… 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.
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 This might occur as outdated, oldfashioned to fancy modern you but trust me, I’m a jedi.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 …
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!
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.
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?