Reached the 2000 days old mark in Second Life


On 24th April 2012 I reached the 2000 days old milestone in Second Life which is awesome. I have enjoyed my adventures in Second Life so far and its amazing how time just flys past so fast. I’m looking forward to another 1000 days+ and more in Second Life. Yay!

Check out my SL milestones so far!

My Age Detector says…

Daniel Voyager is 2005 Days Old!

  • I’m now 2, 005 days old in Second Life
  • That’s 5 years and 5 months
  • I’m looking forward to my 6th Rezday on 31st October 2012

Thank you to all of my SL friends, followers and fans that I could not survive without in Second Life. *big smiles*

The Science Fiction Literature Mega Event in Second Life


Apparently there will be a mega science fiction literature event in Second Life which will be happening on Saturday 5th May 2012 at Kafe Kruemelkram, Ataria in Second Life. This event is ideal if you are into story writing and love listening to stories in Second Life/real life. Full event details below and a snapshot of the amazing astronomy location. Its definitely worth visiting and attending next weekend.

The Science Fiction Literature Mega Event:

Five Continent Reading in Second Life

As we say in Germany: Great events throw their shadows ahead.
On May 5th an event will take place in Thorsten Küper’s and Kirsten Riehl’s steampunk location Kafé Kruemelkram that may be unique in the history of Second Life: Five science fiction writers from five continents, all writing in English, will read from their works live. I’ll be honoured to take the part of Europe and read one of my English stories. The invited writers are:

For Asia: Guy Hasson (Israel) http://guyhasson.wordpress.com/
For Africa: Jonathan Elorm Dotse (Ghana) http://www.afrocyberpunk.com/
For South America: Gustavo Bondoni (Argentina) http://bondo-ba.livejournal.com/
For North America: Ahmed A. Khan (Canada) http://ahmedakhan.livejournal.com/
For Europe: Michael Iwoleit (Germany) http://iwoleit.wordpress.com/

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ataria/60/182/51􀀁

Will you be attending ?

Unscheduled maintenance update


Yesterday Linden Lab published an update on the Second Life Grid Status Reports page relating to the long downtime of the grid on Thursday 26th April 2012. This may or not happen again next Monday due to scheduled maintenance to correct the bug that caused the downtime a few days ago.

We will have to see what happens…

[UPDATED 2:30pm PDT, 27 April 2012] On April 26, 2012, the Second Life engineering team was performing an upgrade to the core network. The upgrade triggered a bug that led to downtime and instability throughout the day. The maintenance described in this post is scheduled for Monday, April 30 at 6am PT in order to correct the bug and may result in additional service interruption. We apologize for the service disruption and appreciate everyone’s patience.

SL concurrency levels went down to 10, 885 during the SL unscheduled maintenance on Thursday 26th April 2012 according to the SL Grid Survey which is a surprising low figure. However saying that it’s been much lower in previous years like in 2007 during downtime Wednesdays where the grid was down for many hours. In 2012 there’s around 30, 000 to 65, 000 logged into Second Life at any given point in time.

I would of thought all 10, 885 avatars will be logged off during the SL outrage so perhaps they were AFK, ghosts or something else. A few years ago on 2010-04-29 it went down to 6, 390 then on 2010-04-30 down to 4, 384 which caused a lot of service interruption. Check out the Historical Daily Concurrency graph showing the low peaks since 5th December 2009.

Else where it seemed like the SL community on Thursday were trying to log into opensim grids during the unscheduled maintenance time-frame.

  • InWorldz grid saw a rise of 352 (normal 200 – 250)
  • OSGrid saw a rise to 196 (normal 140)

Login failed due to undergoing unscheduled maintenance


It seems like Second Life is offline due to undergoing unscheduled maintenance right now. Latest updates check http://status.secondlifegrid.net/. I have not seen this Login Failed message for a while. On going discussions from the SL community about this can found on Plurk, Twitter, SLUniverse and the SL Forums. Hopefully logins will resume soon! 🙂

Login failed
Due to system problems. logins to Second Life have been disabled until further notice. Please monitor the Grid Status page 
for updates.  

Problems effecting logins, marketplace orders and SLwebsite services etc.

 

SL9B Street Fair and Pub Crawl


This afternoon when I was checking through my SL Facebook friend stream I found out that Brandy Maltas who is one of SL friends published with a few others are in process of co-ordinating their own SL9B event. This will be SL resident supported and this event will be hosted at six well known SL Live Music venues around the grid. This is the first event I have heard about so far for SL9B and i’m sure there will be more in the coming weeks.

