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The Open Beta test period for the SceneGate Viewer is less than a week old but we've gotten some great feedback! Keep it coming! Many questions focused on what's new so this blog post answers some frequently asked questions from OpenSimulator users.

In the article Ramesh does a video review of simplified mode. I would like to comment about that review :)

The reason for faster loading times is not limited to draw distance defaults. It is related to code improvements made for rendering. Most of his other comments are on target. We will talk more about the design approach at OSCC19 on Dec 15.

He does not review extended mode which does provide the user with all of the typical features for most users including build tools and advanced and developer menu options. It is not just for new users :) The simplified mode as Selby put it takes a bulldozer to the steep learning curve by only presenting a new user with options needed to get started in virtual worlds.

When users are ready to "graduate" to more advanced activities in virtual worlds, they don't need to download or switch to another viewer. Go to preferences from the Me menu (or use ctrl P), select the mode button then select extended mode. We've given these instructions to people who downloaded the viewer at the Launch Party. We look forward to feedback!
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Rather than simulate fireworks in 3D with textures, we chose to simulate fireworks in 3D combining physics and particles and a live streamed soundtrack. Every show is different by design mimicking bottle rockets in the real world. The cannons at the bottom of the screen are projecting bottle rockets that explode with different patterns of particles.

YouTube: SceneGate Launch Party Fireworks (Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA))

Waitng for the GNU/Linux version.

Nov 25
SceneGate Open Beta Launch Party
Mon 5:00 PM - Mon 9:30 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Congratulations Beta Testers! You've done a great job testing IMA's new SceneGate Viewer for Open Simulator. We've listened to your feedback and implemented the vast majority of your suggestions as a team.

We are preparing the launch of an Open Beta test version for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. Download link for the Windows version will be available soon.

So let's get ready to celebrate! On Nov 25, 2019 from 2-6:30 pm PST (5-9:30 pm EST) we will have live DJs and live Singers followed by fireworks and party gifts! This is a public event so everyone is welcome! :) Hypergridders put the hg address in your world map, find, then teleport! Local avs use the region name events in your world map. See you there!
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Anyone who thinks their bitcoin transactions are not being tracked are not facing reality. I am glad it was used to track down these horrific criminals.

I read somewhere it was much higher than that. But there is no doubt it is not stable enough to be a viable alternative to fiat currency at this time. Regulatory measures could help it stabilize but right now it is primarily used by the big players to: launder money, fund criminal activities, avoid income reporting, and evade tax responsibilities. It might be a novelty by innocent users for some but the broader implications are of far greater concern. I predict increased tracking and crackdowns by FinCEN and the IRS in the USA alone with reciprocal activities in other major countries dependent on income and sales tax revenues.

While some companies and organizations are protecting user privacy while others are not, the same is true for antitrust issues. He believes social media platforms are publishers and should be regulated as such. This is an interesting assertion. What say you?

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We shall see. It seems to me, all privately owned (meaning the government does not fund them) have full autonomy by law to decide what they allow or don't allow based on the terms of service. This has been upheld in many courts. The private sector has no obligation beyond its ToS. BUT they do have an obligation to enforce their ToS which many do not do like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Oct 1
DJ Shelenn at the Rockhouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

Social ROI

I would like to have a discussion about social return on investment and how it is calculated or presented. This is a complex topic I would love to learn about! Anyone game?

Sep 26
IMA Thirsty Thursday
Thu 7:00 PM - Thu 9:00 PM outpost alpha
Shelenn Ayres
80's One-hit wonders today. Enjoy!

Ty both! I sent the image to a Virginia snake expert... it is a non-venomous juvenile rat snake. It turns completely black as it matures. I just wanted to be sure it was not a juvenile venomous copperhead which looks similar. We live next to a watershed which is owned by the county and serves as a wildlife refuge. With the extended heat, snake sighting are in record numbers in Virginia - less cold hibernation time means they are out looking for food.

Wasn't the previous one a rat snake as well? You seem to have them in the area.

Also: please hold the camera still despite the adreneline coursing through your veins! ;-)

@Doc Edward Morbius ⭕ lol

It did scare the crap out of me as they always do! We've seen 4 snakes in the patio so far. The first was a 6 ft rat snake I almost stepped on a few years ago. A neighbor said t was known to live in our shed. We cleaned it only to find the skin it shed in the shed! We saw shed skin under a pot the following year after securing the shed. So now none of our pots are turned over.

The second was another rat snake measuring by the photo along the top of the fence about 6.5 feet - confirmed to be one of the longest sighted in NoVA. The interesting thing about NoVA rat snakes is they are blind but have a chemical sensor that causes them to follow the scent of their prey. Snakes are not the only wildlife we see in the patio area. The grapevine attracts a variety of critters - most recently some huge raccoons seen hanging from the structure housing the grapevine eating grapes upside down.

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What do you think will happen at Area 51 this weekend?

@Di Cleverly I believe the reporting already shows us that the vast majority of visitors this weekend will be people "rubbernecking" just to see if anyone tries to sneak in. One woman was arrested already. One piece of good news is the lady who owns the only accommodations nearby could have a nice increase in business LOL

Sep 18
DJ Shelenn at Club Chocolate
Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM city
Shelenn Ayres
Classic R&B tonight in Club Chocolate for the grown and sexy. Join us if you love to dance!

Sep 17
DJ Shelenn at the Rockhouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

Best ultra-portable Raspberry Pi Screens in 2019 - $48 to $320

The Raspberry Pi is great when tucked away being part of the internet of things, but it's best when you're enjoying the web, watching a video or doing anything else a more expensive and bigger computer can do. Best of all there are plenty of great products that let you take it all with you. Check out these ultra-portable screens for your Raspberry Pi.



These small displays for the Raspberry Pi are awesome!

Just what you need to turn your little Pi into its own PC that can go anywhere you do.

Hallo!, liebe Shelenn, ich vermisse deine Musik-Beiträge!
Machst du momentan keine Musik ??
Oder kann ich deine BEiträge nicht mehr sehen??

@Andi Droid I continue to do music on Tue and Wed and also some other days probably Fridays too now. I will try to remember to post about them ;)

Fabelhaft !!!
Hmmm, … leider war ich ungeplant einige Wochen abwesend, liebe @Shelenn Ayres .
Vielleicht wurde unsere Verbindung irgendwie gekappt?
Oder vielleicht haben sich die Verbindungsadressen zwischenzeitlich verändert?
Ich werde suchen… ;)))
Einen gelungenen Start in eine fantastische neue Woche, für dich, mein Freund!! Herzliche Grüße, voll warmem Lächeln… : )))
Hmmm, ... unfortunately I was unplanned absent for a few weeks, dear @Shelenn Ayres .
Maybe our connection was cut somehow?
Or maybe the connection addresses have changed in the meantime?
I will search... ;))))
A successful start to a fantastic new week for you, my friend! Warm greetings, warm smile... : )))