Issue #324 Monday, April 26, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #324 Monday, April 26, 2010

Shorah!
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NEWS:

MYST DANCERS PERFORMANCE CANCELLED
SkydiverJimbo Fall

The Myst Dancers performance had to be cancelled due to technical issues that seem to have been widespread across SL this week.  Hopefully they will be able to reschedule their performance soon. Jimbo has graciously made a video of their practice which is every bit as exciting as the performances.
http://homepage.mac.com/kurtteevee/.Public/Voice.wmv This opened in Winamp for me and played fine, if you have a problem try an alternative to view it.

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

korfah, (n.) first book (combined from fah = ‘one’.), (ex) Korfah V’ja, kor-fah v’ja = First Book Celebration (the celebration that occurs upon a D’ni writing his first book)

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CAVERN EVENTS:

DEVELOPMENTS IN DEVOKAN
Dot Macchi
http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17633&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=150

“When I checked earlier today, the turbulence in the seas and islands of Devokan Touchstone was increasing.

Sometimes I wonder about the links between what is going on in the wider community (or should I say ‘communities’?) and in the lands I explore. For this is not the first time that events in the metaverse have echoed others within forums and groups. Unfortunately, this time the ugliness and destructive forces I see at work in Devokan Touchstone are mirrored in the pestilence of witch-hunts, name-calling, and deliberate provoking or belittling of others.

I wish I knew how to bring it to an end — to contain it before it spreads its poison further. But its source is deep-rooted.”

Editor’s note: I too have noticed this disturbing trend and the fact that the venom is taken beyond the forums into other venues by these people. So this prompted me into doing a bit of research about what I have seen and the styles of abuse being employed by these type of individuals to do what they are doing to others. http://www.cyberbullying.ca/  (See the Examples section and an extremely informative information sheet under the What Can Be Done tab) The MOUL forums also have a Report This Post button in the upper right (the exclamation mark) so if you find a post abusive/offensive, you do have a resource to let someone know what it is that you find objectionable about the posting. Personally, if the attack extended beyond the forum and was regarding the same issue, I would add that link also so that Cyan and the mods can see the extent of what is being done. Sometimes you have to turn over the rock to expose the ugliness underneath…

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EXPLORATION:

MACHINIMA

SOMETIMES COLDER THAN ICE
Created by BobE Schism  – thank you to James Wagner Au – New World Notes for featuring this.

James Wagner Au also mentions this first video by BobE Schism in his article. This is an awesome first time production by BobE Schism!

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/
Follow Malia in RL on her China adventure at: http://marystravelsandtravails.blogspot.com/

SECOND LIFE EXPLORER
Jandai Writer

*if you find any links to interesting places, please forward them to Jandai Writer. Jandai also has a blog http://raphil.livejournal.com/

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

A&C HOTEL STORY HOUR
Jandai Writer
Monday, 6:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/101/84/35

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

DAILY ACCURACY COMPETITION IN BOOVILLE
SkydiverWatashi Fall
Daily
http://slurl.com/secondlife/BOOVILLE%20SKYDIVING/18/187/29
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/146/91/1962

Low score on the scoreboard wins $100L
Low score on the scoreboard and the target wins $150L

Target and scoreboard reset each morning.

BLUE MONDAY ON TUESDAY AT CLUB TOK
SkydiverWatashi Fall
Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

Come to CLUB TOK in Gira City on Tuesdays for BLUE MONDAY ON TUESDAY, the best in Blues, old and new.    Da Blues Man

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**BUSINESS – SHOPS:

If you have a product, sale, update, hunt you are participating in or if you change the location of your store, please drop me a note before your day of posting so I can make sure I get it in that week.

FROSTED MYST PILLOWS AND MORE
Issis Ceriano
Frosted Myst Main Store
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vasilii/40/201/111
Frosted Myst Pillows and More
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cyamenti/101/246/64
Pillows and other items are copy/modify and very reasonably priced.

Frosted Myst will be in The Virtues of Sin Hunt from April 1 to April 30 start points:
Virtue:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kona%20Island/226/194/667
Sin:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kirkoswald/52/150/47
and Yummy Bunny Hunt from April 2 to April 30 start point here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rolypoly/50/103/42

ZEDRA’S GENERAL STORE
Zedra Benoir
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/94/204/32

RAMEL’S HOUSES AND GARDEN
Ramel Markova
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sweetheart/20/238/22

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

If you have land for sale or rent you may post it here.

HOMESTEAD SIMS ON OS GRID FOR $8000L PER MONTH
Dot Macchi

As you might know, the Devokan team has been building on the open-source OSgrid over the past few months. In the next couple of weeks, we will be moving the builds on Devokan Waysmeet and Devokan Deepwater to two home-hosted sims.

This will free up two hosted sims equivalent to the homesteads in SL.

