Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Genesis Viewer RELEASE 1.5.764

We very much hope that our current testers will continue to use the Nightly Builds. It is thanks to their testing that we can find and fix issues quickly. Those on the Nightly build will always get features and fixes quicker than the Releases.  This release build is identical to the Nightly build of the same number.

Changes since Release: 1.4.706


- Search and Replace links in 'saved outfits' to globally update all outfits.  
Scenario: when a mesh body has been updated, you would search the old link in an outfit, right click it and 'replace link' with the new object, which will create new links throughout your 'wardrobe', replacing the original link.  

- Search and Delete links: You can also delete a link entirely through-out saved outfits.  Scenario, you have a non-bento item that has accidentally been saved throughout your wardrobe and you don't want it any more.

- Customise your friendship requests in Prefs > Adv. Chat setting a new default message when offering friendship. (Left blank, it defaults to 'Would you like to be my friend?', in your chosen language.

- Drag and Drop inventory from one tab to another.
Example: You are in 'Recent' tab and wish to move an item into your "all" tab.  Click and drag the item to the 'All items' tab.  This will change your active tab, and whilst still holding the mouse button, locate where you wish to place the item in your folders and drop it in there.

- Hit Boxes for combat players.  Toggle on/off with Alt+Shift+B

- Group notices can now either display at the top left, middle or top right.  Handy if you frequently get dialog boxes about payments opening over the top of your notices (when set to default, right).  Prefs > Genesis > Adv. Features

- Graphics Quality presets are now available by using /setdebug gestures.  Please collect the Gesture pack from the Genesis main-store.  You can also create your own including effects, windlight and more. (You must enable, Prefs > Adv. Chat: Chat/IM and enable "set /debug".

- Right clicking a person's name in their profile opens a menu subsystem including ability to Abuse Report with name already filled in on report.

- Ability to Abuse Report by right-clicking a Resident's name in any text chat, IM or group IM.

- Ability to constantly have Frames Per Second on screen via, Prefs > Genesis > Adv. Features "display FPS on screen" and tick to show at the top of the screen or un-ticked for bottom (default).

- Active (voice) Speakers can additionally be controlled by clicking the chevrons ">>" in the local chat floater.  This setting will persist through relog, until you choose otherwise.
Click the persons name in the right side panel for moderation and adjusting individual volume for that resident.


- "..is typing bug", when no one is typing!  Although if a user presses the space-bar or a character and does not send the message, it will still appear.

- Fixed FPS appearing in snapshot mode :)

- Fixed annoying typo's when initialising cache system.


- Don't log group notices to genesis.log they are irrelevant.

- Fetch recent chat history, only if it is Group Chat and not private IM, because this is already handled locally in Viewer Preferences / chat logging options.

- Removed more chunks of Opensim code for optimising Genesis for SL.  Still much more spaghetti to unravel.  Opensim code is a bit like Norton's,  it exists everywhere.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Easter Holidays and a Televangelist Musical in London City

Jebus is coming on Saturday 8th April at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK)

Advance Notice for your Diary.  The Televangelist Revival will be in town on Easter Saturday, 8th April.   Cryin', Prayin', Drinkin' and Redeeming your souls for you!

You know how we love our long weekends here in the UK during the Spring and Summer.

The following 'Bank Holidays' (Public Holidays) will see 3 day weekend Events here in London City inSL.

Fri 7th April  - Good Friday

Mon 10th April - Easter Monday

Mon 1st May - May Day Holiday

Mon 8th May - Coronation of King Charles III

Mon 29th May - Spring Bank Holiday


Sunday, March 26, 2023

British Summer Time begins

The clocks in Europe went forward 1 hour in the night, and here in UK, British Summer time begins.

This means that we're back in sync with the USA and the standard 8 hour difference in SL time.  You can once again expect our events at regular SL times.

At 11am SL today (7pm UK) join Bailey and Coffee for Substation, and at 1pm SL (9pm UK), join Katty on the Beach for Quizzes and Music as Worlds End goes on the road.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Dusty Springfield on Saturday

Perhaps one of the most iconic looks of the 1960's belongs to singer Dusty Springfield, with her white backcombed hair and thick eyeliner.  It was a look that so many have tried to emulate.