  • Event title: SL9B Street Fair and Pub Crawl
  • Dates: 19th-24th June 2012
  • Time: 6pm-9pm SLT
  • Musicians: 18+
  • Locations: Club Graffiti, Gwampa’s Dance Kamp, Key West, Boom Pony, Ground Zero and San Diego City
Below: Details announced via Brandy’s Facebook page. More information will be posted soon apparently on musicians, venues and times soon. Brandy hopes to send out a FB event when everything is completed very soon. Stay tuned for update 2!

Since Linden Lab is not hosting an SL9B (SL 9th B-day Event), Seth Regan/Mankind Tracer in SL and I have decided to co-ordinate our own. The Tracer | Birman Agency will be producing the SL9B Street Fair & Pub Crawl. The event will be held June 19th -24th, 6pm -9pm, at six established and respected SL Live Music venues. Participating venues are: Club Graffiti, Gwampa’s Dance Kamp, Key West, Boom Pony, Ground Zero and San Diego City. 

6 Days – 6 venues – 18 Live Musicians!!! 

Keep an eye out for more information to come!!!

The SL9B Street Fair and Pub Crawl logo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike previous SL birthdays,  all musicians will be paid. There will be 12 sponsors and 100% of the sponsor money is to pay the musicians which sounds great. This is good news for SL musicians I think and i’m sure more will be interested in this special live music birthday event.

Interested? If you have planned any events/plans for SL9B then feel free to share in comments. I will be blogging SL9B events that will be happening during June 2012. I believe Linden Lab will be adding SL9B community supported events on the Second Life Destination Guide soon.

Flufee on a Meshion – Episode 13: [Mika’s Box]


Check out this brand new episode (14) of Flufee on a Meshion featuring Mika’s Box and more great things. What do you think of Flufee on a Meshion videos so far ? 🙂 

Kaito helps Mika recover a mysterious box….what does this have to with Flufee? Watch, find out & enjoy pondering life’s persistent questions….

BURN2 Occuplaya 2012 Press Release


The BURN2 team in Second Life has released this immediate press release for Occuplaya 2012 which is a SL supported community event and is one of the precompresson events leading up to the big BURN2 event happening later this year. 179 days left until BURN2 2012. 

BURN2 Occuplaya 2012 Event Details

  • Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April 2012
  • BURN2 Deep Hole region
  • All welcome to attend! 🙂
  • Don’t miss this one!

History of Burning Life/BURN2 can be found here.

http://www.burn2.org
info@burn2.org

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2012

Occuplaya
The Equinox has come and gone! Return to the Playa! Occuplaya 4/27 – 4/29

Spring or Fall? Depends on the hemisphere! We mark the change of seasons with many events, pageants, play, tomfoolery, and absurdity. Tis the season to join your fellow Burners and return to Deep Hole! Come party and play with an astounding line up of DJs and live music. Plus, in the Art Gallery, there will be poetry events throughout the weekend.

It’s time to return! Time to recall that this little slice of the virtual Black Rock Desert is our Home! Its our Playa! So come on back and we’ll occupy it for the weekend! Bring your friends, bring strangers, robots, petites, furries, mer, fae, role players, and everyone else! We are all friends that have been acquainted or just met!

Occuplaya is just one of many 10 Principles-precompresson events leading up to the big BURN2 event. Come get a taste of what Burning Man on the Playa is all about!

When: 4/27 – 4/29
Where: BURN2 Deep Hole
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/224/92/25

Activities:
See amazing art from our invited artists:
Mikati Slade – Japan
Takni Miklos – Spain
Fuschia Nightfire – Canada
Town Hall Meetings:
Express yourself at BURN2 Townhalls 4/27 3:00 p.m. SLT and 4/28 9:00 a.m. SLT
Music:
Join us at the porta potty stage to hear DJ sets and live music

Come join us for a celebration of art, art cars, burning fun and frolic around the Maypole! Please note to frolic EARLY around the Maypole — as it does look flammable!

For a complete schedule of activities and events, Please see our website at: http://www.burn2.org/occuplaya

BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups.

The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

We’d like to encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content

Want more information? Check out these resources
Website: http://burn2.org
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/burn2/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BURN_two
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/burn2/

Contact people:
Contact: Emcee Widget
emceewidget@gmail.com

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Bay City 4th anniversary in Second Life poster


Check out this new Bay City SL 4th anniversary poster at Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel. Bay City 4th anniversary in Second life will be hosted this year on Sunday 20th May 2012 starting at 12:30 pm SLT. Details below!

  • Parade from 12:30pm to 1:30pm SLT 20th May 2012
  • Meet at the Bandshell in Bay City – Harwich (11, 11, 24) at 12pm SLT
  • Ample viewing area along the route
  • Live entertainment at Bay City Fairground in North Channel 

Check out my snapshot of Bay City taken at 5:42am SLT today.

