Kayaker Magic @KayakerMagic

California Offline

Software developer retired to the Metaverse

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Joined 5 years ago

About Myself

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My Interests

I'm in-world mostly to script but have been learning to make mesh on Blender

Music I Like

KDA

Films I Like

The Abyss

Books I Like

Snow Crash

My Heroes

Richard Feinman, Freeman Dyson, Willard Bascome

OpenSim Version

Bleeding edge 0.9.2 Yeti with YEngine

Viewer Version

FireStorm

Hardware

I have two servers in my barn running OpenSim on Ubuntu Linux, a Dell T1400 server tower and a recycled Gateway FX gaming computer. I run FireStorm on another Gateway FX gaming computer running Ubuntu desktop with an nvidia 1070 graphics card.

My Regions

Bathurst
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The legendary Bathurst Raceway, re-created by the legendary Tenbears Running. Race tracks, drag racing, timing gates to measure your times to the nearest 100th of a second. Many cars to try out.
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Pirate Town
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Arcadia Assylum's Pirate Town, from the Aurora Storm Haven OAR. Everything here is free to copy, may never be sold. If something is not "everyone may copy", contact Kayaker Magic and I'll fix it.
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Pangaea
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Blender classes, shooting range, bow and arrow, rifles, pistols, cannon, huntable dinosaurs, white water river, Pandoran flora and fauna. Don't get the T-Rex mad and don't click on the electric fence.
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Spirit Rock Ranch
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Adventure region, horseback riding, surfing, dune buggies, wind surfing.
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Panthalassa
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Mostly water for sailing events
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Activity

Bathurst Race
Where: Bathurst
When: in 17 days [6 Nov 2021 09:30 SLT]

The Discovery Adventure this Saturday morning has been moved to the Bathurst Raceway. We have new race-car scripts tuned to work well here. Come and help us try them out! Lots of free cars to try with different open source scripts.
There is a different adventure every Saturday morning in Discovery Grid: Horseback riding, surfing, sailing, BIG GAME hunting, archery and more!

Rat Attack!
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 4 days ago [16 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

Start your weekend with an adventure!
This week the Lost World Safari Lodge is infested with rats! They are getting into everything and even crawling up the walls and ceiling. They will even attack you and cause damage if you are wearing a meter! Come help me clear out the infestation. The most fun way to get rid of rats is to shoot them! I recommend a bow and arrow indoors and you can get one outside the door.
A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, sailing, BIG GAME hunting, horsesback riding, kayaking and more!

Archery Contest
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 11 days ago [9 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

Start your weekend with an adventure!
Try out your skill on the archery range. Since it is almost Halloween, a few zombies may foolishly shamble in front of the targets, extra points if you can take them down.
A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, sailing, BIG GAME hunting, horsesback riding, kayaking and more!

Zombie Apocalypse!
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: in 10 days [30 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

This Saturday's adventure is a ZOMBIE HUNT! Spirit Rock Ranch will be over-run with zombies and it is up to you to come help stem the invasion! Weapons provided at the shooting range. Remember, only a head shot can permanently put down a zombie! There are a few zombies wandering around the region already, pick up a weapon at the shooting range and practice any time before the event.
A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, sailing, BIG GAME hunting, horseback riding, kayaking and more!

Blender Bytes, Blender Class
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: in 3 hours [20 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

Come learn Blender one little bite at a time.
By special request I'm going to talk about how to make animesh this week.
I've created a YouTube channel with some of the beginner stuff the way I teach it. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5IheM2z1E9P5IhT9yjjNiw/p...
Bring your Blender questions or problems, we'll try to answer them, and I'll give a short beginner lesson or two.
Class is held almost every Wednesday at 9:30AM, you must be able to hear voice to get the instruction, a Blender screen is shared on a media prim and on a WEB page (using Screen Leap).

Easy Sailing Cruise
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 18 days ago [2 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

I'll be your captain, trim the sails, and take you on a cruise of some of the public oceans on Discovery Grid. I'm combining all my 4x4 vars into one 8x8 so my demo boat dock has moved, I'm still exploring my new neighborhood and you can come along for the ride!
A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, sailing, BIG GAME hunting, horesback riding, kayaking and more!

