Friday, March 31, 2017

Free Dance Gift from Abranimations




Check out the revamped Abranimations store in London City.  A brand new crisp layout featuring their most up-to-date products including the awesome Bento Dances.

This week Abranimations released two more Bento dance sets. They include some Bhangra dances & some Tutting Dances.

Free this weekend only is one of the Tutting Dances, located in a crate next to the Tutting demo.  Buy it for 0L and enjoy!

Visit Abranimations: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/31/143/24

Eurythmics on Saturday



Eurythmics is a British duo, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.

The band was formed in 1980 with little fanfare, but burst onto the scene with Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) in 1983 and went on to have many major chart topping hits including Here Comes the Rain again, There Must Be An Angel, Who's That Girl, Love Is A Stranger, When Tomorrow Comes, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, I Saved The World Today... and many many more.

The duo split ten years later in 1990 but have reunited a few times since then to release singles, their last being I've Got A Life in 2005

Enjoy the music of the Eurythmics this Saturday in London City with our tribute band.
The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert area http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/105/24

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Leaving the European Union






Today is the day that Britain files Article 50, it's formal notice of intent to withdraw from the European Union.  By triggering this Article, Britain agrees to leave the bloc by 29th March 2019.

From then on, treaties that govern membership of the EU will no longer apply to Britain.

The terms of exit will be negotiated between Britain’s 27 counterparts, and each will have a veto over the conditions.

After the Brexit, Britain will be able to self govern again, create its own trade routes, control its borders, and will no longer be required to pay into the EU, which currently costs £50m per day.

Since joining the EU, Britain has been largely prohibited from trading with countries outside of the European Union.

It is hoped that the UK will re-open trade routes with the Commonwealth.   The Commonwealth is the remnants of the original British Empire and is a voluntary association made of 52 sovereign states, including Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Malta, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, India and Pakistan.

You can listen live and debate the exit, in London City today from 12pm UK time (4am SL)  and enjoy the street party and VE dances.










Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Singularity Viewer Update




Singularity updated their Second Life viewer today to version 1.8.7 (6937).
You can download it here:
http://alpha.singularityviewer.org/alpha/


A reminder of some of our favourite settings for 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)

Britain's new pound coin



The new UK pound coin comes into circulation today.  It was last changed 36 years ago, and it is estimated that of the 155 billion in circulation, £47 million are fake!

It is a nightmare for Tesco, the supermarket giant in the UK who failed to get coin discriminators in trolleys changed in time, forcing them to leave all trolley's unlocked.  At £150 per trolley, thats a lot of unprotected rolling stock out there.

The new 12-sided pound coin has a laser etched design where the "£" changes to "1" as you tilt the coin in the light.   It is hoped that the new design will eliminate forgeries.   Time will tell.

The round pound will cease to be legal tender in 6 months, so start splurging your old ones today and do your bit to help spend our way out of austerity!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Ronald Reagan on Mount Rushmore



During the last election in the USA, Ronald Reagan, once a Democrat who defected to the Republicans, was used by both sides of a shining example of what a President should be.

It was common throughout the campaign for both sides to quote him, posthumously second guessing his thoughts on their tactics, and hail him as the best ever modern leader of the free world.

With that in mind, at the weekend we ran a poll. Would you like to add Ronald Reagan to Mount Rushmore?

36% said Yes, 60% said No and 4% were undecided.

It is worth noting that during discussions, some who voted no, said that they had done so as they believe the monument should remain unaltered.  Others said in 200 years, whilst Washington and Lincoln would still be relevant, Reagan might be forgotten... and others just plain didn't like the idea.

Thanks for taking part.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Highwaymen on Saturday



Concluding a month of Irish and Folk concerts, The Highwaymen are in Concert on Saturday.

American folk and country music is derived from the original Irish folk music, long ago transported across the great pond.

Singer Songwriters, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson and Waylon Jennings unite to perform their most famous songs in one amazing concert in London City.

The Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm UK) with The Highwaymen on Stage at 2pm SL.

Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/114/115/24

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sanna Science Full Perm Animated Textures



This brand new eye catching store in London City, contains stunning animated textures for your home, your club and even your garden or forest (if you are lucky enough to have one).

Owner/Creator Sanna Jupiter works wonders with some truly amazing animated graphics.  Finely crafted, reasonably priced, mesmerizing and full perm!

Visit Sanna - Science and Art here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/172/95/24
and check out the video below to see just a small sample of Sanna's work.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Here Comes Summer...