Dusty, hit the charts in 1963 with I Only Want To Be With You, and from that moment on both sides of the Atlantic, a star was born.  She followed her first hit up with many more, including Wishin' and Hopin', I Only Want To Be With You, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, and Son of A Preacher Man and many many more.

Dusty is appearing in London City on Saturday and the party starts at 1pm SL time (8pm UK), with the show an hour later at 2pm SL time.

Clocks go forward tonight in Europe and UK.  Back not normal times next week.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Worlds End Pub - BINGO NIGHT win CASH!

Famous for its warm beer and cold food, we present, The Worlds End Pub and Eatery. Est. 2009.

The only pub in the British Isles that still serves Scampi and Chips on a red serviette in a basket.  Fried chicken is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.

The pub features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK)

(Posh because the doors have been put back on the toilets since unmentionable vandalism. Please ask at the bar for toilet paper if needed)

A truly astonishing experience! <tm>

Sunday, March 19, 2023

How's your head?

It was the climax of the St. Patrick's day weekend last night in London City.  The crusty Dubliners put on a wonderful show, which always sound so much better when you are inebriated.

Parties continue today at 12pm SL at Substation, then straight over to Worlds End on the beach from 2pm SL as they celebrate the coming of the summer..

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Dubliners on Saturday - Get the Beers in!

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.

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 1pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 2pm SL.


As a Special Treat, here is a vintage video to forewarn you of what to expect!


Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pissed as a fart, "Two fingers of whisky please"

A very happy St. Patrick's day to you all!

You can join everyone in Lala's at 2pm SLT (9pm UK) for a right proper knees up with copious amounts of liquor.

St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Partaay, was born in Belfast in 1955 and is credited with forcing Christianity on the people of Ireland.  But he did some good things too..  He was the first 3 parts pissed Bishop who would regularly have a nip, mid-sermon for medicinal purposes whilst singing Hymn's in the style of Boris Yeltsin.

The Apostle of Ireland, came to a sticky end when he fell into a vat of rum in 1995, but left this world with a smile and a burp.

Let's all party today, its what St. Patrick would have wanted!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Clocks change in SL but not in Europe yet

For the next 2 weeks it is utter confusion, as the US clocks (and therefore the Second Life clocks) have gone forward an hour, two-weeks before we in Europe catch up.

Here in London City, we still operate UK times for our clubs and concerts, so, until 26th March all of our regular events are 1 hour later than usual.

Here are pictures from the Nolan's Concert (with Kim Woodburn), last night.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Going Irish: The Nolans in Concert, on Saturday

It is The Nolan's on Saturday!

The Nolan's, who originally formed in 1974 as The Nolan Sisters, are an Irish/British girl group, famous for uptempo covers of well known songs.

In their own right, they are most famous for I'm In The Mood For Dancing, which when released in 1979, topped the charts around the world, and to this day, remains one of the most famous disco songs of the era.

The sisters, Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda and Bernie, became regular favourites, appearing on many weekly prime-time shows, including The Two Ronnies.

Family feuds, ill health and the death of Bernie, put a stop to their act in the 2000's but the band reformed again in 2009, but stopped performing again by 2014.

Enjoy this show on Saturday at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), featuring all the Nolan's at the height of their popularity, with special guest, Kim Woodburn, who recently appeared quite demented along side Coleen Nolan on multiple shows!

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Irish Festival for St. Patrick

Running through March is all things Irish.

We hope you enjoyed the Joe Dolan show last night.  Next week another Irish turn in the form of The Nolans.   Saturday at 12pm SL time in London City.

Friday, March 03, 2023

Joe Dolan on Saturday

The Irish Festival begins, with top Irish turn, Joe Dolan this Saturday. 

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Friday, February 24, 2023

Neil Diamond to Rock London

This weekend we will all need to blow off some steam and party!  Best open a bottle of Red whilst you're at it.  It's going to be a drinkathon.

On Saturday our main event at Party In The Park will be the legendary Neil Diamond in Concert.  Neil will be singing all of the famous songs from over the years and this is a concert not to be missed.

The party starts at 1pm SL (8pm UK) and Neil Diamond and his band takes to the stage at 2pm SL (9pm UK).

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Worlds End Pub

The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday and Sundays 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!

