Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Springtime in London City



London City West

It was the best fun since Christmas, arguably event better!  There was no need to buy presents or to visit long lost relatives usually only wheeled out for weddings and funerals.

But here in the UK, four days of rest and relaxation with the odd tipple here and there, has finally come to an end :(

Looking on the bright side, the clocks moved forward on Sunday morning and we gained another hour of daylight as we were propelled into Springtime. It seems amazing that in January we were adjusting to night time starting at just after 4pm, whereas today, dusk will be at 8.03pm

And for many people, this is just a 4 day working week, so not long to wait until the next weekend!

Looking forward, there is another Bank Holiday at the end of April and by then, dusk will be at 9.10pm and here London City SL, the first of the beach parties is just around the corner!




Sunday, March 27, 2016

Egg and Spoon - The Results



And the results are in from the Egg 'n' Spoon race...

Plenty more Bank Holiday weekend fun today with Substation and Worlds End flinging open their doors any moment now..

Substation TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/190/202/24


The Bank Holiday in Review!



It has been an action packed back holiday so far, with more to go!
Here are the edited highlights of the weekend so far, here in London City.
The video is hi-definition, so click the cog, to choose the suitable quality for your screen.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Judith Durham and The Seekers



The Seekers are an Australian up-tempo folk/pop quartet, formed in 1962.

They were the first Australian pop group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", "Morningtown Ride", "Georgy Girl".  "The Carnival Is Over", is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Reformed in the late 1990's, The Seekers are still regularly performing.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band is currently performing farewell tours.  Currently The Seekers are performing in New Zealand, with other dates all around the world announced later this year.

Enjoy The Seekers in London City on Easter Saturday.   Party starts at 1pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter in London City




And so this is Easter.. And the first proper knees-up since Christmas

Four days of eating and drinking ourselves silly as the good Lord intended.  Not since turning water into wine, have so many people got their fridges full to bursting with the holy spirit.

Throughout the weekend in London City, catch the super seasons events, including the Exploding Easter Egg hunt.  Click eggs around the regions and be rewarded with cash, or get blown to smithereens.

The Monster Egg and Spoon race..

Plus, Judith Durham and The Seekers in Concert!

Starts on Good Friday and runs all Weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Weekend in Video Review



On Saturday, Joe Dolan was the finale to two weeks of  London City's Irish Festival, centered around St. Patrick's Day.

It is a short working week next week, and just four days to go until the Easter Holidays, which start on Thursday Evening here in London City.. so if you have an Easter Bonnet somewhere in your inventory, now would be a good time to locate it!

Enjoy the video,  as usual, its in Hi-Def so fiddle with the little cog to select the correct playback quality for your connection.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Joe Dolan on Saturday



Continuing the Irish Festival for St Patrick's, top entertainer Joe Dolan in Concert on Saturday.

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick's Day




Have a very happy St. Patrick's Day!

Join us in London City from 10am SL / 7pm UK today for a Saint Patricks Day Party which lasts all weekend!

Irish Events today in Bar Soho and Madame Lala's. Tomorrow, Churchills, Bar Soho, Madame Lala's.  Saturday, Worlds End, Joe Dolan Concert and Sunday in Substation!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Abranimations - Free St. Patrick's Day Costume



The lovely people at Abranimations, makers of Dances, Games and Gadgets, have made this super Shamrock costume available absolutely free in their London City store.  Visit Abranimations for your free costume and check out some of the great fun items available in store!
Visit Abranimations


Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Weekend in Video Review



On Saturday, The Dubliners played in London City as part of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Don't miss the Irish themed events which  continue throughout the week here in London City!

Enjoy the video.. Click the cog to change playback quality..


Account Security



Linden Lab has asked the community to share this post:

See this article on the Second Life Website:
https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/A-Reminder-About-Account-Security/ba-p/3012883

As with any online service, Second Life Residents may from time to time be targeted with phishing attempts, which try to trick users into providing personal information and account credentials.

These attempts may include messages - including inworld IMs and emails trying to appear as if they were sent from Linden Lab - that prompt you to click on a link and/or provide personal information.

To help keep yourself safe from these tricks, remember: 

  • If you receive a suspicious email, forward it to phishing@secondlife.com and delete it.
  • If you receive a suspicious IM, file an abuse report against the sender even if the sender looks like your friend. After stealing an account, a fraudster often tries to trick the victim's friends.
  • If you feel your account has been compromised, contact Second Life Billing through the Support Portal right away. (Better yet, call us at the number provided on the Support Portal)
  • Keep your antivirus software up-to-date and scan for viruses regularly.
  • You can change your account password; do so frequently to keep your account secure. If you suspect you've already clicked a phishing link, change your password immediately.
  • If you have multiple accounts, use a different password for each account.
  • Never reuse your Second Life password for your email account or any other website.
  • Your password should be easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.
  • If you think you entered your credit card information into a fake email or website, contact your bank immediately!

