2 hours ago
Friday, November 24, 2017
Read more in People.
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)
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! ;)
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 : https://sciencecircle.org/nextpresentation/
The Science Circle (61/126/32)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Read Klaus' article in Design.
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
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'.
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.
Monday, November 20, 2017
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.
Read Shaza's story in Fashion.
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
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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From "The Rythims of (SL)ife" on Sept 21, "Hey all, this clip of the categories in haste.We decided to relax and made this light clip before more complex work."
Friday, November 17, 2017
Read more in Places.
Frets Nirvana and US Military Veterans Group announce the 2017 November benefit for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life!
Frets Nirvana, the premier guitar artist in the virtual world Second Life and the US Military Veterans Group announce the 2017 November benefit on November 19, 2017 in Second Life for the Veterans Support Organization Home For Our Troops .
Frets Nirvana states: “HFOT is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). As of January 2017 they have built 229 homes for severly wounded Veterans and have another 85 projects underway. Since its inception in 2004, over 90 cents of every dollar spent by Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. ”
Home for Our Troops benefit concerts feature premier Second Life talent monthly at Veteran’s Isle. The concert on November 19, 2017 is scheduled from 4-9 PM PST. Featured artists will be DJ Waya Snowpaw, Savannah Rain, Sjannon Oherlihy, Chillee Hernandoz, and Savannah Coronet .
ABOUT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS - HFOT builds homes as a departure point for Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and return to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories are the driving force for the work for HFOT. To learn more about the Homes For Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org
Sponsored by Frets Nirvana and the U.S. Military Veterans Group of Second Life.
On occasion, Second Life Newspaper will print an article or picture submitted to us by one of you, the readers.
Have you seen a particularly well-detailed sim? Went to a great event? Found yourself in a hilarious "only in SL" predicament? We're very interested in what you the readers have to say. Send us a story or funny picture, and if we like it, we'll post it as a Reader Submitted. For pictures, jpg format is preferred.
Mail submissions to bixylshuftan(at)gmail.com.
PLEASE include your SL user name and tell us if you wish it to appear with your story.
SL-Newser reserves the right to post in the appropriate section, edit, and to investigate any names used in submitted stories (please ask permission before using anyones name or picture or use an alias for them).
Thursday, November 16, 2017
On Tuesday November 14, Linden Lab announced on the official Second Life blog that they were asking merchants to take part in a Christmas-themed shopping event next month. The dates given for the event were from December 15 to January 1st. Monday November 27 will be the last day to register.
We’re winding up for a winter inworld shopping event - and we’re now looking for Merchants who would like to participate! For SL14B we held a similar shopping event that was a great success for both customer and Merchants alike - and we are hoping to do the same this winter. This event, which runs from December 15th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018, is an opportunity to introduce new customers to your brand. We are looking for merchants willing to offer a discount on some of their items (think Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!) and possibly provide a little non-exclusive gift to holiday shoppers.
Last year, Linden Lab had a "Twelve Days of Marketplace" event. But they're comparing the shopping event to the Anniversary Shopping Event they organized to take place alongside the SL14B.
Image from Kathy Nikolaids
Saturday November 11 was the monthly meeting for the Second Life Newser crew at its office in HV Community. Among those there was Gemma Cleanslate, who took her pet Firekitty over.
No mice were seen at that meeting.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Read the article in People.
By Bixyl Shuftan
would soon have an article about Second Life. A few days ago, it was revealed as part of the magazine's December 2017 edition. Written by Leslie Jamison, the title is less than flattering, "The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future." And at one point early on, the writer "found myself wanting to write 'Second Life makes me want to take a shower.'"
But on the whole, it was a thoughtfully written article. She writes about some people with disabilities who are able to go about Second Life the way they can't or no longer can in real life, "When I rode horses through the virtual Yosemite, I thought of how the woman leading me through the pines had spent years on disability, isolated from the world, before she found a place where she no longer felt sidelined." She also went some into the money people put into here, and talked with Philip Rosedale about Second Life's first days. At one point, she suggests the ridicule some have for the virtual world is "because it takes a recognizable impulse and carries it past the bounds of comfort ... It crystallizes the simultaneous siren call and shame of wanting an alternate life."
