SL16B Among the Moles of Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

On Friday, June 28th, 2019 at the SL16B celebrations, the last of five Meet the Lindens sessions took place at the SL16B Auditorium. This was a special session, featuring as it did members of the Linden Department of Public Works – aka, the Moles.

A veritable host of Moles surfaced for the session, along with Patch Linden, comprising Abnor Mole, Naughty Mole, Squeaky Mole, Missy Mole and Alotta Mole, all of who can be heard in the video. They were joined by Glowing Mole, Quartz Mole, Spiffy Mole, Lost Mole, Squishy Mole, Glamorous Mole, Ancient Mole, Garden Mole, Paranor Mole, Shimmy Mole and Magic Mole.

Meet the Moles: front row (l-to-r): Abnor Mole, Naughty Mole, Saffia Widdershins, Patch Linden, Squeaky Mole, Missy Mole and Alotta Mole, all of who can be heard in the video. Behind them (l-to-r) are: Glowing Mole, Quartz Mole, Spiffy Mole, Lost…

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North Brother Island

Million Happy Endings

“The last unknown place in New York City.” This is the subtitle of the book about North Brother Island by Christopher Payne, and also in the land description of the brilliant, virtual North Brother Island which just opened yesterday, June 29.

The sim is the latest in a series by Serene Footman and Jade Kotai based on real life locations. I have enjoyed all the virtual places they’ve created, and don’t want to take them for granted because there really is nothing else quite like these sims that I know of.

In one of the ruined buildings there’s a projector showing slides on the wall of the historical island. For more information on this project and the history of North Brother Island, please refer to the Furillen blog.

When I arrived on the island, the first thing I noticed was the lush nature sounds, especially those of birdsong. The…

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Simploring 2019 (74) Summer Edge

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

Following Inara Pey’s blog post “A Summer Edge in Second Life” I visited Summer Edge Thursday, June 20th.

Summer Edge is a moderate homestead, owned and designed by Funky Banana (funkybananas), who also created Wild Edge, a sim which I visited in December 2018 (Simploring 2018 (110) Wild Edge). The landmark description is short but to the point: “A remote island with no inhabitants, perfect for an escape from everyday life. Beaches, cliffs and fields”

Summer Edge – bird’s eye view

The landing point on Summer Edge is at the end of a wooden pier from where you can either access the nearby beach or walk up to the green high plateau of the island. On the high plateau are some paths and at the cliffs you’ll find several wooden deckings form which you have a nice view over the sea.

Summer Edge bird’s eye views…

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Jeeves with ice and a little poetry

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.

Sunday, June 30th 13:00: Tea Time with Jeeves

A new series just for summer, featuring Reginald Jeeves, a well-educated, intelligent valets of indeterminate age who is employed by the amiable young man-about-town, Bertie Wooster, whom Jeeves routinely has to benignly rescue from the consequences of his idiocy.

Created by author, humorist, and lyricist (working with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern) Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (October 1881 – February 1975), Jeeves and Wooster are perhaps his most iconic characters, although they didn’t arrive until he was into his “second” period as a writer, which commenced in 1915 (the first having ended in 1908). They appeared as Wodehouse turned his hand…

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There’s still time to check the exhibitions at SL16B (and enjoy some pictures)

Second Sighting

Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei. Taken at SL16B Ricco interacting at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei

One of the most interesting aspects of the Second Life birthday celebrations has been the community exhibitions, and checking the ones prepared for SL16B may become a fun time for visitors at the event. It’s particularly important, I’d say, because it reminds us of how the use of SL can be a creative one. After all, the extent of SL’s user-based creativity is what has brought many of us to the platform, and it’s what keeps Second Life attractive and alive in many ways.

Ricco flying at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei. Taken at SL16B Ricco flying at Shui Mo Chinese Brush Art, art installation by Fiona Fei

Ricco sitting on a table at Home Sweet Home, art installation by Cica Ghost Ricco sitting on a table at Home Sweet Home, art installation by Cica Ghost

My intent here is not to review the exhibitions, there are many of them to explore and it would be unfair to select just a few…

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Sunday June 30th Live at The Dirty Grind!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Sunday everyone! Two awesome in-house shows await you at The Dirty Grind, come join us! Enjoy the field trips as well and please don’t forget to show these talented artists your appreciation ❤

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fender/47/87/36

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5pm Effinjay

Frogg is a vocal jazz minor at college, while Jay studied piano for 14 years; together , as singer/songwriters, they have produced a comprehensive range of heartfelt and memorable melodies and poetically lyrical songs.

6pm Zorch Boomhauer

Diversity, intensity, reverence and heresy, with a breath drawn long sometimes stretched tense as silvered steel over wood and bone, with the power of his evocative and thought provoking lyrics- that’s Zorch Boomhauer. His music has a sometimes painful directness and honesty rarely found even in earthy folk, and his tales tell themselves as elegantly in melody as in his sometimes brutal words.

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Field Trips!

8 am Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Streaming Falls!

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SL16B Meet Xiola and Strawberry Linden

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

On Thursday, June 26th, 2019 at the SL16B celebrations, the fourth of five Meet the Lindens sessions was held at the SL16B Auditorium. It featured Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager and Strawberry Linden, Marketing Content Specialist.

