Friday, August 23, 2019

Bank Holiday!



London City North

Yet again, its a long weekend in Great Britain as we celebrate the Summer with another Bank Holiday.

It is extremely important that you to rush down to the local supermarket and invest in lashings of delicious cold beer as the mercury is set to soar!    But hurry! stocks are limited because I've just come back from shopping.

Join us in London City throughout this wickedly hot long weekend!





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.

Friday, August 16, 2019

A tribute to Glen Campbell - Saturday




Glen Campbell's career spans over 50 years.  He is perhaps one of the best known Country singers of all time, with hits, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy.

In 2011 he announced that after many years of suffering short term memory loss, it was in fact the effects of Alzheimer's disease and that his ability to perform and record music was coming to an end.

Throughout 2012 and 2013, Glen Campbell performed a worldwide Goodbye tour for all his fans to enjoy his music one last time. 

Join us here in London City at 12pm SL (8pm UK) this Saturday for a Concert, celebrating the career of the Rhinestone Cowboy as he rides off into the sunset.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pinball, Play for free and Win L$



The Crown Wine Bar in London City is a little oasis for new residents who need a few Linden Dollars to get their adventure off to a flying start.

Today, we have added Pinball.   Completely free to play, and pays any resident who sets a new high score 5 Linden Dollars!   Whilst here, also try the lucky chair,  Play Your Cards Right and the Quiz Machine.   All games are free to play and pay cash Prizes.

Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Free London Merchandise to celebrate 10 years



To celebrate 10 years of London City, merchants are setting up their stalls next to the concert area with Free and almost Free gifts :)

"No Shot", has an array of mesh outfits featuring the Union Jack, including a FREE outfit for Men and for Women:



Also, this Dog Tag featuring the London City logo is available completely free


Melstore are also offering themed merchandise and Free Gifts!


To collect you gifts, visit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/115/112/23




Monday, August 12, 2019

Render Weights explained



Here is a particularly useful video from the lab, explaining all you need to know about render weights and how you can control what you see versus performance of your viewer.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Substation today



Last night, country goddess Emmylou Harris wowed the crowd with her pearl like voice.  Here are some pictures from the event.

A reminder that today it's Substation at 11am SL (7pm UK) followed by a drunken Katty on the Beach with her quizzes, from 1pm SL (9pm UK).





Friday, August 09, 2019

Emmylou Harris Concert



Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter.

Back in the 60s she was spotted by Gram Parsons who recognized her special talent of introducing harmonies that the song writers had overlooked.  After Gram's untimely and bizarre death, Emmylou went solo and carved her own career.

She has recorded with Bob Dylan, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Neil Young and most recently toured with Mark Knopfler.

In 1995 she diverged from country for a new Indy-style sound for her album "Wrecking Ball", which was panned by critics as career suicide, and yet sold more then 5 million copies.  Since then Emmylou has periodically, continued to dip her toes into this unique style of music.

She went on to win 13 Grammy's and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Emmylou Harris appears in London City on Saturday.   The party begins at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/102/23

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Enjoying a bit of Willie



Willie was on show last night at London City.   The octogenarian stoner was in fine fettle as he entertained the crowd with his most famous songs..





Friday, August 02, 2019

Willie Nelson on Saturday



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 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

Monday, July 29, 2019

Another "must have item" straight out the trash!



You asked for it and we have obliged!

It's unlikely that Rolf will be needing his extra leg any more, so it is now available in the Bin and also in the Gatcha for those of you who simply cannot wait for this exclusive prize to come around to you randomly!

Visit the London City trash can or Gatcha at this location for this sterling prize and be the envy of your friends!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Substation today



A reminder that it's Substation today at 11am SL, followed by Katty's Quiz and muzak on the beach as World's End takes to the road again at 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Here's some pictures from the Abba show last night, which concluded the Disco Spectacular month!





Friday, July 26, 2019

ABBA on Saturday



The amazing ABBA show comes to London City on Saturday for Party in The Park.

Singing all their top tunes, this most famous band of all time will have your avatars dancing in the aisles.

Classic Disco at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the main concert is at 1pm SL (9pm UK). This is a very popular event, so claim your space on the dance floor early!

TP to Concert area 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We're melting!




Today in real life UK it is a blistering heat in the mid-90s, with tomorrow looking likely to set a new record for those of us in London.  Temperatures will top 100F.

At a mere 94F currently, London sprung a thankful leak, which let revellers enjoy the coolness of the Thames bursting it's bank for a while.


In fact it was so incredibly hot, that even the Governance team needed to cool down..



Be sensible tomorrow and take care.. and take some water with you.  We hope to see you online for lashings of virtual ice cream!    Enjoy the sun, if you can!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Trash goes Gatcha!





How often have you see someone wearing something that you really like, and asked them where they got if from, and they have answered "I got this out the The London City Trash-Can" ? 

Well probably never, but that is beside the point.  Hidden in the trash is a wealth of amusing and popular tat that some residents would give their eye teeth for!

The problem is that the trash-can only lets your rummage once or twice a day at most, and it is total pot luck what you will win.

How frustrating that can be if you are trying to win the Siamese Cat, Elise's Umbrella or the highly prized Oculus Rift accessory.

We share your pain and your frustration and we have come up with a revolutionary idea.   All the trash from the bin is also now available in "The World's Worst Gatcha" at 5L a go.

You can now have as many tries as you like to win the items that you covet the most.  And what is more, they come with transfer (only) perms, so you could even sell this junk and build an empire!

What a wise investment at only 5L a pop!   Happy Gatcha-ing!

The Trash-Can and the Gatcha, are located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/204/23





Singularity Viewer



The new Singularity viewer has some awesome new rendering effects.   Check out the reflection of the water Caribbean mode!

