2018 HG: How to use the Hypergrid, with GDPR update+summary

How to use the Hypergrid, with GDPR update+summaryOpenSim is made of many grids. Many are interconnected by Hypergrid technology.  We can teleport between grids that are connected by the Hypergrid.  Handling addresses is a little more complicated and the European GDPR has forced an extra step when you first go to a grid.  Here are the details.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsHypergrid DestinationsIMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting CalendarHYPERGRID EVENTSOpenSimWorld EventsEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersPromotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’emSelby’s daily events and news collection:  Virtual worlds are real Selby’s YouTube Channel-Search this blog with the search bar, upper left.OSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Virtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid-related articles in this blog*******************************************************************************************************GDPR adds a temporary extra step to hypergriddingSome grids have to ask your permission to store information that identifies you. The first time you try to go to the grid, they will ask for permission to store:Avatar First NameAvatar Last NameAvatar UUIDCurrent IP Address (this is stored transiently, unless needed for a security reason)They will ask in a popup that looks like some thing you click on.There is a hitch You click that popup but nothing happens. (at least in Firestorm)Solution:  Right Click and open your web browser.You get a web page that tells you the information that will be stored.You agree to that storage and travel to that grid. You only have to do this once at each grid you travel to.Some grids may ask you to enter your UUID.But that is not necessary (the grid can get it), so that request will go away.Get uuid (LSL code)If you need to get your UUID, put this code in a prim.The prim will give the UUID on click to the one who clickedThanks Lisa + IMA****************************default{    touch_start(integer num_detected)    {       llInstantMessage( llDetectedKey(0), “Your UUID is “+(string) llDetectedKey(0));    }}****************************Key terms (Ctrl f to search on page with Chrome)What is the Hypergrid?What is a grid?How is HG different from Second Life?What advantages does HG offer over individual grids?What viewer do you use on the HG?How do you get onto the HG?How do you find places on the HG?How do you travel on the HG?Can you carry things with you when you travel the HG?How do you find freebies on the HG?Is there something like Linden money on the HG?How do you buy things on the HG?How do you find people on the HG? How do you get land on HG?How do you communicate on HG?What is the Hypergrid?The Opensim world has lots of grids. Each grid is an independent internet site Hypergrid is a way you can TP from one grid to another, without having to register and login to each grid.Hypergrid: SummaryWhat is a grid?The virtual lands of the Opensim community, a beginner’s guideYou know a grid as a place you log into a virtual world.  It runs software to create a virtual world for you.It runs a database to store your assets and serve them when you need them.It handles your virtual world identity, a grid map, and a database for searching.A grid may also provide a virtual currency.SL is a grid and does all of these things.How is HG different from Second Life?SL is a single grid.  HG is a collection of grids connected by a standard transfer procedure.HG allows transfer of an avatar and some possessions from one grid to another.  The grids in the HG universe are all running “sort of ” the same software.They may have different versions, different settings, different hardware.And they will not have your inventory.  While travelling the HG, you will only have what you put in your suitcase.  And anything you get will go into your suitcase.  The virtual lands of the Opensim community, a beginner’s guideWhat advantages does HG offer over individual grids?More people.  Maybe more people you know from SL.More places to explore.More events to enjoyBigger market to buy from or sell into.All without registering for another gridWhat viewer do you use on the HG?Firestorm is the viewer most widely used on HG.Firestorm by far most popular on hypergrid.Be sure to get the version marked For SL & OpensimThe version for SL alone is not going to work for you.(Neither will the SL viewer.)You can try the 64 bit version if you are using a 64 bit machine.  How do you get onto the HG?Register on some HG connected grid.FIRESTORM: Logging on to Kitely or another gridI suggest that you start in one of the larger commercial grids.See Maria’s listing: What are the best grids?The commercial grids are (need to be) the most dependable.How do you find places on the HG?Opensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid. BeatThis listHyperica DirectoryHypergrid DestinationsHow do you travel on the HG?An HG address looks like this:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Gondwana 2In World Map. paste address, next to Find. Click Find, TPCollect the landmark if you expect to go back.Travelling with Firestorm. Local, nearby, ingrid, Hypergrid, summaryFirestorm hops: Textable travel links; for the HG BeatThis list? BarelyCan you carry things with you when you travel the HG?You can usually carry things if you own them copy/transferYour suitcase. Just what you need to travel the hypergridIf your home grid does not provide a suitcase, you may be able to carry things as attachments.  How do you find freebies on the HG?Search here: Opensimworld. Destination guide for the HG Is there something like Linden money on the HG?Some grids have an internal money, but use is limited to that grid.Such money is probably not convertible to “real money.”Some grids offer Gloebit, a payment method somewhat like PaypalPaypal is often used as a source of “real money” for buying things. Paypal may be becoming the main currency of the HypergridHow do you buy things on the HG?The HG BeatThis List.  Kitely Market. One stop shopping for the HG.Can pay in  US Dollars (via Paypal) Kitely Market has tip jars that handle Paypal transactions.How do you find people on the HG? People database for HG still TBD Communities connect via Google+ Communities of the virtual worlds on Google+Many people on HG have G+ identities in their HG namesHow do you get land on HG?If you like tech, you can run a grid on your own machine: SOASThe virtual lands of the Opensim community, a beginner’s guideHow do you communicate on HG?You can send IMs  and notecards to friends on

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