Come Fly a Kite!
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 3 months ago [10 Jul 2021 09:30 SLT]

Saturday morning at 9:30AM I will be flying my stunt and parafoil kites over the dunes. One free kite of your choice to try out and take home. (A $3 value!) If you have any other kites that work in OpenSim, bring it along! It occurred to me that the top of the dune behind the surfing beach in region Spirit Rock Ranch (Discovery Grid) was the perfect place to fly kites.

Live Singing in the Grand Ballroom of the Titanic
Where: Panthalassa
When: 4 months ago [21 Jun 2021 18:00 SLT]

Rogue Galaxy will come and sing for us! Then at 7:00 PM the Titanic will break in half and sink for our amusement! Dress in your best period outfit and enjoy dancing in the ballroom before it is too late!

Sink the Titanic
Where: Panthalassa
When: 5 months ago [5 Jun 2021 09:30 SLT]

There hasn't been an event on the Titanic in a while, and bit rot has set in on some of the scripts. A few iceburgs have wandered off, not all the sounds can be heard. I have to blow the dust off the scripts and make sure everything is working. Come help me test the event. Let's see how many times we can sink the Titanic in one hour!
Discovery Adventure Morning. Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid, a different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, horseback riding, big game hunting etc.

Jet Cruise
Where: Pangaea
When: 5 months ago [29 May 2021 09:30 SLT]

Did you know Discovery Grid has over 100 ocean regions? over 300 square kilometers of water to sail or fly over? This Saturday I'll fly over as much of the ocean as I can reach in one hour and you can come along for the ride. Plenty of seats in my Ocean Engineering Leer Jet with a flight script by Balpien Hammerer.
A different adventure almost every Saturday at 9:30AM. Start you weekend surfing, horseback riding, archery, BIG GAME hunting, kayaking, sailing, etc.

Surf Contest with Cash Prizes in Gloebits
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 7 months ago [27 Mar 2021 09:30 SLT]

Ride the 8 meter waves and test your skill on a surfboard. Cash prizes to first and second place. Demo boards provided on the beach, come by any time and practice before the event.

Blender Bytes, Blender Class
Where: Pangaea
When: 21 days ago [29 Sep 2021 09:30 SLT]

"Bytes" means small lessons in Blender that you can learn to jump into Blender, do one useful thing, and then get out of Blender.
I've created a YouTube channel with some of the beginner stuff the way I teach it. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5IheM2z1E9P5IhT9yjjNiw/p...
Bring your Blender questions or problems, I have a short lesson in how to not get confused by the multiple modes of Blender's user interface.
Class is held almost every Wednesday at 9:30AM, you must be able to hear voice to get the instruction, a Blender screen is shared on a media prim and on a WEB page (using Screen Leap).

Archery Contest
Where: Pangaea
When: 7 months ago [20 Mar 2021 09:30 SLT]

Start your weekend with a different adventure every Saturday morning at 9:30AM. This Saturday's adventure is an archery contest. Test your skill against your friends at the 40 meter target range. Two heats, beginner (easy arrows that go straight) and advanced (arrows fall with gravity). Prizes in gloebits for first place in each heat. Come by anytime before the event and practice with the demo bows. Come back every Saturday for a different adventure every time. Surfing, sailing, big game hunting (REALLY BIG GAME) kayaking, dune buggy racing, etc.

Blender Class.
Where: Pangaea
When: 7 months ago [17 Mar 2021 09:30 SLT]

"Bytes" means little useful things you can do easily with Blender. With the goal of learning Blender one little byte at a time. Sometimes Ada Radius comes and teaches us armatures, clothing, rigging, weight painting and other advanced topics. The teachers will be talking on voice, you will at least need to hear it to attend. I will share my Blender screen on ScreenLeap, you can watch on a prim-in-world or get better resolution on a browser on your monitor.

