UPGRADE TIME!!!

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in NewsTech Blog

On Friday November 21st at approx. 7am EST we will take the grid offline to perform an upgrade. This upgrade will include moving us to the latest code and will also bring HyperGrid to 3RG. By default, each “OWNED” region will “NOT” be HyperGrid Enabled. We will provide tools for our users to allow each […]

Patch Applied….

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Tech Blog

Yesterday, November 11th, 2014 the developers of OpenSim released a security patch which has been applied to all regions of our grid. Information about this issue as released by the developers…. “There is only one change in these releases. This is to fix an issue where llRemoteLoadScriptPin() does not treat the pin ‘0’ as an […]

Our Backup/Recovery Plan

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in Tech Blog

Due to the recent issues OsGrid had with their hard drive array, I have received many inquiries about how we would handle such a situation. Backup procedures/restorations vary from person to person, while there are many “Common” solutions, there will always be an argument about which is best. It’s like Ford is better than Chevrolet, […]

Firestorm Voice Issue……

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Viewers

In the past we’ve asked our community to disable voice if they were using the Firestorm viewer on 3rd Rock Grid. Recently, We have made some changes to our configuration to lessen the issues when using Firestorm with voice on our grid. Please continue to use the Firestorm viewer with voiced turned on, unless there […]

Server issue overnight (USA TIME)

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 in Tech Blog

We experienced an issue overnight with one of our servers which caused many regions to become unresponsive. We were able to isolate the issue, correct it and restart all regions on that server. Those regions are back online and responding normally.

Add New Events Tool Available….

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Tech Blog

We have now added the ability for our users to add his/her own events to our events calendar. Simply go to “World” on the main menu of the website and hover over “Event Calendar”… a new sub menu will appear.. “Add Grid Event”. Click “Add Grid Event”, enter the required information and click the button […]

Sit Positions after upgrade…..

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 in Tech Blog

During our previous upgrade on Dec. 26th, 2014 we decided to move back to the “Out of the box” sit positions. Several years ago the “sit” position in OpenSim was different than it is today. When the change was first made, we decided to stay with the old sit position which caused us to change […]

Troubleshooting Region Lag

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 in Tech Blog

One of the common questions and complaints is concerning region lag. There are many issues which can contribute to “Apparent” region lag: 1. Your internet connection speed 2. Your computer hardware – CPU, Ram, and Video Card 3. Number of people in your region 4. Number and type of prims in your region and surrounding […]

Upgrade Summary

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Tech Blog

On December 26th, 2013 3RG was taken offline to upgrade our version of OpenSim. 3rd Rock Grid is now running on version 7.6-Release code, but with a few custom changes. During this upgrade many other changes were made to our platform to increase our stability, performance and reliability. This upgrade combined with our other changes […]

New Website

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Tech Blog

Welcome to the new 3rd Rock Grid Website! We’ve been anticipating going live with this new site for some time but wanted to make sure all was working well before changing over. This section, “Tech Blog” is where I will keep everyone up to date on any significant changes to our systems, problems fixed, and […]

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