Help your fellow Second Life Residents keep their accounts secure by sharing this post with them. Bookmark it, and the next time you see phishing attempts in group chat, share this post to help educate others. You can help put phishers out of business

Friday, March 11, 2016

St. Patrick's: The Dubliners Show on Saturday




With St. Patrick's day being in the middle of next week, this weekend heralds the first St. Patrick's Day Weekend, with another, the week after!

Join us in London City for Irish jigs, Irish Pub Songs and Folk Songs and The Dubliners!

The Dubliners are here in concert (so they are).  Drinks will be flowing, (so they will), the fife will be playing (so it will) and we'll all be singing along to famous folk music.  If you don't know the words, the just keep supping-up until you do.

Party in The Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/110/23

Here is a quick recap on last years St Patrick's Days Weekend


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Lab announces Faster Credit Processing and Changes to Fees



Effective from Tuesday April 5th, Linden Lab has announced Faster Credit Processing (cashing-out), and a change to the way it charges fees for credit processing and purchasing Linden Dollars:

We’re happy to announce that we will significantly improve how quickly we’re able to process a majority of credit requests.

Based on current data, we estimate that the upgrades we’ve made will allow approximately 75% of process credit requests to be completed within 2 business days. 

In addition to taking time, processing credit and paying real money to users’ PayPal and Skrill accounts incurs costs to Linden Lab. Each transaction actually costs us more than the $1 (USD) fee we have been charging. To address that and in light of the significant investments we’ve made to improve the related systems and processes, we will be making some adjustments to the fee structure, beginning next month.

As of April 5, 2016, instead of charging a flat fee of $1 (USD) per transaction, we will charge a fee of 1.5% of the transaction value, with a minimum fee of $3 (USD) and a maximum of $15 (USD). Additionally, the fee for purchasing L$ on the LindeX will increase 10¢, from $0.30 (USD) to $0.40 (USD) per transaction

For full information about these changes see the Linden Lab blog here


Monday, March 07, 2016

Trump v Clinton Result







Last Wednesday we speculated that it would be a Trump v Clinton Presidential race and asked how you would vote.

Some very strong opinion as our voting machine only allows 150 votes (actually 149 for some reason), but first past to the Winning Post on Friday was Hillary Clinton with 85 votes (57%) to Trumps 64 votes (435).

Not since the infamous voice vote of a couple of years ago has the voting booth reached its maximum voting so quickly.

Remember this vote, because we will run it again in October a month before the Election (so long as Trump and Clinton are the nominees) to see if your opinions have changed.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

The weekend in video review



Here is a video of the parties held in London City last night.   Twiddle the cog to change playback quality.

Next week, for St. Patrick's Day, The Dubliners in Concert.  Kit yourself out in Green!

Friday, March 04, 2016

Remembering Latif Khalifa



Latif Khalifa has passed away, aged just 46 years old.

Latif was a talented and major contributor to Second Life.

You may not have known him well, but you most certainly know the coding he wrote because the chances are, it still exists in a lot of the viewers we all use today.

Latif was the owner/developer of the popular Radegast SL client and one of the top developers for the Singularity viewer until he stepped down in 2014.   Later in 2014 he went on to create Replex Viewer a v1.23 based client, but this project was cut short due to poor health.

He was also a significant contributor to opensims which was his main passion.

His parter Kristina Deschanel, writes on his profile:  Latif Khalifa R.I.P---1970. - 2016.
Forever in our thoughts and hearts... The sky has got another star, that's going to light up with the rest of the universe. Rest in peace  my Love
                                                         
We offer our condolences to his family and friends.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Who for President?



Yes, it may be a bit premature to conclude that it will be a Trump v Clinton race to the Whitehouse, but it took a substantial leap to being that way after last nights Super Tuesday result.

The results saw both Trump and Clinton win their respective party nominations in 7 out of 11 states.

So, if it is a Trump v Clinton Election, who will you decide?

The vote is just for fun, but cast yours now here in London City at the election booth:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/76/240/24

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The busy month of March



March in London City is a busy month!     Firstly spring really gets going and later in the month when the clocks go forward in real life, our Summer Disco Season begins, with all the top turns of the 70s and 80s.

But first we have our Irish Festival built around Saint Patrick's Day, with the Dubliners in Concert and then we have the 4-day Easter break complete with Egg'n'Spoon Racing, Cash Easter Egg Hunt and the popular holiday show, The Seekers in Concert!