Virtual world citizen and explorer.

  • digitalkitten

    I have not had anytime for my website in a long time but now I am looking in to finding some new way to blog from in world. I am in Second life and on the hypergid all the time but for some reason posting is more difficult when you are used to just sap away a mess to a website. This is annoying.


    Anyway all the Opensim and Second life stuff  its now on Check it out there.

  • ridesinSL

    It seems that somehow my brain have accepted that the world I see thru the Oculus is not the real one and I do not get so sick anymore. Plastic thing the brain. So now I can go on all the great rides all around Second life. I have always loved rides. I have done all the train rides in SL and some more.

    Now going on rides are even more fun. Some scenery's are just astonishing in the Oculus.

    And yesterday I did two transports in Euro truck simulator. Before I could not take more than 5 minutes. Had some steering problems and drove up on the side of the highway. The truck leaned and I tried to hold on to not fall of. Sometimes it is just too real.

  • FlagtomaisSometimes you find a artist that you just want to show to the world. Tomais Ashdene is such a artist. In his work I find more than just pictures of the Second life world. There are stories. What happened before or what happens after. It is not just the perfection in the technical work but the way he makes the image continue to explore his virtual life and the world around him. There are many good photographers in Second life but very few that makes the pictures relevant even beyond the virtual self.

    I am happy that we can show Tomais pictures and you are all welcome this Saturday the 10 at 1pm SL time to party and meet the artist.

  • In many ways my 2014 was not a good year so i am really looking
    forward to 2015. I had to work on my artist career and could not
    spend as much time in virtual as i wanted and it was really
    frustrating. Anyhoo.


    2014 was the year i got my Oculus Rift and the virtual reality i
    had known would for ever be something totally else. Opensim and
    the Second life grid changed and now i always use it when i am in
    world. It is a totally different experience using the Oculus in
    world that i can not really describe the feeling. The only way to
    understand is to try one out. If you get a chance do it.

    Ok there are a few drawbacks. The motion sickness can be bad but i
    have learned how to use the Oculus and after a while you do not
    get sick anymore. You can not chat as usual. Linden labs viewer
    have solved some of the problems but i still can not see my
    keyboard. So voice it is. But not many use voice on the grids.

    And the viewers are not ready yet. I use the CtrlAltDel viewer
    because the Linden lab viewer have some stupid software that do not
    let you see all prims in some kind of attempt to speed up the
    viewer. Please take that out or let me decide what i want to see in
    a scene. But the Linden lab viewer on the other hand have solved
    the user interface very nice.

    When i visit a place i want to see everything in the fantastic builds around Second life and the hypergrid. This year i am buying a super duper graphics card just for this.

    This year i am not going to obsess on the real life artworks that much and spend some more time on the grids. I may even come up with some new products if there is a way to manage the very stupid new EU tax laws. Yes i confess i am also in it for the money. A artist life is both poor and boring. Some cash makes it more fun. But over all the exploring of virtual hardware and software is the most exciting for me.

    The Opensim conference was a great success. Once more. It is nice to meet other fellow enthusiasts and have a chat. I do not know if we are a elite in the virtual worlds or just a bunch of wackos? Future will tell. It was fun.

    The OSgrid went down and never came up. So I created my own hypergrid. And soon realized that I have no time to run my own grid. The islands on the OSgrid was up for months and I had them for years with out much work. So I hope the guys get it up running again. I will be back.

    And 2worlds2go is another project I miss treated 2014. It is going in all kinds of directions with Second life, The gallery, Opensim and my flight simulation. If it is going to work I have to focus and start working together with other designers. I always meet great designers in Second life that like to work with their designs but do not have the time and skills to run a company or even want to. There is a business idea in here somewhere. I am down sizing somewhat. I have a real life company too. Everything takes time.

    So for all you out there in virtual lala land. This will be the
    best year ever. See you around the grids.

  • latestfssetup

    After many tests to try and figure out how to use flight simulator 2004 without the program crashing on finals I think I found a way.


    FS9 is not compatible with Win 7 and I just could not use it when I never knew if it would crash or not so measures had to be taken.