Happy First Day of Spring!    Start shopping for beachwear, we can feel some great BBQ weather heading to London City any day now.

And a very Happy Birthday to the Force's Sweetheart. Dame Vera Lynn who is 100 years young today!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Patrick's Weekend the Vid



We hope you have had a great weekend with us in London City and that the Saint Patrick's celebrations haven't left you feeling too delicate.

In case you missed the Dubliners last night, here is a quick video highlight.   And a reminder that Substation carries on with the party today at 12pm SLT (7pm UK).


Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE Bento Cabaret Dance at Abranimations in London City





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

They include a set of Cabaret 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, March 17, 2017

Dubliners on Saturday



It is the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, the biggest piss-up since New Years Eve!

Get down to the shops early to make sure you get all the grog you need.  With St. Pat's being a Friday this year, you can be sure of long queues in the Guinness isle!

Join us in London City for Irish jigs, Irish Pub Songs and Folk Songs and The Dubliners!

The Dubliners are here in concert (so they are).  Drinks will be flowing, (so they will), the fife will be playing (so it will) and we'll all be singing along to famous folk music.  If you don't know the words, the just keep supping-up until you do.

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/110/23

Here is a quick recap on last years St Patrick's Days Weekend

Happy St. Patrick's Day



Happy St Patrick's Day!

Join us in London City to wet the head of St. Pat and enjoy some great parties.

At 12pm SLT / 7pm UK  head to Bar Soho for their Irish Parade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/186/197/24

And from 2pm SLT / 9pm UK, Bailey at Madame Lala's is entertaining the Irish with her own brand of luck.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Tomorrow is our main party, with a brand new Dubliners concert especially for the day at Party in the Park from 1pm SLT.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St Patrick's Week!



The Irish Festival is in full swing this week as we work towards the climax on Friday and Saturday. All the bars and clubs are themed for your enjoyment.  And so you know what to expect, here's a recap from last years St. Patrick's events (with Irish singer, Joe Dolan).  This year, a brand new Dubliners show on Saturday!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Johnny Cash on Saturday



There are few recording artists who are considered an example of  'cool' throughout their careers and remain there long after their death, but Johnny Cash is one such person.

The American singer-songwriter was one of the top selling music artists of all time, selling more than 90 million records worldwide.

Drug and alcohol abuse featured prominently in his early career until he met and fell in love with June Carter, who was independently famous as part of the bible singing Carter Family.  Cash said he had an epiphany when meeting Carter and his devotion for her made him clean up his habits and embrace the teachings of the Lord.   (Everyone say Hallelujah!)

Johnny Cash is best know for songs, Hurt, A Boy Named Sue, Ghost-riders, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, When The Man Comes Around, Jackson and Walk The Line.

He is appearing as a solo act for the first time ever in London City with a brand new show on Saturday and you are invited to spend some time with this great icon.

The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SLT.


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Boyberry wins Booth of The Month



Congratulations to our very own Billy Arentire for winning the sl-stuff.com award for best Booth of The Month as part of the Stuff Style Monthly Event.

As well as being the builder of London City, Billy is the owner of his own clothing and accessories brand, Boyberry for Aesthetic bodies.


See the story here: https://sl-stuff.com/stuff-styles-best-booth-march/  and see the Boyberry blog

You can visit the Boyberry Mainstore in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/169/56/24

Wednesday, March 08, 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



Lab releases first Advert tease for Sansar



Linden Lab have released an advert for Sansar, giving potential users their first proper glimpse of this new platform which will run side by side with Second Life


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Free Abranimations BENTO dance



FREE THIS WEEKEND ONLY

Pro Club Bento Dances and Free Pro Club Dance #1

Weekend Gift!  Free BENTO dance from
Abranimations in their London City Store.

FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in the crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24

Friday, March 03, 2017

Willie Nelson kicks off a month of folk and country



Everyone loves a bit of Willie.  He has been popular as part of the Highwayman concerts, but this weekend, he's out on his own appearing in London City as part of our Folk Festival.

Songs written and performed by Willie Nelson include, On the Road Again, Always on my Mind, Crazy, City of New Orleans and Pancho and Lefty.

Come and yeehaw with the great man himself!

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Willie takes to the stage at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/115/109/23

Thursday, March 02, 2017

London City in Daniel Voyager's top ten



Thank you to acclaimed blogger Daniel Voyager for listing his favourite Second Life blogs and placing London City in the top 10 at number 8. We are in company with some of great blogs out there and it is a rare honour

You can see the full list of Second Life blogs that Dan recommends by heading to his site here