Digital artlife

Anna Lorentzson art and design

  • The new store

    New main store att Alpha Centauri. Another build by Nils Ophelia. Looks good and have space for the advertising agency and maybe the magazine. SAving space at the moment.
  • New websites growing fine.

    New 2worlds2go websites  New server for digital art. Its not really stable. Thats the point or what.

    Working on a new community for digital artist working in Second life or the web. 
    Its in Beta, really want to open it for logins soon.

    Things still happening.
  • Second life more more viewer errors and bad service.

    Building in Second life can be really frustrating sometimes. I finished at big build yesterday and after i working with viewer 2.2 i had to change to imprudence. Everytime i copy a prim it scrambled my textures and everytime i moved something it just went back to where it was before. Same errors as in 2.0. Nobody builds in Second life anymore? Maybe developers flee the market. I do not know.

    And some crazy land baron have put i gigantic building on top of my land to make the little lot he is selling look bigger. I cant remove it because the main point is on his land. So i ask Linden lab to remove it... one time, two times.. still nothing. Making my land useless. And i cant buy it and just remove the thing. Then i have to pay Linden lab a higher tier. This system must be reworked.
    Why dont just pay for what you own?

    Well my build looks great. The last enthusiastic builder in Second life. Imprudence work ok and i love the pie menu.
  • We are up and running again.

    Servers online but dev server not coming up until tomorrow.

    Have to make more changes in the network next week. Until then just running!!!

  • Blog changes

    As we are building a new work site att So we have to move the tech info to this blog . Its just info on when we do work or when the servers are up or down. The reason that we put it on a outside site like blogger is that if our servers goes down we cant put information on them so this is a useful solution.
  • Servers down for the rest of the day.

    The Osgrid island and some websites going to be down for a few hours. Rebuilding the  network and moving some of the servers. It takes a few hours. But i hope to be up and running at the end of the day.
  • Somebody just made this.

    I like my new bed. Nice place to hang out for a meal with friends. Somebody thought of it and made it. Put together the animations and everything else. Its really nice and well worth to pay for. Something as good as this makes me think there is a future for SL. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Swedish summer

    Swedish summer, originally uploaded by cyberserenity Vella.

    The Swedish summer slowly goes in to autumn but the island i live on have a real summer "dansebana" so i think that this year when i miss the nice summer i just go and dance beside my house. Thats something. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Got a new tan in SL

    Got a new tan in SL, originally uploaded by cyberserenity Vella.

    Sorry to say i do not like being in the sun in RL. But i would really like to have a nice tan so bought one in SL. My SL me looks like vacation i do not, sorry to say. To much sitting inside in front of my computer..LOL From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Role playing?

    Role playing?, originally uploaded by cyberserenity Vella.

    I am visiting another role play sim. How many people do really role play in SL? I almost always find these sims empty. I would love to roleplay but i suppose it takes more than one. Very nice sim great build., worth a visit. I want to be a vampire anybody know where i should go?? From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Dark places

    Dark places, originally uploaded by cyberserenity Vella.

    Sometimes i find myself in dark and mysterius places. After spending a day in the sun it is nice to get in to Second life and see something else. Make dark pictures when the sun shines outside. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Nice photo at Tricia Aferdita Gallery

    I found some really nice photo art at this gallery. Usually is. If you like RL photography like me its a go and see. LawnDart Curtiss made some experimental cityscapes. By the way i am on vacation so now i have some time to do SL. Maybe you see me around a SL Gallery lurking with my camera. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • I really like the new voice morphing tool.


    I have done some work with different voice morph tools before and the new one in Second life is really good. So one up for the Lab people. And the Alpha viewer is more stable on my Vista 64 workstation. Ty for that.

    So now i can sound like my little wizard.

  • Not everybody in sl lives in a castle.

    Found this very nice build by the railroad. Small but vey nice idea and nice for a short break. I wish more people could put something together like this. Not all of the terrible design stuff i see everywhere. And do you know? Things do not float in the air. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • I love trains.

    I love trains., originally uploaded by cyberserenity Vella.

    And i always have. So Nils have bought a small piece of land by the railroad to build a station. Not this one, But i found and thought it looked really nice. More railroads in SL! From cyberserenity Vella via

  • The big web work update


    I do a lot of changes on all our websites so this is a quick update. Building an new web store for all the graphic, game and software stuff.

    The old Second life web is on

    Art space magazine is getting a new ASP site soon, i hope.

    And i am putting my photo stuff on a new blog at

    .And we got a good price for the 2worlds2go studio in Second life.

    So a  new piece of land is bought by the railroad and I am building a Steampunk station and airship landing platform.

    Many of the old blogs are gone i am sorry to say but i just have no time to write that much now when i am working this much with the company. I find some new ways to communicate.

    See you on the web.

  • Trying out the Linden homes


    I am trying out the Linden homes. And i think its kind of nice for 512 sqm. But the neighborhood sucks. Nobody is ever home and people are not very friendly. But the house is very nice and the famous web interface is ok. Its a good idea for noobs to get going in SL. But maybe i buy something else later. But i stay here for another month or so to see what is going to happen. Maybe people around me are nice if they ever get home.

  • A new Dreams competition.

    digibirdssign Its a very nice Zoo build.

    I just knew i wanted to do some birds and a very traditional zoo exhibit. And this is what i came up with. The Digibirds. It was also my first attempt to use prim animation in Second life,

    I have to work on it but it works ok.


    I used a lot of sculpts and a particle script to make the plant more interesting.

    Want to see it go to :

  • New traces for the website.

    One of the new pictures for the new website. I just have to re do all of it.


    Its game pictures and i had to do all the gears in Blender thanks to a very nice script it was not that hard but its a days work anyway.

    Gears is the theme of the new site. Kind of machine stuff. Maybe there is a game in there. Wanted to make the gears in to sculpties but i am still working on that.

  • Checking out Blue Mars again.


    I did some exploring in Blue Mars to see if anything is happening in the virtual world. Some improvements but thing look the same. Blue Mars have a very strong feeling of being there. I took a run at the beach and it really feels like running on the beach. They have put a lot of work in to graphics, sound and the very nice flow of the engine.

    Fantastic atmosphere. But i find my self asking one question why should anybody use this wonderful game world.

    I hope the game engine gets on the market. If you take away the stupid movement system i think its possible to do great things with it. Like fuse it with the ageing Second life graphics. That would be something.

  • Trying out shadows in Second life.


    Trying out Kirsten's S19 viewer for Second life and it is more stable and have a better frame rate than viewer 2.0. Both on my Nvidia and ATI cards.

    Viewer 2.0 are more or less useless on many of the machines and have generally a very bad frame rate. So i am happy there are alternatives like Kirsten's. I also use Snowglobe, Hippo, Emerald and Imprudence to find the best one to use. When you are in world for many hours bad frame rate and crashes are really not acceptable.

    So lets hope Linden Lab makes it possible to use other initiatives even in the future.

  • Long time no see.

    This blog have been a little slow lately but there is a reason of course. I have been working on the new game and Opensim servers. I have also made a lot of changes in Second life and introduced a new fashion label and i am doing a total remake of all the websites.

    I often just fall apart when its time to go to bed. No time to write.

    I have started to use Joomla and Virtuemart. And now i have three Wordpress blogs. It takes some time to learn how to edit and work with the software.

    On the Opensim grid i have started to use virtualized Opensuse servers both with Xen and Virtualbox. Its a work in progress.

    And on top of all this i have been moving and rebuilding my RL studio.

    Its all fun and i am learning a lot of new stuff.

    All i can say is the work continues.

    I be back.

  • The new 2worlds2go web is slowly growing.


    i am working on a new website. And its coming along nicely but slowly. There are much graphic work to do with this new style and layout. But i am getting there. This is a first look from the drawing board.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

  • Today its server update Saturday.


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


    Web pages on 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.


    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

  • 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

  • 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.


    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.




    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

  • So you are bored?

    So you are bored?
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Take a train ride. The ticket is 10L and it lasts for 24 hours. If you are like me and love trains both in RL and SL. I think i like train rides because my grand parents took me one a lot of them when i was a child. Anyway its slow, no action, just hang out of the window. Yes i own a copy of Train simulator. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Walked in to a photo exhibition

    Walked in to a photo exhibition
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I traveled to see a fellow photographer, Special Jewell. Som very nice SL photographs. So good i had to buy one. The one behind me. Special have found a new way to look at SL photography and i find that it makes me happy. So back home to my place to find a wall for my new art piece. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Today i am in Mexico

    Today i am in Mexico
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    On my forever world tour i made a small stop in Mexico. I have made a camera that i bring along on my shoulder. Its a copy of my old Olympus from RL. But i think i have to do a new one. Maybe with some photografer animations. I just want the best. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Tourist in SL

    Tourist in SL
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    As i really do not have time for RL travel right now. It is great to be a tourist in SL. Found this nice Monestary. And now i am off to some nice village by the sea. Wonder if i can find a nice restaurant? From cyberserenity Vella via

  • What's up 2010


    //My Ruth on the internal grid.//

    So much work so little time. What is happening at 2worlds2go this year?

    First of all i have found a new spot in Second life for the Nilsart gallery. The building is almost ready and i am trying to find a new exhibition to start up the gallery.

    All the websites are slowly taking new shapes and i publish them as they get ready.

    All the Linux OpenSUSE servers are now running 11.2 except one that refuses to upgrade. I do not know why?? On the Linux servers are also several new Opensim islands that form our development grid that is accessible thru a vpn line for all developers and testers.

    The OSgrid server and island have been working for several month know and the 2worlds city are ready for publishing and free download.

    A new purchase of a game system for MMO. And a lot of mySQL work for testing the new system. Its like a small World of warcraft with a downloadable client. Its a show off for this year.

    And of course Second life. Some more serious work with products for business development and sales. Stores and malls as a building block system. I really want to make shopping in SL more fun and look better.

    And of course some new photo work with ads to follow. And the new fashion label Rebecca de Milneaux the first store is ready:: products to follow.

    When all this is out of the way i really hope to have some time for Art space magazine. And my IRL company too.

    I think that sometime during 2010 2worlds2go have to employ some more Second lifers or IRL people. I am pushing 12-15 hour days right now and i can not keep it up forever.

    I think we are on a roll and i am really looking forward to a new fresh year.

    Lets all go virtual.

  • The future of virtual worlds if any? Will Second lifer survive?

    Finally a few minutes over before the big Xmas starting. Metaplace is closing. I have tested it since the beginning and i never understood why anyone should use it. A very nice little world, nice graphics, simple ,running in your browser. But no real idea behind it. Technology because its possible. In the end it all comes down to the money.

    That takes me to my favorite topic Second life. The money people came in to make it profitable and the succeeded but then it all came to a halt. No more growth. No more people are using Second life today than last year. This supposed to be the new 3D Internet.

    The new creation of a Second life sprawl really shows how development stopped. I think its like the Apple - Steve Jobs story. You have to have people with ideas and vision working together with production and money people. Maybe its time to try to get Philip Rosedale back.