Cash Prize Bingo today from 11am SLT then Cash for Questions Quiz!

Pop into the Worlds End for warm pint and a cold pie any time!

Friday, February 17, 2023

Ride on The Peace Train, with Cat Stevens

Widely known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, Yusaf Islam is a British Singer Songwriter born in 1948.

In 1972 one of his first albums Vatch Bull at Four, spent fifteen weeks at number 1.

Cat Stevens has always delivered by song, a message of peace.  His most famous songs include Matthew and Son, The First Cut is the Deepest, Moonshadow, Peace Train, Father and Son, Wild World and Morning has Broken.

In 2006 after a 28 year break he returned to pop music and still continues to tour today.

Enjoy the PEACE music of Cat Stevens this Saturday as part of our Love-In Festival.
The party begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Visit London City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/82/105/23

Monday, February 13, 2023

Genesis Release 1.4.706

 We very much hope that our current Genesis testers will continue to use the Nightly Builds. It is thanks to their testing that we can find and fix issues quickly. Those on the Nightly build will always get features and fixes quicker than the Releases.  This release build is identical to the Nightly build of the same number.

Changes since Release: 1.3.662


- Group Chat History.  See group chat whilst you were offline, by opening the group chat.  Also shows the last hour if a group chat opens on a new message.  Older messages show in italic.  See Notes below.

- Added ability to have digital read out for FPS at the top or bottom right of the screen.  Prefs > Genesis > Adv. Features.

- A faster cache poke when initialising the viewer.

- Drag and Drop open IM floaters, reworked.


- Fixed rare cases of worn items moving to Lost and Found on login.

- Fixed login from command line, to launch the viewer from a command prompt and login.

- Fixed double message being received when group IM history opens on its own.

- Fixed sometimes an open IM tab needs to be pressed twice to bring it to focus/foreground.

- Fixed profile floater jumble on Spanish language.


- Removed "please wait" on group chats when there is no need to wait!

- For bug a squashing introduced round-robin log files.  Genesis log will now keep the 5 latest log files and dispose of them first in, first out.   Format is: Genesis-yyyy-mm-day-session_starting_time.log

- Program Markers reflect Genesis as program name

- Change default value for CulTimeoutLowSpeedTime from 30 to 100 to help with older or not standard sample rate streams,  (but for optimum performance use 56k or 128k when possible).

- Changed default (on initial install) for online friends pop-up chiclet from True to False (hooray!).

- Tied in FPS to the cancel button which was missing on Nightly 700.

- BroadcastViewerEffects particle beams (when selecting, inspecting, editing) defaults to off on initial install.  Better for privacy.


In an effort to get this release to you as quickly as possible due to the inconvenience of the Lost & Found server bug, we have held back a couple of fixes for testing and will get these done during the week for the Nightly build users.   They are:

We are aware that the search floater cannot be resized on 1024 x 768 displays and will fix this in the Nightly builds shortly.

Aware that FPS will show in snapshots unless you disable FPS digital readouts first.

Finally.. Group IM Message history is liable to change due to a bug Linden Lab found in their code.  We will adjust ours accordingly when they apply the new routines.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Matt Monro's Love-In for Valentines

On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.

Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.

In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.

The man with the warm and beautiful voice brought enormous pleasure to millions and had many celebrity fans including Frank Sinatra who said of Monro after his death: “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough.”

He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These)From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).

Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL

Concert Area TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Genesis Viewer, First TPV with Group Message History

On Tuesday, Linden Lab announced:

The Second Life viewer and servers have added a feature for group chat, providing recent message history. 

Have you ever logged into Second Life and your group chat opens with the punchline of a joke? Now you’ll be able to read back and see what it was. The chat servers save messages from the last hour, so you won’t miss what’s happening.

A viewer update is required to use this new feature, and will be part of a future release.

Genesis Viewer is pleased to announce that we are the first TPV to have this feature fully implemented from our Nightly Build, 689 onwards.

Opening any group when you login will show you what was said in the hour before your session started.
Linden Lab intends to lengthen amount of time that group history is saved for, after initial testing.

You can download the Genesis Nightly Build 689 from https://genesisviewer.org

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

The Love Machine

Mr and Mrs Bliss found true love.
Using NASA technology, London City presents, "The Love Machine".

