Friday, April 20, 2018

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23

Uh oh





The Gypsies have moved in.. so there's either a fairground coming soon, or a robbery.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Here come's the Sun



To think that last week we were shivering in the UK, and wondering if winter would ever end.

In the depths of despair we prayed for something warmer than the gloomy 54F which had been our highest temperature since Christmas.

Everywhere you go, there are people whose skin has not seen the sun in six months, but has now been subjected to intense radiation for the past two days. Calamine sales are bound to peak.

As they say.. Careful what you wish for!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Money Tree



Although having money in Second Life is not essential as there are many freebies out there, it can seriously hamper your game, especially when there are so many "almost free" accessories now available, where you need from 1 to 5 Lindens to purchase them.

We are always going to recommend users to upgrade their accounts to premium and take advantage of weekly stipend payments, live chat support, a free home and 512 parcel), but it is also important to recognize that for a lot of folk, they want to be able to play 'the game' without any financial outlay.

The Money Tree in London City can help newer users to accumulate some linden dollars to pay for these "almost free" items, and playing is simple.  Just click the notes when they fall from the tree, before they disappear and you will instantly receive a linden dollar for each note you click!

Enjoy the London City Money Tree.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Good Morning!



Another wonderful show with Kate Bush last night. Hope you enjoyed it.
Today at 11am PDT (7pm UK) it is Substation, then at 1pm PDT its all over to the beach with Katty and her music box and Cash for Questions Quiz!

Here's Landa getting squashed this morning... Enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kate Bush - Saturday



Out of the blue, at the age of 19, Kate Bush topped the UK singles chart with her debut single Wuthering Heights and was the first British woman to have a UK number one with a song she had penned herself.

She has had a further 25 top 40 hits with songs, The Man with the Child in his Eyes, Babooshka, Running Up that Hill, Wow, Don't Give Up, King of The Mountain and many more.

She had not performed on stage in nearly twenty years, but in 2015 did a brief tour for die-hard fans where tickets are changing hands in excess of £400.

Enjoy the music of Kate Bush this weekend in London City as we pay tribute to one of Britain's icons of the 70s and 80s.

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

Location http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Singularity viewer DPI aware




The latest release of Singularity Viewer is now Windows DPI aware.


This means that instead of having to scale the fonts and user interface like you currently do on all viewers, Singularity automatically picks up your font scaling preferences from Windows.

Because I had my (settings) User Interface set to 1.050 (instead of default 1.0) and had  (Debug) FontScreenSize set to 106 (instead of the default 96), when I first ran the new version, I experienced a much bigger interface than I would usually expect.

However on reverting both of these settings to their default, I am pleasantly surprised to see that Singularity now matches my Windows settings (of 105%) exactly.

This further means that any changes I make in Windows will now automatically be carried forward to my viewer!

If for any reason you do not wish to avail yourself of this feature and wish to carry on using your manually tweaked UI and Font settings, you can do this by selecting Override high DPI scaling in the properties box that launches the viewer.

However, I recommend you try the new scaling first.  It's impressive.

Singularity viewer remains our favorite viewer for Laptops, thanks to its lighter than average footprint and quicker performance when compared to other viewers running on laptops.

For more information about Singularity viewer and the settings we use, see (half way down) the Resources page here

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Today in London



A wonderful evening at the Beyonce Event.
Don't forget that today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) that DJ Bailey will be on the decks at Substation and at 1pm SL time, Katty will be on the Beach for the World's End Dance and Quiz.





Friday, April 06, 2018

Beyonce on Saturday



Beyoncé is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child.

Following the disbandment of the group in 2005, she released her first solo album B'Day to critical acclaim and followed it up with a number of hits taken from the album.

Throughout her 18 year career she has sold over 75 million albums as a solo artist and another 60 million as part of Destiny's Child.

Enjoy the hits of BeyoncĂ© in our tribute concert this Saturday from 1pm SL, here in London City  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Trash or Treasure?



One man's trash is another man's treasure..

You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!  Today, we've added this cute lil Siamese wearable cat.  Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/86/204/23