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

2 thoughts on “Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #16+17: The 1939 World’s Fair on ReactionGrid and Spanish Hypernaut LexGrey Barbosa’s new home on FrancoGrid

  1. OSGrid is aware of the hypergrid teleporting problem, has a solution, and are working to implement it now. I’m hoping that hypergrid teleports will be working within a few days, since at my company we heavily depend on access to our OSGrid avatars.

    This is one of the risks of being way out on the cutting edge of development — problems might not become apparent until after you’ve upgraded everyone to the new code. ReactionGrid has a point about staying a version or two behind, and making sure that all the bugs are worked out before upgrading — but I’m impatient, I like getting all the cool new features as quickly as I can!

    — Maria

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