Archive for the Cleverness Category

Speaking to my own ghost.

Posted in Cleverness, inworldz, Obsessiveness, Second Life, secondlife on May 11, 2014 by Wizzy

Yesterday I couldn’t attend the opening of Glyph Graves’ new installation at Inworldz Translation sim.  The sim wouldn’t allow me to connect to it. I tried and tried, using three different viewers.  I was able to get onto the SecondLife LEA21 sim for SL’s side of the multi-grid communication experiment.  See, the deal is that from either world, you will see a ghost appear of whoever’s avies are present on the sim in the other world.  By clicking on the ghost, barring any technical issues (like a slow internet connection) you can speak to that avie in the other world in your own open chat.

Today I gave it a shot and found SL’s side at LEA21 to be empty of traffic – except for PatriciaAnne Daviau.  I found out from her that she was also present at the Inworldz Translation sim… so naturally, I had to log in to Inworldz and go there too.  Now we were both present simultaneously in both worlds.  Now it gets interesting because our ghosts now appeared in both worlds as well.  By clicking on our own ghost, we could chat with ourselves in the other world.

This is an intriguing idea, thought up by the redoubtable Glyph Graves, who likes to crash sims almost as much as I do.  The tech utilizes the same multi-grid communication protocols that were used by the now-defunct Radionne multi-grid communicator of a few years ago.

This is a screenshot of PatriciaAnne and myself logged in simultaneously to both SecondLife and Inworldz, and our respective ghosts:

PatriciaAnne Daviau and myself logged in simultaneously to SL and Inworldz.

PatriciaAnne Daviau and myself logged in simultaneously to SL and Inworldz.

…and our respective ghosts.

The following pic is of one of my oldest friends – Glyph Graves, when he was assisting me with one of my first Second Life art shows at Rezzable Visions in October of 2008.

Glyph Graves is mesmerized at my Rezzable Visions show in October of 2008.

Glyph Graves is mesmerized at my Rezzable Visions show in October of 2008.


Newly Discovered Complex Polyhedron

Posted in Building, Cleverness, Obsessiveness on January 25, 2012 by Wizzy

While I was in my workshop on Inworldz, playing around with various shapes that are made of the Golden Rhombus, by accident I stumbled upon a previously undiscovered complex polyhedron.  I went online and searched for any information about this particular shape and couldn’t find anything.  I found a similar object on Wolfram, but this one is definitely different.

The Golden Rhombus is a geometric object of Sacred Geometry.  This is because the width to length is in the Golden Ratio – Phi.  This particular object is made up of 222 equal faces that are the Golden Rhombus.  The object has 444 edges.

Since I have previously discovered the Wizardgynoiderene and the Rhombic Gynoidahedron, I am naming this object the Fractal Rhombic Triagynoidahedron.  The object is now on display on my “Wizard” sim in .

222 equal faces, 444 edges.

Happy Solstice to all my Peeps in the Metaverse!

Posted in Cleverness with tags on December 23, 2009 by Wizzy

Lotus-like Flower Found Inside E8!

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , on May 15, 2009 by Wizzy
Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

This Lotus-like flower pattern was found inside the E8 Polytope.  I have colored it here with the seven colors of the rainbow, beginning with red at the center and ending with violet on the edges.

The same seven colors of the rainbow are used to color the seven chakras.

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Copyright © 2009 Wizard Gynoid

Here we see the sequence in reverse, with violet on the inside and red on the outside.

New Logo

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , on May 8, 2009 by Wizzy


This is what we do!

Posted in Cleverness with tags , on March 5, 2009 by Wizzy

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.

This video made me cry.  It reminds me of the video by Robbie Dingo:

New Star of Diablo III is WIZARD!

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , , on February 28, 2009 by Wizzy

I used to be a Diablo and Diablo II player.  I was a maniac about it.  Then World of Warcraft came out and everyone forgot about Diablo…

Well, Blizzard has been working on Diablo III and the new star character is… Wizard!

Ta da!

Diablo III's Wizard!

Invisiprim Bot Farm

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , , on February 20, 2009 by Wizzy

Wizzy found an Invisiprim Bot Farm. These bots are hidden in an invisiprim box.  I got inside the box and found that the bots also had invisiprim bodies.  What are they trying to hide?

What are they trying to hide?

What are they trying to hide?

