Thursday, April 30, 2020

In this Together

And of course, a dance around the Maypole!

Happy 100th Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore is celebrating his 100th birthday at home with his family after his heroic fundraising efforts raised more than £30million for the NHS.

The World War Two veteran set out to walk 100 laps of his garden before his birthday today and set an initial target of  raising £1,000.

His fundraising efforts have since taken off and made him into a cult celebrity figure, and he has continued to walk laps of his garden and raise more money during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast of a Spitfire and a Hurricane arranged by the RAF flew over Capt Moore's home to mark his birthday, and he has been appointed as an honorary colonel.

He has received tributes from Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister, as well as over 125,000 Birthday cards.  He also set a new Guinness World Record for the most amount of money ever raised by an individual doing a charity walk. 

Happy Birthday to a national hero.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Substation and Worlds End today

Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join sun kissed Katty on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Here are a few pictures from last night's Adele concert..

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Queen's Birthday

Happy 94th Birthday to Her Majesty, The Queen.

The Queen's Birthday celebrations, including the gun salute have been cancelled as she continues to isolate in Windsor Castle with her husband of 72 years, Prince Philip.

Wishing The Queen a very Happy Birthday.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Substation today

It's Substation today at 11am SL (7pm UK) with top drag act Bailey & Coffee, followed by Katty and her Worlds End Crew on the beach at 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Last night's Drinkathon with Mavis Cock was a marvellous experience for those who can remember it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Last names are back!

Ten years ago, when you created a Second Life account, you chose your first name and then selected a Last name from a drop down menu, but this abruptly halted in 2010 when all new accounts were given the surname of Resident.

Ever since then the community in Second Life have been asking for the return of Last Names, but since Second Life was designed in a way that your name could never be changed, it was a herculean task to re-code all aspects of the grid to permit a surname of Resident to be changed to something else.

But now, if you have a premium account, for the one-off cost of $39.99 + Vat (if applicable) you can, at last change both your First and Last name!  Head to your dashboard to make any changes.

The actual list of available last names you can choose will change on a regular basis.  I asked if I was unhappy with my new selection, could I ever return to my original Last name and I was told that I could.  Additionally you can change your First name only and retain your original Last Name.

For a lot more information about this, see the labs blog here

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Safe at Home this Easter

This Easter weekend could be a long  and tough one, but thank heavens for this virtual world to take the edge of our collective solitude.

As a community we will make the best of this situation and enjoy Easter as much as we possibly can.

Through the long weekend we hope you will come and enjoy various parties, the Bible Bashing tongue in cheek concert, the Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race and a certain dubious race we hold each year that raises the odd eyebrow or two.

Shopping for groceries isn't easy either, but since you're already grabbing a chicken, you might as well grab a bottle of wine or some beers, so we can get inebriated in style.

Last weekend's Drinkathon was a dress rehearsal.  This weekend it's the real thing.  So start limbering up!

Instead of being stuck at home, consider this.. you are safe at home!

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Singularity Release 1.8.9

Singularity 1.8.9: Animesh, Bento, BoM, VMM and Experiences.

This brand new release of Singularity is all bells and whistles, and is fully up to date, with Bento, Animesh, Bakes on Mesh, Viewer Managed Marketplace, and Experience management.

This is the most comprehensive update to the popular Singularity viewer ever, bringing it on par with other popular viewers and often excelling against the top viewers thanks to its streamlined light, fast and thoughtful coding.

To get the new release head here:

However if you enjoy receiving much more frequent updates, or you are already running the Beta version, feel free to stay with the nightly builds which are currently on par with the official release, but will by their very nature soon surpass it.
The nightly builds are available here:

If you would like to support the Singularity Project, there is merchandise and a donation vendor to show your love at London City, the Official Singularity Shop

Substation today!

It's Substation today at 11am SL (7pm UK) with top drag act Bailey & Coffee, followed by Katty and her Worlds End Crew on the beach at 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Last night's Drinkathon with Blondie was a marvellous experience for those who can remember it!

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Drinkathon Declared!

Breaking News...

London City will be holding a Drinkathon at tonight's party which starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK).

The rules are simple, have a chug every time your beloved DJ messes up, gets confused or crashes the intro on a record.

Please drink responsibly blah blah blah, and see you at the Party!

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

April Fools free zone

We had a great April fools planned for this year, before the world went tits-up.   We had intended to land you on a region sized flat green grass in the sky via a forced landing point to make it look like London City had moved.

However, after talking it through with our team, we decided that any joke that involves deception at the moment is probably in poor taste.

So instead, we hope you enjoy firing yourself out of the cannon we have placed in the hub area in London City.   If you aim it correctly, you can fire your avatar over 2 regions distance!  Enjoy.

PS: We'll get you good and proper next year!