Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Worlds End Pub - BINGO NIGHT



The only pub in the British Isles that still serves fried chicken and chips on a red serviette in a basket.  Scampi is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.


The pub is open throughout the week and features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK)  and a Cash for Questions quiz every Sunday from 1pm SL (9pm UK)

POSH BINGO TODAY at 11AM SL



Visit The Worlds End here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/21/24



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Substation Sunday on Now




It is time for the weekly get together. Bailey and Coffee will be playing the top tunes to a fun and lively crowd.

This event is starting now.  TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/35/222/17

Saturday, February 18, 2017

User Survey and Opinions



We would really appreciate hearing your opinions about  London City.

Tell us our strengths and weaknesses. What we do well and where we need to strive to do better.

The survey takes only a couple of minutes. Is anonymous and is extremely helpful to us, to ensure you get the best experience when visiting.

Please click the survey link at the top of this page or click here

Thanks for your help.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dorothy Squires Concert, Saturday 12pm SL



A largely forgotten legend, compared as the British voice of Ethel Merman and all the tragedy of Judy Garland is appearing in London City on Saturday.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL. 

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/105/111/23



It is hard to believe that Dorothy Squires, now so forgotten was once the highest paid British singer.

Famous for her belting voice, her outrageous ball gowns and an unbridled and profane temper, Dorothy Squires was a sensation that swept the country in the 1950's and beyond.

In 1953 she married the then unknown actor Roger Moore who was 12 years her junior and used her substantial clout with the right people in Hollywood to get him into movies and television series.

As Roger Moore's career took off, hers began to slide.  Throughout the 1960's she tried to keep her career in momentum, but she suffered from the emerging popularity of the sounds created by new and  younger singers, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Sandy Shaw.

Squires and Moore separated in 1961, when Moore left her to move in with Luisa Mattioli.  Squires refused to divorce him without a substantial settlement and Moore could not re-marry until an agreement was reached and the divorce was finalised 8 years later in 1969.

Now aged 55 she managed to chart one final time with her own cover of "My Way".  New concerts followed at the Palladium, which Squires had hired herself at substantial cost, but her shows sold out in hours and she managed to cover her costs.

By 1971 Dorothy Squires career was almost at and end.   She undertook the first of 30 court cases which would keep her as the focal point in newspapers for the next 15 years.

She successfully sued the News of The World for a story they printed about her and Moore entitled "When love turned sour".

Her new career of suing people for libel began to turn bad when she dragged actor Kenneth More through the courts for accidentally referring to Mattioli as Roger Moore's wife when Moore was still married to Squires at the time.  She lost the case.

In 1973 she was charged with high kicking a taxi driver when he threw her out of his cab for being disorderly.  The same year she was charged with trying to "bribe" a BBC producer to play her records, but the case was dropped.


In 1974 her house burned down and she managed to escape the inferno clutching her jewels and love letters from Roger Moore.  She moved to a new house in Bray, which flooded three weeks later.

In 1982 she was banned from the high courts.  The high court declared her to be a Vexatious Litigant due to the number of bizarre cases she had taken out against other wealthy people seeking compensation for things said about her.  This move by the courts ended her ability from commencing any further legal action without the express permission of the court.  She never got this permission and she was never able to sue again.

Now broke due to the enormous amount of costs incurred losing nearly all of her court cases, Squires accepted the home provided by an adoring fan in Wales.  She retired there and lived out the rest of her life as a recluse.  She died of lung cancer in 1998 at the age of 83.

She is probably the chief architect of all her bad luck, caused by an obsession of pursuing the fame she had once enjoyed, which had come and gone.  Her refusal to realise that fame is fleeting was perhaps her undoing.

That said, she puts on a magnificent (if not a slightly bizarre camp comedy) show, so we hope you will enjoy us for a rather tongue in cheek cabaret concert, celebrating the superstardom of Miss Dorothy Squires.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Latest NVIDIA 378.66 driver fixes Blue Hue issue



On January 25th, we reported a problem with NVIDIA driver 378.49 that would add an unexpected blue hue to all 64-Bit SL viewers.