Casual Sailing Cruise
Where: Panthalassa
When: 7 months ago [13 Mar 2021 09:30 SLT]

Come crew on one of my sailboats! I'll be your captain and do the hard work of trimming the sails and navigating. Some of the seats will animate you to hike out and help keep the boat from falling over. (Which never happens!). I have not done a cruise since Discovery Grid switched to YEngine and region crossinss are supposed to be smoother. Let's try it out and explore some of the extensive oceans on this grid! You don't have to learn to sail, just enjoy the ride. (If too many people show up to fit on one boat, I'll need experienced sailors to volunteer to captain more sailboats).

Horseback Riding Allong the Beach
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: in 3 days [23 Oct 2021 09:30 SLT]

Join me for a pleasant horseback ride through the Coppery Hollow horse trails, across the dunes and along the 2 kilometer beach on Spirit Rock Ranch. The region got re-organized and I thought the horse trails were lost, but the scenic parts (designed by Sy Celina) are still here! Horses provided, or bring your own.

This week special guest lecturer Ada Radius will continue a 4 part (or more?) series of classes about making clothing. Last Wednesday we spent the whole class showing how to set up Blender for rigging. This week we should actually get started with topology, UV mapping, BoM and then rigging. Or any other clothing topics the students ask about.
Blender Bytes class every Wednesday morning in Discovery Grid.

This week special guest lecturer Ada Radius will start a 4 part (or more?) series of classes about making clothing, starting with topology, UV mapping, BoM and then rigging. Or any other clothing topics the students ask about.
Blender Bytes class every Wednesday morning in Discovery Grid.

WindSurfer Races, prizes to first and second place
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 3 months ago [17 Jul 2021 09:30 SLT]

The windsurf boards are one of the most exiting vehicles to ride in the Metaverse! They can also surf the waves and easily 'catch air' off them. However when racing, the waves often get in the way! Come race around the course against the clock and each other. Cash prizes in DC$ for the fastest racers. The local DC$ currency can now be exchanged at Podex terminals for other currencies and cash).

Blender Bytes, Blender Class
Where: Pangaea
When: 9 months ago [27 Jan 2021 09:30 SLT]

This week Ada Radius will talk about her new armature for avatars and rigged clothing.
Ada has been fixing bugs in the SL/OpenSim armatures and working to find ways to rig avatars and clothing in Blender without using expensive plug-ins. She recently renamed the volume bones and rearranged the hierarchy so that left to right is consistent, so Blender symmetry works with it. And is oddly less buggy in areas that have nothing to do with symmetry. She added a nondeforming PelvisChild bone so we can rotate something to test mPelvis weights.

Adventure Slide Show: Loon Lake
Where: Pangaea
When: 2 months ago [21 Aug 2021 09:30 SLT]

Come sit in the Lost World Safari Lodge in-world and watch a slide show about a trip 17 years ago when I dragged my kayak over a mountain from Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake in the Sierra Mountains of California. I was just back there this weekend and took a few pictures of what it looks like now with smoke from all the fires nearby. Comments about each slide will be given in voice. Soak in the Anti-Grav Hot Tub afterwards.
A different adventure every Saturday at 9:30AM. Start you weekend surfing, horseback riding, archery, BIG GAME hunting, kayaking, sailing, etc.
Usually we do an in-world adventure every Saturday morning, surfing, kayaking, archery, horseback riding etc. But this time we are taking a break to sit in front of the fire and enjoy watching adventure photographs. Learn the answer to the question: Why does Kayaker call himself that?

Adventure Slide Show: Kayaking Baja
Where: Pangaea
When: 11 months ago [28 Nov 2020 09:00 SLT]

Come sit and relax in the lodge to watch an adventure slide show this Saturday morning. Why does he call himself "Kayaker"? Mister Magic will present a slide show from one of his kayak expeditions in RL. He has kayaked in many remote locations around the world. The slide show will be presented in-world on a prim upstairs in the Lost World Safari Lodge.
Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid. A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, hunting. You are welcome to follow the link here and practice before each event.

