On the Occasion of Crashes in SL Sail Races

Peepelz …

routercat5

… this is a router … and a Cat5 or Cat6 cable.

It is your konnekshun to the interwebz and to Second Life. I know somewhere in your house or apartment you must have something like this. At least one, probably more, coz they so cheap and your ISP hands them out for fukn free. Your router werkz! I know this becoz else you wouldn’t be able to view this bloggo.

But see the that yellow thing on top of the router, the Cat5/6 cable? This is importanterer than you might know. The male plugs at each end of the cable are called RJ45.

rj45

There should be a corresponding female receptacle (jack) at your desk/laptop. If not – you’re basically fuked … or an Apple user, which is roughly the same. Use that shit to plug your lappy toppy into the router. This might occur as outdated, oldfashioned to fancy modern you but trust me, I’m a jedi. You’ll instantly notice a faster and more stable/uncrashy konnekshun. 😉

Oh, and it’s pronounced rooter. Rooter, not rowter. Comes from the French term route which means path or way and is your gateway to the international network of computers, collectively known as the internet.

The more you know, eh? 😉

And, speaking of hardware …

orcnet

This is our good old friend. OrcNet, a 300 €woolongs netbook by Acer. Can’t get much cheaper or wursterer. Can I  connect to Second Life with it? Yes, no problem when you ignore all the warnings by LL.

Should I sail in TrYC races with it?

Naaw, not entirely stupid enuff for such a stunt!

gamingpc

And this silly looking aquarium is probably a very powerful and competent Gaming PC. And very expensive, too. :/ Will it work wonders for your gameplay/survival rate in SL?

Oh yes, it will! You can bet your sweet fancy @$$ on that.

Gurlfrens, what I want to say with this post is that Second Life, even in its 87th year of existence, is still a very bleeding edge, taxing technolgy and not made for total dummies but for geeks in the first place. The fact that it is remarkably userfrenly these days shouldn’t led you to think the underlying technology doesn’t matter and you can just log in, and use it as an adult dollhouse … with cute added sailboats.

dollsailboat

No, it’s not as easy as that. The fact that you can move your selfmade avatar on a server in a far away land, and even converse with other people from even more farer awayerer shithole countries … this is still a fukn miracle. And we should treat it as that and not take everything for granted.

And then sailing on top of that wonder! And not just sailing but competitive sailing! And you don’t even care about your side of the deal, don’t give enuff of a fuk to plug in, buy decent gamer hardware and be awesome yourself???

It’s a brave new world, not for the faint of heart or stingy.

Are you up for it?

 

8 comments

  1. Probably not up for it, but that doesn’t mean I will stop you from playing your gaming games or call you down from the rigging as you sail upon the seas with the wind in your face.

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    • Haha! See, that’s the thing: My gaming rig broke and right now I only got office machines without dedicated graphics. I just don’t sail on these things. Problem solved. =^.^=

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    • According to Orca you shouldn’t survive such ordeals. 😮

      Or, yes you can play in SL and even go sailing. But it’s probably really fugly and no fun to sail under those conditions. Or did your MacBook come with a dedicated graphics chip?

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        • NOPE!

          Intel once made good CPUs (now outclassed and outpriced by AMD) but they did never care about graphics. In Intel chips we just get enough graphics power to show office documents and videos for your home entertainment system. When I log into SL the fans start spinning like crazy and my computers getting pretty hot. I once even fried an older ASUS lappy by dialing up the SL graphics to High and never cared about the motherboard starting to cook and smell funny.

          You notice a computer with graphics card / chip when it says Nvidia, Radeon or FirePro in the product’s spec sheet. Or when the machine comes with the “Gaming” moniker. 🙂
          It’s all complicated since Nvidia rarely sells their chips under their own name but sells them to “board partners” who put them into their graphic cards: Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac and other companies are building those for the consumer’s market.

          AMD has some cool compromise chips, so called APUs, which are much better than Intel’s on-board graphics, still not as powerful as dedicated graphic cards.

          In my, now defunct, SL machine I have this thing:
          http://orcasl.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-new-weapon-for-sl-adventure-starts.html
          It’s outdated by now but ok-ish for SL.

          And here’s how I failed to assemble the system:
          http://orcasl.blogspot.com/2015/03/lego-for-adults-welcome-to-reality.html

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  2. Even though my technical knowledge is not up to Linux standards, I would never attempt SL on a laptop, much less something on wifi. You’re only guaranteed to fail. I love sailing and flying. Even with a decent PC the crossings will get you now an then. Still won’t stop me from trying!

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