Through the Looking Glass.

Posted in Building, Dramas, Philosophy on April 7, 2012 by Wizzy

There’s something about an Alice in Wonderland-themed build that is like Easter.  Both seem to have an absurd affinity for brightly colored mushrooms, eggs and rabbits.  The Mad Hatter Art Fest on InWorldz is plenty absurd and filled with lotz of brightly colored mushrooms, eggs and rabbits.  A lot of it is good.  Art that is.

My own entry is this thing:

This is entitled, originally enough, “Through the Looking Glass.”

A lot of peeps much more talented than me have gone to absurd lengths to create ossum Alice in Wonderland theme parks.  I saw a good one at SL5B and another one about a year ago in Secondlife.  So let’s just say I didn’t aspire to write the book about Alice in Wonderland theme parks.

The title alone here might be enough to tip off the brightest lightbulbs or the sharpest knives among you that you really ought to get up there and go through the damn looking glass.  Once you do, you might be encouraged to find the mushrooms and do what they tell you to do.  If you do, don’t blame me.  I warned you. <– This here thing is an IZURL.  It’s like a SLURL only it only workz in Inworldz.

I decided to do my nails today.

Posted in Dramas, Obsessiveness on April 6, 2012 by Wizzy

Ta da.  The final product.  So what do you think?

Thirza Pings me in Inworldz.

Posted in Building on February 6, 2012 by Wizzy

Thirza Ember comes to call at my Wizard region in Inworldz:

New Project

Posted in Building, Obsessiveness on January 27, 2012 by Wizzy

I’m working on a new project.  I am using the Golden Rhombus as a building block and the Flower of Life is the theme.

Photo courtesy of Astra Thorne.

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.

Exploring New Territory

Posted in Building, Obsessiveness on January 24, 2012 by Wizzy

I only just completed my latest geometric monstrosity.  It is only 950 prims, but it has four electrons orbiting around it.  It can be seen on my “Wizard” sim on Inworldz.  This object is beautiful I think.  It is a further exploration of old territory.  I’ve been working with shapes like Buckminster Fuller’s Vector Equilibrium and Nassim Haramein’s Vector Matrix for some time now.  (See )

This time I fractalized it more, added skins and the 14 octahedra that can be found inside.

Since completing that I’ve moved into unknown territory. I am currently obsessed with a fractal rhombic dodecahedron.  After I built it in SecondLife, I thought I noticed another basic building block inside it.  I took the fractalized object to Inworldz and started dissecting it.  Indeed, inside I found a building block (polyhedron) that looks like it can tesselate space. (Which is similar to tiling a plane, only it’s in 3D.)

After I pulled the new polyhedron out of the fractalized rhombic dodecahedron, I tried to look it up on the internet to find out its name.  It’s a regular polyhedron, because all six faces are the same polygon – a golden rhombus.  But nowhere could I find it described.  So until I find out otherwise, this newly discovered object I call a Rhombic Gynoidahedron.

I’m experimenting with this new building block on an upper building platform over my “Wizard” sim in Inworldz.  You’re welcome to take a look at it if you want.

I’m looking for a new home for my masterpiece.

Posted in Building, Dramas, Philosophy on October 13, 2011 by Wizzy

From 2/6/2009 until this week I had two sims on Reaction Grid.  Desdemona Enfield and I had the task of hammering on the Reaction Grid almost from its inception.  We used some pretty severe rez scripts that we developed in Second Life.  Almost immediately we started finding and reporting bugs in the open sim script engine.

Once some of those were ironed out, I went to work rezzing my masterpiece.  In Secondlife, I had built a 6,720 prim version of an 8-dimensional object called the E8 Polytope.  That is documented elsewhere on this blog.  Here on the open sim I sought to enhance and perfect the work that was started in Secondlife.

The attraction was the lack of limitations in the open sim.  There was no ten meter limit to the size of a prim, so the overall object could be built very big.  I planned to have the object fill the 256 x 256 meter sim.  Ultimately, I was successful with the object’s diameter being about 200 meters.  It rose 200 meters high and its top was in the clouds.

After spending days with this object I realized that I could define a polyhedron by putting a skin onto the wireframe object.  This I accomplished and documented my discovery of what I called the “Wizardgynoiderene.”

A 3D version as well as a 2D version were rezzed, bringing the total prims of the structure to over 13,000.  I then added some more discoveries of spirals hidden in the internal structure and notecard givers with information about this amazing object.

