ScarletCSkylaC has passed away


I’m really sad to hear that ScarletCSkylaC (Amy) passed away after battling with cancer on Thursday 21st May 2015. ScarletCSkylaC was a friend of mine on Plurk and I enjoyed reading her plurks. ScarletCSkylaC had a really kind heart and soul that touched so many in Second Life/via Plurk.

ScarletCSkylaC will be deeply missed and may she rest in peace. Much love to her family and all her friends at this time. :(

Video: Ebbe Altberg at SVVR 2015


Here is the replay of Ebbe Altberg presentation at SVVR 2015 which runs for 22 minutes. Ebbe talks about Second Life, the Oculus Rift, project SANSAR, The 1920s Berlin project and much more. It’s worth watching if you missed it or if you are interested in the latest developments.

SL12B applications close today


Today marks deadline day for applying for SL12B Community Celebration after weeks of submissions. SL12B applications will be closed by the end of today. Hurry!

As many know the SL12B Community Celebration starts from Sunday 21st June through until Sunday 28th June 2015. The theme for SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come”.

I’m looking forward to this year’s press day, exploring the birthday regions and volunteering. It’s going to be biggest event on the grid and everyone should come along to enjoy the 12th birthday of Second Life.

SL12B Timeline

  • Monday, May 18: All applications closed
  • Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27: Exhibitors notified via email
  • Monday, June 1 to Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT: Sims open to exhibitors for building
  • Wednesday, June 10: Performers notified via email
  • Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT to Thursday, June 18: Sims closed for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20: Extra time for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 20: Press day
  • Sunday, June 21 at noon SLT: Sims open!
  • Tuesday, June 23: The Birthday!
  • Sunday, June 21 to Sunday, June 28: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 29 to Saturday, July 4: Sims open for viewing
  • Monday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 8: Break down
  • Thursday, July 9: Sims go offline

SL12B Regions –  (18th May 2015)

SL12B regions

I will blogging more on SL12B in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned. :)

Snapshots: Bay City’s Seventh Anniversary


Over 55 avatars attended Bay City’s Seventh Anniversary on Sunday 17th May 2015. The parade was great fun down route 66 and the music concert in the North Channel region was excellent from start to end. I can’t wait for next year’s Bay City’s 8th anniversary. :)

Happy 7th Anniversary Bay City

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Did you enjoy Bay City’s Seventh Anniversary ?

 

My favourite Bay City photos from the past 7 years


Bay City 2008

This was my first snapshot of Bay City on the main grid in late December 2008.

Bay City Map 2009

This was one of my first snapshots of the Bay City Map. Taken on 18th January 2009.

Ribbon cutting at Bay City Fairgrounds

Attending the ribbon cutting of the Bay City Fairgrounds. Taken on 25th March 2010.

MG and TG Bay City Now Merged into One

The teen Bay City merged with the Main Grid version of Bay City. Taken on 10th February 2011.

Bay City Tree Lighting 2012

Attending the Bay City Tree Lighting 2012. Taken on 8th December 2012.

Rodvik in Bay City!

Rodvik Linden made a special appearance in Bay City. Taken on 23rd May 2013.

Bay City Mole Day 2014

Celebrating Bay City Mole Day 2014 with a special dance. Taken on 2nd February 2014.

Bay City Map 2015 - 17th May

Bay City Map – 17th May 2015

Come and celebrate Bay City’s Seventh Anniversary today


Bay City turns 7

Bay City turns 7

Today marks Bay City’s seventh anniversary in Second Life and everyone is invited to come along to celebrate. The seventh anniversary celebrations start at 12pm SLT with a parade lineup starting at the Bandstand in Bay City – Harwich. At 12:30pm SLT the parade will travel down route 66 along to the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

After that there will be a music extravaganza with live performances from GoSpeed Racer, Christov Kohnke, Oblee and Amforte Clarity.

  • GOSPEED RACER from 12:30pm to 1:30pm SLT
  • CHRISTOV KOHNKE from 1:30pm to 2:30pm SLT
  • OBLEE from 2: 30pm to 3: 30pm SLT
  • AMFORTE CLARITY from 3:30pm to 4:30pm SLT

Bay City’s Seventh Anniversary Parade Route Map

Bay City Seventh Anniversary Route Map 2015

Bay City 7th anniversary

Bay City 7th anniversary

The Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed this week


On 15th May 2015 Oculus announced it’s recommended specifications for the consumer version of its virtual reality headset (The Oculus Rift). As many know already the Oculus Rift launches during the first quarter of 2016. Pricing has yet to be announced and hopefully it won’t be too expensive. Oculus also announced that a new version of its SDK (0.6.0) is available for developers if you are interested.

Here’s what you need for the full Oculus Rift experience…

  • Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer

More details here…

The goal is for all Rift games and applications to deliver a great experience on this configuration. Ultimately, we believe this will be fundamental to VR’s success, as developers can optimize and tune their game for a known specification, consistently achieving presence and simplifying development.

All of the games and applications for the Rift created by Oculus will provide an incredible experience on this system.

Binstock, Oculus chief architect, wrote a detailed technical post outlining the recommended system specification and the reasoning behind it, along with more Rift details, here: Powering the Rift.

What do you think of the recommended specs for The Oculus Rift ?