Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday's event



Last night was the start of London Pride in RL and what a nice tie-in it provided to Pride in London City.   Here are a few pictures taken from the event.  The pictures were taken on the new release of Singularity which ran super smooth without a hitch.  Give it a try!



Friday, June 17, 2016

Saturday Pride: Top Turns





Join us for the start of our tie in to RL Pride today, Over 12 hours of Carnival and fun, starting at 8am SL Time (4pm UK).

All times shown are SL time (PDT)

8am Anthems 
9am Judy Garland in Concert 
10am One Night in Heaven with Pants People
1pm Donna Summer in Concert
3pm Bar Soho on the Pride Road








Bar Soho and Worlds End Pub will also be running events from the main concert area, right through until Sunday morning!

Also,  Win 1000L for being The Best Pride Outfit!

Next week Pride reaches its climax with the Parade and ABBA in Concert.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Singularity Viewer 1.8.7 (6861) - Full Release





It's been a while since the last full release of the popular Singularity Viewer, with many of its users opting into the Alpha path to receive updates.

The wait is now over with a full main release: Singularity version 1.8.7 (6861) Dated 16th June 2016, is now available to download from http://www.singularityviewer.org/

For those wishing to remain on the Alpha path and receive this current version and the more frequent updates (although some will of course be better than others), see the Alpha download page and download the most recent version.
You need to use this to preserve the current directory structure of the Alpha paths if you intend to remain using Alpha releases. http://alpha.singularityviewer.org/alpha/

As with all viewer upgrades, its always best to uninstall the old viewer first.  Your settings will be preserved.

Here is a reminder of some of our favourite additional settings that can be used to customize Singlarity viewer:

CTL+P > System > Security  autoteleport when region is restarting (drop LM in here)

Debug:
LiruShowTransactionThreshold = 2 Do not pop up a notification box for amounts less than this value.
UISndRestart = UUID of sound to play on restart (replaces Torley Linden)
AlchemyRegionRestartShake = true  Shake the screen when region restart is imminent
ShortDateFormat  for European format:     %Y-%m-%d   change to   %d/%m/%Y for Europe
LiruLegacyLandmarks = true/false  Landmark saved with position e.g. (22, 258, 23)
LiruSensibleARC = False   Show new style render Weights (FS style) not Costs
ShowSimChannel = True    Shows the Server name on About land top bar next to region name
LiruMapShowAvCount = True    Map shows amount of avatars next to region name
AvatarNameColour = override the default name colours, you can still colour friends in vanity
LiruShowLastNameResident =  Turn on or off  last names ending in 'Resident' (on CTL+P too)
LiruNewARCLimit = Change threshold colour on Av Weight (suggest 120k value for >230kARC)
FontScreenDPI= (default is 96.0) try 104.0 for slightly bigger lettering
RadarNameSystem=3  Show Legacy (display)
FriendNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
GroupMembersNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
IMNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)

Sadly,  no Mac version currently available.  A note from the Singularity team:
Unfortunately, we are left without a Mac dev and we would welcome applications. If anyone at all knows a mac user that knows how to program in C++, then PLEASE ask them if they would like to help us out so we can start offering an up-to-date singu for Mac.

London City at SL13B - Opens Sunday



London City, official London of Second Life Birthday

A date for your diary..  
Join us on Sunday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for a street party at London City at the launch of SL13B

Monday, June 13, 2016

Book of Condolence for the victims and families of Orlando Florida




If you would like to sign our Book of Condolence for the victims and families of the tragic event in Orlando Florida, click the book in-world and leave your message.

We will send your messages via email to the management of  'Pulse Club' at the weekend to be shared with the families and friends.

Sign the book here:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/118/5/23

Hillary trumps Trump



In March we assumed that it would be a Trump v Clinton race to the White House and asked you to cast your votes.   At the time it was Trump 64 (43%), Clinton 85 (57%).

Now that it is definitely a Trump v Clinton election, we polled you again at the weekend to see if your opinion had changed.

Almost no change at all in your opinions with Trump scoring 62 (42%) and Clinton scoring 87 (58%).

It is worth noting that Trump seems to score much better in the middle of the night UK time which would be USA prime time.  This could indicated that he is more popular in the USA than in the UK.



Victims in Orlando Florida



It is with great sadness we learn of such a shocking event in Orlando Florida.  Our thoughts are with the victims and families and everyone affected.







Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pride in London City



Pride runs through June here in London City.    Next week is the main event with Judy Garland in the afternoon, Pants People, One Night in Heaven and Donna Summer in the evening!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Happy Official Birthday to The Queen



Her Majesty the Queen turned 90 in April, but today is her official Birthday.   This cunning tradition of doubling up on pressies, originated after a bleak wartime childhood where she would receive just a tangerine and maybe the odd country or two to add to her Empire.

Happy 180th Birthday ma'am.  

See you at London Pride tonight,  for the Bee Gees in Concert.

HRH tries out new Tonka Toy

Friday, June 10, 2016

This weekend at Pride in London City: The Bee Gees




Enjoy a night of Disco around the Pride theme, as we welcome the Gibb Brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice, better known as the Bee Gees.


Apart from the hundreds of songs that they are so famous for, the Bee Gee's have also written for other artists including Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, and the musical scores for films, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Titanic.





Selling more than 220 million records, it is estimated that the brothers, wrote just short of one thousand songs and scores, averaging one a fortnight for  40 years.

The Disco begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and you can enjoy the Bee Gee's concert here at 1pm SL on Saturday.

Win 250L for Best in PRIDE

Tammy also sings!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/110/23



Sunday, June 05, 2016

A look back at London City at Second Life Birthday





London City is the official London of the Second Life 13th Birthday celebrations.  This is our seventh year at SLB.   Here are some of our previous exhibits:  SL13B opens 18th June.


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

'Project Bento' now on the Main Grid



Project Bento has been in development for over a year and  since the end of 2015 the lab has been rigorously testing this new system enhancement.

Yesterday they announced a much wider test.  See the blog announcement here.

The addition of 90 extra bones to the skeleton will mean a revolution in realism for the avatars. Also, 30 extra face bones which can be  tied into appearance sliders will make for super realistic expressions.

Initially you will need to use the Project Bento viewer until these changes are implemented in the viewer of your choice.

Although it is still in testing, the rolling of the code to the main grid, indicates the project is nearing completion.

See the video below for more details: