Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Mr President



It's The Donald's Birthday today and he is 71 years young.   We thought it would be nice to throw him a party and place a guest book where you can leave him a personal Birthday message.   What could possibly go wrong with that idea?

It's just for fun, keep yourselves nice!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/70/228/23

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Second Life Birthday - SL14B



Happy Birthday to Second Life, the worlds largest user-created interactive 3D experience.

Second Life turns 14 years old this week (and we're still waiting for our shoes to rez.. yup same joke we tell every year).

Each year, the finest builders in Second Life are invited to exhibit content in parcels that stretch ten regions.   We are thrilled to announce that as with the past 4 years, London City is the official (and only) representation of London in Second Life at  the SL14B celebrations.

The event starts at midday SL time (8pm in the UK) on Sunday, and we hope you will come and see us making an exhibition of ourselves.   We'll post the location to the event later in the week.


Keeping your account secure




To keep you safe in Second Life, Linden Lab issued a reminder:

It is important that if you are not using the official viewer, to only use those listed on the Third Party Viewer directory: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Third_Party_Viewer_Directory

The full text can be found here:
https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2186-account-security-tips-password-edition/


It’s recently come to our attention that there has been an increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident. This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.
 
We want to remind everyone that giving another Resident access to your account or account information, by any means and for any reason, is both dangerous and not permitted by the Terms of Service. An account is intended to be used solely by its creator, and keeping your account details secret and secure helps you keep it that way.
 
We’d like to provide you with some quick tips on how to keep your account secure:
 
Choose a secure password with upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols, and avoid common dictionary words or phrases. For instance, “password” is not a good password, but “wh4tAr g@t4P55!” is much better (though you shouldn’t use that last one either, now that all of Second Life just read it, too).
 
Choose a secret security question answer. To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess. For example, answering “What is your favorite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts. Answering “The Wide Wide World of Sports” might be much more secure!
 
Keep your password and the answer to your security question secret from everyone, regardless of their relationship to you. Only you should know this information; not your significant other, family member, casual acquaintance, person with an honest look in their eye, or anyone else.
 
Keep your password unique and special to Second Life. Reusing the same password across different platforms or websites makes your account vulnerable if one of those sites suffer a data breach.
 
No Linden will ever ask for your password. Likewise, there is never a reason for you to enter your password to unlock an item, receive a discount, or anything else.
 
Use only the official Second Life Viewer, or a Third Party Viewer from the Third Party Viewer Directory. If the viewer does not allow you to log directly into your account for any reason, the viewer is NOT secure.
 
You can read more about keeping your information secure on the wiki at Linden Lab Official: Password Protection
 
If you have any problems accessing your account—especially if you believe that your password or security information may be known to anyone other than you—please contact the support team by opening a support case.
 
Thanks for keeping your account secure!
-Governance Linden

Monday, June 12, 2017

London City - Seaside





On Sunday, CoffeeQueen, Landa and me, went to the London City Pier for an adventure on the rollercoaster, a paddle in the water and a donut (or two).


The seaside in London City West, is a great place to chill-out and perhaps to escape the busy city life of our main region London City.


You can take a boat out on the water, or ride around the seaside and surrounding areas on a nifty Butlins style bike with your friends.


So next time, you want a break from it, head to London City West and explore the new seaside area and enjoy a free ice cream on the pier, but watch out for the gulls.


Visit the seaside here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/210/79/24


Friday, June 09, 2017

Margarita Pracatan at PRIDE in London City



Margarita Pracatan is a Cuban singer who found unexpected success in the 1990s.

Her big break came on the Clive James TV show where each week Margarita would play out the show, singing  her own unique rendition of a beautiful ballad performed on a Casio electronic organ, often with an unusually fast beat.

Now as part of London PRIDE she  performs a breathtaking show with an unusual orchestra.

A show not to be missed!

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

Check out the video from Margarita's first trip to London City:



Dis-May



The power grab election that did not pay off.

Theresa May, so sure that she would grab a bigger majority for her government and the mandate she felt she needed to force a hard Brexit, has failed in her mission and instead, created a hung parliament.