    I found a old computer and did a new install of Win XP and FS9. I installed the same add on scenery and my fav Flight1 ATR-72 500. A complicated plane for any computer to run. But it works in XP and not Win 7. I can still crash the FS software if I open and close a lot of windows. Suspect memory leak somewhere.


    If I keep to the 3D cockpit and open the windows I need once it is really good. I have made many flights now and no crashes.


    But I wanted to use my Win 7 machine to so I bought Wideview again. I used to have a license but I have no idea where it is. It is a great piece of software. I use it to run a second copy of FS9 on my work machine. It makes FS9 run in slew mode and that do not crash the software. So here I have two side views. Great for taxi and looking out when flying. I cant see other VATSIM traffic on the side views. For that I have to use FSX I suspect and I have to buy a second copy of it. That will be my next project as soon as I get my wings on VATSIM. 

  • buildaworld

    I have been doing a lot of research into virtual worlds and building and running some Opensim islands for many years. I have a virtual company that maybe should start to develop a new world. . Maybe, I am not that good programmer.

    So what should a new world look like?

    I have had a lot of inspiration from Opensim and Second life of course. Looking at statistics. Not many people around the world have the imagination for virtual world living. It’s a few present. It will grow.But slowly.

    So nr 1: A new world should not be a toy. Running it on Ipads, webpages and android? No virtual worlds needs power and complicated software. PC and game consoles. Virtual worlds are only for the few so why bother with apps? People interested will buy a good machine.Leave the rest.

    Things that was cool in the beginning.

    Nr 2. No flying, no things hanging in the air, real physics. I think lot of the success of World of warcraft is that it is a world you can relate to. It looks real and feels real.The magic is optional. When thing do not work as in the real world it just gets us confused.

    Nr 3: Landmass (this is technical) The land must be in the viewer. You could have updates. But putting it on your computer makes it very much more usable. You can drive and walk on it and it is better for ….

    Takes us to

    Nr 4: Physics. Also on your computer. Put it on the server is just stupid. It is your choice if your plane or sailboat should be real or maybe easier. Not everybody is a pilot or a captain. Physics is maybe the most complicated to implement.

    Things I was totally wrong about.

    Nr 5: Everybody should be able to build. I thought mesh would be a great thing in SL. I was wrong. It is to complicated. Why not use many more basic objects. They are very good for download times. Mesh,UVs are for pro´s. After mesh several great designer quit SL. Everybody should be able to create.

    Nr 6: Gaming. Could work. But a virtual world is not a game. If you want MMOs there are many others to go to.


    Of course all the thing we already do in virtual worlds. But partying and chatting gets boring after a few years. I think if you get people the ability to create they will do so. And it must be a open system for add-ons and plugins. I would really like t see what everybody will create in a real world. All the auto manufacturers came to SL but when the cars never worked it was bad marketing and they left. I have a game that is a dream for a car brand. And they are all there. What about a world like that?

    And I think the idea to rent out land is dead. I think that the virtual world company's running the worlds can rent out land but the virtual world creation company must get another line of income.

    Some thinking about what a world would look like.

    Hope more to come.

  • pilot_002

    Today I was doing my usual flights. Morning from ESSV to ESSB and afternoon back again.


    This morning FS9 crashed to desktop twice. So I did a hunt for bugs and it seems that the flight computer on my Flight1 ATR-72 crash FS on Win 7.


    So I decided to do the afternoon flight without the FMC and as the ATR-72 have no GPS it would be some real flying.


    I filed my flight plan and went to work. But when I logged in to VATSIM I saw that I was going to fly in controlled airspace for the first time. Not really prepared for that.


    It is just to do it and it went so and so but I learned a lot. As I have FSinn on a second computer and I did not get voice to work there was a lot moving around in the cockpit. Fortunately not much traffic so I did get a lot of help from ATC. Happy about that. It is not that easy with all the software. I can do the flying but the rest is new to me. It is totally different from the automatic ATC in FS. But more fun.


    And FS did not crash. And I got a voice to work in the end so next time I hope for better flying. 

  • Todays flight worked very well. NO SIMULATOR CRASH. And my new plane ATR 72-500 worked without a glitch.

    I have move FSinn to another computer. I suspect that all changing off windows did eat up some memory and made Flight simulator 9 to crash.

    Have to see what happens in the future. Now I have to do some reading to learn the new airplane. The story continues.


