Sunday, September 27, 2015

The weekend in video review



Here is the Video of last nights action here in London City.   It's in hi-def so be sure to click the little cog and select the playback rate.   Enjoy!



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bright Canopy - Run SL in your Web Browser



After a spluttering initial launch and having ironed out some problems, Bright Canopy, the service that lets you stream Second Life via a web browser, offering a new lease of life for slower computers and superior streaming for android devices is available again from Wednesday 23rd September.

Bright Canopy says:

Bright Canopy has been down now for almost one month. We have done our best to be transparent and communicative during the downtime. We have been working with Frame on a new pricing plan that will allow us to offer the service immediately. We will continue working on options that will improve our costs on the back-end and allow more  flexibility in the future.

The service will be charged at US$17 per month for 20 hours service, additional charging at $0.02 per minute.

For information, head to their site here: https://www.brightcanopy.com/

Monday, September 21, 2015

London City Videos



As requested, here are most of the London City videos in one play list, with just a handful missing.

There are 92 videos here, so you might want to make a cuppa before you settle down for some viewing.    Enjoy!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday in Video Review



We hope you had a great time with us all here in London City last night.    For those who couldn't make it and for those of you who did, here are some of the highlights from this weekend so far.

(As usual its in Hi-Def, so click the little cog on the playback and choose the quality you prefer).



Friday, September 18, 2015

Take That! in Concert



On Saturday, the biggest British sensation since the Beatles,  TAKE THAT are here in London City.

Join this most famous boy band for an evening of their most popular songs of all time.

Party in The Park will start at 12pm SL (8pm UK), with Take That in concert at 1pm SL.

Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/103/23

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lab asks you to update your payment info



Today, Linden Lab blogged:

Second Life is transitioning to a new payments processor for credit cards. If you use a credit card for Second Life payments and have not added or updated your billing information since July 7, 2015, we strongly encourage you to re-enter your information to avoid any potential disruption of services. If you use PayPal or Skrill for Second Life payments, no action is needed.

Full story: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Update-Your-Second-Life-Payment-Info-Today/ba-p/2966060


Monday, September 14, 2015

Spook your friends!




It is amazing what some people throw away. The Regent's Park bin has 60 items to collect, including some cash!

Someone has carelessly discarded two Wearable Voodoo dolls in the trash can.   Be sure to visit and see if you are the proud new owner of one of them.   You can name them and click them to stick pins in. Will there be enough to go around?
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/84/225/24

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Last Night in The City - The Video Review



Enjoy the video of last night's action here in London City.  The video is in Hi-Def, so click that little cog to improve the quality.  See you for Substation at 11am SL (7pm UK)


Friday, September 11, 2015

Neil Diamond set to Rock the Park




This Saturday, enjoy the incredible talents of Neil Diamond as he performs all of his most famous songs from the 70's, in concert here at Regent's Park

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), with the concert at 1pm SL.


Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/91/105/23


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Avatar Complexity (Render Weight)



A new tool is on its way to Second Life,  "Avatar Complexity".

Currently being beta tested via 'Project Quick Graphics Viewer', the viewer will let you know at logon how complex your avatar is.

20k to 60k is normal.
Linden Lab explains, Avatar Rendering Complexity is a measure of how difficult it is to draw an avatar; it's a number that can range from just a few hundred to several hundred thousand. It is affected by your avatar shape and what you're wearing. Since drawing avatars can be one of the most expensive parts of rendering a Second Life scene, complexities at the upper end of the range can cause severe viewer performance problems. Being aware of your own complexity and that of those around you can be an important part of managing the performance of your viewer and how you affect the performance of others.

Regular visitors to London City will know that Render Weights are already monitored to ensure the protection of visitors from those using highly complex, or badly designed attachments.  High weights degrade the performance for other residents, sometimes crashing their sessions.

For more information see the Resources tab above and also the link to Avatar Rendering Complexity on the Second Life Wiki