Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #31+32: A Message in a Bottle for StaminaGrid

For this Sunday meeting, we made a couple very special excursions on the Hypergrid.

Instead of discovering strange new worlds and interesting new creations, we found an empty and vacant place.

So we left a message in a bottle.

The focus of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club is learning and sharing knowledge.  We’re pioneers who explore the frontier of the evolving Metaverse.  But I think it’s important to remember that a critical part of being a pioneer on any frontier is helping other pioneers.

That’s how frontiers grow.  Through collaboration and sharing.

I recently stumbled upon a region in a grid called StaminaGrid.  It was completely empty with not a single prim in sight.  And I couldn’t find any contact info for the owner of the grid.  Their website entry on Hyperica took me to a fitness club website with no information at all about virtual worlds or Opensim.

It’s common to find projects under construction on the Hypergrid.  People are constantly creating new things, and the number of new Opensim regions and grids continues to grow at a rapid pace.  So you expect to occasionally find a totally empty region like this.

But this region had building/rezzing enabled, with autoreturn turned off.  Which meant I could rez or build anything I wanted, and it would remain on the region until the owner manually removed it.  Had the region changed owners and was now lost in the shuffle?  Was it running on a forgotten server somewhere in a dusty server room?  Was the owner putting their Opensim project on hold as they worked on some new ideas?  Someone told me the region used to have content and many freebies on it.  But it was now empty.

So I decided to do something special for this particular club meeting

Our group visited this empty region and we left gifts. We left freebies and copyable items that the owner of the grid will hopefully find useful.  We left a sign letting the owner know we had visited.  And we left a kiosk pointing to our HGAC homepage in case the owner wants to contact us.

Then we walked away with the hope that, someday, the owner will find what we left for them.  Our free gifts to help them build anew.  And, perhaps most importantly, we left a message of collaboration and sharing.

As pioneers on the frontier of the Hypergrid, we’re all in this together.

For more information about the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and how you can attend our meetings, please see our homepage.  You can follow our club’s tweets at #HGAC, and feel free to join our ongoing conversations on the HGAC Google Group Mailing List.

Meeting #31
1/9/2011 : 5pm GMT

19 Hypernauts in attendance:

Mimetic Core
Midlander Admiral
Ange Menges
nani ferguson
Vanish Seriath
Mimi Muircastle
Aloe Cortex
Neo Cortex
fabrice parisi
Oronoque Westland
Mel Blauvelt
Coyote Longfall
Marmottina Taurog
El Sliven
Sail Woznaik
Delenn Daines
Graham Mills
Kattan Parx
Pathfinder Lester

The region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID was having some issues.  So we began our meeting at our backup meeting point, the region Scooter on jokaydiaGRID.


