Friday, March 31, 2017

Free Dance Gift from Abranimations




Check out the revamped Abranimations store in London City.  A brand new crisp layout featuring their most up-to-date products including the awesome Bento Dances.

This week Abranimations released two more Bento dance sets. They include some Bhangra dances & some Tutting Dances.

Free this weekend only is one of the Tutting Dances, located in a crate next to the Tutting demo.  Buy it for 0L and enjoy!

Visit Abranimations: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/31/143/24

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Leaving the European Union






Today is the day that Britain files Article 50, it's formal notice of intent to withdraw from the European Union.  By triggering this Article, Britain agrees to leave the bloc by 29th March 2019.

From then on, treaties that govern membership of the EU will no longer apply to Britain.

The terms of exit will be negotiated between Britain’s 27 counterparts, and each will have a veto over the conditions.

After the Brexit, Britain will be able to self govern again, create its own trade routes, control its borders, and will no longer be required to pay into the EU, which currently costs £50m per day.

Since joining the EU, Britain has been largely prohibited from trading with countries outside of the European Union.

It is hoped that the UK will re-open trade routes with the Commonwealth.   The Commonwealth is the remnants of the original British Empire and is a voluntary association made of 52 sovereign states, including Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Malta, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, India and Pakistan.

You can listen live and debate the exit, in London City today from 12pm UK time (4am SL)  and enjoy the street party and VE dances.










Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Singularity Viewer Update




Singularity updated their Second Life viewer today to version 1.8.7 (6937).
You can download it here:
http://alpha.singularityviewer.org/alpha/


A reminder of some of our favourite settings for Singularity:

Not seeing things that you know are there?
CTRL+SHIFT+V will reset the vertex buffers and redraw the area.

CTL+SH+ALT+C for Avatar Cost.   Cost and Weight can be toggled via Debug, see below.

Some useful Debug settings:

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

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
LiruLegacyLandmarks = true/false  Landmark saved with position e.g. (22, 258, 23)
LiruSensibleARC = False   Show new style render Weights not Costs
ShowSimChannel = True    Shows the Server name on About land top bar next to region name
LiruMapShowAvCount = True    Map shows amount of avatars on sim 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)

Britain's new pound coin



The new UK pound coin comes into circulation today.  It was last changed 36 years ago, and it is estimated that of the 155 billion in circulation, £47 million are fake!

It is a nightmare for Tesco, the supermarket giant in the UK who failed to get coin discriminators in trolleys changed in time, forcing them to leave all trolley's unlocked.  At £150 per trolley, thats a lot of unprotected rolling stock out there.

The new 12-sided pound coin has a laser etched design where the "£" changes to "1" as you tilt the coin in the light.   It is hoped that the new design will eliminate forgeries.   Time will tell.

The round pound will cease to be legal tender in 6 months, so start splurging your old ones today and do your bit to help spend our way out of austerity!


Monday, March 27, 2017

Ronald Reagan on Mount Rushmore



During the last election in the USA, Ronald Reagan, once a Democrat who defected to the Republicans, was used by both sides of a shining example of what a President should be.

It was common throughout the campaign for both sides to quote him, posthumously second guessing his thoughts on their tactics, and hail him as the best ever modern leader of the free world.

With that in mind, at the weekend we ran a poll. Would you like to add Ronald Reagan to Mount Rushmore?

36% said Yes, 60% said No and 4% were undecided.

It is worth noting that during discussions, some who voted no, said that they had done so as they believe the monument should remain unaltered.  Others said in 200 years, whilst Washington and Lincoln would still be relevant, Reagan might be forgotten... and others just plain didn't like the idea.

Thanks for taking part.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sanna Science Full Perm Animated Textures



This brand new eye catching store in London City, contains stunning animated textures for your home, your club and even your garden or forest (if you are lucky enough to have one).

Owner/Creator Sanna Jupiter works wonders with some truly amazing animated graphics.  Finely crafted, reasonably priced, mesmerizing and full perm!

Visit Sanna - Science and Art here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/172/95/24
and check out the video below to see just a small sample of Sanna's work.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Here Comes Summer...



Happy First Day of Spring!    Start shopping for beachwear, we can feel some great BBQ weather heading to London City any day now.

And a very Happy Birthday to the Force's Sweetheart. Dame Vera Lynn who is 100 years young today!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Patrick's Weekend the Vid



We hope you have had a great weekend with us in London City and that the Saint Patrick's celebrations haven't left you feeling too delicate.

In case you missed the Dubliners last night, here is a quick video highlight.   And a reminder that Substation carries on with the party today at 12pm SLT (7pm UK).


Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE Bento Cabaret Dance at Abranimations in London City





The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.

They include a set of Cabaret Dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars.  However with Bento you will also see finger animations.





Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24


Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day



Happy St Patrick's Day!

Join us in London City to wet the head of St. Pat and enjoy some great parties.

At 12pm SLT / 7pm UK  head to Bar Soho for their Irish Parade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/186/197/24

And from 2pm SLT / 9pm UK, Bailey at Madame Lala's is entertaining the Irish with her own brand of luck.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Tomorrow is our main party, with a brand new Dubliners concert especially for the day at Party in the Park from 1pm SLT.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St Patrick's Week!



The Irish Festival is in full swing this week as we work towards the climax on Friday and Saturday. All the bars and clubs are themed for your enjoyment.  And so you know what to expect, here's a recap from last years St. Patrick's events (with Irish singer, Joe Dolan).  This year, a brand new Dubliners show on Saturday!