The SL4Live TV video of the event is embedded below, with a couple of brief biographies on Xiola and Strawberry, based on comments they made during the session and in Xiola’s case, at past events.

An alternative video has also been recorded by  Pantera Północy.

About Xiola and Strawberry

Xiola Linden

Xiola is the Lead Community Manager at Linden Lab. she originally came to Second Life in 2006, and joined the Lab in 2011. Her role is broad-ranging, including elements of customer support,  through blogging and social media output for the Lab, to organising events such as the in-world get-togethers. For a period of time she was also responsible for…

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Friday June 28th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! Today is positively stuffed full of awesome live shows to check out – grab the list and go exploring as you enjoy the music 😀

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1 pm Field Trip: Winston Ackland at Isle of Miracles!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Miracles/113/213/39

2 pm Field Trip: Twostep Spiritweaver at Blarney Stone!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

3 pm Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at Blarney Stone!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/81/85/25

5 pm Field Trips: Senjata Witt, Dhrua

Senjata Witt at Surfside!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Crystal%20Falls/151/73/32

Dhrua at Hotel Chelsea!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanestris/100/166/104

6 pm Field Trips: Winston Ackland, Jamba LosAngeles

Winston Ackland at Blue Cornflower!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heracles/233/170/3941

Jamba LosAngeles at Hotel Chelsea!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanestris/100/166/104

8 pm Field Trip: Effinjay at Boom Pony!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amardon/221/205/29

10 pm Field Trip: Lexie Luan at Mason Jar!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Moments/187/174/23


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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Change Your Clouds in Second Life -Tips and Tricks-

Magick Thoughts SL ❤ Le meilleur de Second Life

It’s so fun to change windlights in Second Life. I make my own because I am never happy. I notice in the edit window you can control the movement and color of the clouds too. Thats exciting.

Did you know that you can change the style of your clouds inside the Firestorm viewer? Maybe you can inside the SL viewer too I don’t know. But I am talking about the Firestorm viewer today. What you do is go to Preferences and follow this image….

Preferences>Firestrorm>Windlight>Cloud Texture

When you change the cloud texture you will need to restart the viewer to see the change to each different cloud texture. They are all different and in my opinion the Cumulo-Nimbus is my favorite. It looks the most real.

Please click these images to see them larger!

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Cloud Texture Alto-Cumulus.tga

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Meet the Moles at SL16B!

Prim Perfect

The Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works come in an impressive variety of sizes and shapes – and today you’ll have a chance to meet some of them as they appear in a special Meet the Moles event in the Auditorium at SL16B at 2pm SLT today.

This year, the industrious Moles of the Linden Department for Public Works have been incredibly busy! Not only have they built and organised much of the infrastructure of the Birthday, but they have also created the hugely popular new Linden Homes. Abnor and Naughty Mole will be joining Saffia on stage (and we’ll probably meet a few more Moles as well) who’ll be talking about their work and their role in the world of Second Life. Patch Linden will also be joining us on stage.

Meet the Moles! Meet the Moles!

So who (and what) are the Moles? They’re independent contractors who work on…

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The Avatar Dining Club Mysteries (2019) by Huckleberry Hax

What the Huck?

Cover (reduced for blog)

ALL 10 PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AVATAR DINING CLUB STORIES PLUS TWO NEW TALES EXCLUSIVE TO THIS COLLECTION.

How was Raw Concrete identified in a secret account? How did a cheating partner’s wife manage to get snapshots of his misdemeanour? How was Bill Reckinsaw able to appear in two places at exactly the same time? These and many more metaverse mysteries are presented to the Avatar Dining Club for analysis at their monthly meetings. Will you work out the solution before club founder Edward does?

Available formats:

Print:Paperback
Digital:PDF Kindle (see below)

Amazon Kindle: Due to the way that Amazon operates in different countries, it’s best if you obtain your copy of ‘AFK, in Pursuit of Avengement’ from your ‘local’ Amazon website.

UK: amazon.co.ukUSA: amazon.comFrance: amazon.frSpain: amazon.es
Canada: amazon.caGermany: amazon.deItaly: amazon.itJapan: amazon.co.jp
India: amazon.inNetherlands: amazon.nlBrazil: amazon.com.brMexico: amazon.com.mx
Australia: amazon.com.au

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The return of Last Names – a further update with audio

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

(Copyright Linden Lab)

One of the most eagerly-awaited changes that is in the works – indeed, has been in the works for a long time (my last significant update on the subject was over a years ago!) is that of the “return of last names”.

During the Meet the Lindens event featuring Oz Linden, the Lab’s Senior Director, Second Life Engineering and April Linden, Systems Engineering Manager, Operations for Second Life, the subject inevitably came up, with Oz and April both explaining why the process of implementing  the capability is taking so long, and addressing questions on the subject (some of which have been asked in the past as well).