Pathfinder Lester: i just tweeted that we’d be meeting here on Scooter instead
Pathfinder Lester: lemme get some chairs out. :)
Ange Menges: some are waiting on the gateway I think
Vanish Seriath: Hehe.
Vanish Seriath: Good evening everyone.
Pathfinder Lester: hi Vanish!
Aloe Cortex: hello, vanish
Mimi Muircastle: hi all! our new meeting place:)
Pathfinder Lester: there we go. got some chairs now :)
Aloe Cortex: and el : )
Oronoque Westland: hi Vanish
Pathfinder Lester: Pathlandia is currently down, so we’ll be meeting here instead
Vanish Seriath: Yes, I saw.
Mimi Muircastle: works for me:)
Vanish Seriath: Dunno if everyone got your tweet, though.
Pathfinder Lester: i’m not sure what’s up with it. i haven’t been on it since last night
Aloe Cortex: hey, mel..you haven’t melted yet?
Pathfinder Lester: Mel is the Eternal Snowman1
Vanish Seriath: There was nani and Ange at the hg point.
Oronoque Westland: a few of us were there chatting ….and poof
Mimi Muircastle: it’s still winter lots of places!
Aloe Cortex: eternal, huh? lol
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, so you were on Pathlandia earlier today?
Oronoque Westland: just before the hour
Mimetic Core: a few of us were just there a minute ago
Pathfinder Lester: ah, gotcha
Aloe Cortex: yes, a bunch of were there and then it crashed
Pathfinder Lester: must have just went down then
Pathfinder Lester: we are flexible. as long as there’s an online region somewhere on the hypergrid, we exist :)
Aloe Cortex: nice to have options
Mimetic Core: hypernauts = persistent beings
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Vanish Seriath: heh.
Vanish Seriath: Gotta be.
Mimi Muircastle: so true Mimetic
Pathfinder Lester: I will kick things off with our standard introduction
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, if you wish, feel free to 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.
nani ferguson: Hello everyone
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: I’m Pathfinder Lester, John Lester in real life. I used to work at Linden Lab from 2005-2010. Now I work at ReactionGrid Inc. as Director of Community Development. I started the Hypergrid Adventurers Club back in October of 2010. My blog is at http://becunningandfulloftricks.com
El Sliven: I am El Sliven/Firecaster, partner of Vanish and occasional poster on TGIB.
Mimetic Core: Jason Shipley in RL – virtual world developer/builder. interested in immersive learning and machinima.
Mimi Muircastle: Mimi – hypernaut wanderer and noobie builder of the Mayflower – my mother ship:)
Vanish Seriath: Hi, I’m V of tgib.co.uk. We’re in the middle of moving stuff to a new server.
Pathfinder Lester: how’s the move going, V? I saw you mentioned it on your blog.
Aloe Cortex: i’m a sociologist with interests in social change and technology
Kattan Parx is Online
Coyote Longfall: I’m Coyote Longfall, R&D Director for Four Bridges Project, and education, non-profit, and activist organization based in Second Life. We’re expanding to other grids, currently we are also on OSGrid and SpotOn3D, and have a group presence in Inworldz. We offer community based support to educational institutions, NGOs, and other groups in virtual worlds.
Oronoque Westland: hi everyone, I teach Caribbean and women’s studies, love immersive education and am an eager Adventurer
Vanish Seriath: Well, it works well so far. Setting up a mailserver must be the most insane task ever.
Vanish Seriath: Makes installing opensim look like a stroll in the park.
Marmottina Taurog is Online
Ange Menges: Hi I ‘am Ange and I came today to apologize to the HGAC for the thursday operabis evening.
Ange Menges: I saw you trying to connect without success
fabrice parisi: i’m fabrice – president of Francogrid and hypernaut :-))) and yes sorry for opera
Mimetic Core: i still had fun :)
Ange Menges: In fact the region crashed twice
Ange Menges: I am very disappointed not to have been able to accommodate properly the people that I invited here
Pathfinder Lester: fabrice, that’s ok. I hope the opera went well even though we had trouble joining it.
Pathfinder Lester: what was the problem? the first opera seemed to work fine for hypergrid visitors.
fabrice parisi: we have found couple of fix – have to test HG stress sooon – path parhaps a plan to do it in futur before april
Delenn Daines: I teach environmental science at the college level
fabrice parisi: found problem with pool thread in MONO
Marmottina Taurog: Hi everyone !
Pathfinder Lester: hi Marmottina!
fabrice parisi: same time hgac arrived a 90 % of UDP packet was lost
fabrice parisi: so we have too fix that qucikly
fabrice parisi: :-)
Pathfinder Lester: well, i am reminded of a saying by Confucius.
Pathfinder Lester: “it’s not about how many times you fall. it’s about how quickly you get back up.”
Vanish Seriath: Hopefully one more time than you fall.
Mimi Muircastle: funny how that becomes even more true in virtual worlds:)
Pathfinder Lester: so I’m glad you’ve learned more about how to create future events that will be more stable :)
fabrice parisi: yes
Oronoque Westland: I was there for a while…love opera on operabis…in RL yuck…lol
Pathfinder Lester: I also saw the opera had good press with leParisien. that’s great! http://www.leparisien.fr/flash-actualite-culture/l-opera-de-rennes-en-direct-dans-les-mondes-virtuels-05-01-2011-1214126.php
fabrice parisi: yes and TV also today
Ange Menges: Path you have a video from the french TV
Pathfinder Lester: TV! that’s fantastic!
Pathfinder Lester: do you have a link to the TV video?
Pathfinder Lester: i did not see it.
Mel Blauvelt: France 3 no less, right
Pathfinder Lester: !!!! wow!
Ange Menges: http://bretagne.france3.fr/info/rennes-l-operabis-seduit-les-mondes-virtuels-66709844.html
Mel Blauvelt: In any case I saw it mentioned that Fr3 covered opensim
Ange Menges: You will find the list on this page
Mel Blauvelt: awesomeness
Pathfinder Lester: thank you for that link
fabrice parisi: next is on april
Pathfinder Lester: oh great. i can’t wait.
Pathfinder Lester: so, i have another announcement. i have created a mailing list using Google Groups for the HGAC
Pathfinder Lester: http://bit.ly/HGAC_Google_Group
Oronoque Westland: nice
Mimi Muircastle: I saw that yesterday – great idea and nice gesture, ty
Pathfinder Lester: i set it up last night. and there are already over 50 ppl signed up on it. so i think it will be a good additional way for us all to keep in touch
Pathfinder Lester: and a good way for new members to talk to all of us before they join their first meeting inworld. we can help them get started.
Coyote Longfall: thanks for that Pathfinder, I saw that this morning, I think that’s a really good idea, I look forward to the thread discussions
Mimi Muircastle: interesting how this group has finally made its way to the SLED list attention:)
Oronoque Westland: 18 AVs here for the record
Mimi Muircastle: I do too Coyote
Oronoque Westland: SLED discussion is more and more about the grids and less and less about SL
Pathfinder Lester: Oro, yes, it has been interesting to see how the discussions are shifting slowly on SLED
Mimi Muircastle: it is – kind of fun to follow the changes it reflects
Pathfinder Lester: people on SLED are thinking “multi-grid” now :)
Coyote Longfall: more fun to drive the changes :-)
Mimi Muircastle: like a history of sorts of virtual world dev
Mimi Muircastle: true, Coyote:)
Pathfinder Lester: and for those of you unfamiliar with SLED, it is the original Second Life Educators Mailing List that I set up back in 2005 when I was at Linden Lab
Pathfinder Lester: you can read all the archives and join it here: https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
Pathfinder Lester: it’s still a pretty active list. and the archives are a great resource, too.
Mimi Muircastle: so we are going to be the hypernaut *barn-raisers* today:)
Pathfinder Lester: yes!
Pathfinder Lester: so today’s trip will be a little different :)
Mimi Muircastle: I like this idea – very friendly and community building
Pathfinder Lester: i went to visit “Stamina Grid” as a possible place for us to visit
Pathfinder Lester: and i found a totally empty region. with building/rezzing enabled, and no autoreturn.
Pathfinder Lester: i could not find any contact info for anyone at Stamina Grid. no website, either.
Aloe Cortex: uh oh
Pathfinder Lester: so…i figured we could visit and leave them some freebies. Perhaps we can inspire them to start building again. :)
Mimi Muircastle: so no one owns it? will they be happy about our building?
Mimi Muircastle: we could hire ourselves out as settlers!
Aloe Cortex: they had a great freebie center… it is all gone?
Pathfinder Lester: Mimi, I don’t know. All i know is that it is empty and allows building. I thought it would be a good gesture for us to leave freebies.
Ange Menges: And what about your tests on HG 1.5 with Neo, Pathfinder ?
Kattan Parx: easier to ask forgiveness than permission. and we can always tidy up when we leave…
Pathfinder Lester: Aloe, i did not see it. the sim is currently empty.
Mimi Muircastle: true Kattan
Pathfinder Lester: Kattan, it’s easy enough for them to return anything we leave. and if we leave freebies, perhaps they can use them when they rebuild.
Graham Mills: the Hyperica entry image link works
Vanish Seriath: Aw, regarding HG 1.5: I’m currently experimenting with running both 1.0 and 1.5 on the same server.
Pathfinder Lester: i made a sign that I’m going to leave on their region. so they know we’re not “invading” and that we have good motives. i will rez it here now to show you.

Here’s a full resolution copy of the image if you’d like to use it in your own travels.

Mimi Muircastle: we come in peace….
Graham Mills: takes you to a small-scale fitness equipment shop
Vanish Seriath: It works good so far. Our standalone is accessible from both versions.
Graham Mills: (or whatever the right wording is)
Aloe Cortex: what a great idea!
Pathfinder Lester: oh Vanish, that’s great! so it’s working well so far?
Coyote Longfall: Vanish I was wondering about that – is there anyway to have both sims running at the same time?
fabrice parisi: vanish – is super this news
Vanish Seriath: Well, yes. It just uses two separate databases.
Mimi Muircastle: I like that greeting!
Coyote Longfall: can you cross over?
Pathfinder Lester: thanks Mimi
Vanish Seriath: No, that’s the problem.
Vanish Seriath: users aren’t persistent between the two.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll pass out today’s notecard while you all chat

— Notecard of Itinerary and Details —-
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 near 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: grid.stamina.com:9000:Stamina%20Grid
Region Name: “hub-hg10″
Grid Location: Stamina Grid (Middle)
Grid Website: *unknown* (Hyperica currently lists the grid website as http://stamina.com, but it’s a fitness website with no info at all about virtual worlds)

We’ll make this jump the manual way (see above “How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps.”)