Blender Bytes, Blender Class
Where: Pangaea
When: 11 months ago [11 Nov 2020 10:00 SLT]

Blender Bytes: A Blender class every Wednesday morning at 10:00AM. "Bytes" means little things you can learn to get into Blender, do some quick change, and get out without being a Power User. This week come watch me try to learn to make animation files in Blender. Or get pieces of avatar bodies to load to make costume parts. Last week Ada radius taught us how to save rigged bodies without needing Avastar, November 18th she is coming back to talk about weight editing.

Blender Bytes class: Life without Avastar
Where: Pangaea
When: 12 months ago [4 Nov 2020 15:57 SLT]

This week’s class has a special guest lecturer Ada Radius, who worked on the Ruth & Roth project. This is a bit of an advanced topic for us , but Ada is going to talk about armatures, rigging, mesh clothing and bodies. Because of an unholy alliance between Avastar and Linden Labs, anybody who made mesh clothing or bodies had no choice but to buy a copy of Avastar. Since Blender 2.8 came out, it is possible to make rigged mesh without an expensive (and buggy) plugin. Ada will show us the first few steps of this process.
Every Wednesday at 10:00AM we meet for a class in little things (bytes) you can use Blender for without having to be a power user of this powerful program. You will need Blender 2.8 or better and the ability to listen to voice. I'll be sharing my Blender screen on Screen Leap, which you can watch on a regular browser. I can put it on a media prim in-world, but you will get a better picture with a browser, especially if you can put it on a separate monitor.

Kayak Surfing Contest
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 12 months ago [7 Nov 2020 09:00 SLT]

Kayak Surfing Contest with cash prizes this week. Kayaks and paddles provided. Come by Spirit Rock Ranch anytime to practice on the 8 meter waves! Cash prizes in Gloebits to first and second place.
Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid. A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, horseback riding, sailing, hunting.

Halloween Zombie Apocalypse
Where: Pangaea
When: 12 months ago [31 Oct 2020 09:00 SLT]

Halloween is almost here! So this Saturday morning we are fighting off a ZOMBIE HORDE! Weapons provided: rifles, pistols, bow and arrow. The cannon don't work well on zombies because only a head shot takes them down permanently. Show up any time to practice on the shooting range.
Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid. A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, horseback riding, sailing, hunting.

Dune Buggy Race
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 3 months ago [31 Jul 2021 09:30 SLT]

This week we return to the Dune 2000 race. Race a Quad ATV or a Jeep across the dune field and along the beach. Cash prizes for first and second place.
Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid. A different adventure every Saturday morning, archery, surfing, horseback riding, sailing, hunting.

Zombie Apocalypse
Where: Pangaea
When: 1 years ago [17 Oct 2020 09:00 SLT]

It is getting close to Halloween, so join us for a Zombie Apocalypse! Choose a weapon from the shooting range and help save region Pangaea from an invasion of the undead!

CLAN LIVE at Pirate Town
Where: Pirate Town
When: 1 years ago [19 Sep 2020 13:30 SLT]

It's national Talk Like A Pirate day, like that's a thing.. LOL -- Join Clan and Clan's Band for an hour and a half of great music and scenery curated by the equally infamous Kayaker Magic. All the scenery (created by Arcadia Asylum) is free to pirate ;)

Casual Cruise
Where: Panthalassa
When: 1 years ago [12 Sep 2020 09:00 SLT]

Join us on a casual cruise on the huge oceans of Discovery Grid. Put a boat in your suitcase and bring it with you, any type motor or sail. Don't have a boat? Try out a demo boat or just catch a ride on a boat piloted by someone else.

Steampunk Steam Bike Race
Where: Panthalassa
When: 1 years ago [5 Sep 2020 09:00 SLT]

Race against the clock and each other in a figure 8 through Standing Stone Passage and around the Titanic. Steam bikes provided. Cash prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Horseback Barrel Race
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 2 months ago [7 Aug 2021 09:30 SLT]

Compete for the best time around the barrels at region Spirit Rock Ranch on Discovery Grid.. You must use one of the horses provided. You are timed by race gates to the nearest 100th of a second. Cash prizes in The local currency, but Podex can now transfer those to your home grid!
A different adventure almost every Saturday at 9:30AM. Start you weekend surfing, horseback riding, archery, BIG GAME hunting, kayaking, sailing, etc.