    Less cluttered cockpit environment. Landing at Bromma.

  • finalsBromma

    Landing at ESSB Bromma Stockholm.


    Now I have done several flights in uncontrolled airspace and it works good. I tried several different hardware settings with add-ons and it have not worked very well. FS crashed several times on finals and that is no fun at all. So now I am running just a FS2004. I have FSX to but when you need to do minor adjustments when landing it does not work well. I am running the simulators on a 8 core machine with a mid range NVIDIA card and it still is not enough.


    As I like to fly in Sweden and only use prop planes I can use the excellent free airports from RB design/Swedflight It is nice to taxi on a well done airport.


    So next up is controlled airspace and maybe get the voice to function. And I will try to move FSinn to a second computer. There are to many windows to keep track of right now and maybe it will be easy to get voice to work as well.

    Still figure everything out. Jets are far away Ler.

  • firstflight

    Safely landed at ESSB Bromma Stockholm

    My first flight was somewhat of a adventure. First the computer that the instruments where on did not work when I was ready to taxi, Quick change. Then departure went very well and flying to Trosa was also ok. Made some errors on ATC when my connection did not work. Wanted to do a STAR approach to the airport. It was ok in the beginning but then it all went sideways.

    Could not find the airport. I have done this flight simulated a few times to learn but connected to the network everything changes and gets more “real”. I never even thought of taking up the GPS to look where I was. I was so set on doing it on instruments. And the the ILS on the instruments computer did not work so I was kind of lost. Looking around I could se I had missed my approach, so I picked my self up and did a GO AROUND. Lucky the weather was great in Stockholm so second time around i made a VFR. Not the greatest but I landed on the runway on time.

    I think a few people came on to see the crazy woman. But I was so occupied landing I did not care. It was great fun and I cant wait for the next time. I be better.

  • DSC09890

    My interest in flying started when I as a child used to play around and in the airplanes at the old Malmoe airport, Bulltofta. And we were flying Cessnas a lot. I wanted to be a pilot but life took another path.

    After many years out of the fly zone I have found my way back to simulated flying. I have been flying around the world since my first software on the Commodore 64. I have over 50 different types of flight software for all kinds of machines.

    But it have all been just for fun until now. I found VATSIM and there have been a lot happening with simulated flying. Internet and powerful home PC. Network Flying is another thing.


    These guys mean business so I have yet to do my first flight in the network. Reading up and listening in. And I have found that my PC setup does not work when you are trying on a approach to a busy airport. Need to rethink my cockpit.

    But it is a lot of fun and sooner or later you see me with the other pilots roaming the sky.

  • Sitting on chimney
    The big question have been when are virtual worlds really make a break through. I do not think it is going to be 2014. No new worlds are around the corner. No big updates. Many online games are fighting to survive and Second life gets smaller and smaller. Cloud party and There have very few people online and the Opensim grids are big but empty.
    Many people believe that the Oculus Rift will be the next big thing. I think it will change and expand our way to use computers but only for hardcore gamers and there will be applications we have not seen yet. For virtual worlds my guess is as good as yours. The user interface must be totally redesigned and you need a Kinect or a Leap motion to really get it going. That’s a lot of hardware and I really do not think that the average user will  get all the stuff and then learn how to use it. By the way I will get all the stuff.
    The Opensim conference was a great success and all the enthusiasts was there. Opensim is a great way to start a world and the people behind it does a great job but Opensim grids are far less visited than Second life. The builds are in some cases good but not even close to some of the best in SL. I find that when people get there own island they have no idea what to do with it. 2worlds2go have a island on the OSgrid. It have been running for years but not many people visit it. More now as we have a hypergrid port. I also made several islands for download on and today they have been downloaded 210 times. This is not a virtual revolution.
    Will virtual worlds go away? No I do not think so. I just joined the Vatsim network. I want to learn how to fly my virtual plane in a more realistic virtual world. It all builds on a very old software Flight simulator 2004. But there are when I am write this 644 people online flying all over the world. There are thousands of plane and airports to download on the net and company´s and a community still making new software to expand the possibilities of virtual flying.
    This is the way forward. A community and company´s expanding the original software. Linden lab will sooner or later find Second life to be a failing income and scrap the servers but virtual worlds will live on. Virtual worlds are a social experiment and have a loud and lively community. I see a lot of great builds and a area that works is art. I visit gallery´s that I could never go to in RL. It have expanded my life and I hope it will do so even in the future. But I do not think 2014 will be the big break. Just another year with hard work.
  • After a nice vacation I am back in front of my computer and in Second life again. A big rebuild of my network and some hotting up my workstation, and I am ready for a new year in the virtual world business.