There were some comments about the article on a thread on the SL Universe forums. Although there were a few snarky comments, others also thought the article was well written, "That is the best SL article I have ever read." Others had a more mixed opinion, "Although she faithfully repeated what people told her about the appeal of SL, it's too bad that she didn't experience its appeal herself." There were also a few comments under the article New World Notes wrote about The Atlantic's article, one saying the reason Second Life didn't do better was that Linden Lab didn't make accessibility a high priority, "Now Linden Lab is doing the same mistake again, with Sansar."
One can read the full article (here).
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Club Cutlass: Best in 'C,' Silver/Gold, Surf City
The Happy Vixen: Robots/Cybernetics, Military, Around the World, Captain Night, Demos, Bodysuits, CAYA
Club Zero Gravity: Cats and Dogs, Video Game
Furry Fashion Lounge: Wasteland, Japan, Mix and Match, Blue, Canines, Food, Fall, Pirates and Ninjas, Cartoons
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Woof has his woofmas wishlist ready
..if anyone wishes to take care of it..
Ok.. woofs wishes from highest to lowest priority:
1: A girlfriend.. uniformed.. police or military, doesn't matter which (as long as she's a police officer).
2: A nom.
3: One gaming rig to rule them all, one gaming rig to find them, one gaming rig to bring them all and in the cuteness bind them!
4: A life.
...... Wait.. that last one is wrong.. it's supposed to be "another nom."
A Strange Wolf (Henning Lionheart)
Monday, November 13, 2017
Read Shaza's article in Fashion.
Read the story in Extra.
Saturday November 11 was Veterans Day, and that night, there was a special Veterans Day event at Club Cutlass. Cynthia Farshore played a list of military-themed or inspired tunes from the American Revolution to the first recorded songs of the Spanish-American War and WW1, to the classic military songs of WW2 to the protest songs of Vietnam to the music composed in the wake of 9/11 and the War on Terror.
At the end of the party, the four Sunweavers present at the part whom had served as veterans stood at attention: Rita Mariner, Cynthis Farshore, Shockwave Yareach, and Zorro Wuramunga (RECoyote Mindes, whom was also in the military, left the party early).
Thank you for your service.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
SOMETHINGS OLD, AND SOMETHINGS NEW!
Two new series this week, and a visit from some old favorites: Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. Plus, the two week count down to this year's Edition of THE DICKENS PROJECT has begun! Join us for stories all week in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.
Check out the stories and the storytellers at www.seanchailibrary.com
All times SL time, stories in Voice.
Unless otherwise noted, at Holly Kai Estates (215/44/277)
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**SUNDAY, November 12th at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - "Pooh Bear Favorites" - What's your favorite?
Caledonia shares selected adventures from the Winnie-the-Pooh Canon of tales, with a little help from the audience.
The New Golden Horseshoe Magicland Frontierland, Bracket (181, 57, 30)
**MONDAY, November 13th, at 7 pm: Diana Gallagher's ALIEN DARK begins with Gyro Muggins
**TUESDAY, November 14th, at 7 pm: Selections from Mark Twain's A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT with Caledonia Skytower
**WEDNESDAY, November 15th, at 7 pm: Robert Lynn Aspirin's MYTH ADVENTURES with Kayden Oconnell (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)
** THURSDAY, November 16th:
~ at 7pm: Charles Dicken's GREAT EXPECTATIONS ~ Part 2 with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)
~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - contemporary Sc-Fi Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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From Kraven Foxy on Oct 4, "Finally a new vid after so many months- feat some good friends betta and zaber. added a lot more effects in this vid to give a more tech/tv/comptuer sort theme, I hope its not too much or distracting."
Friday, November 10, 2017
Our newest writer, Shaza Denver, was recently at a shopping event that got her attention: the "Gacha Garden." Going on to November 30, this event is organized by Meeka Sihtu, Ex0dus Montagne, and Slate Hax. There are many kinds of items are available from outfits, to outdoor furnishings, to hairpieces, and more. Shaza shows a few of the items available for gacha fans.
Read Shaza's article in Fashion.
Spectral Activity Survey," but in layman's terms, it's a ghost hunt. This isn't "Ghostbusters" as you're not hunting down ghosts to get rid of them, but to listen to their stories. Those who complete hunts are rewarded with gifts.
Read Gemma's story in Events.
Read the article in Design.
Saturday 11th 10AM PST
“Voyager and Cassini - Where No One Has Gone Before!”
By Phil Youngblood Ph.D
Reality begins with a vision. Over 50 years ago, a NASA JPL scientist realized that a rare alignment of planets to take place years in the future could be exploited by a spacecraft using Jupiter’s gravity to slingshot itself to the outer planets and beyond. That vision led to the Pioneer, Voyager, Cassini, and New Horizons missions that left us spellbound with wonder as these craft gave us a closeup view of the worlds that are our neighbors. Join me this Saturday for a personal journey from our ‘pale blue dot’ to the outer reaches of our solar system, a journey that continues to go where no one has gone before!
More information about Phil's presentation: https://sciencecircle.org/nextpresentation/
The Science Circle (61/126/32)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Linden Lab is offering another small perk for those with paying accounts. Earlier this week, they announced that they were extending the Transaction history of Premium accounts to ninety days. This is three times that of regular accounts.
The change is aimed at merchants in the virtual world, Linden Lab giving some statistics.
There’s a ton of activity in Second Life’s L$ economy: every day, the Marketplace alone sees more than 20,000 unique buyers purchasing more than L$16,000,000 worth of goods from more than 15,000 unique sellers. That’s a whole lotta Lindens changing hands! And that’s not even including inworld transactions. With all that activity, transaction history can be a handy reference for shoppers and merchants alike for bookkeeping, providing customer support, or just keeping track of your own purchases and L$ spending.
These figures give some idea of how much Linden Lab makes from its cut on Marketplace sales. Inara Pey estimated with a five percent fee, the Lab was taking in over $1,123,000 from Marketplace commerce.
It's notable this perk aimed at Second Life's merchants comes about a week after Linden Lab announced it was raising fees to buy, and later sell, Linden dollars, which was criticized as an attack on "those who work to create the SL economy." So the move could be seen as an attempt to ease any ill feelings among the virtual world's businessmen and women.
To any merchants reading the article, what do you think? Will this extension in the transaction history be useful?
Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day as it's known in some countries, is in a couple days on Saturday November 11. And as it has every year for the past 11 years, the Veterans Tribute has appeared in Second Life. The place is mainly a memorial wall in which each of the stones have a name or names of many veterans, American, Canadian, and others, of wars current and in the past. While a few of the names are among the living, most on the wall either died in action or passed away in peacetime. The center of the tribute is a memorial flame surrounded by a ring of flowers, a ring of water, and the five flags of the five branches of the US military.
The Second Life Veterans Tribute Group is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers (both civilians and ex-military) who have come together to build a Veteran’s Tribute in Second Life. The goal of the Tribute is to provide a non-political, content filled, educational, interactive SIM inside Second Life where men and women of all walks of life can visit and provide remembrance and honor to those who have served in the Armed Services.
Visitors can request a new stone be carved in honor of someone by putting the name and some information on a notecard, and putting it in one of the mailboxes There are also roses and flags near the start that people can get and place inside the memorial. There are also planes up for display, and a small POW memorial.
othi Aeon/Jacob D. Borton, and when one Marine told the story of his fallen comrades.
The Tribute will be up until November 13th.
Silent Reverie (162/186/36)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
There are many things I enjoy here in SL. I have a love of the blues and all sorts of good music, I have a family, and lots of good friends, I enjoy fishing, and I enjoy exploring this beautiful world. You pick a country or city you would like to see, I can bet you will find a place in SL that mimics the original. It is a place that never ceases to amaze me even after all these years. It will be my pleasure in the coming months to bring you our faithful readers, events, sales, and all manner of interesting things. For the most part, since I enjoy fashion so very much, it will be fashion articles. I will however on occasion find something I think might be of interest other than fashion. I hope you find my articles informative and entertaining. I hope my articles lead you down paths you have not ever explored here on SL.