Surf Contest
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 1 years ago [1 Aug 2020 09:00 SLT]

Ride the waves for cash prizes at region Spirit Rock Ranch surfing beach on Discovery Grid. Surfboards provided on the beach. Cash prizes of 500 and 250 gloebits for the first and second place surfers. You will be given points for form while paddling out through the waves, length of ride, width of ride, time standing on the board, shooting the tube, carving turns, catching air, performing tricks on the board. The scores from the judge (Kayaker Magic) are final.

Kraken Hunt
Where: Panthalassa
When: 1 years ago [25 Jul 2020 09:00 SLT]

Chase a Kraken around the region and try to kill it with your cannon. Beware, the Kraken fights back and may sink your ship! Bring an SPD compatible ship or use one of my Pirate Gunships. (The Gunships have a steam engine and don't require you learn to trim the sails).

Ocean Cruise
Where: Panthalassa
When: 1 years ago [18 Jul 2020 09:00 SLT]

Explore some of the extensive oceans of Discovery Grid. Sit back and relax, I will be your pilot, taking care of raising, lowering and trimming the sails, tacking into the wind, inflating the spinnaker and navigating the course. I have a tour boat that seats 7 and if more people show up I'll be asking for volunteers to pilot another.

Zombie Apocalypse
Where: Pangaea
When: 1 years ago [11 Jul 2020 09:00 SLT]

No prizes, no scoring, just help me rid my region of these pesky zombies. Lots of demo weapons available to shoot with or bring your own.

Repeat of the Sinking of the Titanic.
Where: Panthalassa
When: 1 years ago [6 Jul 2020 18:00 SLT]

A repeat of the Ballroom Dancing in the Grand Salon of the Titanic. At the end of the evening, the ship will strike an iceberg, break in half and sink for your amusement! Souvenir life jackets available.

Mechanical Bronco Contest, Cash Prizes!
Where: Pangaea
When: 1 years ago [20 Jun 2020 09:00 SLT]

Try your skill to see how long you can ride the Mechanical Bronco at different speeds! 1000 gloebits to first place at the difficult level! The Secret is out! The new Mechanical Bronco was unveiled at the Virtual Seattle Pop Up Market in Discovery Grid. Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid, a different adventure every Saturday morning, sailing, archery, surfing, horseback riding, big game hunting etc. Start your weekend with an adventure in Discovery Grid, a different adventure every Satu

Rifle Marksmanship Contest, Cash Prizes
Where: Pangaea
When: 1 years ago [13 Jun 2020 09:00 SLT]

Compete to be the best marksman with a rifle at 50 meters at the shooting range on region Pangaea on Discovery Grid. First place cash prize in skilled mode of 1000 Gloebits, second place prize of 500 gloebits. Show up any time and practice with the supplied guns.

Steeplechase with cash prizes
Where: Spirit Rock Ranch
When: 1 years ago [6 Jun 2020 09:00 SLT]

Compete for the best time around the steeplechase (racing horses around an obstacle course jumping fences) at region Spirit Rock Ranch on Discovery Grid. You must use one of the horses provided. First place cash prize of 1000 Gloebits, but there is a catch: You must beat my time! Yes, I wrote the scripts in the horses and the race gates, what is your point? Second place prize of 500 gloebits. Seriously you could beat my time by visiting the region, learning to control the horses, running the course and prac

Compete for the best time around the course in a windsurfer at region Spirit Rock Ranch on Discovery Grid. The windsurfers can ride the waves, but usually waves just get in the way. Windsurfers provided on the beach. First place cash prize of 1000 Gloebits, but there is a catch: I am the greatest windsurfer on the Meteverse and you must beat my time! Yes, I wrote the scripts in the windsurfers and the race gates, what is your point? Second place prize of 500 gloebits. Seriously you could beat my time by vis


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