There’s an entry for this grid on Hyperica (http://www.hyperica.com/2010/06/stamina-grid/).  But upon visiting it, you can see that the region is completely empty.
The ability to build and rez objects is enabled.  Perhaps they are planning to build anew and are looking for some new content?  Let’s give them a hand!  Rez whatever useful freebies you have and leave them on the region.  This will be a special “Help a Fellow Pioneer” mission for our club.

*** 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 —

Oronoque Westland: I’m persistent in RL
Mimetic Core: last time i asked, diva canto said there was no way to interconnect due to the connector protocols being rewritten for OS 0.7.x
Mimetic Core: this bummed me out as well
Mimi Muircastle: :) me too, Oro – for a long time!
Ange Menges: Really Oro ? :-)
Vanish Seriath: Yes, true Mimetic.
Vanish Seriath: You *can* use the same db for both versions, but not at the same time.
Vanish Seriath: So to keep both instances running I had to make two separate databases.
Vanish Seriath: Hi Neo.
Coyote Longfall: I got opensim running on my mac, 0.6.4, and am playing with it a bit, but am using a preconfigured version. I also partitioned my hard drive and installed ubuntu Linux 10.10, with the aim of installing Opensim 7.x
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, glad you could make it!
nani ferguson: ty Path
Aloe Cortex: smiles at neo
Vanish Seriath: The server I’m running the standalones on is on ubuntu 10.4
Coyote Longfall: I’m struggling with Linux though
Neo Cortex: sorry, but there still seems to be something seriously screwed between Jokaydia and reactiongrid…
Vanish Seriath: In soviet russia, linux struggles with you.
Neo Cortex: i cant login to Pixel and tp over to here (i already opened a ticket)
Oronoque Westland: hey, others who want to come here are getting “access denied”
Pathfinder Lester: neo, yes, i know. there are holes that people fall thru when tping to different regions on jokaydiagrid. sometimes they wind up on reactiongrid.
Pathfinder Lester: we need to fix this. :P
Neo Cortex: i didnt work from the lower hypergate either
Pathfinder Lester: hmm
Pathfinder Lester: we’ll figure it out eventually
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll keep investigating from my end and see what’s up.
Pathfinder Lester: at least its a reproducible bug!
Neo Cortex: just gimme a call if i can help (as a guinea pig mya be…)
Pathfinder Lester: ok, we should start out tour now
Pathfinder Lester: we’re going to make just manual jumps
Oronoque Westland: 19 here for the record
Graham Mills: 19 is good
Pathfinder Lester: so the first manual jump is to HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid
Pathfinder Lester: the hypergrid address of HG Gateway 1 is: hypergrid.reactiongrid.com:9009
Pathfinder Lester: *** 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.
Pathfinder Lester: let’s see if we can get there! :)
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll wait for folks to jump before me

We all make a manual jump from the region Scooter on jokaydiaGRID, and arrive on the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: made it
Pathfinder Lester: on to Stamina Grid!
Pathfinder Lester: hypergrid address: grid.stamina.com:9000:Stamina%20Grid
Oronoque Westland: ok, lets move out to make room for others

We all make a manual hypergrid jump from the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid, and arrive on the region hub-hg10 on StaminaGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: we made it! :D
Pathfinder Lester: as you can see, i already set up a place for us to leave things


fabrice parisi: nani tu passe pas non plus ?
Mimetic Core: now i recognize this grid. someone originating from this IP address kept visiting my grid – maybe 20-25 times in 1 week. when i checked the IP i got that fitness site. weird.
Mimi Muircastle: easy trip!
Pathfinder Lester: yeah, the website for StaminaGrid listed on Hyperica is not correct. it’s a fitness website. :P
Mimetic Core: seems like someone set this server up in a back room or something and just forgot about it
Pathfinder Lester: and i searched on Google for a website for this grid, but could not find anything.
Mel Blauvelt: oh, there’s someone in SL who’s heavily into using VW’s for health and fitness
Ange Menges: Will leave my beers, always useful :-)


Mimetic Core: that’s what i would do
Mimi Muircastle: hmmm…that is immense Vanish
Pathfinder Lester: Mimetic, exactly
Pathfinder Lester: this place might be forgotten.
Mimetic Core: nice
Pathfinder Lester: so it will be nice when the owner’s discover it and find we have left them gifts. :)
Mimi Muircastle: we hope:)
Pathfinder Lester: we are leaving a message in a bottle
Pathfinder Lester: and tossing it into the Hypergrid ocean.
Mimi Muircastle: :)
Mimi Muircastle: those look more like trees to me!
Mel Blauvelt: dunno about you guys but I’m setting up shop here ;)
Coyote Longfall: lol Mel
Pathfinder Lester: oh good, we are leaving them some good free beer.
Marmottina Taurog: hahaha !
Mimi Muircastle: landgrabber!
Mimi Muircastle: squatters rights???
Mimetic Core: i hope this doesn’t turn into a michael crichton novel…
Coyote Longfall: nice place for a cardboard box and and old mattress
Pathfinder Lester: we’re not squatting. we’re the Welcome Wagon. :)
Mimi Muircastle: we should be a little classier than that!
Mimi Muircastle: again, sure hope they feel the same way!
Pathfinder Lester: Mimi, i am hopeful they will be pleasantly surprised.
Neo Cortex: btw…. someone has dropped some hippos onto my hyperbase42 ;-)
Mimi Muircastle: of course – just joking:) I like this idea!
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, ha! that’s excellent.
Neo Cortex: weird thing is i cant tell the owner…
Mimi Muircastle: hey I am in the middle of a field of something!
Vanish Seriath: That’s okay. I had a nutcracker in the inn.
Neo Cortex: i am really looking forward to see the new ownership info in the nex hypergrig version
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, me too. that will be a big help for content creators on Opensim.
Delenn Daines: I see the name sweetjanex listed as owner wehn you look at the covenant box
Oronoque Westland: owner = Sweet JaneX
Marmottina Taurog: Yes I see that name…
Mimetic Core: there, i left them a copy of my robo-eyes ;)
Mimetic Core: yes, that’s the name of the person i saw in my logs
Mimetic Core: i have seen that name in various chat logs posted online for OSGrid meetings
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll continue to keep my eye out for regions that seem to be unused and have rezzing/building enabled with no autoreturn.
Pathfinder Lester: i like the idea that we can explore and not just *take* things we find. but also *leave* things to help other people.
Mel Blauvelt: http://www.mail-archive.com/opensim-users@lists.berlios.de/msg05333.html
Midlander Admiral: lol Vanish already comfy and at home
Oronoque Westland:: remember to check perms…some are not copyable
Vanish Seriath: Heh. home is where my inventory is.
Graham Mills: lol @El & Vanish — you comfy there, guys?