I might cover a flash sale, a hunt, or perhaps a gatcha event, You never know what I will come up with. I will bring you groups that have fantastic gifts for the members, I will find quick sales and month long events. It is my plan to bring you all the goings on that I can find that will amuse and interest you.
So sit back get buckled in and enjoy the ride. I hope you all have fun reading my postings as much as I will have fun on my journey of bringing them to you. Its a good time of the year to be enjoying SL faithful readers, so lets get started!
DATES: November 3 to November 30, 2017
Join Team Diabetes of Second Life for a month long of events in honor of National Diabetes Month! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The goal of National Diabetes Month is to bring awareness and attention to diabetes and to its impact on people around the world.
The following events will take place in honor of this special month:
November 1 to 30 – National Diabetes Month
November 1 to 30 – Healthy Facts Distributed via Our Groups and Website Daily
November 1 to 30 – The Red Fling (stores throughout Second Life each have 1 item that is red and with 100% of the proceeds going to Team Diabetes of Second Life)
November 1 to 30 – The Red Hunt (stores throughout Second Life have a hunt item located in their stores, each hunt item is 10 lindens and 100% of the proceeds goes to Team Diabetes of Second Life)
November 12 – The Red Ball and; Art Exhibition (dance away in this special gallery that features art and live performers for 2 hours of fundraising for Team Diabetes of Second Life)
November 14-World Diabetes Day (pick up your free World Diabetes pack from our headquarters and help spread awareness about Diabetes)
About The American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.
Free resources are available in English and Spanish at http://www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).
For More Information:
http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=11304578&fr_id=11965&pg=personal (The official American Diabetes Association page for Team Diabetes of Second Life)
http://www.idf.org/membership/meet-our-members (Website to find diabetes information in your home country)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Club Cutlass: Best in "B," Gone Green, Veterans Day
The Happy Vixen: Hybrids, Space Cowboys, TBA, Veterans, Leather and Latex, Birds, Sci-fi, CAYA
Club Zero Gravity: Docs and Nurses, Butler and Maids, Metal
Furry Fashion Lounge: Celtic/Green, Techno, Omnipunk, Sealife, Rave, Seven Deadly Sins, Around the World, Japan, Cyber
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Updated 1:30 PM
I have made a little tribute to one of the best faeries in Second Life, on Zamargad. I put it on the top of the hill, so she can overlook things and be one with the Fae here. There is a piano a few steps down, that you can sit at while you think of her, if you like. I am displaying the lamps she made for her "The Golden Leg Ring Birdie Beastie Name Hunt" there too, as well as the wings she made for me.
We Love and Remember You, Bakki.
Anyone else with pictures of her was invited to hand them over, so MajikVixen could add them in.
Corrected at 11:30AM
Monday, November 6, 2017
Read Gemma's article in Design.
Read more in Extra.
Thank you DonGuapo, JadeCorazon , Victoreeria and Ray Pinson(Club Vet), Cayleen Linette (Cay's at Woodland Lake) and Curvslater (Shadow Shore)
Other regular contributors continued their dedicated kindness:
Sunnyskies McMahon (Bama Country
BellaRose Restless (Marble Hills and StormWind)
Russell65 Resident (The Generation)
Nabjibah Beck (Airys Beach)
Littlebit31okla(Saddles Canyon Country)
Lunadevi Applewhyte (Caribbean Paradise)
Our monthly benefit at Veteran's Isle could not have gone on without the help of Gjackie Winkler and Waya Snowpaw.
Then the performers and their management who donated their valuable time deserve a big round of applause. Thank you:
Zak Claxton and Maali Beck
Chapman Zane and Ceithlan Zane
The Vinnie Show (Acousic Rhapsody) and Daallee Resident
Blues Heron and Dancinggigi Resident
Savannah Rain (Boldmiss Resident) and Whispering Sands Live Promotions
Thank you Second Life for a making a difference in our wounded veteran lives!
It's always an honor.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Read, and see, more in Events.