    I did some exploring. Seeing old places I like. One of them is this harbor. It used to be full of boats. There is a slow drain of people in SL or nobody have money in this economy.  I really hope the day comes when this place is full of boats again.

    I am working on some kind of specification of what a virtual world needs and testing different software to see if it possible to build a world.

    Opensim looks best but there are other ways to start at world. I can write software so maybe add to Opensim or maybe write something of my own.

    The work continues and I feel that 2013 can be a very exciting year.

  • 2worlds city and the airport are now ready for download. Finally. Please report bugs and other stuff to the gamemaster.

  • Mesh the new thing by SL explorer
    Mesh the new thing, a photo by SL explorer on Flickr.

    Now when i have repaird the servers and can work again i have time for some exploring. Checking out new meshes. It will change SL with some nice artworks. But it is difficult to work with mesh creation programs but easyer than sculpts. I think prims will be around for some time. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • All kinds of new things to do with a camera. Using different lenses as the ones i have in real life. And changing the use of shadows and lights. Really like the new viewers. I have to because the Linden lab viewer do not work at all on my computer. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • newnilsart

    Finally I found some nice land to rent for the Nilsart gallery and the new building is taking shape. This time it is going to be a super modern Scandinavian building with interior of light wood and concret.

    A shop and a exhibition area in nice size. The first Nilsart gallery was very very big and I have learned that it is very difficult to get that many pieces for a exhibition.

    I hope it  is going to be ready after the weekend. I have to go and see some RL exhibitions to so I build when I have the time.

    Now I have to think about new gallery stuff again.

  • Bluemarsexhib

    I visited a exhibition are in Blue Mars and the graphics are so good that you feel like on a real life exhibition. To show of products and information Blue Mars is a lot better than Second life but the areas download time was 40 minutes. That’s way to long. More products even longer download times.

    Second life buy the Cryengine 2 make the world a more beautiful place.

  • This weekend I am putting in a new server. And to do this I have to close much of the network. Some websites and the Island on the OSgrid will be down from time to time.

    The bright side is that this new one have some more space for developing and capacity for more websites.

    As it is a developer server I am moving the digital artists network so I can run backups and get some more space for stuff. Some new joomlapolis community software wiki and forums moving to.


    But the weekend will be shakey.

  • So you are bored?
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    Take a train ride. The ticket is 10L and it lasts for 24 hours. If you are like me and love trains both in RL and SL. I think i like train rides because my grand parents took me one a lot of them when i was a child. Anyway its slow, no action, just hang out of the window. Yes i own a copy of Train simulator. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Walked in to a photo exhibition
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    I traveled to see a fellow photographer, Special Jewell. Som very nice SL photographs. So good i had to buy one. The one behind me. Special have found a new way to look at SL photography and i find that it makes me happy. So back home to my place to find a wall for my new art piece. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Today i am in Mexico
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    On my forever world tour i made a small stop in Mexico. I have made a camera that i bring along on my shoulder. Its a copy of my old Olympus from RL. But i think i have to do a new one. Maybe with some photografer animations. I just want the best. From cyberserenity Vella via

  • Tourist in SL
    Originally uploaded by nikki_webmistress

    As i really do not have time for RL travel right now. It is great to be a tourist in SL. Found this nice Monestary. And now i am off to some nice village by the sea. Wonder if i can find a nice restaurant? From cyberserenity Vella via

  • internalgrid

    //My Ruth on the internal grid.//

    So much work so little time. What is happening at 2worlds2go this year?

    First of all i have found a new spot in Second life for the Nilsart gallery. The building is almost ready and i am trying to find a new exhibition to start up the gallery.

    All the websites are slowly taking new shapes and i publish them as they get ready.

    All the Linux OpenSUSE servers are now running 11.2 except one that refuses to upgrade. I do not know why?? On the Linux servers are also several new Opensim islands that form our development grid that is accessible thru a vpn line for all developers and testers.

    The OSgrid server and island have been working for several month know and the 2worlds city are ready for publishing and free download.

    A new purchase of a game system for MMO. And a lot of mySQL work for testing the new system. Its like a small World of warcraft with a downloadable client. Its a show off for this year.

    And of course Second life. Some more serious work with products for business development and sales. Stores and malls as a building block system. I really want to make shopping in SL more fun and look better.

    And of course some new photo work with ads to follow. And the new fashion label Rebecca de Milneaux the first store is ready:: products to follow.

    When all this is out of the way i really hope to have some time for Art space magazine. And my IRL company too.

    I think that sometime during 2010 2worlds2go have to employ some more Second lifers or IRL people. I am pushing 12-15 hour days right now and i can not keep it up forever.

    I think we are on a roll and i am really looking forward to a new fresh year.

    Lets all go virtual.

  • I bought a copy of Everquest II yesterday and it got me thinking about why I have to go to my game store to buy a MMO. When I have installed the thing it starts to update itself for a few hours. I have to download the complete game again. Why did I have to go to the store at all if I have to download it from the net anyway. This business model makes me kind of angry. Are the game company’s making me pay several times for the same game?

    The more social MMO´s are free to download. Second life, There and others. But when I want to kill goblins I have to take a trip to my nearest game store. Of course there is Entropia. Maybe I just stick to killing strange animals and explore.

  • New year at the gallery.
    Its time to find a new exhibition in the Cetus gallery and wish everybody a new great art year. This is my first post from inside of Second life just hope it works.

  • If you want to see some very nice light sculptures you can go to The Bluffs Nature Preserve. There are many around Second life but i really liked this ones.
    And once again its art competition at Dreams. This year i try to do some new digital 3D art piece or something. I have not decided yet. See you there. Slurl will follow when i am ready.
  • Will Second life expand in a declining US economy? Is it possible to develop a very complicated piece of software? And make it more complex, and then survive the bug and dollar cost. Maybe and maybe not.

    In my studio.
    I am working with several new pieces of software for 3D and programming. I really hope to make some fantastic new stuff this year.
    Dark basic professional with all the plug ins.
    And a lot of new design stuff.
    See you in all virtual worlds.

My work

My work is mostly experimental. I always want to know what happens if you put this thing on this one. Will there be some great art then?

I have worked forever trying to find what art is all about and new media and computers are one of my greatest friends. Hacking art and soceity to find the basic code behind it all. I use  my knowledge of building hardware and writing software to do experiments in digital art and research our lifes and death.


The creation process is the same if you paint or use digital media. My work spans a lot of areas. Sometimes maybe they are to many. After art school i started out as a painter but i quickly got in to computers and the Internet. I still like to work with digital media. Exploring virtual worlds and create art for the web and games. Today i got the Oculus rift that makes it possible to bee in a alternate reality. I think art willl never be the same.

Light test for painting

I do a lot of graphic design for digital media in gaming and virtual worlds. And i love the digital camera. I do not have to work in a smelly darkroom anymore if i do not want to. I do many purely digital pictures in software and as a photographer at the hypergrid. And i also have a gallery there where i can show of my work. It is all net, servers and streaming information.


The road is open.


The work continues.

Art space Magazine

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  • Grid jump to Tranquility Welcome

    After finishing work on the servers and got them going again. Hypergrid up by the way. I had to do a jump.

    Today it is Tranquility Welcome. Never been to this grid before. Found stuff i wanted but don´t know what currency to use. That is annoying.

    But all in all a nice visit.

  • Once more partying in Second life.

    Long time since i where out partying in Second life. But i had really a good time and i where up way to late as the Dj just keept on playing. Second life is still fun. But i have to move again as more and more islands disapper. Well yesterday where all about fun.

  • Euro truck simulator 2, TruckersMP, VorpX, Oculus rift

    Finally I got some of my hardware to work and I have had a fun afternoon honking at trucks while driving slowly in my new car around Scandinavia. The landscape is just beautiful and the roads nice. I will have some coffee and then it is onward to the continent.

    This is so much fun.