Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Farewell to Oz Linden

On Tuesday evening the Linden's held a farewell party for Oz, who after almost 11 years at the Lab, has decided that now uplift is complete, his mission is accomplished. Quite rightly Oz wants to retire and on a high note and leaves Second Life in a scalable position with a bright future.

A party was held on Simon Linden's region and as you can see for yourself, the Vice President of Engineering was an immensely popular Linden.   

We wish him all the very best with his future endeavours.


Monday, February 22, 2021

This Week at Madame Lala's


From the Offices of HRH Madame Bailey:  This week's Lala's events (all times are in SL / PST)

Monday - noon SLT - DJ Alva with an eclectic mix

Tuesday - 1pm SLT - DJ Katty with featured artist Elvis Costello

Thursday - 1pm SLT - DJ DeSantis with a random mix

Friday - 1pm SLT - DJ Bailey with the musical theme of Fetish*

*Contains adult content.  Bailey contains nuts.


Madame Bailey goes on to say, "Ladles and genitals - see attached notecard for the rundown on this week's events at Madame Lala's.   If you have any questions, please keep them to yourselves - we are a club not a support service.  Toodles."

Sunday, February 21, 2021

A lovely love-in

 Last night at our CND site full of nuclear disarmament ladies with hairy legs and guys with hair down to their ankles, we basked in the glory that was Cat Stevens, who told us where we were going wrong.

After a bit of bra burning, the crowd settled down for a love-in with copious amounts of grog.  We were soothed by his melodic voice and whatever we were smoking at the time.

And in case you missed the World News of The Week in 3 minutes.. here it is..

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Singularity Beta update

The Singularity team are back in Beta development, squashing some bugs and adding some features. The first such patch/nightly build/beta (call it what you will, was released last night).  

Fixes for Build: 8419

An issue with persistent notifications, it should make startup faster! There's now MaxPersistentNotifications to cap how many are stored.

A rare shutdown crash.

The method of loading of texture precache list.

We no longer use http for the login splash page, so on grids that use https splash page, it won't fail to load!

RLVa is now pretending to be a higher version (we don't support everything in that version yet, but we do support a lot of it).

Missing strings added to mesh preview floater.

Dimensions text in mesh preview floater will no longer be cut off.

DAE import is now better (and supports DAE files made using MAXON Cinema 4D, and Model-space transformations are applied to skinned model and bind shape matrix.

httpS audio streams are now allowed.

Offline item deliveries fix has been added from upstream (receive inventory when you are not online).

The installer will no longer be annoying about VLC.


Shyotl optimized some rendering stuff so it should make things faster

These dependencies have been updated: openjpeg

Grab the 'nightly' build here: Nightly Builds

If you already run the Beta and there's no reason not to always run it, as it always matches a release somewhere along the line, you can just download it and install it over the top of your existing version.

Running the Beta always seems the best option as you can roll forward and backwards with releases you like the best, rather be set in stone with the full release which tends to happen on an annual basis.

If you are moving from the Release to the Beta, you will need to copy your settings (preferences)  to keep your settings:

Open a Command Prompt:  WindowsKey + R, then type CMD and press enter.

cd  %appdata%\secondlife\user_settings     (Press Enter)

copy settings_singularity.xml settings_singularitybeta.xml  (Press Enter)

You should now be good to go.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Getting ready for Spring

Here in Old Blighty...   Spring is on it's way!

Substation tarted up

A Second Life estate is very much like repainting the Forth Bridge.  Each time you complete a building project, you notice something else that has become a bit neglected. 

Substation was one such case.  The beloved club in the disused Hobbs End station was at least five years old and was crying out for modernisation, whilst preserving the original feel of the underground.

We hope you will like the new innards, some of which should be subtle enough to go unnoticed as intended.

In other news, we've finally reset the prize in the Poker game and its all to play for!   Highest score in 99 hours from now, will win this stunning picture of the delightful Beverly Sisters, for your bedroom wall.  Imagine that, the Bevs looking over you while you sleep. How creepy.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

It is officially the most romantic day of the year and cupid will be fanning the flames of love and rekindling some dying embers as he goes around shooting arrows all over the place.

There are those people who think that Valentine's Day is an expensive rip-off for those in a relationship, forced to pay three times the going rate for flowers or an evening out.  And others who think it exploits loneliness in those who want to be in a relationship but are not..  And then there are people out there who look forward to showering their beau with lots of presents and candy.

Regardless of how you feel about the day itself, there are lots of people online in Second Life which means lots of chances to strike up new friendships, and what better place to do it than the Substation Valentine's Ball today at 11am SL (7pm UK).

Come enjoy some happy tunes and a finger buffet.  See you there, and Happy Valentines Day!

And don't forget to visit the Love Machine in the Hub and click it for your perfect date!  

Pictures from the Love-In

Some pictures from last nights Love-In at London City.

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Worlds End and Substation today

Substation is open today from 11am SL time (7pm UK) with Madame Bailey and Coffee playing their favourite wax cylinders of music from days gone by.  Followed by Katty bearing all on the Beach for Worlds End at 1pm SL time.

Here are some snaps from last night's Sedaka concert.

Monday, February 01, 2021

Love is in the air

It's time for a Love-In at London City, where that special person you've had your eye on, could be wooed with candy and flowers, and a dinner and dance.

Through February join us for romantic themed concerts and events and keep an eye out for the Love Machine, which will find you a perfect match!