What’s Happening Now At IMA!

Steve here.

First off-At 4:430 PM USA EST at IMA Outpost Alpha in the Metropolis Grid (hypergrid.org:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha) we will be having our Q&A session about our R&D server project and all the incredible stories that go with that. There is some real high adventure there and a bunch of spreadsheets! Seems like everything these days develops a spreadsheet or two! SO HG in and we will tell our hair raising geeky stories!


You might think I was snoozing in my chair the last couple of weeks because you have not seen articles from me in a while. Au contraire! I have been having a grand time working with Bob, Myron and Lisa on the new R&D server. We all have learned a lot in the process and have burned quite a few neurons and might have even lost some hair and sleep!

Where are we in this? We are getting very close. The server is almost ready to go into it’s new rack home and be connected to a REAL internet connection. For the last several days it has been on my bench sucking up power getting run tested and getting setup for it’s new life working for IMA. It seems happy too as it is running perfectly and has even been using less power than before! Come to the Q&A meeting this afternoon and learn more!

In other news Selby, Lisa and I have been working on all the documentation and process to make working groups happen at IMA. To start a working group will be really easy. Part of this whole thing is that we will also be teaching you how to be successful on your new project. We have people that can help you in all phases of a project. At IMA we take the hard parts and make them easier for you! One of the ways that IMA does that is through our incredibly experienced and helpful Advisory Board! They are there to answer your questions and help you think out exactly what you want to do and help you figure out what you need to do to get there.

Speaking of the Advisory Board, There will be the very first Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday April 19 at 1:30 PM Eastern USA time. It will happen in region prv01 in the IMA test grid. To get into there you actually have to sign up for the grid because it does not have HG. It is a Halcyon based grid and will work with whatever viewer you like best. Heres how to get in: Go to http://testgrid.infinitemetaverse.net and click on new account in the purple area on the left and follow the process to get an account. Your account is available right away. You will then need to put in the grid URI into your viewer: http://www.vwc.selfip.net:20040 Then just login with your new avatar and come to the region named prv01. There is a big grey building with a red roof there. That is where we will be at! We hope to see you there!

If you would like to know about all the get-togethers and meetings that IMA does sign up for the IMA calendar at:   https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1  (They really need to make these URL’s shorter…!) This will set itself to the correct time where you live. Makes it really easy to deal with time zones.

That is enough for now!

Steve LaVigne
Defender of White Space at Infinite Metaverse Alliance