Friday, February 19, 2021

Ride on The Peace Train, with Cat Stevens

Widely known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, Yusaf Islam is a British Singer Songwriter born in 1948.

In 1972 one of his first albums Vatch Bull at Four, spent fifteen weeks at number 1.

Cat Stevens has always delivered by song, a message of peace.  His most famous songs include Matthew and Son, The First Cut is the Deepest, Moonshadow, Peace Train, Father and Son, Wild World and Morning has Broken.

In 2006 after a 28 year break he returned to pop music and still continues to tour today.

Enjoy the PEACE music of Cat Stevens this Saturday.   Beach Party at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Singularity Beta update

The Singularity team are back in Beta development, squashing some bugs and adding some features. The first such patch/nightly build/beta (call it what you will, was released last night).  

Fixes for Build: 8419

An issue with persistent notifications, it should make startup faster! There's now MaxPersistentNotifications to cap how many are stored.

A rare shutdown crash.

The method of loading of texture precache list.

We no longer use http for the login splash page, so on grids that use https splash page, it won't fail to load!

RLVa is now pretending to be a higher version (we don't support everything in that version yet, but we do support a lot of it).

Missing strings added to mesh preview floater.

Dimensions text in mesh preview floater will no longer be cut off.

DAE import is now better (and supports DAE files made using MAXON Cinema 4D, and Model-space transformations are applied to skinned model and bind shape matrix.

httpS audio streams are now allowed.

Offline item deliveries fix has been added from upstream (receive inventory when you are not online).

The installer will no longer be annoying about VLC.


Shyotl optimized some rendering stuff so it should make things faster

These dependencies have been updated: openjpeg

Grab the 'nightly' build here: Nightly Builds

If you already run the Beta and there's no reason not to always run it, as it always matches a release somewhere along the line, you can just download it and install it over the top of your existing version.

Running the Beta always seems the best option as you can roll forward and backwards with releases you like the best, rather be set in stone with the full release which tends to happen on an annual basis.

If you are moving from the Release to the Beta, you will need to copy your settings (preferences)  to keep your settings:

Open a Command Prompt:  WindowsKey + R, then type CMD and press enter.

cd  %appdata%\secondlife\user_settings     (Press Enter)

copy settings_singularity.xml settings_singularitybeta.xml  (Press Enter)

You should now be good to go.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Getting ready for Spring

Here in Old Blighty...   Spring is on it's way!

Substation tarted up

A Second Life estate is very much like repainting the Forth Bridge.  Each time you complete a building project, you notice something else that has become a bit neglected. 

Substation was one such case.  The beloved club in the disused Hobbs End station was at least five years old and was crying out for modernisation, whilst preserving the original feel of the underground.

We hope you will like the new innards, some of which should be subtle enough to go unnoticed as intended.

In other news, we've finally reset the prize in the Poker game and its all to play for!   Highest score in 99 hours from now, will win this stunning picture of the delightful Beverly Sisters, for your bedroom wall.  Imagine that, the Bevs looking over you while you sleep. How creepy.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day

It is officially the most romantic day of the year and cupid will be fanning the flames of love and rekindling some dying embers as he goes around shooting arrows all over the place.

There are those people who think that Valentine's Day is an expensive rip-off for those in a relationship, forced to pay three times the going rate for flowers or an evening out.  And others who think it exploits loneliness in those who want to be in a relationship but are not..  And then there are people out there who look forward to showering their beau with lots of presents and candy.

Regardless of how you feel about the day itself, there are lots of people online in Second Life which means lots of chances to strike up new friendships, and what better place to do it than the Substation Valentine's Ball today at 11am SL (7pm UK).

Come enjoy some happy tunes and a finger buffet.  See you there, and Happy Valentines Day!

And don't forget to visit the Love Machine in the Hub and click it for your perfect date!  

Pictures from the Love-In

Some pictures from last nights Love-In at London City.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Matt Monro's Love-In for Valentines

On Saturday, join us for a special show to celebrate Valetines Day.

Matt Monro, sometimes known as the Singing Bus Driver, was a British male vocalist whose career spanned the late 1950s 60s and 70s.

In the 1960s Matt Monro hit international fame and left for America, spending the next 20 years performing concerts and in Las Vegas, before returning to the UK shortly before his death in 1985 at just 54.

The man with the warm and beautiful voice brought enormous pleasure to millions and had many celebrity fans including Frank Sinatra who said of Monro after his death: “If I had to choose three of the finest male vocalists in the singing business, Matt would be one of them. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough.”

He sang the opening movie scores to The Italian Job (On Days Like These)From Russia With Love and Born Free and is best known for songs, Portrait of My Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, We're Gonna Change The World, The Impossible Dream and Walk Away (later recorded by Elvis).

Join us for a romantic evening, with Matt Monro appearing for the first time ever in London City.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), and the Show begins an hour later at 1pm SL

Concert Area TP:

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Worlds End and Substation today

Substation is open today from 11am SL time (7pm UK) with Madame Bailey and Coffee playing their favourite wax cylinders of music from days gone by.  Followed by Katty bearing all on the Beach for Worlds End at 1pm SL time.

Here are some snaps from last night's Sedaka concert.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Neil Sedaka on Saturday

As part of the Valentine's season, London City invites you to a romantic evening at the Love-In stage.

Neil Sedaka will be there singing his favourite love songs to get you into the spirit of the event.

With a career spanning 55 years, Sedaka is one of America's most prolific singer songwriters, and has written over 500 songs for himself and other artists including Connie Francis for whom he wrote Stupid Cupid.

His most famous songs include, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Solitaire, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Oh Carol.

Party in The Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Sedaka in Concert at 1pm SL.

Monday, February 01, 2021

Love is in the air

It's time for a Love-In at London City, where that special person you've had your eye on, could be wooed with candy and flowers, and a dinner and dance.

Through February join us for romantic themed concerts and events and keep an eye out for the Love Machine, which will find you a perfect match!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Independence a year on

Today is the 1st anniversary of when Great Britain withdrew from the European Union.  It was a time for celebrations and high hopes.. little did we know that they lurgy was just around the corner at the time.

And here are some pictures from last nights concert

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The Love Machine

Mr and Mrs Bliss found true love.
Using NASA technology, London City presents, "The Love Machine".

A twentieth-century spooled computer, that uses elaborate algorithms, to match you to your perfect date!

All you have to do is touch the machine and tell it, if you are looking for a man or a woman, and the computer will, in an instant, access trillions of lonely heart's profile, buzz, click and fart a bit, and then spit out the name of your perfect match.

Our  state of the art computer which formerly powered the entire grid, is only here for a short time, so hurry along during February and find the love of your life!

Visit the Love Machine here

PS: It is just for fun.