    There are many problems with Second life and Linden Labs.
    As a developer i find the question about content and who really owns it really important. And also who owns my account. Linden lab can throw me out of Second life at any time, for any reason. I have no rights. It very difficult for me a small developer and a citizen of Sweden to go through US court system to get my right in a content or account case. And i do not think international law will change very fast.

    I do not think that the big developers will risk there content in the hands of Linden lab. Thats why we do not see any of them in Second life.

    Or the very stupid strategy to take over Onrez and Xstreet. Yes it is fine for the money people at Linden lab but it sends the wrong message to the community. If you do something good we will take you over or push you out.

    I thought it was the users who create and think out new business plans and Linden lab supply the technology.

    The solution is software. On my island on the OSGrid i own all of the content and the server is located in my server room right here in Sweden. Its a Opensim installation. I believe Opensim and its clones are the 3D Internet of the future. But it needs support of a big company like Google or even Microsoft. The developers are doing a great job but its a difficult to do all the work needed.

    What we need are a few things. As in real life supported by many laws:
    My avatar is mine on my hard drive. The things i buy for it are also mine. Is copyrighted maybe encrypted to protect the creator but its mine and i can use it at any grid i want. I own my avatar.

    If i create something it is mine and i have the right to sell it or give it away or whatever i want to.
    Its on my hard drive and backup. And i can use it on any grid. Its like a web page. I create a web page and test it on my own servers and when its ready i upload it on the net. But the content, pictures and text are still copyrighted, its still mine if i do not sell it.

    There will always be content theft and there will be new ways to counter it. I think many young people today think that everything on the net should be free. Probably because their parents pay the bills so the do not understand the need for earning money. But as we all know they will get there too.

    Information wants to be free, but i have to eat.

    If it is going to be Opensim ,Second life or maybe some new solution we have not seen yet? I do not really care. I have found a great way for me as a artist to make some extra money. I love to paint but it is extremely difficult to survive on it. So i do content, Its fun and a great job. But my customers must feel that they are doing a good deal when they buy my stuff. That they own it and can use it in the way its intended.

    I think Linden lab thought they could corner the virtual world and be the only supplier world wide. With the explosion in virtual worlds, that time have past. Second life is still the far best world of them all. Just look at the avatar creation system. Its totally beyond all the other worlds where everybody just look the same.
    There are so many good ideas in Second life and as virtual worlds grow my market grows. So of course i want it to be bigger.

    Its time for a new vision in Second life. Maybe is time to hire Steve Jobs?

    And of course. Hav a nice holiday.
    See you next year. Have a blast.
    Maybe i see you i Second life.
  • My little Sweden taking shape

    My little Sweden taking shape
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I am rebuilding my little village. The new build is inspired of Mollevangen in Malmoe Sweden and almost all medium size citys in Sweden. The city square almost look the same everywhere. The buildings are in place but i have to rebild the harbour next week. I am trying to get the special Swedish things so i think it is going to be a Korvkiosk (hot dog stand,,big in Sweden) somewhere. Anybody have any good ideas? From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Saturday is alright for dancing.


    After a wild shopping spree

    i found some nice new clothes that's alright for dancing.


    I wanted to go for the rock look tonight.

    The Jacket was a steal for 450L made by Sasha Gopheller its really well done.

    And then the jeans and the biker boots just fell in to place.

    I am do a small warm up at Club atlantic its live and i wish i had stayed at home and then later i will hit the town.

    But first some food and a nice Chablis.

    Yes i am ready.

  • Up and running again


    And we are up and running again. On the OSgrid we have a Beta of the island with all buildings put in. Its missing a few things but its very near completion. The 2worlds2go Island will when its ready be a free download. Distributed in a oar file and some nice packaging.

    So everybody can start their Opensim life with a nice city. Everything in place from the beginning.

    Web servers up and running but the computer room is a mess with network cables.

    Its all in a days work.

  • Servers going out of Beta today.


    The web servers and Opensim Islands are going in production today “i hope”. They have been running for months now with no problems so its time to bring them to production and start focusing on other parts of the business.

    But we have to move them. So during the day the OSgrid island and some of the websites will be offline.

    The Joomla work system will be offline so do not upload any new work.

    Check my Twiitter  to find out when we are ready to run again. I am excited about this.

  • Brandenburger Tor, Berlin

    Brandenburger Tor, Berlin
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    When i was in Berlin a few years ago i would never have thought i would visit Brandenburger Tor again in the virtual Berlin. This 3D world development really have taken off. I am happy to be a part of a so expanding business. Travel the world from home. Now the only thing i need is a interface that make me feel and smell the places i go to in Second life. Is it far away in the future? Something tells me that it is closer than i can imagine. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Its Burning life again.

    Its Burning life again.
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Once a year i do the big walk around Burning life to see if creativity have raised in 12 months. And i think it looks good this year. I have been here for 5 minutes and already i have found some really nice stuff. Its a long walk but its worth it. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • This week are finally over


    A lot of things happened this week. And this is evening at the Opensim island.

    If the next week is the same. There will be a lot of fun to write about next Friday. This have been one of the heavy ones.

    I am out of here.

  • Everything up again


    The very very empty island 2worlds2go is up on the OSgrid.

    The web servers are running again and the network appears to be stable and i have half a hour to go before the promised finishing time.

    Its all in a days work.

  • Sorry but today there will be some serious downtime on the servers.


    Today we are installing a new OpenSUSE 64 11.1 motherboard to run the Opensim server. As we have to make changes in the network all the servers and web pages will be up and down during the day.

    And the Joomla system and the webshop will be unstable so do not upload products today. I hope the work will be over by 8.00 pm CET today.

    Sorry but we have to do it,//// Anna.

  • Visiting my brother nation Denmark.

    Visiting my brother nation Denmark.
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I decided to go and explore what the other scandinavian countrys do in Second life. And ended up in Denmark. And i found this very Danish church and itś graveyard. I wonder if the lots are rental. But now i know where to put my little AVA when my Second life is over.. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Sunset at 2worlds island


    The harbor is in its place now and i have made some terrible trees for the area. The Opensim server is running nicely now.(knock on wood.) No restarts and building and all the builds are in its place.


    Now i am going to start programming the LSL. I hope i do not crash it now. There are many scripts i have to port from Second life. And i am going to test some new interconnecting Opensim to the web and databases. Experimental and so much fun.

  • 2worlds2go city growing in Opensim


    My little city is slowly growing in my Opensim world.

    The server have been running for two weeks now while i am building.

    No stops nothing just running,

    For you tech people out there its a OpenSUSE 11.0 _64 bit.

    It is also running Joomla and Wordpress and its a hdcp, router and mail server.

    Many of the buildings are from different competitions in Second life.

    I have transferred them with Second Inventory. Yes i have all rights to them. I never copy anybody's work. Some of the textures are public domain though,

    I hope my little world will be ready soon and out on the net for everybody to see.

  • Back to Linux

    Back to Linux
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    After trying out the new Windows 7 for a few weeks i found it to have the same problems as Vista had in the beginning. Drivers for sound not working. You cant use the XP mode without a new computer. I got so frustrated and i dont want to go thru my Vista experience again so i installed OpenSUSE 11.1. Thats what i am running now and it works very well after a few installs. I did not say Linux is easy. I think Windows 7 will be ok after a few years my Vista machines are fine now. But i think i wait with the upgrades. And i found that Wine on Linux runs my old XP programs so why use the XP mode in Windows 7. I hope the force is with me. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • ABBA hits the Ice hotel in Second life.


    The Icehotel in SL is a good place to go for some fun. Regular nights with music and fun stuff. Tonight it was ABBA in the more stylish SL way. I had a lot of fun and so did the crowd. And some disco afterwards with all the songs i love. My life in SL is great some nights.

  • Second life art market.


    The new build in SL. I finally got some use for a this house. Its a build from several years ago and it have been living in my inventory since then.

    But now its my office for the art market in SL. And i can take out some of my collection of art. There are many good artists in SL making a lot of good art. I have collected some of the best. Maybe its time for a exhibition again..

  • Finally the new logo!


    The new 2worlds2go logo and hopefully a new website will follow.

    It works on the 2world2go building in Second life. I just hope it will be everywhere.

  • Finally its time for fashion

    Its time to put a new mark in Second life fashion. A new name and a new designs. I think its going to be a lot of fun to do new and wonderful fashion.
    I really hope to do as wonderful dresses as the one i am wearing in the picture. Its Drama by Nonna Hedges one of my favourite designers in Second life. I know it will take some time and a lot of hard work. But its a dream coming thru. See you on the runway.
    Yours fashion designer Rebecca de Milneaux

  • The first things i made in Second life.



    This is my very very first thing i made in Second life. A small pool. I remember doing it for my house garden and i cant find it in my inventory today but it was not that complicated as you can see.


    It started me out as a builder exploring the build tools.






    And this is the first house i made. For me. I had it for a long time and i developed it in  to a mall buying all the land around it.


    Later i sold the mall to a chain of malls and so i got into buying, developing and selling land. I really had a lot of fun in those days.



    And this is my first furniture. Of course i needed a office when i started out my career in SL.


    It was really fun days. Everything are more professional these days. Takes away a lot of the fun fun.

  • Avatars avatars avatars just everywhere.


    I have just logged in to Aion beta and look what i found. Many many gamers that wanted to take a look at the new game.Online gaming is really not dead. All the server where full. I have played this part of the game before so i just wait and log in another day. Never seen that many people not even on the biggest dance floors in Second life.

    It was fun.

  • Exploring the dark side of Second life.

    I decided to go and explore the new adult continent Zindra. And i found boring sex clubs and escort services. But in it all i also found a great animation. A mix of sex and fantasy, and not for the faint hearted. Another example on what is possible if you have a great idea and some animation skills.dragonzindra_001

    It starts out nice.


    But it ends with me getting bonked by the dragon.

    I you want to try it out yourself the slurl is below just sit on the stone in the square. But i told you.

  • Some more testing of Blue Mars


    New Venice looks great. Cry engine 2: Works for virtual reality too. There are still bugs to iron out. But the nice thing with Beta testing is that i did meet some other independent game developer that was testing too.So i got some new contacts and a nice talk with my peers. What can you do on a Monday anyway.

  • Blue Mars Ruth

    Started to check the up coming Virtual World Blue Mars.

    Its early beta now and i have only got the developer tools to work but it looks good. Look at Blue Mars Ruth.

    BlueMarsruth Really makes me want to see the rest of the world. But i suppose they have long to go before production. Well i can wait.

  • Back partying in Second life


    Have not been partying for a long time but really i am back Hated that Des Les disappeared.but you just have to find new places. So look out i am back.

  • RL vs SL

    Out doors it looks like this.


    Thats why i am doing this.


    Modern tech is great.

  • Moon shadow at new Nilsart village


    The new Nilsart village coming along nicely. And this picture complete with moon shadow and a noob who did not have a clue on how to get around in Second life. And of course i gave him a few hints.

    I could use SL as screen saver when you have shadows on. As the sun and moon moves over the sky the shadows follow. No i am just waiting for the first stop motion Machinima, you know when you see a day in like 5 minutes and and clouds and shadows moves very fast.

    ohh what will be next.