This disastrous result means that Theresa May will no doubt resign in a few hours time, but more likely in a few weeks time.. then present us with a new knight in armor, Boris Johnson.  The Conservatives with amble on for a few months in number 10 with all kinds of power share agreements with the minority Unionists and will then take us to the polls once again, for yet another General Election.

Jeremy Corbyn, who was expected to be decimated in this election, has had the most successful result for labour in recent years and is almost guaranteed to stand again when Britain goes back to the polls one more time...

Too many more of these elections and I'm going to be running a groove in the road on my way to vote.   What a way to start the weekend!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

UK General Election: When's Voting Gonna Open?



It's general election time again, as Britain goes to the polls, for the third time in 3 years ...

Only a couple of weeks ago, it was an absolute certainty that it would be a landslide for Theresa May. But the game has changed significantly and this could now be an upset for the Tories of a Donald Trump magnitude, when Hillary Clinton was assured of winning the race to the White House.

The choices are simple:

Conservative, offering nothing in their manifesto and in fact taking some things away because at the time of the Manifesto they were absolutely sure they were going to win... but Wooden-top, Ms May will take us out of the EU quickly, or so she says. However with a reduced majority, that is not much of a mandate is it?

Labour, not a chance of winning.. or so everyone thought until a few weeks ago; so their manifesto offers free this and that, a cash giveaway bonanza, tax the working to pay for the bone idle. Not a prayer of winning, so the promises they made, make no odds that there is no cash to do any of this.  Will take us out of EU in a slow protracted way a bit like an unpleasant break-up with an old girl friend.  And yet, now they might win after all!  So start thinking about if you want your free cash. Tens or twentys?

Liberal, will keep us in the EU no matter how bad they treat us and will have another referendum.. or as many as it takes until people change their minds, but will sell out all their principals if it is a hung parliament.  Anything to get back into Number 10.

SNP.  We tuned out from Nicola Sturgeon's screeching long ago. But they have have lost a lot of popularity where Labour has gained.

Results start pouring in around midnight, with a clear winner before 2am UK time.  Come to the hub for a political debate.  Have your say but keep yourself nice!  ... but first Get out and vote.  Voting is open from 7am to 10pm.

Good luck on whoever you choose, they're all a bit naff this time around!





Wednesday, June 07, 2017

London on Sea - Rollercoaster



Check out our progress on the beach scene in London City West.

An area to sunbathe and enjoy a barbie to the West of the Pier and to the East, an adventure playground.  Have a go on the latest rides as this area springs into life.  Brand new today, the Rollercoaster!  Have fun.

Summer in the City! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/212/69/24


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Who's Going to Win?



During the weekend, we asked you "Who is going to Win" the UK general election?

Up until 2 weeks ago, a landslide was an absolute certainty for Ms May, before it all went so wrong.

A week, is indeed a long time in politics.  With Corbyn a clear winner at 61%, May at 30% and Tiny Tim Farron and the rest at 9%

One can't help but wonder how the Tories are feeling right now.  If they had not gone to the people for this election, they could have remained in government for 3 more years. Whereas, if our poll is correct, they will be out of office on Friday morning.  Brutal!


Thanks for taking part.  Don't forget to vote on Thursday in the real thing!

Monday, June 05, 2017

Wet and Windy



It's going to be a pretty horrid weather week in old Blighty.  Just as we'd all got our RL shorts out, here comes the rain again!

But no matter, Summer is in full swing in the City, so play the game in your undies and just put the central heating on and immerse yourself in London City sunshine.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Pull up a Cher for PRIDE



American Singer and Actress, Cher (who turned 71 last week..and the rest) kicks off Pride in London City this weekend.

After divorcing Sonny in the 1970s, Cher went solo and never looked back. Clocking up dozens of hits including, Turn Back Time, Walking in Memphis, Shoop Shoop, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, Just like Jessie James, Womans World, etc..

You can enjoy the very best of her this Saturday as PRIDE begins in London City.

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


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

Check this video for highlights of Cher's last appearance in London City: