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  • Another day at the 2worlds2go office.

    From here i can connect to the web, servers, virtual worlds and Second life. And i got a new chair that do not kill my back. It is not a glamours life but it is my choice. ( I have been playing the latest Deus ex right thru for the last days so maybe it is ok).

    Thinking of a web cam. It would be nice to se some people once in a while. 

    This afternoon i will start the work on my Second life fashion company. Finally got some time for it. Going to be FUN. :)


    More on http://www.2worlds2go.com
  • My old house in Keswick

    Keswick my old house

    It is still there after all these years. Not many of my early builds are still around but to my surprise this one is still standing. It is a cool house from my learning days. It still looks good.

  • Back in Lendonia. What to do? New ski sim.

    lendoniagate

    Started working on Lendonia again. Now with Opensim 0.7.5 and Bullet physics. Tried some airplane script that not really worked but that could be tweaking so I have good hope for the future. It looked good.

    9 sims are a little bit to much to build so I am toying with the idea to just release it as it is.

    When I got tired of Lendonia I worked some on the winter and ski sim. A broken net card have put this work in the background but after a change it is up and running again.

    wvillagefirst

    First pic of the new build. Wintersim.

    I hope Bulletsim makes it possible to do skis. I would really like that.

  • New year and researching Linux, money and OpenSUSE.

    Last year i started building an new server.

    Now it is ready and it is working. But now i think about optimization.


    My first thought was to use the RaspberryPI http://www.raspberrypi.org/ . But after some reading I found that it is really not up to run Opensim. I checked out cheap motherboards with processors. You can get them almost as cheap as a RaspberryPI.

    Finally I got some old AMD 64bit motherboards and started building. OpenSUSE 12.2 and some switches and solder in some cool switches. It is noisy but it works. 

    Now i want to se if i can build a very small Linux in OpenSUSE studio and run it under XEN. I also want to use MariaDB insteed of MySQL.

    Right now it runs a grid of 4 islands and i run the rest on some new workstations. I want all of my developer grid island on the server. Next step must be some kind of server that optimize the network connections and it is not very good as it draws to much power. Not green at all.

    If i can push down the cost for a sim to 100$ a Opensim grid starts to be good economics.

    I need some extra software as i also use it as a renderfarm for 3D pictures but disk space is cheap these days.
    As always the work continues.

    Oh yes. I have solved my back problem with a new super chair.

    More on http://www.2worlds2go.com
  • Free tool for your 3D needs.

    Right now i am testing a new tool for doing 3D pictures. DAZ Studio 4.5 . I am not that fond of the renderer but i have found several others on the net that i can use with some tweeking.

    daz45

     

    The user interface is nice and you have thrre to select. One is very user friendly if you are just starting out with 3D images. You get some assets to start experimenting with and best of all it is free.

     

    Go over to http://www.daz3d.com/ and check it out.

     

  • Free tool for your 3D needs.

    Right now i am testing a new tool for doing 3D pictures. DAZ Studio 4.5 . I am not that fond of the renderer but i have found several others on the net that i can use with some tweeking.

    daz45

     

    The user interface is nice and you have thrre to select. One is very user friendly if you are just starting out with 3D images. You get some assets to start experimenting with and best of all it is free.

     

    Go over to http://www.daz3d.com/ and check it out.

     

  • Second life. Where did all the newbies go?

    I have been to art exhibitions and party´s for some time now. One of the things I do is to read peoples profiles and I have noticed that almost everybody logged in are three years old or more.

    No more newbies. So I expect the flow of new inhabitants in Second life have stopped. Today Second life is a mature product and the people in world are those who have found the extra life awarding in some way. When all you meet are avatars that are several years old maybe its time for Linden lab to concentrate there efforts on the inhabitants that really stay year after year and not just trying to get new people to join Second life. It´s obvious to me that virtual worlds is not for everyone and that very few people enjoy them. But I have also found a upside for virtual world.

    I am a crazy online player and I try out all new online games. And the one I play the most is of course World of warcraft. So why are Wow and EVE online so successful and the others have to go free to play in a year or so? Both in Wow and Eve you can do other things than follow the story line. You can go fishing or exploring or just talk to friends. The others are just games. You might as well take away the online and just play them as single player.

    Social is the buzz word. And Second life is more social than all of the others together. Maybe there is only a market for a million people or so world wide and maybe it´s time for Linden lab to really take care of the players and not focus on getting newbies.

  • Avatars real or imagined.

    I have several avatars in different worlds. Some of them are only avatars and some are connected to my real life identity. I find that the avas that have there own identity works better than when people actually knows who's behind the avatar. I think when people goes into a world like Second life they do not want to know who the other avatars real identity is. The illusion of the avatar is more important. I wonder if this will change or still work in the future. I know who many of my Second life friends are in real life and for me I think that ads to my different friendships but of course if you do SL for virtual sex you probably do not want to know your partners real life identity.
    Imagination is really powerful.
  • Boat boats boats


    Boat boats boats
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Blake sea is kind of cool. Maybe i should rent a boat space and take up sailing, I wonder if i am going to meet some nice sailing people in any of the marinas. And the background sound is so nice. Vawes. I just have to visit all of them. I think there is a new sl photo project in there. "Marinas of Blake sea". From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • The new website

    Building a brand new website.