Mimetic Core: nice crop circle neo!
Pathfinder Lester: these couches and chairs of yours are great, V


Vanish Seriath: Aw, you’re welcome.
Neo Cortex: sorry for being a bit distracted…. i am trying to help Chris to fix those Jokaydia / reactiongrid tp problems
Vanish Seriath: I didn’t get to create much lately, but I’m looking forward to make new things.
Midlander Admiral: Your stuff is great V. We use it on the NWG and have a link back to your website
Pathfinder Lester: Neo, oh cool. ty for doing that.
Vanish Seriath: Aw, thanks Midlander.
Aloe Cortex: vanish, i want to thank you again for making things that people can use on their sims-on-a-stick
Vanish Seriath: You’re most welcome, Aloe.
Vanish Seriath: That’s what I’m doing it for.
Aloe Cortex: it isn’t easy to get things if you don’t make things : )
Aloe Cortex: makes my little experimental world a lot more fun
Vanish Seriath: Heh.
Coyote Longfall: interesting – I can’t copy & paste things in my inventory when I’m on a different grid… Hmm…
Mimi Muircastle: me too – I moved to JK to give myself a place to learn to build with lots of prims!
Graham Mills: even if you build on a stick ( as I do), it doesn’t make it easy to get stuff onto other grids
Mimetic Core: this is fun
Neo Cortex: those hg inventory issues are sometimes really weird
Neo Cortex: some resolve if you wait
Pathfinder Lester: yeah, i’m loving just seeing how we are all rezzing freebies everywhere. :)
Neo Cortex: some if you first rez the stuff on the original grid
Coyote Longfall: it changed permissions on the box contents – not sure if that’s an HG issue or not
Coyote Longfall: I had each item set ‘allow anyone to copy’
Mimetic Core: this is a whole new kind of flashmob
Coyote Longfall: it took that off
Coyote Longfall: lol Mimetic
Pathfinder Lester: Hyperflashmob
Mimetic Core: i think this officially makes us embassadors of the hypergrid


Coyote Longfall: Ministers Hyperpotentiary
Mimetic Core: lol
Aloe Cortex: do any of you know about other sources like vanish’s and openVDE to get things for sticksims?
Mimetic Core: nice
Pathfinder Lester: Mimetic, i agree
fabrice.parisi: :-)
Graham Mills: I think Path is the new Johnny Appleseed ;)
Pathfinder Lester: no
Pathfinder Lester: we ALL are
Aloe Cortex: so he is!!
Mimetic Core: he’s dressed for it
Pathfinder Lester: i just found this place. you’re filling it with things. :)
Graham Mills: @Aloe — I think the Diva Distro has a second larger library but i’ve never checked it out
Midlander Admiral: We should put up a meeting hall lol
Mimetic Core: wee
Aloe Cortex: there are a few things there, graham. thanks!
Aloe Cortex: i should have mentioned them
Pathfinder Lester: ooh, you can play the keyboard!


Mel Blauvelt: time for a quatre mouse Beethoven
Aloe Cortex: do i hear music?
Midlander Admiral: Amazing Nani
Aloe Cortex: wow
Marmottina Taurog: Love this piano !

That’s the end of our first visit of the day to StaminaGrid.  Read on for our second visit later that afternoon.

Meeting #32
1/9/2011 : 10pm GMT

13 Hypernauts in attendance:

David Simmons
Kayako Mayako
El Silven
Jokay Wollongong
Vonni Cisse
Vanish Seriath
Koni Lanzius
Isa Goodman
Pam Broviak
Johnnie Waugh
Valibrarian Gregg
Chimera Cosmos
Pathfinder Lester

We begin on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

Pathfinder Lester: i just arrived a bit early for today’s meeting. more folks should come shortly. :)
Pathfinder Lester: hi Kayako
David Simmons: I always tried to get early to things, especialy new things since I don’t know what to expect
Kayako Mayako: Hi John, Are you on voice or text?
Pathfinder Lester: using text
Pathfinder Lester: we have these meetings in text. it’s easier for most folks, and we have better transcripts to publish on the blog :)
Kayako Mayako: K
Pathfinder Lester: Kayako, you appear to be coming from a grid I’ve never visited before. Tulane?
Kayako Mayako: I am building the Tulane SCS Metaverse grid in the Reaction Grid. I did not put the grid on the directory since it is under construction.
Pathfinder Lester: ah, gotcha. very cool.
Pathfinder Lester: i could see your home grid in your avatar name ;)
Kayako Mayako: Also, I did not know how many folks tend to visit the different grids and each region can only support 15-25 avatars at a time.
David Simmons: We are now offically now avatars here than 95% of SL
Pathfinder Lester: hi Vonni and El
El Sliven: hello!
Vonni Cisse: hi, good afternoon/evening
David Simmons: Hello
Pathfinder Lester: kayako, it depends on the region. depends on the power of the hardware running the region.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ve been on opensim regions that tank at only a few avatars. and others that easily hold 50.
Jokay Wollongong: Hi All ;)
Pathfinder Lester: hi jokay!
Koni Lanzius: hello!
Kayako Mayako: How many avatars can be on this region at a time? In other words, what is the max possible — given the right hardware?
Vonni Cisse: hi, Jokay
Vanish Seriath: Hi Everyone.
Isa Goodman: Hey all
Pathfinder Lester: Kayako, hard to say. Intel has been fooling around with really powerful hardware and have run tests with about a thousand avs on a region.
Vonni Cisse: wow
Koni Lanzius: :)
Jokay Wollongong: Kayako.. jokaydiaGRID record is 44 on a sim… but for stability probly less that that.. we have classes of about 20 or so that cope really well on one region
Kayako Mayako: On the Open Simulator platform? I thought they were using the Jibe like platform (?)
Pathfinder Lester: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2010/09/intel-science-sim.html
Pathfinder Lester: actually, here’s another article that shows them with 1,000 avs on a region: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2010/06/sciencesim-demos-1000-avatars-on-a-sim/
Jokay Wollongong: those 1000 avs were bots tho right?
Pathfinder Lester: but that’s with some serious hardware
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, yes. so it’s not a real life situation with normal avatars
Vanish Seriath: Most of them were bots, afaik.
Jokay Wollongong: *jokay dreams of more ram*.. lolz
Pathfinder Lester: so yeah, hard to say what the theoretical limit is
Pathfinder Lester: Koni, good to see you again. glad you could make this meeting!
Koni Lanzius: thank you!
Koni Lanzius: great to be here!
Jokay Wollongong: SpotOn have just been doing some testing too.. i think they are going to publish their results
Pathfinder Lester: cool. it’s good to see folks testing limitations like that.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll wait a couple more min before officially kicking off our meeting
Vanish Seriath: Say, did we crash the sim earlier?
Pathfinder Lester: i’m not sure if it’s anything anyone did. but we’ve recovered :)
Isa Goodman: Goodstar was down a few mins ago
Jokay Wollongong: Yeah… this console was crashed out… we dont see any obvious reasons for it in the logs .. but investigations continue
Vanish Seriath: No, I mean the destination of the last meeting.
Vanish Seriath: Forgot the grid.
Pathfinder Lester: oooh
Vanish Seriath: Staminagrid?
Pathfinder Lester: when i left StaminaGrid, it seemed fine. did it go under later?
Jokay Wollongong: Isa.. we did a full grid restart that finished at about 8:35
Jokay Wollongong: was it before or after then? ;)
Vanish Seriath: We got disconnected around 18:00 UTC.
Pathfinder Lester: ahhh
Isa Goodman: just before I arrived Jo…
Isa Goodman: which was a few minutes ago
Pathfinder Lester: let me go check quick. brb