This problem is now fixed with the 14th February release of driver 378.66


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day



Whether you're looking for love, or have the person of your dreams already, celebrate in London City today.

Bar Soho at 11am SLT (7pm UK)  and Madame Lala's 1pm SLT (9pm UK) hold their valentines parties with top slushy tunes especially for all the lovers and Casanova's out there in this virtual bedlam.   Have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Drive your own vehicles around London City





New roads have been laid leading from the sandbox to the top of the London City Hub area.
You can now rez vehicles in Belgravia Square and drive them out through any of the London City regions.

We ask that you stick to the roads and keep them away from areas for pedestrians.  But have fun and show us your wheels!















If you would like an invitation to the Belgravia Sandbox and you fit the criteria, please drop an IM in-world to Torric Rodas or Billy Arentire and we'll send an invitation to the group.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brand New Bento Dances and FREE Bento gift from Abranimations in London City




The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.

They include a set of Baroque Dances and some other random dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars.  However with Bento you will also see finger animations.





Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24

Friday, February 10, 2017

Matt Monro's Love-In for Valentines



On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.

Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.

In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.

The man with the warm and beautiful voice brought enormous pleasure to millions and had many celebrity fans including Frank Sinatra who said of Monro after his death: “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough.”

He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These)From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).

Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL

Concert Area TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Singularity Viewer with Bento - Lighting bug now fixed



This is an update to the story originally published on 12th January.
The Second Life "Glow" bug is now fixed in version v6919 released today 8th February.

Download v6919 from the Singularity site located here:
http://alpha.singularityviewer.org/alpha/


The wait is finally over for Singularity Viewer users who have been waiting for Bento to arrive on their preferred viewer.

If you are already using the alpha releases, create a restore point, un-install the old version (your settings will be preserved) and head on over to the Singularity Alpha site and install Build 6905 to enjoy Bento in Singularity!



Bento head as seen on Singularity v6905


There is still a bug present which surfaced on builds beyond v6864 with objects using glow, where glow incorrectly shows unless Advanced Lighting Model is enabled.

!!This bug is now fixed!!
However, you can enable ALM and then turn off Shadows if you have a slightly lower end graphics card without too much impact in frame rate.  (CTRL+P Graphics tab).
You can also vote and follow this bug on the jira: https://singularityviewer.atlassian.net/browse/SV-2143


A reminder of some useful settings in Singularity:

Not seeing things that you know are there?
CTRL+SHIFT+V will reset the vertex buffers and redraw the area.

CTL+SH+ALT+C for Avatar Cost.   Cost and Weight can be toggled via Debug, see below.

Some useful Debug settings:

CTL+P > System > Security  autoteleport when region is restarting (drop LM in here)

LiruShowTransactionThreshold = 2 Do not pop up a notification box for amounts less than this value.
UISndRestart = UUID of sound to play on restart (replaces Torley Linden)
AlchemyRegionRestartShake = true  Shake the screen when region restart is imminent
ShortDateFormat  for European format:     %Y-%m-%d   change to   %d/%m/%Y
LiruLegacyLandmarks = true/false  Landmark saved with position e.g. (22, 258, 23)
LiruSensibleARC = False   Show new style render Weights not Costs
ShowSimChannel = True    Shows the Server name on About land top bar next to region name
LiruMapShowAvCount = True    Map shows amount of avatars on sim next to region name
AvatarNameColour = override the default name colours, you can still colour friends in vanity
LiruShowLastNameResident =  Turn on or off  last names ending in 'Resident' (on CTL+P too)
LiruNewARCLimit = Change threshold colour on Av Weight (suggest 120k value for >230kARC)
FontScreenDPI= (default is 96.0) try 104.0 for slightly bigger lettering
RadarNameSystem=3  Show Legacy (display)
FriendNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
GroupMembersNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
IMNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)