Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sanna Science Full Perm Animated Textures



This brand new eye catching store in London City, contains stunning animated textures for your home, your club and even your garden or forest (if you are lucky enough to have one).

Owner/Creator Sanna Jupiter works wonders with some truly amazing animated graphics.  Finely crafted, reasonably priced, mesmerizing and full perm!

Visit Sanna - Science and Art here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/172/95/24
and check out the video below to see just a small sample of Sanna's work.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Here Comes Summer...



Happy First Day of Spring!    Start shopping for beachwear, we can feel some great BBQ weather heading to London City any day now.

And a very Happy Birthday to the Force's Sweetheart. Dame Vera Lynn who is 100 years young today!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Patrick's Weekend the Vid



We hope you have had a great weekend with us in London City and that the Saint Patrick's celebrations haven't left you feeling too delicate.

In case you missed the Dubliners last night, here is a quick video highlight.   And a reminder that Substation carries on with the party today at 12pm SLT (7pm UK).


Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE Bento Cabaret Dance at Abranimations in London City





The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.

They include a set of Cabaret Dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars.  However with Bento you will also see finger animations.





Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24


Friday, March 17, 2017

Dubliners on Saturday



It is the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, the biggest piss-up since New Years Eve!

Get down to the shops early to make sure you get all the grog you need.  With St. Pat's being a Friday this year, you can be sure of long queues in the Guinness isle!

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

Happy St. Patrick's Day



Happy St Patrick's Day!

Join us in London City to wet the head of St. Pat and enjoy some great parties.

At 12pm SLT / 7pm UK  head to Bar Soho for their Irish Parade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/186/197/24

And from 2pm SLT / 9pm UK, Bailey at Madame Lala's is entertaining the Irish with her own brand of luck.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Tomorrow is our main party, with a brand new Dubliners concert especially for the day at Party in the Park from 1pm SLT.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St Patrick's Week!



The Irish Festival is in full swing this week as we work towards the climax on Friday and Saturday. All the bars and clubs are themed for your enjoyment.  And so you know what to expect, here's a recap from last years St. Patrick's events (with Irish singer, Joe Dolan).  This year, a brand new Dubliners show on Saturday!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Trash or Treasure?



People are always throwing things away in the litter bins in London City.   You never know quite what you will find in there.  A useful gadget or even some cash.   By walking up to the bin a random gift will be given to you.

You can visit the litter bin in Regent's Park here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

And the reason for this reminder?  There is a wonderful Trump Anti-Stress doll for you to shake.

With over a hundred items in the trash can, be sure to visit it regularly!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Johnny Cash on Saturday



There are few recording artists who are considered an example of  'cool' throughout their careers and remain there long after their death, but Johnny Cash is one such person.

The American singer-songwriter was one of the top selling music artists of all time, selling more than 90 million records worldwide.

Drug and alcohol abuse featured prominently in his early career until he met and fell in love with June Carter, who was independently famous as part of the bible singing Carter Family.  Cash said he had an epiphany when meeting Carter and his devotion for her made him clean up his habits and embrace the teachings of the Lord.   (Everyone say Hallelujah!)

Johnny Cash is best know for songs, Hurt, A Boy Named Sue, Ghost-riders, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, When The Man Comes Around, Jackson and Walk The Line.

He is appearing as a solo act for the first time ever in London City with a brand new show on Saturday and you are invited to spend some time with this great icon.

The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SLT.


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Boyberry wins Booth of The Month



Congratulations to our very own Billy Arentire for winning the sl-stuff.com award for best Booth of The Month as part of the Stuff Style Monthly Event.

As well as being the builder of London City, Billy is the owner of his own clothing and accessories brand, Boyberry for Aesthetic bodies.


See the story here: https://sl-stuff.com/stuff-styles-best-booth-march/  and see the Boyberry blog

You can visit the Boyberry Mainstore in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/169/56/24

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Worlds End Pub - BINGO NIGHT



The only pub in the British Isles that still serves fried chicken and chips on a red serviette in a basket.  Scampi is also available, as well as Betty Turpin's Hot Pot.


The pub is open throughout the week and features many themed events, including Bingo on Wednesdays from 11am SL (7pm UK), Saturday Night Knees up from 11am SL (7pm UK)  and a Cash for Questions quiz every Sunday from 1pm SL (9pm UK)

POSH BINGO TODAY at 11AM SL



Visit The Worlds End here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/36/21/24



Lab releases first Advert tease for Sansar



Linden Lab have released an advert for Sansar, giving potential users their first proper glimpse of this new platform which will run side by side with Second Life


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Free Abranimations BENTO dance



FREE THIS WEEKEND ONLY

Pro Club Bento Dances and Free Pro Club Dance #1

Weekend Gift!  Free BENTO dance from
Abranimations in their London City Store.

FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in the crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24

Friday, March 03, 2017

Willie Nelson kicks off a month of folk and country



Everyone loves a bit of Willie.  He has been popular as part of the Highwayman concerts, but this weekend, he's out on his own appearing in London City as part of our Folk Festival.

Songs written and performed by Willie Nelson include, On the Road Again, Always on my Mind, Crazy, City of New Orleans and Pancho and Lefty.

Come and yeehaw with the great man himself!

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and Willie takes to the stage at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/115/109/23

Thursday, March 02, 2017

London City in Daniel Voyager's top ten



Thank you to acclaimed blogger Daniel Voyager for listing his favourite Second Life blogs and placing London City in the top 10 at number 8. We are in company with some of great blogs out there and it is a rare honour

You can see the full list of Second Life blogs that Dan recommends by heading to his site here

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Voice Lounge





Want to have a conversation with a group of people without broadcasting to the whole region?

The voice lounge in London City has its own private voice and sound parcel, separate from the hub area.

This gives residents the chance to chat on voice, uninterrupted by sounds, music and gestures from outside of the lounge area.    The lounge is also voice enabled 24 hours, so during concerts and shows, residents can still use this area undisturbed by other events happening in London City.

Visit the Voice Lounge:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/169/24


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Diana Ross on Saturday



A brand new concert for Saturday: Diana Ross

Diana Ross, born 1944 is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress.  She rose to fame as the lead vocal in the group, The Supremes.

She departed The Supremes in 1970 and embarked on a Solo career and is still recording to this day.

She is best known for songs, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Upside Down, Endless Love, Touch Me in The Morning, I'm Coming Out, Chain Reaction, When You Tell Me That You Love Me and many more.

Come and enjoy Diana Ross on Saturday at Party in The Park. The party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SLT.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/92/104/23


Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday in London



It's Beer O' Clock.  Unwind with an ice cold beer or five and enjoy fun and friendly crowds as the party begins.

The weekend parties kick off now in London City with Bar Soho at 11am SLT (7pm UK), followed by Madame Lala's at 1pm SLT (9pm UK).




Bar Soho: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/189/206/24

Madame Lala's: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/233/43/24

FREE Bento Dance from Abranimations




Weekend Gift!  Free BENTO dance from
Abranimations, released today and in their London City Store.


FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in the crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Substation Sunday on Now




It is time for the weekly get together. Bailey and Coffee will be playing the top tunes to a fun and lively crowd.

This event is starting now.  TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/35/222/17

Saturday, February 18, 2017

User Survey and Opinions



We would really appreciate hearing your opinions about  London City.

Tell us our strengths and weaknesses. What we do well and where we need to strive to do better.

The survey takes only a couple of minutes. Is anonymous and is extremely helpful to us, to ensure you get the best experience when visiting.

Please click the survey link at the top of this page or click here

Thanks for your help.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dorothy Squires Concert, Saturday 12pm SL



A largely forgotten legend, compared as the British voice of Ethel Merman and all the tragedy of Judy Garland is appearing in London City on Saturday.

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

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/105/111/23



It is hard to believe that Dorothy Squires, now so forgotten was once the highest paid British singer.

Famous for her belting voice, her outrageous ball gowns and an unbridled and profane temper, Dorothy Squires was a sensation that swept the country in the 1950's and beyond.

In 1953 she married the then unknown actor Roger Moore who was 12 years her junior and used her substantial clout with the right people in Hollywood to get him into movies and television series.

As Roger Moore's career took off, hers began to slide.  Throughout the 1960's she tried to keep her career in momentum, but she suffered from the emerging popularity of the sounds created by new and  younger singers, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Sandy Shaw.

Squires and Moore separated in 1961, when Moore left her to move in with Luisa Mattioli.  Squires refused to divorce him without a substantial settlement and Moore could not re-marry until an agreement was reached and the divorce was finalised 8 years later in 1969.

Now aged 55 she managed to chart one final time with her own cover of "My Way".  New concerts followed at the Palladium, which Squires had hired herself at substantial cost, but her shows sold out in hours and she managed to cover her costs.

By 1971 Dorothy Squires career was almost at and end.   She undertook the first of 30 court cases which would keep her as the focal point in newspapers for the next 15 years.

She successfully sued the News of The World for a story they printed about her and Moore entitled "When love turned sour".

Her new career of suing people for libel began to turn bad when she dragged actor Kenneth More through the courts for accidentally referring to Mattioli as Roger Moore's wife when Moore was still married to Squires at the time.  She lost the case.

In 1973 she was charged with high kicking a taxi driver when he threw her out of his cab for being disorderly.  The same year she was charged with trying to "bribe" a BBC producer to play her records, but the case was dropped.


