Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bright Canopy an alternative to SL Go

With only 250 signatures on the petition to save SL Go, one could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps the market for a Second Life streaming service is far too niche to be of interest to developers.

Bright Canopy think otherwise and held their first meeting with Second Life residents on 25th April to explained that this service should be similar to SL Go, but will be web browser based, initially using Chrome.  So, if a device or PC can run Chrome then in theory it should be able to use this service as an alternative to SL Go, which ends tomorrow.

Bright Canopy is in closed beta right now, but will be a premium service accepting payment via credit card or Bitcoin, with plans to add Paypal and Linden Dollars after launch.

The service still seems to be a way off from launching, but appears to be the most likely successor to SL Go.

For information about Bright Canopy, see the notes from the in-world meeting here

Monday, April 27, 2015

General Election Polling Station

The UK goes to the polls on 8th May to elect the Government for the next five years.

Last time in 2010, no party polled sufficient enough votes to become an outright winner, resulting in a coalition being formed between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Here in London City, our voting system is a little simpler.  Click the party you want to vote for and whoever polls the most, wins our election.

It is just for fun and no data is recorded.  Cast your vote here:

Last time London City went to the polls was for the mayoral elections in 2012 and your polling closely matched the vote of RL Londoners.  See the Story Here

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Ma'am

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen.  89 years young today.

Her Majesty has a day off today, with no royal engagements and will celebrate her birthday in the privacy of Windsor Castle.

Her Official Birthday is held in June.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Broadcasting Centre

Second Life's most popular destination expands its entertainment department with the opening of London City Radio.

Located atop the newly renovated Broadcasting Centre, London City Radio plays the best in contemporary hits and retro music. Streaming live 24 hours a day, LCR features a twice daily Alternative Music show playing hits from the 50's to the 80's and include many of your top Brit Pop performers. Using state of the art technologies, LCR delivers crisp clear digital sound.

Also located at Broadcasting Centre are our new television facilities. Drop by the studio and take part in London Live chat show or catch a glimpse of Fanny and Floyd on the cookery programme.

London City has always offered the best in entertainment and with these new facilities we are poised to take Second Life broadcasting to the next level.

Drop by London City and enjoy all that Second Life's most popular destination has to offer.

Sunday Papers

I deny it all and I will drink to that.  Same again today at 11am SL (7pm UK) at Substation? :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen - Saturday

The coolest cowboy of all,  the man in black, returns this Saturday.

Dust off those chaps and put your spurs on for Johnny Cash and The Highwaymen, appearing here in London City!

Singer Songwriters, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson and Waylon Jennings unite to perform their most famous songs in one amazing concert.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with The Highwaymen on Stage at 1pm SL.


London Weekend begins..

The Weekend has started in London City.  Come join us for an afternoon bevy courtesy of the mobile bar

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer in The City

Here in Old Blighty we're enjoying the first of the summer sun, with temperatures soaring to 76F today in London.

Usually the Weather in April is like this for about a week to ten days and then goes back to being a little less balmy until the Summer starts proper. 

So, whilst this may indeed be a 'False Summer', make the most of it and get down to the new pool side in London City North and enjoy the swim balls and floats.   There is even a bar for those of you who need a beer whilst relaxing!

London City Pool:

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Loading Inventory

With the latest server rolls this week, the old fashioned UDP way of loading your inventory is no longer supported, so the only option is using HTTP to fetch your inventory.   It has always been a much quicker way to load your inventory library, so the chances are you have been using it for years already.

Should you accidently turn off the HTTP loading of inventory, as of today, your inventory will not longer load and you will be a cloud.

So best not to mess with this switch, or better still upgrade your viewer as soon as the latest update becomes available.

For those people who use Singularity, the update became available today and this removes the UDP method of inventory fetching, so you cannot bugger up your inventory by accident.

You can download the latest version here:

Monday, April 06, 2015

Down on the beach

It was great fun to listen to Summer songs and chill on the beach today with all of you who visited for a bit of Barbie.

We hope you also enjoyed Dolly Parton, The Seekers, The Spring Ball, The Egg n Spoon, The Crucifix Race and Exploding Egg hunt and thank you so much for coming to London City for Easter.   We hope you enjoyed it as much as we have.

A short week ahead of us, then we get to do it all over again!