Wednesday, 23 November 2011

This is why I do it.

 Justin Clark-Casey 

"I am developing a brutal hatred for spammers. Scum of the earth."

So tweets justincc, Opensim core developer, and overall champion of Opensim.

I am not sure of the specifics( I am presuming he didnt just lose $2000 sending a deposit to the estate of his long dead,and previously unknown brother, the King of Uganda.)

Regardless, here we have this key Opensim person distracted by filthy spammers.

Thus, I continue my crusade against those spammers I can - the "dirty scum" Opensim blog spammers that peddle their shit, and leverage blogs for link poisoning.

Watch this space. I have the dirt on one active Opensim spammer :D

They play all high and mighty in Second Life(curiously, not in Opensim), yet manipulate and lie to those that try to help.

A warning to Opensim bloggers: don't harbor spammers, because when they are outed, you will only get caught in the splatter. And google remembers for a very long time.

Friday, 18 November 2011

The 15 minute fame spotlight moves closer to Opensim and....

...the Opensim community is caught with its pants down.

New World Notes blogger, and former Linden, James Wagner Au has referenced Opensim blog

He calls to task, the possible incorrect interpretation of Philip Rosedale, where he alledgedly disparages the Second Life user base.

Wagner writes: "Ener interprets this (wrongly, in my view) as, "If you are a horny and smart physically-challenged person living in Hicksville, then SL is for you!"
Well, I am not sure that interpretation is wrong. But here is what is: my rantings about Opensim blog poisoners, specifically James OReilly, aka Eurominuteman continues to fall on deaf ears.

I repeat, you are doing not just your own blog a disservice, but Opensim as well. Here we have New World Notes referring readers to this story, but we find, to not put to fine a point on it, drivel in the comments. Of the 35 comments, 11 are by James O'Reilly. 

Lets have a look at this story about Philip Rosedale's and  second Life, and James O'Reilly's comments:

O'Reilly comments "In sum, over-engineering and over-numbered bugs are the evolving developer problem, and reduced-complexity is the market-delivery solution for SL/Opensim."

My assessment of relevance: Crap

He begins another "LEGO Universe Closing In 2012" and finished same with " The Software Engineering Institute SEI nicely integrates these two domains in their CMMI approach, Capability Maturity Model Integrated. There is also a People-CMM in order to include the people skill side of things in this approach."

My assessment of relevance: WTF?

Another: "...integrating Opensim + Minecraft ". (Yes this is still a comment in the same blog.

My assessment of relevance: The irrelevance knows no bounds.

His next comment simply "Mixed Reality GreenScreen Project – SL & Real Life Blending Realities" (with a trademark link.

My assessment of relevance: The F&#king greenscreen blog was something else! Its another blog post. Oh god...I can't take it...wheres the rope?!

I repeat to Opensim bloggers: Be ready when more main stream media starts searching for Opensim. Do not get caught with pants down. Even if they have big waistbands. 

They are no good to Opensim if they are around your ankles.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Melanie Thielker - Opensim Community Member of Distinction

Melanie is an OpenSim Core Developer, and has been one of the most active contributors to OpenSim. A long term SecondLife™ resident, she has gained much experience in using virtual worlds.
Melanie is also interested in music and DJ'ing and describes her tastes as house music, 2 step and a bit of trance. Last week at the Avination Birthday, Melanie did a stint as live DJ.

I have added Melanie especially for her belief and passion for what she does - seeing virtual worlds, especially Opensim, come to fruition. A passion, though, can color perceptions, and dealing directly with consumers, or residents, can be challenging and not what every business grid owner is good at. I am heartened to see Melanie has rallied a team for the public facing communications and operations on her Avination Grid*.

This leaves Melanie to leverage her talents in Opensim development and implementation.
Melanie believes Vivox voice, a VW currency, and features such as Havok Physics are, or should be, an important part of a grid's features. Opensim Zealot agrees with this strategy.

