Thanks to all those that contributed to the No Borders Festival though donations or preforming a Great effort by all
We raised a grand total of $1532.26
The No Borders Festival begins On Saturday the 10th of March at 8am Grid time 16.00 GMT 17.00 CET
with the wonderful Rosy O’Grady the full running order can be found here http://www.nobordersfestival.org/running-order/
Donations to Doctors without Borders can be place on 3RG in Geodes or Gloebits and via PayPal
Donations may also be given via the just giving site https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/derek-richardson6 where you can also see the running total.
All donations go to Doctors without Borders (MSF)
No Border T-shirts can be bought for 50 Geodes or 75 Gloebits
Join the expanding community of Satyr farmers by starting your own farm, or joining the Community Farm on Detta.
Here you can plant and grow your own crops, harvest them and feed your animals or make goods to sell for points. Raise chickens, cows, goats, rabbits and many other animals. Keep them fed and watered on the crops and fruit you grow, or they will die on you. Breed them and raise the babies and watch your farm expand. Have a go at making whisky, cognac, beer or pastries. Press your olives and grapes to make oil and wine.
It is time consuming watching over your critters and so a community farm for the residents has been set up to allow us all to take part.
Development is still going on as the scripts are being modified to suit peoples’ own preferences, and bugs being rectified by keen scripters who have taken to their hearts this fun game. To join the 3RG Farm contact Kered Owl or Zinnia Frenzy to be grouped. Or visit us at grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Detta.
If you want to start your own farm, you can collect the latest SatyrFarm package on OpenSimWorld: hypergrid.org:8002:OpenSimWorld
Join the SATYR Farm-ers of Open Sim group on Google+ for tips and hints.
The group has a list of farms to visit, and you can keep fellow farmers on their toes by naming and shaming those who are letting their animals go hungry and get tips and hints on how to keep things in shape.
We had a great visit and it was a lot of fun.
Thanks to everybody who came and I hope you got an impression of how the grid has progressed over the 10 years since it opened to the public. I never got a chance to thank all the people who have come through this grid, and contributed to making the grid it is today. We are in their debt for creating one of the most extensive mainland regions to explore . Our tech staff for making it the stable and excellent platform for our users it is today. The Foundation and Community are continuing to improve and preserve historical builds while creating new and more interactive regions .
Michel Farrell supplied the music from his real file radio show
Just a quick message to let you know the position of the datacentre after the hurricane
They went back on utility power on the 11th at approx. 8:30am EST
all system have been back to normal since then.
As some may already know, our data center is located in Florida and is in the path of Hurricane “Irma”.
We will keep the grid online as long as possible, but at first sign of any issues at the Data center we will be shutting down the servers in hopes of protecting them from damage.
We do have backups stored on Amazon and Azure, but due to the sizes of the files it would take a very long time to transfer these files back to Florida after the storm and then rebuild any damaged servers, so it would be best to try protecting them from damage in the first place.
Without being able to know what the actual impact of the storm may be, we are actively monitoring the situation with the data center and will do what is best to save the equipment.
Our plan is to leave the servers running for as long as we can.
The data center has dual backup generators with enough fuel to stay online for 2 weeks and the building is a very well constructed building rated to withstand a cat 5 hurricane. It is a multifloor building and some of our servers are on the first floor and some of our servers are on the 2nd floor.
The most serious issue we are looking at is “Storm Surge” which is expected to be between 1-3 feet at the data center. If this should happen, some of the first floor servers will be at risk of flooding and in this situation they will be shutdown if needed without warning.
Additionally, even though the data center has backup generators, power won’t do us any good without data connectivity, so if something were to happen there, we’re at the mercy of repair crews.
While we expect to keep running for as long as we can, it would be wise to expect sudden loss of service in case we need to shut down servers, or in case of damage to data lines in the area.
Community meetings resume at 1pm September 2nd
Information from Firestorm
The issue of getting “stuck initializing VFS” is the result of a lack of support offered by Intel and Windows 10. It should only be affecting the 64bit version of Firestorm. The 32bit version of Firestorm should not be affected from what other users have reported.
As of our current release, Version 5.0.7., the Firestorm developers have come up with another workaround to compensate for this lack of support. So if you are wanting to use the 64bit version of Firestorm, could you please install the current release once again http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/downloads then before launching the viewer, follow the steps on this page http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/intel_vfs
Thanks to Justyn Tyme for the information