At this point I made a quick jump to StaminaGrid to make sure it was still online.  It was.

Pathfinder Lester: well, i just checked
Pathfinder Lester: our tour destination for this meeting is online and feeling fine :)
Jokay Wollongong: Huzzah… hair shopping time! lolz
Koni Lanzius: lol
Jokay Wollongong: Stamina grid was one of the first places i visited on the hypergrid..
Isa Goodman: cool all back again
Pathfinder Lester: actually, our tour today will be different than normal
Pathfinder Lester: but I’ll get to that shortly ;)
Jokay Wollongong: cool Isa.. i’ll go back at check on it after HGAC too and see if i can see a cause ;)
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll kick things off now
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.
Koni Lanzius: yay!
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, if you wish, feel free to 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.
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: I’m Pathfinder Lester, John Lester in real life. I used to work at Linden Lab from 2005-2010. Now I work at ReactionGrid Inc. as Director of Community Development. I started the Hypergrid Adventurers Club back in October of 2010. My blog is at http://becunningandfulloftricks.com
El Sliven: I am El SLiven/Firecaster. I am Vanish’s partner and occasional poster on TGIB.
Vanish Seriath: I’m V of tgib.co.uk.
Vanish Seriath: We come in peace.
Pathfinder Lester: lol
Jokay Wollongong: hehe ;)
David Simmons: I am David Simmons – just a normal guy
Vanish Seriath: I like that, David.
Koni Lanzius: im Koni Lanzius, Connie Lantz in RL I teach at a college in California
Kayako Mayako: Kay McLennan from Tulane University and the Tulane SCS Metaverse region in the Reaction Grid. My interests are building and using simulations in my online economics and business ethics courses. Also, as a way to contribute a bit of what I can to the OpenSim movement, I just opened the CONTENT collection store and started the Content Cooperative group in the Reaction Grid.
Pathfinder Lester: Kayako, oh that’s YOU!
Pathfinder Lester: that’s a great idea!
Kayako Mayako: It is I!
Pathfinder Lester: i didn’t recognize the avatar name at first
Koni Lanzius: thanks Kayako!
Kayako Mayako: I noticed my profile information did not make the jump. :(
Pathfinder Lester: no, profiles aren’t hypergrid enabled yet
Pathfinder Lester: same with things like groups
Pathfinder Lester: but we’ll get there. :)
Pathfinder Lester: David, are you new to hypergrid jumping?
Koni Lanzius: thanks everyone!
Pathfinder Lester: and Koni, are you?
David Simmons: yes I am,
Koni Lanzius: yes!
Pathfinder Lester: cool
Pathfinder Lester: that’s great. we’re all learners here. we help each other learn how it all works.
Pathfinder Lester: so if you have any questions, just ask em!
Koni Lanzius: I tried a couple on my own the other day and was quite impressed!
Vonni Cisse: I have a question about Hypergates 1 and 2, Path
Kayako Mayako: I am new to using the right technique for hypergrid jumping — read: John’s tip to set home and relog. Prior to using this technique, my jumps were hit or miss.
Pathfinder Lester: Vonni, sure thing! what’s you’re question?
Koni Lanzius: my first question would be, can you port things as well as avatars?
Pathfinder Lester: Koni, yes
Vanish Seriath: Yes.
Pathfinder Lester: your inventory goes with you wherever you go
Koni Lanzius: ahhh
Koni Lanzius: ok thats just awesome
Vonni Cisse: there seem to be large teleport boards at them but nothing i do allows me to use the to TP correctly
Koni Lanzius: :D
Pathfinder Lester: so if you acquire something on a different grid and put it in your inventory, it’s with you no matter which grid you are on.
Koni Lanzius: thats an enourmous leap forward!
Vanish Seriath: Teleport boards on what?
Pathfinder Lester: Koni, yes indeed
Vonni Cisse: Gates 1 and 2
Pathfinder Lester: and your avatar’s identity is always unique, too
Kayako Mayako: But I find that in order for me to port inventory back to my home grid, the items need to be full perm. That is, non transfer items disappear when I try to rezz them out of the grid they came from.
Koni Lanzius: wow
Vanish Seriath: What gates do you mean, Vonni?
Pathfinder Lester: so, as you can see, Vanish and El and Kayako are actually sitting here via a hypergrid connetion.
Jokay Wollongong: That’s true Kayako… must be full perms or it wont make it
Pathfinder Lester: you can tell by looking at their names. see “@gridnamehere.etc” ?
Koni Lanzius: ahhh
Vonni Cisse: our first jump is generally to Gate 1, right?
Chimera Cosmos: hi guys
Koni Lanzius: hi!
Vonni Cisse: that one and Gate 2
Vanish Seriath: Ohhh.
Vanish Seriath: Those!
Chimera Cosmos: I’ve never been to AtGridNameHere hahahah
Vanish Seriath: Those boards are managed by reactiongrid, I think.
Chimera Cosmos: Hey Jokay!
Pathfinder Lester: so if someone here on jokaydiagrid registered the name “Vanish Seriath”…well, you’d be able to tell the difference between that account and the “real” Vanish from TGIB. based on the name and the “@….” bit after it.
Chimera Cosmos: Was helping Spiral and almost forgot to come here.
Chimera Cosmos: Your Facebook comment woke me up. :-)
Chimera Cosmos: Spiral went to a RL concert in Boston
Pathfinder Lester: Vonni, I’m not sure which gates you mean. where are they located exactly?
Vonni Cisse: our first jump
Vonni Cisse: and there is a Gate 2
Pathfinder Lester: oooh, you mean the cone things on the platform with links? yeah, i’m not sure if they’re configured properly.
Vonni Cisse: i can get back and forth btw them but not use the teleport boards at them
Vanish Seriath: Well, if you want to find hypergrid destinations, both http://thehypergates.com and http://hyperica.com are great resources.
Pathfinder Lester: i remember trying them once, but they didn’t work exactly as they should. i’ll look into it.
Vanish Seriath: Even though hypergrid 1.0 destinations are getting scarce, I’m afraid.
Pathfinder Lester: Vanish, yes, that’s an issue.
Vonni Cisse: yeah, dunno about cones, they looked more like highway signboards to me
Pathfinder Lester: but hopefully we’ll be upgraded to HG 1.5 soon. then the hypergrid will be much larger for us to explore
Vonni Cisse: yaaaaaa
Koni Lanzius: :)
Vanish Seriath: Are there any plans for RG to do that?
Vonni Cisse: the Mozart was interesting when I finally got there on Thurs
Pathfinder Lester: Vanish, the last plans we discussed was to look into upgrading this first quarter of 2011
Vanish Seriath: Aw, okay. So no ETA yet?
Pathfinder Lester: tackle it as part of the beginning of the new year
Pathfinder Lester: no firm ETA, no
Chimera Cosmos: there’s a present from me, if I have the perms set right
Pathfinder Lester: just “we need to get it done 1st quarter” ;)
Chimera Cosmos: should be able to touch it and get fireworks (not boxed – just this globe)
Koni Lanzius: cool
Pathfinder Lester: oh, ty Chimera!
Jokay Wollongong: we’d love to see a date set *hint hint*
Pathfinder Lester: jokay, you and me both!
Kayako Mayako: Fireworks! Thank you Liz (Kay here)!
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll see if i can’t get a firm date soon.
