Friday, January 11, 2013

Last weeks Town Hall meeting - The future of OSG

The asset issues mentioned in the previous topic appear to have been resolved or mostly gone away. This might have been the aftermath of OSgrid having moved to a different server, which for the rest has been a smooth transition thanks to the tameless effort of the OSgrid admins. Gossip and rumours about the reason of this transition were debunked in last weeks OSG town hall meeting.

If you are a regular OSGrid visitor but never / rarely attend the town hall meetings, but you do care for this grid and it's community (like myself), i really suggest you read last weeks log. Find it HERE . Mind you will not find the usual tech talks. It's pretty much discussing the future of OSgrid.... 
It will also prepare you to be able to understand better if /when/why changes take place.
Note: No panic, the grid will not change or seize to exist tomorrow, but a lot is going on for the guys running & maintaining it.

OSG will likely soon call on it's community, and i'm pretty convinced the community is happy to pick up the call. There are very creative and intelligent people in "our" grid and we are with many. 
You can start helping here, but for what i understand other input is highly appreciated as well. The best place for suggestions is likely the OSG forums or for quick replies, try IRC

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Assets, Vids, Malware & Expo

Wohaa. I look at my blog and get a malware warning from chrome... I added new links and Blogs last week, and appearently one of those hosted a.... Bad Favicon. Anyways. Link is removed, this website has not served any malware, and it wasn't on long enough to generate havoc or get banned so no biggy.

I made a couple of test vid's with Bandicam software, and will probably upload some more later, testing Fraps & other screen recording software. The testvid's can be found in my G+ profile

I've spoken to quite some people inworld reporting asset server issues. Likely those issues will be discussed in next weeks "town hall" meeting. One good advice in advance, is when you upgrade your OSG server, manually edit and use the latest opensim.ini file. Past months / versions some changes have been added in, and if you run an old ini file, this could be a potential cause of problems.

If you live in the netherlands, you can visit an Expo of one of OSG's artists "Jorink Devin". The expo is in Apeldoorn, the netherlands.  You can find the details in the picture on the left hand here. For questions, contact Jorink Devin inworld, or visit his website :
Jorink Lijstenmakerij