In 1974 her house burned down and she managed to escape the inferno clutching her jewels and love letters from Roger Moore.  She moved to a new house in Bray, which flooded three weeks later.

In 1982 she was banned from the high courts.  The high court declared her to be a Vexatious Litigant due to the number of bizarre cases she had taken out against other wealthy people seeking compensation for things said about her.  This move by the courts ended her ability from commencing any further legal action without the express permission of the court.  She never got this permission and she was never able to sue again.

Now broke due to the enormous amount of costs incurred losing nearly all of her court cases, Squires accepted the home provided by an adoring fan in Wales.  She retired there and lived out the rest of her life as a recluse.  She died of lung cancer in 1998 at the age of 83.

She is probably the chief architect of all her bad luck, caused by an obsession of pursuing the fame she had once enjoyed, which had come and gone.  Her refusal to realise that fame is fleeting was perhaps her undoing.

That said, she puts on a magnificent (if not a slightly bizarre camp comedy) show, so we hope you will enjoy us for a rather tongue in cheek cabaret concert, celebrating the superstardom of Miss Dorothy Squires.





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Latest NVIDIA 378.66 driver fixes Blue Hue issue



On January 25th, we reported a problem with NVIDIA driver 378.49 that would add an unexpected blue hue to all 64-Bit SL viewers.

This problem is now fixed with the 14th February release of driver 378.66


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day



Whether you're looking for love, or have the person of your dreams already, celebrate in London City today.

Bar Soho at 11am SLT (7pm UK)  and Madame Lala's 1pm SLT (9pm UK) hold their valentines parties with top slushy tunes especially for all the lovers and Casanova's out there in this virtual bedlam.   Have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Drive your own vehicles around London City





New roads have been laid leading from the sandbox to the top of the London City Hub area.
You can now rez vehicles in Belgravia Square and drive them out through any of the London City regions.

We ask that you stick to the roads and keep them away from areas for pedestrians.  But have fun and show us your wheels!















If you would like an invitation to the Belgravia Sandbox and you fit the criteria, please drop an IM in-world to Torric Rodas or Billy Arentire and we'll send an invitation to the group.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brand New Bento Dances and FREE Bento gift from Abranimations in London City




The lovely people at Abranimations have released more brand new dances with Bento fingers today.

They include a set of Baroque Dances and some other random dances. One is set for FREE this weekend ONLY!. You can find it in a crate in front of the new dance vendors set to sale for 0L in the London City Store.

You do not need Bento to use these dances, they will work fine on all avatars.  However with Bento you will also see finger animations.





Try out the dances on the dance pads and collect your free Bento dance here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/141/24

Friday, February 10, 2017

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: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/107/24



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Singularity Viewer with Bento - Lighting bug now fixed



This is an update to the story originally published on 12th January.
The Second Life "Glow" bug is now fixed in version v6919 released today 8th February.

Download v6919 from the Singularity site located here:
http://alpha.singularityviewer.org/alpha/


The wait is finally over for Singularity Viewer users who have been waiting for Bento to arrive on their preferred viewer.

If you are already using the alpha releases, create a restore point, un-install the old version (your settings will be preserved) and head on over to the Singularity Alpha site and install Build 6905 to enjoy Bento in Singularity!



Bento head as seen on Singularity v6905


There is still a bug present which surfaced on builds beyond v6864 with objects using glow, where glow incorrectly shows unless Advanced Lighting Model is enabled.

!!This bug is now fixed!!
However, you can enable ALM and then turn off Shadows if you have a slightly lower end graphics card without too much impact in frame rate.  (CTRL+P Graphics tab).
You can also vote and follow this bug on the jira: https://singularityviewer.atlassian.net/browse/SV-2143


A reminder of some useful settings in Singularity:

Not seeing things that you know are there?
CTRL+SHIFT+V will reset the vertex buffers and redraw the area.

CTL+SH+ALT+C for Avatar Cost.   Cost and Weight can be toggled via Debug, see below.

Some useful Debug settings:

CTL+P > System > Security  autoteleport when region is restarting (drop LM in here)

LiruShowTransactionThreshold = 2 Do not pop up a notification box for amounts less than this value.
UISndRestart = UUID of sound to play on restart (replaces Torley Linden)
AlchemyRegionRestartShake = true  Shake the screen when region restart is imminent
ShortDateFormat  for European format:     %Y-%m-%d   change to   %d/%m/%Y
LiruLegacyLandmarks = true/false  Landmark saved with position e.g. (22, 258, 23)
LiruSensibleARC = False   Show new style render Weights not Costs
ShowSimChannel = True    Shows the Server name on About land top bar next to region name
LiruMapShowAvCount = True    Map shows amount of avatars on sim next to region name
AvatarNameColour = override the default name colours, you can still colour friends in vanity
LiruShowLastNameResident =  Turn on or off  last names ending in 'Resident' (on CTL+P too)
LiruNewARCLimit = Change threshold colour on Av Weight (suggest 120k value for >230kARC)
FontScreenDPI= (default is 96.0) try 104.0 for slightly bigger lettering
RadarNameSystem=3  Show Legacy (display)
FriendNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
GroupMembersNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)
IMNameSystem = 3 Legacy (display)

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Valentines in London City



With so many thousands of unique visitors each and every day, you have the best chance of finding that extra special person, here in London City.