  • Having fun with Second life photography.


    The photo opportunities in Second life are really endless. And the best thing is that i did not have to go anywhere, no darkroom ( i remember those bad days). And a nicely dressed model ready for the shoot. In the old days i used to have to shoot several rolls of film to get a pic like this. In SL i just had to take two shots. Its so great,

  • Another Second life shadow example


    Really nice experimental shadows. When you have started you just do not want to be without them. But of course they crash my viewer all the time.

  • Transfer my stuff between Second life and Opensim

    Wetheralon my grid

    I have started using Second inventory to transfer stuff i have created to my own grid and it actually works. Buildings showing up as i made them in SL years ago. Building new citys with my old stuff. And they are secure for inventory loss. Great.

  • Standing in the shadow

    Standing in the shadow
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    You cant´t see it here but i am actually standing in the shadow of the trees. Finally there are shadows in Second life. With some tweaking of the new viewer and a really good graphics card it´s there. Frame rate is terrible but i love it anyway. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • The new Nils art gallery.


    Yes finally  I have the new Nilsart gallery up and running. There have been some downsizing in Second life and my old gallery’s was cancelled when islands disappeared. But now I am close too Linden Village on the mainland so maybe this one is here to stay.
    I have a small summer exhibition with some of my interactive sculptures and some other stuff. It’s nice to be back with art in SL again. And of course a SLURL to the new place.


  • New openSUSE and new Opensim servers finally.


    Three days of hard work and finally four new islands running Opensim. Installing the Linux system, compiling the new Opensim source and setting up all permissions.The network, mysql, vnc to run the control system and iron out the bugs.

    It´s 9:58 pm and i am ready….

  • My new Land in Sverige

    My new Land in Sverige
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Big open space and i have no idea on what to build? Maybe a small castle. The swedish small red house with white corners. A farm. A space ship..Or maybe a replica of the house i live in now in RL. I am in Sverige. It means Swedish in my language. So this is the spot for me. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Still nice places to find in Second life.


    cafe route1_001

    I found this nice Café on Route 1. I think its a build by one of the Moles.

    It´s still nice to just explore and travel around SL. I like to follow the roads or the water lanes. Just to find new and nice builds. I hope the Moles get to build all the roads in Second life. And some time in the future the sim crossings will work better i suppose. if you want to visit the café.

  • Super posting

    Super posting, originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress.

    If this works i am posting this to three places at once. Supergood way to use bloghud. Filling the internet with multiple copys of my Second life. Great way to spend a few moments dont you think. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • We just have to rebuild this place

    We have had this place for some time now. Thinking of adding a club and maybe a small harbour. Or maybe just transfer it to a factory area. I dont know. Anobody got some good ideas?
    From cyberserenity Vella via
  • Time for more changes.


    Sorry to say but both Cetus gallery district and Second Sweden have gone to their grave. But i am building on a new gallery close to the Linden lab area. The new gallery will be somewhat larger than my old ones but i think i am going to be able to fill it with some new exhibitions.

    It´s a lot more fun to be a part of a community. But what can i do?

  • Death of a sim.

    The very nice place of Second Sweden ends in a few hours. And my gallery and store have to move. Its slowly falling a part. Visit to see the end.
  • Yes I have been away for a while.


    But I have managed to get a new car in Second life. So I am driving around looking stylish now.
    Some news : totally new website at and I have been working on new web for Art space magazine. No it’s not dead and I am planning for a Swedish edition to. I have built a new HQ in Second life for the mag. Presence is everything.
    So much to do so little time to write about it. I will try to get better..

  • Ice hotel party yesterday.


    Nice party yesterday at the Ice hotel in SL. PetGirl Bergman was running the extensive light show. And i experienced no lag at all to my great suprise. Even though the place was packed with avatars.

    So saturday night is all right for partying in Second life. Cool,

  • New nice place to meet the Swedes


    A new nice club to meet all the Swedes. In Second sweden, and its called [EARTH]. Friday night and its packed.

  • Finally i am going somewhere.


    I have been sick for a few days and i have been living in my sofa. Nothing serious, just a cold. But now my Rouge Cyberser starting to level up in World of Warcraft. It´s hard work but someone have to do it. Killing all those monsters. Maybe living in my sofa is not that bad. Maybe i stay another week.

  • She is everywhere!



    At a beach party last night I found all Swedes muse PetGirl Bergman. She is writing the biggest blog for Sweden in Second life. I just liked the picture. Don’t you?

    PetGirls blog: .

  • SLbloodlines try to keep away


    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

    From my mobile phone.

  • The stupid business model.

    I bought a copy of Everquest II yesterday and it got me thinking about why I have to go to my game store to buy a MMO. When I have installed the thing it starts to update itself for a few hours. I have to download the complete game again. Why did I have to go to the store at all if I have to download it from the net anyway. This business model makes me kind of angry. Are the game company’s making me pay several times for the same game?

    The more social MMO´s are free to download. Second life, There and others. But when I want to kill goblins I have to take a trip to my nearest game store. Of course there is Entropia. Maybe I just stick to killing strange animals and explore.

  • New year at the gallery.

    New year at the gallery.
    Its time to find a new exhibition in the Cetus gallery and wish everybody a new great art year. This is my first post from inside of Second life just hope it works.

  • New store.


    The new store in Old town in Second Sweden. Its a very nice Swedish area and for the first time we start to do stuff in Swedish.

  • To the end with Tabula Rasa


    I can only continue to play Tabula Rasa for another month or so. Its going to be free to play now so i hope a few more people will find their way to this nice game. I am really sorry to see it go. Back to Guild wars i guess.

  • Great party in Second life

    Annabella party_001

    I was at a great party yesterday Annabella celebrated here new place in Second life and there was a crowd joining in.

    Everybody is complaining about Linden lab but you can join in for free. No ads no fees. Just joining the party. And it’s free. A very complicated software and network product that you can use when ever you want.

    I find it amazing that it works and that we can all have a Second life.

  • New small office in Second life


    Not to big not to flashy. Its in Nilsart village. Right by the harbour.

    Its a copy of a Swedish train station where i grew up. Made it for the Station competition. So its nice to get to use it now.

  • First Thursday of the month at Cetus.

    Cetus thur

    Once again a great first Thursday. DJ Doubledown Tandino playing his special sounds.
    Some people strolling around on the streets and in the gallery’s. Chatting about the art and the Second life.
    Great way to spend a few hours and you are invited.

  • 44'444 Prims ART Exhibition


    Eifachfilm Vacirca made this big installation on the OSGrid at the d-oo-b sim. He did it by the copy and paste method. 44444 prims thats many prims. Cool stuff.
  • The sign shop. Read the sign in Second life.


    Finally another part of Nilsart village is ready. The sign shop. Where you can get specially made signs
    Or just buy a ready made. Its up. Now I just have to write the website connection.

  • And it tells time to.


    I jus saw this wonderful clock that Trojanvirus gave me some time a go. This should really be a movie instead of a picture because every part of it is moving and blinking. And what do you know it also tells time.

    I think that Trojanvirus Congrejo probably is one of Second life’s most clever gadget makers. I have to do an article for Art space Magazine about him.

  • My first Halloween party this weekend.

    Club iridum

    Everybody of course knows that it’s a lot of partying going on in Second life this weekend. I have already been to the first one. I think I am going to squeeze a few more in. I hope.

  • I just had to buy a new skin.


    I really needed something that looked like summer and sun.
    Because it’s raining like he.. All day.

    Nice to work in Second life where the weather is fine all the time.

  • Nilsart village coming along.


    The first pic from the new village. After rebuilding all of it at a new location it starts to look very nice now. I just didn’t like the first build so I just did it all over again. Some time well spent I think. Next week I am putting in all the stores and the café.

  • Nilsart Village in Second life.

    nilsart village

    Soon to be open in Second life but I am still getting stuff in to it.
    I have made all off the buildings and roads so I suppose its all in a Beta format right now.
    I am also trying to find some nice products for the different stores and make the mall into a sellable
    Project. It should be possible to make all off the buildings in to products have not decided on that one yet.

    You are welcome to visit and maybe give me some pointers on how you think the village will develop.
    Slurl to Nilsart Village below.

  • Now i am a Google Lively developer.


    Lively is a new 3D chatt from Google. I think its going to get big beacause its Google and you run it in your explorer or mozilla. Most computers can run it ok, the graphic is not heavy.

    I am going to do some developing and then we will see.

  • E learning 2.0 conferance at home.

    I really like the possibilities of the web and Second life. I have a sick cat at home and can’t go anywhere so in front of the big screen and SL and my laptop for communication it just works anyway.
    And e learning really has some new ideas on how to use Second life for learning and all the tools you can use.

    A very interesting day. But of course you do miss the coffee and the contact making but I suppose you can do that anyway.
    So my cat is better and I got something done at home. Great.

  • Finally doing something worth while


    And that is of course that i found a way to play my old commodore 64 games. Its kind of funny to see them again. Like old friends coming to visit you. I think its like 20 years ago my C64 burnt up when i was soldering some new stuff into it. I still have the diskdrive and printer and all the games in a box. Now i have found a new emulator that works with my Vista laptop. So i am doing some serious C64 gaming the next few days.

    No work just a lot of fun.

  • Today i am just so bored.

    Sweden have become a new totalitarian state. They are going to listen in on all internet traffic. The FRA law gives them the right.

    Now i am just waiting for the king to take over goverment and the queen takes over health care. And we all can live happy and safe.

    Maybe i should move to a virtual world insteed. I think i am going to blow up a few monsters in Tabula rasa. FRA listen in on that if you can.

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  • I am doing some new ads.

    And i had to make a new avatar for them. And look at me now. Looks great i am a model again.

    look at me now

  • So back at work again.


    After a nice vacation i am back in my studio again. I am trying to do a new exhibition in my new gallery at Nilsart Village in Second life. I am playing around with ideas but i think its going to be something architectural.

    And i am going to start painting again. A very difficult decision, but it could be fun to try and make it a community decision and let people do comments as the painting progress. I have to see how it works out but i have a web cam in my studio so why not.

    Its really nice to be back at work.

  • The sea

    From my mobile phone.
  • The sea

    Last of vacation.
    From my mobile phone.
  • Värmland

    From my mobile phone.
  • RL animals.

    Still on vacation.
    From my mobile phone.
  • Weather ok

    Still on vacation.
    From my mobile phone.
  • The new grid computer.

    I have started work on my own grid computer. An Opensim grid that I can run in my studio.
    It is built by computers I get from different company’s when they upgrade I get the old ones. They know as an artist I can not afford to by all the computers I need. And as they know I do strange things with computer it is ok to support your local artist this way.

    So I started to build. I have built a lot of systems so it is not very hard to do. I was thinking a grid of Linux servers.


    And after a few days the new grid machine was ready for testing. Installing Opensim in grid mode is more complicated than you think. But after a few nervous breakdowns, a lot of coffee and working long into the night I had my first own grid up a running.

    I just like to build computers and I really do not have a plan for what to do with my grid yet but I find some strange way to connect it to the rest of the internet. Now I have a lot of prims to have fun with.


