Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter





Happy Easter everyone. 
The Real Jan Crouch

Whatever you are planning to do today, whether its the Sunday Roast, or roasting yourself in this fantastic heat wave,  we hope you have a wonderful time.

If you find yourself online, pop in to London City for the Giant Egg Race, Substation, Worlds End and more!

These pictures from last nights "Revival".




Happy Birthday




Happy Birthday your Majesty.  93 years young today!


Friday, April 19, 2019

Revival on Saturday!



Today is Good Friday, so be sure to maximise your sinning, so it can be redeemed tomorrow at the Revival!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Bank Holiday is here!






Well here we are again, with another long Bank Holiday Weekend.   Just like real life, its going to be a scorcher in Second Life too.

The Olympic sized paddling pool will be back for you to strut your stuff in your new (and hopefully not recycled) bathing costumes.  The on-site bar serving cold pies and warm beer is available for your convenience and there are special events throughout the long weekend and of course the Saturday night concert!

To enjoy this virtual extravaganza you will need copious amounts of alcohol, and as ever, we've researched the best beer deals nationwide as a part of our public information service.

Deals this weekend include Carling at Asda, 36 cans for £21, Kronenbourg at Sainsbury's, 18 cans for £14, and at Tesco, an offer of Desperados Tequila Beer, just £20 for 24 bottles!

Of course if you're on a budget and enjoy giving your bladder a thorough workout on your way to inebriation, check out the bargain bucket grog available in the cheap-seat isles of most supermarkets.

We hope to see you, in whatever state you arrive, for the Bank Holiday Parties, here in the City.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Jesus is coming, this weekend!



Tammy Faye Bakker is here to save your soul, but only if the Price is Right!

The Bank Holiday is nearly upon us. 

Be sure to check the blog later in the week for news of the best booze deals available for the upcoming holiday, so that we can all be totally off our tits for Easter, as the good Lord intended!

You may also want to do a bit of extra sinning this week too, so you can take absolutely no responsibility for any of your actions, just like a real Christian,  and blame it all on the Devil, whilst getting your soul redeemed at Saturday's Show!





Friday, April 12, 2019

It's the Weekend!



At last, it is the weekend before Easter, so time for us all to get into the Party mood!

Here is a flavour of what we have for you to look forward to this Weekend and beyond...


Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Disconnects




A few hours ago, Linden Lab blogged about the 'disconnects on teleport' problem affecting residents.

It appears that at this time, they are still unsure as to how to fix the problem, but have a large team of their best people working on it.

In their own words...

Many Residents have noted that in the last few weeks we have had an increase in disconnects during a teleport. These occur when an avatar attempts to teleport to a new Region (or cross a Region boundary, which is handled similarly internally) and the teleport or Region crossing takes longer than usual.  Instead of arriving at the expected destination, the viewer disconnects with a message like:  

Darn. You have been logged out of Second Life.
You have been disconnected from the region you were in. 

We do not currently believe that this is specific to any viewer, and it can affect any pair of Regions (it seems to be a timing-sensitive failure in the hand-off between one simulator and the next).  There is no known workaround - please continue logging back in to get where you were going in the meantime.  

We are very much aware of the problem, and have a crack team trying to track it down and correct it. They’re putting in long hours and exploring all the possibilities. Quite unfortunately, this problem dodged our usual monitors of the behavior of simulators in the Release Channels, and as a result we're also enhancing those monitors to prevent similar problems getting past us in the future. 

We're sorry about this - we empathize with how disruptive it has been. 



Sunday, April 07, 2019

Free sunshine Gift from Elle et Lui





Here's a lovely free gift to enjoy during the sunshine from Elle et Lui. 
His an Hers, interchangeable and resizeable  mesh Sunglasses, absolutely free!

Also while collecting them, check out tons of up-to the minute design releases from the creative designer, Hannah Pitty.

Visit the store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/227/168/24



Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Uploading sounds longer than 10 Seconds



For those of you who enjoy a bit of a challenge, here's a neat trick to upload sounds longer than 10 seconds and up to 57 seconds.

First pull up your Audacity software and load the clip you want to work with.

In the bottom left hand corner, change the Project rate to 176400 Hz

Now use the pull down menu next to your sound file and change that to 352800 (Fig.1) and you will notice the sound compresses.

Next go to Analyze, then choose "Regular Interval Labels" 

Then set Label Interval Seconds to 10, and Number of Labels to 2 for 20 seconds, 3 for 30 seconds and so on. (Fig.3)  If you have problems at this stage, change the Label Placement Method to "Number of Labels" and try again.

Now go to File, "Export Multiple" and choose the export type as Ogg Vorbis File.

This will create several files named 01Label, 02Label and so on.

All you need to do now is a Bulk upload in Second Life and upload 01Label and you will have imported a wav file longer than 10 seconds.

Fig.1
Fig.2


Fig.3


Monday, April 01, 2019

Spring and Easter!



Spring has arrived and Easter is just around the corner.

London City will be hosting our famous Egg and Spoon Races, The Easter Egg Cash Hunt and the dubious race without a name, through April.

Also for Easter itself, we have the Televangelist Revival show, with all the top stars of the church just begging for your money whilst singing songs about suffering.

We've also got special shows for the holidays, so be sure to keep in touch with this blog!



Sunday, March 31, 2019

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 29, 2019

Let My People Go



Today, the 29th March, was to be the day that Britain would officially exit from the European Union.

But after almost three years of fruitless negotiations between our government and the EU, we are still no closer to finding a way out of the treaty. The EU has now decided on our behalf that our new exit date will be 12th April instead of  our chosen date.  They can do this because international law supersedes national law.

Presumably these three extra weeks of further wrangle and uncertainty will make all the difference, but for whom?

Today the Prime Minster, once again presented her exit deal for a vote, but it was defeated yet again by 286 to 344 votes.

Although the default is to leave the EU on the 12th April with no-deal, the house has rejected this, and also rejected eight other exit strategies.  Additionally it has rejected, No-Brexit and a second referendum.

The EU has just declared an impromptu summit on 10th April, no doubt to extend the date we are leaving again.   It seems the EU has the intention of never letting Britain leave, and that our Parliament is supporting this.

In fact, it seems that the only people who want to leave the European Union, are us, the Electorate, where 52% of us voted in favour of leaving.

London City had planned a host of activities around this momentous Brexit occasion, including a carnival focusing on the  positives of taking back our sovereignty, but alas, the EU is not releasing their grip just yet,  and so therefore our celebratory festivities are currently on hold.

If we do ever manage to leave, we will resurrect these planned festivities, that we had hoped to bring you this weekend!