Friday, October 8, 2010
My First Hypergrid Jump
Location: Reaction Grid Main Grid & Jokaydia Grid
It is appropriate that I made my first-ever grid-to-grid jump while standing beside my favorite monment to the future. As Iggy Strangeland waited near the Trilon and Perisphere in Reaction Grid, I went to this page and, because I like the name, chose the hypergrid coordinates for “Scooter” in Jokay Wollongong’s Jokaydia Grid.
Then I clicked the teleport link and saw this familiar sight:
After clicking, the teleport proceeded normally. Though he ended up in the Western District region, Iggy Strangeland, what there is of him, made the jump with every bit of inventory intact.
And this on (ahem) a day when Second Life was not permitting logins.
I don’t yet know if my inventory would transfer to a grid beyond Reaction Grid’s universe, since Jokay leases server space from the same company. But making a jump from one grid to another, even within the same server farm, is very different from jumping from one SL region to another.
At Jokay's freebie store, I pondered how to make this poor fellow look less like he's still going to the Methadone clinic regularly.
Other than Iggy's perpetually junkie look, this is thrilling stuff, and it’s the paradigm for educators who need to link in-house clusters of servers to privately hosted ones to big public grids. This is the game-changer I’ve heard about, but it meant more.
To go somewhere and not be “Ruth” provided just the antidote to end a rather dark and angry week.
Educators, onward! It's not my kind of Rock, but cue up Boston's "Gonna hitch a ride" for some added energy.
image: GM Futurama Pin, from my collection of 1939-40 World's Fair Mementos