There she sat until this week when my Art Students at Cal State Long Beach informed me that they couldn’t find the sim.  Sometimes the sims on Reaction Grid went down and had to be restarted, so I filed a Support Ticket with Reaction Grid.  It was then that I discovered the sims were no longer available:

“We are unable to support donated sims any longer. I am sorry if you had disappointed students. Thanks for understanding.”

So I’m now looking for a permanent home for my masterpiece.

Watch as Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin explore my sim for Treet TV’s Designing Worlds:

Designing Worlds & Treet TV visit Wizard Gynoid\’s sim on Reaction Grid

Justice League Drama

Posted in Dramas on August 26, 2011 by Wizzy

Apparently there are these avatars who run around Secondlife in their underwear, thinking they are superheroes.  Problem is that their vigilantism has led them to compile a database on SL citizens with private RL information linked to their virtual identities, like IP address, street address, real name, and more.  #JLUgate is what I’m calling it.

The last time this sort of thing happened the perpetrator ended up in RL jail.  #redzonegate

Apparently, the JLU was successful at having one of Prok’s blogs removed/deleted. #JLUgate

The Case of the Missing Meeroo

Posted in Dramas with tags , on August 19, 2011 by Wizzy

Despite the fact that I was the last one to tweet @BritishMeeroo (with an offer of candy) I deny any involvement in his disappearance.  I have a good alibi.

At long last, the Linden Endowment for the Arts is endowing a sim to an artist to build and display their art. What a concept.

@rodvik says that new signups are up 60%.  if so, why is concurrency flat?

Google continues to be an asshat, but internal leaks seem to indicate that not everyone at Google Inc. is happy with the way Google+ names policy is going.

Never try to teach a pig to wrestle.

Posted in Dramas on August 16, 2011 by Wizzy

“Never try to teach a pig to wrestle. You only get muddy and the pig enjoys it.”

Inara Pey may be a nice lady.  I don’t know her.  Some of my friends evidently do. But I call bullshit.

At the risk of flogging a dead horse, here we go again.  Ms. Pey has decided to take me on for what she calls my “Attitude.”  In case you are unaware, I recently called her on a factual error she made in her summary of Rod Humble’s keynote address to SLCC.  In a comment to her blog I pointed out that she had reported that the Linden Lab CEO had claimed that “LL’s income is over $75 million,” when in fact what he said was that LL’s Gross Revenue is over $75 million.  For you non-accountants out there, Revenue is the “top-line.”  Revenue minus your costs (like labor and rent and servers) = Income.  Income is the “bottom-line.”  To confuse the two is a big mistake and very misleading for an unaware reader.

I’m sure Linden Lab would love for people to think it was true.

Irregardless, as I was posting a second comment to her blog, she corrected her error in the Blog text and then proceeded to delete my comment.  I watched it happen in real time.  I posted several comments then and each one was deleted until I informed her that I had screen shots.

She is now claiming that she reacted in this manner because of a previous blog comment of mine, where I complained that her many misspellings of “patent” as “patient”  were distracting me from what she was trying to say. In that blog she did a similar thing — corrected her mistake and then deleted my comment.

In both cases, she directed her ire at me personally, for my attitude.  This is known as the “Ad Hominem” attack — attack the person instead of addressing the issue.

The day before yesterday I blogged about these incidents, only because they are so outrageous.  I let the first incident go, in fact I had forgotten about it.  But the second incident exposes a pattern and requires some attention.

Ms. Pey has now responded to my blog post.

She continues to assert several interesting things.  She claims that she deleted my comments because of my “immature threat.”  In fact, she deleted the comments before I told her I had screen shots that showed she was doing so. She then claims that I followed her on Twitter so as to tweet about the matter.  In fact, I tweeted first about what was happening.  Some time afterwards I searched to see if she was on Twitter.  Finding her, I tried to follow her but found that I was already blocked from doing so.  She then calls me “childish.”

It is not necessary for me to follow someone to tweet about them.

Next she challenges my account of the number of misspellings of “patient” for “patent.”  She makes the claim that she only found two and corrected them.  So she admits that there were a significant number of them, since two remain.  It so happens that I found the original version of that blog in Google cache.  There it is in its pristine glory, before I alerted her to the many misspellings.

As you can see for yourself, in a blog on the topic of patents, she misspells patent as patient SIX  times.  My comment simply was that this was distracting.

As a matter of fact, her blog with the Income mistake (before my comments) is recorded for all to see in Google cache here:

I might ask who is being childish?