    Yes its time we have outgrown the old website. I have started writing and connecting the web to the new site. The mockup works ok but there are still the connections to the MYsql database and the product pages.


    Still a lot of fun stuff to do.But for you that have been looking at the site now. Yes there will be a new one soon.


    As many of you know. Computer projects always cost twice as much and takes three times as long to finish.


    But we get there.

  • Another smArt Gallery


    Another smArt Gallery
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    A lot of nice SL art. It just proves that you can do good art with SL and some graphics editing software. In many ways this is a break through for virtual art- Its possible to produce a lot of it. And a big production secures a few really great pieces. Of course the art world in RL do not understand it. But we do dont we? From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • The tech site

    We have a new tech site.
    Just working on it right now. Not much but i will try to get up a wiki to. Hopefully during the day. Have to get some coffe now.

    The tech site

  • My new Shoutcast jukebox.


    My new Shoutcast jukebox.
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I really like web radio, i have all my computers connected and now i have a jukebox in my SL house. I am listening in my studio all the time now. There is always a channel that play something i like. RL radio is only ads and djs that love their own voice.. I WANT MUSIC! From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

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    =?utf-8?b?4piGKsKowqgqOuKAoi7igKI6KicnKldFTENPTUUgVE8gQUJCQ...
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    These days i am touring Second life with Swedish ABBA on Saturday nights. Its nice to have somewhere to go. And the music is ok to. The OSgrid island is up again all updates are ok . Linux servers work again. Now i am going dancing. From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • Today its server update Saturday.

    MAINFRAM

    The nearest hours all the Linux servers will be down and also the OSGrid Island.

     

    Web pages on 2worlds2go.net down,

     

    Several new updates on Opensim and Linux software and the new Island will be online in a few hours… i hope.

  • Trying out some new render software.

    newrender

    Makes some imaginative pictures. Maybe i can find some use for it.

    The name is Art of illusion and it looks like it.

  • In to racing?


    In to racing?
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I found a very nice scripted go kart and a city track that was actually race able. Not the cultural hi point in my life. But good for a few laps. From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • Artist development


    Artist development
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    i have followed Gracie Kendal for many years now. A fine artist and i think that SL only improve her work because she is just getting better and better. The colors and shapes getting more firm and and it all fits together better and better. Makes me happy. From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • New stuff with Sculpties in Second life

    I have made a few things with scupted prims before. But now i am trying to dig deeper. I made a few things today to see what possibilities i can find.

    sculptyman

    To the left is sculptyman. The tools to create sculpties are kind of limited.

    No full 3D editors , and Second life destroy the finished product when you upload.

    But its ok anyway.

     

    There are great ways to use sculpties in buildings and furniture.

     

     

    recliner

    A nice chair and now i have to create some animations for it.

  • In SL you find stuff.


    In SL you find stuff.
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Now when i have created my Swedish hot dog stand i find that a lot of other people also create fast food places. I really liked the texture work on this one. Hmm i am hungry, sorry have to get something to eat. From cyberserenity Vella via bloghud.com

  • SLbloodlines try to keep away

    slbloodlines

    I have really tried to stay out of  slbloodlines but its fun and something to do in SL. So i am really thinking of the vampire thing. Its hard to find the time WoW is really going good now. I need more time. Have to stop working. There is no other way.

  • Sweden today

    Just no news

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    From my mobile phone.

  • Level in WOW


    Today i have not done a single good thing. I am just not up for it. So i tried to raise my level in World of Warcraft from my low 8 to 9. But nope not a chance. Getting killed and just running back and forth from the graveyard. And now its to late to do anything. I think i quit for today and just go home and put on a silly love movie or something. I am even to tired to read.
    Not a good day in game creator country.
  • Scond life Gallery book


    And i just had to make a Second life book about the gallery build. Could not miss that. In world you can find it in my store at Epimetheus. Both the book and the gallery looks fine. Its nice to have virtual babys in world.
  • Second life. Waterfall competition.

    Todays work was to do some competition designing on Dreams/shockproof. Everybody makes very nice beautiful stuff so i decided to do something completely different. A kind of waisted landscape. Broken down world, but with a waterfall as that is the competition theme. And i wanted some particle extras. And it looks good at least right now.
  • New gallery

    So finally i have the Asgard gallery building in Second life ready. Go and see it. And see the art inside. Its a treat.
    I am continuing too build more places in SL for the gallery community. Its fun.
    The www.2worlds2go.com web site got a few new pages and its now incorporated with my old web site.
    I have problems getting the help forum up anybody have a database expert free. Anyway just working on.
  • Why start a blog: maniac.

    There are a few people out there thats interested in what we do and how our projects proceed.

    And now i am writing at to many places so i thought it was better to keep one blog for both art projects and the 2worlds2go company because the work is really similar.

    So right now the development in second life are moving along good. The new gallery and the machina studio vill be up soon.
    And i have designed a new gallery. The Asgard gallery. And i hope it will be up and running in a few days. I think Karen wants to get her pictures up really fast.

    I will try to put up new info on this blog insted of our website. It kind of gets to be to much info and the website got to much anyway.

    So the reason to start a blog. I like it.

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