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll let everyone know when I do.
Pathfinder Lester: which….brings me to an announcement. i’ve set up a mailing list using Google Groups for the HGAC
Vonni Cisse: yep, taking a copy worked, thank you very much :D
Pathfinder Lester: http://bit.ly/HGAC_Google_Group
Koni Lanzius: i got a copy!
Koni Lanzius: thanks
Chimera Cosmos: cool
Chimera Cosmos: now I hope the fireworks work!
Chimera Cosmos: was learning how to do particles better
Kayako Mayako: I do need fireworks — how cool!
Chimera Cosmos: heh – just set them off
Pathfinder Lester: that list/group will be a way for us all to discuss and stay in touch when we’re not meeting. and we can help new folks learn more about the hypergrid, too
Koni Lanzius: :)
Pathfinder Lester: i set it up last night, and we already have over 60 people subscribed to it!
Chimera Cosmos: these fireworks are up close and personal :-)
Koni Lanzius: wow
Pam Broviak: yay – i subscribed!
Chimera Cosmos: oh, saw someone post about the Google Group
Chimera Cosmos: on Facebook I think
Pathfinder Lester: i think it will be a big help for regular members of these meetings, and new folks who are interested in learning more about what we’re doing.
Vanish Seriath: Who made that fab board, btw?
Chimera Cosmos: waves to Pam
Pathfinder Lester: oh, the whiteboard?
Vanish Seriath: yes
Pathfinder Lester: Trevor Meister made that
Pathfinder Lester: there’s a free version of it in the box next to the fire
Pam Broviak: waves back to Chimera
Vanish Seriath: Does it need media on a prim?
Kayako Mayako: I agree. And now I do not know how I could have doubted — even for a minute — that the educators and others leaving SL wouldn’t stay in touch.
Pathfinder Lester: Vanish, no
Pathfinder Lester: it uses opensim’s dynamic texture feature
Vanish Seriath: Wow, that’s even better.
Pathfinder Lester: yes!
Pathfinder Lester: and it’s open source, so you can modify it however you wish.
Vanish Seriath: Just grabbed one.
Pathfinder Lester: there’s a lot of freely available and open source content out there in opensim. the trick is *finding* it.
Chimera Cosmos: Did you get the link to my Comic Tutorial on hypergridding? I could use some feedback
Vanish Seriath: True.
Chimera Cosmos: It’s aimed at folks who already know SL
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, oh yes! i saw that! nice work!
Chimera Cosmos: thx
Vanish Seriath: Where is it, chimera?
Pathfinder Lester: can you post the link here?
Chimera Cosmos: I used Francogrid as an example
Chimera Cosmos: sure
Kayako Mayako: I saw your Comic Tutorial and thought it was terrific. What applications did you use to make it?
Pathfinder Lester: http://homepage.mac.com/ldorland/comiclife/Hypergrid%20to%20Francogrid/Comic.html
Pathfinder Lester: there, i had it bookmarked :)
Chimera Cosmos: http://homepage.mac.com/ldorland/comiclife/
Chimera Cosmos: if you back up in the folders you can see a bunch more
Pathfinder Lester: oh cool, i didn’t try that. i’ll take a peek at more of them. :)
Chimera Cosmos: still translating to viewer 2 in SL so some use that
Pam Broviak: that is awesome Chimera!
Chimera Cosmos: some are multi-page and there is “next” to click
Chimera Cosmos: hypergrid one is 3 pages
Pathfinder Lester: oh, and speaking of FrancoGrid, fabrice from francogrid was at our earlier meeting. he apologized for the trouble many folks had with trying to attend the recent opera via hypergrid.
Chimera Cosmos: I’m about to do one on using a free fireworks HUD in a group :-)
Kayako Mayako: Also, after I saw your Comic Tutorial link on Facebook I went to the Francogrid (in search of freebie skis and skates) and ran into an avatar there that keep asking me how old I was. In turn, rather than say early 50s, I kept saying I was “too old” but the avatar followed me around for a bit until he crashed and I quickly logged out. In turn, did I miss any good freebies on the Winter Sim?
Pathfinder Lester: they had some unexpected issues, but they’ve learned a lot in the process. so, progress marches forward. the next opera will be in april.
Chimera Cosmos: I forgot about the opera, dang it
Vonni Cisse: what I heard was wonderful
Vonni Cisse: but it taxed my viewer
Pathfinder Lester: for those of you who missed it, here’s the info about the recent opera last week. http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2011/01/04/encore-another-live-opera-on-francogrid-on-jan-6th-the-marriage-of-figaro/
Chimera Cosmos: there are a TON of freebies
Chimera Cosmos: on both North Pole and Winter
Kayako Mayako: Full perm too?
Pathfinder Lester: good news is, if you missed it, there will be more :)
Chimera Cosmos: yes
Chimera Cosmos: some anyhow
Chimera Cosmos: well, the hunt is on till the 15th I think
Chimera Cosmos: on Winter
Kayako Mayako: OK, I will have to go back.
Chimera Cosmos: I need to go back too
Pathfinder Lester: yes, i believe the Christmas Hunt ends on the 16th or so
Chimera Cosmos: didn’t find the chocolate tunnel underground yet
Pathfinder Lester: so you still have time!
Vonni Cisse: i found dozens of boxes but not 100 i am sure
Vonni Cisse: they were not numbered so who knows, LOL?
Chimera Cosmos: I got a huge xmas tree
Pathfinder Lester: and for you new members who missed our visit to the Winter region and christmas freebie hunt on francogrid, here’s how you can get there: http://becunningandfulloftricks.com/2010/12/23/hypergrid-adventurers-club-meet-2425-a-christmas-adventure-on-francogrid/
Koni Lanzius: this is all in the Franco Grid?
Vonni Cisse: think i got four houses so far
Koni Lanzius: ahh
Chimera Cosmos: or try the comic tutorial ;-)
Chimera Cosmos: that says how in pictures
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, oh that’s right!
Pathfinder Lester: doh
Chimera Cosmos: heh
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll add a link to your comic tutorial in my blog post
Pathfinder Lester: :)
Chimera Cosmos: cool
Pathfinder Lester: now, speaking of freebies…
Chimera Cosmos: Spiral says I should break it into 2 parts
Chimera Cosmos: you guys can tell me what you think
Pathfinder Lester: today’s tour is a bit different. normally, we go places and find interesting things and often interesting freebies……
Chimera Cosmos: I assumed folks could read Jokay’s directions on how to get an account here, if that’s where you start
Pathfinder Lester: but i found a region on a grid called StaminaGrid that was….completely empty.
Pathfinder Lester: and building/rezzing is enabled. no auto-return.
Pathfinder Lester: so…..I had an idea
Vonni Cisse: oh, boy, lol
Pathfinder Lester: we could visit and leave a bunch of freebies for them. kind of like a “Welcome Wagon”
Koni Lanzius: :D
Pathfinder Lester: maybe they’ve forgotten about the region, or maybe they are in the process of rebuidling it.
Vonni Cisse: cool, i can contribute to the house section
Pathfinder Lester: we can help them by leaving them things they might find useful!
Pam Broviak: I’m up for that!
Pathfinder Lester: and i created a sign that we have left on their region. I’ll show it to you now.