Special Love-In Concert this coming Saturday at 12pm SL time (8pm UK)




Monday, February 06, 2017

The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee



Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years today, 6th February.

The Queen makes history as she becomes the first British Monarch to reach the Sapphire Jubilee.  Unlike her Golden Jubilee in 2002, there are no grand festivities planned to mark this historic milestone.

In 2015, when she thanked the nation for its kind messages after overtaking Queen Victoria's reign as the longest serving monarch of all time, she admitted that the record was "not one to which I have ever aspired".   Adding, "Inevitably, a long life can pass many milestones.  My own is no exception".

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Belgrave Square Sandbox





-= BETA TESTING - This is a new complimentary service being added to London City =-
-= Applications, comments and feedback to Torric Rodas please =-

Sandbox with 3 hour auto-return.  You must have "London City Plus" group Active to use this Sandbox.

A supplementary level of access to London City, such as the ability to rez objects within the London City West Region

To be a member of this group you must:
* be known to us
* be trustworthy and responsible
* be a regular visitor and participant
* have payment info on file
* be 30 days old or more
* know what you're doing
* have no previous governance issues within the London City Estate.

Please clean up after yourself.  No weapons testing, no heavy scripts or massive objects.  Build on the ground!

If you rez vehicles, bear in mind they will be at the mercy of Auto-return in other regions.  Please do not drive vehicles in pedestrian areas.

Location:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/194/141/23

Friday, February 03, 2017

Neil Sedaka's Love-In on Saturday



It is the start of the Valentine's season and 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 Franics 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.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/98/109/23


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A month of romance begins



Just as you recover from Christmas, Valentines day is here.  So in RL prepare to have your funds drained all over again.   But it need not be like that in Second Life.   London City has lots of romantic events throughout February where the entertainment is absolutely free!

Also, with over 4,500 unique visitors each and every day and thousands of new residents every week, London City is a prime place to find your soul mate for your Second Life adventure.

The fun starts here!



Monday, January 30, 2017

Bento dances by Abranimations and Free Gift



Abranimations in London City now has Bento dances.
Abranimaions in London City
Abranimations has released new Bento Enabled dances.   You will need Bento hands to see all the animations, but they will also work fine on non-bento avatars (without the finger animations).


The animations are installed in a demonstration dance pad, so you can try before you buy.  Also by the exit of the store, collect your free Itchy Butt Bento animation for your AO.   Again, this works fine on non-Bento avatars, but those with Bento will see their fingers moving too!



 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/33/145/24

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Verify to keep receiving emails from Second Life



In an attempt to cut down on outbound email traffic to fake or expired email accounts, Linden Lab has set up a verification option in the "change email" setting on your Second Life Dashboard.

Non verified email addresses will shortly stop receiving emails and offline messages from the lab.
To continue to receive email, log on to the Dashboard at SecondLife.Com, go to the Account section on the left hand side and choose: Change Email, then click "verify" at the top right.


You will receive an email from Second Life Team:


And upon clicking it, it will take you to the verification page:


Upon verification,You will continue to receive emails and offline messages to your email account.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Ronettes Concert - Saturday in London City



On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NVIDIA driver 378.49 Problems



An emerging problem this morning with reports on rendering issues after updating NVIDIA graphics driver to 378.49

Residents are reporting a render issue where the world is painted in a blue hue.   There are various work arounds for this issue (including not installing the update or rolling it back), turning glow off and enabling ALM etc.  

For details see https://jira.phoenixviewer.com/browse/FIRE-20774


Monday, January 23, 2017

Will he be any good?



At the weekend we posted a broad question on our voting booth, with a picture of the new President asking "Will he be any good?"

Of 145 votes, 70 said yes and 75 said no.  This is surprising in so far as every time we previously asked you who you would vote for, around 2/3rds of you chose Clinton.

This demonstrates a slight thaw in attitude towards the new administration as opinion now seems to be roughly half of you thinking he will be good and half of you thinking he will not!

Of course, it is entirely possible that the 1/3rd of you who appear to have shifted, still think Clinton would have been better, but it does demonstrate that some more people have indeed got on board with the Trump Train.

You can see the history of this story here