    My grid runs on four OpenSUSE computers, that make four islands. When I find a way to get more ip sockets in some of the machines I will ad some open spaces too. I use mysql and phpmyadmin for the database and VNC and telnet to control the servers from my other
    computers. I have also put in wifi access so I can work with them from the garden this summer.

  • I am playing this new game.


    There was good price in the game store so i bought Tabula Rasa and no sleep tonight.

    Started to play and found a new bunch of Swedish friends on the European game server.

    I really like the graphics and the game play. I have been playing Guild wars for some time now and this is of course the same game with guns. But i like this one better. Better missions and very much better graphics.

    Tonight i am going back Cyberserenity will conquerer a new world and help the meek. I just have to level up to 5 so i can use all the stuff i have collected in my inventory. I am ready just keep them coming.

  • Finally we have our own grid.

    2worlds grid

    After some heavy hardware building and the Swedish midsummer celebration the new 2worlds grid is up and running. It was just as difficult to set up as i thought and i had to build a new computer to run it. But now its there and after some terraforming and a lot of mysql work its up and running. Can´t wait to start building. Its four islands running on OpenSUSE 10.3 and i have a few standalone computers that run their own islands thats not connected to the 2worlds grid.. I can still build and do the debugging process. Thats nice to know.

  • My favorite gadget maker.

    Gadgetman trojan_001

    I run in to AV:Trojanvirus Congrejo in Second life. He is my favorite gadget maker. All of his pieces are small works of art. And you can wear them. They are very functional in some strange way, conceptual art and great 3D construction work. If you see him ask for him to show you his stuff. He is sometimes flying around Second Sweden in some new weird thing.

  • All the new worlds out there.


    The last few days I have been trying out all the new grids that are out there in cyberspace.
    They are not as many functions implemented yet but there are many new grids operating now some of them even
    Commercially. Many of the fancy stuff on the Linden grid do not work but you can build and script or just explore. Some say that it is all these new grids that a pushing land prices on the Second life grid down.
    When you can start your own server and connect it to one off these grids, well do you need Second life?

    Here are a few links to get you started.

  • So I had a day of Sweden rocks.


    No computer stuff just walking around listening to music and drinking beer.
    Great summer day and a lot of people. Sweden rock festival. I just want to be a Goth rocker but I really would look silly. But I want to try.

    Anyway it was a great day and I stayed of the computer. But abstinence probably makes me work all day today instead.

    The pic is from my phone cam, it’s like 3 generations back so it´s kind of surreal.

  • A nice few days.

    I have been turning fifty these few days. And I have not been online for days now. It’s nice to take a break sometimes and make life in to more than work. Checking out some new exhibitions in real life for a change.
    I saw one of the coolest video works by Bill Viola, The raft. Wow wish it was my work.

    Louisiana gallery outside Copenhagen. Denmark. A nice place to go if you are in the neighborhood.
    Tomorrow it’s back to real life again or maybe for me back to the multiverse. It’s going to be fun.

  • Another exciting art exhibition in Second Life.

    When exploring the many blogs and other stuff about Second Life i found this great art exhibition. A collection of the many art possibilities that SL offers. Animations, particles and other ways to show what some graphics and a few scripts can do.

    SL really starts to be a artform and a media in it self. And the Slurl: .
  • HSB Swedish build competition.

    I have joined another build competition this time its in the Swedish community at Second Sweden
    Its about building a nice house and i have concentrated on doing a artist house for work and living. For the first time i have designed some kitchen stuff stow and fridge. And i have made some things for a bathroom.

    I like the house i could live there. So come on over and check it out. What do you think?
  • The new store.

    I just love the outfits you can buy in Second life. Its me in front of the new store at Second Sweden.
    Its not ready yet but its up and there is some free stuff for you to grap if you pass it by.
    I think i just look like i have left the set of Star Wars.

  • SL book fair once again.

    So its time for the SL book fair again at Book and publishing Island. SLURL: . This year i have a small stand and a few new books to give out. They are free and you can get them at the fair. Its kind of strange, but a book fair in the most digital of worlds. Of course maybe what you want after a working day in SL is to sit down on the sofa at your SL residence and just read a good book.
  • Opensim. Build as much as you want.

    I have started running my own Opensim server so now i can build as much as i want. It is one Second life island and perhaps i make my own mini grid. A few islands a mini world of mine., all mine.
    Of course its a reverse engineering server so it do not have all functionality as the Linden lab grid have, but it works really good anyway. On the picture you can see my first island running on a OpenSuse 10.3 server. I do a test on a OpenSuse 10.2 amd64 server to, but it do not work as well as the 10.3.
    I also have a Multiverse server up and running but it do not work very well. I do some further work on it to see if i can speed it up. The good thing with Multiverse is that it comes with a lot of tools for creating new worlds.
  • Oopie a new gadget


    I just had to have it and its not that expensive when you think about it. I am using it almost all day.

    A new gadget. 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator. And i already love it. Its very intuitive to use in 3D, and in Second life i already got so used to it that i cant think of using anything else, it grows on you.

    And of course i love a new gadget.

  • Sometimes i feel very small.

    I found this box in Second life(trademark, trademark, trademark). And i just had to sit in it for a while. This is how i feel on many Sunday afternoons. Small and i just want to sit in a box and be a kitten.
    Tomorrow work starts again and right now i am building a Demo Island. Software and all. Ahh i better just go back to the box.
  • Dreams Fair

    And once more its time for the Dreams community fair. This is whats it all about.
    For the third year in a row, we are inviting you to be a part of our effort to introduce the people of SL to some of the lesser known areas of Second Life, particularly in the areas of health support, education and the Arts.

    The Dream Travelers of Dreams are the activity base and support group for a community of stroke survivors in SL as well as people who are interested in Asperger Syndrome and Autism.

    Its at the Dream sim and here is your Slurl:

    And in the art barn you can find some of my watercolors for sale. Money goes to a worthy cause.

    Go and check it out!!

  • Dreams Fair

    And once more its time for the Dreams community fair. This is whats it all about.
    For the third year in a row, we are inviting you to be a part of our effort to introduce the people of SL to some of the lesser known areas of Second Life, particularly in the areas of health support, education and the Arts.

    The Dream Travelers of Dreams are the activity base and support group for a community of stroke survivors in SL as well as people who are interested in Asperger Syndrome and Autism.

    Its at the Dream sim and here is your Slurl:

    And in the art barn you can find some of my watercolors for sale. Money goes to a worthy cause.

    Go and check it out!!
  • Once more a great place and no no Linden lab.

    Linden lab have once more showed that they are a part of the corporate world. Now you just do not dare to write Second life in a story or anywhere because it could be intrusion of the trademark. Come on. I am afraid that if this goes on all of the creative people will leave SL for some other free and not so paranoid world.

    On the other hand i found a very nice French city that span several island. Buses and a subway to ride and a very pro built are to explore. Looks like the French Riviera. Its worth a visit. Slurl here:
  • The sculpture of light.

    If you want to see some very nice light sculptures you can go to The Bluffs Nature Preserve. There are many around Second life but i really liked this ones.
    And once again its art competition at Dreams. This year i try to do some new digital 3D art piece or something. I have not decided yet. See you there. Slurl will follow when i am ready.
  • Its another year.

    Will Second life expand in a declining US economy? Is it possible to develop a very complicated piece of software? And make it more complex, and then survive the bug and dollar cost. Maybe and maybe not.

    In my studio.
    I am working with several new pieces of software for 3D and programming. I really hope to make some fantastic new stuff this year.
    Dark basic professional with all the plug ins.
    And a lot of new design stuff.
    See you in all virtual worlds.
  • ohh no no more

    Where do all of these complaining people come from. Second life is the first virtual world that works for thousands of people around the world. Of course there will be problems, we are pioneers. This is not a one of the ready made worlds you see in the game worlds. Decided by the game company's. This one many of us have made by ourselves.

    Of course Linden lab is in it for the money, but i think some of the Lindens really belive in the work more than in the paycheck. When the breakdowns gets to many, yes i complain to. But really is this that we do something unique? Lets be productive and use this Linden world to do something thats really more creative than saying just no.
  • SL museum of contemporary art – Annex

    I found a very interesting exhibit today at a gallery i have never visited before. Contemporary SL art. The thing i do and that i really like. The artist name is Bacon Rolls and its a very nice show. I like art projects where the base for the art is the virtual worlds possibilities and basic functions. A very nice place to visit. Please do.

  • Dragons oh my.

    Today i have found a new place while exploring Second life. Its called Grendel´s Children and its another theme build. Dragons and fantasy wonderland is the theme i suppose and it looks great.

    Its a very clever design with the buildings away in the air so the ground areas can be free to travel in. Its made up of several sims with the common map name Avaria. The avatars in this are really look something different. Very cool.

    I think i have to create some more crazy stuff, why should everybody look like a human?
  • Return to Babbage.

    I returned to Babbage to do some more exploring. Its really nice to see what you can do with a sim when you keep it together on a theme. Its a pity that there are so few sims that are made like this.
    And the build is done with great imagination and beautiful texturing. Its like a game world you just want to see whats around the corner. A nice place to actually walk around in. Exploring every piece of land. Go there yourself. I think its worth it.
  • So of course.

    When i saw that Second life looks so good using the new windlight client. I just have to re shoot many of the pics for the magazine. It just have to look the best it can. So of course this delay the release date even further in to the future. Well its just to do it. Right now i hope to finish the mag before Christmas. But you never know. I am also moving all of the stuff from Second life to a new website HTTP:// So its all in days work.

    Ohh and i found the most beautiful place called Babbage today. A four island theme. Looks just great. I will go there and explore it more. When i get the time.
  • Finally new Windlight

    Oh yes! Finally the new Windlight in Second life and it looks great if you have a graphics card that can run it. The water really looks like real water but better. Glittering and shimmering reflecting everything around. Its like paradise. Even if Second life is not anymore. But this is a real improvement. Now its time to start updating the avatars. The new ones in Entropia looks good maybe thats the way to go. Anyway a Windlight picture with the crew in Second life. Just love the look of it all.
  • Autumn its dark again.

    So outdoors its wet and cold and all leafs are falling. Its the time of year that you want to lock yourself in and just live in front of the computer. I am testing an new game building system and some other graphic software. I hope to start writing on a new game during this winter so there wont be that much time for Second life and There.

    These game design products. Often they are not that good. Usually there are a few glitches and unfinished routines. But i am excited anyway. Love new software. And i bought it for money i made on a few land deals in Second life. Its a new world.
  • The old world and new

    Sometimes you have to relax in Second and first life. So Ewa Aska invited me to a party. And of course i went. A total funny gang and thinking of the Burma situation in red shirts. We do something for democracy in the world, yes we do. S it is my night of i am drunk in RL as in SL but thats ok. I am super amazed about the animations. When i started Sl it was nothing like this. WOW we are really expanding. Yes its super to party in Sl as in in Real.
  • New 3D worlds

    I have been checking out the new 3D worlds that are in development. Multiverse and Kaneva. They are nice platforms but i think there is a big need for better game and 3D developers before any of them really will take off and be great products.
    And when you go in to those worlds you can see that the Second Life client is not that bad even though it crashes sometimes. The total freedom to create what ever you like in world makes it the best platform for developing new 3D graphics.

