jokaydiaGRID An opensim grid for education and the arts! Sun, 27 Dec 2015 09:44:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The jokaydiaGRID Move Commences! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:40:43 +0000 It's Moving Day!


The big day has arrived, and we’ve started moving data over to the new server! jokaydiaGRID residents’ oar files (region files) and iar files (inventory files) are being saved and packed in virtual boxes, and all is progressing well so far.

A few FAQs for those who are keen to know what’s happening:

  • Q: Can I still access the old grid? A: Our existing grid is still up at the moment, and some residents have already negotiated with us so that they can continue with normal activities during the coming week. However, unless you have made arrangements with us, please be aware that access to jokaydiaGRID will be intermittent between the 12th October and 14th October. This will include things random grid restarts, passwords changing (so we can backup your inventory) and things generally being unavailable. If you desperately need to access something, please email us @ and we’ll do our best to figure it out for you!
  • Q: Am I moved yet? When can i login!? A: The jokaydiaGRID team will send you an email with grid configuration detail and your new login details when its time to come and start testing! For those who have registered for transfer already, you can expect to see those on the 15th October. 
  • Q: Oh noes! I forgot to register my avatar for transfer! A: Dont panic – you can still register your avatar for transfer. Please complete this form! However, be aware that your account transfer may not be delivered until later in week next week, although we will do our best to get everyone moved over as fast as possible. Stay tuned – we’ll post updates here on our news site and via twitter about progress.The deadline for registration is 20 October 2012. 
  • Q: I don’t really care about my inventory. Can I just make a new account? A: Yes! For those who arent concerned about transfers, you are welcome to make a new account on the new server. We will announce details and update all of our signup pages etc shortly. 
  • Q: I have a really important class / meeting / demo / project planned for NEXT WEEK! Will the grid be ready? A: Yes, we do expect that the new servers will be up and running by next week. However please contact us if you have an important session planned in the next 7 days so we can ensure things go smoothly for you!

As always, please let us know if you have comments or concerns, either via comments below or email:

/jokay runs off to pack virtual boxes some more! ….. seeya in the metaverse soon! 😉

Fixing Your Ghostie Avatar! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:19:50 +0000 A number of residents have reported issues with ghosted avatars – particularly those who have recently created new ones. This can be frustrating, but there is a simple solution!



If you visit the Scooter Emporium, you’ll find a collection of boxes with complete avatar sets within them. You can purchase these by ‘buying’ the contents of the box for $0.



To force an update of your skin, shape and other textures/items, simple ‘Replace Outfit’ with the default avatar folder you have purchased.



Please email us @ if you are still experiencing difficulties!

Building Fun with Google Maps @ the NEI Sims Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:14:58 +0000 Over the past few weeks we’ve been working on builds @ the New England Institute of TAFE Sims – a new resident from the Australian Vocational Edu Sector – YIPPEE!

One of the challenges of this project has been replicating some of the campus buildings from real life – from 4 different campuses – to create a cohesive design.

Below is the Moree Campus build … part of NEI TAFE’s Campus @ #jokaydiaGRID! … thank goodness the google cameras got some good pictures I could use to build it! 😉

Visit by Searching for New England TAFE 1 on the main map!

New Vocational Edu Project – Virtual Enterprise! Sat, 26 May 2012 13:39:38 +0000 In latest news on the grid, we’re nearly finished with the Virtual Enterprise build – part of a project supported by Virtually Enterprising and North Coast Institute of TAFE, and of course hosted @ jokaydiaGRID! (YAY!)

Development of a virtual trade show in a virtual world aims to enable VE (Virtual Enterprise) learners to set up and participate in their annual Trade Shows collaboratively with students from other VEs (Virtual Enterprises) from around Australia and perhaps even internationally in the future.

Check out a rough video of the build in progress, or pop in to visit the project! Search for VirtualEnterprise1 on the main map!

Video Description:

Virtually Enterprising…. In late 2011, an idea was formulated to use the Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair as the basis for a hands-on learning environment in a virtual world, where learners could prepare and participate ‘live’ in Trade Shows in collaboration with other VE classrooms online. ….. this is what we’ve created so far! 😉

Created using Animoto. Music: John Kelley—A Night In The Park

Happy New Year! Sun, 01 Jan 2012 23:43:26 +0000

Happy New Year to all our jokaydiaGRID Residents! We hope you’re having a fantabulous festive season!

Special thanks for all your support in 2011 .. may 2012 be an epic year for all!

To celebrate, there are some new goodies at the Scooter Sim Emporium – we hope you enjoy them! 😉

jokaydiaGRID Upgrades this Week! Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:18:39 +0000 We’re very pleased to finally see an upgrade happening on jokaydiaGRID this week, after a long wait for some of our awesum residents! Maintenance will be happening during the week this week, and we expect it will happen 13-14 December 2011. Stay tuned to @jokaydiagrid on twitter for updates. You can also skype jokay @ joannamkay for additional info.

The upgrade means jokaydiaGRID will finally enjoy some of the stability of 0.7.2 and a return to some hypegrid connectivity! Yay! You can read more about the upgrade over at ReactionGrid’s blog.

More news coming soon!