If anyone would like to take on one or both of these, the cost will be
*** 8k lindens per month per sim ***

This will include full land rights, including terraforming. Each sim will have about 4k prims to use. The sims are Hypergrid enabled. On the OSgrid, it is free to upload textures, sounds and animations, and megaprims can be made as needed. Avid, original builders can have great fun for very little cost! On the other hand, the software behind OSgrid is alpha software, so you can expect to crash and experience some difficulties teleporting on occasion. If you are interested, please contact me by 9 May 2010. Thanks!

Dot Macchi
Developments in Devokan: http://blog.devokan.net

How to get to OSgrid
1 Register an account at http://www.osgrid.org/elgg/   (name and password)
2 Download Hippo viewer software at http://www.osgrid.org/elgg/pg/utilities/software
3 Install Hippo and run it, logging on to OSgrid using the name and password you set up at step 1.

Don’t be put off by the ugly default avie — or, if you are male, by the fact that the default is female. This happens to everyone, and people are happy to help you out. There are LOTS of freebies available — OSgrid takes pride in its open-source credentials.

To find regions built by the Devokan team, use the Map as you would in SL and search for any of the following:
Devokan
curiosity
Nalands

You will be able to fly from any of these to the other regions (there are more than 8 altogether).

LORING RENTALS ARE NOW OPEN AT THE NEW PARK PLACE
DeAnn Dufaux

WELCOME TO Park Place Home Decor Rentals !

Loring Enterprises at Park Place would like to invite to make your home here at “Forest Hills Estates” on Loring Park Place sim.

1. These parcels are 4096 Sq Meters with a two tenant limit, at 1874L$ per week.  Each parcel will have a total of 937 prims allowed.
2.  Each parcel comes unfurnished and no landscaping.
3. Tenants have landscaping and terraforming rights.
4. Rental time frames are one week minimum – 8 weeks maximum.

There are 2 parcels available, sharing the above description.

Lot 3
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/196/80/30
Lot 4
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/198/45/30

Come look around!!

Enjoy your time with Loring Rentals.  Contact Bobo Loring for any questions..
Contacts:
Bobo Loring President
DeAnn DuFaux Vice President

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

CRUX ISLE
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/133/250/501

GUILD OF HEALERS
Ghaelen Winnikow
Sunday, Noon KI Time, Guild of Healer’s Eder Delin
Please request a Hood invite prior to meditation time so that you do not disturb the meditation. PM Ghaelen KI#24037 or Tai’lahr KI# 7601 for the invites or post your KI on the thread here: http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=329442#329442

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ENTERTAINMENT:

CLUB TOK
SkydiverAnarta Fall & SkydiverColorado Calloway
Monday, 7:00 AM SL and continues until everyone is exhausted…
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

The music will be 60s, 70s and 80s style. So get your hippie, rocker, new age or punk outfits ready and let’s rock the day and night away.

Club Tok can be found at the top of the Tokotah stairs leading to the City Plaza. Yeesha will show you the way.

HUNTER’S CLUB
Catrina Dragonash
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Biondello/218/96/21

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TREASURE HUNTS:

DRAGON HUNT
Angelfire Teebrook & Riana Eiren
May 1 to May 31
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rakapila/130/30/120

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

COE DUST DESIGNS
Riana Eiren
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Magic/163/158/22

Female clothing/Neko/Skirts/Dresses, there is a 5L & 10L sale on YELLOW TAG items throughout her store. Lucky cupcake here.

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OTHER ITEMS:

RIANA’S SL TIPS – HOW TO GET A LAG METER IN YOUR UPPER UI/V1.32, V2.1
Riana Eiren

If you’re like me and you always use the search button at the bottom of your screen rather than the search box in the upper right hand corner, you might find an embedded lag meter more useful than the search box.

It’s small, compact, and informative, consisting of two vertical boxes next to the $L balance (instead of the search box). Each vertical box is only about a centimeter tall and two millimeters wide, and has a rising indicator bar inside it that goes from green to yellow to red. The left bar represents packet loss, and the right bar represents SL downloads in Kbps/second. Red packet loss means terrible connection and a lot of data is being lost in transmission, whereas red download means that a lot of data is being downloaded at once, so you may want to stand still and let the place rezz, or reduce your draw distance.

To show the lag meter instead of the search box, open the advanced menu by pressing “ctrl +alt + d.” Then, go down the list to “UI” and directly over from it to “show search in overlay bar” and uncheck it. The search box will then be replaced by the lag meter. You can still open the other lag meter as well: Help>Lag Meter.

BUILDERS BREWERY CLASSES FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 26
DeAnn Dufaux – Builders Brewery
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/94/169/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/41/156/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/2/187/23

Robin Sojourner will not be running classes this week
Leslie Islay will not be running classes this week
Ayameko Kabila will not be running classes this week

============= Monday, April 26 ===============
6:00 PM SLT
BEGINNING BUILDING – Lesson 1 of 5 – “Learning the Building Tools”
by DeAnn Dufaux                                             SL Viewers v.1.23 and 2.0
Builders Brewery – Dockside

This is the first class of the series.  During this series, we’ll go over some of the building tools that, even if you have built something, perhaps you haven’t thought to use or don’t know what they’re for.    Instructions will be for both viewer v.1.23 and v. 2.0.

This session will cover (as much as possible in the time frame):
1.  basic camera controls
2.  accessing the create/edit menus
3.  rezzing and saving prims
4.  various ways of copying prims
5.  linking, unlinking, soft linking, and editing linked prims.

=============Tuesday, April 27 ===============

6:00 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 3 of 11: “A Snapshot is a Texture”
by McCall Ryder
Builders Brewery – Dockside – Voice Classes

Texturing all surfaces of a primitive, then using a prim as a wall picture, including enlargement and positioning of picture parts, or repetition of the picture on a single primitive surface. Consideration of “aspect ratio” while texturing.

12:00 PM SLT
Sculpt Studio:  “Beginners Intro”
by Eleanora Newell
Builders Brewery – Dockside

This class is meant to give an overview of Sculpt Studio. It is done with demonstration by the instructor so that those who do not have the tool can see how it works. Enough information is given to get those who have just gotten Sculpt Studio, or are evicting the dust bunnies, to get going.

5:00 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 3 of 11: “A Snapshot is a Texture”
by McCall Ryder
Builders Brewery – Dockside – Voice Classes

Texturing all surfaces of a primitive, then using a prim as a wall picture, including enlargement and positioning of picture parts, or repetition of the picture on a single primitive surface. Consideration of “aspect ratio” while texturing.

============= Wednesday, April 28 ===========

12:00 PM SLT   (repeat of Monday’s class)
BEGINNING BUILDING – Lesson 1 of 5 – “Learning the Building Tools”
by DeAnn Dufaux                                             SL Viewers v. 1.23 and 2.0
Builders Brewery – Dockside

This is the first class of the series.  During this series, we’ll go over some of the building tools that, even if you have built something, perhaps you haven’t thought to use or don’t know what they’re for.  Instructions will be for both viewer v.1.23 and v.2.0.

This session will cover (as much as possible within the time frame):
1.  basic camera controls
2.  accessing the create/edit menus
3.  rezzing and saving prims
4.  various ways of copying prims
5.  linking, unlinking, soft linking, and editing linked prims.

2:00 PM SLT
BEGINNING MLP – Multi Love Pose – Animation Menu
by Dolome Demonia
Builders Brewery – Dockside
Voice and text class

This class is to show you how to create the menus and set the poses.  This class is a MUST to understand before working on other areas of all the cool things you can do with one of these. 
Class time: 90 minutes

============= Thursday, April 29 ===========

6:00 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 4 of 11:  “Texturing your Chair”
by McCall Ryder
Builders Brewery – Dockside – Voice Classes

Texturing an entire object. Introduces partly transparent textures, use of the Color Picker, using texture Rotation. Using a “transparent” texture.

5:00 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 4 of 11:  “Texturing your Chair”
by McCall Ryder
Builders Brewery – Dockside – Voice Classes

Texturing an entire object. Introduces partly transparent textures, use of the Color Picker, using texture Rotation. Using a “transparent” texture.

7:00 PM SLT
Sculpt Studio – Hud, Part 2
by Eleanora Newell
Builders Brewery – Dockside

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Sculpt Studio (rezzing slices, from here/to here functions).  Bring your mat with you.

============= Friday, April 30 =============

12:30 PM SLT
MLP – Multi Love Pose Animation Menu – “Props, Link Messages, and More”
by Dolome Demonia
Builders Brewery – Dockside

Come learn how to make those long sequences of animations along with how to have it rez all those wonderful things that pop up to use along with the animations.

REQUIRED  – be able to create a working MLP from scratch.  Even if its a basic one.
6:00 PM SLT
CHAT SHOUTER CLASS/BASIC SCRIPTING   
by Brad Titian
Builders Brewery – Pavilion

Have you ever seen an object that can talk?  Maybe an object shout for you?  This class will teach you the basics of scripting and how to make a chat shouter..

========== Saturday, May 1 =================

3:00 PM SLT
COMMUNICATIONS CLASS/BASIC SCRIPTING   
by Brad Titian
Builders Brewery – Pavilion

In this class you will learn how to write a script that will allow your prim to communicate.

5 PM SLT
BEGINNER SCRIPTING  –  Intro to Scripting: Lesson 1
by Dre4m Goodfellow
Builders Brewery – Pavilion
Voice Class – Come with voice enabled so you can hear, you do not need to speak if you don’t want to 🙂

This class will cover the following:
* Terminology – State, Event, Variable, Data Type
* Functions – 4 chosen functions
* Approx. Time: 1 hour 15 Min.

======== Sunday, May 2 ===================

5 PM SLT
BEGINNER SCRIPTING  – Intro to Scripting: Lesson 2
by Dre4m Goodfellow
Builders Brewery – Pavilion
Voice Class – Come with voice enabled so you can hear, you do not need to speak if you don’t want to 🙂

This class will cover the following:
* Multiple States
* Defining Variables
* Assignment Operator
* Approx. Time: 1 hour 15 Min.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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