While I will have a summary of the entire Meet the Lindens session with Oz and April available shortly, I thought it might be easier for people to reference the project via an individual update, to follow-on from the one…

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SL16B Meet April and Oz Linden: summary with audio and video

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

On Tuesday, June 254th, 2019 at the SL16B celebrations, the second of five Meet the Lindens sessions was held in the SL16B Auditorium. It featured the Lab’s Senior Director, Second Life Engineering, Oz Linden and April Linden, Systems Engineering Manager, Operations.

The following is a summary of the session covering the core topics raised, with audio extracts where relevant.

Note that there are three videos of this event that I’m aware of:

Table of Contents

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Patch Linden gives new update on the release process on the new Linden Homes

Daniel Voyager

News Alert

Patch Linden on stage after the live show at SL16B

Patch Linden has just posted up a new update today relating to the release process on the Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums. Starting today the new Linden Homes will be released one region at a time. The releases will start on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There won’t be any releases during weekends or during holidays apparently. The new Campers & Trailers will be released in one large batch and will be 512 sqm lots. No time has been given when these will become available to the public.

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Trains are coming to the new continent in the near future which will be linked with the SLRR. The first community events space called Bellissseria Fairgrounds will be used for events happening around the 4th of July. The new area has already got an airstrip, a big statue…

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Tuesday June 25th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Tuesday everyone! The sun is scorching today, so ditch the outdoors for a while and enjoy the loong list of live shows available to you today!

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10 am Field Trip: Zorch Boomhauer at The Mumbling Goat!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caddo/188/79/30

11 am Field Trip: Lexie Luan at The Mumbling Goat!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caddo/188/79/30

4 pm Field Trip: Wald Schridde at Blarney Stone!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dublin/83/82/25

6 pm Field Trip: The Matthew Show at Hotel Chelsea!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lanestris/100/166/104

7 pm Field Trips: David Csiszer, Capos Calderwood, Winston Ackland

David Csiszer at Soul Sensations!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serenity%20Plateau/47/182/21

Capos Calderwood at Stargazer Cafè!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amat/238/102/212

Winston Ackland at Key West!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Key%20West%20Island/116/99/30

8 pm Field Trips: The Vinnie Show, Zorch Boomhauer, Jamba LosAngeles

The Vinnie Show at Key West!

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Key%20West%20Island/116/99/30

Zorch Boomhauer at Stanza!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pyaar/111/185/27

Jamba LosAngeles at Villa Lobos!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mesede/208/21/40


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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Cica’s Cubism in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Cica Ghost: Cubes

As the old, old saying goes, “I have some bad news and some good news.”

The bad news is that if you were hoping to visit Cica Ghost’sLuna Park (see Cica’s Luna Park in Second Life), that build has now gone from Second Life, the result of low visitor figures, possibly as a result of clashing with SL16B.

The good news is that Cica has replaced it with something that is quite dynamically wacky (literally, if you wander across the landscape!), a piece she calls Cubes.

Cica Ghost: Cubes

Occupying the same region as Luna Park, Cubes is a curious piece, comprising a barren landscape under a bright sky, occupied by a few bare trees, but which is periodically deluged by downpours of … huge steel reinforced concrete blocks.

These appear a handful of metres above the dry land, hover for a few…

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SL16B Meet Patch Linden – a summary with audio and video

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Courtesy of Linden Lab

On Monday, June 24th, 2019 at the SL16B celebrations, the first of five Meeting the Lindens sessions was held at the SL16B Auditorium. It featured the Lab’s senior Director of Product Operations, Patch Linden.

The following is a summary of the session covering the core topics raised, audio extracts.

Note that there are two videos of this event available:

Table of Contents

Timestamps provided in this summary are to the SL4Live – TV video.

When reading this summary, please note:

  • It is…

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Art & Ag Projects

Marlene Lee Art

The Art & Ag Project is a call to artist event.

“The Art & Ag Project cultivates a dialogue between artists, farmers, and the community to raise awareness about the importance of preserving farmlands and the visual arts in Yolo County. A nationally recognized creative place making project, Art & Ag has invited farmers to open their land to local artists, providing unique opportunities to capture private landscapes that would otherwise remain inaccessible and unseen.

Each month, artists visit a different farm where they can meet the farm owners, paint en plein air, or take photographs. Artists are invited each Fall to exhibit their agriculturally–inspired artwork at YoloArts’ annual Art Farm Gala, the first Friday in November.” 

The “Red Barn” was painted at the Valley Oak Wool Mill. A young woman rented one of the buildings to run her wool mill business. She would take raw wool and spin it for clients…

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Simploring 2019 (72) La Isla Tropical

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

La Isla Tropical is an adult homestead owned be Manuel Crumb. It consists of a main island and four smaller islands around it. The selected sim surround with active vulcano islands fits very well. I came across La Isla Tropical as I looked up scoop.it SL Destinations to pick a destination for my simploring tour on Tuesday, June 11th.

La Isla Tropical – overview

The landing point is on one of the 4 smaller islands next to an old biplane. From here you can either walk over a wooden bridge to the main island (caution you’ll get wet feet nonetheless) or you use the one way teleports that are integrated in the signpost next to the brige or you rezz a boat and start exploring with a boat tour. I took the boat tour first.

Impressions of La Isla Tropical (1) – Landing point and boat rezzer

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