Four excellent destinations, which produced as usual a sort of 'if it's Tuesday, this must be Brussels' sensation. These are all places worth visiting again (and again!) by yourself or even better, with a friend.
|Mattie Mcbride's festive forest, on Paradise Island, Metropolis|
|The vast expanse of Tangle Expo|
|Dharma and Mady Galaxy rocking the antlers|
You get the landmarks twice, they are both loose inside the folder, and embedded in the Notecard - hit 'Get Items' to remove the LMs from the Notecard. Once you move off the grid, chances are the Notecard will no longer load, especially if you close it. Leaving the LMs open but minimized is also a good idea. Another strategy is to copy/paste the information on the notecard into a program outside your viewer, like Notepad, so you can access the grid or region names and URIs (HG Addresses) of our destinations. If you open a IM with me or Wizard, Fuschia or Wizardoz, we can keep track of you and make sure you don't get lost, too. It is worth taking a moment to do all this before the Safari gets started.
|Mattie's Tudor Townhouses|
|Jessica Pixel and Art Blue arrive at the Winterfest on TanGle grid.|
|Fully dressed on Tangle grid. It can't last.|
|Santa visits Tangle|
Turns out, my dress was visible only on my viewer. Yes, yes it was in My Suitcase. Verdict: when hypergridding, mesh clothes are more trouble than they are worth. Except for entertainment value, of course. The people over at TanGLe grid are going to expand their Corran Journal to make it an all-OpenSim Tabloid, I can't help wondering how many hilarious/humiliating photos of us on Safari they are going to receive each week. Here instead is a respectable pic by Safari newbie Scottius Polke, who was having a whale of a time with Karima Hoisan and Wizard Gynoid.
|Scott's photo. That's quite a mustache, sir.|
Truelie Telling sang and played for us, it was great, I've missed her regular concerts at the Maritime Club on OSGrid, but you can find her playing in different parts of the metaverse, including 3rd Rock Grid. She has some great original songs, many inspired by her experiences in Second Life and in gridjumping - one lists the 'interesting' stuff that can happen to you, including your hair ending up on your butt. that would have been an improvement, for me. Karima took a bunch of candid shots which are on the Safari's Facebook page. How is it when Fuschia's attachments go walkabout she still looks elegant?
The sim on 3dcolab that houses the Titanic is called Belfast, because the ship was built in that city, and it's a wonderfully atmospheric build, and they have provided music, dances, even NPC dance partners if you want them, so do go and visit. There were 25 of us. and not a whisper of lag. Go 3dcolab!!
|'Alabaster Thirza'. The least embarrassing of a barrage of photos, thanks to all who passed them to me.|
|Arriving at OpenVue|
and the space build which recalls famous satellites, like Voyager. But don't overlook the i-room, which explains the work done on this grid. It's right in the Welcome area.
|At the Voyager monument, Fuschia admires Professor Tate's authentic NASA spacesuit.|
Miso Susanowa: ah, I did something with Edinborough in SL awhile ago, couple years?
Ai Austin: What was that Miso?
Miso Susanowa: a study but of what I can't remember :(
|Stickladies can breathe underwater|
Ai Austin: We have been in SL since about 2006, in Opensim since 2007 More details, an introductory video about I-Room technology, and more information links are available in the blog post at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/2014/11/22/hypergrid-safari-visit-to-openvue-and-ailand/. That can be used if you want more info afterwards folk.
Neo.Cortex: btw... graphics back to normal, so we can see all the beauty here
James.AtLLOUD: Oh, good reminder Neo. TY
Ai Austin: This region is available as an OAR licenced LGPL - so very open. It was built for us by Clever Zebra and our team, it is a strater region available on Kitely and New World Grid too. Tippodean also converted it to Collada and so its in Unity too now.
Neo.Cortex: openVCE has been in use all over the hypergrid for quite a while, thank you!
Lucy Afarensis: One of studios is made from one.
Ai Austin: Great. Thats what we hoped, it's got lots of collaboration areas. After arriving on OpenVCE, the suggested locations to see something interesting on the grid are:
* Oil Rig – a complex mesh build used for training oil rig workers by the oil & gas Centre at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen
* Space City – a region with content related to Gerry Anderson’s Fireball XL5 SciFi puppet TV show from the 1960s. It also contains a Voyager Spacecraft memorial (our AI planning technology was used by NASA JPL as a basis for their first SAI planner and for planning the Voyager Neptune flyby) and other spacecraft such as Deep Space One (which was controlled autonomously by an AI planner for a period in its mission).
Wizard Gynoid: oo Fireball XL5!
Miso Susanowa: wow nice
Ai.Austin: Yes... and Stingray and Supercar regions are here too
Art Blue: space city I go: anything can happen in the next xx minutes Troy Tempest said
Pathfinder Lester: heh
James.AtLLOUD: Yeah Fireball.
Yeah Fireball is right. This grid is worth visiting and revisiting, there is no way a Safari visit can give you more than a flavor of the excellence on display here, so we will be going back. If only to get more photos like this one.
Mattie's sim and winter fair: hypergrid.org:8002:Paradise1
TanGLe Expo Winterfest: tanglegrid.net:8032
Titanic build: 3dcolab.com:9015:belfast
University of Edinburgh grid: ai.vue.ed.ac.uk:8002