1pm slt-Edge Gallery Grand Reopening!


Join us at 1pm slt today for the grand reopening of The Edge Gallery of Black and White Imagery! Live performer Quartz will be on hand for a 1 hour performance and the dresscode is casual: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/43/212/27

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Wednesday January 16th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hump Day brings us some positively juicy live shows, so go on and savour them!


12 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at The Mumbling Goat!


6 pm Field Trips: Effinjay, David Csiszer

Effinjay at Dassani’s!


David Csiszer at Key West!


7 pm Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at The Black Diamond!


8 pm Field Trip: Jamba LosAngeles at The Beat Scene!


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Hover Bug Resolved After Tinies Protest At Governor Linden’s Mansion

Daniel Voyager

For those that didn’t know apparently last Friday 11th January there was a huge number of tiny avatars that held a protest at Governor Linden’s Mansion in Clementina about the Hover Bug. The (BUG-225893) was making some tinies and mesh avatars float a few feet off the ground.

The Clementina 45 avatar limit was reached pretty quickly apparently and nearby regions became extra busy. Many attended with protest signs and even pitchforks. The Governor Linden’s Mansion in Second Life was originally built by Steller Sunshine (first SL resident) during the early testing days (Alpha) of Second Life.

The good news is that on Monday 14th January Linden Lab updated the status page saying this incident has been resolved. The lab have been working on this issue for the last few weeks or so.

Good work all around I say to resolve this issue.

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A Sky Hye art gallery in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Art Gallery Sky Hye: Wash Drawings

Located close to the channel connecting Blake Sea with Second Norway lies Foliage, a Homestead region noted for the presence of the Foliage airstrip and the Art Gallery Sky Hye, both of which are distinctive in the use of Art Deco style buildings designed by region holder Transparent Banshee (who also presents the neighbouring and massive Greenhouse next door).

The Art Gallery Sky Hye is home to the work of physical world artist and teacher / animator Sky Hye.  Within it she presents a modest selection of her work in various styles and mediums, complete with explanatory text that provides insight into the techniques used to produce the art, thus providing an added layer of creative context to the displays.

Art Gallery Sky Hye: Threatened Landscapes

The building has a pleasant open plan look with high ceilings featuring a glass…

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show #199: the state of the state[s] of social vr

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

199.png show #199

we are back and it is 2019 and we are discussing the state of affairs in the realm of social vr. an illustrious panel we have assembled indeed: besides frau jo yardley we have donna davis from the university of oregon journalism department, shyla the super gecko, co-founder of sinespaceadam frisby and principal engineer at janusvr james baicoianu.

enjoy a discussion that starts in second life, throws in black mirror and high fidelity and ends with fortnite …..

  • janusvr what is it? well =  standing in a web page & being aligned…

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Of ringworlds, time, and field agents (2)

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, January 14th 19:00: Ringworld

Gyro Muggins reads the first in Larry Niven’s science fiction series focused on a gigantic artificial ring, the Ringworld, built around a far away star at a distance roughly equivalent to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun.

Roughly 1.6 million km wide, the ring rotates slowly around its central star to provide a gravity on its inner surface roughly equivalent to that of Earth, and it has an atmosphere suitable for humans. It was built by a race known as the Puppeteers, who have been working to affect both humans and the cat-like, warrior Kzin.

Regarded as a classic, Niven’s novel (and…

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Monday January 14th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Monday everyone! The week starts splendidly with these amazing live shows! Let your friends know and prepare to dance for many hours – or to have a hell of a soundtrack for your daily activities 😀


10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Surfside!


11 am Field Trip: Winston Ackland at Surfside!


2 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Fisherman’s Wharf!


6 pm Field Trips: Winston Ackland, David Csiszer, Wald Schridde

Winston Ackland at The Black Diamond!


David Csiszer at Coffee House!


Wald Schridde at Brazen Head!


7 pm Field Trips: Beth Odets, The Vinnie Show

Beth Odets at NoWhere!


The Vinnie Show at Cavern Club!


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Revisiting Second Life mobile options

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Logos copyright and Trademark Google, Linden Lab and Apple Inc., respectively

With the recent confirmation that Linden Lab is working on an iOS solution for accessing Second Life, there has been renewed interest in what is available – and it struck me that since my initial reviews of mobile clients such as Mobile Grid Client (2011) – and with the exception of Lumiya – I’ve not really updated on those clients that are available.

This being the case, here’s a quick round-up of those mobile (Android and iOS) solutions recorded on the Third Party Viewer Directory. These are not intended to be comprehensive reviews, but will hopefully provide a general overview of the products and their capabilities / status.