    I just want to take the stuff i make out of there and reuse it in other programs, anyone got a suggestion?
  • Dreams competition

    So i am competing in Second life again. This time its a build of a new mall at Dreams. I think its kind of fun to do one of these competitions now and then. Keeps up your building skills.

    This time its a very modern build. A wide building for exploring and hopefully shopping. I never win these things but i can always sell the thing to some new mall owner that want something special.

    Oh yes by the way these days i am a wizard.
  • Summer rain

    Its raining and raining all the time. So i have to stay indoors. No computers just reading and the latest days we have been watching the long version of Lord of the ring.
    So maybe its time to start working again. But on the other hand i can spend the next week just reading. I have tried some new things for Flight simulator so we have to see if have some time to bang some ram.
    I have also moved the gallery in Second life and i have to make some new art.
    I think its going to be a interesting autumn.
  • Summer time

    So its summer in Sweden and i am having a nice vacation. In the rain. But i expect to get some sun soon.
    And there is a need to rebuild the network again. So i have a summer job. Great.

    I am also rebuilding our headquarter in Second life and i have found two new worlds IMVU and Kaldera. We have to see if we will do content for any of them.

    Maybe i have some time for the pool and the garden will see.
  • Ad campaign.

    Running ads in the new Metaverse messenger magazine. (M2). One every week for four weeks from now. If you go to one of our places in world you can get a small book about the ads. It is about editing and taking the pictures in Second life. So if you are there get it and read about them.
  • Finally a magazine

    So finally i have decided to start a magazine. I love mags but i have not found any good ideas for it. So i just do it instead. And i have a name “art space MAGAZINE”. I know, but it is ok.

    I do not want to do this business, or whats on in SL magazine i want to do something different. A art mag thats just that. Art. Nothing more and nothing less. And lucky me i have a ton of material on my attic so i get the first number out and then we see.
    Oh yes finally a magazine.
  • Sick thats no fun

    Wow i just started working again after a few days at the hospital. It was nice to be away from my computer and its amazing that i can work just two days after a operation. I think a few days of thinking and taking it easy and i will be back with a few new ideas about the new developments we do at 2worlds. I am also thinking about starting a Swedish branch on
    one of the islands. So i am just taking it easy for a while.
  • creative desert


    So it have happened again. My brain is at stand still.
    Nothing to do so i just sit around doing nothing. No ideas at all.
    But i can do other stuff like web shopping. Now i have bought a new mascara, 3 new dresses and a pair of beautiful summer shoes.(see the pic). And i am going to watch a DVD even if the time is 11:30 AM. After that i think i go out on the terrace and read a book, any book. And i think i have tacos for dinner with several glasses of wine.
    When its like this there are no way to hurry it. Just have to wait.
  • Ohh no. More work.

    This weekend i was meeting with some media consultant friends. I wanted them to take a look at the web site and they did not like it. And i have to agree. So now i have to re do the... thing. More work that i have no time for. But today i did some exploring in Second life and found a few new ideas. Its about focus and concentration. Just more work....
  • Things happening with architects.

    I am right now checking out the new happening at the Office. Live feed from LOL architects. Dancers and 30-40 crazy Swedes looking at the thing. This is like experimental. But not that much anymore. It is like any Friday night party in SL. Bright lights, music and some avatars dancing. The only difference is that people dont say a word, just look at the thing.

    Its all taken in. Like any happening i have been to in a gallery in real life.
  • Thank god its Friday

    Finally its Friday and this work week comes to a slow stop. I am working on a new company HQ in Second Life. But i ran out of prims so i wait to show the place until i am satisfied it looks alright.
    Instead a picture of me coding lsl, in world.

    Always sitting by a computer in real or SL. And i know that i have to start the work on updating the website. Ahhh i wait until next week. Now its party time. Thank god its Friday.
  • Why leave home

    So i do not even have to leave home to go to a concert. I am at Eden in Second life listening to Al Hoffman doing improvisations on midi guitar. And its good. And a crowd. And for a good cause.

    And i have not even left home and it is a good thing because i have to go up and fight the worst operative ever, Windows Vista. Nothing works at all. It really sucks major.
  • Monday morning blues

    So Monday morning and my Internet provider can not get in touch with half the web. Great. But after an hour i am online again. Then of course Vista stops working, as usual. Worst piece of software released in years, too early, again
    Monday, it is not my day.
  • Second life restaurants

    Today i have started the work on my new restaurant concept for Second Life. Do avatars need to eat? Of course they do. And i am doing a bar downstairs in the building and fill it with my SL books. So its going to be a building, furniture, lamps and artworks all packed in a box and ready to set up. Thinking of making a directory on my web site of all 2worlds2go restaurants in SL. That could be something.
  • The Asgard gallery opening in Second life

    So i am at the gallery opening Lois Landon playing and the place look fantastic. Everybody are happy. And people loves my design so i am happy to. The only thing i miss is the glass of wine i usually get in a RL opening.

    But in Second life you can not get everything. But i suppose somebody soon makes a gadget so i can get my wine to.

    And the owners (Karen Schreiner)s artwork really work out with the design of the building. Its new and colourful standing out against my design.

    And its soon midnight in Sweden and all fun must end sometimes. So it does.
  • 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 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.
  • A new tree.


    Another tree. It really takes for ever to create new content to a sim. This is my latest tree. Kind of cartoon like and the textures did not work very well so I had to remake in Blender. More cartoon like stuff works better. It makes the area look more real for some reason. It is really low poly and that’s what I am after. No strain on the graphics card. I want to place a lot of these.

    Next it is ground vegetation.

  • Where does creativity come from?

    Experimental video

    It just started out with me wanting here to slowly look in to the camera and I wanted a face that was different and not to symmetric. Really a simple job but when you get hooked on something you really just keep on going.

    I think that’s what creativity is. Continue to work until you find some kind of hook or something to work on. Now I have a lot of material. Develop it further or stop?

    Move on to something else or this could be the thing.

    It is funny how a very small thing can lead in new directions. It is what gets me up in the morning. Not knowing what's next.

  • Some time over to work on Lendonia.


    The portal to ghost town and the road are finished. Need to do a prim count. I do not think I can get everything in to the sim as I want but I have my own kingdom.

    Lendonia is a tribute to my mother. It comes from here name Lena. God I am bright. LOL

    The big wall is finished and now I have to build the city behind it. Work,,,,

  • Updating old software. What things you can learn.


    I found some old software on a CD that I wrote many years ago and I wanted to update I thought it maybe could be used with Wine. The software is written in Visual studio 6 and Visual basic pro v4 so there was a problem. I have tried to transfer it to .NET but it is a total rewrite and not really worth it.

    I decided to upgrade it as it is but I needed VS 6. It is not running well since Win 98 so I used VirtualBox to install a Win98SE on my workstation. And then I just installed VS 6 on that. It worked great when I remembered to bridge the VirtualBox network card. That was two hours I never get back. Then I could download the software from my ftp server and start the work. As you can see on the picture. I got in to the deep part of my bookshelf and digged out the old documentation. It is BOOKS. I remember working with them before and how I hated working with documentation on the computer. But what do you know? I have gotten used to web and computer docs. You can search and you got all the web to learn from. I like the books but it takes forever to find stuff.


    Visual studio worked great. I have done some work on VS 2012 but not enough to really learn it, maybe I never do. Working with VS 6 was a little bit like coming home.

    The first software I compiled today is the one making graphics. It is still good and I wanted it for my next exhibition in Second life. After changing some formats it worked ok but I had to do some rewrites. Tested it on Win 7 and XP so I now know I need a installer so all files goes in the setup. It is a great piece of software and it was fun to work with the old stuff again.

    I put it on when I am ready with it.

  • Cloud party. Building new worlds.


    I wanted to test the new build tools in Cloud party. And it worked ok. You can build a lot of stuff with these simple tools. Not really a working toolbox yet but it is nice to see that building will be a part of this world.

    I think building is one of the most important activity in many virtual worlds and it should be easy so everyone can join in and create.

    Mesh is very good for us that are used to work with 3D software but I think it is to complicated to learn for the average builder. Texturing 3D models is a science in it self and it takes some knowledge to optimize a mesh.

    I think that the Second life building tools are good and and you can do cooperative builds. If I could use them for creating mesh object I would be very happy. It is so much more fun to build stuff in world where people drop by and you see the landscape than sitting in front of some 3D software all alone.

    More building for the people.

  • Serious about gaming. Lina Eklund at Stockholm University.

    If you want to have a read about gaming Lina Eklunds doctoral thesis is out on the net.

    “The Sociality of Gaming: A mixed methods approach to understanding digital gaming as a social leisure activity”

    The link to it. Select full text.

    realextI am going to make it a good read this weekend. It is nice to see that gaming is taken more serious. I am a serious gamer and I spend a lot of time in virtual worlds so of course someone should look in to what I am doing and so many others.

    Gaming is a activity millions of people take part in every day and it is also a industry.

    Time to take it serious.

  • The future of virtual worlds.

    Today we have Second life and Opensim and all of its branches but not much else. Many MMOs that now are free to play, and some graphic chat system.

    The future development of virtual worlds have no new products and the continuing dev of Second life as Linden lab is looking for new products looks more or less shaky. To me it looks like that the rise of virtual world was dependent on a few crazy enthusiast that never did the calculus to see if it was profitable to run them.

    All honor to the people who still work on Opensim and maybe that is the future of virtual worlds. But Opensim needs more money and developers. Someone have to pay for it. Maybe the people who run the Opensim grids.


    To make a world like Second life you need money and to continue to develop it takes people and many man hours. I think it have to be a commercial product. Now days everybody want to make billions but now we know the worlds interest in virtual worlds. It is not for everyone but it have a solid user base and you could probably make a good living on running a world even if you do not become a billionaire.

    In the future i think Second life will have to make a new bigger update or it will die. Opensim needs more developers or some new crazy people need to write something new and never seen before and not looking to risk capitalists for the money.

    I may sound negative but i have good hope that the virtual worlds that i love and work in will be a part of the web even in the future.

  • 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
  • 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.


    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.


    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 . 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
  • Back in Second life or where did the boats go.

    After a nice vacation I am back in front of my computer and in Second life again. A big rebuild of my network and some hotting up my workstation, and I am ready for a new year in the virtual world business.


    I did some exploring. Seeing old places I like. One of them is this harbor. It used to be full of boats. There is a slow drain of people in SL or nobody have money in this economy.  I really hope the day comes when this place is full of boats again.

    I am working on some kind of specification of what a virtual world needs and testing different software to see if it possible to build a world.

    Opensim looks best but there are other ways to start at world. I can write software so maybe add to Opensim or maybe write something of my own.

    The work continues and I feel that 2013 can be a very exciting year.

  • My plan was that they should pry my dead fingers from my last keyboard.

    But now I can see this will not happen. Maybe.