Melanie's Avination page

*Disclaimer: Opensim Zealot tries to be grid Agnostic. I wish any and all Opensim Grids the best of success.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Eurominuteman replies to Eurominuteman on YouTube

The Teutonic Twat, Eurominuteman,  replies to himself on You Tube!
His latest lever against Opensim is Minecraft. He throws Minecraft sign-ups at Opensim like a mob stoning a 16th century witch.

Get a load of this drivel:

@Eurominuteman Actual Minecraft Statistics w w w . minecraft . net / stats
Eurominuteman 15 hours ago
@Eurominuteman I Am An Out-World Newbie - Please Pick Me Up At My Busstop
Short Link ow . ly / 7kSyX
Eurominuteman 1 day ago

This is getting serious. Opensim bloggers, if you are allow this guy to persist, you are contributing to damage of Opensim. Somethings up.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Maria Korolov - Reporting Opensim

Maria Korolov runs Hypergrid Business.

I am going to put her on my Awards page for her tireless, expansive and well written pieces on Opensim and related matters. 

Take this article  on the introduction of NPCs(Non Player Characters) in Opensim. She seeks the opinion of about 8 significant Opensim developers and grid creators, and following on are 14 comments, many being significant community members in their own right.

Thus, this is not just my opinion of the value of Maria's stories and Hypergrid Business, but the opinion of others, perhaps better qualified than myself.

Other points on note about the website are the Opensim Vendors directory, Grid Directory, and Grid Reviews.

For this Maria gets a spot on the Opensim Community Members of Distinction page

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Opensim will grow thanks to the likes of Linda Kellie

Linda Kellie makes creations you can use in Opensim(and Second Life).
Opensim's future depends on people like Linda Kellie. As the saying goes, content is king. Without it, any virtual world is just an application on a server.

Linda makes well presented items that grab the attention.
Practical items than help build a region.
This nice shop would allow someone to jump right in
and stock it with stuff they are good at making.
From Linda's blog here is part of her personal note:

I have listed my products under the creative commons license although I don't really care what you do with them or how you do it. I will never file a DMCA on anything I have ever made. I really just want people to have the freedom of having something with no rules, no TOS, and no fears. 
Since 2005 I have been creating for virtual worlds. And I hate to think of those years as wasted time. So upon retiring my main avatar "Ayla Holt" as well as some alts, I realized I had all this stuff just sitting on my hard drive. I could just go into every grid and box up the stuff and set it out for free but since there are grids such as Avination who have strict freebie policies and would never allow me to do that, putting it on my own website seemed to be the most logical choice.

In fact, I am going to make an award. I'll call it the Opensim Community Member of Distinction, and Linda Kellie is the first recipient. 

Linda's blog:

Justincc update - Opensimulator 29 October 2011

JustinCC has posted an update of latest fixes and features to Opensim Server Core.

Of note is this one: "Michelle Argus contributed a patch so that permission to execute individual OSSL functions can be enabled for the group of the parcel the script is on and/or the parcel owner and/or the estate manager and/or the region owner.  This is in addition to the existing ability to enable individual function permissions for everybody or an individual user.  Please see the [XEngine] section of OpenSim.ini.example for more details (41395d5)."

This is significant and will allow group members to do cool things leveraging the OSSL (Opensim Scripting Language).
I must write a post about the various OSSL functions sometime. In short they allow some cool stuff to be done. Way cooler than Second Life LSL functions.
Justin's post here:

The OSSL functions:

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

James O'Reilly - Reseller Agreement?

As previously written James O'Reilly AKA Eurominuteman is a threat to Opensim.
Why is he doing this? A clue could be internet reseller or affiliate programs. Typically these offer referrers a margin of 50% on low value software - usually anti-virus programs or system "speed up" or tuning utilities.

This office at James O'Reilly's Second Life property offers "tools" to help you.
This tool is not on the SL exchange. You must visit a website to purchase.
The referrer will make approximately $35 per unit sold.