North Dakotan Griefs @ Metanomics

Posted in Cleverness with tags , , on February 9, 2009 by Wizzy

At the risk of encouraging this kind of behavior…

I attended the Metanomics presentation today in SL.  The host usually has guests on and he interviews them about the business of Virtual Worlds, and Second Life in particular.  Today, the guest was Forterra CEO Robert Gehorsam.  All well and good.

Now they can’t afford to have a big crowd in the SLCN studios during the show because of the lag effect, so they have all of these partner locations around SL where you can go and watch the show live on a video feed.  Meanwhile, the local chat of these remote locations bridges back and feeds into a common chat.  Which is then broadcast back out to all of the remote locations, and onto the Metanomics website.  This is rather a cool idea.

Today, about three quarters of the way through the show, a griefer shows up at the remote location I was at —  which happens to have been NMC Outreach.

Now remember, anything that is said in local chat at the remote locations goes out via the bridge and is merged with *all* of the local chat.

This kid (and obviously he was a kid) starts commenting in local chat to the few of us who were there in attendance on that sim.  Everything he said was immediately piped out to the entire audience.

Now the interesting thing is that he wasn’t born yesterday.  In fact, he was born today!  And… he’s from North Dakota.  I know because he belongs to two North Dakota groups.  One of them is the University of North Dakota.

Now, I spent my earliest formative years in Montana.  Yes, it’s true.  And back home we used to tell North Dakotan jokes.  This guy seems to live up to the stereotype:

[12:58]  Griefer: Second Life really sucks ass doesn’t it?
[12:58]  :: SeanCinquetti: “centrally isolated” love that term
[12:59]  :: Sonja Strom: [Griefer’s name] ?
[12:59]  Griefer: Hey you all suck
[12:59]  :: Sonja Strom: why are you here then?
[12:59]  CallieDel Boa: No not really, took my other world 7 years to become somewhat stable, SL is only 5 & 1/2
[12:59]  Griefer: because I am checking out how much this program blows for universities
[12:59]  Wizard Gynoid: [Griefer’s name] is griefing at nmc outreach
[12:59]  Griefer: What class is this
[12:59]  :: Fleep Tuque: With teleporting here, geography seems less relevant unless you m ake a REAL effort to create a sense of “place”
Tammy Nowotny: cool! a round workd wd be a good idea
[13:00]  :: Jane2 McMahon: [Griefer’s name], on the contrary, many postsecondary institutions find SL valuable in program and class delivery
[13:00]  CallieDel Boa: Perhaps you’d like to talk later, I work with people at Universities, seems those who do not understand didn’t take time to learn how to use Second Life.
[13:00]  :: Joia Sands: voice is breaking up a little again
Fleep Tuque: Best not to feed trolls. 😛
[13:00]  Griefer: WHat university is this
[13:00]  CallieDel Boa: After the show please I’ll be more then happy to help
[13:01]  :: Fleep Tuque: How many folks attend events or locations and hardly even notices the terrain or surroundings?
[13:01]  :: Al Supercharge: pdf page 12: “Integration of client pre-requisite SCORM e-learning modules hosted on the
clientâs LMS” “Integration of client-related Flash-based mini-games” please elaborate ?
[13:01]  Griefer: Wow this is fucking is stupid
[13:01]  Griefer: good bye
[13:01]  :: Fleep Tuque: I TP in and out of things all the time
[13:01]  :: Tammy Nowotny: Callie rocks
[13:01]  :: Joia Sands: Fleep, not me…I totally notice, enjoy and interact with the location/terrain
[13:01]  CallieDel Boa: [Griefer’s name] just left, disregard his comments

I just bring this up in this manner because there seemed to be no way to deal with this problem.  I was searching through my inventory for my Quantum Core in case I had to orbit him to shut him up.  Luckily, he left before I had to do my civic duty.

This was a bit timely, because only a short time earlier the topic had been the perception of young people about Second Life.  It has been noted before at Metanomics that younger people tend to find Second Life disappointing and boring.  Presumably, this is because it is not as slick as popular video games and there is no spoon-fed content.

So, consider this guys.  You have to think of a way of policing this kind of activity.  Got to nip it in the bud quicker than this.  Know what I mean?

Wizzy’s Wonderful Weird Word of the Day

Posted in Cleverness with tags , on January 29, 2009 by Wizzy

wyrd — truly a weird word

1 Wyrd, Weird
Fate personified; one of the three Weird Sister