    CyberinSLI have been to Barcelona for a few day looking at art, meeting friends and eating a lot of Tapas. The pain in my body slowly disappeared and came back when I got home again.

    I have been working with computers for over 25 years and as a pro artist for almost 20. It really takes its toll on the body. Hands, arms, shoulders and neck and the worst one. The back.

    I want to continue. This is what I do. But I have to find a totally new way of working. I have tried the usual stuff. Breaks, exercise, a desk that you can raise and lower, many different chairs. It just do not help anymore.

    I can see 3 ways to do some change. Tech stuff that makes the work easy. But I have already tried that. I even tried the Kinect to work in SL as a 3d tool.

    Do other stuff. Go back to photography. But being a pro means hauling endless amount of equipment.

    Rearrange the workflow and create other products. Could be something.

    My problem nr two is that I am a middle aged woman and I am not really the thing in the industry anymore. Not game, computer or art.

    I am taking a break before I hurt my self really bad and have to stop working all together.

    Is there a upside. Yes there is. I have always been working on the side as a problem solver and I think that is really my biggest talent. So now I really have to push that.

    See you soon.

  • Stuck in the Forgotten City

    Back in SL

    I should have worked but a trip to the Forgotten city had me walking around for hours.


    It is a great build and I did as I do in RL city's. Walked around and found new exciting stuff around every corner. The build feels very big because the use of different elevations and everything connects by elevators. I did not want to flyForgotten2 around and waited nice for all elevators. Just the feel of discovering made it so much more worth it.

    And I am a Steampunk buff so I loved it so much more there was a model railway to and I was totally hooked.

    A airship ride shows of the city nicely from the air.


    Me and some of the excellent 3d sculptures. Yes I was dressed for the occasion.

    This could have been a setting for a game. There are several games in there somewhere and I think it is possible to do some gaming in SL even on a one island build if it is clever.

    The build is done by Jenne Dibou she got a blog at and a store with a lot of very nice designs in the Forgotten city. You just have to go and see it.

  • The new blog tools


    After a trip to the computer store I got a few new blog tools. A keyboard and a pen. I have downloaded a few apps to help me and this is going to be interesting to see if a pad can challenge my notebook. I cant write software on it and a more serious fault. I cant go in to Second life and Opensim to take nice pictures. But I guess I have to work around that for now.

    As I write on several websites and blogs I do a lot of work on the go. Less stuff to carry around but is it as good?

  • The place where the magic happens.


    Sometimes I think I should get my head examined. This is where I have spent a lot of my life. Or places like it. This is my workplace. Yes it is magic.

    I really want another interface to my computer and maybe a nice chair or sofa. You are probably nuts if you spend your life like this. Ok that is what I am. But now it is TGIF. But tomorrow I am back at my desk again. I want to create magic.

  • Another visit to cloud party.


    My house in Cloud Party is looking ok now. And it works on my windows machines but not on Linux.

    I still do not know what to do. I find it difficult to get around. The layout with small islands is good from a programmers perspective but not as a visitor. It is just must simpler to understand the concept of a world with a landmass.

    It looks great and goes easy on the graphics card even with everything on.

    I think that many avatars goes back to MMO gaming now. It is nice to meet friends and do a quest or just hang out in Ogrimmar,

    As I am going deep into Opensim developing right now I really try to find the future for all these virtual worlds. There must be more than sex and role play,

    We need things to do.

  • Linux the way forward for gaming.

    Today I was reading about how Microsoft are moving in the same direction as Apple and build a more closed system for Windows 8. I can see how this is the way forward for the big software company´s. More control and more money.

    open_suse_logoIt is a great opportunity for Linux to be a new standard for indie game developing. I have been running a cluster of Linux machines now for for more than fifteen years. It is stable and today it works good and Linden lab have showed us that you can make a complicated game software that work on Linux: The Second life viewer works better on my OpenSUSE workstation. (Not last week someone f.. up.)

    But there is a but as always.

    We need some standards. Library´s and a better way to update the drives for the graphic cards. But that is it. And it would be possible to create a distribution that could work as gaming platform. Steam is on Linux but of course not many games run on Linux. Maybe steam could create a gaming platform or maybe Google. Android for the PC.

    I use Windows. I still use Windows XP because I have some great developing tools that only work on the XP. I have a Xbox and a Ipad. I run Vista and 7 to.

    They are all great tools for creating games and virtual worlds.

    topright But I want a new system. Linux that work with games and make me free to run whatever I want not a big global corporation. I do not believe big company´s are my friend´s they just want my money. Maybe there is someone out there that want to get rich on making the first really good Linux gaming system.

    I hope so.

  • Life forms for Opensim


    I think I want to put in some life forms in my Lendonia build. I have been working a lot as a artist with chaos and dynamic software. And maybe it is time to put these things together. I have been thinking for some time now about the possibilities to put some kind of DNA solution for expanding life forms.

    Something like the cat and horse breeding in Second life. This is very exciting. I have been doing some hardware work on my server and still have to change another motherboard tomorrow but then it is back to creating again.

    Cant wait

    Ohh the picture is from Mandelbulber. Great software.

  • Airport almost ready and Portal to Ghost town up in Lendonia.

    I have had some problems converting some old .x files to useful graphics but finally Sunday evening I got some luck. So the airport is almost ready.


    Main hall.


    From the runway.

    It looks really good. You cant rally fly but maybe for some Machinima purpose.

    And a new portal and some trees in Lendonia.


    Opensim is really nice to build in. I really hope I or somebody else find it useful. Opensim is a nice piece of software.

  • My airport is growing nicely.


    Today I have put in lights and runway signs. And the main entrance hall and arrival area looks good. A hangar and some other buildings.

    Tried to us a old mesh of B747 but the format was to old and I did not find a converter that worked. I have to make a new one or some other plane. And yes have to try out a flight script in LSL sooner or later.

    It is nice to work on my Opensim grid. I am alone but I have a lot of space to work in. Now it is TGIF.

  • New Opensim build “airport”


    My new build is a Opensim airport. I have been building airports for Flight simulator and now I wanted to build something for Opensim too. Now when I a ready with 2worlds city I needed a new project.

    I do not know if flight scripts work in Opensim but know I have to  try out some of my old Second life ones. Need to do a lot more textures. But that is just fun so hope to get this thing online in a while.

  • The first picture of Lendonia


    My 9 island build is on its way. After some database fiddeling I got the ground textures in place. It looks nice and now it is time to transfer some builds from Second life. I have a city gate and some other stuff. I am going to do some new builds and I have already created trees to the woods. This build will be a primary mesh build. I want to reuse my stuff in games.

  • A new railroad on the Devgrid Island.


    I have put in some tracks on the dev island, There is no script that can follow them yet but maybe it is coming. Now the Opensim Island Worlds2 city is ready I just have to make some video and pictures. Then it is packing in a OAR file.

    I will put it up on the OSgrid where we have a new place on the map. The old one was stolen by some Japanese guys who needed some more room. Well that’s the open grid. I have put it far away now. Search for 2worlds2go.

    I am going to put the OAR up on .

  • LSL scripting do not create my world.


    I have been working with lsl scripts on the Opensim platform the last two days. Moving some of my old scripts from Second life to my developer grid to see what is possible or not.

    The answer is not much. Second life and Opensim are like a big box of Lego you can build anything and it looks good but when it comes to doing things like different forms of gameplay it is more or less useless. The physics engine do not support the most basic things like joints and suspension. It is almost impossible to make attachments that affect your avatar and weather system is not usable for even the most basic sailing.

    Linden lab is trying to get some more adventure based lsl code in to the system but I really cant see that it would make any difference. Adventure games often need very large areas and land prices kills that idea.

    I understand that it is very difficult to use a physics engine like the one in ordinary game worlds where you have professionals that write the code and test every aspect of it. But what would be possible to do is to have it prebuilt. Make it a object like a cube and have it in the build menu. A car 4 wheels and then let the users build the rest.

    I am a gamer, The first thing I did when I came to Second life was to get a boat and then I spent hours sailing around looking at everything. I want to do stuff and I want to create things for other people to do. I know this is the wrong platform for me and I should spend my time writing games instead. But I love virtual worlds. I like being together with other geeks. It is so much more fun to build something in Second life than on my own grid because people drop in and ask what I am doing. It is social. Me like.  

    As a artist I like restriction it is creative in a way I understand but lsl just make frustrated. But I guess I have to do stuff that work in SL and on Opensim but for me that’s not enough.

  • Why I do not get EVE online.


    Hmmm I have been trying to play EVE online for years now. Even paid for game time for a while. Every time I get some new game time I give it a new try. I really should like it.

    I don’t It is all about spreadsheet. It is the super game for accountants. When I think about thousands of accountants making space battles on a epic scale it is like something from Monty Python. All of them sitting at home pressing one of two icons.

    I really admire the game designers. MMO problems with net access is very limited and highly optimized. Wish I wrote it.

    But it is terrible to learn and you are never doing anything. Spreadsheet watching. Zzzz.

    The graphics are beautiful but you do not fly the ships or land them and there are tons of text to read for every mission or anything you want to do.

    I have fourteen days of game time. I am reading howtos and wikis. Some beginner pdf and maybe this time I am going to get it and be swung in to the exciting unive…zzzzzzzzz.

  • Another win for the idiots


    Today another young creative woman have left the virtual worlds because of idiots and griefers. It is time for the internet to grow up. I have said it before and I do it again. The time for the anonymous internet is over. Why should we let spammers, intruders and griefers just roam the web as much as they like.

    I think there are a lot of reasons for some website to let people be anonymous but the website publisher should have the ability to backtrack to the IP.

    Let website go under the same laws as newspapers. There are strong laws in Sweden for the protection of a source when it comes to matters of importance.

    People who grief or sell penis enlargement do not fall under that and have to think again before they go on the web to do their dirty business.

    I want a responsible internet.

  • Finally some development in 3D

    Another thing I really would like to buy. If it gets on the market I think VR people and 3D artists will find new ways to create new stuff in the digital world. It will do like the Kinect and branch out in more ways than computer gaming. I always believe in human creativity. Give us new stuff and we will create new art for it.

  • No more server work


    I have been running servers for several years but I get more and more tired of battling spam and intrusions from east and china. I am thinking about pulling down the OSgrid and webservers. Mail is already offline. It is time to clean up the internet. I have had thousands of people trying to get in to my computers for more than 20 years. Most of them from China. Or so the logs say. maybe they are just idiots.

    It is so much now I am thinking of pulling the development network offline and only open for updates.

    I do not understand why we cannot have a network where servers have to have someone actually responsible for what they do on the web. Or a blacklist system. You have to stand up for what you do in real life why not on the internet.

    People abusing each other not being responsible for what the say. Never in real life. Why on the internet??

    Internet the communication network for cowards. No more hiding behind your IP. It is time for the web to grow up.

  • The new virtual world. Just a box.


    A new virtual world can look something like this. My new computer build. This is what it looks like in the beginning. I got tired of my old grid/farm computer so I decided to work on a new one this summer. Ready to be a flowering world when I end my vacation. Well half a vacation. Bad weather so working indoors is ok. And building computers is what I like the most not really work for me.