Koni Lanzius: yea!
Kayako Mayako: Do you know who owns it? Educators?
Pathfinder Lester: Kayako, i have no idea
Pathfinder Lester: i could not find any website for StaminaGrid
Vonni Cisse: that’s adorable :D
Koni Lanzius: aww that is really nice
Pathfinder Lester: there *used* to be content on it, i know that.
Kayako Mayako: But the sign you created is perfect when it comes to explaining things.
Pathfinder Lester: thank you Kayako
Pathfinder Lester: i wanted to make our intentions very clear
Pathfinder Lester: we tend to always think about finding things to acquire. it’s good to also think about giving what you have to help others.
Koni Lanzius: :)
Pathfinder Lester: i’ll pass out today’s notecard with our tour instructions
Chimera Cosmos: like Secret Santas
Koni Lanzius: hehe
David Simmons: lol

— Notecard of Itinerary and Details —-
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 near 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: grid.stamina.com:9000:Stamina%20Grid
Region Name: “hub-hg10″
Grid Location: Stamina Grid (Middle)
Grid Website: *unknown* (Hyperica currently lists the grid website as http://stamina.com, but it’s a fitness website with no info at all about virtual worlds)

We’ll make this jump the manual way (see above “How to make Manual Hypergrid Jumps in 4 easy steps.”)

There’s an entry for this grid on Hyperica (http://www.hyperica.com/2010/06/stamina-grid/).  But upon visiting it, you can see that the region is completely empty.
The ability to build and rez objects is enabled.  Perhaps they are planning to build anew and are looking for some new content?  Let’s give them a hand!  Rez whatever useful freebies you have and leave them on the region.  This will be a special “Help a Fellow Pioneer” mission for our club.

*** 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 —

Vanish Seriath: Small announcement by us while Path hands out ncs: Next week is the first anniversary event of TGIB.
Jokay Wollongong: aww congratz TGIB! ;)
Vanish Seriath: We’re holding it between the two hgac meetings at TGIB.
Koni Lanzius: yea!
Vonni Cisse: lovely
Vanish Seriath: You can find info on how to get there and what it’s about on http://tgib.co.uk/2011/01/01/tomorrow-glares-into-beyond/
Vanish Seriath: Thank you.
Pathfinder Lester: oh yes, that will be fun Vanish!
Pathfinder Lester: ok, let’s start!
Chimera Cosmos: Oh! Doh! You are the Grid In Between guy!
Chimera Cosmos: I love your stuff – it’s in the Francogrid tutorial as a side trip :-)
Vanish Seriath: Not exactly how I would describe myself, but yes
Pathfinder Lester: everyone walk thru this blamgate
Pathfinder Lester: it will take you to ReactionGrid’s public grid
Pathfinder Lester: our first hop :)
Jokay Wollongong: I’ll go last.. yell if you need helps anyone ;)
Chimera Cosmos: who invented the blamgate – did you Path?
Pathfinder Lester: i have been popularizing them, but the code is out there as open source
Pathfinder Lester: i didn’t invent anything new. i just put things together that were already out there.

