Lately I have been using more than one viewer for activity in the virtual world of Second Life and encountering problems with connecting to the Voip services. Vivox is the voice communication software used in most Second Life viewers.
This is all in the realm of magic to my mind though I know that it is just arcane, not unknowable. But I got a clue one day when the viewer software reported a problem from the server trying to give me access to voice. This alert message appeared and provided me with some clues for research:
I then found this forum discussion where a fellow was asking about ports, but the repair was to disable SIP ALG.:
I then found this forum that helped me get to that setting on my own router:
Here is a screenshot of the changed setting on my router:
Since changing that setting I have been using all my Second Life browsers without any problems connecting in voice.
I have been struggling with hard drive backup and today I spent some time doing research. I’ve come to the conceptual conclusion that I need to pursue 2 approaches at the same time.
Firstly, I need to make an ‘image’ of the computer itself which includes the operating system and the most recent state of the operating system – this for the issue of the computer itself coming to harm – lightening, etc. An image of the computer should make it possible to replace the hardware and simply restore the most recent image to the hardware and be up and functioning.
Secondly, I need to take a ‘synchronization’ approach for file data. The sync approach should include both a traditional backup image of the data (the true meaning of backup) but also a constant data process (cdp) replication so that the data files, in the event of loss are usable from the synchronization archive. IN addition, data should also be uploaded to a distant site.
My netgear ReadyNas came with Memeo software so I did research into this program. I have also encountered Acronis products in my work with other clients and I would like to learn Acronis to be fluent in using it.
I read information on both website and while it seems that Memeo is more innovative in the CDP side of file replication, Acronis has a proven history of actual file recovery.
I searched specifically for the image issue and discovered that Acronis has the ability to create a recovery disk that will boot up an empty computer shell and restore the image file! That is huge. I could not find this feature in Memeo.
Lastly, I searched youtube.com for both the product names and there were 130 acronis posts and 40 memeo posts. This to me means that if I encounter trouble, I have better options with community support from acronis.
As I was writing the post about Molbio in Second Life, I was considering what category to apply to the discipline of building virtual environments.
I have categories for photography and videography. Is there a corresponding term for the ‘graphy’ or representation of reality in a virtual environment?
In the end I opted for what seems to be the consensual descriptor in learning and education – ‘virtual environments’. But still, the term does not have the simplicity and clarifying sense of a term like videography!
James here, ready to get going!
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