Mobile Grid Client

  • Available since: 2010.
  • Last updated: 2016.
  • Text only.
  • Subscription package.
  • OpenSim support: yes.
  • Website.
  • Reviewed:  November 2011.

Mobile Grid Client is the longest running…

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Saturday January 12th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Saturday everyone! Two artists will have a busy busy day to give you a great start to the weekend, not to mention the others! Enjoy their talent, have fun exploring the grid and please don’t forget to support the arts in SL, they all work very hard to give you awesome performances ❤


10 am Field Trips: Lexie Luan, Lexus Melodie

Lexie Luan at Hippiestock!


Lexus Melodie at Fairhaven!


11 am Field Trip: Lluis Indigo at Mama’s Pub!


12 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Hippiestock!


1 pm Field Trip: Winston Ackland at Hippiestock!


6 pm Field Trip: Effinjay at MacLinton’s Pub!


7 pm Field Trip: Lexie Luan at Key West!


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Petit Lac Des Cygne in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Petit Lac Des Cygne; Inara Pey, January 2019, on FlickrPetit Lac Des Cygnee – click any image for full size

Petit Lac Des Cygne (“The Little Lake of Swans”) is a private estate that recently opened to the public for several days of each week (it is closed to public access on Mondays and Tuesdays). This is a stunning Full region utilising the 30K LI allowance designed by Cougar (Cougar Sangria). Were I to sum it up in two words, they would be: quite magnificent.

The setting in modelled after the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-west France, and is stated to lie some 100 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and 50 kilometres from the Spanish border with France – both as the crow flies. Originally located on a Homestead region, the setting had only recently located to this Full region, and has been expanded upon by Cougar in the process to provide a rich setting, in which resides…

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The monochrome beauty of the female body

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

DiXmiX Gallery: The Huntress

Warning: the images in this article are NSFW.

Now open at DiXmiX Gallery is an exhibition by The Huntress (TheHuntressSnare) simply entitled The Huntress. It presents 15 monochrome images, all of them nude studies of The Huntress, and which stand as a celebration of the female body.

DiXmiX Gallery: The Huntress

By using monochrome, rather than colour, the images The Huntress presents a series of images that have a certain depth that might otherwise be lost. The dark background used in each tends to focus the eye and the mind much more keenly. This results in two things: it brings added life to the studies whilst also making no bones about the sheer sensuality contained within them. Within many of them, this is not only a woman comfortable with her body, she is prepared to delight in it and decorate it…

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Looking at Sansar’s Social Hub

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Sansar Social Hub

On January 10th, 2019, Linden Lab released Sansar update R28.3. no detailed release notes are currently available (if they are needed), but the core of the update appears to be the new Social Hub.

Available from the Atlas or via a user’s Home Space, the Social Hub is intended to be an experience where Sansar users can conveniently explore, relax, play games, and  – hopefully – meet other users. It can also (obviously) be used as a convenient meeting place when joining friends in Sansar.

Social Hub teleport portal

The easiest way for users to reach the Hub when logging-in is via their Home Space, which how includes a small teleport alcove to one side (previously marked as “under construction”). Walking into the teleport device within the portal will load the Social Hub experience and deliver you to it – no need to touch anything.


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Million Happy Endings

Bellefleurs has been on the SL Photogenic Destination Guide for quite some time by now. Months ago, I was asked to go with a friend who wanted to visit, and I took a lot of photos. Photos pile up, and I delete many, but I lightly processed these and have been unable to discard them because I find them restful to look at.

I’ve returned a few times for some moments of peacefulness; I usually like the music stream too.

The house is huge, and interesting to wander in, but it’s the grounds that I enjoy.

“Bellefleurs was first built in 1591, and has been the seat of the Duchesses of Ominum ever since. Built in the High English Renaissance style, it has been a crossroads of history and played a unique role in a secretive past. As befits its “backstory”, Bellefleurs houses a collection of art and portraits from…

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Linden Lab confirm Second Life iOS client in the making

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Logos copyright and Trademark Linden Lab and Apple Inc., respectively

On January 9th, 2019, and thanks to a pointer from Whirly Fizzle, I blogged Lab working on a Second Life iOS client?noting that a Bit Bucket code repository had recently been set-up by Brad Linden for just such a purpose.

In writing the piece, which includes some of the Lab’s recent commentary of the subject of mobile / streaming solutions for Second Life, I indicated that I had contacted Linden Lab with a series of questions concerning the repository and what it might signify, and that I’d provide an update on receiving any reply.