Weekend Events @ the Unconference! Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:39:51 +0000


The jokaydia Festival of Unconferency-ness continues this weekend with a number of events Saturday and Sunday! Join us for some play and exploration! Check out the Unconference Week 3 Wiki page for more details!


Event Times

[list type=”green”] [li]jokaydiaGRID Meetup and Mini Tour – Saturday 11 June, 8:00am – 9:00am (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [li]Hypergrid Adventure and Photosafari! – Saturday 11 June. 9:30am – 10:30am (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [li]World of Warcraft Adventure – Sunday 12 June, 1:30pm- 3:00pm (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [li]Campfire Discussion Series – Part 5 – Sunday 12 June, 6:00pm- 7:00pm (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [li]jokaydia Minecrafts – Open Day – Sunday 12 June, 8:00pm- 12:00am (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [li]Hypergrid Adventurer’s Club Meeting – Monday 13 June, 3am – 4am (Sydney Time, Check your local time here!)[/li] [/list]


Opensim Worlds Exhibition

We’ve had a small number of submissions for our Opensim Worlds Exhibition which you can view at Exhibition Sim at jokaydiaGRID. However, we’re really love to see lots of submissions and really encourage you to get involved! Check out the Opensim Worlds Exhibition wiki page for further details.


Would You Like to Facilitate a Session?

There’s still time to add your voice to the Unconference by facilitating a session! Check out the Week 4 Unconference Wiki page for times and opportunities!



Minecrafting @ the Unconference! Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:25:12 +0000


Today we’re excited to open the doors to our minecraft server for visitors for the first time, for a jokaydia Festival of Unconference Minecrafting Session!

Join us in NewCity to survive your first night in Minecraft. Do a little basic skills development, and explore the minecrafting environment. Meet some of our miners and join in on the digging!

Starting at 2:30pm – 4:00pm Sydney Time (Check your local time here) – simply login to the jokaydia Minecraft to attend!

Session Instructions


To join this session you’ll need to signup for Minecraft (fees apply) and download and install the software. Once that’s complete you’ll be able to login in to Minecraft and join our Multiplayer environment. For a guide on how to connect to jokaydia’s Minecraft server visit the jokaydia Minecrafts Blog @!

Additionally, during this session we’ll be using Ventrillo to create a voice channel during the session. Ventrillo is a very simple VOIP tool which you can download and install on your computer for free. There’s a guide to connecting to the jokaydia Ventrillo channel on the Wiki @ Please ensure you have setup and tested Ventrillo prior to the event!

Note: There is a 20 player limit on the jokaydia Minecraft Servers. Our server will be open from 11am Sydney Time today until 5pm Sydney Time and visitors are welcome to explore during that time. We will then return to our regular Whitelisted default state. Please carefully consider the jokaydia Minecraft Charter before visiting!


More Unconferencing Tonight!

Additional to our Minecraft session, join us @ jokaydiaGRID from 6pm – 8pm Sydney Time (Check your local time here!) for some hypergrid adventuring, discussions on bringing content to opensim and our regularly scheduled campfire discussions!

Check out the wiki @ for more details!



PLANE Journeys at the Unconference! Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:41:45 +0000 Coming up tonight at the jokaydia Unconference! Join us to explore the  Pathways for Learning Anywhere anytime; a Network for Educators (PLANE) Sims at jokaydiaGRID! Starting @ 8:45pm (Sydney Time – check your local time here).

During the session we will explore the work the PLANE Team have been doing at jokaydiaGRID to develop a virtual worlds activities and environments to support teacher professional development.

Project Background:

The PLANE project will develop a suite of on-line learning experiences to achieve the objectives and outcomes of the three key result areas (see below). A key feature of the project will be its utilisation of two environments for the delivery of the online experiences: a 21st century immersive learning environment – a “digital virtual world” for experiential learning, problem based simulation learning, collaboration and communication, and an online rich multi-media environment.

Key Result Areas for the project: Improving capability of pre-service teachers, Enhancing capacity of in-service teachers, Driving innovation through leadership.

(From the PLANE Website:

The session will include as tour of four work-in-progress projects and an open discussion to seek feedback, suggestions and explore best practice.  Don’t Miss it!

Would You Like to Facilitate a Session!

Unconferences are about participation! We invite you to share and showcase your work by volunteering to facilitate a session at the jokaydia Unconference! For more information check out the jokadyia Unconference Wiki pages @



Opensim Worlds Community Exhibition! Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:27:45 +0000


As part of the Festival of Unconferency-ness 2011 we are facilitating a Community Art Project and Competition entitled ‘Opensim Worlds’ … and you’re invited to participate!

We invite all hypergrid travelers to contribute images to our ‘Opensim Worlds’ Exhibition – a celebration of the amazing creativity, innovation and collaboration happening across the Opensim Metaverse!

To participate, simply take snapshot of your favourite locations on the hypergrid and submit it via the form here. We’ll add your images and details of the location to the Exhibition Sim at jokaydiaGRID for all Unconference participants to enjoy! This is a great way to spread the word about your opensim space, or to celebrate the stellar work of your favourite opensim content creator.

Submissions close on the 22nd June 2011. The Exhibition will be open from 1 June 2011 – 1 August 2011.



For further details, check out the jokaydia Festival of Unconferency-ness 2011 Wiki pages or visit the Exhibition Sim at jokaydiaGRID!