Saturday, November 25, 2017

Flooding At The Happy Vixen, Club Zero Gravity

On Sunday November 19, the Happy Vixen beach club in the Purrfection Estates sim experienced some flooding. One moment the water was normal. The next, waves were coming over the dance floor. And soon the dancers were waist-deep in churning surf. But a few minutes later, the waters receded, and all was as before.

The previous day at Club Zero Gravity, a malfunction resulted in similar flooding in the space station. But somehow the water turned a shade of orange, then green. Geerkil Ziskey, whom was the DJ at the time, got up on the ceiling's gravity platform. After a few jokes about where the water might have come from, eventually someone turned on the drainage. And minutes later, the deck was dry again.

Two rare times when the situation at these two clubs was all wet.

Bixyl Shuftan

SL Video: "Fracture"

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From Furry Alex on September 11

Friday, November 24, 2017

Resident from Puerto Rico Back Online Two Months After Hurricane

Everyone on the Internet has had to content with power outages. For most in the United States, they seldom last more than a few hours. After a hurricane or other major storm system, power can be out for up to a week or two if there's a lot of damage. But one American territory, the island of Puerto Rico, suffered a devastating hit by Hurricane Maria in September and almost the entire power grid went down, with predictions some places would be without electricity and Internet for many months. A few days ago, one Second Life resident from the island finally came back online after two months. She had quite a story to tell.

Read more in People.

Reader Submission: Proyecto Latino, New and Innovative.

Just opened three months ago and is already a point of reference for many Spanish speakers, Project Latino is innovative and willing for all those who come to enjoy the facilities and the variety of services that this place offers. It's a commercial area with a diversity of stores focused on kemono fashion, an area of ​​free items such as can not be missing today in most social areas.

Among other things this site has locker rooms, a site aimed at dictating classes, and a cinema where movies are designed daily in a very good quality and in a very familiar environment with the only requirement to be users of the Firestorm Viewer. A very pleasant experience.

And what makes this site different from other sites and Spanish-speaking places to socialize? Shiroe NignTяoad (f1729) stated, "Personally I like to create spaces that give the same experience as real life." That's what makes this place different, says one of the administrators of this great place.

An article of Seven (flchp)

Announcement: Black Friday Sale at Furry Fashion

Nov 24th - Nov 27th
FF Main Store 50% off!
Vendors owned by Amethyst, Skyler, Alexiel and Becky D!
Gachas & Giftcards included!
I hear Project Mayhem is having a Sale too! ;)
Furry (175,207,28)

Announcement: This Week at the Science Circle

 Sunday 26th 10 AM PST
“Vision for Education in Virtual Worlds” by Enrique Cachafeiro.

Education in Virtual Worlds has seemed to stall as of late. The promise of virtual reality as a means of revolutionizing education has halted at novelty. What will it take to legitimize and penetrate the technology into the field of education? Here is one design, one roadmap for disrupting the paradigm using what is still the most powerful tool for education – virtual worlds.

More information about Enrique's presentation at : 

The Science Circle (61/126/32

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Gemma Cleanslate enjoys a Thanksgiving meal with her neighbors at Thorstar.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Second Life Newser.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at Book Island

By Bixyl Shuftan

Aruba DeCuir: Fine Art and a Flavour of Paris

Aruba DeCuir is an artist in Second Life with a place in the 5th Avenue sim. She works on Second Life paintings, etchings, and other artworks, as well as furnishings and hats. But she's also recently finished a new project named   "Petit Paris," which is made to resemble a Parisian street. Klaus Bereznyak recently interviewed her, and she talked about what inspired her to build this little piece of Paris.

Read Klaus' article in Design.

Faces (That We See)

Gemma Cleanslate recently came across a noteworthy exhibit in the LEA area named "Faces." Located in LEA23, "Faces" is an exhibit that reminds us behind every avatar is a live human being. Created by Ilyra Chardin, besides encouraging people to imagine what it's like for other residents, those visiting are invited to take part in a writing contest with a prize.

Read Gemma's story in Extra.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Furry Fashion Clubs

It's another week of events at the Sunweaver and Angel clubs and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'D," Thanksgiving, Blue and Purple

The Happy Vixen: Food Fight, Lions Tigers and Bears, No event, Winter is Nice, Pilgrims and Indians, CAYA

Club Zero Gravity: Magic, Turkey Day

Furry Fashion Lounge: Canines vs. Felines, Japan, Fandoms, Modders Monthly, Safari, Food, Tinies, Video Games

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Veterans Concert Raises Over 150,000 Lindens

On Sunday November 19, Veterans Isle held it's monthly fundraiser concert. The event was to raise money for the Homes For Our Troops charity. The event normally takes place on the last Sunday of each month. But due to Thanksgiving weekend was moved back this month. Unfortunately for the participants, this was the day the Grid had a number of technical glitches that kept a number of residents offline. Frets Nirvana, who organized the event, did not originally plan to play on stage, but stepped in due to one performer being offline.

Despite the glitches that caused residents to lag and/or crash, the benefit raised a total of 154,600 Lindens, over $600 US dollars.

Homes For Our Troops is a veterans charity that helps to build homes for veterans to prevent them from being homeless.

Bixyl Shuftan

Monday, November 20, 2017

Reader Submitted: How to Broadcast from Anything

Almost a year ago, Tantari Kim, also known as DJ Tantari, sent in a reader submission, "How To DJ The DJ Tantari Way." In the article, she used MIXXX software for her DJing. But what about other software? There are some free commercial ones, notably the free version of Virtual DJ and Traktor and Serato, but they aren't made for playing to Shoutcast. In a reader submission she recently sent in, she describes how to enable them so that they can.

Read Tantari's reader submission in Extra.

The Jerky Turkey Hunt

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Shaza Denver stumbled across a shopping event that's sure to be gravy to fans of hunts: the Jerky Turkey Hunt. Taking place every November, this year's hunt offers over fifty prizes. Shaza shows off a few examples of what those taking part can find.

Read Shaza's story in Fashion.

Technical Glitches Keep Numbers of Residents Offline

On Sunday afternoon, November 19, just before 2PM SL time, a number of residents began saying they had trouble logging in, or relayed messages through Discord, Facebook, and other social media that they couldn't get on. In Second Life, people were being knocked offline. Various events described musicians and/or staff as having trouble coming on. Yours truly noticed other avatars seemed to take longer to rezz than usual. While this cannot be confirmed, one resident told me the number of people on the Grid had gone down from about 50,000 to about half that.

The Grid Status Report stated that Linden Lab was working on updating their Support Portal, which has been going on for a few days. At one point, Logins were described as having a "degraded performance," though nothing was mentioned about people having trouble staying online.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at the Happy Vixen's Halloween area

By Bixyl Shuftan