Singularity can be downloaded here: https://virtual-nexus.xyz/down/


Monday, July 22, 2019

Here comes Summer




Interesting week in old Blighty, with the mercury soaring,  Mrs May being put out to pasture, and Boris Johnson becoming the new Prime Minister!   -   School's out for Summer, and all the little darlings are logging in to Second Life.

Come rest your weary bodies in the Olympic sized paddling pool and melt in a group!


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Singularity Viewer Shop




Welcome Singularity Viewer shop to London City.  The official new home for Singularity Viewer.



You can grab the latest updates for Singularity here and also meet the team of Developers as classes will be forthcoming with the new release.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/190/211/24

Friday, July 19, 2019

Disco Bee Gees on Saturday!




A DISCO SPECTACULAR Event today at London City.

Disco Party from 12pm SLT (8pm uk) and the Bee Gees in Concert!

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful in all decades of performing, but the height of their fame was in the the 1970s Saturday Night Fever era.

Prolific song writers who wrote on average a song a fortnight for 50 years, they also has success writing for many other artists including, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Enjoy their music again as London City invites you to The Bee Gees in Concert this Saturday.
Disco Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later.

Moon Landing Anniversary





Back in 2016, we ran a poll, just for fun, asking visitors, "Has man really been to the moon?"

Back then, 71% of those polled believed it to be true, while 21% believed it to be false.

With the anniversary of the first moon landing today, we thought it might be interesting to run this same poll again and see if public opinion has changed at all.

Like last time, we ask you to consider a couple of points before you vote..

It was at the height of the cold war and the Russians were making all of the significant steps in space, leaving the rest of the world behind.    The Soviet Union had launched the first orbiting satellite, the first animal, and first man into space. They had logged five times the amount of hours in space than anyone else.

The launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and the potential of Soviet weapons in space, lead President Kennedy, in 1961, to declare that America would land a man on the moon. In 1962, piloted by John Glenn, Friendship 7 completed an earth orbit just 120 miles above the planet.

High above the earth at 1,000 miles and extending to 25,000 miles lay lethal bands of radiation called the Van Allen radiation belt.  Every manned mission in history since the first in 1961 to the present has been well below this radiation field, except Apollo.  In order to survive the hour and half journey through this radiation field, solid lead shielding would be required. Instead a thin sheet of foil was used as the only protection.

The furthest man had ever been in space was 250 miles in low earth orbit and the moon is 235,000 miles away.  The international space station orbits the earth at 245 miles.

A pocket calculator has more computing power than computers in the 1960s

In modern times, we have never returned to the moon.

So... "If you believe they put a man on the moon"..  Please vote yes!


And finally, here is video of me on that time I went into space..





Wednesday, July 17, 2019

World's End Pub - Bingo Night





The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday, is the place to be for Bingo and Pub Quiz fans.  Games are free to join and pay a cash jackpot for the most skilled and often the most lucky!


The Worlds End had a bumper Bingo Night has than ten cash prizes given out during the event.  Bingo is every Wednesday at 11pm SL (7pm UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/12/24



Sunday, July 14, 2019

Today in London




Scenes from last night's Disco party with Boney M

Today at 11am SL (7pm UK) Join Coffee and Bailey in the Substation for vintage tunes, followed by Katty over on the beach in London City West at 1pm SL (9pm UK) as Worlds End goes to the road.




Friday, July 12, 2019

Boney M on Saturday



Boney M is a 4 part vocal group.

Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Ferrell from Aruba. The band  formed in 1975 in Germany and they gained popularity through the disco era of the late 70's.

Boney M take to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, and many more!

TP to http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/109/23 



Friday, July 05, 2019

Donna Summer concludes Pride 2019



Saturday is Pride in RL London, the big parade marking the end of a month of celebrations.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL in world, when Donna Summer headlines the Pride Event in London City.

Check out the video from last year's Pride


Abranimations Free Gift - The Maybot dance!












FREE GIFT!

You too, can keep on dancing right out of the door...

To commemorate the highly successful premiership of British Prime Minister Theresa May, the lovely people at Abranimations have lovingly recreated some of her best dance moves!  Just like Mrs May's policies, they are in a crate, just inside the shop doorway in their London City store.

These wonderful Bento dances will keep you entertained and reminded of the glorious leadership we all enjoyed for what seems like the past hundred or so years.

Rush on over to Abranimations today to collect your souvenir dances, created especially for you!

Collect your free gift here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/39/108/24


Singularity - Avatar Cloud Issues



This week saw the final removal of the old UDP protocol from Second Life simulators.

Unfortunately it appears that a few viewers, most noticeably, Singularity, still had a few lines of  overlooked code that still relied on UDP.

If you are a cloud, or get lots of "unable to attach", or "unable to rez" messages, it is likely you are affected because your viewer is not up-to-date.

To correct this problem for Singularity head to https://virtual-nexus.xyz/down/ and download build version 7648.

Please note that the more recent builds 7667, 7676 and 7685 contain other associated problems yet to be ironed out.   7648 remains the latest stable viewer.

For other viewers, check to see if a update for your viewer has been released this week to correct the issue.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Happy Independence Day



Wishing our American friends across the great pond a very happy Independence Day.

On this day in 1776 the United States formally separated from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson, penned the Declaration of Independence and later went on to become America's 3rd President.  Nine years later, over breakfast one morning, he drew up the US Constitution, but history recalls it's principal author was actually 4th president James Madison.

Wherever you are, have a great day!


Tuesday, July 02, 2019

A visit by Philip Rosedale



Always a pleasure when Second Life founder, Philip Rosedale visits London City and answers some questions from intrigued Residents.   Was also nice to see the Lindens, Madori, Lilian, Whitney  and Patch here too.