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Sara Payne

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Computer Science student at The University of Hull. Interested in learning as many programming languages as I can.

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Compile Firestorm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Compile Firestorm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) – A guide to compiling the Firestorm Viewer for Opensimulator. Official Firestorm guides are available on the Firestorm Wiki. However, they have not been updated for Linux in a few years. This guide shows how to successfully compile the viewer using Ubuntu Focal... The post Compile Firestorm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) appeared first on Sara Payne'… Read more →


Securing An Opensim Ubuntu Server

Securing An Opensim Ubuntu Server is not a comprehensive article. Instead, it is an accompaniment to the series of blogs I have written about running Opensim on Ubuntu. Yet nothing in this article is specific to opensimulator. The processes described can be applied to any Linux server, though the setup... The post Securing An Opensim Ubuntu Server appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Ubuntu Opensim Server Backup.

This article looks at Ubuntu Opensim Server Backup. It covers how to do to so adequately while being affordable. Previous and Related Articles The guide is written to accompany Grid backups and oar files on the Fire And Ice Grid blog. Additionally, it follows on from Setup Ubuntu 20.04 for... The post Ubuntu Opensim Server Backup. appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Automated Opensim Startup and Shutdown

Introduction to Automated Opensim Startup and Shutdown Automated Opensim startup and shutdown. A tutorial providing an alternative approach to the Opensimulator wiki pages, which gives greater flexibility and improves ease of use. Written for Ubuntu but suitable for many Linux distributions. Previous Related Articles Setup Ubuntu 20.04 for Opensimulator Opensim... The post Automated Opensim Startu… Read more →


Opensim with multiple Robust services on Ubuntu

Introduction – Setup opensim with multiple robust services Opensim with multiple robust services on Ubuntu is covered on the opensimulator wiki; however, it is not included in detail. Some of the services do not separate well (in my experience). This article follows on from Setup Ubuntu 20.04 for Opensimulator. Ubuntu... The post Opensim with multiple Robust services on Ubuntu appeared first on Sa… Read more →


Setup Ubuntu 20.04 for Opensimulator

Introduction. Opensimulator often referred to as just Opensim, can be set up on multiple operating systems and in many different ways. This article is specifically written to setup Ubuntu 20.04 for Opensimulator. Basic setup Requirements of Opensimulator A server (can be a standard PC) Router with NAT (network address translation)... The post Setup Ubuntu 20.04 for Opensimulator appeared first on… Read more →


Experimenting with Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Experimenting with Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa has been this weeks task. I have blogged previously about my Ubuntu Server Upgrade Considerations. With the release of a Beta version, I attempted an upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04. 18.04 to 20.04 Ubuntu Desktop Upgrade Disaster This wasn’t on the server version but... The post Experimenting with Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Will virtual learning after COVID-19 continue?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has moved almost all students to a virtual learning platform. Will virtual learning continue after COVID-19 continue? I am studying for a Meng in Computer Science at the University of Hull and actively prefer virtual learning. Academic Benefits of virtual learning Academically I find the virtual... The post Will virtual learning after COVID-19 continue? appeared first on S… Read more →


Social gatherings in a virtual world.

Social gatherings in a virtual world? Some of you might ask what this means. I have been in virtual worlds since 2004. During that time, my friends have fallen into two broad categories. People I know in the physical world and those I know through virtual worlds. The outbreak of... The post Social gatherings in a virtual world. appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


I am attending DDD North (Developer Conference)

Today I am attending the DDD North event. I am particularly looking forward to the talks on GitHub actions, .net core security and an Introduction to Xamarin. #today #lookingforward #xamarin #introduction #ddd #github #event #netcore #attending #cybersecurity https://ddd-north-2020.sessionize.com/schedule The post I am attending DDD North (Developer Conference) appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →