SL recap of September 2010

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:

Spike Linden's Farewell Party!

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.

SL Mesh Open Beta Starting 13th October 2010

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. 😀

Linden Lab Welcomes Teen Grid Orgs To The Main Grid

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 October 4th 2010

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.

My Top 50 Favourite SL Blogs 2010

Check out my top 50 favourite blogs from the Second Life Blogosphere. I recommend you should visit these links for all things SL. I hope you will like my SL blog recommendations list for 2010 and I really do love following many other SL blogs too. Feel free to check out my SL Netvibes portal which includes more of my favourite SL links.
  1. New World Notes
  2. Dwell On It
  3. The Alphaville Herald
  4. Second Life Newser
  5. Your2ndPlace
  6. Dusan Writer’s Metaverse
  7. Feted Inner Child
  8. Prim Perfect
  9. Arwyn Quandry
  10. Skye’s Tumblog
  11. Pixel Scoop
  12. Bot Girl
  13. Crap Mariner
  14. Mal Burns
  15. Torley’s Blog
  16. Pathfinder’s Blog
  17. Holocluck’s Henhouse
  18. Nalates’ Things & Stuff Blog
  19. Creationism, is it?
  20. Delinda Dyrssen
  21. Phaylen Fairchild Productions
  22. Backpacking Burro
  23. Gwyneth Llewelyn
  24. Lalo Telling
  25. Phasing Grace
  26. In-World and Out
  27. The Poultry Report
  28. Raven’s Roost
  29. Ariane’s Life in the Metaverse
  30. Metaversally Speaking
  31. Cosmic Scribbles
  32. Dale Innis’s Weblog
  33. In a Strange Land
  34. A Crimson world
  35. Jessica Lyon’s Blog
  36. Fleep’s Deep Thoughts
  37. KirstenLee Cinquetti
  38. Second Life of My Dreams
  39. Iheartsl
  40. Press Pass News
  41. The A List
  42. Second Effects
  43. Shopping Cart Disco
  44. East River Community
  45. *Dreams*
  46. Ch’ know?
  47. in marx mode
  48. Avatars in Wonderland
  49. Girl Wonder Speaks
  50. Purple Moon Creations