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OpenSim news: warning sign ;)As not all seem to be interested in OpenSim - or all but one, it’s not totally clear - I’ll give you an advance warning if I’ll be writing about OpenSim starting today: *points at the OpenSim picture on the left*. So if you are convinced that ‘open source = closed society”, stop reading after seeing those pictures. ;)

For those that are interested, there’s some news: main channel chat linked to an IRC channel and Reuters finding open OpenSim interesting enough to write about. Hear! Hear! ;)

Main chat ft. IRC on OpenSim

OpenSim: main chat ft. IRCRuth - one of the OpenSim servers, run by Dalien Talbot - has now added IRC functionality. All you say in main chat is send to #opensim-regions on EFnet. Likewise, all you say on that channel is send to main chat on the sim. Which means you can conversate with the avatars present on the sim without needing to login to the server using the SL client or SLeek. One of the possible uses I see: if for a group meeting in SL, not all can attend, it’s possible to follow and interact using the IRC channel. Also most IRC clients have the option to notify you when something new is said in a channel by a sound or whatever you prefer. So a sim owner could easily be notified of someone talking / communicating to him / in the sim without having to run the SL client the whole time. I quote:

Oh, another side effect - everything that is said in the central parser, now is echoed on IRC in efnet’s channel #opensim-regions… As usual - thanks to Michael for the code… It’s still raw but it works. :)

You can easily connect to #opensim-regions from the web:

  1. Go to EFnet Webchat IRC.
  2. Choose a nickname.
  3. Under ‘Channel’ choose ‘other’ and type ‘#opensim-regions’.
  4. Press connect. Voila. =)

I might try setting up a webapp that allows to connect to #opensim-regions here somewhere (which is hopefully faster and more stable then the EFnet Webchat), but I need some help with that. The ‘how to’ contained the word ‘binaries’. *blushes* and *grins*

Reuters on OpenSim

Some other good news is that - opposed to others - Reuters found OpenSim that OpenSim has ‘news value’. Adam Reuters reports on OpenSim, writing that about 300 servers are running OpenSim software at the moment, and at least 20 of those are interconnected.

He also tells that the New Media Consortum - a group of 300 universities and colleges exploring how technology can be used innovatively in education, of which over 75 are active in Second Life -, shortly put the NMC, follows OpenSim’s progress with interest. Indeed, for a lot of school projects, interconnecting the sims would not even be needed. Noting also the development features, as objects can be imported using XML files, I think it’s a great article. Yet I think my instructions on how to connect to - an - OpenSim are a bit more clear. ;)

Custom Appearance in OpenSim

OpenSim: Dandellion lookalite?The only thing I do not agree with Adam Reuters is that ‘there is no possibility to customize your avatar in OpenSim’, as I spend some time uploading my skin to Ruth and I now look a bit more ‘Vintish’.

I liked the mohawk for the hair, but when looking at myself through the mirror.. euhm.. snapshot function, I found a strange resemblance with Dandellion.

Maybe that is just wishfull thinking, but it made me decide to go with a more classic hairdo. What do you think?

OpenSim: Classic hairdo (and texture bug)I’ve written down the shape values I use in Second Life, but probably made a mistake somewhere, so I need to redo those and reenter them in OpenSim. (XML help, please? Is it possible? ;)) Quite shockingly to know there are that many: 75 I counted. So, this is Vint: 85 - 14 - 0 -52 - 33 - 76 - 42 -51 - 50 - …. . LMAO.

Ow, and before I forget: another neat thing about OpenSim is that they have other bugs then the default Second Life ones and change is always nice. Doesn’t my skin look great in the last photograph? ;)

19 Responses to “OpenSim: main chat ft. IRC and Reuters writes about it”

Nadine Nozaki wrote a comment on September 7, 2007
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I love to hear about OpenSIM, you and Dalien, make so much for it keep up the good work!!!

Katarina Malthus (Kailie Quinn) wrote a comment on September 7, 2007
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=p. I love you when you’re smarmy, can I have your kittens?

Vint Falken wrote a comment on September 7, 2007
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Swarmy, you mean the looks, not the content, right? :/

Well, you may, if you for once satisfy my curiosty in stead of trying to make me curious/do some pre-active buzzing. :d

PS. YOU clean their litter boxes! :d

Katarina Malthus (Kailie Quinn) wrote a comment on September 7, 2007
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Woo, I gets to have Vint’s kittens *cheers*

I’m working on him, you have NO idea the lengths I’m going to in an attempt to get a leak.

Smiley wrote a comment on September 7, 2007
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Woot! When a compatible script is out i’ll be happy to make a location in Teen Second Life that’s connected to SL Talk ^.^ I mean, technically, you’re not over the grid borders, just, happen to talk on an IRC channel that happens to be connected inworld on the other grid, that happens to be filled with teens! ;-).

Hehe, I already have some Mainland space ready :-D After all, i’m Premium, and I use Estate land more, so, WOOT!, 512sqm for free! XP.

dandellion Kimban wrote a comment on September 8, 2007
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hehehe… you look like me on that mohawk pic :D

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 8, 2007
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“heheheā€¦ you look like me on that mohawk pic :D”

“…but when looking at myself through the mirror.. euhm.. snapshot function, I found a strange resemblance with Dandellion….”

Hehe, yes you/she do/does! ‘^_^

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 8, 2007
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P.S.: Vint, what’s that “Quote box” plugin? I don’t have that in my theme!… If it’s a theme-dependant feature, then bummeh (good thing I know HTML and CSS [kinda] hehehehe….).

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 8, 2007
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(Ugh, feel free to merge my P.S. comment, this one, and my first, Vint. You should use my “Guests can edit their comments” plugin! :p)

P.P.S.: If you’re wondering why “P.S.”, my original comment is now under moderation…

Vint Falken wrote a comment on September 9, 2007
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Smiley, there is an object on SL somewhere already that does IRC to main chat and reverse. Dunno where, though. Something with a castle if I remember correctly.

Quote box? What? Where? :d

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 9, 2007
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@Vint: Quote Box = That little ” sign next to the grayed-out text, indented.

SL IRC: Really??? O.O GIMME! No, really, find the developer and take the code from him like that hungry cat almost did with the tuna cat. (Rofl, that is so cute and funny…)

Vint Falken wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Aha. That’s indeed theme-based. Css says that quotes should be ‘handled’ that way. ;)

SL IRC: Well, I forgot where I saw it already long time ago, so no way to know who developed it. :( And yes, that hungry kitten is utter cuteness.

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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@Vint: Gimme that CSS part and PHP code then, I like it! ‘^_^ Lemme just check wether I got it….

Nope. Awwww, stupid Mac OS X-like theme, hehe.

Vint Falken wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Smiley, it’s your own fault. Mac OS X-like theme. Aargh! =) And really, most theme’s have a quoting like that standard.

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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P.S.: Did anybody see this?

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Blame it on the smiley face! Rofl. I like it for the nice draggy windows :-D

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Sorry to “advertise”, but how about this theme?

Vint Falken wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Looks good. (Except for the green balloons, but you should alter the logo anyway.)

Smiley Barry wrote a comment on September 11, 2007
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Nah, I like ‘em! Maybe I should change the description to “I talk, you listen!”? Haha…

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