Bay City Map (20th January 2012 )

SL9B no centralised party by Linden Lab this year


I was very disappointed to hear that Linden Lab will not be hosting a big birthday centralised party for SL9B this year. Instead the lab wants the Second Life community to host their own events to mark SL9B around the grid in June 2012. I have always enjoyed every year visiting the birthday events, seeing all the great builds and creativity all in one place. I guess it’s the end for Linden Lab events with the SL community which is not good at all and I say this because in the past few years I have noticed Linden Lab doesn’t host big events like they used to.

Events (including regions) axed by Linden Lab in recent years.

  • Burning Life
  • Winterfest
  • Snowball fights
  • Valentines
  • Halloween
  • Linden Prize (2011)
  • SL Birthday (2012)
The SL blog announcement by Linden Lab on 17th April 2012.

Second Life’s 9th Birthday is coming up in June! This year it’s all about you — the denizens of the grid, the sultans of Second Life  and connoisseurs of creativity— and we want to highlight the many unique and innovative ways the community has made Second Life their own.

This year we will focus the spotlight on community events.  No one throws a better event or party than the Second Life community! If you’re having an event to celebrate Second Life turning nine, we want to know about it!

Submit your event or party information to the Second Life Destination Guide by emailing editor@lindenlab.com with the subject line “SL9B Event.” Some events will likely be featured on Second Life social media, so keep an eye on FacebookGoogle PlusTumblrPlurk and Pinterest! If you take snapshots at any of the events, share them with us on Facebook for a chance to be chosen as the Pic of the Day.

Let’s get the party started!

There is mixed views on the SL Forums and SLUniverse Forums about this announcement on SL9B.

SL Birthday Historical Links

I would like to see the SL community organise something like BURN2 for SL9B which would be interesting and I think is really worth doing this year. 4-6+ regions would be a good amount depending on if anyone wants to help fund (costings) the event like BURN2.

What are your views on SL9B ?

Press Release LEA & 48 Hour Film Project Machinima Premiere this weekend


Pete Linden posted a group notice yesterday evening via the Second Life Press Corps group about a press release for the upcoming screening of entries to the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project inworld. The screening will take place on Saturday 14th April 2012 at 11pm SLT for those that live in the USA first. Screenings for Australia is set for 4pm SLT and Europe is set for 8am SLT on Sunday April 15th 2012. Visit the LEA Theater in Second Life to watch them: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/223/223/21

Check out the press release below via Chantal Harvey.

I’ll be most likely be watching the Europe showing this Sunday because I live in the UK and 8am SLT works well for me. Wooooot!!!!

http://www.48hourfilm.com/machinima/
http://48machinima.project48.com.au/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linden Endowment of the Arts Hosts Project 48 Machinima Premiere Screening in Second Life APR 14.

USA PDT (SL time): 11 pm, April 14 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Due to timezones, this corresponds with:
Australia (Sydney): 4 pm, April 15
Europe (CET) : 8 am, April 15

The global sensation that is the 48 Hour Film Project comes to the virtual world of Second Life on with an exclusive inworld screening of all entries from the 2012 Machinima 48 Hour Film Project, accompanied by film crew interviews and a presentation by Emmy nominated Film SFX supervisor Tony Dyson.

22 teams have entered the world famous 48 Hour Film Project Machinima, where crews must create a movie within exactly 48 hours: write, shoot, edit and score it. With 3 required elements (prop, character and line of dialogue) and a randomly-assigned genre, filmmakers must work fast to create high-speed cinematic history. In the Project 48 Machinima edition, films are created within games and online platforms.

The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) is a resident-managed agency within the world of Second Life, tasked with nurturing and promoting the arts community within the virtual world. LEA’s new Media Arts Center specifically works with awareness, education and development of virtual world-generated video (machinima) and will be hosting this screening within its new LEA Theater, a high-tech facility designed for cutting-edge media events.

The program will also feature the head of jury, noted Emmy-nominated special effects supervisor Tony Dyson (Moonraker, Dragon Slayer, Star Wars, Altered States) delivering his jury keynote speech before the official awards ceremony. This event will be streamed live to the Casula Powerhouse Theater in Sydney, Australia.
Other judges; Sean Callinan, Paul Nunes, Chris Howlett, Dan Graf, Trace Sanderson (aka Lainy Voom) and event host Phaylen Fairchild.
The winning film will represent the 48HFPmachinima at the Filmapalooza Filmfestival 2012, in Los Angeles, and take away a grande first prize of 3,000 australian dollars.

WHEN: APR 14 at 11PM SLT/PDT
WHERE: LEA Theater in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/223/223/21
SITE: http://www.48hourfilm.com/machinima/
and: http://48machinima.project48.com.au/

Producers:
Chantal Harvey and Tom Papas.