Being so early into the work, the Lab declined to comment on all of the questions I asked, but here is what they did say via-email in responding to my enquiry:

As you point out, we discussed at our Town Hall events last year that we’re…

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Ever Watch Second Life Vlogs on YouTube? I do! Which Channels Do You Subscribe to?

Cherri's SL OnFleek Picks

jan 10th 2019 blog #2_001editPhotos by:Cherri Oh

Second Life Vlogs

There are thousands upon thousands of  Second Life Blogs, I truly enjoying looking at their remarkable photography  & reading other bloggers posts. Around 5 years ago I religiously began reading Second Life blogs, after all I had been reading and following RL blogs since Jr.High for years. As for Vlogs, now that’s a little different there isn’t as many Second Life Vloggers as there are Bloggers but I noticed the numbers are growing rapidly.

Today I thought I’d share a list of YouTube Second Life Vlogs I enjoy. I’ve been wanting to do a post on for some time now. You may have watched & subscribed to some of them  already, if not check them out I think you’ll enjoy them.  Let me know of any you enjoy if I didn’t list them I love hearing about new ones. Each seem has his/hers…

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Friday January 11th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! We start bright eyed and bushy tailed today – but if that’s not the case, what better way to get up than to some of the best live music on the grid?! Have a great day 😀


7 am Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Cafè Musique!


10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Cafè Musique!


2 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Shady’s!


5 pm Field Trip: Senjata Witt at Surfside!


6 pm Field Trip: David Csiszer at Boom Pony!


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Winter Burn 2019: Seasonal Perceptions


Seasonal Perceptions: Theme for Burn2’s Winter Burn Event

Perception — the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

This is particularly important as we move through the seasons… especially the holidays.  However, our perceptions are affected by our environment… the things and people around us.  Even the weather!  At this time of year, one person might be shoveling the snow off his driveway while another might spend the day surfing the waves off the coast of Australia!

But it is also influenced by our imaginations.  Michael Whelan, a world-renowned artist, once did a painting of his young daughter who loved playing in the sandbox.  What he did differently is depict his daughter wearing a spacesuit and playing in a lunar sandbox!

Our perceptions ares a driving force in how we interact with the world around us.  But imagination is also a strong influencer.  Given all that, how would you perceive the seasons?  Would you reflect the environment around you… or imagine something completely off the wall and different?  Show us your “Seasonal Perceptions!”

Lamplighters will help to open the event with a walk-on from the Welcome Area to the main stage.

Artists and builders are invited to sign up for a plot (limited number, first come first served). We also have a collaborative build area set aside for Burners who would like to join a team with other creatives to build to theme. Signup is available at https://burn2.org/seasonalperceptions-buildsignup. On this form, one can indicate interest in the collaborative team or a single plot. There is also an opt-in available to be part of the Ten Principles Hunt if signing up for a single plot.

As for performers – live singers, group acts and DJs – watch for the self-signup to play at Burn2 in the next few days. If you know you are interested, you can contact Cuga Rajal inworld, until the signup sheet is available.

The Weather Machine will have its place at the center of the playa, an interactive build gleefully doomed to burn!

Mark Your Calendar and SHARE the News!

We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and community, to explore the builds and enjoy the music that will fill the air over the playa. The BURN2 Calendar at http://www.burn2.org/calendar will fill up quickly as performers sign up.



Bloggers and sharers of BURN2 news! Please share this update as much as you can!


Please let us know when you include us in your publications. We link back to online, TV, magazine and blog posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage. We would love to include you! Just email a link to your content to communications@burn2.org, or in a notecard inworld to iSkye Silverweb. If you need full size images of the three posters pictured on this release contact iSkye either inworld; if you wish her to send them via email, leave a notecard with your SL name and email address.


BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.


We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.


Want more information? Connect with us through our networks::

Website: https://burn2.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/

Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114073732445186160592

Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/


BURN2 Inworld Contacts:

BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld

BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org



Hippiestock 2019

Through Owl's eyes...

You are Invited to the party!

All day long party and live Music!

You defiantly want to save this date and come by to join the party!

January 12th 2019

Hippiestock has been happening in Second Life since 2011.

Hippie Bowman puts this event on and originally came up with the idea to have a party with his second life Forum family.

I am a late comer to this event circa 2014, since then I have gone to every one and loved it!

It is a party of the year not to miss!

Turn on tune in take the ride

Hippiestock @ Lagrange point Spaceport

see you at the shows!

~ Owl

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