A twentieth-century spooled computer, that uses elaborate algorithms, to match you to your perfect date!

All you have to do is touch the machine and tell it, if you are looking for a man or a woman, and the computer will, in an instant, access trillions of lonely heart's profile, buzz, click and fart a bit, and then spit out the name of your perfect match.

Our  state of the art computer which formerly powered the entire grid, is only here for a short time, so hurry along during February and find the love of your life!

Visit the Love Machine here  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/78/212/23

PS: It is just for fun.

Friday, February 03, 2023

Neil Sedaka on Saturday

As part of the Valentine's season, London City invites you to a romantic evening at the Love-In stage.

Neil Sedaka will be there singing his favourite love songs to get you into the spirit of the event.

With a career spanning 55 years, Sedaka is one of America's most prolific singer songwriters, and has written over 500 songs for himself and other artists including Connie Francis for whom he wrote Stupid Cupid.

His most famous songs include, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Solitaire, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Oh Carol.

Party in The Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Sedaka in Concert at 1pm SL.


Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The London City Love-In

Find love in London City.  With over 3,500 unique visitors every day, your special someone is out there. You only need to finds them and what better way than to come to the romantic events planned throughout February?

If you're not single, or not looking, no problem.  Bring a bottle and come and get sloshed on the dance floor, with the best grid parties ever to have graced a virtual world.

We hope you will join us.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Friday, January 27, 2023

David Bowie on Saturday

The influential singer/songwriter excelled at glam rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop and even punk during his 40 year career.

He had just released his 25th album, Blackstar on 8th January, his 69th Birthday, just two days before his death in January 2016.

His memorable hits include, Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Changes, Under Pressure, China Girl, Modern Love, Rebel, Rebel, All the Young Dudes, Panic in Detroit, Fashion, Life on Mars, and Suffragette City.

Join us in London City at 12pm SL (8pm UK) this Saturday, to enjoy all of these hits and more at David Bowie in Concert.

Event starts 12pm SL  /  Show at 1pm SL

Concert:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/112/24

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Genesis Viewer at Second Pride

A big thank you to Billy Arentire of ::boyberry:: fashion for sponsoring Genesis Viewer with its own store at Second Pride for the next 14 months.   An extremely generous thing to do for the project and this really helps to get Genesis Viewer on the map!

You can visit Genesis at Second Pride here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Second%20Pride%20East/79/172/38

For more information about Genesis Viewer see https://genesisviewer.org

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gordon Lightfoot on Saturday!

Singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will be performing his most famous songs on Saturday.

The Canadian born performer is perhaps best known for his songs rather than his performances of them.  His material has been recorded by (to name but a few), Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Scott Walker, Eric Clapton and Glen Campbell.

His most famous songs include, "For Lovin' Me", "Early Morning Rain", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Sundown", "Carefree Highway", "Rainy Day People" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" 

Still performing to this day, Gordon Lightfoot remains one of the most poetic and evocative song writers of all time.

Enjoy his concert here in London City.  The event is on Saturday at 1pm SL time (8pm UK), with the concert at 2pm SL time.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Bruce Springsteen on Saturday

On Saturday, our tribute band performs a Brucie Bonus.

Bruce Springsteen an American singer/songwriter, also known as The Boss, made the song Born To Run in 1975, but had to wait another decade before becoming internationally famous in the mid-80s with Born in the USA.

He has sold more than 64 million albums and more than 120 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Join us in London City for our tribute to The Boss, on Saturday. 

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm.

Friday, January 06, 2023

Amy Winehouse on Saturday

This weekend we invite you to Amy Winehouse in concert.

Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter who experienced a brief and dazzling career.  In 2006 she became mainstream famous with the release of Rehab and quickly followed this up with Back to Black and You Know I'm No Good.

Later, she became as famous as her music for her drug fuelled chaotic lifestyle, frequently appearing on stage completely off her tits and sometimes booed by the audience for giving a less than satisfactory performance.

This extremely talented but troubled songwriter died suddenly in July 2011 aged just 27.

Her legacy is that of soulful deep dark and meaningful songs and her iconic image which will be recognised instantly for many years to come.

Enjoy the music of Amy Winehouse here in London City:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/107/24

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 9pm SL.