We all walk through an instant hypergate (aka “Blamgate) on the region Pathlandia on jokaydiaGRID.

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

Pathfinder Lester: woot
Pathfinder Lester: welcome to ReactionGrid
Koni Lanzius: yay!
Pathfinder Lester: ok
Pathfinder Lester: we make a manual jump from here to StaminaGrid
Pathfinder Lester: Hypergrid Address: grid.stamina.com:9000:Stamina%20Grid
Pathfinder Lester: *** 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.

We all make a manual hypergrid jump from the region HG Gateway 1 on ReactionGrid, and arrive on the region hub-hg10 on StaminaGrid.

Pathfinder Lester: look at all this cool stuff!
Pathfinder Lester: i love it
Vanish Seriath: Absolutely.
Koni Lanzius: haha
Pam Broviak: that buffalo is so cool!
Pathfinder Lester: i’ve never seen that buffalo before. very cool.
Kayako Mayako: Same for the pig.


Kayako Mayako: I found the buffalo on the OS grid somewhere. In turn, I assume it is ok to give it away (?).
Pathfinder Lester: oh wow
Pathfinder Lester: beautiful fireworks
Kayako Mayako: I have a vulture and alligator too.
Koni Lanzius: :D
Vanish Seriath: Probably.
Johnnie Waugh: Kayoko is Osgri Hypergating enabled again
Pathfinder Lester: so if anyone has any freebies you’d like to share, just rez them wherever you’d like
Koni Lanzius: awesome buzzard!
Pathfinder Lester: we’ve got quite a collection here from HGAC members already!
Pathfinder Lester: this is like a “flash mob” of freebies
Koni Lanzius: lol
Chimera Cosmos: so this sim was empty tilll we came today?
Chimera Cosmos: wow
Pathfinder Lester: Chimera, it was totally empty
Chimera Cosmos: Housewarming
Pathfinder Lester: not a single prim
Chimera Cosmos: heheh
Kayako Mayako: As if the group cannot tell, I like digital animals!
Koni Lanzius: hahaha
Chimera Cosmos: I’ll give them fireworks


Pathfinder Lester: Kayako, that’s great. i love animals too.
Koni Lanzius: yea!
Kayako Mayako: BTW, does anyone have any full perm environmental sounds?
Vonni Cisse: i may
Vanish Seriath: You can get free sounds on http://www.freesound.org/index.php
Kayako Mayako: Thank you for the link Vanish — I will jot it down.
Vanish Seriath: Anytime!
Kayako Mayako: Thank you Johnnie! :)
Chimera Cosmos: I need this stuff too
Chimera Cosmos: heheh
Chimera Cosmos: Lorin Tone gave me a ton of sounds in SL but I guess I can’t get them out
Kayako Mayako: Wow, thank you again Johnnie!
Pathfinder Lester: i have no idea if the owners of this grid will ever see this. it may be running on a forgotten server somewhere, for all we know.
Koni Lanzius: hehe
Pathfinder Lester: but we’ve left something for other folks to discover, too. :)
Koni Lanzius: still fun!
Kayako Mayako: I agree, still fun!
Pathfinder Lester: absolutely
Pathfinder Lester: and i’m seeing a lot of content i’ve never seen before, too
Pathfinder Lester: just wonderful
Koni Lanzius: :D
Jokay Wollongong: good grief… look at the pile already.. lolz


Pathfinder Lester: lol
Koni Lanzius: haha
Pathfinder Lester: it’s amazing
Pathfinder Lester: i didn’t realize we’d all have so much to share.
Koni Lanzius: :)
Pathfinder Lester: i guess that’s the power of a group!
Koni Lanzius: yay!!!
Jokay Wollongong: indeed ;).. great stuffs ;)
Pam Broviak: if i’d realized i might have been able to bring more
Pathfinder Lester: we had about 20 ppl in our previous HGAC meeting today also leaving things
Koni Lanzius: ahhh
Jokay Wollongong: Stamina Grid were the only place to get hair for quite awhile last year.. .so its very cool to repay the kindness.. woot HGACers ;)
Pathfinder Lester: excellent thought, Jokay
Pathfinder Lester: holy cow
Pathfinder Lester: big dino skeleton!


Koni Lanzius: i love it!
Pathfinder Lester: amazing
Pathfinder Lester: ok folks
Pathfinder Lester: i’ve got to head out
Pathfinder Lester: i hope this was fun for everyone. a very different kind of tour!
Koni Lanzius: yea!
Koni Lanzius: thanks so much!
Koni Lanzius: fun
El Sliven: Thanks Path…..Vanish crashed….but thanks from us both
Pathfinder Lester: my pleasure
Pathfinder Lester: have a great rest of the weekend. hope to see you all again soon
Koni Lanzius: you too!!
El Sliven: Have fun on your vacation!
Pam Broviak: thanks!
Pathfinder Lester: and see you on our mailing list/google group too! http://bit.ly/HGAC_Google_Group


And so ends another day of exploration with the Hypergrid Adventurers Club.  Until next time.

-John “Pathfinder” Lester

6 thoughts on “Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #31+32: A Message in a Bottle for StaminaGrid

  1. I’m looking forward to the time when our region is *finally* all finished and ready for hypergrid, because the HGAC looks a whole lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to visiting new and different places.

    I think having the welcome (or welcome back?) wagon is a really great idea too, but, I’d one suggestion, if it hasn’t already been made? Maybe it would be nice if people could make a selection of their favourite things, at a meeting, and have it boxed up to leave alongside the greeting message?

    Maybe I’m a bit too much of a neat freak. However, I can imagine someone coming back to their region and perhaps not taking it in the same spirit of generosity that it is meant in. Which would be a shame.

    • That’s a great idea. If we do a similar “welcome wagon” excursion in the future, I’ll be sure we use your suggestion. Thanks.

      Looking forward to checking out your own region when it’s finished. Good luck with it!

      • Thanks Pathfinder!

        I’d also like to offer to host a boxed set of goodies on our sim with a welcome message. I think it would be really cool to offer the chance to find out more about HGAC to any random visitors, as well as share what people are making and a way to make contact with people and find new places to go and see.

  2. Heh, guess what? I was just going through my old hypergrid adress notes, and I finally found out what this destination used to be. It was once the central hub of the HyperGates network; they had a building there where you could get gates and info about hypergrid etc. I guess they must’ve moved most of it to a HG 1.5 installation, and left their old one empty.

  3. Pingback: Hypergrid Adventurers Club meet #36+37: Visiting Help Island on ReactionGrid | Be Cunning and Full of Tricks

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