Thursday, November 30, 2017

Proving that the Grid is flat



In an effort to scientifically prove that the Grid is flat and not round, a team of London City boffins  built an environmentally friendly dung powered rocket to take a team of researchers into the stratosphere and beyond.

These brave pioneers traveled to the outer reaches of space, before realizing that physics is limited to 32 prims.  As they sat marooned at 1500 meters, eying each other up as potential ballast that could be jettisoned, an idea struck them.

Just like Apollo Wosname, perhaps the brave four, could return back to earth in their lunar module, which just happened to be a retro Sofa from prim solutions.

For a fleeting moment on re-entry to the 'Land of Hub', out of the corner of their eyes, they spotted the horizon, and guess what!?  It was flat!

We believe this to be true proof of concept, and the first ever verified research that absolutely and irrevocably proves for all  time that the grid is flat, and not round!

A hero's welcome was waiting for our brave astronauts as they touched down gracefully.





Sunday, November 26, 2017

A month 'til the big day



A great night was had at the Ronettes last night in London City.  Playing to a packed house, the girls sang all of their famous songs and festive tunes from the 1960's Phil Spector era.



The party fun continues today at 11am SL (7pm UK) With Substation.  Retro sounds with Bailey and Coffee.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Ronettes Concert - Saturday in London City



On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving





Wishing all our friends across the great pond, a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Free Gift at Elle et Lui






Elle et Lui in London City has put its first gift for Christmas under the tree, ready for you to collect.  Yours just for visiting, enjoy this lovely Christmas jewelry Gift of a  necklace and earrings.


Whilst in the store, check out their extensive range of Catwa head and mesh body shapes.
Visit the store here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/233/166/24

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Philip Rosedale visits London City - The video




Philip Rosedale (formerly Philip Linden), the founder of Linden Lab and Second Life and CEO of High Fidelity, visited London City on Thursday to hang out for a couple of hours with the community and find out a bit more about our visitors.

For the last half hour of his visit, Philip took to voice to talk more about the history of Second Life, the complexities of the platform, possible improvements and his ambitions for High Fidelity.


Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life visits London City




Visitors to London City had the pleasure of meeting my friend, Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life on Thursday evening.

Philip talked at length about the creation of Second Life and his ideas on getting it started and then went on to explain his visions for the VR High Fidelity platform he now works on.

He wanted to know how Residents felt the mainland compared to private islands, ideas for improvements of avatars, keeping regions up and running all the time without throttling them.  All in all a very interesting visit.

He was also very interested in the London City community and how this estate retains its users.  He was very complimentary to our team and our master builder.

What's more at the time of this article, Philip is still in the region.




And here is the definitive answer to which preoccupies us.. sort of:

[12:12] Elise Banx: ok i want to know philip... is second life a game?
[12:12] Philip Rosedale: not in my mind Elise.  But I think it's a hard/deep question.  Is RL a game?  Are careers?


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remembrance



This mornings Remembrance service from the Cenotaph.




Switching on the Illuminations



It was the opening night of the London Illuminations last night.  Thanks to everyone who came to see the Big O in concert, and the switching on of Billy as we shoved 30 thousand volts through his nipple electrodes.





Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a poppy to wear.  Clicking one of the wreaths will send you a link to the Royal British Legion.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Roy Orbison in Concert on Saturday




Join us on Saturday in Regent's Park for Roy Orbison in London City.

Roy Orbison, The Big O, was an American singer/songwriter best known for his songs, Crying, Only The Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman, Running Scared, You Got It and many more hits.

Contrary to popular belief, the reclusive Orbison wore big black sunglasses not  because he was blind or cross eyed.  He adopted them because he suffered terrible stage fright (which prevented him touring) and found them to be a useful shield between himself and the world outside.

Roy died in 1988 aged just 52.  A year later, You Got It became the final song of Roy Orbison's to chart inside the top ten.

He has a brand new Album just released with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which hit the record stores on 3rd November.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Concert and hour later at 1pm SL.

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24


Monday, November 06, 2017

Fireworks



What a wonderful Guy Fawkes night we had!

Bailey and Coffee decided to have an indoor firework display (with outdoor fireworks) in Substation.
Katty made a display of herself on the beach for Worlds End.  And I returned to an unlit firework.




So with Halloween and Bonfire night now out of the way.. you know what season is now upon us.
Love it or loathe it, hunker down Chri***as is next!

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Remember Remember



Hope you enjoy the Sir Tom show last night and the fireworks for Bonfire night.  Here are some pictures of the event.





Thursday, November 02, 2017

Second Life's new login page




Firestorm
This morning the lab updated the login splash screen for Second Life.   The official viewer automatically displays this smarter new page.

If you would like to see this new page on Firestorm, head to the Debug settings:
[Debug] > Show Debug Settings.
Find the entry for "Login Page" and change the value to: http://viewer-login.agni.lindenlab.com/

Singularity
For Singularity Viewer, in Debug search for: "SplashScreenPage Prefix" and change the value as above.

Restart your viewer and enjoy the natty new Splash Screen!




Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Of Gods and Monsters



We hope everyone had a wonderful time at the London City Halloween Party.  Thanks for coming.

Thank you also to Bailey and Katty for providing us all with 4 hours of top tunes of a Halloween theme and our Linden friends who popped in to spook the revelers,  on Second Life's busiest day of the year.