Here is a recap of the main SL events and news during September 2010. Don’t forget you can view previous monthly SL recaps here.
Events to look forward to during October 2010 in Second Life:
Group notice today from RHN Q and A Group announced that there will be a Farewell Party for Spike Linden. The Farewell Party starts tomorrow on Thursday 30th September from 2am – 6am SLT. Apparently Spike Linden’s account will be disabled shortly after the party which is really sad. Spike Linden joined Linden Lab on 8/25/2006 and his job role at Linden Lab was UK Linden Concierge. Check out my pictures of Spike Linden here. Good times!
Spike Lindens farewell party!
Come wish the best of luck to one of our favorite Lindens as he makes his way to his next journey!
September 30th from 2 a.m.-6 a.m. SLTime.
There will be DJs, a cake, a griefing area(Spikes request lol), and lots of people to send him off in style!
PLEASE NO gifts as his account will be disabled shortly after the party!! So, just bring you, your friends and come enjoy some time with Spike!
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I wish him all the best for the future.
Great news that starting on Wednesday 13th October 2010 Linden Lab will be releasing the new Mesh Project Viewer which will become available to download on the Official Second Life Downloads page. Announced by Jack Linden today on the Official Second Life Blog.
I am delighted to announce that we will begin the Mesh Open Beta on Wednesday, October 13th, allowing all Residents to experiment with our new mesh upload fuctionality. We’re extremely excited about this project; here is what to expect from the beta program:
On October 13th, you will find a new “Mesh Project Viewer” on the Downloads page, which will be available for any Resident to download. This Viewer cannot connect you to the main grid; instead, it will take you to a development grid (called Aditi) where mesh has been enabled. After you download the Mesh Project Viewer and log in to Aditi, you can then experiment with mesh without impacting your regular SL account. The mesh features should be fully functional, so you’ll be able to upload mesh files, define their physical shape, apply them to objects, and link multiple mesh objects together.
Some aspects of mesh are complex, but don’t worry — we will also provide documentation explaining how to get started with mesh, along with some simple examples to get you started.
We are still actively working on the user interface for mesh, so you should expect this to look a little rough for a while as we polish it up and make changes based on your feedback.
So, if you’re someone who is comfortable trying out beta software, and you’re interested in creating mesh objects in Second Life — a whole new level of creativity — please do put October 13th in your diary! The more involved you get, the better it will be!
Exciting news and many will be now looking forward to creating SL Mesh objects in Second Life etc. Trying out the new Mesh Project Viewer will be fun with the new user interface parts. I’m happy and I’m sure you are to0. 😀
Terrence Linden published today that Linden Lab will be Welcoming Teen Grid Organizations to the Main Grid. It’s been just over a month since Linden Lab announced the plans to shut down the Teen Grid on 31st December 2010. That blog post received 1, 750 comments from the Second Life community and also received 32, 159 views since then. I can remember the days when SL blog comments were limited to 100 but with 1, 000 comments it’s rather laggy to scroll through all the comments.
Back in August 2010 Linden Lab were still “evaluating” ways for 13-15 olds to have safe access to limited locations on the Main Grid. Since then there have been a number of meetings, discussions to enable there to be better solutions for the upcoming Teen Second Life Transition to the main grid. Non-profit and educational orgs have been keeping in touch with Linden Lab to understand their needs and measures.
Important New Changes
- Today, we are excited to tell you that we will be able to continue serving all of the educational and not-for-profit communities of the Teen Grid, including those that serve 13- to 15-year-olds, without an interruption in service.
- I’m happy to say that we are able to meet these needs, and allow 13- to 15-year-olds access to limited locations on the main grid, with appropriate controls for administrators. We will implement these controls and transfer these rich and exciting projects from Teen Second Life before the end of this year.
- The 13- to 15-year-old students affiliated with these organizations will be unable to visit any regions except those of their hosting organization, and those accounts will not have the ability to search the Grid or to purchase items from the Marketplace.
Within the next three months there will be more announcements from Linden Lab I think until the final date of closure of TSL. Again this latest announcement is a small step forward in the right direction at the moment. There is the Teen Second Life Transition FAQ for more information.
What do you think about this latest announcement ?
Metanomics returns on Monday 4th October 2010 with a new season in Second Life. The first show starts at 12pm SLT at the Metanomics region in Second Life. Metanomics has broadcasted more than 100 episodes since it first started many years ago and Metanomics is one of the most popular live SL shows there is. Metanomics holds weekly community forums hosted inworld which take place on Thursdays. Check out my Metanomics Flickr Set
Don’t miss it.