  • A warm Sunday running around on cloud Apmel

    It is hot and i am not good at that. So i am indoors writing and visiting new places.

    Cloud Apmel

    Cloud Apmel is a new place in clud party. It is great that Apmel have a new place to try out things so i do not have too.

    Saves me time and i get a place to explore a warm Sunday.

    I am going for a cold drink. Exploring continues.

  • A slow Sunday and Kitely


    Nothing much to do today so I decided to check out the cloud based Opensim worlds called Kitely .

    It is Opensim and for people who like to build you get big areas for a good price.

    But it is not a world like a grid. No way to travel around and it takes a while to get a server running. I think Second life do not have to be worried.

    The new cloud based idea is probably used by Linden lab too, I really hate not be able to travel around like I used to always have to wait for sims to come up.

    I want one universe like EVE or Entropia. I want to travel to distant places. That’s my thing.

  • Finally a new world to explore. Cloud Party.


    Not much to do. But this new world, that you can access thru facebook is something that maybe to be 3D worlds for the many.

    Not really ready yet and set among the clouds where the different areas is a island in the sky looks a lot like Second life server strategy but now in the cloud.

    You can get a home and some basic furniture. There are build tools and a chat.

    I suppose more to come.

  • joni.hallison

    joni.hallison by SL explorer
    joni.hallison, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    I am always happy when i find a artist that i like. This paintig i really liked. Nice animals lot of paint. I could have done it But Joni Hallison did. Visit the Tube gallery to see more. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Stress test and Second life works like a dream.


    And suddenly it happens. I logged in to test SL and expected to break it in about 2 minutes but to my surprise everything worked really fine. Not much lag and the thing did not log me out whatever I did.

    I went totally crazy and nothing happened Second life moved along nicely.

    Now I do not know what to think. I have to check out the network during the weekend. Things like this really make crazy.

  • Not a world to explore anymore. Second life gets logged out.


    This is what it looks like when I try to do my fav thing in Second life. The road ends and after a few seconds I get logged out. It have happened to me now more than I can remember. You cant even walk around anymore.


    This is what the mainland looks like today.

    I suppose what you can do today is stand around or maybe run a dance animation. There are better chat programs.

  • Another one down for Second life.


    I have been working on a new plane script. It is based on a old script that once worked very well. I just could not understand why it constantly broke down over and over again. Flying in a sim is great but crossing over randomly got you to falling down under earth. I suppose in virtual hell.

    I started to experiment and as I have built a lot of systems in my day I think I know why. The servers shut down when no one is around and start up again when someone gets close or want to get in to the sim. I have not read anything about this but I am sure this is what happens. Anybody know?

    I suppose it is good for the planet and Linden lab, less energy consumption. But for me who like to create trucks, planes and boats it is over. The start times for the servers are way to slow for vehicles.

    I have to fly around on my own grid or I found some new friends on Microsoft flight. an new game/simulator for people who want to do flight stuff together.

  • It is my fav gallery but I did not get it.


    Ha ha I never got this before. PI rats. I always thought it had something to do with pirates. It was a nice visit. Ty Apmel for the link. Apmels blog

    There are so much great art these days it is amazing.

  • Second life as the last free artist space.

    As I explore the Second life art scene. I find that many of the SL artists do not use their real life names. As I pro artist myself I always have to market myself. You have to if you want to stay alive. It is the name of the game. I even have a avatar with my real life name on it.


    I suppose that all these really good artist in SL do other things in RL and SL is a great way to get a artistic outlet. I am amazed, how good all these artists are. It really makes me as a pro to shape up and try to do even better things. That is really hard.

    I have also noticed that the most of these artists have a female avatar. I think that maybe Second life is the place for many female artists to create and more important to show their art.

    I know myself how difficult it is to get a exhibition as a woman.

    I love that SL is a place where both women and amateurs get a chance to show their creativity. In a real world where this is often frowned up on.

    And the work is often of very high quality.

  • Osgrid looks like Second life.


    I have started exploring the OSgrid and I find that it starts to look like SL. Really great builds, bad builds and ordinary areas. Some of the sims are not available but many in the core are and you can travel around and find more and more great builds.


    And there are many former Second life builds that show up on the OSgrid. It is cheaper and you have a full sim to build on. You can realize many more ideas.

    And the hypergrid idea is good, to visit several grids and that way get more people on all grids.

    What is needed now is a way to rent out space on Opensim grids making them more commercial and some actors that take copyright issues serious so you can trust them to put your stuff on their grid. Or a way for Opensim to get objects from other trusted servers where you can rent some space for the things you create so they never leave to get copied every where.

    I think it is important that you own your avatar and things you create.

    I see good things in the future for all the grids out there.

  • Very new developer grid.


    Updated 3 Linux servers and created a new developer gird running Opensim 0.7.3. Wanted to use mesh and Firestorm and it looks good. I have four islands up and running. A good weekends work and I did a party on Saturday.

    Needed to change mono to the latest edition for things to work. But update worked nice with the repository function in OpenSUSE.

    Tomorrow? Back to work.

  • Worlds2 city

    Another island on the dev grid worlds2 city.
    It is soon to bee relesed as a freebee at the cube server.
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  • All the great artwork in Second life

    I am on a tour to experience all the great art on the LEA islands. It is something else to walk around in someones gigantic ideas. Somethinhg that could not been done in real life. I want 3D glasses, I want to bee there not just see it on a screen. Develope that hardware! From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Happy Mood

    Happy Mood by SL explorer
    Happy Mood, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    This is really what i like to see in a builder a new very happy mood. Personal and pushing SL and my graphics card. I have it on everything on. A nice outdoor build. I want a horse. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Mesh the new thing

    Mesh the new thing by SL explorer
    Mesh the new thing, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    Now when i have repaird the servers and can work again i have time for some exploring. Checking out new meshes. It will change SL with some nice artworks. But it is difficult to work with mesh creation programs but easyer than sculpts. I think prims will be around for some time. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Playing around with the camera

    All kinds of new things to do with a camera. Using different lenses as the ones i have in real life. And changing the use of shadows and lights. Really like the new viewers. I have to because the Linden lab viewer do not work at all on my computer. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Hunts and games.

    Hunts and games. by SL explorer
    Hunts and games., a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    Nice thing about hunts and games are that you get all over SL. Places you never would see and i have picked up a lot of strange stuff. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Burn2

    I have been walking around Burn2 for a few hours. It is smaller today but there are still a lot to see.
    I always get totally blown away from the things people create.

    This year i find several more mature builds. It is not only the build but also there are some scripted ideas to follow.
    If you have the time, you have to get over to the Burn2 and make your own mind up.

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  • Another nice place to visit.


    The looking glass_001


    There are so many places to see and go to.

    This place: “ The Looking Glass is the joint creation of Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee. Our art and designs populate an island on which we entertain and support the arts in SL as well as host live music, particle shows and poetry readings.”


    As a game designer I really would have liked to see what these guys could do if they did not have the restrictions of Second life.

    Maybe building a full world. Everything is very well done and the texture work is excellent at many places.

  • Sometimes Second life is better than real life.


    I bought these shoes in SL and now I realize that I really really would like a pair in real.

    They look expensive so maybe I could not afford them in RL. Lucky me I did not pay a fortune in SL.

  • dieudonne

    dieudonne  by phil sidek
    dieudonne, a photo by phil sidek on Flickr.

    I am following the the Second life flicker feed and everyday i am amazed. All the great pictures made in SL.

    As a real life photographer i find all my SL colleagues to be more than creative and i know how much work a good picture is.

    Found this one in the feed to.

  • I am back

    I am back by SL explorer
    I am back, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    Got my old account back from Linden lab and i have really missed being able to post and write from inside SL. Kind of cool and i love it. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • DeeDee

    DeeDee by Dee Dee Deepdene
    DeeDee, a photo by Dee Dee Deepdene on Flickr.

    I have been following DeeDee for some time on flickr and as a photographer i find her pictures really good.
    And as Second life creator i know how much work there is behind a picture. Check out here pictures at flickr. It is worth it.

  • Sitting - thinking


    I took a break. Just sitting overlooking my Second life. So what´s new.

    I have had a nice vacation. Several builds in SL and a new gallery. All the websites are ready. I really want to do some new things in SL but will Second life still be there when I am ready. Sometimes I have my doubts. Maybe I should go into the sex business. It sells a lot better than the SL art world.

    Maybe not.

    Being a working artist is not the champagne life exactly.

    We have to see. Monday it is work again. I am looking forward to it. Log in to my world again and create something new.

  • Sometimes you find strange places.

    Travel to find nice and strange places. I am not saying anything about it you just have to go and visit. No words.
  • Night skiing

    night skiing

    Nilsart winter resorts looking good.  Put in some lights for night skiing. Not many avatars using the big Second life ski area. But I am coming out with a ski area map and skiing in Second life will be a big thing again when the new Digital kittens scripted board and skis come out.

  • I never made it to Mount Rushmore

    So then you can go there in Second life. And the cost was minimal. Makes me happy. And on to new adventures. Using Imprudence. The SL viewer only makes one sound. "crash".

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  • Soul searching in a virtual world.


    I needed a break from Second life and everything. I deleted my accounts, took a long break to think about what I really wanted to do and how. Am I a game designer working on the web or should I paint in the studio or maybe do something else. But after a while I realized how much I love Second life and I missed exploring and meeting other artists. Facebook is sooo boring compared.


    It is also about my 53 birthday that I celebrated a few days ago. Can I make building, fashion and trucks in a virtual world or should I do grown up stuff instead. No I think I can play around in the virtual world or even should. I am artist and working with things I find interesting is something I really can do.

    Anyway I am back and I love it. And I think I stay until Linden labs shareholders pull the plug.

  • I am back

    i am back_001

    I am really back in Second life. More to follow.

  • Enough is enough

    I have been the victim of griefers in Second life several times now. People that think its funny to put some big builds on my land and leaving the anchor point outside my reach.

    Linden lab support does nothing about it. After calling up on them several times, nothing happens. Only thanks to nice neighbors the problem have been solved.

    Then I thought by renting with Anshe Chung maybe I would get some better support. A griefer put a big building in one of my builds again and I called on support. And they acted fast. When I logged in the griefers building was gone and so was the total area. Empty.

    It is like nobody in Second life really cares anymore. The world created by its citizens is only phrase these days.

    I am moving my building efforts to the OSgrid and my own development grid. There are griefers on the OSgrid too but there I can take care of stuff because I am my own support.

    I think I am going to explore the new grids out there. The gallery will be in Second life. And maybe I get some nice 512 land by the sea where I can sit and remember all of my big builds in Second life from yesterday.

  • Changing everything around

    I have decided to delete my old wordpress blog and just continue on this one. I have had it for many years now and the content was basically the same. So this is the new cyberserenity blog. I have also moved all the other web sites around and I think it starts to look good now. It have been a major work. But I think it is worth it I sit by the computer anyway so..

  • A new exhibition at the Second life gallery


    Finally it´s up. The new Telepics exhibit. And the Nilsart gallery in Second life have started to show modern experimental art.

    Hope you go and see. The address is :

    Or if you do not live in SL you can read the catalog here:

    I am very proud of the gallery build. It really works as a gallery and I cant wait to see the next exhibition.

  • Hope for the future.

    I found myself on the Avination grid. A shopping grid where you find some stores but most of all a payment solution for Opensim grids everywhere.


    VirWox is a Virtual world Exchange for grids and Second life. They say they have 25000 registered users. But the big thing is that you can use A Open Metaverse currency to buy stuff on other grids making business and rentals go off the Second life grid. Once more Linden lab missed out on a great business idea. The bad thing is that you cant transfer the stuff you buy to Second life. It is time to connect worlds everywhere. I am a explorer and want to use my things on all grids. Have to wait I suppose.

  • 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.
  • The new Nilsart gallery on it´s way.


    Finally I found some nice land to rent for the Nilsart gallery and the new building is taking shape. This time it is going to be a super modern Scandinavian building with interior of light wood and concret.

    A shop and a exhibition area in nice size. The first Nilsart gallery was very very big and I have learned that it is very difficult to get that many pieces for a exhibition.

    I hope it  is going to be ready after the weekend. I have to go and see some RL exhibitions to so I build when I have the time.

    Now I have to think about new gallery stuff again.

  • Blue Mars good graphics.


    I visited a exhibition are in Blue Mars and the graphics are so good that you feel like on a real life exhibition. To show of products and information Blue Mars is a lot better than Second life but the areas download time was 40 minutes. That’s way to long. More products even longer download times.

    Second life buy the Cryengine 2 make the world a more beautiful place.

  • New web and OSgrid server.

    This weekend I am putting in a new server. And to do this I have to close much of the network. Some websites and the Island on the OSgrid will be down from time to time.

    The bright side is that this new one have some more space for developing and capacity for more websites.

    As it is a developer server I am moving the digital artists network so I can run backups and get some more space for stuff. Some new joomlapolis community software wiki and forums moving to.


    But the weekend will be shakey.

  • Finally we are back on the OSgrid.

    The city is back on Nilsart island. We had some problems with the Opensim software but finally we are online again.

    The last thing i am doing this Friday now its TGIF.
  • Loopia nowork again

    Loopia the webservice provider in Sweden have problenms again. So almost everything is down until the have fixed it. our own server is up. Maybe its time for a change.

  • Sorry i made a mistake.

    I have for some reason pushed one of the switches so the contacts connected to metal. Total network except the wlan have been out for more than a day. and some other functions unreachable.
    I have pushed it back so up and running again.
    Things happen.
  • Second, life cycle

    When I read the Second life blog about Q3

    I realize that Second life goes thru the same cycle as any other product. Plateau and now slowly down. Most other game company´s makes new and better patches or write something new and better. I really hope that the Lindens realize that its time to do something more than the patches the get out today.

    Of course as a developer I would like some more and better ways to use the platform for games and products but the server structure and Linden labs stubborn way to keep to it makes it difficult.

    This could be done.

    Bigger islands for games like driving and golf courses. The islands are isolated so the size does not matter. Trying this out in Opensim already.

    A more flexible system for land tiers. Pay for database use and communication not for just sqm.

    Continue work on making mainland more drive able, flight able, shoot able and sail able. people need stuff to do more than partying.

    Develop or trash LSL scripting. Its really not good enough.

    Avatars are getting a lot better in all worlds. I have always said that Second life avatar creation system is the best. But very soon its time for a upgrade.

    Stop mainstreaming Second life it will never ever be for the masses. Most people I know will never go in to Second life. When I demo SL people think its very cool but they never ever get a account themself  Instead be very good on the market that really is there.

    Just a few ideas there are probably more great ideas out there I anyone listens.

  • Whats happening.

    In 1992 i started a company called Cybernetic worlds. I had been playing and creating games on my Amiga and was dreaming about virtual worlds where people could interact and game together. The company never lifted as there was no internet and computer just started to be powerful enough to do 3D.
    I had to wait 14 years before i found some thing called Second life in 2006. Finally a fully workable virtual world where you could interact, create and party. The first years i was online all the time. I just loved it.

    That was 10 years ago. A lot have been happening since. Second life is still here, Opensim makes it possible to run your own grid, High fidelity, AltspaceVR and many others are developing new worlds. And of course my fav tech thing the Oculus rift and all the other headsets that make it possible to be truly immersed in VR.

    For me VR have taken my life in a new direction. After several years in the information and software development business i made it in to art school and a career in art. The possibility to combine my crazy interest in new technology and my work as an artist makes my everyday work in VR more and more exciting.

    Looking to the future. I think VR will continue to grow when new hardware and software makes it more compelling for just about everyone with a sense of wonder and imagination. Today I have my own grid  where it is possible to continue my research in to VR and art. I write scripts and software. Create more worlds and VR products and take a big part in the old but now growing community of virtual aviation. My artlab is a great place to experiment with building hardware and connect to computers and web. I still log in to Second life almost every day and enjoy the new shiny tech future I can see.
    As always
    The road is open
    The work continues.


  • You should see what I see.


    Going to LEA seeing all things I can see thru my Oculus is just so very very cool.

    I visit new and strange worlds every day now. I could never even imagined this a few years ago.

  • Website updated. Many errors.

    Website updated now all downloads should point in the right direction. Some old links removed. Nilsart gallery is no more in Second life. May be back later for direct downloads in world. We have to see.


    Working on a new site for Flight simulation stuff but have no name. Trying to find a good one.

    More problems to come i guess.




  • All over Second Life. No one there.

    I have been grid hopping all over Second life. Wanted to know who whas online. Official it is 29000 about. I think it could be as low as 2000. Did not find much more than bots. Or maybe there are 63 like on the OSgrid at the same time.

    I was alone.

    Looks like a lot of people are paying for land but never visit. I know i did for a long time.

    Will SANSAR be out in time before everybody left. Nope Bots.

    I do not want to sound smart. I love Second life and sometimes i go to a party or meet some old friends. But it gets harder and harder to find anybody to talk to. How did it come to this? For G.D sake update the darn thing. Please anything. Just anything. Do not let my world die.

    Of course Second life is famous for sex. So I went over to the X-rated areas. No only Bots. The welcome area was full of people but dead quit. When you can not get a descent pick up line in a X-rated area I think this world is in trouble.

    And then finally some nice guy chatted with me. Well it is not all dead yet.


  • And so we recreate our self.

    I needed to write something new to present my virtual company. Many things have happened since I started in 2007. With my work and in virtual. Not the same business anymore. And I have a more serious outlook on what is possible today. The only thing that’s the same is the fun.


    picture from gallery opening Tomais Ashdene.

    Presentation of today:

    2worlds2go creates content for web, games and virtual worlds. 2worlds2go today is a virtual and networked organization looking for cooperative partners in art and technology. We also do research in to new technology's that can be used to enhance the presence in virtual worlds. Today we develop for the Oculus rift and use Unity 5 and several other game developing tools to create the virtual web of tomorrow.

    We look in to virtual community's. There we found several flying networks and started to develop new hardware and software to interface with computer systems using the Arduino. The simulator is such a project with hope that the hardware research will create spin off effects in to art and the internet of things. Today several project are using Opensim and Second life as platforms for our research and design, making 2worlds2go a matrix structure working over servers and networks all over the world.

  • The future of virtual communities.


    I have kept out of Opensim and Second life for a while. Just some occasional visits to pay for my gallery and shops.

    I have explored some other communities that have what I think virtual worlds lack. Simulated vehicles. I have found some old Flight simulator networks that are really thriving. Thousand of pilots and controllers do virtual flying everyday. Real training systems for pilots and controllers. With classes over internet with TeamSpeak. Yes it can be used for other things than games.

    I am amazed that old software like Flight simulator 2004 and FSX are still expanded with new products both commercial and free from the community. I found people driving sports cars together and now I am just waiting to meet other trucks in Euro truck simulator.

    People still play Counter strike and my World of warcraft server is full like never before.

    It is strange that big areas of Second life is so empty. I check my OSgrid island and maybe a few visits a month. Clearly virtual worlds have a great future. The art community in SL is strong and still some fascinating work is done. LEA being one of the places to visit. Clubs still come and go and I suppose there are a lot of people having cybersex. As there are no theme in virtual worlds and a lot of freedom I think it would be the perfect place to find new things to do. But unfortunately no.

    I found a lot of other virtual hobbies to create for and now days I am trying to figure out what to do in SL and Opensim when I have found so many other great places to be on the net.

    We need a new vision to develop further or a great new business idea.

  • 3 good landings in a row.


    Landed at ESGG

    Today I made my third good landing in a row. Today at ESGG Goteborg/Sweden I followed RISMA 1S down and it worked like clockwork.



    The new hardware setup works but I have had a software crash and I suspect the soundcard. It is terrible when it is on finals and there FS9 often crash. I have bought a second copy of SFX so I can connect Wideview to it. Small investment it is not rally the latest software. As I am running a software company I do not want to use cracked software.



    I have also bought new gauges from INTEGRATED SIMAVIONICS GROUP so I can create a new Airbus panel and start training on jets. I have been flying Flight 1 ATR72-500 for a while now but I does not have the range as a jet. I am left out on a lot of fun flights. But it feels like I do not want to fly something less complicated then the ATR. I really enjoy having the SID and STARS in my FMC. And I think it should take a while to start the plane as in real.


    Another great day for simulated flying.

  • Doodling

    Yes i do a lot of doodles on my ipad, this is one of them. Maybe there is a exhibition in here somewhere.

    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad



  • The artlab early spring

    My artlab is both cold and messy but soon i can go there and create some new stuff. Want to build a 3D printer.

    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  • InWorldz. Art in world.


    I have started a long explore of other grids than Second life and I found that have several very good gallerys. There is a sign where you can get a folder of landmarks on the login island and i have visited about half by now. The sims are up and running and the art is good. No mesh yet but as the creators have a lot of prims to work with, thats not a problem.
    From a art perspective a InWorldz account could be a good thing.
  • Time for new times


    I have finally come to a point in my digital projects where it comes to less work in the digital world. I have now some time to work on my traditional work and do digital experiments.

    Fun and exciting work ahead. I have been waiting a long time for this day.



  • Another great SL photographer and i just love her name.

    Cat Boccaccio, there is a name to remember.

    Exhibits at DNA gallery.

    It is in the adult zone and i like that to. Much more stuff should be in the adult zone. Artists should not be limited by children visiting SL. They can run cars or what ever.


    From the exhibition note: "This exhibit is about women and the secrets they keep, the scars from emotional and physical abuse that are hidden from our eyes; and the way women continue, despite a truly violent onslaught, to be productive, creative, nurturing, strong, and important."


    It is very sophisticated pictures. With a touch of soul.

    Go and see.


  • Immersiva by Bryn Oh


    Visited and i like places that are not so predictable. Take your time and walk around. A nice visit

  • Osgrid builds getting better

    OSgrid build

    When i have the time i explore OSgrid builds and i think they are getting better. More islands are not only a round island in the middle.

    Great builds and developed sims. The future is here.



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